Category: Industry Tips

Plant-Based Diets and Their Impact on the Industry

Burger King and KFC have invited diners to feast on new meatless offerings. As you scarf down an Impossible™ WHOPPER® at Burger King or enjoy plant-based chicken nuggets at KFC, you may reflect on how bizarre the situation would have seemed just a decade ago. But the defining trend in …

Tradition Vs. Technology in the Culinary Industry

The culinary industry is constantly evolving. Innovative technologies expand the possibilities of commercial kitchens in new and exciting ways, whether that means providing a precision fry-cutter or offering a hands-free way to whip up a creamy latte. For chefs and restaurateurs alike, new culinary tech can translate to more varied …

Essential Baking Tools Every Baker Should Own

Everyone on your social media feed seems to be baking sourdough bread. Who says you can’t achieve legendary baker status? Determined, you look up a recipe, collect the ingredients, and then drop your shoulders in dismay as you pore through your cabinets and realize you only have one baking pan, …

Chef Doug’s 7 Tips for Young Chefs

Doug Schonfeld, known at Chefs’ Toys as “Chef Doug,” has decades of experience under his belt. Starting in high school, Chef Doug worked several jobs in the culinary industry before attending the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating, he worked as a chef at Four Seasons Newport Beach before accepting …

Restaurant Reopening Resource Guide + Checklist

There is a seemingly endless flurry of news, updates, and new regulations for restaurants to follow as the ongoing situation continues to play out. If you live in a state where reopening your restaurant is an option, take the time to read the relevant resources and prepare your staff to …

The Top Essentials Every Kitchen Should Have

Have you ever explored the home kitchen of a professional chef? Seeing 10 unique types of peelers and contraptions designed to whisk a particular recipe can intimidate many of us. But don’t despair — a kitchen stocked with every flavor of prep tool is the exception, not the rule. You …

10 Food Trends To Watch

Just like the fashion world, the foodservice industry moves quickly from trend to trend. One minute it’s quinoa, the next it’s avocado toast. It can be difficult to stay on top of the latest food trends, especially when you’re not sure if they’re here to stay, or simply a flash …

Professionals Guide to Starting a Food Truck

While the food truck craze has settled down in 2019, starting a new food truck is still a great option for up-and-coming chefs. Not sure where to start? Buying and outfitting a food truck can be a daunting task, but it’s definitely manageable if you take it one step at …

What You Should Expect When You Rent A Commercial Kitchen

Renting a commercial kitchen can be a great option for food truck owners and independent chefs. There are a lot of rules and regulations when preparing food, but the main thing that makes a kitchen “commercial” is an official license. Essentially, the government needs to approve your kitchen for cleanliness …