Posts by Cynthia Maier

The Ultimate Outdoor Dining Checklist for 2021

The Ultimate Outdoor Dining Checklist for 2021

Outdoor dining is a great opportunity to boost sales and provide a unique experience. Learn all about the outdoor dining equipment and supplies with this guide.

How to Organize Your Commercial Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps

How to Organize Your Commercial Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps

If you are struggling with or simply looking for ideas to help you organize your kitchen space, then you’ll want to keep the following tips in mind. 

Top Food and Dining Trends: 5 Foolproof  Ways To Win Customers Over In 2021

Top Food and Dining Trends: 5 Foolproof Ways To Win Customers Over In 2021

The top food and beverage trends of 2021 are in service of the health-focused customer that still craves convenience and authentic experience.

How To Profit of the Growing Off-Premise Demand

How To Profit of the Growing Off-Premise Demand

Dine-in business has dipped as off-premise restaurant sales have significantly increased. Much of that has to do with the coronavirus crisis, but the demand is projected to continue well beyond the pandemic because of the customer behavior shift it triggered. 

New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

How can you do this? Learning how to provide restaurant delivery efficiently can help you grow your business, create a better experience for patrons, and take advantage of the holiday rush.
How to Increase the Income of Your Restaurant with a Culinary Youtube Channel

How to Increase the Income of Your Restaurant with a Culinary Youtube Channel

Are you looking for creative ways to market your restaurant while also increasing your revenue?
The world is literally your stage and your audience and it is for this reason that a culinary YouTube channel is a great way to interact with potential customers and show-off some of your signature dishes.

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Molecular dishes offer you the chance to give customers great taste with an interesting presentation. Understanding the science behind molecular dishes helps you craft the foods that can help raise profits.

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

A fantastic way to make sure you’re catering to healthy eaters and alternative diets – not to mention hot food trends – is to provide vegans and vegetarians their own menu. 

12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

Check out these recipes and complete your Christmas table with some tasty winter drinks.


How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

Are you thinking of adding new winter recipes to your restaurant’s menu?  Here are five delightful recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy and keep your customers happy.


The Art and Science of Baking

The Art and Science of Baking

Restaurants, hotels, hospitals, correctional facilities, and bakeries all have something in common: They utilize equipment for foodservice preparation. For many who choose to bake items fresh, they also have to have a little know-how on the art and science of baking!

Shying Away from the Brand

Shying Away from the Brand

Brand names say a lot about your company and what a consumer should expect.  If you’re looking to rebrand yourself without changing the name, here’s what they’re doing right now!





Gift Cards

Gift Cards

The holiday season typically means more traffic and busier peak hours, and making the most out of each and every customer can substantially boost your overall profits. Gift cards are a great way to tap into the holiday season while promoting your business in the long-run. 

Extending the Life of Your Knives

Extending the Life of Your Knives

Products, dishes, and menus vary from restaurant to restaurant, but most all restaurants use knives in their kitchen. As probably the most used tool in your kitchen, your knives need to be well maintained to achieve the best results and longest life. A high-quality knife set can be a big financial investment, but the payoffs can be longstanding, especially if you regularly maintain your set! Investing in the proper knives and maintaining their quality is key to extending the life of your knife set.




Kid-Friendly Supplies for Restaurants

Kid-Friendly Supplies for Restaurants

Family-friendly restaurants from fast-food to fast-casual need to invest extra time, money, and effort into ensuring that their establishment is safe and appropriately-stocked for children.





The Most Important Meal of the Day!

The Most Important Meal of the Day!

While designing your breakfast menu, knowing what your customers want and where the breakfast trends are headed can keep your morning meals profitable and desirable.

Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

When taking a look at popular culinary trends, one can see that cookies are a common part of American culture.


Essential Roasting Tools

Essential Roasting Tools

Boost your profits during the fall and winter seasons with hearty, roasted dishes! Here are some essential tools to add to your lineup.

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. Not only are roasted items a shoo-in for any menu, but you’ll likely boost your profits during the fall and winter seasons with hearty, roasted dishes! When working with your roaster, here are some essential tools to add to your lineup.

How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

Your kitchen setup truly isn’t complete until you’ve invested some effort into well-placed and carefully-selected shelving units.





Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

If you are not from central New Jersey, it is unlikely you are familiar with the term pork roll.

Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

If you work in a bakery that specializes in frosted cakes and other similarly delicious treats, you know that it doesn't take long for that frosting to start to look a little droopy. That's why it's a good idea to refrigerate your cakes until the time of sale.






Quality Restaurant Storage Equipment Promotes Positive Reputation

Quality Restaurant Storage Equipment Promotes Positive Reputation

Restaurants need good storage solutions to stay in business, as everything that is stored in the kitchen directly relates to positive customer interactions. If food goes bad while in storage and is served to guests, many negative consequences are sure to follow. Restaurants can eliminate the chances of serving spoiled food by purchasing the necessary restaurant equipment, such as a Beverage Air commercial freezer.





Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Commercial refrigerators are a standard in any collection of restaurant equipment. Refrigeration is a necessity of almost any kitchen if you want to keep food and liquids fresh for cooking.





Ice Machine Add-Ons

Ice Machine Add-Ons

To prolong the life of our ice machines and extend the time between maintenance calls, many choose to spend a little more time on the extras! With a few simple add-ons, one can turn their ice machine into a long-lasting, energy saving unit.


Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

While every restaurant or commercial eatery knows the importance of getting customers to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy the atmosphere, we also must not overlook another segment of business that has very low overhead and the possibility for an added revenue stream with high profitability.

Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

About 65% of Americans enjoy football, and the season is just beginning. While this brings in a whole new wave of influences in the restaurant market, the sport itself also has a lot to offer in return. Football leagues keep their fans engaged, and it’s through the use of these marketing tactics that football still remains the highlight of the season. Use some of these ‘fan engagement’ tactics within your restaurant's own walls to reap the benefits of engaged customers as well!

That's a Wrap! Adding Wrap Stations to Your Commercial Kitchen

That's a Wrap! Adding Wrap Stations to Your Commercial Kitchen

Purchasing items in bulk, prepping items for a buffet/catering line, sealing items for freezing...all of these tasks have one thing in common. Foods that aren’t prepackaged or need to be divvied up for storage or transport will likely need covered for a variety of reasons, and while many may choose to use containers with lids, the fact of the matter is that plastic wraps are used most often by experienced bakers, chefs, and food prep employees alike. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of wrap stations for your commercial kitchen.




America's Food: 3 Ways to Cook a Hot Dog

America's Food: 3 Ways to Cook a Hot Dog

Americans spend over three billion dollars on hot dogs and sausages each year. Knowing this, it only makes sense that you would want to add hot dogs to your menu. Luckily, with the right equipment, hot dogs are very easy to cook and serve. In addition, the right hot dog equipment keeps hot dogs at a warm, safe temperature for human consumption.
Soft Serve Machines: Performing Routine Maintenance

Soft Serve Machines: Performing Routine Maintenance

Here are a few maintenance tips for your soft serve machine as reviewed and confirmed by Jeff Resnick with Spaceman USA.



Outfitting Your Chefs: Kitchen Uniforms

Outfitting Your Chefs: Kitchen Uniforms

Chef uniforms exude professionalism while serving the purpose of protecting the wearer as well as your customers, and they’re an essential piece of protective wear for food safety purposes as well. As an operative tool in any kitchen, you should know the true purpose of each piece as well as the dos and don’ts in regards to your chef’s uniforms.







Spotless Pots and Pans: 3 Effective Ways to Keep Cookware Grime-Free

Stainless steel equipment in your kitchen may only need a simple wipe-down at the end of the night to keep up appearances, but pots and pans tend to see more action during the course of any given day and can accumulate grime and buildup that can burn out your supply of ‘elbow grease’ when you’re only using cleaners designed for easier-to-clean appliances. 





5 Best Food Truck Ideas

Like brick-and-mortar restaurants, food truck designs, menus, and themes can influence the flow of traffic and interested patrons. One of the best parts about food truck ownership is one’s ability to get creative with a specific cuisine type and style, allowing for more unique flavor profiles. As food trucks become more competitive in their styles and selections, some trucks are coming out on top as customer favorites.




National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month

In the proclamation in 1984 designating Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Here are a few ways your restaurant can incorporate this frozen, creamy treat.


Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Summer brings with it new waves of trends and demands - many of which center around seasonal items like seafood! Shrimp are a classic choice, and restaurants across America will see a spike in shrimp sales during the warm weather months.


Conveyor Cooking

Conveyor Cooking

If you’re a pizzeria owner, you’re probably no stranger to conveyor ovens. True, conveyor ovens can improve your kitchen’s speed, durability, and overall efficiency, but these ovens are sometimes taken for granted, and the basics of proper installation, operation, and maintenance can get left by the wayside.

 

Hands-Free Faucets

Hands-Free Faucets

Hands-free faucets have become a widely-accepted part of restaurant bathrooms. But have you considered using them in the kitchen as well?

There are many advantages to using a touchless sink, and those advantages can be compounded in a commercial kitchen environment! From an economical, environmental, and food safety standpoint, switching to hands-free faucet technology might be the way of the future - and a great means of improving your restaurant as a whole!

The benefits of hands-free faucets can affect many areas of the kitchen and your restaurant.

Kitchen Uniforms

Kitchen Uniforms

Chef uniforms exude professionalism while serving the purpose of protecting the wearer as well as your customers. As an operative tool in any kitchen, you should know the true purpose of each piece as well as the dos and don'ts in regards to your chef’s uniforms.



High-Volume Prep Equipment

High-Volume Prep Equipment

Peak hours and busy restaurants benefit the most from equipment that cuts down on time and increases efficiency. Fortunately, the restaurant industry leaders have spoken, and commercial kitchen equipment suppliers responded by providing equipment that helps to cut down on prep time and effort!






Lava Cake Recipe

Lava Cake Recipe

Lava cake, chocolate meltdown, molten chocolate cake - this gooey dessert goes by many names but boils down to one general recipe. Its best-selling qualities are in the simplicity of its ingredients which include chocolate cake, fudge-filled center, and a side of ice cream to sweeten the deal! The recipe incorporates a version of a chocolate flourless cake with a souffle, creating a molten center surrounded by rich cake.






Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Cook and hold ovens are an excellent addition to any kitchen looking to invest in equipment that can handle the tasks of many. With such versatility, cook and hold ovens give cooks the ability to multi-task while increasing food yields.



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