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Catering Season Is Upon Us!

Posted On: May 15, 2015

It’s been a slow Catering Season transition into spring, but as the birds and flowers begin to reappear, as do the weddings and other spirited gatherings. We want to help you prepare by stocking the best of green catering packaging. At The Complete Package there are many options to suit every size and style of catered event.

The Square Bowl by Sabert comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, 8-64oz. and 80, 160 and 320oz. They’re visually attractive with a black base and clear lid, have an efficient design for stacking and space saving, and crack and crush resistant because when you’re transporting large, weighty orders, durability is important.

Fineline is one of the most visually impressive manufacturers of catering goods, and we’re excited to offer you a wide selection of their products for the most special of events. Take a look at Fineline‘s containers and see for yourself why they’re ideal for creative displays.

For an emphasis on catering green, the Ultra Green Compostable Catering Trays are a great choice. Made from 100% renewable natural resources, biodegradable tray, and 100% recyclable lid. The tray is strong and sturdy, won’t allow oil or liquid to soak through.


Versatile Box For Catering

Posted On: May 15, 2015

The Catering Box is a great new product we offer that comes in 2 sizes and is perfect for a variety of catering trays. Made to keep hot food hot and cold food cold, these boxes absorb minor spills and are ideal for both catering delivery and customer pick-up. They’re shipped to you flat to save space, and are easily assemble, stack nicely and is a versatile box for catering.


GreenBox Pizza Box

Posted On: October 05, 2017

Who does not love pizza? It can be a quick grab-and-go meal or an awesome treat to share with friends and family. Now you can help save the environment and impress your customers. The new GreenBox does it all. The easy break away top can be used as plates and if there are leftovers the bottom of the box can be converted into a smaller container that can fit into even the smallest of refrigerators.

The GreenBox Pizza Box (featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, CBS’s Rachael Ray Show etc.) is a multi-functional, eco-friendly pizza box that transforms into four plates & a handy container for leftovers, eliminating the need for wasteful storage materials like disposable plates, plastic wrap & aluminum foil.  Our product is available in 10”, 12”, 14”, 16” and 18”, is customizable to any size and can be produced with artwork in up to four colors on either kraft or white. 

Learn more about our Sustainable Food Packaging products.


Grab And Go Product Feature

Posted On: May 15, 2015

Fabri-Kal Greenware Square Grab and Go – These new compostable takeout containers by Fabrikal are fantastic! We have had many requests over the years for a container with 4 equal compartments and now there is one readily available! The other 2 containers are great, but the 4 compartment is the clear winner among meals with copious amounts of flavors that are not meant to run together! It’s perfect for separating finger foods from their dip, or portions of different sauces while keeping them safe from odor/flavor transfer. Like many of our products, this Grab and Go is made from 100% plant based materials and is compostable.


Go Sleeveless this Winter

Posted On: March 10, 2015

In the past decade our planet has become host to the rising establishment known as the coffee shop. People who were once too intimidated to even order a black coffee from the notoriously snooty counter person known as a “barista” have now completely conformed to the culture by spatting off, “Give me a double, skinny, no foam, sugar free vanilla, extra hot latte with whip and cocoa powder.” We’ll be studied in biology books in the centuries to come as the transitional fossil between the first Seattle coffee shop and our future 3-armed skeleton, with an extra appendage for toting that white paper cup. Well, that is if we don’t drown in all those disposable paper cups before then.

Yes, every paper coffee cup you’ve ever used is still lurking in a landfill somewhere, and they’re gaining on us at an alarming rate. It’s estimated that 58 billion paper cups are thrown away every year, not including recycled cups.  They rarely can be recycled due to the polyethylene lining the interior. Since paper cups are mostly comprised of virgin wood, about 20 million trees are cut down for a year’s worth of cup production. And to make all of these cups we need around 12 billion gallons of water. Many cup manufacturers and their patrons are taking notice of the issue and proactive movements have begun to invent more sustainable ways to serve your favorite bean juice.

The Complete Package is also taking part in this effort by offering coffee cups with a lighter carbon footprint. We now have Moducup paper cups, which boast 25% post consumer recycled paper, and Eco-Wave cups which are designed to eliminate the need for a sleeve; saving the environment and you on cost. The population has spoken, and coffee on the go is here to stay.


Chemical Dosages

Posted On: May 15, 2015

chemdoseThe Hydro AutoDose Dispensing System is a foolproof way to keep chemical dosage precise and at timed intervals. When there’s no room for human error in a busy restaurant, it’s an effortless way to keep grease traps maintained and drains from backing up. The AutoDose’s reliability makes it every professional kitchen owner’s dream turned reality with it’s simple programming and affordable price. Housed in a corrosion resistant cabinet, the Hydro AutoDose is durable and sealed against moisture. Simply mount on top of a 5-gallon pail, choose between an AC power adapter and/or eight D-size batteries, program flow rate/dispense volume/frequency, and clear your conscious knowing the job is under control. Now bask in the amazement of your first robot employee! Hard-working, keeps to himself and doesn’t request a paycheck!


Avoid Soap Contamination By Switching To Sealed Systems

Posted On: January 23, 2019

Experts often cite hand washing as the single most important practice in controlling the spread of germs. But what if washing hands left them more bacteria-ridden than they were before a person washed them? 

These were the findings of several studies, led by Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, on the effects of using hand soap from contaminated refillable dispensers. These dispensers get refilled by pouring in new soap from bulk containers. Samples were taken from soap dispensers in a variety of public restrooms, including those found in shopping malls, office buildings and restaurants.

“Certain types of bacteria will grow well in refillable type dispensers,” says Dr. Gerba. “From what we’ve seen in several studies, 20 to 25 percent [of bulk dispensers] will have large numbers of bacteria at one time or another.”

Bacteria from the “bulk” or refillable soap dispenser will remain on the users’ hands even after using the soap, says Dr. Gerba. These include fecal bacteria, which are very tolerant to soap, as well as pseudomonas arogenosa, which causes skins and eye infections.

“You get more fecal bacteria on your hands than if you stuck your hands in the toilet,” says Dr. Gerba.

Study results further demonstrated that bacteria from contaminated hands can be transferred to secondary surfaces — leading to the conclusion that washing with contaminated soap not only defeats the purpose of hand washing but may contribute to the transmission of potentially harmful bacteria.

So how does bulk soap become contaminated? According soap manufacturers, germs are typically introduced to the dispensers when they are refilled with soap.  

“Any bulk dispenser can come into contact with germs through the environment,” says Dan Renner, director of marketing for Kutol Products Company, Sharonville, Ohio. “It can be via dirty hands, dirty rags, water or particles in the air during the refill process.”

Just as opening the dispenser can introduce germs into the system, opening the bulk soap container can lead to contaminated contents, which are then transferred from the bottle to the dispenser. Dr. Gerba visited two sites where soap was contaminated during the mixing process prior to filling the dispenser. 

“We looked at some barrels that had a slime layer at the bottom,” he says. “So sometimes when they’re mixing and diluting the soap, and then re-containerizing it at their facility, they get a continuous culture of bacteria.”

In some cases, the introduction of contaminants could even be intentional. Refillable soap dispensers are easy targets for vandals, says Thom Wojtkun, market development director for GOJO Industries in Akron, Ohio.

“Open systems are prone to being vandalized,” he says. “Someone with malicious intent can open them and put something into the dispenser. So there’s definitely an unnecessary public health risk [with open systems] due to these contamination sources.” 

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Order Your Custom Print Jobs Now

Posted On: May 15, 2015

front_hi-resIt’s a new year and time to take a fresh approach to your branding.  We all have things that we have been wanting to do for years and never get around to. I imagine that getting personalized products for your location has always been something you were curious about, but didn’t know where to start.

I take pride in going the extra step for my clients and to be sure they stand out from competition and highly recommend customizing items such as bags, cups,coffee sleeves, napkins and boxes.  These simple items make a big impact on brand recognition and I take pride in offering the most popular products.

If you want to get your personalized products in time for Spring we need to get started on your artwork for approval as there is a 6-8 week lead time.  Please email for a consultation on the best options for your location.