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  • The Return To Culinary School

     Each recurring Fall Season, the back to school rush settles in. Thousands of young, hopeful, and talented foodies flock to culinary schools around the country to learn the craft and trade of becoming a trained chef. It's a great opportunity to learn from professionals while honing your own skill and unique approach to the world of cooking. With a culinary degree, you have the faculty, the facilities, and the room for growth that will allow you to reach your full potential. Like anything, doing well and succeeding at culinary school means working your hardest and learning along the way. The restaurant/ foodservice industry is a tough one, but the rewards, the relationships and the experience pays off in the end, and we happen to think it's the best place to be out there. In our mind, being in the foodservice industry means having stellar service skills, being personal, a leader, and always in tune to what will make the customer most satisfied.

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    In the past few years, Mission Restaurant Supply has been giving back to the culinary student community, granting the MissionRS Scholarship Fund to one student every year seeking a Culinary Arts degree at St. Philips College in downtown San Antonio (the pictures below show two of the students who've been granted our scholarship in the past!) We are so proud of our students and of all of you who are interested in pursuing a culinary education. The time is yours!

     

    Best of luck in the coming months if you're pursuing culinary school! Make sure to check our Culinary Student page on the website- a page devoted to all of you bright-minded individuals who might need new supplies before the session begins.
  • New Product Lines + Free Shipping!

    Our merchandising guru has been working fervently adding some exciting new product lines to the website! The latest wave of products comes from Vulcan Food Equipment Group, an umbrella company that includes Berkel Equipment, Wolf, and Vulcan Heart. Within these three product lines you will find a large range of commercial equipment, all available to you with Free Shipping when you shop at MissionRS.com!    Vulcan For over 130 years, Vulcan has been an industry leader of commercial restaurant equipment. Find everything from heavy duty Tilting Kettles to Restaurant Ranges, Salamander Broilers, Hot Plates, Fryers, Convection Ovens and Steamers in the Vulcan Product Line. The Vulcan history traces back to 1865 when the company manufactured cooking stoves and other products. Today they have grown to become one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial cooking equipment with its corporate warehouse located in Covington, Kentucky. Shop Vulcan.   Berkel In 1898 W.A. Van Berkel, a butcher from the Netherlands, discovered a new and more efficient way of slicing meat, and there was born the world's first meat slicer. The company today has a USA headquarters in Troy, Ohio and the product line still is heavily based on Slicers, but it also contains Food Processors and Vacuum Packaging Machines.  Shop Berkel. Wolf Highly reputable in the industry, the Wolf brand has come to represent dependable equipment with exceptional customer service. With over 70 years in the industry, Wolf has proved to be a mainstay in the business by manufacuturing products that you, the customer, can trust and rely on when you need them most. Wolf Equipment includes Restaurant Ranges, Salamander Broilers, heavy duty manual Griddles and Charbroilers. Shop Wolf.
  • Save Big with the Silver Saver

    One of the hottest, recently uploaded items on MissionRS.com is The Silver Saver, an innovative new product that rescues dumped flatware from your trash cans. The unit is essentially a long and skinny magnetic metal probe that attracts lost silverware when inserted into your trash can. It's advised that the Silver Saver be used every two hours by your kitchen staff or whenever the water in your dishmachine is changed. You can watch the unit in action below and make sure to visit the product page here for more information and product reviews!  If you're looking for proof that this product really will save business owners like you a significant amount of  money, use this handy Savings Calculator, courtesy of the Restaurant Remedy Group's website. (To physically use the calculator, visit their website!) Please note that there are 2 different versions of the Silver Saver, the Ultra and the Elite. The Elite is a replica of the Ultra except it comes equipped with a trigger that releases the collected flatware from the probe, leaving your hands mess free! This would be a great addition to ANY commercial kitchen, business, school setting, or place where flatware is in high demand.
  • 4th of July Peach-Blackberry Pie

    The 4th of July is the very essence of American summertime. With families flocking outdoors, revving up their barbeque pits and donning their red white and blue, the burgeoning summer season has officially made its grand entrance. Food is as important as ever on July 4th with BBQ, potato salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, berry cobblers, ice cream, and more all playing a star role. This year we are featuring a delicious Peach-Blackberry Pie by celebrity chef Bobby Flay that would be right at home (and a welcome treat) for your 4th of July festivities.

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    Makes 1 (9 inch) Pie Crust 2-1/2 c all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 10 tablespoons (1-1/4 stick) cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2'' cubes 1/2 c solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces, cold Filling 1 pint fresh blackberries 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur 5 c peeled, pitted and 1/2'' thick sliced ripe peaches (about 8) 1/3 c firmly packed light brown sugar 1/3 c granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 3 tablespoons peach brandy 1/4 c cornstarch or tapioca 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, cold 1/4 c heavy cream 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar What To Do 1. To make the crust, put the flour, sugar, and salt int he bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Scatter the butter and shortening on top and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1/4 cup ice-cold water and pulse until the dough just comes together. 2. Preheat oven to 375 F. 3. To make the filling, put the blackberries in a small bowl, add the blackberry liqueur, and toss gently to coat. Let sit for 5 minutes. 4. Combine the peaches, both sugars, cinnamon, giner, nutmeg, peach brandy, and cornstarch in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Let sit for 10 minutes. Fold in the blackberries just before adding the filling to the pie. 5. Divide the dough in half and roll each half out on a lightly floured surface to a 13 to 14 inch round. Transfer one of the rounds to a 9'' deep-dish pie plate. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the fruit mixture into the crust. Add some of the juices that have accumulated in the bowl. Scatter the butter over the filling. Roll up the remaining dough and unroll it over the fruit mixture. Trim the edges of both crusts to a 3/4'' overhang and press to seal while crimping the edges. Cut 6 slits in the top crust to allow the pie to ventillate during baking. Brush the top of the pie with the cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. 6. Put the pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet and bake on the bottom rack of the oven until golden and the juices are bubbling thickly through the slits (roughly 1 hour & 10 minutes) Bobby Flay Tip: Cover the edges of the crust with foil if they are browning too quickly
  • How Quiet is the Quiet One?

    The famed "Quiet One" by Vitamix is the quietest commercial blender available on the market. Pretty cool, right? No one likes to hear the screeching sound of a blender, particularly over and over again, so The Quiet One by Vitamix has proved a revolutionary solution to many businesses' problems. This high-tech machine is obviously a perfect fit for the business that's doing a lot of blending, particularly in the front of the house, like Coffee and Smoothie Shops. Trust in The Quiet One for unparalleled sound reduction and efficient service time after time.  So what makes it so quiet?
    • Advanced Vibration Dampening Technology makes The Quiet One up to 4 times quieter than its competitors
    • Magnetically Secured Floating Sound Enclosure
    • 48 oz Advance® high impact clear container  creates  quieter, faster & easier blending and pouring, resulting in happy customers!
    Other Reasons We Think You Should Invest:
    • 6 program buttons able to hold 34 optimized blending programs in memory, keeping drinks consistent time after time
    • Designed for High Performance with its 3 HP motor
    • Easy to clean and disassemble!
    • Variable speed control and automatic shut off are added benefits
    • With a 3 year warranty on motor base parts and a 1 year warranty on labor, there is no better unit than The Quiet One!
  • True Mfg Milk Coolers

    When it comes to quality, commercial refrigeration, True Mfg continues to set the bar very high. Some of the items True manufacturers best are their Commercial Milk Coolers, both single and dual sided. Here are a few things you should know about True Milk Coolers, particularly when the next purchasing opportunity comes around for your school cafeteria or other foodservice need.

     

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    1. True's unique oversized refrigeration systems keep milk temperatures colder while maintaining an excellent energy efficiency rating (and lower utility costs for you!) 2. 1 year warranty on all parts and labor plus an additional 4 year warranty on the compressor 3. Milk temperatures are kept in the range of 33 to 38F thanks to forced air refrigeration systems, including extra large evaporator coils, condensers, and higher horsepower compressors, so you can rely on the unit to do its job. 4. The all Stainless Steel Doors are great for easy, self service and they conveniently drop down when not in use and flip up, holding their position when they need to be open for a period of time. Door locks also come standard on these units. 5. Many True milk coolers are built with a non-chip, non-peel vinyl exterior with stainless steel service doors. The interior is constructed of an NSF-Approved  aluminum liner and a reinforced stainless steel flooring. {Note that some milk coolers, like this one have a solid stainless steel exterior while others have a solid stainless interior and exterior} 6. True Milk Coolers also come equipped with a convenient clean out drain as well as racks for easier storage 7. True manufactures all of their milk coolers in the USA-become a part of this great company!

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    Common Questions Why do some of the models have a -DS at the end of them? The -DS is referring to the Dual-Sided Construction, meaning there are doors on either side of the unit for double access Why do some of the models have a -S and a -SS at the end of them? The -S is referring to the solid stainless exterior of the cooler while the -SS means that both the interior and exterior of the unit are constructed of stainless steel. How Many Crates Will These Units Hold? The number of crates a True Mfg Milk Cooler will hold is dependent upon how big the cooler is. For instance, the TMC-34-DS holds 8 milk crates while the TMC-49-DS holds 12. You should be able to find the number of crates each model holds on the product page. Shop for Milk Coolers on MissionRS.com and get Free Shipping & Liftgate to your address!
  • Papaya & Blue Cheese

    June is National Papaya Month and we understand why after tasting how sweet they are as of late. This simple recipe, which would be perfect for the 4th of July or any summer outing, combines the sweetness of papaya with the zing of blue cheese crumbles and a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar for an overall awesome side dish. The flavor combination is altogether sweet, complex, and totally satisfying. Taking only 5 minutes of prep work, this recipe is beloved here at Mission Restaurant Supply- we hope you enjoy it too!

    What You Need: 1 papaya 1 large handful of crumbled blue cheese (or more depending on your liking) A generous drizzle of your best Balsamic Vinegar What You Do: 1. Slice the Papaya length wise and scoop the seeds out of the two halves. Discard the seeds. 2. Continue by slicing long slivers of the papaya and then remove the skin on each piece. 3. Serve on a large platter and crumble fresh blue cheese all over the top of the papaya followed by a light drizzle of your best balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!
  • What You May Not Know About Floral Coolers...

    Often times we get the question from customers about whether or not they should buy a floral cooler specifically for their floral operation, or if they would be better off with a standard merchandiser for their blooms. The answer is in fact more technical than you'd think and could directly effect your business if flowers are your field.   The main difference between floral coolers and basic refrigerated merchandisers that you would display food or beverages in is the refrigeration system. Floral coolers have refrigeration systems that are specifically designed to hold flowers at a precise temperature and humidity level. In fact, the True Mfg Floral Coolers on MissionRS.com are designed to hold 35°F with a baffled airflow, blossom supporting system that keeps the inside of the floral cabinet at the perfect temperature and humidity, ensuring the flowers have a longer shelf life. Other glass door merchandisers utilize refrigeration systems which don't maintain the correct humidity levels that a commercial floral case does, thus they can quickly deyhdrate and "burn" the flowers inside the cavity. As a result, this expedites the aging process and diminishes the life span of your freshly cut flowers. Invest in the Best with True Mfg Commercial Floral Cases and get longer lasting blooms! Plus, when you buy a commercial floral cooler or any refrigeration from True Mfg with us online, you get Free Shipping and Liftgate to your commercial address.
  • Get Your Ice Machine Ready For Summer

    In the hot summer months, the demand for ice in your restaurant or place of business goes up dramatically. Therefore, it's important to take extra maintenance precautions on your commercial ice machine(s) so you can extend the lifecycle of the unit while ensuring the cleanliness and purity of your ice. Remember, your ice is important to your customers and to the overall quality of your drinks.

    The most common analogy to help prove the importance of commercial ice machine maintenance is to think of your ice machine as a car. If you never maintain the car, change the oil, etc., it will eventually burn up and destroy the engine. Your ice machine is the same way. When it's working hard, particularly in the summer months, to produce a sufficient amount of ice for your demand, it's vitally important to maintain the machine often and regularly it so it doesn't wear down. No ice on a hot summer day = unhappy customers. How Often Do I Need To Maintain My Machine? Maintenance frequency is largely dependent on the usage. The general rule of thumb is that your machine should be serviced every 6 months. However, this largely depends on what kind of kitchen and demand you're talking about. Fast food chains, drive-thrus, delis, and other places would be advised to maintain their unit on a more regular basis to prevent the build up of scale and other impure substances that could harm the taste, clarity, and quality of the ice.  Heat is one of the biggest factors that can cause poor ice machine performance but so is neglecting to service it. Make sure the condenser coil and the evaporator are clean so production doesn't slow down. Our Suggestion For You We suggest scheduling a professional service and maintenance at the beginning of the summer. Having an authorized service agent physically take apart the unit, clean all the parts, sanitize it properly, change out the filters, and put it back together will ensure optimal, hassle-free performance when you need it most. To find a local, authorized service agent call the Manufacturer of the Ice Machine you have to schedule an appointment! Other Helpful Tips & Ideas: 1. The next time you're looking to invest in a new machine, think Energy Star. We have lots of Energy Star Rated Ice Machines that will rake in 10% more water savings and 15% more energy savings than comparable, non-Energy Star Rated units!

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    2. Keep the Machine in a Cool Place in the Kitchen (if possible) 3. Set the machine to run overnight for added energy savings 4. It's easy to forget about regular maintenance, so keep track of service dates and plan ahead so you're always on top of the proper maintenance schedule Check out all the Commercial Ice Machines available on MissionRS.com! Have you Read our Blog on Equipment Care & Cleaning Tips???
  • Father's Day Gift Guide!

    It's that time of year again! June 17th is Father's Day and we invite you to check out our Gift Guide for all the Fathers out there! These 5 Products are Best-Sellers at MissionRS.com and for good reason! Each is very handy with great prices to match! 1. Portable Butane Stove- With over 9,925 BTUs of power, this portable butane stove with a convenient, hard carrying case, is a fantastic gift for the camper and lover of outdoors-only $38.55. Get yours here!  2. Meat Tenderizer-With 3 rows and a total of 48 steel blades, this Meat Tenderizer is the most effective at properly tenderizing and marinating your meat selection. Get the best steaks and more with this easy to use tool- only $17.95! Buy it here! 3. Teak Boards- These gorgeous Teak Boards by Proteak are used as grilling tools or as a presentation for appetizers, cheeses, and more. Each slate is unique and eco-friendly and they're available in a number of shapes, styles, and sizes. If the board will be used as a meat board for grilling, make sure to snag one that has a juice canal carved along the perimeter. Get yours here! 4. Hunting Knife Set- This NSF approved knife set by Mundial is a fan-favorite for the 4 piece package deal. Great for fileting a fish or processing meats, this high quality set, available for $44.55, is the quintessential gift for the outdoorsman in your life. Buy it here! 5. Beer Schooner Glasses- For icy cold beer, there's no better glass than a frosted beer schooner. These Schooners, sold individually or in case packs are a hit with both our residential and commercial customers! The heavy-duty weight and ability to keep beer at the perfect temperature keeps the appeal high for customers near and far. Get some just in time for summer!

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