By Alan NeSmith, President, Oren International
Aug. 25, 2023 - Paper is paper, right? Not necessarily. Although butcher paper and freezer paper can be used for similar purposes in the food service industry, that doesn't make them the same thing. Custom paper products not only help improve a restaurant's image, but they also help staff to prepare and serve food safely and easily. It's essential to choose paper products carefully and stock your restaurant with the items that will keep your business running smoothly and efficiently.
Butcher paper and Freezer paper are the most commonly used food service papers and have some shared properties, but there are key differences. Both of these products have important applications in restaurants, and if you know the difference, you may be able to use them to your advantage.
Butcher paper is inexpensive and comes in different widths. You can get butcher paper in long rolls, or you can have it cut to specific sheet sizes. You can use it to line food baskets and wrap sandwiches. You can also use butcher paper in lieu of linens by topping your tables with it. When it comes to contact with food, butcher paper works best with dry foods like turkey sandwiches and pita sandwiches. Juicier and greasier foods should be wrapped in a different material, which leads us to our next type of paper.
Freezer paper starts out like butcher paper, simple uncoated paper on rolls, then it is poly coated on one side. This poly coating provides a moisture and vapor barrier that is perfect for containing liquids and grease. Freezer paper is also great for lining baskets that will hold French fries and chips. Delis often use freezer paper for wrapping meat and fish as well. Freezer paper keeps your products fresh and contains the mess.
Oren International is a leading provider of innovative paper solutions. From branded paper for lining restaurant tables and trays to custom paper used for packaging and shipping, Oren International works with distributors and companies around the globe to meet nearly any customized paper need.
SOURCE: Oren International
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