If you're familiar with cooking in a commercial kitchen, you know the value of proper ventilation. Whether it's a flat-top grill, oven, or some other appliance, vents ensure the health and safety of all employees by removing smoke, heat, and other harmful elements.
Ghost kitchens, despite the name, have nothing to do with ghosts. Also known as a dark kitchen or a cloud kitchen, ghost kitchens are professionally designed spaces where food is prepared exclusively to be delivered to customers. So there is no front room where patrons can sit down to wait or eat.
America is a melting pot, and with the moniker comes great cuisines from around the world. We also like celebrations, of course, and when you combine the two, the result is a tendency to take a particular holiday, magnify it, and turn it into a big party celebrating ethnic foods and beverages. St Patrick's Day? Check. The Chinese New Year? Check. Cinco de Mayo? Absolutely!
School cafeterias cannot operate without the hardworking staff who prepare meals for their teachers and children every day. With continued labor issues, some districts are having a hard time finding staff to run their school nutrition programs. Having the right foodservice equipment can help with the labor shortage and help staff complete tasks a little more easily.
Modular shelving can be some of the most useful equipment in your commercial kitchen. As anyone who has worked in the back-of-the-house knows, organization is critical to success, and shelving can contribute more than just about anything, especially when it can be arranged to fit the layout of your walk-in or dry storage space.
Over the past four or five years, we've seen an increased desire for greater sustainability in restaurants and the foodservice industry. This was also reaffirmed in the latest What's Hot Culinary Forecast from the National Restaurant Association. From more environmentally-friendly packaging in the surge of the recent off-premise dining trend to ingredients that are farmed, caught, or harvested in more enviro-conscious ways, sustainability is still a central influencer in 2022.
Great served any time of day, grits are a staple in Southern cuisine. Save time in your restaurant or school by cooking them overnight in the RATIONAL iCombi Pro oven.
Food is enjoyed with the senses, not the least of which is the sense of sight. Being able to easily see the food that is being served can help customers and students appreciate and choose menu items more readily than if they just appear on a menu. Helping present food in an attractive way, while still protecting it, is easier with LTI CrystalClear food shields. CrystalClear™ food shields allow the food to be the center of attention by providing a clear, unobstructed view of the maximum amount of food possible. The intentionally minimal use of supporting infrastructure provides a wide-open view of every bit of food being protected by the shield, creating a welcoming sight to the customer.
Like many other industries, the food service industry continues to grow and evolve on an ongoing basis. The challenge of adapting to customers’ ever-changing tastes and expectations has driven the need for greater production, efficiency and versatility in the kitchen, all of which has led to exciting developments such as combi ovens, high speed ovens, microwave ovens and more.
And while those newer kitchen tools are likely here to stay, there is still the need in most kitchens for a reliable workhorse that has stood the test of time: the commercial range.
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