Category: Buyer’s Guide

Meet Our Chefs: Doug Schonfeld

Chef Doug Schonfeld, who now shares his expertise on the sales floor of our Fountain Valley location, is a man who loves to create. Chef Doug, as he’s known at Chefs’ Toys, has decades of experience in the culinary industry and the chops to hold his own in any kitchen. …

Beer Glassware and Styles Guide

After browsing our cocktail glassware crash course, you’ve mastered the key differences between a Collins glass and a hi-ball glass. Most bar and restaurant owners understand the need for specific glassware like martini glasses but might order identical beer glassware and call it a day. It’s imperative to understand the …

Commercial Fryer Buying Guide

You’re managing a flagship burger joint or a popular American steakhouse. The crowds keep filing in, and everyone is craving fresh french fries or a platter of chicken tenders. It’s all hands on deck in your kitchen, and at the center of the action is your commercial fryer. A commercial …

Why Should You Buy Cast Iron Skillets?

Cast iron skillets are always referred to as something of greatness. The legend of a cast iron skillet is known to be the end all, be all of cookware. But, why? Today, we’re going to dive into all things cast iron to really understand what these fabled skillets are capable …

Buying Your First Industrial Kitchen Mixer

Industrial kitchen mixers are highly versatile, with a variety of attachments that can handle specialty mixing jobs. They’re an essential piece of equipment for any commercial kitchen. Almost every industrial kitchen mixer includes a bowl, a bowl lift wheel, a bowl guard, front/rear covers, mixing attachments, and onboard controls. However, …

Aluminum and Stainless vs. Nonstick Cookware

Having the right cookware is essential in any commercial kitchen. When foods stick to the surface of pots and pans, it can not only become a nightmare to clean, but can be a nightmare to serve. In a commercial kitchen especially, cookware sees its fair share of use, which makes …

Types of Disposable Gloves

You may not have thought of this but latex gloves are an essential piece of kitchen equipment. In commercial kitchens, gloves are used throughout every step of the cooking process—from prep to serving to plating to clean up. There are many different types of gloves out there and each serve …

Buyers Guide to Commercial Ovens

Your commercial kitchen is the hub of your business. It’s where you create—you put your heart and soul into every dish to ensure that the person eating it enjoys it as much as you would. Your commercial kitchen is often busy, crowded with chefs, servers, and staff that demand the …

The Professional Knives your Chefs Need

Knives are an essential piece of cutlery for chefs. No matter the skill level, if a chef is equipped with the wrong knife, it can completely destroy the outcome of the food. There are so many different types of knives that a chef can have, and each has their own …