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Happy New Year from JES!



2013 is almost gone and 2014 will be here in hours, so we have all made it through another year.  Ours has been a good one!  We’ve been able to expand our product line by 8, 636 products,  and we’re thrilled about the opening of our sister store,  The Now Ya’ Cookin’ Store right here in Greenwood SC.  We know we have you, our faithful friends and customers to thank for that.  We hope you’ve also known growth and joy in 2013 and that you will do so in even greater measure in 2014.  Thank you for your allowing us to serve you!  Have a happy and blessed New Year!

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Keep Them Doggies Rollin’ with a APW Hot Dog Roller



Everyone loves a good hotdog. It’s no secret that the best hotdogs are made on a grill. If you are a hotdog vendor and want to make a great hotdog then there is no better way to do that than making them on a hotdog roller . The question is why does a grilled hotdog taste better than a boiled dog?

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A Good Luck Recipe for the New Year



Food has always been deeply embedded in cultures across the globe. It has even been a part of festive traditions and ceremonies for thousands of years. One of the most prevalent food traditions in the United States, namely right here in the South, is sitting down to a meal which includes black-eyed peas and collared greens on New Year’s Day. For a long time, this has been a sign of good fortune as we roll into the new year.

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Just Fondue it! – Throwing a Fondue Party



Well, 2011 is almost here and that means its time to put your party hat on and get ready to ring in the New Year. Perhaps you are wanting to throw a New Year’s Eve party but are up in arms as to what you should serve your guests. While ham rolls and other hors d’oeuvres are a great idea for any New Year’s Eve party, they can also be very mundane. A great way to ring in the New Year with a little twist is to throw a fondue party.

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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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Oh Fudge! A Great Holiday Fudge Recipe



Christmas is almost here and that means it’s time to start making those delectable desserts for the whole family to enjoy. There are all types of desserts and treats to enjoy this holiday season. One that has never disappointed is fudge. A good fudge recipe is always a crowd pleaser around the Christmas season. Here is a great recipe that uses white fudge with red and green candied cherries that brings out festive colors. Makes about 64.

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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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Beautiful People in Ugly Sweaters | Merry Christmas from JES!



Since it’s finally the Friday before Christmas, us workers at JES (the best dressed office in America) decided to have a little fun and don we now our tackiest apparel. We think that we look absolutely smashing. You can be the judge of that.

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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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Did You Know That Elephant Birds Lay The Biggest Eggs? An Egg-Fact Infographic.



Check out our new Infographic filled with amazing facts about eggs.  If you like it please share by using the links on the left!

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Ahhh! We All Scream for Ice Cream Sandwiches



We are in the middle of December and the weather outside is proverbially “frightful” but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a cool snack indoors that will chill, yet delight your taste buds. We all scream for ice cream regardless of what time of the year it is. In regards to the frigid weather outside, Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream sandwich that was homemade? The first ice cream sandwich was made with a cake-like chocolate cookie and then after that they were made from an oatmeal cookie in San Francisco.

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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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The Merry Holidays at JES



The holidays are officially upon us, and JES is getting ready for the season with showroom decorations and special holiday-themed items. As you finish (or start) your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to keep in mind that items ordered online will need time for shipping. Don’t get stuck giving your friends and relatives pictures of their upcoming gifts due to shipping mistakes or unexpected delays. Be sure to have your online orders with J.E.S. submitted by 2:00 PM on Monday, December 17 to guarantee that your items are delivered on time.

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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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“The Perfect Cup” Hot Chocolate Contest



Good news for chocolate lovers!

With the winter chill setting in JES Restaurant Equipment is looking for the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate. We are asking anyone to send us your best recipe by 12/16/11.

On the 19th our in house chef, Chef Phil, will select several of the entries and make them for our sales team. Our sales team will have a blind taste test, to be posted on our Youtube account the following week, and select the winner. The winner will receive an Orville Redenbacher Hot Air Popcorn Popper! (pictured below)

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December 2014: Your Last Chance to Act on Section 179


Receive Your Complete 35% Rebate All At Once

Let’s say you just bought a $1400 refrigerator for your restaurant. The government considers your purchase to be a capital investment, and as time passes and as the refrigerator loses value, you can deduct its depreciated value from your income taxes. Basically, your refrigerator grows old and the government periodically sends you some money back.

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Top 10 Foodie Christmas Gifts of 2013



We at JES are happy to announce our top selection of gifts for this years top 10 guide for the kitchen. Don’t see the perfect item here – you can find more in our NEW gift guide category at the JES store.

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What Food Service Trends are Hot this Holiday Season


The Idea, Generally

During the past few holiday seasons, the food service and catering scenes have been dominated by a sleek, glossy aesthetic: reds, golds, lacy whites, baubles hung from the ceiling, snowflakes fixed to the walls, wreaths the size of car tires, poinsettias at the maximum capacity. But this year food service designers and event planners are dialing things back. We’re moving away from a Rockefeller Center sort of atmosphere and more towards a Grandma’s Living Room type design.

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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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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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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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Get Schooled in the Art of Ice Making



We at JES are happy to introduce Annette our newest addition to our web department. As content writer; Annette will be writing many of the new blogs coming up as well as the many product descriptions for the products being added everyday to JESRestaurantEquipment.com. Welcome Annette! – Jarrett

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The Tasteful Way to Entertain During the Holidays



The holidays are coming and that means it’s time to start rocking around the Christmas tree by throwing a great holiday party. If you’re having a little trouble getting started, have no fear we are here to help. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide of how to throw a stellar Christmas party in true J.E.S. fashion.

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