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Guide To Food Trucks

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Starting a food truck can be a much faster, and cheaper way of entering into the foodservice business than establishing a traditional brick and mortar restaurant.

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Dual Sided Cooking

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When thinking about adding new cooking equipment to your commercial kitchen, it’s critical to ask:

  • What’s on my menu today and how might it change in the future?
  • Will potential additions to the menu resonate with my patrons?
  • Are the menu additions appropriate for my concept?
  • How many meals will I need to deliver and how will this vary by day of the week and time of day?
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Tips for Cleaning and Re-seasoning Cast Iron Cookware



Lodge Manufacturing has made cast iron cooking equipment for more than 110 years. It was not until 2002 Lodge developed a vegetable oil spray system with high temperature gas ovens to season their cookware before it left their warehouse.

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Where + How Do Restaurants Use Berner Air Curtains?

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What is an Air Curtain?

From the office lobby to shipping and receiving, and from our front doors to yours, better environments use Berner! Since 1956 Berner International has been dedicated to maintaining comfortable environments and saving energy with Berner commercial, architectural, and industrial air curtains and doors. Berner air curtains and doors effectively prevent heating or air conditioning from escaping through open doors; while providing substantial energy savings, personal comfort, and insect control. Air Curtains and doors employ a controlled stream of air aimed across an opening to create an air seal. This seal separates different environments while allowing a smooth, unhindered flow of traffic and unobstructed view through the opening. Berner Air Curtains also help stop the infiltration of flying insects. For 60 years Berner has offered unmatched quality, performance, and dependability; saving energy and creating healthy, comfortable environments!

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Camping and Picnic Food Safety

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Spring is here, and summer will be upon us soon, so many of us have begun to plan camping trips, cookouts and picnics. These family and group favorites bring bonding and happy memories, but also present us with a heightened challenge of food safety.

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Stainless Steel vs. Non-Stick Cookware



The type of cookware that you choose for your home or commercial kitchen will have a large influence over your general cooking process. There are a wide variety of different types of pots and pans available to the modern chef, but none are as well-known (and argued about) as stainless steel pans and non-stick pans. The stainless steel vs. non-stick question is asked frequently by shoppers hoping to upgrade or restock their kitchen, and although people often swear by one or the other for a variety of different reasons, it is important to know about the differences between the two before making your decision. Keep the following things in mind when shopping for your next selection of pots and pans.

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Lightweight Fryers Perfect for Small Kitchens


If you don’t have a lot of room in your commercial kitchen but you are finding yourself in need of a good fryer, then you might look at a commercial counter top electric fryer as an option.

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Guide to Kitchen Knives

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Kitchen Knives come in many different varieties and it can be overwhelming trying to find what kind of knife you need.

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Manual & Thermostatic Griddles: Do You Know the Difference?



Often times our customers are confused about the difference between a manual and thermostatic griddles.  The difference is quite simple actually so we'll explain it in a manner that most anyone can relate to…

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An Introduction to Buying Sinks for Restaurants & Bars



Do you feel like it’s time to buy a new commercial sink but you aren’t sure what type to purchase? First, you should understand why you are buying it. The cost of the sink is usually in direct comparison to the job for which it is used. If you are purchasing one for the mud room of your home, then a sink that is not NSF approved will work fine; however, if you are in an industrial environment or a restaurant, then a NSF approved sink is imperative.

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Professional Cooking Equipment: American Range Heritage Series


American Range is a recognized leader in the commercial food service industry. With over 30 years of experience, innovative technology, and robust engineering have advanced their professional cooking equipment to withstand the challenges of the most demanding chefs and kitchens. American Range heavy-duty commercial series ovens are utilized by some of the world's most renowned restaurants, such as, WYNN Las Vegas, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Cafe' Gray NYC. These highly flexible and valuable oven bases and rangetops are modular and can be reconfigured to accommodate any kitchen or cooking style. American Range's residential professional line of gas ranges, French-door wall ovens, slide-in rangetops and cooktops are commercial grade; with the soul and capability of a commercial range blended with luxurious style.

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The Ins and Outs of Commercial Refrigeration

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What is Commercial Refrigeration?

A commercial refrigeration unit is a device that provides cold storage for food, beverages, and other products that require refrigeration in a restaurant or other dining establishment. Commercial refrigeration encompasses both refrigerators and freezers, and refrigeration units are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your kitchen’s particular needs.

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Who will be the Food Bank of Greenwood County's first Chopped Champion?

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Who will make the cut and who will be “CHOPPED”??? Who has what it takes to become the Food Bank of Greenwood County's very first “CHOPPED” Champion?

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Beyond Pumpkin: Menu Ideas for Autumn

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Here in the South, Pumpkin has long reined as king of the fall; but this year, chefs, limited-service brands, quick-service, and fast casual concepts have introduced non-pumpkin products and innovative spins on the pumpkin flavor with creative marketing campaigns.

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Wash, Rinse, Sanitize – How to Clean Restaurant Utensils in a Compartment Sink



Compartment sinks are not only convenient in the foodservice industry but are also mandatory in many cases. Most health and sanitation standards require restaurants to have a sink with three or more compartments to manually clean utensils and smaller equipment pieces. But washing smallwares by hand is not as simple as running some soap and water over them. Washing restaurant utensils and equipment is subject to standards just like washing your hands. This three-step process is kinda like the “stop, drop and roll” of warewashing:

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The History Of The John Boos Butcher Block Table



With over 125 years in the market, John Boos & Co is the primary provider for gourmet products, butcher blocks, and foodservice equipment in the USA. Capable of both wood and metal manufacturing at the same location, John Boos is the only manufacturer with the opportunity to easily and quickly expand their product offerings to customers!

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Wood Beats Plastic – Cutting Boards, Chopping Blocks, & Butcher Blocks from John Boos



While plastic is cheaper and more convenient for many applications in today’s modern kitchen sometimes there’s just no substitute for quality old fashioned wood. In addition to durability it adds both style and elegance to your kitchen with it’s antique finishes and beautiful colors. This is one of the reasons you see many world famous chefs on television using wooden cutting products in their shows. When taken care of properly a wooden cutting board, chopping block or butcher block will serve you well for years to come and they become even more attractive as they age.

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How to Host a Fish Fry



Community fish fries have long been a staple in the southeastern region of the United States. Fish fries are great for community building, fundraising, or even just family events, and their versatility and appeal has begun to spread across the nation. However, some who are unfamiliar with this largely southern tradition may have a few questions about how to “properly” host a fish fry of their own. Luckily, fish fries are traditionally very casual events, and preparing for them is usually not a terribly intensive process. Here are a few things to keep in mind when organizing your own fish fry.

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A Braising Pan Does It All, but a Lot of Restaurant Owners Don’t Know They Exist



There are many ways to tenderize meats. One way to enhance the food’s color and flavoring is to slowly cook meat in liquid to produce tender, moist meat. Stewing is one method of choice but to really use less liquid in order to retain those juices and flavors the best method would be to braise your meats. This particular method surrounds the meat around the juices and moisture created by the cooking process.

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Only Winners Deserve a Hoshizaki Refrigerator



Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer in commercial ice makers and refrigeration units across the globe. Now Hoshizaki has introduced a new line of Hoshizaki Commercial Series Refrigeration units. These new line of refrigeration and freezer units are top of the line in commercial refrigeration.

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Meat Doesn’t Have to be Thick as Rubber. We Can Teach You How.

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend preparing a delectable slice of meat if when you cut into your steak and find it still to be tough and like biting into a withered balloon. If you have had this experience before with various types of meats then you could have tried a hand-held meat tenderizer as a nice alternative.

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Use Social Media to Market During the Holidays



Social media marketing has rapidly become an increasingly influential presence in the sales world over the past several years. With more and more companies and individuals joining social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest each year, these online networking tools have grown into an undeniably powerful name-making and brand-establishing tool when looking to build one’s business.

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Wine Pairing During Christmastime



With the holidays just around the corner, many people have already begun to make arrangements for this year’s holiday dinner. We’ve recently discussed how to choose wines for a wine tasting , but it’s time to revisit the subject from a different angle as families and catering companies gear up to make their holiday dinner beverage selections.

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Now That You’re Cookin’, Check Out the Economy Pitco Fryer



Since 1918, Pitco Frialator have been manufacturing fryers in the USA and have been offering quality, reliable equipment for professional frying. They have since then been in the forefront of the frying industry. So, what makes Pitco Frialators one of the top brands in commercial frying?

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