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Oneida Introduces Luzerne Dinnerware to the U.S.

By Carla Landi   Oneida’s new Luzerne Dinnerware is a twice-fired luxury brand that comes from Oneida’s Asian factory. Recognizing the desire for this brand in the U.S. is what motivated Oneida to introduce this line to foodservice professionals across the United States.   According to Vincent Del-Cid of Oneida, the trend to bring a more residential look to the commercial foodservice market is huge right now. Foodservice...
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Hot Tortillas Just Keep On Coming with Star’s Rolling Tortilla Warmer

By Lee Davis, CFSP   At my favorite local take-out burrito shop, the line is always out the door during lunch. As you make your way to the counter inside, the first employee places your choice of white, wheat or gluten free tortilla on an old countertop warmer that vaguely resembles a Panini grill. He holds the top down for about twenty seconds and then removes the hot...
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Admiral Craft Black Diamond Gas Equipment

By Carla Landi   We recently caught up with Jeff Taylor from Admiral Craft and he was telling us a little something about their Black Diamond line of gas cooking equipment.   Admiral Craft’s Black Diamond Gas Equipment is built to keep up in busy commercial kitchens. The Black Diamond line includes a complete line-up of gas cooking equipment, including everything from countertop charbroilers, griddles, and hot plates,...
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The Quick Draw Pepper Mill Holster from Chef Specialties

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Last week I was talking with the good folks at Chef Specialties, a family owned U.S. manufacturer of high quality commercial Pepper Mills for over 75 years. They showed me a new product that made me think: “Wow, why didn’t I think of that…about 30 years ago when I was a server?” It’s called the Quick Draw Pepper Mill Holster, a nifty little...
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Delfield’s Hot Food Well Technologies

By Carla Landi   We recently caught up with Tim Wilczak of Delfield to get the scoop on their hot food well technologies. He showed us their 1,000 watt wells and their ESP low watt wells. Both the 1,000 watt and the ESP low watt food well have some very important features in common. They can both be provided as a drop-in or a built-in unit. They both...
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Cadco and How to Choose a Hotplate

By Lee Davis, CFSP   Electric hotplates can be the ideal solution for many problems. Do you need:   An additional burner behind the line? A cooking surface in the prep area, bakery, or service station? A flame free burner for a front-of-house omelet, sauté, or dessert station? A burner to keep sauces, soups, or toppings warm at a buffet? A portable electric cooking surface for a catered...
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Garland Restaurant Ranges

By Carla Landi   Garland definitely addressed the needs of foodservice professionals when they constructed these Restaurant Ranges. Grates can range from 12” to 60” and are easily interchangeable. From the burner technology, to the plate rail temperature, to the details that make life easier for busy operators, these ranges are a must-have.   Joe Nicholson walks through all of the benefits of incorporating a range of this...
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Rubbermaid ProSave™ Ingredient Bin Systems

By Carla Landi   Build a complete ingredient system that keeps your food products safe and fresh. Rubbermaid offers NSF approved, dishwasher safe, ProSave™ Ingredient Bins that dispense ingredients with the FIFO (First In, First Out) method. These bins come in a variety of sizes and are stackable, making it easy to build a complete ingredient system. Thinking of busy foodservice professionals, Rubbermaid made sure to keep access...
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Jackson DynaTemp® Dishmachines

By Carla Landi   Jackson has just introduced their new DynaTemp® Dishmachine. This high temperature, door-type dishmachine, is ideal for 100 seat restaurants, quick-serve operations, schools, and up to 125 bed healthcare facilities.   The slick one-piece hood, with a slope top design, channels steam to the back of the machine so it does not hit the operator when opening the door.   Only 10 psi of incoming...
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The Award Winning Merrychef® eikon® e2s

By Carla Landi   Let’s take a closer look at the 2016 Kitchen Innovations Award winning Merrychef® eikon® e2s. This high-speed oven with cutting edge technology is being referred to as the smallest high-speed oven with the biggest performance. It’s igniting a lot of excitement among foodservice professionals who want to prepare fresh, hot food on demand. It’s also grabbing the attention of chefs and restaurant owners who...