Tweet Food processors and mixers have evolved considerably in the past decade to become more versatile and more powerful, meaning they can satisfy a growing number of food preparation tasks in greater capacities. A food processor has a central motor, usually self contained, that drives a shaft to which a blade or other cutting implement [...]
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Tweet Overhead warmers are fairly simple devices. They are typically used to keep food that is ready to be served warm before it goes out on the server’s tray. Overhead warmers have three main parts: 1. Element 2. On/off switch 3. Infinite Control Read on below for instructions on how to test and replace these three parts, or go [...]
Tweet The primary focus of any food safety program, and rightly so, is on the temperature of your food product. Heating food to the proper temperature and storing it at the proper cold temperature are vital to preventing contamination. But allowing foreign objects like hair, metal, and insects or pests to contaminate food can be [...]
Tweet If you’ve got a restaurant, you probably deal with a lot of oil. Between changing the oil in fryers, making dressings and sauces, and cooking on the line, the only person moving more oil in the neighborhood is the local mechanic. And, like any restaurateur, you probably buy the stuff in bulk containers so [...]
Tweet If you’re in the food service industry then you’ve heard about “local food” – ingredients sourced locally that are usually marketed as fresh, organic, and environmentally sustainable. And while local has fast become a red-hot trend in the restaurant business, some in the industry have wondered how to make local profitable. Food cost is [...]
Tweet Keeping a razor edge on your kitchen cutlery helps keep the wheels of your restaurant turning smoothly and efficiently. Sharp knives also improve kitchen safety, since dull blades cause staff to push harder while cutting, increasing the likelihood of slippage. The traditional sharpening steel has been used for years to hone kitchen knives. Unfortunately, [...]
Tweet Dear restaurateur, Do you sometimes feel like you have unique problems running your restaurant? Do you see other restaurants fuller than yours and you are wondering what are you doing wrong or what are they doing right that you could do as well? Do you feel like your restaurant is unique and you have [...]
Tweet The Stew blog, written by the Chicago Tribune’s food beat staff, posted an interesting article recently talking about the little perks that make a restaurant meal a more pleasant experience. Some examples from the list: • Purse hooks • Reading glasses for older customers trying to read the menu • Crayons and paper for [...]
Tweet Every restaurant serves coffee. It’s one of those standard beverages that any food service establishment takes for granted: restaurants of all kinds have always served coffee, and will continue to serve it forever. But unlike other standard beverages like Coke or Pepsi that are made by a third party, coffee is almost always brewed [...]
Tweet As anyone who shops in the grocery store knows, the cost of food has been steadily rising for a few years now. The recent economic downturn has slowed that trend somewhat, but the reality is that everyone in the food service industry is dealing with rising food costs, and they will be for the [...]
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