Movie Theater Equipment

Movie Theater Equipment

When we think of movie theaters, we normally think of big screen TVs paired with buttery popcorn and a soft drink beverage, so theater owners and operators should also consider catering to these essentials first. In terms of foodservice, here’s the equipment you’ll want for the movie theater basics.

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot! Warming Shelves Are a Must-Have for Your Foodservice Business!

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot! Warming Shelves Are a Must-Have for Your Foodservice Business!

Heated shelves are very useful pieces of commercial equipment for your restaurant kitchen, concession stand, catered event, and the like. They are a great fit for buffet lines, pass-through areas, hors d'oeuvre displays, and workstations.

Cake Decorating Basics

Cake Decorating Basics

For bakeries, creative desserts are old hat; for restaurants, the story may be quite different. Your chefs should have a well-rounded knowledge of basic cake decorating techniques, tools, and tips.

Hotel Foodservice Equipment Basics

Hotel Foodservice Equipment Basics

Foodservice is sometimes a smaller cog in the larger machine, and hotel foodservice is just one of those situations. The backbone of these operations is the foodservice equipment!


Advances in Coffee Equipment

Advances in Coffee Equipment

The process of brewing coffee by dripping water over ground coffee beans has mostly gone unchanged for the past 80 years. In response, the selection of coffee equipment has evolved very little, hindering the advancement of our favorite caffeinated beverage (of course, unless you’re a soda drinker and prefer carbonation and caffeine over slow-roasted coffee beans!). Recently, though, many players have made advancements in the field, pushing the limits of coffee brewing as we know it!



Equipment Must-Haves

Equipment Must-Haves

Outfitting your kitchen with the right equipment is essential for an efficient work environment. Keep your kitchen equipment simple yet versatile with these must-haves!




Servicing Your Small Equipment

Servicing Your Small Equipment

While the large units in your kitchen are typically focal points that get a lot of TLC, it’s the smaller pieces of commercial equipment that can sometimes get left on the back-burner when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.


Trends to Look Forward to

Trends to Look Forward to

Revolutionizing the foodservice industry, consumers are driving restaurant owners to be creative while paying close attention to the upcoming year’s trends. Based on consumer surveys and site visits, here are some trends to keep an eye on for 2015.

Restaurant Equipment: Then and Now

Restaurant Equipment: Then and Now

Much has changed in the realm of restaurant equipment over the past few decades. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane! 


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!





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.  

Convenience Store Must-Haves

Convenience Store Must-Haves

Whether you’re opening a new convenience store or looking to revamp your old establishment, checking your ‘must have’ equipment should be your first step. 

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! 

Keep Calm and Drink Coffee: A Guide to Various Styles of Coffee Makers

Keep Calm and Drink Coffee: A Guide to Various Styles of Coffee Makers

The best part of any morning is that first taste of freshly brewed coffee. There is no doubt that a good cup of Joe goes a long way, as it can mean the start of a new day, a well-deserved break, or the conclusion of a great meal. While coffee is a must-have in many people’s lives, there are several different types of coffee makers to choose from. Here is a guide to help you to decide which coffee maker is best suited for your needs. 


Equipment for Your Breakfast Buffet

Equipment for Your Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast buffets can be similar to a catering lineup, and many of the pieces of equipment you’d use on a regular basis either in your everyday food preparations or catering can be used for breakfast as well. But breakfast brings with it a few special demands in your equipment.


New Year, New Needs

New Year, New Needs

This year, rather than being reactive in your equipment needs, it’s time to be proactive and prepared for another successful season!  

Protect Workers with Your Equipment

Protect Workers with Your Equipment

The equipment you choose to outfit your foodservice establishment with is typically tailored to your customers’ demands and needs. Many times, owners overlook the needs of their own workers and the role that their equipment plays in it!


Reduce Your Startup Costs

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task and costly endeavour for many. When it comes to kitchen equipment, knowing how to make informed purchases that are both cost-effective and long-standing can help retain your working capital while reducing headaches in the future.

Gas vs Electric Equipment for your Kitchen

Gas vs Electric Equipment for your Kitchen

Investing in kitchen equipment can be costly, and many try to stretch their pennies when it comes to deciding what to get. When choosing between gas and electric equipment, there are more factors than just cost that can affect your restaurant! Knowing the differences between gas and electric equipment for your kitchen can help you make an informed decision in purchasing foodservice appliances.








Small Business Lease Options

Small Business Lease Options

For small business owners, opening a new restaurant can be a financially daunting task. There are a variety of small business lease options to help you and your business afford quality, name-brand equipment to support your kitchen operations.








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.

A Guide to Starting Your Own Restaurant

Over the past 40 years, the number of food-service operations have significantly increased from about 155,000 to about 960,000, so it only makes sense that people would aspire to start their own restaurants. Unfortunately, many restaurants fail during their first year of operation, due to a lack of thorough planning and necessary organization. Luckily, with the appropriate advice and assistance, this does not have to be the case for you. Here is a guide to help you start your own restaurant.



How to Make the Perfect Homestyle Pizza

How to Make the Perfect Homestyle Pizza

Let’s face it: pizza has become a major staple in the food world. When people don’t feel like making dinner, they get pizza. On football Sundays, they get pizza. For birthday parties, they get pizza. I think you get the idea. Since people don’t always have the time, energy, or equipment to make their own pizzas at home, though, they turn to the next best thing: ordering pizza. Therefore, as a foodservice establishment, it is important to know how to make the perfect homestyle pizza for these people to order and take home. 



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.

Portable Catering Equipment

Portable Catering Equipment

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.


Meat Preparation Equipment

Meat Preparation Equipment

Many operators choose to purchase meats in bulk to save on costs. While this can save money, the reality is that you will need to invest in specialty equipment in order to get the meat from bulk form into succulent tenderloins, ground burgers, or thick filets. Here are a few of our favorites from CKitchen.





Tips for Buying Equipment

Tips for Buying Equipment

With so much selection typically comes confusion. What exactly do I need? What’s important when buying my commercial equipment? How do I know that I’m getting the right equipment for the job?


Blender Basics

Blender Basics

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.


Commercial Meat Slicers

Commercial Meat Slicers

Anyone with a deli-style meat selection will certainly need to invest in extra equipment that a traditional restaurant may not. One big area of difference is with your meat slicing equipment. Choosing the appropriate slicer for your kitchen can make or break your efficiency and final product.


Gas Equipment Extras: Are They Worth the Investment?

Gas Equipment Extras: Are They Worth the Investment?

There are many solutions to these issues with your gas equipment that you should consider to lessen the possibility of a problem!


Why Lease?

Why Lease?

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.


The Technology of Today's Restaurant Equipment

The Technology of Today's Restaurant Equipment

The technology of today’s equipment has surely been a game-changer for many restaurant owners and managers!


Serving Time: Correctional Facility Foodservice Needs

Serving Time: Correctional Facility Foodservice Needs

Correctional foodservice operators deal with equipment vandalism, budget constraints, complicated service repairs and a score of other issues. Serving food to those who are serving time requires appropriate equipment, and we’re here to help!


When Life Hands You Lemons...

When Life Hands You Lemons...

Lemons are an integral part of any bar, and restaurants tend to use them across their menus as well. If you aren’t using the entire lemon in your restaurant, you’re missing out on some of the key health benefits that they provide!

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