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Hello! - Need napkin advise

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Hello,

I'm brand new on this site so please forgive me if I'm out of line with my question. I'm just in the process of starting a restaurant in a luxury inn I own. I don't have a chef as yet (still looking in Central Alberta if anyone is interested) but need to order napkins and other products to get things set up. Can anyone recommend the best cloth napkins to buy? I want a crisp white napkin, high end quality, large, little if no ironing and of course, stain resistant. Any suggestions? I won't be using table cloths on an ongoing basis, just for weddings and banquets, so I will need them as well.

Cheers,

Terri

post #2 of 6

Hi Terri, welcome to Cheftalk, are you sure you want to buy napkins ??? most want to go through a laundry service ....ChefBillyB

post #3 of 6

80% cotton 20% other. Cotton has the touch and absorbing quality.you want

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Thanks for the tip. Do you know of a certain brand name you can recommend? The places I've been checking out sell mostly polyester.

 

Cheers,

Terri 

post #5 of 6
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Yes, I know but we're in the country and do all our own laundry service anyway. Only 10 rooms so it's manageable and our restaurant is only 36 seats so we're hoping it's doable. Right now I've got 100% cotton napkins that I use for my breakfast service and I have to iron them too much plus they look a bit worn after a few washings. I just want to make sure I buy the best type so I don't have to iron them and they'll look great for a long time. It's the little tips that can make all the difference so I appreciate the advice from those in the know.

 

Cheers,

Terri

post #6 of 6

Reason they look worn is you most likely add bleach. Commercial linen companies don't use cause it rots the napkin. Many of them clean with live steam.and other not rotting solvents.Tell you the truth never really looked at brand.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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