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A Better Menu Starts with Blending

Posted by JES Team on 4/28/2021
A Better Menu Starts with Blending
Time to start mixing things up with handcrafted blended beverages and meal selections. Get inspired and create something worth talking about!

Table Service

Posted by JES Team on 4/23/2021
Table Service
Time to Refresh – Savings on Tabletop Supplies

Cleaning Tools & Floor Care Products

Posted by JES Team on 4/16/2021
Cleaning Tools & Floor Care Products
Discover the right products for safety, sanitation & savings!

Source & Save on Your Unique Industry Supplies

Posted by JES Team on 4/9/2021
Source & Save on Your Unique Industry Supplies

JES offers a wide variety of industry-specific products, equipment, and tools at everyday low prices!

Countertop Supplies - Demand for Convenience & Cost-Savings

Posted by JES Team on 4/2/2021
Countertop Supplies - Demand for Convenience & Cost-Savings
Streamline your restaurant's back-of-house operation with our top quality, value priced countertop equipment. Organize and optimize your kitchen's valuable surfaces, using these durable and premium beverage dispensers, coffee and tea equipment, food warmers and cookers, combination food processors, and more!

Beverage and Bar Trends Growing in Popularity

Posted by JES Team on 3/26/2021
Beverage and Bar Trends Growing in Popularity
These drink trends are quickly emerging in 2021. Gain insights on premium beverageware, exciting recipes, and trending ideas for your Bar or Restaurant to refresh your service and menu!

The Surge and Sustainability of Take Out and To Go

Posted by JES Team on 3/18/2021
The Surge and Sustainability of Take Out and To Go
Find out how your restaurant can be a champion of social dining, while also being a guardian of sanitation with these safety tips, take out supplies, and to go equipment!

Bar and Beer Insights for Efficiency and Profitability

Posted by JES Team on 3/11/2021
Bar and Beer Insights for Efficiency and Profitability
St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching! Is your bar or restaurant ready with the best, state-of-the-art equipment made to conquer the holiday rush and wow customers? JES has the right tools, supplies, equipment, and wares to prepare your business for St. Patrick revelers and your loyal patrons!

Introducing Centerline by Hobart and Traulsen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/23/2021
reach-in refrigerator and prep table on left with two dishwashers on right, in center are words Introducing Centerline by Hobart and Traulsen

If you need simple, affordable, reliable kitchen equipment, try the Centerline range! Find out why Centerline by Hobart and Traulsen should be your first choice for commercial dishwashers, food prep, and refrigeration units!

25 Restaurant Terms Everyone Should Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/18/2021

You'll be amazed at how hard it can be to understand what's going on at a restaurant. Learn what these popular restaurant terms mean and know what's going on next time you eat out!

15 Non-Food Ways to Use Food Items

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/16/2021
woman with curlers in her hair looking into a mirror and applying coffee ground exfoliant to face

You might be surprised at how food can be used in non-food ways. Check out this list and find out how else you could be using common food items around the house!

Chocolate Cherry Cake

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/11/2021
whole chocolate cherry cake on a plate

You don't need to go out to make Valentine's Day special. Learn how to make this decadent chocolate cherry cake and celebrate Valentine's Day with as many slices as you want!

Can Spices Go Bad?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/9/2021
market stall with piles of various spices

Could your spices be bad? Find out how long spices last and the proper way to store them and never use bland spices again!

Classic Grape Jelly Meatballs

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/4/2021
meatballs with toothpicks on wooden board

You'll be surprised at the "secret" ingredient in these meatballs. Find out what sets these classic meatballs apart from the crowd!

8 Ways to Prepare your Restaurant for Major Holidays

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/2/2021
dining area with tables set for fine dining

You'll be surprised at how much goes into preparing for a major holiday event! Find out 8 things you can do to make sure your restaurant is prepared!

Introducing Metro

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/28/2021

Could your business be using its space in a more efficient way? Find out how your business can put its space to work with Metro!

The Best Way to Remove Oil Stains from Clothing

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/26/2021
dark oil stain on denim top

A stray splash of oil can ruin a perfectly good piece of clothing. Learn the best way to get rid of oil stains and save your wardrobe!

Broccoli Cheese Soup with Potato

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/21/2021
bowl of broccoli cheese soup

You'll want to take your broccoli cheese soup to the next level with this recipe! Find out how to make your broccoli cheese soup even better!

Everything You Need to Know About Pizza Stone Care

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/19/2021
pizza on pizza stone

You'd be surprised at how easy a pizza stone is to take care of! Learn how to take care of your pizza stone and never order pizza again!

A Guide to Commercial Food Pans

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/15/2021
food-pan-buffet

You'd be surprised by just how useful and versatile food pans can be in the kitchen. Find out the 3 things you should consider when buying commercial food pans!

6 Types of Cookware Finishes

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/12/2021
collage of cookware with variety of finishes

Did you know your cookware doesn't have to match? Different cookware finishes can meet different cooking needs in the kitchen better than a matching set. Find out which finish your cookware should have!

Tips and Tricks to Get Perfect Eggs Every Time

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/7/2021
four cracked eggs in green bowl with bowl of cracked eggshells and whisk in background

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods in the kitchen but can also be one of the hardest things to get right. Use these tips and tricks to make your eggs turn out perfectly every time!

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Mixer

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/5/2021
countertop stand mixers in commercial kitchen

Determining the right size mixer for your restaurant, bakery, or business can be a tricky task. Take these 3 things into consideration when choosing your next mixer to find the right one for your business!

Guest Post: How to Customize a Range to Fit your Restaurant's Menu

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/29/2020
close-up of gas burners

Does your kitchen's range fit your restaurant's menu? Learn about the different commercial range top options and find the best fit for your restaurant!

Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/22/2020
gingerbread cookie dough rolled out with cookie cutter shapes in dough

Everyone loves fresh baked cookies around the holidays. Find out how to make these festive gingerbread cookies and watch as they disappear in minutes!

Holiday Treats for Man's Best Friend

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/17/2020
dog licking nose lying on back on pile of dog treats

Don't forget your dog this holiday season! These pumpkin and peanut butter dog treats are easy to make and sure to be a hit!

Gift Giving in 2020

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/15/2020
wrapped presents on porch in front of front door

Instead of traditional gift exchanges, surprise loved ones by sending a holiday care package or dropping off a bag of goodies. 

How to Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/10/2020
decorated gingerbread house on table with Christmas tree in background

Using graham crackers to create the gingerbread house is an easy alternative to baking gingerbread pieces from scratch or buying a pre-made kit.

Spice Up your Gift Giving This Year

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/8/2020
collage of piles of various dried spices

Not sure what to get someone for the holidays? Check out these common seasonings and add flavor and a personal touch to your holiday gifts this year!

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/3/2020
present box with gold glitter lid and white twine bow next to 2020 holiday gift guide in gold letters

This holiday season gift loved ones in your life with some new kitchen gadgets they'll love.

Introducing Matfer Bourgeat USA

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/1/2020
assorted fruit pie and pie server next to Introducing Mafter Bourgeat in white letters

Whether you need cookware, bakeware, or kitchen tools, Matfer Bourgeat USA has it all. Learn more about their products and find out why they have a reputation as an industry leader for extraordinary tools and technologies for professional kitchens!

Thanksgiving Wild Rice

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/24/2020
white place setting with serving of wild rice with cranberries

Looking to try something new for Thanksgiving this year? Check out this Thanksgiving-inspired take on wild rice and add a new side dish to your Thanksgiving recipe rotation!

How to Season Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/19/2020
someone carving a turkey

The turkey is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving meals. Check out this recipe to get perfectly seasoned turkey at your next Thanksgiving gathering!

5 Ways to Still Celebrate the Holidays in 2020

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/17/2020
artificial fall leaves with give thanks written below in marker

While the holidays this year may look very different from previous years, it's still possible to celebrate regardless of where you and your loved ones are.

10 Items You Should Never Put in the Dishwasher (And 7 You Can)

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/12/2020
dishes and pot in bottom rack of dishwasher

Here are 10 items that should never be put in the dishwasher and 7 items that can.

Prevent Burnout in the Kitchen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/10/2020


female chef screaming while holding hand mixer to temple

Don't get burnt out on cooking. Keep kitchen burnout at bay with these helpful tips!

Add Cocktails To Your Takeout Menu

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/5/2020
line of colored mixed drinks in plastic cups with straws

Now is the time to experiment with alternative approaches to dining out.

Keep your Items Everyday Kool with Amerikooler

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/3/2020
close up of icicles, white text on left reads keep your items everyday kool with amerikooler

If you're in need of reliable, energy-efficient walk-in refrigeration units for your business, you need Amerikooler. Learn why Amerikooler's units are perfect for everyday businesses and never use another walk-in brand again. 

How to Get Rid of a Stinky Kitchen Sink

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/29/2020
hand holding teaspoon of baking soda above a covered sink drain

You'll be surprised at how easy it is to get rid of that unpleasant smell coming from your kitchen sink. Find out how to banish bad smells from your sink for good and never have a stinky kitchen sink again!

Why Nugget Ice is the Best Ice

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/27/2020
glass full of nugget ice, lime slices, and liquid with nugget ice and limes in background

Do you love to chew on ice when your drink is gone or just hate large ice cubes? Learn why so many people swear by nugget ice and never go back to another ice shape.

Jack-o-Lantern Bundt Cake

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/22/2020
two bundt cakes stacked on top of each other with orange frosting dripping down from top of cake

This jack-o-lantern Bundt cake is cute, tasty, and perfect for Halloween.

Keep your Outdoor Seating Area Cozy This Fall

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/20/2020
narrow and long outdoor seating area overlooking hills with tall patio heaters spaced between tables

If your restaurant has an outdoor dining area, you need to add portable patio heaters to your outdoor seating arrangements. Find out how adding patio heaters to your outdoor seating can help your business!

17 Useful Cooking Substitutions to Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/15/2020
rows of various herbs and vegetables laid out on wooden surface

You'll be surprised how useful it can be to know what ingredients can stand in for others when cooking. Read our list and find out what to do the next time you run out of something!

How to Change the Filter in your Refrigerator

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/13/2020
clear glass of water next to three different kinds of refrigerator filters

When was the last time you changed the filter in your refrigerator? Learn how to change your refrigerator's filter and how often experts recommend doing it!

Red Hot Salmon

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/8/2020
piece of cooked salmon on white plate next to sprig of rosemary

Love spicy food? Check out this recipe and take your salmon from ordinary to red hot!

10 Spoons Everyone Should Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/6/2020
tarnished spoons of varying sizes and shapes on dark background

Do you know the purpose of these 10 spoons? Find out what 10 spoons everyone should know!

Introducing The MIST Fogger and Disinfecting Solution

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/1/2020
MIST fogger machine and blue containers of dispensing solution on marble background

You won't want to miss out on the latest product when it comes to sanitizing large areas. Learn how the MIST fogger and disinfecting solution can help your business stay sanitized and safe for employees and customers!

9 Coffee Makers Every Coffee Drinker Should Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/29/2020
coffee maker on countertop next to gas stovetop with two cups of coffee

If you love coffee, you should know these coffee makers. Find out how many of these coffee makers you know and add to your coffee knowledge!

The Best Plumbing Equipment for Your Kitchen or Business

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/24/2020
bathroom sink and faucet with tiled wall

Plumbing is one of the most important parts of the foundation needed for a working, functional kitchen. Find out why T&S Brass should be your go-to company for all your commercial plumbing needs!

The Only Cooking Utensils You Need in Your Kitchen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/22/2020
kitchen countertop full of variety of kitchen tools including toaster, knife block, cutting board, pots, and kettle

Everyone needs a certain amount of cooking utensils in their kitchen, but it can be difficult to know which ones are essential. Check out this guide to see what utensils you need in the kitchen and which ones you don't!

The 4 Types of Commercial Dishwashers

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/17/2020
row of plates coming out of commercial dishwasher with worker in background

Dishwashers are a  very important part of the overall flow of a commercial kitchen. Check out this guide and find out which type of dishwasher is best for your business!

4 Ingredient Homemade Pasta

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/15/2020
close up of hands feeding sheet of dough through a manual pasta machine

Homemade pasta never tasted so good--or was so easy! Learn how to make pasta at home with just 4 ingredients!

Create a Bar in Your Home

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/10/2020
row of different mixed drinks, cocktail shaker, and liquor bottles on bar top

Going out to a bar with friends can be fun but exhausting. Learn how to set up a bar in your home and enjoy cocktail drinks whenever you want!

Gas vs. Electric Ranges

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/8/2020
countertop with fresh vegetables, knife block, and container of kitchen utensils next to electric stovetop

Whether a range is gas or electric-powered is one of the most important features when it comes to ranges. Learn the pros and cons of each and make the best choice for your restaurant!

All About Lodge Manufacturing Company

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/3/2020
manufacturer spotlight in black text on left with Lodge cast iron logo on right on light burlap textured background

Cast iron cookware can last forever if it's made with quality material. Find out why Lodge is the go-to company for cast iron cookware and why you should never go anywhere else for your cast iron needs!

Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/1/2020
slice of iced pound cake on white plate with rest of pound cake and wine glasses in background

This pumpkin spice pound cake is perfect for the start of autumn.

6 Basic Forks You Need to Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/27/2020
curved line of silver forks against dark grey background

There are a lot of tools in the kitchen, but not all of them are necessary for everyday cooking. Check out this guide for 6 forks that everyone should know!

7 Other Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar in the Kitchen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/25/2020
bottle of apple cider vinegar on its side with homemade label

Apple cider vinegar can be just as versatile as its cousin, white vinegar, in the kitchen.

How to Fix These 14 Common Cooking Mistakes

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/20/2020
man holding hands to face in distress while looking into open oven where smoke is billowing out

The next time you find yourself making one of these cooking mistakes, try one of these solutions to fix it.

How to Sous Vide the Perfect Steak

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/18/2020
pieces of meat, fish, and chicken vacuum sealed in bags next to pieces of garlic, peppercorn, and half a lime

Want to cook the perfect steak every time? Learn how to sous vide your steak and get perfection every time!

Tomato Basil Pie

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/13/2020
rectangular cooked dough with cooked red, yellow, and purple tomato slices on top

Love tomatoes? Then check out this pie! You'll be surprised at how easy this recipe is to make!

Bar Glassware 101

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/11/2020
row of mixed drinks, cocktail shaker, and liquor bottles on bar top

You'll be surprised at how many glasses there are for various alcoholic drinks. Learn more about what glasses are used for specific drinks and become your own bartender!

Caring for Stainless Steel Cookware

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/6/2020
collage of pots and pans

Want your stainless steel cookware to last for years? Follow these easy steps to make sure you're taking proper care of your stainless steel pieces so they can last for years!

Choosing the Right Ice Maker for your Business

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/4/2020
close up of metal tongs holding a cylindrical piece of ice with hole in the middle

There are as many options when it comes to ice machine features as there are types of ice. Find out which ice machine is best for your restaurant or business!

Equipment Every Food Truck Needs

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/30/2020
couple walking up to a white and pink food truck

There are a lot of things needed when outfitting a food truck. Check out this guide to help you get started!

The Top Tools Every Grill Master Should Own

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/28/2020
grill turner, tongs, and fork resting on round charcoal grill

If you love to grill, you know how important having the right tools can be. Find out what tools every grill master should have and what tools you might be missing!

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Furniture for Your Restaurant

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/24/2020
row of rectangular tables set for outdoor seating

Having good outdoor furniture can be paramount for attracting customers during the warmer months. Learn how to pick the right type of outdoor furniture for your restaurant and watch your customers come back again and again. 

A Beginner's Guide to Kitchen Knives

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/22/2020
row of different types of kitchen knives with shortest knife in background and largest knife in foreground

You'll be surprised at how many different knives you can find in a kitchen. Check out this guide to see what ones you absolutely should know (and have)!

Watermelon Salad

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/16/2020
bowl of pieces of watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese crumbles, and mint sprig

If you like watermelon, you'll want to try this summer salad! Learn how to make this watermelon salad and discover your new go-to summer staple!

Making Cooking Easier

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/14/2020
man in wheelchair opening upper cabinet door in kitchen

For those with physical disabilities, cooking can be more challenging than enjoyable, but it doesn't need to be. Find out how making a few adjustments can make cooking easier and more enjoyable.

21 Interesting Food Facts

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/10/2020
girl eating slice of pizza with one hand and pointing to black text at right which reads 21 interesting food facts with thumb of other hand

Do you know how the tea bag came to be? Check out these 21 facts about food and win the next trivia night out!

Caring for Wooden Kitchen Tools

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/8/2020
close up of rows of wooden cutting boards of different grains and stains

Did you know your wooden kitchen tools could outlast your plastic ones? Find out how to properly care for your wooden cutting boards and utensils and watch them last for years to come!

Red, White, Blue Berry Lasagna

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/1/2020
decorated American flag cake using blueberries, sliced strawberries, and white icing; bowls of sliced strawberries and blueberries in top left corner

Celebrate Independence Day with a twist! Find out why this "lasagna" is perfect for summer celebrations!

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Playlist for your Restaurant

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/26/2020

While it may seem like a minor detail, what music you play in your restaurant is vastly important.

8 Ways Restaurants can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/24/2020

It's never too late to begin implementing tactics aimed at maximizing a restaurant's inventory and making it eco-friendlier.

How to Care for Copper Cookware

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/19/2020

If properly maintained, copper cookware can last for years.

Benefits of a Small Kitchen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/17/2020

While you may get kitchen envy when you see a large kitchen, there are a few benefits to having a smaller kitchen space.

10 Ways to Clean your Kitchen with Lemons

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/12/2020

Did you know lemons could be used to clean your kitchen?

When was the Last Time you Deep Cleaned your Kitchen?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/10/2020

We use the kitchen several times a day and wash dirty dishes or clean up spills, but when did you last deep clean your kitchen? 

DIY Your Own Disinfectant Wipes

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/5/2020

Running out of disinfectant wipes? Make your own!

How to Wash your Face Mask

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/3/2020

You have a face mask, but how do you care for it?

How to Season your Cast Iron Cookware Like a Pro

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/29/2020

To ensure your cast iron lasts for decades, make sure your cookware is seasoned properly.

How to Avoid Food Waste

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/27/2020

Maximize the food in your kitchen and get as much mileage out of them as possible.

Classic Banana Bread

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/22/2020

Banana bread is an easy way to use the bananas your family refuses to eat rather than throwing them away. 

Basic Baker's Tools

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/20/2020

You don't need to be an expert baker to make chocolate chip cookies or banana bread, but it does help if you have a few of the right tools.

Health Tips Restaurant Goers Should Keep in Mind

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/15/2020

As restaurants begin to reopen, there are several things restaurant goers can do to help ensure their health and the health of other diners and restaurant employees. 

Keep your Employees and Customers Healthy: Tips for Restaurant Owners

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/13/2020

There are several things restaurant owners can do or implement to protect their employees and customers as restaurants begin to reopen. 

Items to Help Reopening Restaurants

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/8/2020



As restaurants and other businesses begin to consider reopening, protecting employees and customers alike is of utmost importance.

How to Help Local Businesses Right Now

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/6/2020

Local businesses and smaller organizations could use your help right now.

Popular Recipes to Make While you Shelter in Place

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/1/2020

Despite the endless possibilities of possible dishes, some meals seem to be more popular to make and share during this time than others.

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