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Hotel pans are food pans used for food storage, holding and serving. They are used in many facets of the restaurant and catering industries. Hotel pans sometimes referred to as “steam table pans,” “service pans” or “counter pans.” As you might imagine, hotel pans are often used in steam tables to hold food for serving. […]

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What is your term for a frozen ice beverage? Slush (or Slushie, Slushy, Slushee), Icee,  Smoothies, Slurpee  or Slush Puppie? There are actually some significant differences among these products. However, many of them can be served in a piece of commercial foodservice equipment known as a “granita machine.” Granita machines are commonly found in convenience […]

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You may call it a spatula, a turner, a spreader, a flipper or any number of other names.  Spatulas come in many different shapes and sizes. And there are just about as many uses for the humble spatula. But do you know the origin of the spatula? It might just surprise you! The etymology of the […]

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Whether you are the proprietor of a restaurant, hotel, or cafeteria – you need to know how much ice is required within a 24 hour period before researching the type of ice maker you should buy. Different business types have different ice production needs. We’ve made it simple with our handy ice requirements calculator and […]

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Short answer: Yes, the location of your refrigerator compressor could potentially matter a lot. Longer Answer: The compressor placement depends on a number of factors including the placement of the piece of equipment within your physical facility and the type of business being serviced by the refrigerator. But let’s start with the basics so you […]

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If you use high chairs in your restaurant, this is news you will want to follow. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new high chair standards set to go into effect on June 19, 2019. The new guidelines were developed by ASTM International (the group formerly known as the American Society for Testing and […]

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The food delivery trend has exploded over the last several years and it shows no signs of slowing down. Even restaurants who never thought that they would be doing delivery have had to at least consider adding this service. But getting started with food delivery for your restaurant isn’t just as simple as taking orders […]

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The restaurant industry has a lot of obscure terms that often confuse even experienced chefs. One our favorite mystifying names also has one of the most interesting back-stories: the Bain Marie. So let’s start with the basics: What is a bain marie? Simply put, it is very similar to the traditional double-boiler. It is also […]

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