Author Archives: Sallie Lewis

  • How To Throw a Memorial Day BBQ + Facebook Giveaway!

    Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer and what better way to celebrate the season than with a big outdoor BBQ? We have a few ideas for throwing an event of this nature including how you can continually please your guests and customers {while making life a little easier on yourself in the process.} Throwing a proper BBQ begins with having all the right tools to facilitate the Grill. We have a big selection of grilling tools from big, heavy duty equipment and Lodge cast iron skillets to all the small necessities in between, like scrapers, basting brushes, aprons, tongs, tenderizers and tool sets. Have you seen our Memorial Day Facebook Giveaway? The 3 piece Outset BBQ tool set (shown; right) is one of our best-sellers and perfect for all your grilling needs. Winners announced May 27! One of the negatives that come with grilling food for a crowd of people is the mess that's made in the process.  Make life a little easier on yourself by using Disposables and loading up on trash bags, paper napkins, and plates and utensils that you can simply throw away. Another way that hosting a BBQ can become instantly easier for you is by letting some of the cookware do the work. That's where we come in. Whether you're making potatoes, macaroni and cheese, or serving healthy sides like green beans or broccoli, keep your dishes warm and ready to serve the whole event long with our Chafing Dishes. We've got a big variety for you to choose from, starting with basic economy lines to ornate silver and copper plated selections. We even have the Chafing Fuel that'll keep the food hot and your guests happy. Want to add a little Patriotic flare to your venue? It is Memorial Day after all! We've got custom-made Tablecloths and linen napkins in solid red, white, and blue, and we even have patriotic prints to choose from as well. Add a pop of color and commemorate the Holiday by turning to the details... Add a little heat to the party by serving up something unexpected. Our Jalapeno Grillers never cease to please when they're used for serving up delicious stuffed peppers. We even have a Jalapeno corer that'll de-seed the peppers and get them ready for stuffing! Whether you're catering a party or simply cooking out in your back yard our new Tiki Torches add a lot of pizzazz to the venue and the overall ambiance. Check out our different styles here. Need some assistance? We can help out! Call us at 1-800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com

    Happy Summer!

  • The Endura Grease Interceptor

     

    The foodservice industry has long been faced with the issue of grease management, and more generally, how to properly manage waste in commercial establishments and applications. Finding a way to combat this problem has been an ongoing struggle for years. That's why we are excited to offer a valid solution to the problem at hand:: The Endura Grease Interceptor. "Designed and injection molded in high performance thermoplastic, the Endura Grease Interceptor provides food service professionals with a proven, reliable and cost effective means of managing the grease produced in their establishments before it can cause an often expensive and very unpleasant problem."  At just 1/3 of the weight of a metal grease interceptor, the Endura thermoplastic grease interceptor is easy to transport, install, and clean, due in large part to its light weight nature. Though these interceptors are light weight, they are built with a heavy duty durability, complete with seamless construction that prohibits leaking. It's also perfectly suitable for the most extreme commercial circumstances. How so? The Endura Grease Interceptor is able to operate continuously at temperatures of 220 degrees F while supporting roughly 440 lbs of load. We have 3 different sizes to choose from: 20 GPM with 70 lbs Grease Capacity, 35 GPM with 115 lbs Grease Capacity, and 50 GPM with a 122 lbs Grease Capacity, all of which have a 440 lbs surface load capacity. Best yet, it's easy to clean with its Quick-Connect latching system that allows for easy access and entry, contrary to the traditional bolted lid that you find on other models. *These units can be installed on the floor, semi-recessed, or fully-recessed in the floor. They also have versatile connections allowing for easy use with existing plumbing systems.* One of the qualities that makes the Endura Grease Interceptor stand out is the unique, Patented Baffle System. The interior baffle was constructed to slow the flow of grease and to maximize the efficiency of grease separation- between 93% and 97% (PRI test certification)! It has an award winning Flow Control Device (FCD) that's a crucial part of the Endura design, and its cleanout lid allows for easy access in the event of blockage. Another quality that makes the Endura Interceptor a popular favorite is the airtight seal made up of silicone foam that keeps offensive odors from escaping and spreading throughout the workplace. If you aren't convinced already that the Endura is the answer to all your grease management problems, consider the incredible warranty offer that's available with its purchase. Endura provides a 10 year warranty period that guarantees your Endura won't rust, warp or peel. We think the innovative design and strength of Endura makes it a great option for the food service industry. Have questions? Call us toll free at 800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com .
  • Mother's Day Gift Guide

    We're just under a week away from Mother's Day and it's not too late to get a last minute gift! Whether your mom likes to cook or if she simply likes to collect kitchen accessories, we have a range of gift ideas in this quick, last minute gift guide: FOOD PREP KITCHEN GADGETS Food prep has never been easier with these great Joseph and Joseph "Slice & Store" cutting boards. Simply use the cutting board and store your knife on the side when finished. We have a range of colors from pink to green and charcoal gray. A slight variation of the aforementioned cutting boards are our "Chop to Pot" boards which have flexible hinges that make moving  diced food straight to the pot an easy ordeal. Simply squeeze the handle and transport. These innovative cutting boards are available in orange, blue, pink, green, red, and black and they are Dishwasher safe. BAR SETS Keeping your bar supplies consistently well stocked-whether at home or in a commercial setting- is  something that we all know is hard to do. From glassware to bar gadgets there's always updating to be done. Our popular Home and Professional 6-Piece Bar Set allows you to stock up on all the essentials in no time. Not to mention it makes a GREAT gift for the cocktail aficionado in your life. BREAKFAST MADE EASY Breakfast has never looked so good thanks to our best-selling Texas- Shaped Waffle Maker. This durable waffle maker is easy to use and makes delicious waffles time and time again.   QUALITY FIRST Let's face it- our mothers deserve only the best in life so that's why we have a full page on our website with "Only the Best" products on the market. From heavy duty silver serving utensils to fine glassware, we've got a great selection of mother's day- worthy gifts. ENTERTAINING GURU If your mother is an avid entertainer we know just the thing for her: Proteak! This line has gorgeous wood products from teak cutting boards to butcher blocks, both of which make the perfect display for antipasti and appetizers such as meats and cheeses. Available in a number of shapes and sizes, each board is unique and has its own grain and distinct aesthetic. Another staple for the entertaining enthusiast is the chafing dish. We have a vast, new selection of high-end chafing dishes, some in silver plate and others in copper, that will jazz up your event in no time. Not to mention these high quality chafers would make for the perfect gift!

     

     

    You can also check out our "Gifts for Her" page!

    Shop www.missionrs.com today!

  • Dining Al Fresco

    With the renewal of spring each year comes the transition from indoor dining to dining outdoors on patios where the weather can be enjoyed. Commercial and residential settings alike look forward to this transition and we have everything you need to make the move a smooth and stylish one. AMBIANCE: Whether you are running a restaurant or throwing a private party, we all know that ambiance is KEY. Sometimes, the best ambiance rests in the smallest details... Candles: We have a huge variety of Hollowick candles and votives that bring a nice touch and appealing ambiance to any venue, indoor or outdoor. Tiki Torches: If you haven't seen our blog on our NEW outdoor lighting fixtures, read it here now. We have wonderful bamboo and wicker torches that add a special something to any event or venue. TEMPERATURE: Comfort is important when you're entertaining outdoors... Outdoor Patio Heaters: If you are a caterer with a year round market for outdoor parties and events or if you own a restaurant that has outdoor seating all year long, our Patio Heaters are a great investment. If you are an avid party planner, these fixtures work just as well for residential use. Our outdoor patio heaters stay in use on the party circuit often times year round... Because somewhere out there even summer nights can be chilly. For us Texans, we can only wish... UPDATE YOUR VENUE WITH STYLE: Create a defined look by investing in good furniture and dress up your tables with our quality tablecloths and tableware. Tablecloths: Dramatically upscale your look by investing in our quality Tablecloths all made special to order. We have a large variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns for you to choose from-there's something for every season.... Restaurant Furniture: When designing a venue there are so many details that go into making your vision come to life. Some of the biggest details are the Furniture you choose. Browse through our selection of restaurant furniture online and if you can't find what you're looking for call us. We'll help you find what you need. Tableware: Dining outdoors in the summertime lends itself to more experimentation and different varieties of Tableware. For China we have everything from your plain white to bright saffron yellows, greens, red, and flowered Venetian prints. From china to glasses to flatware, get a fresh start and add new selections for a new season... For all the other little details, shop online with us or call a representative today at . We are happy to assist you. Have a question? Email us at order@missionrs.com
  • Tiki Time

    Whether you own a restaurant or plan on throwing an outdoor party at home, creating a nice, relaxing ambiance is one of the key factors to pleasing your audience. One of the best ways to approach this is by making sure your lighting is just right. We are excited to now stock a variety of Tiki Torches, manufactured by our reputable Hollowick brand, that are perfect for setting the mood in both residential and commercial settings. These torches are hand crafted from natural bamboo and wicker materials and the angled metal pole makes for easy placement in a variety of settings.  You can choose from a number of styles including the Islander, the Mediterranean, or the Polynesian, all of which bring a soft light, nice ambiance, and a dramatic touch to your venue. These styles come in sets of 6 each. We also have the open-flame Heritage model which is a bit more dramatic and gives off a bigger flame. Our stock also comes complete with snuffer cap and refillable metal fuel canisters. Looking for Tiki Fuel? We've got it right here along with a selection of Citronella insect repellant.
  • Summertime Supplies

    With a steady increase in the temperatures here in South-Central Texas, we can't help but get our minds on delightful summertime notions: BBQ's, outdoor parties, catering, refreshing drinks, updated menus at your favorite restaurants, and much more! Whether you own/manage a restaurant, a bar, or any other kind of venue that will be working to serve others food and drink, we've got a big selection of items that will help you prepare and get ready for the season: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION With the rising temperatures comes the need for ice and reliable refrigeration. If you're looking to invest in a new ice machine or refrigerated equipment, think ahead and invest sooner rather than later to avoid any mid-summertime disasters. We have a large selection of options to choose from-don't miss out! We offer free shipping to commercial addresses on all of our trusted True Manufacturing equipment. Shop our Commercial Refrigeration Today! BBQ BOUND Summertime and BBQs go hand in hand. We have great gift ideas for the Grill Master in your life and we stock a wide range of grill-worthy products from basting brushes, portable stoves, jalapeno grillers, poultry shears, grill brushes, meat tenderizers, wood planks, BBQ tool sets and much more! We now also stock Disposable Dinnerware to make the clean-up a piece of cake.   CATERING CRAZE Caterers are constantly working during summertime madness in helping people create effective parties for every occasion. We have a full section on our website dedicated to catering supplies. We've got all your insulated transport bags and pan carriers, ice caddies, beverage dispensers, a huge selection of chafing dishes at every price point and style, attractive hammered steel party buckets, serving trays, chocolate fountains, and even portable cooking equipment. Shop all your catering needs before the summer rush! BEVERAGE BAR When it comes to barware, Mission has all you'd ever need and more. Each recurring summertime the heat drives bar and drink sales up. We have quality bar refrigeration along with top-notch commercial frozen drink machines and bar blenders that will keep your summer bar tabs soaring. We also have a large selection of glassware at all different price points to suit your every need.   CHANGING MENUS Many restaurants cater to a changing menu or at least to daily specials that promote the season's freshest and tastiest cuisine. With summer comes the influx of fresh, new foods and seasonal products that allow for a lot of creativity and experimentation for daily specials . If you own a restaurant you can promote these special dishes using our affordable tabletop card and sign holders. If we can help you answer any questions or find the product you're looking for, don't hesitate to call us at 800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com and a sales associate will assist you!
  • A Cinco de Mayo Recipe

    With Cinco de Mayo less than two weeks away, the city of San Antonio is gearing up for some good Mexican food. Guacamole is one of those foods that makes its way onto almost every Mexican entrée dish and can be served as a side, an appetizer, or simply to add a touch of color for presentation purposes. It's a versatile "go-to." Not to mention it is easy to make, works wonderfully in a variety of settings, and is delicious and satisfying. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Here's What You'll Need: 2-3 ripe avocados 1 medium sized lime, juiced 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro ¼ red onion, finely diced Salt and Pepper (to taste) (If you like yours on the spicier side add in a touch of serrano chili!) Here's What You Do: 1. In a mixing bowl, mash the avocados with a fork and squeeze in the lime juice. 2. Add in the red onion and salt and pepper to taste. 3. Last, garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and store chilled until ready to serve. If you're looking for a truly authentic presentation, check out our molcajetes for sale here!
  • Restaurant Inspections

    Getting a restaurant up and running is no easy task. Add to that the pressure of having a food service health inspector come to your facility unannounced to make sure that health codes are being adhered to. After all, it only takes one bad exam to risk your restaurant's credibility and reputation, so the best approach is to always practice good food safety and to be ready all the time.  This visitation is an important part of making sure restaurants are abiding by strict health codes and ultimately delivering the safest possible dining experience to their customers. However, as times change, so do the rules and regulations that coincide with Restaurant Inspections, so it's a good idea to review them regularly and to read up on your local health code specifications.  At Mission we care about you and the overall well being of your business, and we are here to provide important tips and useful products that will keep your kitchen clean, sanitary, and ready for its next Inspection. HAND SANITATION It is no secret that germs spread like wildfire and one of the easiest ways to transmit them to your customer's food is by your own hands {pretty gross, we know...} That's why we have a selection of soap dispensers, hand dryers, and other sanitary necessities that will keep your kitchen/workplace clean and your customers from being sick. Make sure that your employees are constantly washing hands, including in between glove changes, and particularly after handling raw meat, and that they are doing so in a hand sink- not a prep sink. Inspectors also look at how clean work surfaces are and what actions are taken to avoid harmful cross-contamination. Keeping worktops clean and coordinating different surfaces for raw and ready to eat foods are just a few examples. Our color-coordinated San Jamar cutting boards make prepping different foods a safe process that reduces the chance of cross-contamination.  STORAGE TEMPERATURE One of the most important things to remember when running a kitchen is to keep food stored at the proper, safe temperature, generally at 41 degrees or below. If food is exposed to "The Danger Zone," that is between 40 and 140 degrees, it is subject to bacteria infestation. Monitoring the food temperature regularly {every shift, etc.} helps ensure adequate food safety. Furthermore,  refrigerators should not be overloaded with product as this restricts the proper amount of airflow that is necessary to keep your food at the right temperatures and out of the Danger Zone. All of these practices help ensure that food is safe from harmful bacteria, risk free, and ready to serve to the customer. If food has been exposed to offset temperatures in your cooler, make sure to throw them out immediately. Many health inspectors look at cooler thermometers to ensure they are placed in an easily read area when the doors are opened. It's generally a good idea to randomly sample the internal temperature of stored food by using our probe thermometers.  We have a big selection of commercial refrigeration equipment along with a variety of thermometers that will ensure that stored food is properly cooled and safe from harm's way. FOOD SEPARATION One of the first things health inspectors look at is how food is organized from the moment of delivery, then stored, and finally prepared in the back of the house. Making sure that raw foods are separated from ready to eat foods and kept refrigerated will help you keep a passing health inspection score. With the use of barriers such as food storage containers and refrigeration shelving, food can be properly organized and kept free from harmful cross-contamination in the cooler. If you have limited space and can't store separately, make sure that cooked or ready to eat food is stored a shelf above raw meat, poultry, and fish, so as to prevent drippage and cross contamination of the raw meat to other food products. Labeling food with the package's contents, date of delivery, and use-by date is another thing that inspectors like to see as it shows that the establishment is monitoring the amount of stored food along with when items should be rotated. Remembering cleanliness and  good food safety and sanitation practices in your kitchen will without a doubt help to ensure a great report, year after year. Want to read more?
  • 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.

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