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From matt mix & match to cocktails in chip pots: Utopia Tableware Roadshow 2023
 Hitting the 2023 sweet spot: pale mix and match matts, wine in tumblers, cocktails in chip pots, and stacking ramekins

Utopia’s 2023 Roadshow highlights this year’s tableware trends

Utopia held its biggest product launch in a decade at Ambiente in January.  Of course, not every distributor and customer was able to get to the show, so for those who missed it the company hit the road during February and March, touring Ireland and the UK with its 400-plus new lines.   The Utopia Roadshow 2023 visited Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Norwich and Manchester, finishing off in Leeds. 

“We are super-proud of our new products,” says Josh Rammel, Utopia’s marketing manager.  “We wanted to give people the chance to experience them first hand and figured the best way to do that was to take them on tour.” 

The roadshow also gave Utopia the opportunity to talk to dealers and customers about what they are looking for right now.  “Pale colours and whites, often matt, mixed and matched, and textures are all on-trend right now,” says Josh.  “Small plates are huge!  Again, it’s about mixing and matching, so we’ve added a lot of 7” plates to our ranges to meet the demand. 

“On the drinks side, a trend that’s growing is serving wine in tumblers, French-peasant style.  There’s also quite a few bars using our chip pots to service cocktails.  Interestingly, London cocktails tend to be served in smaller glasses than elsewhere – so we are offering a wide range of glass sizes. 

“Another new line that made a big impact is our metal stacking ramekins – they come in different finishes and are great for serving, for example, snacks or oil and vinegar for dipping.” 

For anyone who missed the tour and is looking for new ideas and concepts, Utopia has two showrooms where they can experience the company’s latest lines. They are in London, in Gilbert Place, Holborn, and at Utopia’s head office in Langham Park, Chesterfield. 

Utopia is the market leader in tableware and glassware for the hospitality industry.  The company’s products are available through distributors.  Alongside a dynamic and innovative range of tableware, cutlery, glassware, plastic drinkware, barware and foodservice equipment, Utopia also offers a specialist branded glassware service.  For more information and details of local stockists visit, email or call +44 (0) 1246 858800. 



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