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Frozen beverages, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, are one of the most profitable items you can offer in your venue. The cost is low, the return is high, and the maintenance is a piece of cake. So what machine should you invest in for your business? What size frozen beverage machine would best suit the volume of customers that you have? At Mission Restaurant Supply, we want to make sure that you have all of the resources you need to make smart purchases for your business. The user guide posted below for our Frosty Factory frozen beverage machines is yet another resource that we provide for our customers. Check out the chart below to see serving sizes and intervals to see which machine you should purchase for your venue. Still not sure which Frosty Factory machine is best for your business? Feel free to call us (800-319-0690) or email us with your questions.
At Mission Restaurant Supply we have a lot of love for our customers. Every individual in our company is dedicated to our community and to each other. That's why we decided that we wanted to feature chefs around the country that we have had the honor of getting to know on a personal level and that we believe have truly influenced the foodservice industry in a very positive way. These individuals are pioneers in the kitchen and beyond. They are not only determined to deliver an incredible experience, but also dedicated to the well being of their guests and staff. AUGUST 2010 Chef Feature Chef Patricia Wenckus Auden's Kitchen At first glance, Auden's Kitchen doesn't seem like the kind of restaurant that would be known for its fried chicken and home-style cooking. Although the original intention was for it to be the "neighborhood restaurant", the décor and atmosphere hardly compare to the neighborhood spots that we're most accustomed to. But what an upgrade to home-style cooking! For a very reasonable price you can enjoy delicious food that is paired with one of their many specialty beers or incredible wines. "Guests are often surprised at how affordable our menu is. The prices are super competitive," stated Wenckus. Bruce Auden, also owner of the well-known Biga on the Banks in downtown San Antonio, wanted to open a more affordable venue that was also family friendly to the Stone Oak area. He brought in Patricia Wenckus, who once had a lead role at Biga, to run the restaurant and write up the menu for Auden's Kitchen. Although Wenckus has more than 10 years of restaurant experience and has worked in fine dining venues across the country, she feels at home at Auden's Kitchen. She told us, "I like to make food that reminds me of home. I've looked back at a lot of my mom's recipes and just changed them around a little bit." Chef Wenckus continues to modify her recipes for Auden's Kitchen to fit customers' requests. "The most important part of my job is making sure that the food is good and that both the clientele and staff are happy," stated Wenckus, "Everything else will fall into place." She also mentioned that the best piece of advice she ever received was simply to 'make it happen'. Wenckus let us know that you just have to focus on the end goal and that excuses don't fly. There is always some way to make do and to make things work out for the best. "Always speak up, give ideas, and make sure that everyone's input counts. There really has to be creativity and input throughout the entire staff." If you would like to visit Auden's Kitchen or learn more about the venue, please visit their site at: http://www.audenskitchen.com/ or call 210.494.0070 Thank you to Chef Wenckus and her amazing team for their time and efforts. If you know of a chef that you would like to see featured, please contact us at: email@example.com (210) 354-0690 ext. 243
At Mission Restaurant Supply we have a lot of love for our customers. Every individual in our company is dedicated to our community and to each other. That's why we decided that we wanted to feature chefs around the country that we have had the honor of getting to know on a personal level and that we believe have truly influenced the foodservice industry in a very positive way. These individuals are pioneers in the kitchen and beyond. They are not only determined to deliver an incredible experience, but also dedicated to the well being of their guests and staff.
San Antonio is known as the capital of Mexican food. Finding someone who makes authentic Mexican food however, is a little bit more difficult because restaurant chefs tend to modify their food for more American tastes. Chef Blanca Aldaco refuses to risk losing the original flavors of Mexico in her food by adding ingredients that aren't authentic. "I've always said that my food is more Mex than Tex. I make my food fresh and with true Mexican flair. There are no substitutes and you can be rest assured that my food will amaze your taste buds," said Blanca. She has been creating delicious Mexican cuisine in San Antonio for more than twenty years now and is most well-known for introducing the famous tres leches cake and the avocado martini to South Texas. Chef Aldaco is dedicated to perfecting every aspect of her successful venue, from front-of-house operations to back-of-house, to making unique food and specialty drinks from scratch, and to making sure that each guest leaves more satisfied than the last time. "The key is organization and attention to detail. So many restaurants lack these two key traits and that's why they fail. We never miss a detail and our guests don't leave upset," she said, also stating that, "Our chefs and event planners always have a plan and timeline. We want to be accountable for everything that happens in this restaurant." Make just one visit to Aldaco's and you'll see exactly what she means. The service, food, drinks, entertainment, and views from the hill top or the train station mold together seamlessly and make for one incredible experience. Blanca has a number of guests that are dedicated to her and to her business, which has a lot to do with her generosity towards the community. She has head started several charities and hosted events in honor of complete strangers. One project that she began was the "Perfect Stranger" charity event, which raised money for a man that had been diagnosed with cancer but couldn't afford the escalating hospital costs. In just a few short weeks, she and the local community raised more than $30,000 for the man's family. Blanca Aldaco also recognized the need for more chairs at sporting events at her daughter's high school. With the help of other parents, $6,000 was raised to purchase new chairs with the high school's name on them. "I want to do anything that I can to help, even if I don't know who it is I'm helping." If you would like to visit Aldaco's or learn more about the venue, please visit their site at: http://www.aldacos.net/ or call 210.222.0561 Thank you to Chef Aldaco and her amazing team for their time and efforts. If you know of a chef that you would like to see featured, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 354-0690 ext. 234
At Mission Restaurant Supply we have a lot of love for our customers. Every individual in our company is dedicated to our community and to each other. That's why we decided that we wanted to feature chefs around the country that we have had the honor of getting to know on a personal level and that we believe have truly influenced the foodservice industry in a very positive way. These individuals are pioneers in the kitchen and beyond. They are not only determined to deliver an incredible experience, but also dedicated to the well being of their guests and staff. Chef Gabriel Diaz is amazing. Why? He works harder than anyone I know, he's incredibly humble, and his food is insanely good. Not to mention he plans to take on an even heavier work load in the coming weeks and he doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. "When I'm at home my time is spent with my family, but when I'm at work my time is spent figuring out what I can do next. I'm always experimenting, and teaching, and implementing." Just recently when the chefs of The Lion & Rose were asked who was interested in heading the new catering program Chef Diaz jumped at the opportunity. He told us that the best part of his job is being a part of the growth. "The more the company grows, the more I grow. By taking on the new catering program, I had a chance to develop my cooking skills even more." The Lion & Rose doesn't plan on taking baby steps either. With five successful stores opened in two different cities in just five short years there's no reason to hold back. The Lion & Rose concept was one the first of its kind in San Antonio, which paved the way for immediate expansion and a huge fan base. In the coming months, Chef Diaz and his team plan to take on a number of different projects to ensure a solid presence in San Antonio and beyond. "We have five restaurants, a catering program, a brand new tea-time menu, we provide room service to a local hotel, we make deliveries, and we host events. On top of that we have a community that supports us because we have an owner that believes in supporting the community. He's very generous," Diaz told us. The Lion & Rose supports a long list of organizations by giving charitable donations, hosting quarterly dinners for the Wounded Warriors of San Antonio, participating the yearly Renaissance Festival for St. Francis Church, supporting the Race for the Cure, and getting involved with sports teams across the state. It really is quite amazing how such a small team of dedicated foodservice professionals can take on so much. According to Chef Diaz, "You have to just get out of your comfort zone, step into the fire, and empower yourself. I personally kind of like the fire - it excites me. It works for me and for this business." If you would like to visit The Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub or learn more about the venue, please visit their site at: http://www.thelionandrose.com/ or call 210.878.0034. Thank you to Chef Diaz and his amazing team for their time and efforts. If you know of a chef that you would like to see featured, please contact us at: email@example.com (210) 354-0690 ext. 243
Over the years, Mission Restaurant Supply has provided quality restaurant supplies and equipment to businesses all over the country. We have become the premier source for smallwares and kitchen equipments for bars, cafes, hotels, schools and many more venues. What we didn't realize was how many artists and young engineers were purchasing supplies to make something totally new and innovative. We were extremely happy to see that our products could be so useful to individuals that weren't even involved with the foodservice industry. Check out some of the ways that these truly fantastic artists and engineers utilized different kitchen products.
Todd Owyoung Music Photographer Todd is an extremely talented music photographer and has gained a ton of recognition for his work. His photos can be seen everywhere and his creativity is unsurpassed. We were pleased to find that he had actually used a few of our products in his DIY Tutorial on how to make a beauty dish. His simple step-by-step tutorial proved to photographers everywhere that they too could be more innovative when constructing photography equipment. To see his DIY Beauty Dish tutorial video, please click here. - Check out the products he used below:
Uni-Directional WIFI Range Extender This is probably one of the most brilliant (and cost efficient) ways we have ever seen someone extend their WIFI usage. This simple design is something that any individual with enough time on their hands could duplicate. - This is what you'll need:
The Creative Child: Sensory Exploration with Beans We're all for fun projects for kids and this food storage container that was made into a plan bin is perfect. Simply by taking some small objects, lots of beans, a large bin, and a plastic scoop you can transform basic kitchen supplies into something fun for your child. Try it at home today. - Don't forget to buy:
Funnel for Speakers By far the best idea anyone has had yet for utilizing their extra kitchen supplies - and it's so simple, too! This person had the brilliant idea of simply hooking up their plastic funnels to the earpieces of their MP3 players. Voila! New speakers. - You need this:
Solar Funnel Cooker Ever been stuck in the wilderness somewhere with a piece of cardboard, a measuring cup, a metal bowl, and a plastic bag and wondered what to do with them? Probably not, but this guy must have found himself in that very situation. Actually he just wanted to demonstrate that you could make your very solar funnel cooker from products that you have around the house. Check out his tutorial on how to make one in your very own home. - Must buy items:
DIY Fork iPhone Stand We all love to keep our precious smart phones safe, but holding them all day can be pretty tiresome. This cool little contraption made only from forks and spoons is the perfect solution. It's easy and cheap to make, super cute, and can be placed anywhere. Who knew silverware could be so entertaining? - The necessary materials:
Blender Defender I'm not going to lie - this idea is a little far-fetched. However, for those of us who understand what a nuisance (and joy) pets can be at times this project is perfect. You just take a blender of any size, hook it up to a strobe light, a network camera, and a 10x appliance module and you're good to go. Don't worry; your furry little friend will be okay. - The essential item:
For more information on these projects, the individuals who created them, or detailed instructions please visit the following sites: Alternative Uses for a Colander http://www.instructables.com/id/Uni-Directional-WIFI-Range-Extender/ DIY Beauty Dish http://ishootshows.com/2010/02/23/diy-beauty-dish-video-tutorial/ Bowls for Kids http://www.isismaternity.com/blog/index.php/2010/01/26/the-creative-child-sensory-exploration-with-beans/ Funnels for Speakers http://www.pcworld.com/article/188289/diy_two_funnels_earbuds_old_tech_rock_on.html Solar Funnel Cooker http://solarcooking.org/plans/funnel.htm DIY Fork iPhone Stand http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20100305/diy-fork-head-iphone-stand/ Blender Defender http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20081019/the-blender-defender-keeps-cats-off-the-counters/ http://www.plasma2002.com/blenderdefender/ Special thanks to Instructables.com, Todd Owyoung of ishootshows.com, Isis Parenting, PC World, CoolestGadgets.com, and Steven E Jones (Professor of Physics at Brigham Young University). All images shown are from noted sources above. For more information on Mission Restaurant Supply or our products, please check out our main site at www.MissionRS.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you!
At Mission Restaurant Supply we have a lot of love for our customers. Every individual in our company is dedicated to our community and to each other. That's why we decided that we wanted to feature chefs around the country that we have had the honor of getting to know on a personal level and that we believe have truly influenced the foodservice industry in a very positive way. These individuals are pioneers in the kitchen and beyond. They are not only determined to deliver an incredible experience, but also dedicated to the well being of their guests and staff. After frequenting Papa Louie's Diner since it opened in December and realizing how incredible the food was, I knew that we had to feature Chef Martinez. I have never met a chef that remembered every single one of his guest's names and where they were from. On top of that, he remembers what they order and how they like their food prepared. He even greets his guests out on the sidewalk right outside of his small family-owned restaurant in Southtown. He told us that, "San Antonio is big on tourism, but getting the locals attention is always important. They come back over and over, and that's what I want." His style of cooking didn't come from San Antonio though - it was actually greatly influenced by the food and culture he experienced while living in Chicago. "I love the music, the food, the people, the nightlife," he said, "I wanted to bring that to my venue here." Living in Chicago is actually what inspired Chef Martinez to go to culinary school in the first place at CIC (Culinary Institute of Chicago) in 2000. Nearly ten years later, Papa Louie's was born and has become a local hotspot in San Antonio. The food and atmosphere are outstanding and everything is made to order. "I don't believe in making food come out super fast. I believe in quality and consistency, and I've found that guests are willing to wait because they end up enjoying a great meal that was prepared exactly how they wanted it. I am in the kitchen 100% of the time when orders are coming in." Chef Martinez also mentioned that he loves being involved in his community and making the most out of his restaurant's locale. In the coming months he plans to host tequila tastings with another local shop, get involved with local charities, and host events that bring out the essence of Southtown and the King William district. "You have to support your community if you want it to support you." He couldn't be more right. One of the best things about Southtown and King William is that the community comes together on a regular basis to help others and plan big events that the whole city enjoys. "Locals love seeing you out and about and seeing that you're involved in community activities. I buy a lot of fruits and veggies from 'produce row' down the street and I frequent other local restaurants and bars so I run into my restaurant guests from time to time." There's no denying that downtown residents of San Antonio are excited about Chef Martinez's presence and the growth of Papa Louie's Diner. In five short months, Papa Louie's has received great reviews and wonderful comments about its unique style and food. It's definitely safe to assume that this local diner is going to be around for a long time. If you would like to visit Papa Louie's Diner or learn more about the venue, please contact them at: email@example.com or call 210.532.3115 Thank you to Chef Martinez and his amazing team for their time and efforts. If you know of a chef that you would like to see featured, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 354-0690 ext. 243
At Mission Restaurant Supply, we're always proud of the job we do and the products we sell. Not only do we believe in the companies we represent and what they can do for restaurants across the country, we also love to use all of our products in our own homes. Here's a glimpse at some of the amazing people that work for you day to day and the products they can't live without.
My wife and I have differing opinions on what type of cookware to use. I like the cast iron stuff, but she loves stainless steel so we have a little of both. We also have cutting boards and some really nice knives that we bought at Mission. I love to entertain and have little get-togethers at my house so I'm constantly getting new decorative items. I bought some pretty tongs, a huge molcajete for serving dips and such, and some nice serving trays that I think are very reasonably priced. I bought all of the basic stuff for my house. Mostly just cups, plates, and silverware. What's nice is that you don't have to buy the plates and cups in huge quantities if you don't want to. Most of them are sold by the dozen. I would say that my favorite thing we have are our spatulas, especially the set that you can buy. I also really like those metal cake pans with the plastic covers. I do a lot of baking so I like pretty much anything by Nordic Ware. I bar-b-q all the time so I made sure to get lots of stuff that I can use with my commercial smoker. I've got this cool 3-piecegrill utensil set and some BBQ mops that I got at Mission. I'm even trying to talk some of the guys into forming a competitive grill team. I've got tons of our pots and pans, mostly stainless steel. At Mission, we really have a lot of variety and we keep everything I need in stock. I love to cook so I bought a lot of different cookware at our store in San Antonio. My favorite items are just our everyday kitchen necessities. Over the years I've bought graters, measuring cups, colanders, and other random kitchen gadgets. My splurge item was a really nice blender. When I cook, I like to cook with good stuff. I have pretty much everything made by OXO that we sell. Their peelers and choppers are very ergonomic and easy to use. I also have some plastic tumblers to keep at the house because they are really inexpensive and more convenient than glasses. I think the item that I use the most from Mission is my 12" cast iron skillet that I bought awhile back. I use that thing all the time and it's easy to clean. I have also collected other random pots and pans for day-to-day use from our store.
At Mission Restaurant Supply we have a lot of love for our customers. Every individual in our company is dedicated to our community and to each other. That's why we decided that we wanted to feature chefs around the country that we have had the honor of getting to know on a personal level and that we believe have truly influenced the foodservice industry in a very positive way. These individuals are pioneers in the kitchen and beyond. They are not only determined to deliver an incredible experience, but also dedicated to the well being of their guests and staff. We thought it would only be appropriate to feature Chef Boatman and his team at Silo Elevated Cuisine for our very first Chef Feature. Never have we found a more humble man or group of 'culinarians' (they refuse to use the terms "executive chef" and "cooks" in their kitchen). Their 'culinarians' are dedicated to making dishes that are delicious and breathtaking all while working closely together and learning from one another. "I believe my values and work ethic have influenced my staff well," says Boatman, "I do not ask them to do anything that I am not doing or will not do with them." Chef Boatman said that his favorite part of the job is the creative aspect and his unlimited ability to influence his staff. "We lead trends, not follow them." That statement couldn't be more accurate. Silo Elevated Cuisine's menu has a wide variety of options, from duck spring rolls and Black Angus beef lettuce wraps to Chilean sea bass and chicken fried oysters over pasta. They never cease to amaze. Boatman believes that a chef has to remember how they got to where they are and how they are going to anticipate the needs and tastes of their guests. To him, the best way to do that by changing products frequently to make sure that everything is high quality. "Our goal is a true dining experience," he says, "In today's world everyone goes out to eat, but an 'experience' is being able to have a great meal, great service, and great entertainment all in one place. We back this up with staff and the best quality product." Not only are Chef Boatman and his crew focused on excellence in the work place, they are also devoted to their community. The team at Silo helps raise money for the SA YES Foundation, which provides school supplies and scholarships to low income students in the San Antonio and South Texas areas. They also take part in other educational programs that benefit culinary students. When asked what he would suggest to other restaurant chefs and managers, Chef Boatman replied, "Today we have taken a few steps back in time. Right now we are having to be more productive than we ever have with these economic times. Hire the right people and move on the ones that do not fit your values. It is better to have a quality team than a team on quantity." If you would like to visit Silo Elevated Cuisine or learn more about the venue, please visit their site at: http://www.siloelevatedcuisine.com/ Thank you to Chef Boatman and his amazing team for their time and efforts. If you know of a chef that you would like to see featured, please contact us at: email@example.com (210) 354-0690 ext. 243
It's common knowledge that the economy hurt businesses of all kinds, particularly the restaurant industry. Going out to eat or out for drinks is a luxury that most of us had taken for granted until we became short on money. Some restaurants however, managed to stay afloat during tough economical times. Their key strategy? Stay in touch with the clientele. The easiest way to keep guests coming back (even when money is tight) is by making them happy and letting them know that your management or corporate team is listening. How do you do that? Easy - comment cards. There are a number of things you should be asking your guests when they visit you and once they leave. Guests that have a great time in your restaurant love giving reviews, but guests that had a terrible time love it even more. The goal is to make everyone happy and to get guests to come back. Here are a few things you should be keeping track of on a regular basis.
Wait TimeThis is absolutely crucial to how well your venue does. Wait time in the valet loop, on the phone for to-go orders, at the host stand, in the bar, and at the table should be minimal. Nothing annoys a hungry guest more than waiting longer than necessary, especially when it's very obvious that it could be prevented. - Questions to ask: Would you like the first available table (smoking or non)? Would you like to sit in the bar area (if seating is first come, first serve)? Would you like your soup/salad out first or with the meal? Are you going to want another glass of ____ with your entrée?
GreetingsIt's not uncommon that some of your staff won't want to work on a Friday or Saturday night, but their expression and tone shouldn't advertise that. Making sure that your staff understands that guests can read even the smallest gestures will likely make them more aware of their interactions with guests, and they will ultimately make more money for themselves and your venue. - Questions to ask: Is there anything I can get you while you're waiting? Would you like a chair while you wait? Would you like a menu to look at until your table is ready?
Bar ServiceIf you're fortunate enough to have a busy venue, then you're already doing something right. However, making sure that your bar staff works quickly and efficiently will help to guarantee continued business. Guests are easily annoyed if they don't get a drink fast enough or if their bill isn't presented to them before their table is ready. - Questions to ask: Are you going to be having any more beverages at the bar? Were you satisfied with your drink selection? Can I suggest a beverage to go with your meal?
CleanlinessGuests want to dine in a fashion where they feel like they are being taken care, and that doesn't mean they just want quick service. Making sure their dining area is clear of clutter, spot-free, and organized can make their experience more memorable. Just make sure not to neglect other parts of your restaurant, such as the waiting area and restroom. These are the first and last two places that most people see in your venue and you would be surprised at what an impact the cleanliness of these two areas can have on your guests' experience. - Questions to ask: How would you rate the organization and cleanliness of the restaurant? How was the presentation of our venue?
Manager PresenceOther than fixing mistakes as soon as they happen, a manager should make an appearance at the table almost immediately and preferably with a great solution. However, managers shouldn't only make themselves available when there's a problem. The more often a good manager communicates with his or her guests, the more likely those guests are to return and give a good review. - Questions to ask: Would you like to let the manager know about your great experience? How often do you dine with us? Would you like for me to have my manager come over with a customer appreciation coupon?
More questions to consider:- How would you rate your...appetizer? Beverage/alcoholic beverage? Salad or soup? Entrée? Dessert? Overall meal? Assistance in selecting menu items? - What was your favorite food item? - How was the overall presentation of the food? - What was your favorite part of your experience? - Would you recommend us to others? - How can we improve our business/service? - Do you plan to return? For more information about restaurant management, foodservice industry tips, or questions about our products please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Mission Restaurant Supply is a proud sponsor of Cocina de las Americas: 2010 Paella Cook-off Presented by H-E-B. This event is a charity event and proceeds will go toward scholarships for culinary students at CIA San Antonio.
What to Look Forward ToChefs from all over the country and Latin America will be participating in an "Iron Chef" style competition at the Pearl Brewery on March 14, 2010.
"I'm honored that my friends and fellow chefs from around the country and Latin America will join me in bringing a level of culinary prestige to San Antonio and highlight not only its rich culinary landscape but the CIA's newest campus," said Chef Johnny, executive chef of True Flavors. "...one of my goals has been to develop a culinary event that will benefit aspiring local chefs who face touch social and economic hardships." Guests at the event will get to try the famous Spanish dish of paella, as well as hams and cheeses from Spain, delicious wines, and a number of different tapas that will be made by San Antonio chefs and CIA San Antonio students. Those in attendance will also be able to enjoy live music and entertainment during the event.
Ticket SalesTickets for the event will be sold online for $40 (21+) and $20 (21 and under). Tickets will also be sold at the door for $50 each.
Chefs Competing in Cook-OffLocal chefs that will be competing: - Bruce Auden (Auden's Kitchen & Biga on the Banks) - James Sanchez (Acenar) - Jason Dady (Bin 555) - Andrew Weissman (il Sogno) - Josh Cross (Oloroso) - Renee Fernandez (Azuca) Other chefs that will be competing: - Roberto Santibanez (Truly Mexican, NYC) - Waldy Malouf (Beacon Restaurant, NYC) - Rick Moonen (Mandalay Bay, NV) - Jhojans Priego (Villarica, Veracruz, MX) - Ben Ford (Fords Filling Station, LA) - Jeffery Axell (Grand Hyatt, TX) - Smoky Waters (Taco Cabana, TX) - Brian West (Las Ramblas, TX) - Jeff Balfour (Hotel Valencia, TX) For directions to the Pearl Brewery, look here: http://www.pearlbrewery.com/pages/location.html For more information about CIA San Antonio: http://www.ciachef.edu/sanantonio/ For more information on the event email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Hope to see you there! Come support the culinary community and students of San Antonio! What: 2010 Paella Cook-Off Presented by H-E-B When: March 14, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Pearl Brewery Price: $40 (21+ presale), $20 (21 and under presale), & $50/person at the door