Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are one of the best staples for breakfast or a leisurely weekend brunch. Cooking with us!
5 Ways to Improve Restaurant Service

5 Ways to Improve Restaurant Service

It’s important to provide good restaurant service for the good of the customer, but also for the overall benefit of the restaurant. Below are 5 ways to improve the service in your restaurant!

7 New Year Gift Ideas for the Chef Who Has Everything

7 New Year Gift Ideas for the Chef Who Has Everything

When you need a gift for a chef, you probably tend to shy away from all things culinary. From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to know where to begin.

Keep these New Year gift ideas in mind – they're perfect for the chef who already has everything.

Oatmeal Working Overtime

Oatmeal Working Overtime

When a versatile ingredient meets affordability, it typically becomes a favorite for restaurant owners and savvy customers alike. Oatmeal encompasses these qualities and has been around for ages, although many of the preparation methods have largely stayed the same. It’s time to revamp your menu with some interesting takes on oatmeal recipes, just in time for the cold weather seasons.

Conveyor vs Pizza Deck Ovens

Conveyor vs Pizza Deck Ovens

If pizza is a common item on your menu, chances are that you’ll be looking to invest in a specialty oven (if you haven’t already!). There are two main types of ovens typically used for pizzerias: conveyor ovens and deck ovens. While both styles have unique benefits, their differences set them apart from one another, forcing restaurants to choose between the two based on their individual needs. The choice between conveyor and deck oven depends on your restaurant, your needs, and what you’re willing to compromise.





Cold Weather Foods

Cold Weather Foods

Comfort foods shaped around richer, thicker, and more flavorful dishes should comprise the bulk of your fall and winter menu selections. If you haven’t already, start to warm up to the idea of a renovated menu for the cold weather seasons.

Why Wine Connoisseurs Choose Hot Water Sanitizing

Why Wine Connoisseurs Choose Hot Water Sanitizing

To understand why hot sanitizing is the way to go, you first need to know about the composition of wines as well as the glasses themselves!






Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake!

Bakeries, cafes, and restaurants alike can see a boost in profits when they invest the time, energy, and effort into offering cake. 

Root Vegetables and Peelers

Root Vegetables and Peelers

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.






Capitalizing on New Year's Resolutions

Capitalizing on New Year's Resolutions

As restaurant owners, one of our goals is to cater to demand - the traditional, the trendy, and the topical. If you haven’t taken the time to capitalize on New Year’s resolutions, then you’re likely missing out on a huge chunk of profit!


Catering: Is It Right For Your Restaurant?

Catering: Is It Right For Your Restaurant?

Looking to expand, you may consider the far-reaching prospect of catering!


Glass Door Merchandisers for Beverages

Glass Door Merchandisers for Beverages

The appearance of your restaurant and the way you display items can impact your guests’ perceptions, so taking the time to invest in the way you present your products is key to completing your marketing! Glass door merchandisers can work well for front of house as well as for back of house storage in areas visible to the public.

Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Hot summer weather brings with it customers looking for frozen treats. Relief comes in many forms; from ice cream to frozen yogurts, many of the classics are a sure-fire hit to pleasing guests. One such frozen treat is shaved ice, and while it’s easy to make and versatile enough to create a wide variety of dessert products, the addition of an ice shaver is often overlooked. 


Long-term Cost of Choosing Chemicals for Short-term Savings

Long-term Cost of Choosing Chemicals for Short-term Savings

Choosing the right dishwasher for your restaurant is an important choice with long-lasting effects. While many choose a low-temp dishwasher with chemical sanitizing for the short-term savings, the long-term costs may be substantial enough to consider!






Choosing Top-Mounted Refrigeration

Choosing Top-Mounted Refrigeration

Refrigeration and cooling units are an integral part to every restaurant’s kitchen. As a potentially huge sinkhole for energy consumption, correct selection and placement of these kitchen monsters can mean the difference between a wise investment and a costly mistake. When it comes to selection of your reach-in refrigeration, there are two main categories to choose from: top-mounted and bottom-mounted. Choosing a top-mounted reach-in unit for the back of the house is ideal!

The Art of the Perfect Sandwich

The Art of the Perfect Sandwich

The perfect sandwich is a conglomerate of all the right ingredients and cooking methods smooshed into one delicious delicacy. For some, it’s considered a true artform!


Walk-In How-To

Knowing how to build your unit as well as understanding the how-tos behind its use can help ensure that you gain the most from your walk-in in both usability and longevity.

Life Hacks: Panini Grill

Life Hacks: Panini Grill

The panini grill has evolved to be utilized in many more arenas than simply sandwich making! Here are a few ways to jazz up your menu with multifunctional uses of your panini grill.  


Who Gives a Crepe?!

Who Gives a Crepe?!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so they say, and crepes are an integral part of international breakfast cuisine! 

Understanding Stainless Steel

Understanding Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the medium of choice for many restaurant equipment manufacturers, and for good reason. With a history of durability and reliability, stainless steel now comprises many of the structural components found in most kitchen equipment today.  

Gas vs Electric Fryer

Gas vs Electric Fryer

Analyzing the differences that gas and electric fryers present can help you decide which one is right for your needs. Here are some key points to look at!

Creative Valentine's Day Dishes for your Restaurant

Creative Valentine's Day Dishes for your Restaurant

February is right around the corner, and Valentine’s Day lies therein. With the lovers’ holiday comes a barrage of marketing gems, and restaurants can capitalize on these promotional items as well to gain the most profit during the season!


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!




Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Hot Food Holding Cabinets Maintenance

Knowing how to maintain your cabinet while having the ability to detect signs of breakdown can help ensure that your hot food holding cabinet is functioning efficiently and safely. 



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.

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.

Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Kitchen space is a commodity for many restaurants, so investing in equipment that can do the job of several pieces of machinery can save precious space while cutting costs. From bakeries to pizzerias, restaurants should consider investing in a dough sheeter to boost production and decrease labor costs.

Pumpkin Baked Goods

Pumpkin Baked Goods

Fall is the season for warm beverages, comfort foods, and pumpkin baked goods. If you haven’t fit some pumpkin items onto your fall menu, now’s the best time to prepare and create! 


Commercial Smokers

Commercial Smokers

Smokers can be used as a cooking preparation tool for a variety of kitchen items. With such versatility, most any ingredient in the kitchen is up for grabs!

Braising Pans

Braising Pans

When designing your kitchen, you’ve probably come across (or will come across) a conundrum wherein your space allotment doesn’t seem to fit all of your equipment needs. While a professional kitchen designer can help, it also pays to understand what pieces of equipment can serve multiple purposes, cutting out the need for extra accessories and items. Braising pans are such items, and they’re also many times overlooked in restaurants! Braising pans can change the way you operate a kitchen, and are worth a closer look when choosing your restaurant’s equipment. 


Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

When it comes to investing in the right glass washer for your restaurant, there are two main options to consider: chemical versus hot water sanitizing. Choosing between chemical and hot water sanitizing glass washers is based on your individual restaurant’s needs, so let’s have a look at some of the main differences

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Induction Cooking 101

Induction Cooking 101

Induction cooking has long been a cooking method of choice for chefs worldwide, but only recently has demand driven prices down, making it an affordable choice for many restaurant owners. From understanding how it works to knowing what you’ll need, here are a few of the basics when it comes to induction burners.

Big Chain vs. Traditional Pizza

Big Chain vs. Traditional Pizza

From fast food to fine dining, there is a wide range of variety and quality when it comes to pizza. Selection, convenience, and ingredients all play a role when it comes to choosing what type of pizza to buy and where to buy it from, and your restaurant may offer pizza that falls somewhere in the spectrum! Knowing what separates mediocre from gourmet when it comes to pizza can help you solidify your place in the pizza market, and understanding the details that differentiate big chain and traditional styles is important.




Summer Trend: Custard, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt

Summer Trend: Custard, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt

Softserve ice cream, custard, and frozen yogurt are best-sellers, but these three treats have many differences between them despite their similar goodness. Knowing how to capitalize on the differences to make the most of your frozen dessert menu can allow you to benefit from specialized dessert menus while bringing in the maximum profit from satisfied customers!







Commercial Ranges Buying Guide

Commercial Ranges Buying Guide

Commercial Ranges are arguably the most important piece of equipment in the kitchen.

Since no two kitchens or food operations are alike it is important to consider several points before making a purchase.





Heat and Hold Soup Warmers

Heat and Hold Soup Warmers

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.






Display Cases: A Hidden Money-Maker!

Display Cases: A Hidden Money-Maker!

When it comes to upgrading and updating your restaurant, your focus should be on money generation. A general rule of thumb to follow is that, while you will want to spend money to make money, you’ll want to spend the least amount possible while getting the most bang for your buck! Capitalizing on your current customers can be a great way to increase the cash flow of your restaurant, and an easy way to grab their attention is with an appropriate display case. Investing in display cases is a great way to increase revenue by tapping into impulse buys.




Choosing the Right Display Case

Choosing the Right Display Case

Your profits are dependent on how you market your product, and how you display your products can make or break a sale. Display cases come in many options, and choosing the correct case for your restaurant is key to maximizing your potential profits!







Cheese Melters vs Salamanders

Cheese Melters vs Salamanders

When it comes to specialty broilers, those with light broiling needs may find themselves faced with confusion. Cheese melters and salamander broilers are both great finishing tools for those who need to melt items at low temperatures over fully-cooked products. So what’s the big difference?

Coffee Delivery

Coffee Delivery

Starbucks, a leader in the coffee industry, has recently taken steps to bring coffee to your doorstep - literally! Their pilot program for coffee delivery was announced earlier this year, and now select businesses can order coffee through a dedicated website and have it delivered right to their office.

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