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Wells/Bloomfield: Redesigning a Decades-Old Well

By Lee Davis One of my favorite childhood memories is piling into the car with my family on a hot summer night and heading out to the local ice cream shop. There, next to a sliding glass window, was an ice cream menu with dozens of flavors. With…

Dexter Brings Cool Into the Kitchen

By Lee Davis Whether working at a grill, griddle, or sauté station, nearly every chef has a few good turners (a.k.a. spatulas) on hand: a grill turner, a hamburger turner, a perforated turner and maybe even a fish turner. They’re standard tools of the trade, but when tools…

More Textures for Your Tables

By Lee Davis If variety is the spice of life, textures are no exception. In our June 5 post, Oneida Texture as Pattern, we shared a video that featured Oneida’s recent tabletop “texture as design” trend. Turns out Oneida’s not the only manufacturer on the texture bandwagon, Cal-Mil…

Thermometer Validation – It’s Really That Simple

By Lee Davis I recently attended a webinar hosted by Bill Eggers, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Cooper-Atkins. Along with introducing new items from Cooper, Bill talked about the importance of “validation” when it comes to using thermometers in the kitchen. Validation is different from…

Federal Industries – Invasion of the Self-Serve Display Merchandisers

By Lee Davis I never really noticed it happening. There weren’t any signs or announcements. The self-serve display merchandisers just took over! One day, I walked into my favorite truck stop and everything I needed for lunch was right there in one refrigerated unit: shelves of sandwiches on…

Oneida Texture as Pattern

By Matt Kurnick In Oneida’s quest to design jewelry for the tabletop they’ve found themselves on the forefront of the texture as pattern trend. Two of their new offerings are great examples of how playing with textures in flatware can raise the bar for the aesthetics of a…

Ice Cold, Infused Beverage Dispensers

By Matt Kurnick This week is Independence Day, a symbol of patriotism and the middle of summer. In planning a menu for this time of year, one thing is needed no matter the meal – an ice cold beverage. Iced teas and Lemonades are the obvious classic summertime…

Microwaves: Commercial vs. Residential

By Carla Landi   It seems harmless enough. Why can’t a professional foodservice operation use a residential microwave?   What I found out is that using a microwave built for residential use in a foodservice environment can be very costly and can also create some very serious safety...

The True Spec Series

By Matt Kurnick and Lee Davis Recently Kitchen Biz caught up with Bill Smith, Regional Sales Manager at True Manufacturing, to learn all about the newly updated Specification Series refrigerators from True. Bill showed us around the Pass-Thru models, pointing out several modifications True’s made to make this…