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Induction Cooking with Vollrath

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Vollrath takes pride in offering innovative and energy efficient cooking solutions for restaurants worldwide.  Today, we’ll learn about the benefits of using a Vollrath induction range. In the kitchen, energy efficiency can be defined as the ratio between the energy that shows up on your gas or power bill and …

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How to Calculate Your Food Cost

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If you’ve never worked in the restaurant industry before, you probably didn’t realize that owning a restaurant means you’re not only a cook, but you’re also Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix-It, a “hospitalian” and an accountant—all in one. The numbers are extremely important when it comes to owning and operating a …

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Are you EMV Compliant?

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It was like the Y2K of 2015 – EMV compliance was coming in October, 2015. Required for credit card acquirers and processors, these new regulations were a huge step forward in protecting consumers against fraud. As a consumer, we heard about the changes coming, and went through the inconvenience of activating …

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Enter to Win! Chalk Chat Glassware Giveaway

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Planning a wedding or beer pairing dinner? Chat it up at your next big event with trendy, new Chalk Chat glasses from Cardinal! Made to mimic a red, plastic party cup or a beer can, these Cardinal Chalk Chat Glasses make great conversation pieces—literally. Use chalk pens to write names, …

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Pasta Jay’s: A Boulder Icon

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There are a few constants one may rely on when living in the city of Boulder: The city uncomfortably swells during the annual freshman move-in The lighted star that appears on the mountain during every holiday season The scores of people waiting for a table on the corner of Pasta …

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Water to Ice: Unraveling the Mystery Behind the Magic

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We all took basic chemistry, but if you’re like me you probably didn’t retain much. In this series of investigative restaurant journalism we’ll take a closer look at the mini-miracles of day-to-day life. We’ll start with the magical transformation of water into ice, and then look into how a commercial …

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Pica’s Mexican Taqueria

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“Why Boulder, why Louisville?” This was the first question I asked Trent Davol, Partner and General Manager of the newly-opened Louisville location of Pica’s Mexican Taqueria, the third of the Pica’s family which now joins the ranks alongside its Boulder and Jackson, Wyoming locations. As a longtime resident of the …

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Protect Your Employees with Tucker Safety Products

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Since 1986, Tucker Safety Products has offered smart, effective personal protective equipment for the food service industry. Working in a professional kitchen presents unique hazards and injuries like cuts, burns, and exposure to harmful chemicals happen every day.  When Vincent Tucker founded Tucker Safety Products, he had been working in …

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Why You Should Consider Small Plates for Your Menu

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Small plates have always been some of my favorite dining options. Part of the appeal is the opportunity to try a variety of dishes and flavors I wouldn’t otherwise be able to. “Family-style” dining isn’t new, but small plates menus are a modern take on the practice. Not to mention …

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Beware of the Open Kitchen

Open kitchens are beautiful, but you are on display 24/7.

I recently had the pleasure of dining at a popular new restaurant in town that recently opened. I’d estimate the restaurant was at least a multi-million buildout given the well-equipped kitchen and beautiful interior design. The restaurant features an open kitchen that faces the main dining room (which works well …

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[Buying Guide] Cold Beverage Dispensers

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Cold beverage dispensers are used everywhere, from gas stations to catered events. When it comes to offering your guests the best in beverage selections, cold beverage dispensers help keep your drinks cold and easy to serve up en masse. And don’t think that beverage dispensers are just for juice or …

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