• A Pressing Matter

    What is it about a hot cup of french press coffee? It's bold and delicious, super simple to make, and does just the trick when you need a morning, mid afternoon or late evening pick me up.  At MissionRS.com, there are a number of french press coffee makers by Bodum that will deliver perfect results. Simply remove the lid, add coffee grounds (approximately 1-2 tablespoon scoops per cup of water), fill with hot water and plunge!   For best results, pour just enough water to cover the grounds and wait 30-45 seconds. Stir and add more hot water, waiting 3-4 minutes to allow the  oils from the coffee to permeate the water. Then put the lid on and plunge slowly. It's also recommended not to leave the coffee in the carafe for a long period of time as the coffee will grow stronger and more bitter when left exposed to the grounds. We also advise that you buy coffee grounds that are more coarse as they'll be easier to steep and press with the best results.     The colorful Bodum Coffee Presses at Mission Restaurant Supply start at just $19.99 and truly offer a more bold flavor and satisfying taste that coffee drinkers will love. Plus, you can say goodbye to coffee filters since these presses only need the (included) mesh-lined plunger to get a great tasting cup of jo.   What's not to love? These French Presses make a great gift for the coffee aficionado in your life and they are the perfect complement to your home kitchen. Try one out today and let us know what you think!
  • A Texas-Sized Sweepstakes!

        Rules: 1. This sweepstakes is limited to residents of the United States. For complete rules visit the Mission Restaurant Supply Official Sweepstakes Rules Page. 2. Entries will be accepted from now until noon (Central Time) on Friday, December 7, 2012. 3. One winner will be selected at random from all entries on this post and announced on the blog at 12:30 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, December 7, 2012! How To Enter: Share with us a treasured holiday memory involving your favorite food or dining tradition. Leave your entry in the comments section of this post. Prefer to buy your own instead? Purchase yours here today and enjoy FREE SHIPPING until December 10, 2012! Also, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! You can also find us on Google Plus and Pinterest! NOTE: Neither BCOWW, Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter are affiliated with this sweepstakes.
  • Why Do Chefs Across The Nation Trust Garland?

    Buying new kitchen equipment is never an inexpensive ordeal, but long-time restaurant owners know that making a smart, high quality investment will pay off in the long haul. After all, the
    equipment is the heart and soul of a restaurant kitchen and investing in healthy, powerful, adept equipment will ensure a long, successful life.
     
    A quality product is a quality investment and that's exactly what The Garland Group believes. Since 1864, this foodservice manufacturer has been creating a line of range cooktops and stoves that are designed to meet the needs and the challenges chefs face on a day-to-day basis. Since then, the brand has been acquired by Manitowoc Foodservice and has expanded to include various other types of cooking equipment, from salamander broilers to fryers, but ranges continue to make up the forefront of their expertise. If your restaurant or foodservice operation is in the market for a new range, don't miss this article which will highlight some of the main reasons why chefs across the nation trust Garland for their businesses:


    Quality

    Garland prides themselves in being cutting edge and ahead of the curve, but most importantly, they pride themselves in their quality construction. By utilizing the most durable materials and engineering the product to withstand the rigorous demands of a commercial kitchen, Garland ranges are able to last over the years and they are also easy to clean and maintain.


    Support

    Though Garland is known throughtout the industry for having very few maintenance issues,  there are inevitable moments and unforseen circumstances when an issue may arise. Lucky for you, Garland's Support Team will be there and their unwavering commitment to the brand is a great confidence factor for potential buyers. Whether you need to trouble shoot an issue over the phone or you need help locating the nearest authorized service agent in your area, Garland Support is the team that's known industry-wide for being readily accessible while being able to solve your problems as quickly as possible.


    A Chef's Design

    Garland has set itself in a different league from its competitors by designing products that actually solve problems chefs face every day. The brand's design team uncovers the large and small obstacles chefs encounter and creates solutions for these obstacles by making the chef a central part of the design and engineering process.  


    Flexibility

    Garland is heralded by renowned chefs nationwide for their willingness to work with customers in designing their ultimate kitchen set-up. Whether it's a Garland island suite or a list of tight specifications, the brand will make it a priority to design your kitchen just how you like it. 


    Power & Cost

    Garland designs every range and stove with the power to keep up in a fast-paced kitchen. Built to consistently deliver unwavering heat, the Garland line creates a dependability that chefs can rely on while increasing consistency and efficiency in the back of the house. Garland also prides itself in being able to offer all these beneficial features at a competitive price point that kitchens large and small can enjoy.

  • Tamales of the World

    With the Holidays nearly here, the emergence of Tamales is one thing we're all getting excited about here at Mission. We are helping sponsor the 3rd annual Tamales Holiday Festival at the famed Pearl Brewery in San Antonio on Saturday, December 1. The festival will run from 12 pm-6 pm and we'd love for all of you to stop by if you are  in town. Read more about the event here!      
    Image Courtesy of IFood.TV
      Here is a little information for all those who're unfamiliar with Tamales or for those who just want to learn more about this tasty food:  The tamal, as it is correctly and properly referred to, is a Latin American dish that's traditionally made of masa and is wrapped in a leaf paper or corn husk, then steamed and boiled until warm and tender. The wrapper keeps the tamales hot and in one piece, and it is removed before eating, leaving a delicious, flavorful treat. Tamales are generally stuffed with meats, but this varies depending on where you are. It's history dates back to the Ancient Mayans and its presence today is one that is undeniable in certain parts of the world. {The United States has enjoyed tamales since the late 1800s!} In Mexico particularly, and in other countries around the world, the tamal is an important part of their cultures and their culinary traditions. Interestingly, tamales are prepared differently depending on the location in which it is made. For example, in Mexico,  there are different kinds of tamales in different states and regions of the country. Most variations are filled with chicken or pork, but the list goes on and on, ranging from spicy fillings to sweet tamales, tamales de dulce, that are filled with raisins, dried fruit, and sugar.    

    Want to try a great, traditional Beef Tamal recipe? This one looks pretty good!    

     In Central American countries like Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras, tamales normally don't have a stuffing of any kind (no meat, cheese, peppers, etc.) and they are served more as the bread/starch portion of a meal. In more tropical parts of the world like Oaxaca or Veracruz, and even in Peru and Bolivia, the leaves from banana trees or plantains are used to wrap the tamales, and the tamales themselves are generally much bigger, thicker, and more square in shape.    

    Example of a plantain-wrapped tamale. Image courtesy of ookaboo.com
     The interesting thing is that tamales have a worldly presence. The tamal is a global concept that different cultures take and recreate in their own ways. In the Far East and in India, the people have embraced their own tamals, replacing some of the key ingredients with rice dough, fish paste, and spices to name a few.   Tamales can be found on most Mexican restaurant menus year-round, but they are traditionally most popular during special Holidays and celebrations, mainly because they are an all-day affair to make! The process isn't a quick one, but once you try it, you will be convinced that it was worth the time, effort, and the sweat!  You can read some great tips on AllRecipes.com about How to Make Tamales- view here!   

    This Holiday Season keep your eyes peeled for Tamales on restaurant menus and at other Holiday events, fundraisers, and more! Come see us at the Pearl if you get a chance! This is the perfect opportunity to sample tamales from some of the city's experts!

  • The Highest Quality at the Lowest Price

    This new 20 quart food mixer by Jaxpro Foodservice combines the quality construction and performance of a commercial unit with a price point that can be enjoyed by all. Discover all the great features and benefits this Jaxpro mixer has to offer and equip your kitchen with savings when you invest in Jaxpro. To learn more about the brand, visit our site or visit the Jaxpro brand page!  
  • Halloween 2012

    There's never a dull moment (or a dull Halloween) at Mission Restaurant Supply! Check out how our teams got in the costume spirit this October:
  • Turbo Air: 5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs It

    In every industry or market, there are always a few core leaders who shine and stand out for their principles, integrity and stellar product performance. For the foodservice industry, Turbo Air Refrigeration is one such example. In fact, the company's core mission is "to be the most respected and trusted company in the foodservice industry." It is with the highest quality products and service that Turbo Air strives to meet this goal and expectation. If you're in the market for new refrigeration, we highly endorse Turbo Air as an exceptional candidate to consider. Here are 5 ways that this brand can help your business: 1. Their Eco-Friendly Design is Friendly to your Bottom Line: For years, Turbo Air has been leading the refrigeration sector of the foodservice industry with their commitment to eco-friendliness. Listed are a few of the ways they are going green and standing apart from the rest:
    • Foamed in place, CFC Free Polyurethane, High Density Cell Insulation keeps temperatures steady and performance efficient without eating up natural resources
    • By using Cylopentane as the blowing agent for polyurethane foam insulation, Turbo Air refrigeration is eliminating CO2 emissions and lessening the environmental impact due to the lack of hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs), ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP)
    • Turbo Air has a vast line list of ENERGY STAR rated models, which is a win-win both for your business and the environment. Energy Star qualified products offer a strategic approach to saving energy and boosting your bottom line by using efficient management systems for your energy consumption.
    2. They Are Outfitted With High-Tech Systems So You're Always Ahead Of The Curve: Turbo Air equips all their units with high tech, digitally controlled refrigeration systems that are oversized and balanced, ensuring that temperatures are always uniform throughout the cabinet. It is also equipped with powerful cooling circulation systems thanks to their highly efficient evaporators, which ensures even temperature flow and enhanced food preservation along with food safety precautions. Like any piece of machinery, there may be times when the need for service arises, and Turbo Air understands this. To make troubleshooting and maintenance a quick, hassle-free process, the brand outfitted their refrigeration with comprehensive diagnostic systems for speedy diagnosis and recovery. These are just a few of the ways Turbo Air is integrating innovative technology to keep your business ahead of the curve. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, you can be confident that your unit will possess the ultimate in quality performance thanks to Turbo Air's rigorous 5-point quality control inspection program which runs every unit before shipping it out to you. With these high standards, you can rest assured your Turbo Air will be ready to perform when it arrives at your door. 3. Location, Location, Location With 12 distribution branches stretching across the USA, Turbo Air makes sure that you have access to readily available inventory, immediate distribution, and quick ship times so you can get what you need when you need it, and fast. Click here to view their distribution map and to find the branch nearest you. 4. Low Ownership Cost Turbo Air prides themselves in being able to offer you a low ownership cost. They do this by providing the lowest AAA value, that is, the sum of the acquisition, operating cost and the maintenance cost. 5. Impressive Aesthetics Turbo Air's boxes are known industry- wide as being some of the most attractive and durable in the industry. Made of high quality stainless steel, their refrigeration exudes elegance and modern designs with rounded corners and rust-resistance. Create the image your kitchen and dining establishment desires by filling it with state of the art equipment, like Turbo Air refrigeration, which will spruce up the aesthetics in your workplace.   Visit our Turbo Air Page and explore all the different quality refrigeration available to you!
  • Press Release: A Top San Antonio Workplace

    PRESS RELEASE (Click here to View the Full Release)

    Mission Restaurant Supply Named a Top Workplace in San Antonio On the afternoon of October 17, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News announced Mission Restaurant Supply as a recipient of their Top Workplaces program, an accolade that recognizes healthy employee morale in the workplace. October 23, 2012 (SAN ANTONIO, TX ) - Mission Restaurant Supply is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The San Antonio Express-News Top Workplaces for the third consecutive year. The annual listing of Top Workplaces is determined solely on employee feedback through surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Mission Restaurant Supply, the 2012 Dealer of the Year in the foodservice equipment and supply industry, has been supplying restaurants, the hospitality industry, and other institutions with robust kitchen equipment and supplies for almost 25 years, making a difference in the lives of people across the state and helping small businesses come to life. The company credits its growth and success to its family-driven culture, its vigorous entrepreneurial spirit, its commitment to compassion, and to always doing the right thing. "It's a tremendous honor," says the company's owner, Jack Lewis, "because this recognition arose through the kind words and genuine sentiments of the family of employees who work here. It shows the community around us that we are a happy team, that we have a good thing going here." The San Antonio Express-News published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, October 21st. For more information about the Top Workplaces list and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com. Mission Restaurant Supply is the leading foodservice equipment and supply dealer in South Central Texas. The family-owned company also operates a bid contract department, an engineering design team, a custom metal fabrication shop, an e-commerce store, and four Texas showrooms with Leasing and Service Departments in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and McAllen. For more information, visit www.MissionRS.com or call 210-354-0690.

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  • Introducing Jaxpro

     We are very excited to announce one of the newest product lines to be added to the site, Jaxpro Foodservice Products. The brand brings a highly versatile product offering to the table with items ranging from heavy-duty 20 quart mixers and food slicers to round inset food pans, chafing dishes and restaurant furniture. Jaxpro is setting itself apart from others in the industry by manufacturing high quality kitchenware at prices that will keep restaurants and foodservice venues both large and small on budget. Below are some of the categories available to you currently online and we hope you'll check back in the coming months for more additions (and more savings)!       Visit the Jaxpro Brand Page to learn more about this new line and to view all products!
  • Our 3 Leaders in Commerial Refrigeration

    If you've ever worked in a restaurant or foodservice facility, chances are you know first hand how important quality-made refrigeration is to your day-to-day agenda. Ensuring that food and drinks are  at the right temperatures and safe for your customers to consume starts with having reliable refrigeration. At Mission Restaurant Supply we only carry brands that exude reliability and quality in every aspect, like Turbo Air, Hoshizaki and True Manufacturing. If you are in the market for a new reach-in refrigerator or freezer, sandwich/salad preparation table, pizza prep table, chest freezer, bakery display case or something in between, chances are that one of these three leading refrigeration brands will have what you need and will exceed your expectations in the workplace. Here's some more information on the 3 brands along with links to where you can learn more about them and where you can purchase. Turbo Air:  There's a reason customers nationwide love Turbo Air and it starts with the company's truthful motto, "Reliable, Beautiful, Efficient." Turbo Air uses high quality stainless steel to build their energy-efficient boxes and with a five-point inspection test administered on every unit, there is no doubt that quality control is a priority for the brand. At Mission Restaurant Supply you'll find a full line list of Turbo Air refrigeration from heavy-duty reach-ins to undercounters, food prep tables, glass door merchandisers and the list goes on. With 13 distribution centers around the USA, we're able to get you what you need with speed in mind, plus we throw in Free Shipping & Liftgate to your commercial address. What's not to love? Find out more about Turbo Air and start shopping here.   Hoshizaki: As the nation's largest distributor of Hoshizaki America, you can probably guess we are passionate about this brand. There's something special about a brand that is always striving to be innovative, sustainable, eco-friendly and the overall leader at what they do. Hoshizaki is the world's 2nd largest manufacturer of refrigerated foodservice equipment with their ice machines being some of the most respected and highest performing in the industry and their ever-expanding line of reach-ins, undercounters, food prep stations and more are growing in popularity every day.  Find out more about Hoshizaki America and start shopping here.   True Manufacturing: With over 65 years in the commercial refrigeration industry, there's no denying that True Manufacturing is here to stay. It's been over half a century that True has been supplying restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other foodservice institutions like yours with quality refrigeration, and as time goes by, their techniques continue to get better and better, making them an undisputable leader in this market. Mission Restaurant Supply is a certified True Mfg Dealer and we are proud to offer our customers a refrigeration brand that is made in the USA. We are also pleased to offer our customers Free Shipping and Liftgate on all True Refrigeration going to their commercial address!  Find out more about True Manufacturing and start shopping here.

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