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The NRA’s 2017 KI Award® Winners - May 2017

By Carla Landi   The National Restaurant Show in Chicago is right around the corner and we are excited to see all of the innovative new products, trends, and business solutions for the foodservice industry.   Be sure to check out the Kitchen Innovation Award Winner Pavilion. Here are some highlights from our favorite innovation winners: Garland - XPress Grill Save money, time, and space while improving food...
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58 Years of Sneeze-Free Dining - March 2017

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Fifty-eight years ago this week, the Sneeze Guard was invented by a Pennsylvania germaphobe, named Johnny Garneau. He owned a popular chain of Midwest Smorgasbord restaurants, and who knows how many cases of physical contamination and foodborne illness have been prevented by his invention.   Today, sneeze guards (a.k.a., food shields, breath guards) are not just a good idea, they’re required in virtually...
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2016 Kitchen Innovations Awards Winners - March 2016

By Carla Landi   The National Restaurant Association released the Industry forecast for 2016 and they announced the 2016 Kitchen Innovation winners. New menu trends and technology are promising an exciting year in the restaurant industry. The kitchen equipment innovative award winners are providing foodservice professionals with exciting new opportunities and solutions for their operations.   Here are some highlights from our favorite innovation award winners: The Blodgett...
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FOCUS Universal Post Casters - March 2015

By Carla Landi The FOCUS Universal Post Casters are rolling in great new solutions for foodservice operations.  One caster works for all shelving post installations in the field.  This easy to install caster makes it easy to replace casters on-site and offers the flexibility to quickly change a fixed shelving unit to a mobile shelving unit as needs of the operation change. Watch the video and see how easy it is to install these…

2014 Kitchen Innovations Highlights - May 2014

The 2014 National Restaurant Association show is only days away. If there’s one stop every attendee has to make, it’s to the Kitchen Innovations pavilion. We’re proud to say we work with several of this year’s winners. Below are some of the 2014 Kitchen Innovations highlights. Read last Monday’s edition for more. Champion Industries – Dry Assist Technology Champion’s patent-pending Dry Assist technology draws cool, dry air up…

Kitchen Innovations 2014 First Look - May 2014

By Matt Kurnick It’s the middle of May and to us at Kitchen Biz that means two things: 1. The weather is finally getting warm, so it’s time to re-visit our favorite spots to dine al fresco. 2. The National Restaurant Association Show is right around the corner. The NRA Show is one of our favorite events of the year. It’s an exciting opportunity to see our Suppliers….

Fresh Fish from The Stone Hearth - November 2013

By Matt Kurnick Philip Young, executive chef at The Stone Hearth in New Haven, CT knows he’s just one fish in an ocean of East Coast chefs that pride themselves on their seafood. With that in mind, Young is meticulous when it comes to ordering, storing and preparing his fish dishes. “Being on the East Coast, near the water it’s essential to have fresh seafood,” Young said. “A…

The Unique Case of Kitchen No. 324 - October 2013

By Matt Kurnick Chef Robert Black, of the Good Egg Dining Group based in Oklahoma City, comes across some unique challenges in his role as the group’s Culinary Director. In addition to sourcing food products and purchasing foodservice equipment and supplies for the group’s different locations, Black is part of a team that is continuously looking to add new concepts to their lineup. “We have fine dining steak…

Camcarriers Fit in Disaster Relief - January 2013

By Matt Kurnick From five-star catered banquets to disaster areas, no matter the place where one needs to send food to a hungry mass, the Camcarrier 100 series fits the bill. In a tweet sent out yesterday by @InfoDude, aka Joe Hanson who works in Red Cross Disaster Public Affairs, and retweeted by @Cambro1, we got a great view of the disaster relief vehicle loading up a Camcarrier…

… A Panini Grill with Bumps! - October 2012

By Lee Davis Two nights a week I volunteer as a cook at an award-winning non-profit coffee bar, restaurant and music venue called Creatures Café in Asheville, NC. Challenges unique to our kitchen have forced us to find new and innovative uses for a few pieces of traditional restaurant equipment. Check out this video to see how we make our own special version of a grilled cheese sandwich...