Embracing Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables On Your Menu

Putting seasonal produce on your restaurant menu can impress your customers, help you to build a great culinary reputation, and allow your chefs and helpers to learn along the way! Why not take advantage of a local growing season to enhance what you offer in your community? Five Great Seasonal …

How to Care For and Clean Your Sheet Pans

Cookie sheets, or sheet pans, are really a must-have for a busy chef – these flat trays are abundantly useful in the kitchen. Yes, chefs use them to bake cookies, from oatmeal raisin to chocolate chip to the famous snickerdoodle – but they also use them to roast potatoes or …

Ways to Improve Your Restaurant’s Coffee Service

When it comes time to make a cup of Java, detail is important for a restaurant or food service business. Improving coffee service helps to enhance a general table service or advance specialized niche services like those offered at a coffee bar or coffee shop. So what’s involved in optimizing …

5 Tips for Outdoor Catering

Summer is an important season – maybe the most important season – on a caterer’s calendar. You have many diverse types of events to plan for: summer weddings, important corporate events and other big gatherings, starting off with graduation parties and Memorial day events in late spring. All summer, caterers …

Commercial Dishwasher Buying Guide

When you’re considering buying a commercial dishwasher, you are preparing to make a big investment. It’s not something that professional chefs are only going to use occasionally. Chefs and kitchen managers evaluating commercial dishwashers are making a long-term strategic decision that will impact how the kitchen works every day. In …

Silicone Baking Mats Explained

If you’re running a busy kitchen, silicone baking mats can be a great resource. These types of kitchen equipment are especially useful for baking, for example: Creating the best crispy cookies Baking croissants or other light and fluffy pastries Working with savories baked into phyllo dough Roasting certain kinds of …

Everything You Need to Know About Double Boilers

They might not be something that’s familiar in the average home kitchen, but double boilers are an essential part of a professional kitchen’s equipment arsenal. The double boiler consists of two containers. One of them is nested inside the other. The big container has hot water, and the smaller container …

How to Clean Copper Mugs

Copper mugs can be a great accent addition to a kitchen. These attractive cups, sometimes known as “Moscow mule mugs,” are great for serving the signature cocktail, the Moscow mule, and other classics. But copper mugs usually require some specific care. Here are some of the recommendations for cleaning copper …

Ice Machine Buying Guide

Unless you’re serving nothing but hot coffee and biscuits, every foodservice business needs an ice machine. This staple of the kitchen creates the one food item nearly every customer will order and consume in some form: ice. Choosing the best restaurant ice machine is no small order, and when navigating …