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Braising Techniques for Ribs

Braising Techniques for Ribs

From the French word ‘braiser’, braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats and is typically reserved for meats from the front end of the beast. Meaty beef short ribs in particular are a great choice for braising! 

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

The benefits of making a combi unit a part of your cooking arsenal will open up many doors for your menu planning thereby enhancing your repertoire of cooking feats.

Steamed menu items are becoming popular as the health craze becomes more of a traditional player rather than a trendy fad. A steamer will do just that…steam foods.  Frozen or raw products can be prepared and will result with the expected steam finish.  Of course, foods once cooked in a steamer and stored in the “food bank” refrigerator can be reconstituted by the same unit to a perfect serving temperature . However, it will still have the same steam finish result.  If that fits the bill, then a steamer would work just fine for you.


Decrease Preparation Time with the Dito Electrolux Tomato Slicer

Decrease Preparation Time with the Dito Electrolux Tomato Slicer

The restaurant business is a fast-paced field. Guests are hard to please and regularly want their meals prepared in a certain way. Chefs and kitchen staff members run around trying to appease consumer demands, but without the proper restaurant equipment, they may be wasting time.




3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

3 Characteristics of an Authentic Irish Pub

When you walk in to many of today’s bars, it is not uncommon to hear loud thumping music and to find a young crowd dancing and drinking watery mixed drinks. As you can probably guess, this is not an authentic pub. Authentic Irish pubs are a bit more rare to come across these days. 


The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

The Importance of Customer Satisfaction

With customer reviews and ratings easily available for potential patrons to see, it pays to keep your customers satisfied and your employees trained on the importance of customer satisfaction!

The Right Restaurant Can Grind the Perfect Sausage

The Right Restaurant Can Grind the Perfect Sausage

Restaurant owners want to provide their guests with the most authentic meals, especially if their establishments have unique themes. In some places, sausages are common components in many meals and are often a focal point of the restaurant itself. The versatile meat can be put in soups or complement other foods. However, if sausage is improperly prepared, it could ruin the dish.




Sound Matters: Reduce Noise Clutter in Your Kitchen

Sound Matters: Reduce Noise Clutter in Your Kitchen

Sound matters in a dining experience, and having noise clutter in the dining area can be offputting for guests. With baby boomers seeking an experience of cuisine, service, and ambiance, it pays to make the changes to reduce noise in your restaurant.

Top vs Bottom Mount Refrigeration

Top vs Bottom Mount Refrigeration

Your refrigerator might arguably be the most important piece of equipment in your kitchen. There are pros and cons to both top and bottom mounted units, so finding which balance suits your restaurant best is the key to choosing the right refrigerator for you.







Not Your Regular Water Cooler

Not Your Regular Water Cooler

The standard water cooler might not be an office icon like it used to be, but countertop ice makers and water dispensers can be a great, eco-friendly addition to your restaurant.

How to Keep your Commercial Refrigerator Running

How to Keep your Commercial Refrigerator Running

A commercial refrigerator is a significant investment for any restaurant or food service facility. It's important to practice regular maintenance so that you get as much use out of your equipment as possible - and don't find yourself replacing it too often.



4 Ways to Turn Your Bar into a Traditional Irish Pub

4 Ways to Turn Your Bar into a Traditional Irish Pub

In Ireland, pubs are an essential part of the Irish social scene. They are not just bars; they are social places where people gather to drink, converse, have lunch, make friends, and take a break. Irish pubs tend to offer a warm, cozy, and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel like you are in your home-away-from-home. Because of all of these reasons, it is very common that people wish to turn their bars into traditional Irish pubs.





Blending Flavor and Function: Commercial Kitchen Blenders

Blending Flavor and Function: Commercial Kitchen Blenders

Commercial kitchen blenders can be used for a multitude of tasks. From pureeing sauces to blending up bar drinks, your restaurant likely stocks one of these appliances in each main area for quick, easy access. One of the largest trends this decade has shifted towards smoothies, catering to health nuts and flavor addicts alike. Smoothies can spice up a beverage menu while giving customers healthier options when it comes time for dessert. Setting themselves apart from other blended beverages, smoothies have become more than just a fad; they’re a trend that’s here to stay!



 Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

“Well, If I have a walk-in cooler, do I really need to have a reach-in and work top refrigerators?”
This question comes up often when I discuss the layout and design of a client’s kitchen.  The answer is that it depends.

The kitchen size will make a difference; If the available space is somewhat small and can’t support both reach-ins and a walk-in, then even a small walk-in would yield better cu ft of storage.

For instance, a 6ftX7ft walk-in would be equivalent to having two two-section and one single-section refrigerators.  A walk-in will have one compressor; the reach-ins would require three. However, if space allows for reach-ins and worktop refrigeration, then we don’t want to busy up the kitchen with staffers all heading to the one refrigerated walk-in available, or running up and down to the cellar when they need refrigerated ingredients.


Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Tap dispensed beer has caught on as the most popular method of selling beer - and for good reason! Simply stated, it is a great idea to have a beer system installed especially in establishments with volume scenarios.  

Juicy Stuff

Juicy Stuff

Juicers and blenders become magical machines that hold the promise of better days and restful nights. As restaurant owners and managers, it’s our responsibility (should we seek to continue to prosper) to respond to these evolving needs!


Specialty Warewashers

Specialty Warewashers

Warewashing equipment is essential for many restaurants, especially if you deal with high volume traffic. Here are a few specialty washers to keep in mind when shopping for the right warewashing unit for your restaurant!




Convection vs Standard Ovens

Convection vs Standard Ovens

Ovens are a focal point for any kitchen, and choosing the right one for your restaurant can improve efficiency and help boost profits! You'll inevitably come to the crossroad between convection and standard ovens, so what's the big difference? 

Commercial Microwaves Offer A Leg-Up In The Catering Business

Commercial Microwaves Offer A Leg-Up In The Catering Business

When it comes to commercial microwaves, some chefs will reel back in horror. "A microwave? In the kitchen?" they'll ask, with their hands upon their chests to emphasize their incredulity. 

New Labeling Rule

New Labeling Rule

Under the Affordable Care Act, this new regulation requires caloric count to be listed, but only under certain circumstances. Here are a few of the basics of this new legislation!

Improving Customer Service

Improving Customer Service

Is your customer service better today than it was yesterday? If not, here are some tips to improving customer satisfaction through quality service.

Ice Ice Baby!

Ice Ice Baby!

When choosing an ice machine, it pays to invest in the right type of ice that fits the bill. From cubed to crushed, choosing the right type of ice for your restaurant’s applications is critical in selecting the appropriate ice machine for your kitchen.



3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

Pubs have become quite popular across the world these days due to their laidback, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. Some of the best pubs can be found in New York City, NY. Listed below are just three of the most famous pubs in New York City today.





Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

When do you ditch the default chain cuisine in favor of the perhaps untested waters of the small eatery down the road. Support the 'Mom and Pop' restaurants! 

Choosing Tabletops

Choosing Tabletops

Choosing the right tables can improve aesthetics while serving a pragmatic purpose. Let’s break down some of the details to see what might work best for your restaurant!


Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

With an increased workload and more demands at the end of the year, it pays to show a little love to those who helped get you there in the first place.

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Coffee shops are a great addition to any community. Everyone from high school students to retired workers can enjoy a hot cup of joe to jumpstart their day or as a pick-me-up during a late-night session. Since these cafes depend on thirsty customers for business, the coffee houses need to operate in central locations that are easily accessible to remain successful. Savvy restaurant entrepreneurs are always hunting for a perfect location for a java hut, and customers may enjoy tasty beverages in a venue that prioritizes creativity.




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