Food Preservation with BlueZone by Middleby and Arctic Walk-In Coolers

Posted by Pace Reps on Mar 26, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Food waste in the United States is an enormous problem that foodservice operators across the country are trying to combat. According to the USDA, approximately $161 billion of food is wasted in this country every year – money literally thrown into the trash, waste disposer or landfill. This number includes foods that have spoiled during storage and are no longer able to be consumed. How foodservice operations store their food, and the steps they take to preserve its usability, plays a huge role in reducing how much food waste -- particularly unusable produce -- heads to landfills.

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Topics: BlueZone by Middleby, food waste

Food Packaging Solutions - Henkelman CombiVac Bags

Posted by Pace Reps on Feb 25, 2021 5:44:19 PM

Consumer dining habits are changing. The demand for grab & go meals is on the rise, and many consumers want seasonal, local products all year round. School commissaries and healthcare facilities face new challenges to providing nutritious meals while saving on labor costs. These trends can be a challenge to any commercial kitchen -- how do you work more efficiently, with less staff, and provide meals consumers desire?  Henkelman’s CombiVac Performance Series bags and food trays can help.

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Topics: Henkelman, sous vide

COVID-19 Update: Rediscovering "The Great Indoors" with Bluezone Technology

Posted by Pace Reps on Feb 1, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Restoring consumer confidence in the safety of indoor eating environments is one of the top challenges restaurants face until COVID-19 vaccinations can fully cycle through society. Only by creating this level of confidence can restaurants hope to achieve previous levels of business and profitability as they look to serve their patrons. 

So the question becomes, how can restaurants confidently and affordably help their patrons to feel at ease about safely dining indoors once again?
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Topics: trends, beverages

3 Ways to Keep Your Fried Foods Crispy

Posted by Pace Reps on Jan 22, 2021 1:05:47 PM

For anyone running a restaurant or business that offers a limited menu, finding a way to keep food warm before the customer orders is key to delicious, crispy food. Fried food is especially challenging to keep warm and crispy, and there's nothing worse than soggy French fries or limp chicken tenders. You need a plan in place to keep your fried foods hot and crispy. A Carter-Hoffman Crisp n' Hold Station for fried foods may check off all the boxes you need to ensure your customers are happy and keep coming back for more. 

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Topics: Carter-Hoffmann, fried food, oil

Take a Virtual Tour of an Arctic Walk-in Refrigerator

Posted by Pace Reps on Dec 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes interactive tours are an easier way to understand something. So when our friends at Arctic decided to put together a virtual tour of their walk-in refrigerators and freezers, we thought it was a good way to talk about some of the benefits these units can provide... doing it in a way that's a bit more interactive than a bulleted list.

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Topics: refrigeration, Arctic

Food & Beverage Trends We Can Expect to See in 2021

Posted by Pace Reps on Dec 18, 2020 2:30:00 PM

2021 is upon us and we're taking one steady day at a time in preparation for the newest food and beverage trends that are hitting the market. With the arrival of the new year, things might look a little different in the foodservice industry. We've seen a complete 180-degree change in how the foodservice industry had to operate in 2020 in order to maintain the safety of employees and consumers. So, how's that going to help shape 2021 and drive industry trends?

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Topics: trends, beverages

Pumpkin Pie Made Easy

Posted by Pace Reps on Nov 24, 2020 2:20:52 PM
While the dishes that customers crave throughout the holidays typically involve a number of meats and a wide variety of side dishes, a big slice of pumpkin pie is often sought out as the perfect complement to the main meal. The presence of pumpkin pie on holiday menus and tables extends back several centuries, with pumpkin being the foundational core of this dessert.
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Topics: RATIONAL, Doyon, pie

Making the Perfect Pasta Dish Using a Rational Oven

Posted by Pace Reps on Nov 18, 2020 2:15:56 PM
Pasta is a dish that people of all ages can come together and enjoy. From school-aged kids to seniors living in retirement communities -- and all ages in between -- everyone loves their favorite mac and cheese and pasta bake dishes.
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Topics: RATIONAL, pasta

Earn More Dough with These Pizza Solutions

Posted by Pace Reps on Oct 19, 2020 3:58:43 PM

Pizza has a way of bringing people together. Opening up a warm box of pizza to find your delicious pie piled with your favorite toppings delivers a mouthwatering satisfaction that's gratifying for people of all ages. 

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Topics: Carter-Hoffmann, trends, Doyon, pizza

The EVOlution of the Fajita

Posted by Pace Reps on Aug 17, 2020 10:09:59 AM

Nothing turns heads faster in a restaurant than the sizzle coming from a plate of fajitas. Whether you choose to use steak, chicken, shrimp, or a combination of the three, your taste buds will be sizzling just like the food in front of you. Manifested from Tex-Mex culture, fajitas are a fiesta of flavor that most consumers would agree are both appealing and satisfying.

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Topics: trends, Evo