Category: Industry Tips

Sustainable Seafood: Adding Trash Fish to Your Menu

If you want to innovate your seafood plate, you have some excellent options. First and foremost, you can get involved in a growing sustainable seafood trend that allows food service professionals to deliver new approaches to the plate. The technical term for this trend is “bycatch,” and it’s becoming a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

28 Things Every Catering Company Needs

You’ve decided to take the leap and expand your restaurant or bar by catering off-site events. Congratulations! Catering will introduce new people to your signature dishes and hopefully translate to substantial profits for your foodservice business. When you make the transition to event planning, the amount of organization and preparation …

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 …