Color Coded Cutting Boards Preventing Foodborne Illness (9/15/2017) - What is a Foodborne Illness? A foodborne illness is an illness or disease spread to people by food. The potential for a foodborne illness occurrence is always real, and the costs are too high. An occurrence of foodborne illness in your establishment can lead to a loss of sales, loss of reputation, negative reviews, lawsuits, […]
Dormont Gas Hose Commercial Gas Hoses – Safe Connections for Commercial Kitchens (7/17/2017) - Navigating Utilities and Selecting Equipment Gas cooking equipment remains the dominant choice for most commercial kitchens. Commercial gas hoses provide safe connections essential in these commercial environments. There are many reasons to choose gas cooking equipment over electric. Preference and available utilities play an influential role in this decision. Projected cost of utilities is another […]
Vollrath 40861 Sous Vide Immersion Circulator An Introduction to Sous Vide Cooking (7/11/2017) - Traditional cooking methods such as roasting and grilling have been around for centuries. With practice, one can master these skills to produce predictable results. Time and temperature are always the most important factors to manage when cooking. Different cooking methods present different challenges to managing both. With roasting for example, cooking temperature can be a […]
Mise en Place - Plating Tools The Importance of Mise en Place (5/2/2017) - Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Prior preparation prevents poor performance.” It’s a memorable saying that reminds us that if we want to be successful, we must first spend time preparing for the task at hand. This principle is essential in commercial kitchens. When serving a wide variety of dishes to several people a day, […]
Carbon Steel Skillets One Pan to Cook Them All – The Versatility of Carbon Steel Skillets (2/27/2017) - Every cooking application gets the best results when you use the right cookware for the job. In our recent blog series, we covered several different types of cookware. All these types of cookware have their own unique benefits. Nonstick makes sautéing, egg cookery, and cleanup easy. Aluminum is desirable for its rapid and even heat […]
Harvest Restaurant Bacon Bourbon Jam Bourbon Banter, Part 4: Recipes Featuring Bourbon (12/23/2016) - Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Bourbon Welcome back to our blog series on bourbon! In this final part, we have some recipes from local restaurants featuring bourbon as a key ingredient! Bourbon not only pairs well with food but also goes great in food. The different flavors found in bourbon make it a great ingredient […]
Rocks Glass Bourbon Banter, Part 3: Bourbon Glassware (11/30/2016) - Welcome back to our blog series on bourbon! We began in part one by talking about the opportunities created by growth in the bourbon industry. In part two, we covered tasting techniques. In part three, we will discuss other ways of enjoying bourbon with appropriate bourbon glassware. Rocks Glass The rocks glass is a short, […]
Glencairn Glass Bourbon Banter, Part 2: Bourbon Tasting Tips (11/11/2016) - In part one of this blog series, we discussed the current boom in the bourbon industry. This growth is creating new opportunities for restaurant and bar owners. In part two, we will discuss how to enjoy bourbon by tasting. So how do you taste, drink, and enjoy bourbon? Because bourbon is so versatile, there are […]
Glass of bourbon Bourbon Banter, Part 1: A Booming Bourbon Industry (11/7/2016) - In the bourbon industry, you often hear that all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. This is a helpful statement, but it only becomes helpful once you begin to understand what bourbon is. So what exactly is bourbon? What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? If you are a restaurant or […]
Waring BB180 NuBlend Blender Blenders – Choosing the Right Blender (9/27/2016) - Fresh butternut squash soup. Frozen lime margaritas. Balsamic vinaigrette. A mixed berry smoothie. Frozen iced coffee. Chocolate milkshakes. What do all of these have in common? These are just a few of the products made by blenders in commercial kitchens every day. In fact, you could argue that the blender is the most versatile piece […]
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