Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to Buy Beautiful Flatware without Breaking the Bank

One of the biggest money grabs in the commercial food service industry has to be flatware. I have known owners to spend thousands on flatware, only to have it broken, lost, or stolen in a couple years time. This leaves … Continue reading

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Commercial Cookware Review: Getting the Most for your Money

If you ask three chefs about commercial cookware, you are sure to get at least four answers. The problem is that there are many different choices for cookware and even more applications for it. The truth is that when it … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Best Convection Steamers for Commercial Buyers?

One of the things that makes choosing a steamer for my business difficult is the fact that so many different companies make quality products. This has made me ask, who makes the best ones? In order to find out, I … Continue reading

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Commercial Hot Food Tables: Maintenance and Replacement Guide

Since stationary food tables are often put in places where customers may use them, they are often neglected and unkempt. In truth, hot food tables are relatively easy to maintain.  The problem is that many hot food tables go without … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Health Inspection Grade

Food borne illness is something that everyone in the food service industry has to be worried about. Consumers have become so concerned, that many businesses have begun to post their inspection grade on or near the entryway. While I don’t … Continue reading

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Tips for Hiring the Right Management for Your Commercial Kitchen

Restaurant management is one of those professions that count on experience and expertise rather than a degree. This can make it difficult to make the important decisions about who you trust with your business when you aren’t around. Since turnover … Continue reading

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The Battle for the Best Griddle: Vulcan, APW, and Turbo Air

A griddle, in case you didn’t know, is just a flat metal surface which is heated to provide a cooking area for a variety of different foods. The advantage is that the food can all be cooked at the same. … Continue reading

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