Similar to pot roasting, braising uses a combination of both moist and dry heat. In many instances, foods are first seared and then cooked slowly at a low temperature with liquid in a closed container.
Your restaurant is designed for pragmatism and comfort, especially when it comes to front-of-house operations. This is the area where customers must feel comfortable and at ease and where employees can operate efficiently and quickly - all without influencing the perception of relaxation. Seating and table arrangements are a key component to this efficient setup, and understanding seating capacities can help ensure that you purchase the right types and amounts of seats for your table setups.
We’ve all had that customer that seems to gripe about everything, but many customers who may sit in silence could actually also have some issues with your restaurant as well. While you may think that this isn’t necessarily of concern when these issues aren’t brought up within your own four walls, the fact of the matter is that those complaints may result in less loyalty, return patronage, and even some social media blunders down the road. So what are some of the most common complaints that customers have about restaurants?
There are many variables that play into your bottom line. From unchanging costs like rent to fluctuating costs like utilities, restaurant owners and accountants have their hands full when navigating the financial pitfalls that can turn a profit into a sinkhole.
Organization is essential for the home and restaurant alike. While organization within a home kitchen can certainly impact one’s happiness, the fact of the matter is that organization in a commercial kitchen holds even more importance.
Catering involves the purchase of equipment that is specialized for the transportation of foods in a safe and sanitary manner from your restaurant to a venue. For those offering buffet-style catering, hot and cold food bars are one of the most important pieces of equipment. To stock your bar, you’ll need to invest in food pan carriers to get the prepared items to the venue.
Some may call them starters while others may refer to them as tapas, small plates, or samplers. No matter what your restaurant calls them, your appetizers have probably seen a lot more action in recent months. In fact, a research study done by Mintel has shown that 80% of respondents have stated that they have created their main courses by ordering one or more appetizers instead of ordering from the main menu.
Catering adds another dimension of service capabilities for restaurants opting for this route. But with catering, restaurant owners are required to invest in additional pieces of equipment in order to keep products at safe temperatures as well as for preparation off-site.
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.
A great chef can prepare succulent dishes, but their efforts go to waste when those items are left to the elements. Freshness is key for many customers, and they can tell the difference between a new pot of coffee and one that’s been sitting on the burner for hours. Let’s take a look at what FMS is, its applications, and how you can use it in your kitchen!
Does your restaurant operate 20 or more locations under the same name with essentially the same menu items? If so, you may be required by the FDA to provide customers with nutrition information about your menu items come December 1st of this year.
The Rotary Club has awarded prizes to homeowners who opted for modern themes this year in their 11th annual "Home of Distinction" Tour, reports San Louis Obispo's The Tribune. Special emphasis seemed to focus on everyone's favorite room: the kitchen.
You've been to culinary school, and while you were there you got attached to the quality restaurant supplies the kitchens there had you use. Maybe you're a professional chef, and when you go home you want to have the same amenities there that you do in your place of work. Should you have commercial grills, commercial ovens and commercial ranges installed in your home?
A sad trend has been quietly picking up speed in United States schools: instead of being served quality cooked meals to students, more schools are serving up pre-prepared foods that only require a zap in the microwave to make them table-ready.
While many restaurants may not see the full benefit of investing in a booster heater, knowing what it can do you for you, your kitchen, and your restaurant as a whole may surely help give you the assurance you need to invest in this long-term money-saving machine. So what advantage is there if I purchase a dishwasher with a booster?
When guests choose the restaurants they wish to dine at, it is often because of the food and beverages that are on the menus. In many cases, people look to eat at establishments with an expansive wine list. Wine complements many meals, and people of all backgrounds enjoy pairing different kinds with the food that they eat.
For new and veteran foodservice operators alike, purchasing new equipment can be a financial burden. Many turn to leasing in order to cope with the costly investment, but some wonder whether or not leasing is the right choice if they already have available funds.
Â In the world of restaurant marketing, any difference that sets you apart from your competitors; Design is no different! In any business, it pays to have a distinctive design. And we will help you to make it the best!
This article is aimed at the newcomer planning to open a restaurant or similar food service related business. However, there are items touched on that make it a worthwhile read even for veteran operators.
Traditionally, restaurants have created clear boundaries between the front- and back-of-house operations by separating the kitchen from dining area. Consider bringing your closed-system kitchen out to the forefront and on display in your restaurant.
Money saved is money earned, and your bottom line will feel the benefits of having a well-planned strategy for saving dollars. Let’s take a look at one new technology in particular known as the heat recovery system!
Coffee and espresso drinks can enhance a beverage menu, and with fall right around the corner, many are brushing off the dust from their commercial espresso machine to cater to the increase in demand. One aspect that many overlook, though, is proving to be a huge profit booster: Foam Art.
When planning the layout of your kitchen, many designers look at what a restaurant owner values: efficiency, organization, and eco-friendly goals. Regardless of your restaurant’s situation, the benefits of a green kitchen can be both cost-effective and ethically-motivated, affecting your customers, footprint, and bottom-line.
Energy efficiency is the name of the game in modern commercial equipment, and the newest dishwashers are manufacturing some formidable players! You may as well invest in a dishwasher that has more to offer than just sparkling dishes - and an energy efficient ventless dishwasher is the way to go!
When employees think of food safety, do they ever stop to consider that ice is almost like a type of ‘food’? In fact, your ice bin can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other contaminants, and many times it goes directly into your customer’s meals and beverages. The importance of using safe practice methods with your ice bin cannot be understated, and investing in a variety of scoops and tongs while keeping the bin itself well-maintained is the key to putting the freeze on contaminants in your ice bin.
Your commercial kitchen is the hub for menu inspirations and chef creations, and many opt to do this ‘behind closed doors’ - or, at least, partially hidden from customer view. Over the past few years, there’s been a trend towards open kitchen designs that leave everything on the table for customers to see at any time, and some studies are showing that this may be leading to an improvement in meal quality.