Mission Restaurant Supply Blog

  1. Thinking About Buying an Alto-Shaam?

    In today's restaurants, hotels, hospitals and institutions, the kitchen is the heart and soul of the workplace. Never has there been such technologically advanced equipment and innovative tools to keep operators productive, efficient, and meticulously precise in the back of the house. Brands like Alto-Shaam have been pioneers in this movement, engineering and manufacturing equipment that is boldly innovative, and yet easy to operate...
  2. Concession Food Trivia

    Image from www.hot-dog.orgWhether it is nachos or hot dogs at a ball game, cotton candy at the rodeo or carnival, popcorn at the movies, or snow cones at summer festivals, classic concession food never goes out of style! Read on for a few historical tidbits that may surprise you about these trusty staples. NACHOS: Any ideas how these gooey...
  3. Chef Diego Fernandez of Starfish, San Antonio

    Starfish on South Alamo Street, San AntonioIt's not every day that a father and son have restaurants located on the same street, just a few doors from one another, but such is the case for Rene and Diego Fernandez. The father-son duo are marking the King William neighborhood with new foods and flavors to inspire the ever-changing San Antonio dining...
  4. How the food truck became a symbol of American perseverance

    What does the food truck mean to you?With roots dating back to the post-Civil War Era, and a revival brought on amidst a recent recession, is there something to be said about food trucks? Can we learn a thing or two from the street vendor industry and its ability to poke its head above water in the toughest of times?In...
  5. Food Processing Made Simple With Robot Coupe

    One of the biggest time savers in any kitchen large or small is a food processor. These powerhouses are known and respected across the industry for their extreme time and labor saving capabilities and consistent results. Robot Coupe has made a name for itself in the foodservice industry by manufacturing food processors that exude quality and reliability while delivering great returns on your...
  6. FAQ: Floral Coolers

    Screen shot 2015-01-07 at 2.02.44 PM Fresh flowers are a timeless gesture, and they are seen in many different foodservice applications, from hotels to catered banquets, convenience stores and hospitals. For a florist, having adequate floral coolers is vital to prolonging the freshness of their inventory and maximizing profits. Ensuring you get the most life out of each cut flower and arrangement begins with the floral cooler, not to mention the aesthetics of displaying your arrangements in a sleek cooler, can help boost sales. Despite their physical similarity, floral coolers are different than your standard commercial cooler counterparts. Here, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about them: Continue reading →
  7. Jaxpro Economy Floor Fryers

    Finding a fryer that is durable, efficient, versatile and capable of keeping up with commercial demand can often be an expensive challenge. Thankfully, there's now a option that will save you money without sacrificing on quality. Jaxpro's New Free Standing Floor Fryers are loaded with value-added features and benefits that will bring power, efficiency, and reliable performance to your kitchen. Starting at just...
  8. Chef Interview: Steve McHugh of Cured, San Antonio

    Chef Steve McHugh is not new to the industry, but his new restaurant, Cured, has brought something entirely fresh and unique to the San Antonio restaurant scene. Housed in a stunning, historic building from 1904 in the city's lively Pearl Brewery, the chef and proprietor, along with his wife, revamped the interior with elegant, contemporary touches that complemented the building's unique character. McHugh...
  9. Hand Washing Awareness

     As much as we use our hands on a day-to-day basis, it should come as no surprise that our hands are some of the largest transmitters of germs and infectious diseases out there. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illnesses around is to...
  10. Commercial Range Buying Guide

    Most chefs would agree that the range is the heart of the kitchen. Commercial ranges are built to handle a multitude of tasks in a compact, space-saving footprint. From sauteeing, grilling, stir-frying, boiling, simmering and braising, ranges are built to handle all kinds of cooking tasks thanks to their different cooktop configurations. It's about maximizing space and performance in one piece of equipment. Virtually every commercial kitchen serving hot food, from small restaurants to large hospitals and schools, is going to need a range, yet each place will have its own needs.

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