Monthly Archives: June 2011

An Owner’s Guide to Washing Fruits and Vegetables

I like to stress the advantages of buying locally, but the reality is that you can’t always get the food you want from the city you live in which means relying on imported goods. The fact is that imported produce … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Salamander Broiler

It doesn’t matter whether you call it a cheesemelter, conveyor broiler, or salamander – they all do the same thing. They complete dishes. From melting the cheese to creating a glaze, these little finishers make a big impact on how … Continue reading

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Baking and Prep Tables for Your Commercial Kitchen Revealed

One reality of the food service industry that I am sure most of us already know is that you are only as good as the tools you have to work with. One tool that isn’t talked about enough is the … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Restaurant Stand Out This Summer

For many restaurant owners, the summer marks the time of year when your business really proves its worth. Getting your share of the profits this summer may not be as simple as continuing the same old routine. Let’s have a … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Buying Commercial Kitchen Equipment Online

Big ticket items such as commercial kitchen equipment can be bought from retail stores in every major city in America. So why would anyone want to even think about buying one of the expensive pieces of equipment online? Well, there … Continue reading

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How to Shop for a New Reach-In Refrigerator

Large food service providers will often have walk-in freezers and refrigerators. Smaller restaurants, coffee shops, and lounges may only require a reach-in fridge. The conclusion that many owners come to about this is that they can simply buy a residential … Continue reading

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Tips for Garnishing Your Dishes: Small Addition, Big Impact

One of the trends that I have been noticing more and more this year is that garnishing has come back with incredible force. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a street vendor garnishing up tacos with fresh cilantro – … Continue reading

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The Commercial Kitchen Health Inspection Checklist

A health inspection is a fact of life for restaurant owners. If you want to make sure that you pass your next one with flying colors, use this checklist: 1. Station Deep Cleaning: From your utensils to the cabinet doors, … Continue reading

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