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Vollrath’s New Cubic Display System

By Carla Landi   Getting ready for holiday banquets, buffets and catering opportunities? Well, you should probably take a look at this! The all new Cubic Display System from Vollrath allows culinary artists to easily customize their buffet presentations according to menu offerings, the occasion, and space available. Just select the elements you need for each event and start building. If you need to make a last minute...
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Cold Zone Refrigeration Rack Systems – One Neat Package

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Rapidly growing in popularity, Rack Systems allow customers to consolidate all refrigeration needs into one neat package. Think of all the large equipment items in the typical foodservice operation that require a refrigeration system: walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer, ice machine, reach-ins, merchandisers and display cases. Now imagine if all those items were tied into a single remote refrigeration system, with refrigeration lines running...
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Why Take ServSafe® Training?

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Why take ServSafe® training? Industry icon, Tedde Reid, the founder, President, and CEO of Supplies & Equipment Foodservice Alliance (SEFA) has often said: “If you work in this industry, you need to be ServSafe® certified.” For me that was enough (especially since she’s my boss). But there is little arguing that our industry, as well as our customers, benefit every time a ServSafe®...
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Hatco Soup Stations

By Carla Landi   Serve up your hot soups in Hatco’s Soup Station with creative and fun merchandising.   What’s the soup today? Many times, this is the first question asked by diners when they sit down at one of their favorite restaurants. The answer often determines the direction the diner will take with their menu choices and overall dining experience. Soup is a comfort food that can...
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True Mfg. Display Merchandisers – Truly New

By Lee Davis, CFSP   True Manufacturing has been a leader and innovator in commercial refrigeration solutions for generations. Their latest offering, the TDM Series (True Display Merchandiser) features European design, enhanced performance and energy efficiency. Set up for refrigerated, dry case, dual zone, or chocolate/wine applications, it comes in sizes ranging from 36” to 77” long. It also employs a special forced air refrigeration design that minimizes...
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The Franke APS300: Keeps Produce Fresh Longer

By Carla Landi   The popularity of fresh fruits and vegetables has never been higher. A desire for healthier eating, the farm-to-table movement and the growing trend towards vegetarian dishes have made fresh produce a must. According to the National Restaurant Association’s annual survey of professional chefs, four of the top five ‘2015 Food Trends’ involve locally grown produce, environmental sustainability, healthful kid’s meals (including fruit and vegetable...
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A Glimpse of the Dexter PROTOUR™

By Carla Landi   Dexter-Russell brings education on the road with their Dexter PROTOUR™. They visit foodservice professionals and culinary schools across the country. The PROTOUR™ is an extreme experience of foodservice knowledge, knife application questions and practices, a virtual factory tour of product manufacturing, and more.   We had an opportunity to experience a training session from the very knowledgeable Chef Ryan Trinkofsky on the Dexter PROTOUR™....
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Master-Bilt’s MCRCD Saves – And Yes, There’s an App for That

By Lee Davis, CFSP   MCRCD stands for Master Controller Reverse Cycle Defrost. It is a system designed by Master-Bilt for their Bilt2Spec™ Custom Walk-Ins. Bob Gasbarro, Master-Bilt's Western U.S. Regional Sales Manager, recently showed me how the system works. Its patented design saves up to 27% more energy than an all-mechanical system. It does this in two important ways...   First, MCRCD eliminates unnecessary defrost cycles. Traditional...
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It’s International Beer Day Today

By Carla Landi   Get together with friends and raise your glass to International Beer Day! Bars and restaurants all over the world are serving up their finest beers in celebration. It’s a great time to show our appreciation for the people who brew our favorite beers and keep them chilled for us at our favorite pubs and restaurants.   Back by popular demand and with great relevance...
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John Boos Round Edge Grain Reversible Cutting Boards

By Carla Landi   Diners are very loyal to their favorite pizza restaurant. They learn to crave the ambiance and the taste. Create a concept that will encourage your customers to think of your restaurant as their feel-good place to frequent. John Boos helps pizza restaurants step up their brand with their round edge grain reversible cutting boards. Not only are these boards easier on knives than plastic,...