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Look for the ENERGY STAR® to Save Green and Help Protect the Environment

By: Una Song, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,ENERGY STAR Program Manager, Commercial Food Service (CFS) Before I started working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), my main interaction with restaurants was dining in them. I never considered myself a foodie, but many of my friends referred to me…

True Curved Glass Cases

By Matt Kurnick In operations like bakeries where nearly as much time is spent decorating the product as is baking it, ensuring that the product is displayed to make it look as appealing as possible becomes a priority. True’s Curved Glass Bakery Cases are a great option in…

The DineXpress®

By Carla Landi To steal a classic line from a great movie … “If you build it, they will come.” Foodservice directors in the healthcare, schools and universities arenas know that the biggest challenge they face is keeping guests and residents in for lunch. They know their potential…

John Boos – Beyond the Wood

I love anything made of natural wood. If you’re like me, when you hear the name John Boos, you think of fine butcher blocks and cutting boards. Boos still makes them with 125 years of know-how using North American hard rock maple, Appalachian red oak, American cherry and…

Cateraide – Get in the Pre-Game

Football season is here and it’s time to prepare. If you’re a trainer preparing for the big game, then don’t forget the Gatorade to keep players hydrated. If you’re a caterer getting ready for the big tailgate party, then don’t forget the Cateraide for keeping food pans insulated….

Oktoberfest Weather Forecast: Cooler Conditions

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Perlick Commercial has introduced a remote refrigeration beverage dispensing system that allows you to serve beer at two separate temperatures. It’s called the Century 2 System. I asked Tom Gutkowski, Sales Manager at Perlick Commercial, what prompted them to design this system. “We…

The Right Air in the Right Place

By Matt Kurnick Hot ranges, hot fryers, hot broilers and several busy bodies in a confined space can often make for an uncomfortable work environment. Depending on the operation, it takes significantly more than cracking the back door to create a comfortable kitchen. Captive-Aire has introduced its Modular…

A Mix of Blenders

A few months ago, Kitchen Biz featured an article about the Bamix Stick Blender, now offered in the U.S. by Victorinox. Stick blenders, also known as hand mixers, immersion blenders or chef’s wands, are invaluable tools in the kitchen. They are ideal for pureeing or blending soups, stews,…

Only a Champion Can Deliver a Hat Trick

Champion Industries is the only manufacturer that can deliver a complete warewashing and food waste disposal system that includes a tray accumulator, dish machine and biodigester. They call it “the hat trick.” The system provides large operators with all the equipment they need to accumulate dirty dish trays, perform…

An Inside Look at ICS Walk-Ins

It's not news that International Cold Storage produces walk-in refrigeration units meant for either inside or outside of an operation. Recently though, ICS has taken measures to improve both the insides and outsides of its units.   For the exteriors, ICS now offers a variety of textures and...