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Chili Rethermalizers for National Chili Month

October is National Chili Month, and what a perfect time of year for a pot of chili. The weather is starting to turn, it’s football season, and chili is the perfect way to stay warm and enjoy the game. In commercial operations, chili is often prepared ahead of…

Necessity is the Mother of Invention – So where are the Grape Slicers?

By Lee Davis I recently paged through several foodservice supply catalogs and found a large assortment of what I call “food prep gadgets.” Typically, these tools are inexpensive, hand held, and creatively designed to perform a single specialized task both safely and efficiently: apple slicers, avocado slicers, mango…

Dexter-Russell Does Seafood

October is National Seafood Month. At Kitchen Biz when we think of seafood, we first think of seared scallops, oysters Rockefeller, baked salmon and several other delicacies from the deep. Once our mouth is through watering, our train of thought turns to the utensils required to prepare each…

Lakeside’s Mobile Hand Washing Station

Falafel wagons, hotdog carts, taco trucks … I love street food. The most popular street foods are cheap, fast and filling, but they’ve got to be safe too. This being National Food Safety Month, we discussed the importance of hand washing in our blog article a week ago,…

The Hand-Washing Station

Up to this point during National Food Safety Month, we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the food. In this post we’d like to turn the attention away from food, and onto the people handing it.   In any foodservice operation, staff hygiene is extremely important. And...

Safe Hot and Cold Holding

As part of our series dedicated to National Food Safety Month, we’d like to discuss correct food handling as it relates to food time/temperature management. Time/temperature management is a critical part of any foodservice operation. If food is allowed to reach unsafe temperatures for too much time, pathogens…

Cooking to Temperature Safely

In the second part of our series on food safety we’re going to cover the importance of cooking food to the proper minimum internal temperature. Properly cooking food is one of the easiest ways to minimize pathogens and thus minimize the risk of foodborne illness. No matter the...

Color-Code the Cooking Process

Food safety should be a top priority for every foodservice professional all year around, and with September being National Food Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to give it the extra attention it deserves. This month we’ll highlight different food safety procedures. Today we’re going to talk about…

The Right Glass for the Right Beer

By Matt Kurnick & Lee Davis   This past weekend while you enjoyed your favorite professional football team’s opening game, odds are you might have also enjoyed a delicious, cold, frothy beer.   No matter where you watched and drank from, whether it be home, your favorite sports...

Toast the Perfect Bagel with Star

Growing up, Saturday mornings meant cartoons and breakfast with the family. And the best breakfasts were always highlighted by a perfectly toasted bagel topped with a layer of cool cream cheese, a couple slices of fresh onion and tomato, finished with a few slices of smoked salmon. Talk…