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Commercial Ventilation Systems

Commercial Ventilation Systems

The equipment you choose to outfit your kitchen is a huge investment, but many restaurant owners overlook one of the most important pieces of the design: commercial ventilation systems. Whether you’re designing a new kitchen or improving on your old one, investing appropriate time and effort in your ventilation system should take priority. 






Benefits of Booster Heaters

You may have heard of a booster heater but overlooked the additional investment for any variety of reasons. But the fact of the matter is that adding a booster heater to your dishwashing unit can drastically decrease your energy and water consumption, creating a more efficient dishwashing setup.


4 Methods of Maintaining Stainless Steel in Your Commercial Kitchen

4 Methods of Maintaining Stainless Steel in Your Commercial Kitchen

Most items of commercial kitchen equipment at CKitchen and commercial kitchens around the world is comprised primarily of one material: stainless steel. Due to its anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties, stainless steel has become a material of choice for many equipment manufacturers.



Food Freezing Techniques: Vegetables, Cheese, Meat and Milk

Food Freezing Techniques: Vegetables, Cheese, Meat and Milk

Food freshness is the foundation of food quality in any foodservice operation. Being able to store and preserve your ingredients properly maximizes the shelf life and minimizes food waste. Freezing is an easy and convenient way to preserve your inventory at its optimal quality. However, it is important that you have the right tools in order to do so.

Responding to Taste Trends

Responding to Taste Trends

Keeping on top of the latest trends in the industry is what keeps your restaurant profitable, as you’re able to cater best to what customers want today. Here are some different ways to respond to the taste trends of your customers.




Take A Hint From Chain Restaurants And Target Customers With Limited-Time Offers

Take A Hint From Chain Restaurants And Target Customers With Limited-Time Offers

Restaurants across the country use many different promotions to draw in new customers. One simply has to turn on the television to see innumerable advertisements that broadcast limited-time flavors and special culinary giveaways.

Baked Chicken Can Be Healthier And More Delicious Than Fried Varieties

Baked Chicken Can Be Healthier And More Delicious Than Fried Varieties

If food tastes like chicken, it probably tastes pretty good.


Is Serving Alcohol Right for Your Restaurant?

Is Serving Alcohol Right for Your Restaurant?

Many fine dining establishments or casual dining restaurants choose to serve alcohol in addition to their regular menu items. This gives guests bigger beverage selections and opens up your restaurant for boosts in beverage sales as well.


How To Open a Barbecue Restaurant

How To Open a Barbecue Restaurant

As with any business, starting a BBQ business can be a risky endeavor. But if dedication, preparedness, and hard work are the meat, having a clear vision and goal is the secret sauce.

Catering Companies Can Benefit From The Use Of Quality Restaurant Equipment

Catering Companies Can Benefit From The Use Of Quality Restaurant Equipment

Many different events use the services provided by catering companies. These professionals supply decorative food arrangements to weddings, corporate meetings and more, often providing staff members to serve cuisine, as well. 

Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Though casinos feature rows and rows of slot machines and card tables, they have many other areas that cater to patrons' needs and desires.

Deep Fryers Can Help Restaurants Prepare for Spring Sports

Deep Fryers Can Help Restaurants Prepare for Spring Sports


When Americans watch sports, they often have a hankering for hot, greasy food that tastes fantastic. This is why staples like pizza, french fries and chicken wings are in such high demand during the NFL season. After the Super Bowl, the months of February, March and April are a perfect time for a manager to purchase restaurant equipment to prepare for baseball and the popular NHL and NBA playoffs.




Kitchen Design: The Cooler Side of Cooling

Kitchen Design: The Cooler Side of Cooling

Commercial refrigeration manufacturers are shaping the future of refrigeration designs. Driven by skyrocketing energy costs and governmental restrictions, these manufacturers have become truly innovative in their refrigeration unit designs, ushering in a cooler side of cooling!









Summer's Favorite Dessert

Summer's Favorite Dessert

Whether your restaurant is quick-serve or dine-in, you’ve probably already incorporated icecream in some form on your dessert menu. While many turn to a traditional cone or sundae, many restaurants forget to tap into the potential of a gourmet ice cream dessert.


Foodservice Safety In Light of the Coronavirus Crisis

Foodservice Safety In Light of the Coronavirus Crisis

The threat of COVID-19 has the added risk of not knowing which people are the carrier of the virus. Symptoms don’t show up immediately, and sometimes not at all. So what are some ways you can better safeguard your facility and your people?

Blender Basics

Blender Basics

Blenders are used around the commercial kitchen to create a variety of dishes and menu items. From smoothies to sauces, blenders are a great tool for spicing up your menu and improving customer satisfaction.


Gluten-Free Gluttony!

Gluten-Free Gluttony!

The gluten-free trend doesn’t seem to be slowing just yet, and while many folks are looking for gluten-free options, they’re also becoming more picky about the results. With more gluten-free options popping up in restaurants across America, those who opt for the gluten-free menu are looking for more tasteful, flavorful dishes.


HACCP: Water Management

HACCP: Water Management

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) standards regulate a variety of aspects in restaurant management, and one of these points is water management. The HACCP system’s control of water systems can help to ensure that your restaurant maintains its food safety integrity by creating a healthy, clean water system for restaurant use and for the environment!

Add A Take-Out Section To Your Restaurant For Improved Business

Add A Take-Out Section To Your Restaurant For Improved Business

Though many people enjoy the full experience of sit-down dining, there are others who simply do not have the time or patience to order from a server and wait for the food.


Gas vs Electric Equipment for your Kitchen

Gas vs Electric Equipment for your Kitchen

Investing in kitchen equipment can be costly, and many try to stretch their pennies when it comes to deciding what to get. When choosing between gas and electric equipment, there are more factors than just cost that can affect your restaurant! Knowing the differences between gas and electric equipment for your kitchen can help you make an informed decision in purchasing foodservice appliances.








Keeping Your Flat Top Commercial Grill Clean And Serviceable

Keeping Your Flat Top Commercial Grill Clean And Serviceable

Keeping a commercial grill clean can be a challenging endeavor, especially when burned food is allowed to sit on the grill top and become caked on.

Design Awards

Design Awards

The design of one’s restaurant can intensify the experience of dining out while encouraging guests to wine and dine a little longer, spending more in the long-run.

Grease Traps

Grease Traps

Grease disposal can be a hassle for many small business owners, but some states and municipalities require these units to help keep sewer systems clean and free of grease waste from restaurants. Cue: grease traps. These devices, optional for some and mandatory for others, are used to intercept most grease and solids in plumbing systems before it ever reaches your wastewater disposal unit and further sewer lines. Knowing the ins and outs of grease traps can help you make an informed decision on which trap is right for your restaurant and can help reduce your restaurant’s impact on the local wastewater systems!






Customer Responsibilities

Customer Responsibilities

Customer service should play a major role in any restaurant, but when does one draw the line at accepting responsibility and forfeiting it to the party who may actually be responsible? 

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