Patterned, matte, shiny, smooth, textured… there are so many kinds of flatware you can buy for your restaurant. Not sure which to pick? We’ve done the research for you.
Commercial mixers are named for the way they mix. Once we determine if a mixer is a planetary, spiral, or vertical cutter mixer, we then have to determine where it is going to sit in the commercial kitchen. The options are either the bench mixer, floor mixer or the smaller stand mixer. Let’s define all of these mixers and perhaps help you determine which one is right for your commercial kitchen, bakery or restaurant. Mixer Types The mixer type is defined by how the mixing occurs. If the agitator of the mixer is the actual moving part and the […]
Nearly every restaurant, commercial kitchen, concession stand, bar, deli, coffee shop, food truck, hotel and hospital needs an ice machine. Bar none. In many cases, you need more than one and perhaps an ice bin to hold your ice. What determines the right ice machine is the type of ice you need and how much ice you need in a day. Let’s take a look at those options. Types of Ice Produced by Commercial Ice Makers Ice type is definitely something to consider. Because there are different types of ice, it should vary based on how you intend to use […]
Banquet, buffet and catered events all rely on chafers to present their foods to the adoring and consuming crowd. Chafing dishes can tell a lot about the company who choose it and certainly there are many functions of chafing dishes that make it the right or wrong one for your company. So we’re going to go through the different aspects of chafers too help you determine the right chafing dish for your needs. We’ll take a look at the shape, the sizes, the cover types, the heat source and the finishes to help you decide what kind of impression you […]
OK. So a commercial kitchen does not have to have a food processor to prep foods or puree soups. A chef or prep cook can use other appliances already in the kitchen, like blenders. They can painstakingly chop vegetables very small by hand. They can grate whole blocks of cheese with traditional cheese graters. Or shred a large amount of potatoes the old fashioned way. Or knead small amounts of dough. They can, they just shouldn’t. The true worth of a commercial food processor is time saved. It is truly a versatile tool whose sole purpose is to increase efficiency […]
There are four main factors to consider when purchasing a pizza oven for your commercial pizza kitchen: space or area for an oven, what you pizza output is (volume), what kinds of pizza you bake and price. Let’s take a look at three types of commercial pizza ovens and determine which is right for your commercial pizza kitchen. Countertop Pizza Ovens Perfect for space savers, these ovens have a lower production capacity than other types of pizza ovens. What you gain in space, you give up in output. These small sized ovens are ideal for concession stands, convenience stores, […]
What’s the big deal with kitchen scales? It’s about portion control. It’s about making sure you receive all of the weight controlled items you pay for. It’s about ensuring your sell exactly how much you think you sell. Those nickels and dimes add up very quickly in your food supplies bottom line. If your kitchen had the right scales, the poor portion control would nearly disappear. So let’s look at the different types of scales and their functions. Digital Portion Scales The digital portion scale is intended to assist in portion control by quickly and accurately measuring portions to be […]