The Cleveland Steam Jacketed Kettle Advantage

By Carla Landi   Cleveland kettles are essential for busy foodservice operations. When designing equipment, Cleveland takes a close look at all of the possible scenarios and challenges that take place in busy kitchens. You will notice that the details in these kettles are not only durable, but they address things that operators and chefs encounter every day. Features include safety marine latch, protected controls, strategically located gauge,...

New Metro Mightylite – A Mighty Good Food Holding & Transport Solution

By Lee Davis, CFSP   If you’ve ever hoisted a traditional pan carrier off the back of a catering truck, carried one sideways through a narrow doorway, or lifted one from floor level to a counter top, then you know how awkward and downright heavy they can be to work with. Top mounted handles make it difficult to hand the carrier off to coworkers. Lifting and carrying from...

Vertex China – Versatility Redefined.

By Carla Landi   It all happens at the table. Restaurant tabletops set the tone for the dining experience and really represent everything that your chefs are creating and the atmosphere you are portraying. The table is where you define your image, talent, and ability to provide the ultimate dining experience.   Behind the scenes, everyone is running around and working hard, while creating culinary masterpieces for the...

Co-Rect’s Copper Barware Products

By Randy Baum   We recently caught up with Greg Loffler of Co-Rect Products at the NAFEM Show in Orlando. Greg introduced us to some of the new products that were launched at the show, including Co-Rect's full line of Copper Barware products, and also their Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Growlers. Check out the video below for more information on these great new offerings from Co-Rect Products.

Southbend’s Award Winning TruVAPOR

By Carla Landi   The National Restaurant Association announced Southbend’s TruVapor as a Kitchen Innovation winner for 2017. This is the first combination oven that can be built right into a cooking line. There is no need to allocate extra space in your kitchen for combi cooking applications. Chefs can now have the versatility of steaming, roasting, broiling, and combi cooking without walking away from their high-volume cooking...

Standex RSG Keg Management System

By Randy Baum   Picture the following scenario: It's Friday night at the local Brew Pub and you're in the midst of a hectic dinner rush. A guest places an order for that popular new IPA, but the bartender informs you that the keg has just run dry. Typically, one of the bus boys would run back and swap out the keg for a new one, but they're...

58 Years of Sneeze-Free Dining

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...

External Suction vs. Chamber Vacuum Sealers

By Lee Davis, CFSP   There are two basic types of vacuum sealers: external suction vacuum sealers and chamber vacuum sealers. My FoodSaver® brand sealer, that I bought through a TV infomercial years ago, is an example of the first. It does a nice job of sealing up solid foods. I use it for granola, dried fruit, cheese, loose tea, and dried herbs. Just place the food in...

Sterno’s WindGuard Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer

By Carla Landi   The WindGuard Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer is a hot new product from Sterno Products. We recently caught up with Thaddaeus Smith from Sterno, to learn more about it. This is a great product. Restaurants, hotel banquets, schools, and event caterers are going to love this one. The Fold-Away Chalkboard Chafer folds flat, making it easy to transport to and from locations and is easily stored...

Cambro X-Pan™ High Heat Food Pans

By Carla Landi   Cambro’s new X-Pan™ allows foodservice operators to safely and effectively, prep, cook, hot/hold, steam, bake, and cool food products, using one single food pan throughout various applications. It will withstand, transform, and adjust to different temperatures and applications. The X-Pan™ has a temperature range of -40°F to 375°F and is safe for use in microwaves, steam tables, and ovens. The ability to minimize food...