A new spin on dinnerware What started as David Beckerrsquos hobby evolved into dinnerware used at his Needham MA restaurant

A new spin on dinnerware: What started as David Becker’s hobby evolved into dinnerware used at his Needham, MA, restaurant.

At Sweet Basil restaurant, even the plates are local

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At Sweet Basil in Needham, MA, chef Dave Becker has broadened the definition of locally sourced. He makes his own plates and serving dishes for the restaurant, using Massachusetts clay from Sheffield Pottery. In the future, he predicts, knowing the potter who creates a restaurant’s artisanal plates may become as important as knowing the farmer who produced the grass-fed beef.

“Whatever you can do to make yourself unique and stand out will be another level of getting noticed,” Be

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