Kitchen Display: From Back to Front

Kitchen Display: From Back to Front

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.

Kitchen Design: Money Saved is Money Earned: Heat Recovery Technology

Kitchen Design: Money Saved is Money Earned: Heat Recovery Technology

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!



Kitchen Design Configurations

Kitchen Design Configurations

The design of your commercial kitchen can mean the difference between a seamless workline and a disorganized bottleneck in your workspace. Our professional designers will alleviate any of these situations by altering the configuration of your kitchen setup! While we’ll look at your individual kitchen’s space allotments and equipment needs, the setup for each restaurant will be designed on an individual basis. Here’s some insight into the details behind the configuration of your kitchen.


Based on your space and needs, there are four standard configurations that designers will typically use for your kitchen setup:

  



Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

Kitchen Design : Planning a ‘Green’ Kitchen

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.

What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

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!



The Importance of Ice Scoops in Your Commercial Kitchen

The Importance of Ice Scoops in Your Commercial Kitchen

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.

Foamed Art Inflation

Foamed Art Inflation

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.



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.


 Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

“Well, If I have a walk-in cooler, do I really need to have a reach-in and work top refrigerators?”


This question comes up often when I discuss the layout and design of a client’s kitchen.  The answer is that it depends.


Open Kitchen Designs May Impact Food Quality

Open Kitchen Designs May Impact Food Quality

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.

Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

While the initial cost of an electrical unit may have been enticing, the fact of the matter is that over time, gas trumps financially. With the introduction of the induction burner, the tables may have turned!


Loan Deals in 2015

Loan Deals in 2015

Funding your new restaurant business can be costly, to say the least. With 2015 just around the corner, it seems that acquiring a loan may be easier as the turn of the year marches forward.

MyHACCP

MyHACCP

For small business owners, the HACCP standards can seem daunting. In response, the FSA created a HACCP tool that’s free to use to help guide small business owners towards their goal of HACCP certification. Here’s the run-down on the FSA’s new web tool for HACCP.

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….which should I buy?


The best choice would depend on the menu and use.



Greywater Treatment

Greywater Treatment

Greywater often also includes wastewater from clothes washing machines and sometimes include discharge from dishwashers and kitchen sinks. As a restaurant owner, what does this mean to you?


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