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Oneida’s New Plate Envy™ 3D Tabletop Design Tool

By Randy Baum


Foodservice operators are constantly looking for new ways to design a tabletop that will enhance the overall dining experience for their guests. Much like the creation of the food that the chef brings to the table, the presentation of the table itself is an art form, and plays an important role in the overall dining experience. Fortunately, the innovative minds at Oneida Foodservice have recognized the need for a simple, easy-to-use tool to help operators design the perfect tabletop to match their vision.


Enter Plate Envy™.


Gone are the days of flipping through endless pages of tabletop catalogs just to find that perfect piece. In fact, Oneida’s new Plate Envy™ 3D tabletop design tool eliminates the need to ever open another catalog again. So, how does it work?


Oneida breaks it down into 3 simple steps: Discover. Visualize. Sample.


The process starts with answering a series of questions to determine your restaurant’s style, setting, and cuisine. Plate Envy then provides a list of recommendations based on those answers.


Here’s where the magic happens…


From those recommendations, you are able to pick and choose your favorite patterns, and Plate Envy will generate a realistic 3D rendering of your selections on the fly, so you can visualize exactly what it will look like on the table. The process then concludes with the delivery of a sample order so you can view your selections first-hand in your own space.


So, what are you waiting for? Head over to and try it for yourself.