When opening a restaurant, you are not only opening a business, you are also creating a unique space where you can give your patrons a great experience. You need fantastic service, exciting food, state of the art design, but most importantly you have the responsibility of providing a safe environment for your diners with regards to food safety and cross contamination.
Owning a small business is costly, and the government is providing tax deductions for those who qualify, making the financial burden a little less heavy. While planning your finances for your new restaurant, it pays to become familiar with Section 179 in order to assist you with making smart capital investments.
For many restaurants, cold weather means that root vegetables are making the move from the back burner to the star performers. Hearty winter veggies require a little more creativity on the part of the chef, but the result is a healthy, filling tuber meal! Rather than just dousing your root veggies in oil and roasting it until it barely resembles its original form, here are a few ideas on how to incorporate root veggies into your winter menu.
With pumpkin spice lattes and fresh apple pies comes another fall favorite: roasted veggies and meats. Harking to memories of juicy morsels with a crisp, sweet shell, roasting is a fan favorite for many Americans. If you haven’t already invested in a roaster, now is the perfect time to add this essential to your kitchen lineup.
Pasta recipe with garlic butter shrimps is an excellent idea for healthy and filling lunch or dinner. The favorite dish of Italian cuisine can be cooked in countless ways. Today we will focus on one of them - pasta with shrimps according to the Ckitchen’s unique recipe.
Working in the food industry is not an easy job. Restaurant owners, cafe owners, and other food industry managers have a tough job, filled with tons of tasks and chores. Luckily, in today’s day and age, people in the food industry are able to use technology to better organize their businesses.
The best delivery services ensure that foods are delivered to doorsteps just as fresh as the moment they were taken out of the oven. While transporting bins and other units designed at keeping foods regulated at certain temperatures have been a lifesaver for many, Domino’s Pizza is taking it a step further by incorporating warming ovens in their delivery vehicles.
Watching trends in foodservice is key to staying ahead of the game. In fact, we blog weekly about different ways to freshen your menu to keep up-to-date with the latest trends! A group of patrons who are having a big hand shaping the foodservice industry are college-aged millennials. With around 52 million millennials accounting for 13 billion visits and $73 billion dollars in foodservice establishments in 2010, it pays to take their heed and spend the effort and time in investing in their preferences.
Many restaurant owners invest large amounts of time, money, and effort in finding the perfect commercial-grade kitchen equipment for their restaurant, but those efforts may be in vain. When it comes to beverage dispensers and ice machines, the water used to create ice and add to beverages must reflect the same quality that you purchased in the design of your equipment. In fact, it’s almost essential for you to invest in a water filtration system to cleanse the incoming water lines to your restaurant - specifically, to your beverage and ice machines. EverPure water filtration systems are the perfect solution to filtering the incoming water to your units, leaving a clean, fresh input for your ice makers and beverage dispensers.
Who is this Jamie Oliver we’ve all heard so much about? Let’s take a closer look.
Born James Trevor Oliver, Jamie Oliver is one of the era’s most famous individuals in the areas of food-focused television shows, cookbooks, and movements. Oliver began his journey as a pastry chef almost two decades ago and is now a world-renowned restaurateur, celebrity chef, and media personality. Most recently, Oliver is known for his global campaign for better food education.
Asking questions like, “Do you want fries with your meal?” or “Would you like to supersize that?” are not the only ways for foodservice establishments to increase sales. Believe it or not, you may have been subjected to sales pitches like these, or other sneaky upselling techniques, without even knowing it. The truth is, the tactics that restaurants use to try and get you to spend some extra money are much subtler than you may realize. Here are a few of them to be aware of from now on.
Another plus is that cuts of meat you would otherwise avoid and which typically cost less because they are harder to work with, can in fact be made into delicious meals through the braising method in a proper braising pan.
In our ‘Product Focus’ blog series, we’ll discuss many of the industry leaders in commercial kitchen equipment, highlighting what sets them apart from the rest! In this post, we’ll delve a little deeper into one of the leaders in cooking equipment: Vulcan.
Thanksgiving season is one of the best times of the year for restaurants to bring in new clients and increase their business with existing clients. It is the time of the year when people spend the most money, so it is important for restaurant owners to take advantage of this by doing some quality marketing to ensure that some of this money is spent at their restaurants. Here are some ways for your restaurant to promote business during the Thanksgiving season:
Food Rethermalizing is one of the least known pieces of food equipment for consumers. Even people who consider themselves foodies may not be aware of how prevant food rethermalization in popular chain restaurants in the US.
What better breakfast is there than a hot waffle smothered in butter and maple syrup? Or a brunch with a fluffy Belgian waffle covered in whipped cream and strawberries? Or even a delicious dinner of chicken and waffles? Well, none of these would be possible without the help of a waffle maker.
If you plan to have a set selection or set quantity of soups daily, invest in heat and hold warmer for each soup. Turn them on first thing in the morning and have yourself ready for the rest of the day.
Have you ever gone out on a dinner date or to dinner with some friends at a fancy restaurant, tried to order some wine, and ended up being downright embarrassed by not knowing a single thing about wine? Well from now on, don’t worry! You don’t have to be a vino expert to order a decent glass of wine. Of course, different flavors of wine may taste better with different foods, but in reality, everybody’s palates are different so everybody has different opinions about flavor and taste. Here are some tricks and tips you can use at restaurants to make yourself sound a bit more educated in the wine department:
Chicago is one of the most visited cities in America. Along with the city’s extreme popularity, there are also many foods and restaurants in Chicago that have become increasingly popular over time. Here are just five of the very many delicious foods in Chicago that are considered “must-try” foods within the city.
Holidays are a great way to promote your business. With Halloween quickly approaching, this is an incredibly smart way to market your restaurant, especially since Halloween is such a fun holiday! From Halloween decorations to Halloween specials, there is an endless number of ways to use this holiday to promote your business. Here are just five of the fun ideas.
If you’re not a wine expert and you don’t already have a favorite type of wine, ordering wine in a restaurant can be intimidating, stressful, and potentially embarrassing. Dining out and ordering wine with your meal should not be such a negative experience! Here are five steps to help you through the process of ordering the perfect wine at a restaurant:
All Blendtec machines look modern and have simple and universal operating controls. Some have easy to understand digital readouts. This is a product line for the 21st Century and that's why CKitchen.com is proud to present the line to you.