Complete Your Cookouts With Drinks, Sides, Ice & Nostalgic Dinnerware

Jul 15, 2019 | Foodservice Industry, Product Info

Earlier this month, we featured meat prep equipment and grills to give customers Instagram-worthy eats. This week, we show you how to add fantastic drinks, sides, and dinnerware to complete your summer grilled meals.

Drinks and Sides

No barbecue is complete without awesome drinks and sides. Keep customers happy and reap extra profits selling everything from crispy onion rings to sweet sangria. 


The Pitco VF35 Fryer is the first-ever Energy Star qualified value-priced fryer. It uses 35 percent less gas but pumps out 70,000 BTU of heat. It also holds up to 35 pounds of oil, so you can fry up large batches of fries to go along with grilled burgers or butterfly shrimp to pair with steaks or tempura vegetables for seared fish fillets. The options are endless. 


Grilled entrees go great with a glass of wine or a fruity cocktail. Make wine and fruit juice using the durable, vintage-style Wine Press from Weston. Its 16-quart capacity cage can quickly press and pulp grapes, pears, apples, and other fruits to yield up to three gallons of juice for fermentation or immediate drinking. Guests will not only love that drinks are made in-house, but they also won’t hesitate to pay more for such freshness.

Drink and Dinnerware That’s Perfect for Summer Barbecues

Every summer cookout needs the right drink and dinnerware.

Steelite’s Drinique drinkware is stunning and the line is always being updated with new colors to add extra pop and pizazz to any table. The Elite Blu style is extra trendy and perfect for any summer barbecue lunch or dinner. Plus, Drinique is surprisingly tough. Each product is made from Tritan™ Copolyester material, meaning they are virtually indestructible and stay clear no matter how many times they go through the dishwasher.

American Metalcraft’s clever Melamine Paper Plates will dress up your patio or dining room tables while giving your guests a bit of down-home, picnic-style nostalgia. They look exactly like the traditional white Dixie-brand paper plates you’d see stacked by the grill during a cookout, but, surprise! They’re made out of sturdy, durable, and easy-to-clean melamine. 

For outdoor events, CAMBRO has everything covered to create a cool bar setup for drinks or even burger fixings. Portable Sliding Lid Ice Caddies can hold cubed or block ice for days, and be wheeled around to various stations.

The ice caddies are great for supplying CAMBRO GoBox Top Loaders that can hold cold burger fixings, like pickles or tomato slices. These boxes are made from extremely tough expanded polypropylene that keeps food safe for up to four hours. 


Add ice to a CAMBRO Cambars® 650 to keep guests from getting parched. These portable bars have casters and can be moved virtually anywhere. You can stock an entire bar of bottles and cans within the interior shelves to make cookout cocktails.

Transport And Store Grilled Delights

Last but not least, there are a number of storage units for transporting fresh food items or keeping leftovers for future use. CAMBRO GoBoxes are the perfect solution to both transport and store virtually anything, including cold drinks or fried foods. They can keep food hot or cold for hours. The same goes for insulated GoBags and Front-Loading Food Pan Carriers.

Contact Us To Keep The Party Going All Summer Long

Talk to us about any of these products or let us help you solve your most pressing commercial kitchen dilemmas.