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Welcome to The Back Burner

The food service industry is an amazingly diverse and complex world.

Every day millions of meals are served by all kinds of establishments across the country.

Small independent restaurants function as local hangouts where neighbors enjoy coffee or a beer while watching the game.  Huge commercial kitchens serve thousands of people at once every day in prisons, hospitals, and schools.  And national chain restaurants and quick service outlets feed millions in thousands of locations across the country.

Every kitchen in this vast constellation uses specialized equipment and tools to prepare each meal.

Staff, managers, and owners use strategies particular to food service to make their businesses successful.  The world of food service is uniquely separate from most other business, and yet few other industries are so pervasive.

Welcome to The Back Burner, a blog written by employees of eTundra.com, an online food service equipment, parts, and supplies distributor.  Tundra is based in Boulder, CO, and has been distributing food service products for over 16 years.

Let us just say now that this blog isn’t about Tundra; it’s about the complex and infinitely interesting world of food service.

Yes, we make our living here, and yes, we’d love to sell more of every product we carry.

But we’re also fascinated by how food service works, and we’ve spent years accumulating knowledge and experience about the industry.

And now we’d like to share that knowledge and experience with you, and, in turn, continue to learn.

The Back Burner is intended to assist in that endeavor by functioning as a medium for the wide dissemination of food service information.

We hope that you benefit from our contributions.  We also hope to benefit from yours.

Life in food service can be hectic and crazy.  It can also be incredibly rewarding.  Regardless, it’s always interesting, so no matter which way the pot’s boiling, take a moment to visit us here on The Back Burner.

About Greg McGuire

Greg has blogged about the food service industry for years and has been published in industry magazines, like Independent Restaurateur and industry blogs like Restaurant SmartBrief. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons and enjoys reading, live music, and the great outdoors.

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