Creamers are an absolute necessity for any restaurant, hotel or catering business that serves coffee. They are available in a variety of materials, from stainless steel to porcelain. Some restaurants leave a creamer at every table for self-service, while others have their servers offer the cream to the table. A commercial creamer should be attractive in appearance and dishwasher safe. If you are looking for a creamer to leave at the table, choose one with a lid so that the cream will remain protected throughout the day.
Another option is to choose a small-capacity open-top creamer and refill every time the table turns over. If your server will be pouring the cream, consider a high-capacity insulated cream server. Bell-shaped creamers are the most popular of styles, and they are easy to pour and visually appealing. If you will keep creamers at the server station until guests arrive at the table, look for stackable creamers to save space. On the other hand, if style is a primary concern, go with a footed creamer or an elegant porcelain model.