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Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Improper setup, poor timing, less-than-ideal temperature, and other no-nos that could be negatively impacting the taste and quality of your grilled offerings.

Type of rice: how to cook fried rice

Type of rice: how to cook fried rice

One of the most popular ways to enjoy rice is by cooking fried rice. This dish can be made with various types of rice. In fact, the recipe can be adjusted slightly to create a variety of fried rice options to please just about any palate.

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. 

How to cook lobster tails

How to cook lobster tails

Learn how to cook lobster tails, from shopping to prepping, to cooking and serving, in this handy guide.

Mexican Menu

Mexican Menu

Whether you’re designing an entire menu with adding a hint of ethnic entrees to your lineup, there are a few essentials to keep in mind for your Mexican menu.

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Mashed potatoes with a twist, vegetarian stews, creamy soups, and other amazing recipes perfect for the cold weather.

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.

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? 

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.

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.


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.

 

Fun Kids’ Menu Ideas

Fun Kids’ Menu Ideas

Most restaurants have taken the time to create a kids’ menu, and 90% of parents agree that having a kids’ menu is important when eating out. Designing an appropriate menu for children can boost ticket sales and cater to a population subset that simply should not be overlooked.


All-Day Breakfast

All-Day Breakfast

If you haven’t considered adding breakfast as an all-day menu offering, then the phrase ‘better late than never’ is appropriate!

Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones

Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones

Looking for the perfect pumpkin-inspired dessert to serve at your restaurant this fall season? Well, look no further! This simple and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Scones recipe is just the recipe you’ve been searching for. If you’ve ever made scones, you know that they aren’t too difficult to make. They are actually pretty quick and easy to make, so once you get the hang of it, you can be sure to have a readily available supply of these little pieces of Heaven in your restaurant at all times!


Braising Basics

Braising Basics

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.

Recipe: Flatbreads

Recipe: Flatbreads

Flatbreads have been used for centuries in a multitude of culinary cuisine, and with a variety of types of flatbread, it’s a versatile addition to any restaurant.


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How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind about the effects of the equipment you choose on the food you prepare and how it can influence your profits.






Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

Making the Best Burgers with Charcoal or Gas Grills

If you're a hamburger aficionado, you probably have a preference for using either a charcoal or a gas grill. Charcoal adds a unique taste to meat that some cooks love, while others prefer the convenience and flavor that only gas grills can produce. Professional chefs may favor charbroilers, which give them all the convenience of an outdoor grill inside the kitchen. Whatever your preference, here are a few tips to achieving the best burger at your next barbecue or event.

Using Digital Scales

Using Digital Scales

While cups and measuring spoons have been used for years to measure ingredients, digital scales are truly the way to go when it comes to accurate measurement.

Food Innovation: Seaweed that Tastes Like Bacon

Food Innovation: Seaweed that Tastes Like Bacon

Part of staying ahead of the game when you’re running a foodservice establishment is following trends and capitalizing on new and unique ingredients and flavors. Just recently, Oregon State University researchers stumbled upon what may be the newest fad in the industry: seaweed that tastes like bacon.


Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Here are just a few categories containing delicious menu items that can be found in restaurants, on and around Thanksgiving Day.



Jamie Oliver: Restauranteur, Celebrity Chef, and So Much More

Jamie Oliver: Restauranteur, Celebrity Chef, and So Much More

Who is this Jamie Oliver we’ve all heard so much about? Let’s take a closer look.

Born James Trevor Oliver, Jamie Oliver is one of the era’s most famous individuals in the areas of food-focused television shows, cookbooks, and movements. Oliver began his journey as a pastry chef almost two decades ago and is now a world-renowned restaurateur, celebrity chef, and media personality. Most recently, Oliver is known for his global campaign for better food education.


Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving season is one of the best times of the year for restaurants to bring in new clients and increase their business with existing clients. It is the time of the year when people spend the most money, so it is important for restaurant owners to take advantage of this by doing some quality marketing to ensure that some of this money is spent at their restaurants. Here are some ways for your restaurant to promote business during the Thanksgiving season:

5 of the Best Foods to Try in Chicago

5 of the Best Foods to Try in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most visited cities in America. Along with the city’s extreme popularity, there are also many foods and restaurants in Chicago that have become increasingly popular over time. Here are just five of the very many delicious foods in Chicago that are considered “must-try” foods within the city.


Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Cream of Pumpkin Soup & Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Cream of Pumpkin Soup & Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

Looking for an easy and unique salad to serve to your customers this fall season? Or a new and creative soup to offer as an appetizer? Two delicious side-dishes you’ll have to try out in your restaurant this fall season are Cream of Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad. Take a look at each of these easy, unique, and creative recipes below. You’ll surely want to add these to your recipe book to come back to in the future!




Festive St. Patrick's Day Dishes

Festive St. Patrick's Day Dishes

If you’re wondering what some of the basic Irish dishes are that would be an easy pick for the holiday, here are a few to get your creative juices flowing!


Bacon Bonanza

Bacon Bonanza

Recently, a type of seaweed has made headlines for being the nutritional, vegan substitute for bacon. While it hasn’t become mainstream just yet, we’re all contemplating the possibilities of this new bacon alternative! Restaurants have used bacon to spruce up their dishes for some time, and many more may jump on the bacon bandwagon in the coming years. Here are some ways that your restaurant can use bacon (or maybe seaweed?!) to spice up your menu.


Slowfood and Healthy Menu: 5 Vegetarian Winter Dishes

Slowfood and Healthy Menu: 5 Vegetarian Winter Dishes

Do you have a winter menu that caters to vegetarians in your restaurant? So, if you don’t yet have vegetarian winter dishes on your menu, here are five of the tastiest, cost-effective meals your restaurant can offer that promise great returns.
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.

Serving Stations

Serving Stations

Restaurants who offer a buffet line or hotels with a continental breakfast need to invest in specialized equipment to handle self-service tasks.





Autumn in the Restaurant Menu: Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn in the Restaurant Menu: Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

But, ‘tis the season for all things pumpkin, and we have some recipes that will thrill you this autumn.
3 Foods to Put in Your Restaurant Menu This Autumn Season

3 Foods to Put in Your Restaurant Menu This Autumn Season

Are you looking for tasty and delicious foods to add flavor to your autumn restaurant menu?
Here are three fail-proof scrumptious meal ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit this Fall!

Apple Watch for Chefs and Foodies

Apple Watch for Chefs and Foodies

Here, we will share a few of our favorite Apple Watch apps with you that will help you discover new foods and stay on top of your nutrition and goals.

Great Salmon Recipe: Easy Honey Garlic Salmon

Great Salmon Recipe: Easy Honey Garlic Salmon

Are you ready to find the perfect salmon meal that is just right for you and your family? Then keep reading for the full directions and step by step guide so you can make this great salmon recipe in just 15 minutes or less.
The Mussels in the Restaurant Kitchen

The Mussels in the Restaurant Kitchen

Below, we’ll delve into everything you need to know about keeping fresh mussels in the restaurant kitchen that are ready to be cooked and served.

5 Shrimp Recipes You Can Try Out Today

5 Shrimp Recipes You Can Try Out Today

Making shrimp at home can be quite easy, and far cry cheaper than ordering it out.
Below, we’ve listed our five favorite recipes that you can make right at home with barely any hassle.

Invest in a Rice Cooker for Increased Convenience in the Kitchen

Invest in a Rice Cooker for Increased Convenience in the Kitchen

For thousands of years, rice has been one of the most widely consumed staple foods in the world. Whether it is being used in Asian, Indian, Mexican, or American cuisine, rice has been a huge part of cooking across the world for as long as we can recall. Some people might say that rice is somewhat difficult to prepare. Therefore, it is important to have the right tools and equipment on hand when preparing rice.


How to Choose the Best Seafood for Your Restaurant

How to Choose the Best Seafood for Your Restaurant

Learn how to choose seafood for your restaurant and get the best bang for your buck.


 

Low Sodium Doesn't Have to Mean Low Flavor!

Low Sodium Doesn't Have to Mean Low Flavor!

As trends continue towards healthier meal options, the cut-backs on sodium in foods is still in high demand. Customers seek nutritional information, and items notorious for having higher amounts of sodium are typically some of the first to hit the chopping block when it comes to decision time. 


A Great Pizza Oven & the Perfect Cheese

A Great Pizza Oven & the Perfect Cheese

A nice, cheesy pizza with a very lightly browned top and rich flavor is something that will keep your customers coming back for more.


 


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