10 New Products Launching at Fine Foods Sydney

Table Direct are exhibiting at Fine Foods Sydney, displaying Eco Serve & Eco Burner, along with a snapshot of the latest ranges Figgjo, Pordamsa, Mepra, Seltmann & Toyo Sasaki. We are well known for our beautiful ranges of tableware and buffet displays, but we are here to let you know we are now much more!

In addition to our existing ranges of innovative and stylish live cooking and buffet equipment brands such as Livecookintable, Spring & Höller Buffet Solutions, we are also excited to launch 10 innovative new products to the Australian market


1 – Kopa Charcoal Grilling Ovens – more information

2 – Venta Design Portable Buffet Display – More Information

3 – Höller Hot PLUS Cold Lamp in one

4 – Sanodegusto Tableware with integrated heating and cooling technology – more information

5 – Kopa Charcoal Robata Grill – more information

6 – Temptainer Self Contained Hot / Cold / Both Trolleys – more information

7 – Höller Heat Lamps

8 – Frilich Picknick Buffet Display with integrated static cooling

9 – Heiss Cast Aluminium Induction Cookware. Cast Iron Look – 1/3 of the weight

10 – Gastros Invisible Induction

Where – ICC, Darling Habour, Sydney

When – 9th-12th September 2019

Stand – HT24

We look forward to welcoming you to our booth, walk you through our products and discuss our unbeatable show specials

For more information, contact us or visit our website

Phone: 1300 822 533 or +61 7 3397 0595




It’s Time For Action on Waste


The time is now for not only corporate responsibility but for all of us to take action. It’s time now!

Why critical?

In the past, we have sent huge amounts of waste to predominantly countries such as China, India and Indonesia for processing. Well that has all stopped! These countries are now refusing to accept our trash which leaves us with a huge problem! Australia doesn’t have the infrastructure to process our waste and is now getting to crisis point

Check this Bloomberg story (after a short advert). Bloomberg outlines that Humans are expected to generate 3.4 billion tons of trash annually by 2050. But countries are running out of places to put it. (Source: Bloomberg)


Eco Burner

We introduced Eco Burner to Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands in early 2017. Eco Burner is a Marine Grade Stainless Steel, refillable heating device for chafing dishes on buffets. It is refilled using a clean burning, sustainable butane/propane fuel out of a fully recyclable can. Eco Burner is replacing toxic chemical burners called gels and wick that, once used….AND NEVER FULLY USED….is thrown into landfill!

Since introducing Eco Burner into the competitive Australian buffet fuel market, we have grown rapidly from Zero, thanks to our environmental and safety conscious customers. Although still commanding less than an estimated 5% of the Australian market, we have already made astonishing environmental advancements since launching in 2017:

Our collective Australian customers have reduced their carbon footprint and landfill waste!



*Based on independent study by Carbon Footprint – See report

** Eco Burner is a refillable stainless steel recepticle. Fuel Cans are fully recyclable. Chemical burners contain left over hazardous waste and at minimum residual hazardous waste which needs to go into landfill. Based on average 2 hour fuel can weighing 50 grams empty and includes average 30% wastage

If Eco Burner has just 5% of the market, the national buffet fuel usage could reduce carbon emissions by 1,220 tonnes & reduce landfill waste by 440 tonnes per year. That is a great step forward for hospitality sustainability!

Other benefits of Eco Burner

  • Safer – Eco Burner turns off when tipped over or when chafing dishes run out of water and is cool to touch
  • Non-Toxic – Chemical Burners create toxic fumes and is dangerous when breathed. Face masks and gloves should be worn
  • Cheaper – Because you use 100% of the fuel, there is no wastage PLUS you generally only need one per chafer
  • Versatile – Eco Burner won’t go out in the wind.



Did you know?

Australia has around 600 officially registered landfill sites and as many as 2,000 unregulated landfill sites? That’s one for every 8,500 Australians! What?

Source: The Conversation – Story


To take the message a step further, we introduced Eco Serve! The latest innovation in beautiful, sustainable and portable buffet presentations. Eco Serve is a slick, waterless replacement for chafing dishes which is powered by Eco Burner. In addition to Eco Burner’s environmental benefits, Eco Serve’s unique heating design uses less fuel than conventional chafing dishes with the main benefit being it requires absolutely no water. The average chafing dish requires between 2 – 4 litres of water. We have also adopted easy to remove bowls unlike standard chafing dishes which are extremely hard to remove. This promotes fresher food, more often… and much less waste!

Eco Serve is perfect for all day buffets, weddings, functions, meeting rooms, private parties and more.

Find out more about Eco Serve

PAGE – https://www.tabledirect.com.au/eco-serve/ 

LATEST BLOG – https://www.tabledirect.com.au/eco-serve-safe-green-stylish/

CUSTOMER GALLERY – https://www.tabledirect.com.au/eco-serve-gallery-worldwide-customers/

Temptainer – Hot, Cold & Combination Food Transport Trolleys

Temptainer is the new generation of high quality stainless steel boxes from Hallins. The aim is the same as before – to create the absolute best conditions to preserve the essence of good food, all the way from kitchen to table. The right temperature with low energy consumption and the right design for perfect hygiene and healthy working environment are of utmost importance.

A flexible and easy way to transport food

It is easy to be fond of Temptainers food transport trolleys. When you choose a food trolley from Temptainer , you get many advantages

  • Constant temperature retention
  • Hygienic cabinet, easy-to-clean
  • Stainless steel (robust and durable)
  • Climate Smart (long service life and low energy consumption)
  • Hot, cold or neutral (combine in one cart)
  • Easy to transport (easy-rolling castors)

Custom Wrap Your Temptainer

Why not wrap your temptainer? We can custom foil your trolley with your company’s logo / imagery, a cartoon theme for children’s hospital or just pimp it up!

Temptainers food transport trolleys are available in three different models:

Single deisgn trolley with one space. The food transport trolley is available in different sizes and in different versions such as neutral, convection heating, compressor cooling and Peltier cooling.

Trolley with two stacked compartments. The trolley provides the possibility of transporting both hot and cold food. Available in different variants and sizes.

Trolley with double compartments, side by side. Comes in serveral combinations with neutral, heating and cooling storage. Available in different variants and sizes.

For more information on the huge range, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 822 533 (+61 7 3397 0595 outside Australia) or email info@tabledirect.com.au . More contact details here

Sanodegusto Tableware with Intergrated Hot & Cold Holding Technology

Sanodegusto is a striking range of tableware, plates and platters with integrated Tempcontrol technology. Simply put, you store your plates in either in a warmer or freezer and then once taken out, Tempcontrol technology slowly releases the hot or cold. What’s even more amazing is the hot version drops to 55ºC quickly and then maintains that temperature for over 30 minutes

What is Tempcontrol® technology?

Tempcontrol® is a revolutionary, integrated heating and cooling technology for tableware. The technology consists of a heat- or cold-stimulating material. It keeps tableware either warm or cold longer than any existing tableware.

Your food will always be served at the right temperature with all flavours preserved. Sanodegusto tableware gives you more time to plate and serve your dish. Also, there is no need to rush while eating, as Tempcontrol® guarantees the perfect temperature of the plate until the end of the dinner.

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Best Uses

  • Room Service – No need for hot boxes or refrigerated trolleys

  • Canapés – serve food at the right temperature for longer

  • Aged Care and Health Care – Serve food at the right temperature with out the need for expensive heated or refrigerated meal delivery trolleys

For more information on Sanodegusto or to discover the range of colours and textures, download the catalogue below:

Eco Serve Gallery – Worldwide Customers

Eco Serve, powered by Eco Burner is a sleek, waterless alternative to chafing dishes. Eco Serve is safe, environmentally friendly, versatile, portable & extremely cost effective! Eco Serve has now made it’s mark in dozens of countries worldwide and is used in a variety of locations from creative caterers in Australia to 5 star hotel buffets in Dubai to rustic outdoor settings on the beaches of Mexico and Bahamas.

Below is a gallery of some of the uses Eco serve is used around the world!

For more information, check out below link to discover the benefits of Eco Serve:



More about ECO BURNER

Contact Us:

1300 822 533 (within Australia)

+61 7 3397 0595



Kopa – Professional Charcoal Cooking & Grilling Solutions


Table Direct are proud to announce that we are the new distributors of Kopa Professional Charcoal Ovens.

Kopa Ovens manufacture a brilliant range of professional cooking solutions. The Kopa range is lead by its flagship product, Kopa Charcoal Oven Grills. Not to be outdone, the rest of the range consists of Parilla Grills, Robata Grills, Yakitori & Hibachi Grills.

Kopa Professional Charcoal Oven Grill

The Kopa Charcoal Oven Grill is the perfect combination of a grill and charcoal oven. Controlled smouldering of the charcoal inside the grill charcoal oven prevents flames from breaking out, which is why the surface of the food isn’t scorched, and the high-quality insulation system allows you to prepare succulent dishes quickly with a unique BBQ aroma. Our products are the end result of a highly technological process, with economical energy use and elegant design at an affordable price. We provide various optional extras to help you adapt your Kopa to adapt to your demands and combine with other high-end kitchen equipment to form the complete image of a modern kitchen.


Kopa Professional Charcoal Ovens have better charcoal consumption, lower heat emission, better ergonomics and much more aesthetically pleasing

Kopa Professional Charcoal Oven Grills come in three sizes and accessories include: Under Storage Cabinet, Open Heating Rack, Heating Cabinet & open trolley. Available in four colours: Red, Stainless Steel with gold handles, Brown and Black.



Kopa Hot & Cold Smoking Oven

KOPA smoking oven is a versatile hot and cold charcoal smoker/oven with added speed of electrical heating.
KOPA smoking oven is a traditional wood oven for the restaurant of the 21st century.
Slowly cooked dishes that were till now possible to prepare only with a use of traditional wood ovens and cooking methods, can now be prepared in an oven that is hygienically suited for restaurants and is electronically controlled for the ease of use.

Smoking oven brings traditional oven cooking into a restaurant. This one-of-a-kind oven helps you prepare slow-cooked meat, fish and vegetables with a wonderful flavour of charcoal.

With special wood blocks, you can add wood smoke and turn your Smoking oven into a South American barbeque smoker and prepare dishes like briskets, pulled pork, ribs, smoked sausages etc.


Kopa Robata

Robata is a long-standing Japanese grilling tradition. The origins go back to ancient fishermen in northern Japan who took boxes of hot coals with them on their boats to heat and grill the fish they caught.
Modern Robata is a type of charcoal grill modelled after those coal boxes. In Japanese and Asian kitchens Robata grills are mostly used to grill in front of guests.

The versatility of the Robata grill makes it very suitable for all kinds of cuisines and all kinds of grilled dishes. The Layout of the Robata grill allows for many different heat zones that can be used for grilling or heating of food.

Just like other KOPA products, KOPA ROBATA is a high-quality product using high-end steels and is built to last. We use only high-grade insulation materials that, together with naturally ventilated housing, prevent excessive heat-up of external surfaces. Different layouts ensure maximum adaptability of KOPA ROBATA in your kitchen.

Kopa Robata Grills come in two sizes: Grill Area: 670mm x 350mm  or 1,130mm x 350mm

Configurations: Drop-in / Counter-top – with or without side tables & basting pans / on a purpose-built trolley -with or without side tables & basting pans


Kopa Parilla

The design and appearance of the Kopa Parilla ensure that wherever you place it is bound to make a statement and draw the customers eyes to the action around it and increase sales of your grilled food. It is not just a grill it is a show maker and an entertainer all in one.

Our goal was to create a grill that is beautiful to look at, performs wee, is easy to use, easy to clean and a grill that can endure the hard everyday conditions of a professional kitchen for many years to come. And we believe that we more than succeeded in that quest.

Kopa Parilla is designed with a lifting and tilting grill rack that offers you multiple grilling possibilities. You can easily lift or lower the rack to increase or decrease the cooking temperature. By correctly controlling the distance between the food and the coals you are able to easily find a perfect temperature every time, saving you from having to move coals around or wait for heat levels to reduce.
Grill rack consists of removable V-grooved grill racks. The V-groove grate provides a sturdier cooking surface and more even heat distribution than typical wire-grate barbeques. The grilling surface which sits at a slight angle allows the juices that drip from the meat to run down the channel and collect in the drip pan attached to the grill rack. This design eliminates most fire flare-ups. The taste of meat is purer and feels less smoky.

For easy cleaning, you can easily remove the grill rack inserts and clean the fire pit.

The grill rack can be inclined up to 25o. That ensures you to control the grilling temperature just by moving meat from the front of the grill to the back. You can slowly gill your stakes to perfection with beautiful and even colour on the inside. Your customers are going to love you for that, and revenue will increase.

There is also a fixed resting rack above the lifting rack, where you can rest your steaks or preheat bigger chunks of meat before grilling.

The fire pit is made out of heavy duty refractory bricks that retain a lot of heat and this translates in a more even heat for easier and more consistent grilling. These bricks are also very durable and will last much longer than a comparable fire pit made out of steel.



Kopa Yakitori & Hibachi Grills

KOPA Hibachi and Yakitori grills are stylish tabletop grills intended for temporary or everyday use in a kitchen or in front of a customer. The firebox is separated from the frame so you can place them on a stainless steel table without worrying that the stainless steel is going to turn yellow beneath the grill. The firebox is built out of 5 mm steel that ensures a stable grilling temperature and a long life of the grill in a harsh kitchen environment. They can be used with a griddle or with horizontal supports for grilling of meat on skewers



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Eco Serve – Safe, Green & Stylish

EcoServe is powered by EcoBurner and is changing the style of buffets worldwide while saving water, reducing waste going to landfill and cutting carbon emissions.

Top Hotel News, May 2019

See what else Top Hotel News said about Eco Serve in their May article.

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About Eco Serve

EcoServe is a sleek, waterless food warming solution designed to create a brand new look for Buffets, Canapés, Corporate, Functions, Home Entertaining and Private Suites.
Thanks to the addition of the EcoServe cooling system, EcoServe is now a complete food presentation solution. You can now serve food hot or cold for buffets, corporate suite, outside catering and much more. No need for cables or transporting water 
Transform your EcoServe into a cold station to keep dishes cool for up to five hours per unit.
Freeze the EcoServe cool pack overnight and then simply remove the hotplate and heat pan from the EcoServe and swap it for the frozen cool pack that’s custom made to fit exactly.
Cold seafood or salad is now an option as your guests can enjoy hot or cold dishes presented in EcoServe.


The Most Cost Effective Food Warming Solution on the Market

You only need to run Eco Burner on the lowest setting to maintain perfect food temperatures. Running Eco Burner on low plus the unique thermal heating techology ensures that one Eco Burner can last over 8 hours before being refilled. In addition, it only takes around 5 minutes to heat up. With low capital setup costs and low hourly running costs, Eco Serve is hard to beat

Flexible Food Serving Solution

In addition to the Eco Serve cool pack to serve cool products, Eco Burner is adjustable in temperature. Turn Eco Burner up & add a little water to steam products like dim sims, dumplings and seafoods etc. We have even slow cooked a casserole in a cast iron pot using Eco Serve.

Environmentally Friendly

There’s no other way to put it, Gels & Wicks are Toxic. The fact is that after the buffet is finished, gel and wick cans are NEVER empty. So, this toxic waste is then going into waste and then landfill. You use 100% of Eco Burner fuel because Eco Burner itself is refillable and when the fuel can is empty, it is safe to be disposed of in standard recycling


Gels and wicks are also dangerous. How many times after the buffet is finished have you seen someone blow out the gel to see a puff of smoke blow into their face. This is toxic carbon monoxide! How many times have you seen someone tip over a gel and a tablecloth or even their apron catch fire? What about the fact that you can barely see the flame and therefore hard to know if it is lit, have you seen them get thrown out still alight? The patented Eco Burner has a number of safety mechanisms and features such as: overturn shut-off switch / high heat shut-off switch / visible, clean burning radiant flame / cool to touch / on-off dial.

In addition, Eco Serve is waterless and therefore staff don’t have to carry hot water to the buffet any more.


The Eco Burner is a fantastic product since we have started to use the Eco Burner we have been able to be more flexible with where we can hold functions due to the Eco Burner being windproof. The Eco Burner is always cool to touch even after hours of use making it much easier to handle compared to old gels&wicks that often required a heatproof glove to get in and out from the chafing dish, the safety features the Eco burner has met all of our ambitious safety standards which is one of the reasons why we made the switch to the Eco Burner. The Eco Burner is able to keep a chafing dish at the optimal temperature with only one unit whereas I would have needed 2 or 3 gels before to keep the same dish hot, with such an improved level of performance it was a pretty easy decision to make stop using gels and start using Eco Burner.

With all of the above advantages of the Eco Burner and the savings, we make due to the lower running cost of the Eco Burner and the 0% wastage I can confidently recommend the Eco Burner to anyone.


Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort has been awarded Advanced Eco Certification by Ecotourism Australia. Located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, The Resort has been recognised as one of the leading ecologically sustainable tourism operators in Australia, providing guests with an opportunity to experience and learn about the Island’s unique ecosystem with minimal impact. We are constantly trying to improve the standards of our operation and implement eco-initiatives to make the island a role model in best environmental practice.  Eco-burner is part of our strategy.  Apart from being an extremely cost-effective and safer product, eco-burner is environmentally friendly with no fuel waste. Carbon emissions are reduced by 75%. We are very pleased with this product.


By making the change from gels to Eco Burner we have noticed a reduction in running cost thanks to the Eco Burner being refillable, there are 0% waste and the fact that you only need one Eco Burner per food station makes the Eco Burner an easy choice for our market place experience. The Eco Burner’s 75% reduction of carbon emissions is another bonus as we want to do what we can to become a more environmentally friendly hotel.



More about Eco Serve – CLICK HERE

More about Eco Burner – CLICK HERE

Download Eco serve Catalogue – CLICK HERE


Within Australia – 1300 822 533

Outside Australia – +61 7 3397 0595

Email – CLICK HERE or info@tabledirect.com.au

Illuminate Your Event Space With Venta Design

Venta Design developed an elegant buffet furniture range for the high demands of the hotel industry and for exclusive events. It is equipped with a range of technical features to keep dishes hot or cold.

We offer exclusive buffet tables with integrated devices, which are installed below the table-top and are almost invisible. The need for a clean and clear table surface is not affected by this functionality.

The VENTA buffet tables are meticulously designed, down to the smallest detail. They have an elegant and high-quality design, but also have a level of flexibility and functionality that allows them to meet the diverse requirements of the hotel, events and catering industry. The buffet tables can be assembled and disassembled in just a few simple steps and without the need for any tools. Thanks to the sophisticated trolley system, the buffet tables can be transported and stored in even the smallest spaces. Some of the applications of use of Venta Design Furniture are: Nesting tables, induction buffet, live cooking, cold table, bar & cocktail tables and much more.

Venta Design system has the option of panels which can be illuminated with an LED lighting system, giving a stunning look for any dining room, lobby or event space. We also offer foldable cocktail tables with a rechargeable LED lighting panel.

Start Small and Build Your System Gradually

Why not start with a basic Venta Design portable table or even a nesting set. Then with time and as budget allows, add new components such as: Induction Heating, Hot PLUS Cold, Cool Plates, Teppan Grill, Induct Cook, Heat Bridge, Plate Warmers, Side Panels, LED Lighting and more!

Assembly and Variety of Uses Video:

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+61 7 3397 0595 – Outside Australia



Mepra – Stile by Pininfarina / Luxury Customisation

Thanks to its unmistakable style, this design house has given life to some of the most stunning cars in automobile history and objects that entered in the dreams of generations of people. More than 85 years in creating beauty allow to give life to unique objects touching every aspect of the human experience.

Mepra solid experience and Pininfarina constant aesthetic research have created a flatware collection in the pursuit of timeless values: Beauty, Purity, Innovation. With its contemporary, essential look, STILE brings elegance without forgoing functionality.

The pureness of the lines and the clean, essential geometries shape a collection in which function and style reach the perfect balance. Not only stylistic research, but also attention to safety, ergonomics and functionality, make STILE an expression of the highest Italian quality and the proof of an innovative approach to design, focused on people’s wishes and needs… now awarded with a ‘Red Dot Design Award’.

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Mepra from Brescia, Italy produce a magnificent range of flatware, holloware and other high-end stainless steel products. Design, innovation and unsurpassed quality are all focuses of Mepra, who produce beautiful products for four and five star hotels, fine dining restaurants and the discerning home culinaire. MEPRA portray Italian tradition, culture, and style and are proponents of the “Made in Italy” concept in which through fashion, design, and food, is being shown worldwide what the meaning of Italian life style truly is. Mepra is known worldwide through designers and buyers as the manufacturer to go to for high-end customisation. Some of Mepra’s capabilities:

  • Custom finishes such as vintage, distressed, brushed, polished in a range of titanium embedded colours.
  • Custom styles in hollow-ware such as wine coolers, table accessories and trolleys
  • Intricate laser engraving – logos and designs

Contact us for custom designs & samples



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