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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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A Dinnerware Buying Guide



Customers will pass judgment about your restaurant the second they sit down. That is why picking the right dinner plate is so important to the restaurateur. Dinner plates are an important part of your restaurant experience and thus should be well thought out before purchasing. It should complement the color and design of your establishment. When choosing dinner plates, you should consider several things including materials, colors, shapes and sizes.

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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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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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Things to Consider Before Opening a New Bakery



It has been said that smells trigger memories more than any of our senses. Maybe a cologne reminds you of your grandfather, or a hair spray reminds you of your aunt, or a specific fabric softener reminds you of a previous relationship. The power of smell cannot be under estimated.

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How To Brew Your Own Beer



A phenomenon has emerged in the brewery world that has caused a chaotic stir among those wanting to make their own beer. Home brewing has not only grown into a popular activity in residential kitchens but it has also gained a reputation in commercial kitchens as well. Making your own brew is a very inexpensive product that will easily rival anything else you could buy in the store.

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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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A Food or Salad Bar Can Liven Up Any Dining Room

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Many large restaurants and cafeterias offer food bars to give customers a myriad of options. Most of these food bars are rather large and tend to take up more space than necessary. Not only does this reduce the amount of possible table space, but it also minimizes serving options for your patrons.

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Guide to Walk-In Coolers & Freezers



Walk-in refrigeration units are convenient and often necessary for commercial kitchens. And though the process of getting one can be overwhelming it is important to have all of your I’s dotted and your T’s crossed when ordering a walk-in unit because even the tiniest detail can affect the outcome. The key is to work with your seller and be sure that they have all of the information they need to give you what you need.

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Advantages of Commercial Dishwashers

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Are all dishwashers the same?

Here's what you should look for when determining which washer is best suited for your restaurant and/or food service business.

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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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Loons, Spoodles, and Spoons. What?



What is a loon ? When most of us hear the word, we immediately picture an aquatic diving bird or perhaps your crazy aunt that hoards everything in her house until she becomes the talk of the neighborhood. In this context, we are referring to a kitchen utensil that can also be called a spoodle.

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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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Wine Glasses 101



Wine glasses are a topic of moderate controversy among various beverage connoisseurs. One wine drinker may insist that the shape of your wine glass matters a great deal, while another might feel that it doesn’t make a significant difference. Some avid wine enthusiasts would argue – perhaps pedantically – that each type of wine tastes better when served in a very specific type of glass matched to the qualities of the wine in question, but most home budgets can’t afford to keep over two dozen different types of wine glasses at the ready, and that’s not to mention the cabinet space that that would require. However, there are some generally accepted rules about what sorts of glasses to use in most everyday wine situations, and having a few different styles on hand should keep you well covered to properly serve just about any type of wine.

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Dexter-Russell Knives - A Cut Above The Rest



Knives come in all shapes and sizes in the kitchen. A chef is only as good as his or her knife allows. One of the biggest issues a beginning chef may have is learning which knife is right for them to buy.

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G.E.T. Decorative Bowls & Platters



G.E.T. Enterprises is a leading manufacturer in tabletop restaurant smallwares . They have a wide selection of soup and rice bowls. These bowls are 8 oz. in depth and have several decorative patterns including several Oriental designs. They are made of melamine and are NSF listed. They also offer platters to complement the bowls and are sold in sets. These items are great for either commercial or residential tabletops.

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Large Tax Deductions for Your Restaurant Equipment



It’s Christmas, but bear in mind it’s also almost the end of 2013, and there are some very good things that might not be around after 2013. One of those is the Section 179 Business Tax Break, which is substantially greater than it was in 2012, and not something you want to let pass by. If you’re thinking about purchasing, now truly is the best time.

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The Hottest Thing in Ice: New Ice-O-Matic Undercounters!



Ice-O-Matic recognizes that the face of the food service industry is changing, and they’re on the cutting edge of keeping up with these changes. It’s for this reason that they’ve introduced the HIS line , a new line of compact, under-counter ice machines.

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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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Southbend: The Gentleman's Gas Range



Range ovens are a necessity in any restaurant. These ovens allow you the option to cook more than one thing at a time whether it's baking rolls in the oven or cooking stir fry on the stove top griddle.

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