Home / Tag Archives: Featured

Tag Archives: Featured

Commercial Kitchen DIY: Gas Connections

When you decided to open a restaurant, you probably did so because you had a passion for cooking (Hopefully, because it certainly isn’t for the profit margins!). You know your way around a Santoku and chinois, and can set up a proper mise en place blindfolded. From spatulas, knives, mixing …

Read More »

Types of Cookware Materials

As a cook in a commercial kitchen, consistency is key to keeping food costs low and customers happy. Knowing which types of pan materials are best suited to the foods you cook is helpful when creating a good menu. For example, if your restaurant specializes in homemade pasta sauces, I wouldn’t …

Read More »

[CONTEST ALERT] Enter to Win Food Storage Essentials by Cambro

Food safety starts with food storage. Keeping your products fresh and free from cross-contamination ensures customers stay safe. Cambro’s collection of food storage containers are NSF certified and made of virtually unbreakable polycarbonate. Clear sides with printed measurements make it easy to see product inside. So what are you waiting …

Read More »

On the Rocks: The Best Liquors Served on Ice

There’s something about sipping a drink on the rocks that makes anyone come off as a class act. And while pouring Black Velvet onto a handful of ice cubes probably won’t impress anyone, knowing which drinks serve best over ice in a rocks glass will impress your friends, peers and family, …

Read More »

Sustainability When You’re On a Budget

By far, one of the biggest criticisms we hear about going sustainable is the high initial price tag. It’s true that you won’t see or recoup the cost of some technologies like high efficiency faucets and LED lights until as much as 12 or even 24 months after purchasing—which, if …

Read More »

Ice-o-Matic’s Alternative to Artisanal Ice Cubes

With the introduction of craft cocktails and a return to pre-prohibition era concoctions, we've all seen those massive cubes of ice in our Manhattans and Negronis. Those artisan ice cubes can add up to 70 cents in costs per cocktail and their production is less than efficient. Read more to find out Ice-O-Matic's solution to this predicament.

Read More »

Tips for Making Even Bigger Tips

Here in the states, the debate for and against the tipping system in the foodservice industry will always be a point of contention. But I’m not here to talk about that. Instead, let’s talk about how to make the best of the system now—like how to make bigger tips. Here at …

Read More »

Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, Colorado

To watch Owner Dan Hayward of Savory Spice Shop speak to customers about spices is to watch an artisan at work. This morning I’m in Savory Spice Shop’s Boulder location, a Broadway fixture since July of 2008. A customer walks in holding a handwritten list of spices he’s eager to …

Read More »