Category: Industry Tips

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 …

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 …