Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Buyers Guide to Commercial Food Slicers

When one thinks of great commercial meat and other food slicers, names like Hobart, Berkel, and Globe come to mind. But what really makes an excellent food slicer? As with most commercial kitchen equipment, it boils down to performance and … Continue reading

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Summer Cleaning Tips for the Commercial Kitchen

As the summer progresses things are really starting to heat up. With these spikes in temperature are going to come some unique conditions in your commercial kitchen. This will mean more condensation, increased levels of airborne contaminants, as well as … Continue reading

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Using the Wow Factor to Create Clientele in your Restaurant

The commercial food service industry has always been challenging when it comes to creating loyalty with customers. There are so many different types of food and most enjoy eating many different things nightly. So, how do you get folks coming … Continue reading

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Commercial Blender Buying Made Easy

In the commercial food service industry there are a few tools that don’t get a lot of attention. One of these neglected tools is blenders. They look and operate so similarly to their home use counterparts that many commercial kitchen … Continue reading

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Summer and Ice: Tips for Ice Handling in your Commercial Kitchen

Summer is finally heating up and with the rise in temperatures will come an increase in the ice usage of your restaurant or business. I find that this is the perfect time of year to review ice handling tips and … Continue reading

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The Benefits of an On-Site Garden at Your Restaurant

I am always looking for fresh ways to bring a new look to my restaurants. One trend that I have begun to notice this summer is the increasing number of places who have their own on-site garden. Whether it is … Continue reading

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The Commercial Kitchen Pizza Oven Buying Guide

Pizza is one of the most loved fast foods in North America. It can be made to suit almost any taste, is quick to bake and tastes wonderful. For this reason, pizza shops abound across the nation. Of course, all … Continue reading

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Glass Chillers: Frill or Foundation in Commercial Foodservice?

Last week, a friend and I were having a small argument about this very issue. The premise for the disagreement was whether or not bar extras (like a glass chiller) are appliances that every restaurant or patio bar needs. I … Continue reading

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