Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Food/Beverage Display Cases

    We've all been there: You're paying the bill at the convenience store, bakery, deli... and you see that case full of cold beverages or freshly baked goods and the temptation settles in. Needless to say, a couple of last minute items are added to the bill... Whatever foodservice operation you may manage, food and beverage display cases are a great way to boost sales and add to your bottom line. There's a big advantage when you can display products to your customer in an optimal fashion and lure them in for that last minute purchase. Restaurants thrive off of this kind of selling point and that's why we have a big selection of commercial-grade display cases for you to choose from. First question is what are you selling? Baked goods? Sanwiches? Fish and Poultry? Red Meat? Cold drinks? We have Refrigerated cases and Heated displays to keep all of your products at the proper stored temperature. FOR THE DELI Depending on your traffic and how many meats, cheeses, and other delicatessen goods you are trying to display, our single and double duty refrigerated deli cases will suit your every need. Double Duty cases have the advantage of two refrigerated compartments- one for display and one for bulk storage- whereas the Single Duty has only one refrigerated compartment. Shop Deli Cases Features of our True Mfg Single & Double Duty Deli Cases:
    • Gravity coil refrigeration system provides high humidity environment for optimal preservation of meats and deli products.
    • "Low-E", double pane thermal glass front display and self-closing rear doors provide maximum insulation for greater efficiency and energy savings.
    • NSF-7 certified to hold open food product
    FISH/POULTRY/RED MEAT Convenient stores, butcher shops, and delis can all benefit from our selection of merchandisers that attractively display fish, poultry, and red meat. We also have Refrigerated Sushi Display Cases!! FOR THE BAKERY Every bakery needs a display case or two that will showcase the day's selection of baked goods. Whether you have pies or cakes that need to stay refrigerated, or muffins and pastries that can sit in a dry environment, we have a number of different refrigerated and dry displays for you to choose from, all of which will help keep your products fresh. If you own a bakery or an operation that is displaying foods at different temperatures, our Dual Zone Cases might be the best choice for you. Half refrigerated half dry, this unit makes storing a wide range of products an easy task. Looking for a Refrigerated Bakery Display Case? Looking for a Dry Non-Refrigerated Bakery Display Case? HOT FOOD:  If your operation is selling hot menu items, Mission can help you find what you need. We have a big selection of heated display cases: Our units range from countertop merchandisers, hot food bars, heated pass thru units, and tiered displays that have a range of properties and variations. Whether it be temperature  controls and humidity baffles to keep food from drying out, interior incandescent lights to boost the product's appeal, NSF- listings, double-walled stainless steel construction for added durability, or adjustable shelves that can be angled or laid flat to display food in a different way, we have something for everyone here at Mission Restaurant Supply. Looking for Heated Displays? COLD DRINKS At Mission we are proud to stock an extensive collection of refrigeration equipment. We have everything from glass door merchandisers to convenience store coolers and open displays with vertical air curtains to stock your operation's cold beverages... Looking for Refrigeration? If we can help answer any questions or help you find what you're looking for, call us today at 1-800-319-0690 or you can email us at order@missionrs.com!
  • Commercial Bakeware

    The popularity and high demand for baked goods plays a prominent role in the foodservice industry. One of the most important things to remember for bakery owners, caterers, and restaurateurs is the importance of investing in quality products. Have you seen our Baking Supplies Page? We have a wide range of commercial baking equipment and supplies suitable for even the most demanding foodservice accommodations. Baking Supplies- We've got it! Mission is your one-stop shop for all your commercial baking needs. We have a wide array of supplies ranging from pastry cutters, stainless steel mixing bowls, sieves, sifters, pie markers, pastry brushes, cake stands, displays, professional chef torches, servers, and batter bowls. Undeniably, one of the top bakeware necessities is the commercial baking pan. We've got tons of options at affordable, low prices, from sheet pans, cake pans, pie pans, muffin pans, bake pans, and bundt cake pans to name a few. Decorating Supplies: Mastering the Art Cake Decorating is an art that requires immense expertise. Professionals in this sector of the baking industry rely on the best tools to get their job done to perfection. Our industry-praised Ateco decorating supplies are easy to use and have a quality performance. Products range from pastry bags, tips, and decorating tube sets which come packed in different combination, including 12, 29, and 55 pieces. Accuracy is Key Even the most seasoned bakers {and chefs for that matter} recognize the importance of Measurers and accuracy on a consistent basis. That's why we've always had a big selection of measuring spoons and cups at low prices. Particularly in a commercial setting where large quantities of product are being made, measurers become very helpful in monitoring cost and making sure that portions are accurate. This precision and careful monitoring can ultimately save you money. Our guide on standard weight and measurement conversions can also help to keep cost down! Equipment Restaurant equipment is no doubt a big investment, but you can expect high quality manufacturing and excellence in design with our trusted manufacturers and varieties. We have a large selection of commercial baking equipment from heavy duty Bake Ovens to Food Mixers {Countertop, Floor, and Hand mixers}, all of which help to minimize labor costs while maximizing production levels. Call us today at 1-800-319-0690 and we will help you find the right options for your individual business needs.
  • Irish Soda Bread

    From all of us at Mission Restaurant Supply, we'd like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Being an Irish holiday, we've decided to share one of the ultimate Irish foods: Soda Bread. There are many variations to this dish and this particular version contains raisins and a few additional baking essentials {1 egg, sugar, and a smidge of butter} that are often left out in other soda bread recipes. I think the addition will make it that much more flavorful. Best yet, this recipe is easy, straight forward, and  we've got all the cooking supplies you'll need to make it right here at Mission Restaurant Supply!

    Irish Soda Bread

    Prep time: 15 minutes                   Cook Time: 40 minutes Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS: 4-4 ½ cups flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 Tbsp butter 1 cup raisins 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 ¾ cups buttermilk WHAT YOU NEED: Mixing Bowl Wire Whisk Pastry Cutter Mixing Spoon Cast Iron Skillet or Baking Sheet Knife WHAT YOU DO:
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together 4 cups of flour, the sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Using a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, and then add the raisins.
    3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add beaten egg and buttermilk to well and mix in with a wooden spoon until dough is stiff. Knead dough in bowl- just long enough to form a rough ball.
    4. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and shape into a round loaf. {Dough should be moist.}
    5. Transfer dough to a large, lightly greased cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet. With a serrated knife score the top of the dough about an inch to an inch and a half deep in an "X" shape so that heat can seep through the dough while cooking. Cook in the oven for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. {Verify doneness by inserting a skewer and making sure it comes out clean.}
    6.  Let bread cool for 5-10 minutes and serve!
    Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Simply Recipes.

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  • Regency Shelving Units

    Space limitations have always been some of the biggest issues that face food service operations and commercial kitchens. Finding a way to effectively store a large variety of items and supplies given a limited amount of space is not only difficult but it's important for the overall organization of your workplace. At Mission we have always believed that Shelving Units are the answer for keeping the back of the house organized. Right now we are excited to announce the arrival of Regency Shelving Units, a new line of high quality wire shelving that is brought to you at unbeatable low prices. These NSF-approved units come in both Epoxy and Chrome depending upon your needs. Epoxy shelving is the all-purpose shelving that is suited for dry, cold, wet, and warewahsing environments. This means it will serve just as well in your refrigerator or freezer as it will for your dry goods. These shelves are made of a durable zinc-plated metal with a green epoxy coating. Chrome shelving, on the other hand, is suited solely for storing dry goods at room temperature or in heated environments. This shelving is made of a chrome-plated metal with a clear epoxy coating and can be combined with any number of shelves and accessories.  Regency Shelving Units can be used in a wide variety of applications including hospitals, restaurants, school districts, and just about any other large-scale commercial food service operation imaginable. They're also available in a wide range of dimensions and can be combined with other units so that you can create a customized storage system that meets your every need. Make sure to look at our whole selection of Regency shelving on our website and start maximizing space today!
  • The Glassware Guide

    Whether you own a restaurant or you're a frequent diner, it is widely known that beverage sales contribute largely to a restaurant's overall profit. Deciding what glassware to stock at your facility is an important factor to take into consideration. At Mission we have a large variety of Restaurant Glassware to choose from all at our best possible price. It's also important to consider a line of glassware that will be easy to replace and build on as you grow. 99% of people who handle glassware have broken a piece of glass at some point along the way-it's an inevitable reality. In a restaurant environment, especially during rush hour, the chances of chipping or breaking a glass go up even more.  This "Glassware Guide" is an attempt to better familiarize our customers with the basic tips and good practices so that you can invest in glassware that will last. The two most common reasons that glasses break at the frequency they do  are as follows: THERMAL SHOCK: Thermal Shock occurs when a glass at a certain temperature comes in contact with another temperature extreme. For instance, a glass straight out of the dish machine shouldn't be used right away for ice water. The glass needs to cool down to room temperature  before it's safe to use. This works the same way when the variables are inverted: a cold glass shouldn't be exposed to high heat temperatures until it has reached room temperature. It's the drastic temperature changes that cause stress on the glass and consequently make it more susceptible to breakage. MECHANICAL SHOCK: Mechanical shock occurs when a glass comes in direct contact with another glass or clashes with something else {platter, spoon, sink, etc.}. These small, forceful impacts create invisible abrasions or weaknesses in the glass which make it highly susceptible to breakage over time. Mechanical Shock is perhaps the most common-yet most easily preventable way- to break your glassware. Tips To Remember:
    • Depending on the number of people you have dining make sure to have an adequate supply of glassware on hand so that your glasses coming from the dishwasher can get to proper temperature before going into service
    • When cleaning or polishing wine glasses don't rotate the bowl and the base in the opposite direction as this can cause the stem to break off
    • Some people think adding vinegar to the dish machine's final rinse helps result in streak-free glasses
    • Pick up glasses one by one, not in clusters, because friction occurs when grouped together
    • Never use glassware in the place of an ice scooper. If your glass breaks while in the ice supply it's not only difficult to see it & extract it, but it could end up in your customer's drink
    • When bussing tables, use caution and don't stack glasses. Rather, put into racks or trays for optimal transportation
    • Never store flatware in glasses
    • Never stack glass on glass when storing as it can get stuck and easily crack when stored this way.
    • Throw away any chipped or cracked glassware. NEVER serve to your customer when there is a flaw in the glass. To view our full selection of glassware click here. Most of these tips are common knowledge but our hope is that it has refreshed your memory on good glassware practices. Have any questions? Email us at order@missionrs.com or call us at 1-800-319-0690
  • Amana Commercial Microwaves

    Mission Restaurant Supply is excited to announce a new American brand to our website: Amana Commercial (ACP, Inc.)! As the leading manufacturer of commercial microwave ovens, Amana® has been applying microwave technology for use in the commercial food industry for over thirty years. Recognized as "best in class," this pioneering company offers superior service support and quality control to supplement their leading  product lines. There are many reasons why microwave ovens have such appeal in this industry. First off, they help restaurants maintain exciting and servable menus by speeding up performance while sustaining safety and reliability. Amana features products that can cook up to 15 times faster than a standard oven. That's like cooking frozen food in just over a minute versus over twenty minutes with conventional methods! Furthermore, Amana microwaves combine up to three cooking energies to deliver hot, crisp, and delicious food in minutes.

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    "Higher Wattage = Greater Throughput!

    Greater Throughput = Increase Sales!

    Increased Sales - More Profit!"

    It's true that higher watt ovens are at the top of the price list, but that's why Mission features Amana's full line of commercial microwaves. Every customer can easily balance their business needs and budget with these great products. Not convinced yet? Here are a slew of additional reasons why you should include Amana microwave ovens in your commercial kitchen:
    • At least a 3 year warranty on every machine.
    • Access to ACP's Culinary Support as well as 24/7/365 ComServ Support.
    • Each unit meets requirements of commercial insurance policies and health inspectors.
    • No increased HVAC means easy installation. No hood necessary!
    • Save money while cooking green. Faster heat times mean lower power consumption leading to decreased energy costs.
    • All units are made of durable stainless steel to withstand use in a commercial environment.
    • Each unit has a compact footprint to fit in any kitchen with many kit-less stacking options.
    • Fast, consistent, and versatile cooking with programmable menu settings (up to 360 on some units)!Check out our Commercial Microwaves here! Let us know how we can serve you: Call us today at 1-800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com
  • Caring For ProTEAK

    We are crazy about Proteak's impeccable wood cutting boards and butcher blocks here at Mission Restaurant Supply. This company not only focuses on Renewable Forestry, but their products perform beautifully in both commercial and residential kitchen settings. Like any wood product, Proteak requires the proper care. Here are a few tips for sustaining your Proteak products:     Seasoning: Seasoning your new Proteak cutting board or butcher block is a vital step to take before its debut. Teaked wood has a highly porous surface so it's important to season the surface plenty and often to avoid cracking. {Try seasoning every other week.} The kind of oil you use to season the surface is equally as important. Proteak recommends using USP-grade mineral oil (no vegetable or cooking oil.) With the oil slightly warmed, apply it to the wood with a soft cloth, remembering to follow the grain direction. Normally the preliminary seasoning takes 4-5 coats letting each coat dry before applying the next. The oils below are also good options for seasoning your product:                 Coconut Oil                 Walnut Oil                 Almond Oil                 Beeswax Cleaning: Given the porous surface of wood you shouldn't ever soak your Proteak in a sink of soapy water. Also, avoid using extreme detergents that can penetrate and dry out the wood. Some options for cleaning? You can scrub the board with hot water and mild soap, making sure to thoroughly dry after cleaning, or you can use white vinegar, a mild chlorine bleach, or hydrogen peroxide. For further information on Proteak, visit their website.

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  • A Guide to Chafing Dishes

    In the catering world, Chafing Dishes are a man's best friend. Not to mention they are a vital necessity for anyone who entertains and handles buffet-style meals on a regular basis. The main goal of a chafing dish is to keep your food supply at the proper temperature throughout the event.  Best yet, they are easy to use, even simpler to maintain, and essentially, they make life much easier for the avid caterer or entertainer by not constantly having to worry about the temperature or presentation of the food. Here at Mission Restaurant Supply we have a wide variety of options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Let us help you find the right fit:    QUALITY The first thing to take into consideration when choosing a chafing dish is how much you are willing to spend. We've got a wide range of chafers at different price points from our basic economy styles all the way up to our heavy-duty stainless steel and copper selections:     Economy Chafers: It's hard to beat the price point of our economy chafing dishes. The 18-8 stainless steel resists corrosion and the clean, simple aesthetic makes for a natural fit in a number of settings. Best yet, these cost-effective units get the job well done. They are efficient and affordable and come in a plethora of options (roll-top, removable, round, rectangular, etc.)     Premier Quality: If you're looking for a chafer that is heavier duty and has a more  upscale look, you are in luck. We are excited to have added a brand new selection to our existing quality chafers. From hammered stainless steel to antique copper finishes and silver plate, there is a vast array that would suit your needs. Not to mention these chafers have higher quality manufacturing, ensuring they will be a great investment throughout the years.      CAPACITY Obviously one of the most important things to ask yourself before buying a chafing dish is what kind of capacity you are going to need. How many people are you serving? We have a big selection starting as small as 1.75 quarts and going all the way up to 8 quarts of capacity.    SHAPE So many shapes, so many options! Oval, Rectangular, Circular, Half-Round, and Square to name a few!     Oval:  Rectangular:                                       Round:                             
     
     
     
     
     
      
     METAL ACCENTS: Now we are getting down to the details... We have a number of styles when it comes to what kind of handles and metal fixtures you want your chafing dish to have. Basic plastic and gold are a popular option, but there are even more to choose from like stainless steel and silver plate.
     
                Basic Plastic:                                                                     Gold Accents:
    COVERS: Another important feature that you need to decide on is the type of lid or cover you want to have. We have Roll-Top, Removable, and Hinged varieties, depending on your preference.    Make sure to get a supply of Sterno Fuel when you purchase any of our chafers! Browse through our whole selection of quality Chafing Dishes and let us know if we can be of any assistance! Call us at 1-800-319-0690 or shoot us an email at order@missionrs.com.  

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