Knife Buying Guide

Executive chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, culinary students, housewives, and just about anyone that’s ever prepared a meal all have something in common: the tools they use in the kitchen. Most novices, at-home cooks, and…

The Benefits of Filtering Your Fryer Oil

Although most restaurants have become more conscious of adding healthy menu items or offering fewer dishes perceived as unhealthy, you’ll still find deep fried entrees on the carte du jour. It’s hard to resist a…

Hoshizaki America, Inc. Ice Usage Guide

If you live in North America you’ve undoubtedly become accustom to having ice in most, if not all, of your beverages. Nobody wants to drink hot tea, or any other hot beverage for that matter,…

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance: Cleaning Your Condenser

Buying restaurant equipment is no different than buying a new car. Once you drive off the lot there are certain things that need to be done regularly to keep your car from breaking down. Every…

Ways to Combat Foodborne Illness

Proper food handling and preparation play a major role in preventing the spread of foodborne illness. Bacteria and microbes are often introduced to food by human contact and cross contamination. In order to avoid the…

Food Storage Guide

Storing food and other food products at the correct temperature may prevent food-borne illness but it can also increase the shelf life of certain items. Here’s a useful guide for properly storing food so it…

Equipment Care and Cleaning Tips

Cleaning your commercial restaurant equipment is necessary if you want to keep your doors open for business. Not only are health inspectors constantly breathing down the necks of food service operators, but restaurant patrons also…

Standard Weights, Measures, & Temperatures

Whether they want to admit it or not, even the most experienced chefs forget simple things like standard weights and measurement conversions from time to time. Don’t feel bad if you don’t remember how many…

Stainless Steel Flatware 101

Have you ever wondered what differentiated 18/0, 18/8, and 18/10 stainless steel flatware? Flatware is just flatware and stainless steel is just stainless steel, right? Actually, the decor of your food service establishment, the price…

Need Help Sizing Your Tablecloths?

Picking the right tablecloth color or pattern can be a daunting task. There seem to be so many options for someone looking to liven up their dining area. Do I want a bright and colorful…