Category: How To’s

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice

It’s finally here! The Fall season. A time for falling leaves, autumn breeze, and everything pumpkin spice. When you’re looking for your pumpkin spice fix, look to Chefs’ Toys to bring you the ultimate homemade pumpkin spice by using a few spices you probably already have in your kitchen. Toys …

How to Stock a Home Bar Cart

  What do you put on a home bar cart? When it comes to figuring out how to stock a bar cart, let us provide some of the best suggestions on cocktail tools and the process of stocking a home bar cart for a big dinner party or other event. …

How to Clean an Ice Machine

It sounds like such a simple thing – cleaning an ice machine. But in our experience, this type of process can become really stressful, and concerns can lurk in the back of a restaurant manager’s mind. Why is it important to keep your ice machine clean? Well, for one thing, …

How To Start Recycling Cooking Oil

It may not be the biggest thing on your radar as you manage a busy kitchen, but after a while, as they turnover tables time and time again, many restaurant owners and managers will have a chance to wonder – what should I do with my used cooking oil? First …

How To Use a Dutch Oven

The dutch oven is a pretty simple piece of kitchen equipment. It doesn’t come with dials or fancy features or attachments or floor-standing racks or anything else. The dutch oven is essentially a stew pot. However, it’s pretty useful in a modern kitchen, for slow cooking and combining various flavorful …

How to Clean and Organize a Commercial Fridge

In so many ways, your refrigerator is the heart of your kitchen. It’s where you store your inventory until you’re ready to transform it into delicious meals for eager customers. It’s also the only way to keep all of your valuable supply chain materials — be they produce, meat, seafood, …

How to Care for and Clean Cast Iron in Your Kitchen

Cooking with cast iron is, for many chefs, a labor of love. Some see it as rustic or traditional. Others love the sustainable way that cast iron cookware is made and used over time. Cast iron cookware offers various benefits. For starters, cast iron cookware can last many decades longer …

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 …

How to Prepare Your Commercial Kitchen for a Health Inspection

Surprise inspections are unavoidable in commercial kitchens. You should expect to see a local inspector between 1 and 4 times each year, armed with a set of health regulations and food-handling requirements used to grade your establishment. Are you confident that you will pass? Below are a few straightforward ways …