Monthly Archives: July 2018

🙈🙉🙊 What’s in a Name? 👄

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What’s in a name?  As a nation, we’re now about to be asked what we think of when we hear the name “milk”. (Got any?)

 

“Meat” will be redefined by powerful lobbyists and competing federal agencies.

 

Seafood items are already being challenged with truth in menu laws.  Fraud is rampant. Country and origin claims are all suspect in oils, wines & cheeses.

 

Powerful new legislation aims to regulate transport of foodstuffs.

 

The revolution in food procurement and distribution is underway.

 

Opportunities abound for the savvy E&S suppliers that will capitalize on the coming firestorms.

 
 



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🍝 Dishing It Out 🍛

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You can dish it out, but can you take it (to the dishroom, that is)?

 

Careers are born in this, the unglamorous corner of the professional kitchen.

 

Hot and steamy, smelly and noisy, we often neglect the dish area.  Whether in the budget, design  construction or operation phase, the dishroom usually gets short shrift.

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Why should we look closer at this “necessary evil”?

 

💰  Why, follow the money trail, of course!  💰

 

The obvious areas to measure (and then save on) are water and energy consumption.

 

But what of chemicals, labor, tableware “shrinkage” (no plates don’t actually contract in hot water), leasing vs. purchasing, ventilation, morale and of course front-of-the-house impressions.

 

Let’s do a deep dive with our friends at Insinger Machine.


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In the ever-changing world of the food service industry, companies are constantly being acquired and merged. Employees are being forced to learn new roles and take on new responsibilities which they might not yet be familiar, such as designing a dishroom.

 

Here at Insinger, we have established a family-oriented culture that has been in place for 125 years. We have the processes and procedures in place to make the necessary changes at a moment’s notice and do it all with a smile. Located in Philadelphia since our inception in 1893, we continue to provide top notch customer service to our countless customers across the globe.

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Designing a dishroom can seem like a daunting task to some. Take advantage of our resources. Allow our skilled team of engineers to design the back of your house for optimum flow and efficiencies. Utilize our skilled installation team to construct your dishroom and add extended warranty to the life of your Insinger Machine!

 

Rely on the family that has been a part of the Northeast community for five generations, and that has the knowledge to take that large project off your plate, so you can focus on the “wants” of your customer rather than the “needs.”

 

Contact our valued reps at Pecinka-Ferri to see how Insinger Machine Co. can work for you.

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🍴 Eating Out 🌞

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Al Fresco, the manager of Culinary Brown’s place decided to clarify their new outdoor dining initiative.

Raising the bar on beverage service was a sure cure for the pickle that they were in.

Unfortunately, Al Dente, the head chef just wanted to reconstitute last summer’s menu.

Happily, both agreed that they needed to infuse the coddled staff with a dollop of urgency, in order to whip them into shape for the season.

Holding his temper, while trying to settle the score, Fresco told the chef not to sweat the details.  Their team was steeped in the traditions of eating outdoors and none of them were ever caught skimming.

The head waiter, Sal Amanda agreed, and the three of them marinated the concept and decided to grind it out.  In order to grease the skids, so that a smooth rollout ensued, they glazed over the details when presenting it to the owner.

When he uncovered their omissions, boy was he steamed!  He knew his managers had a zest for the task at hand, and he certainly didn’t want to grill them.

After dressing them down, they cooked up a plan to infuse the deck and patio with new blend of equipment and furnishings.


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💑 Love the one you’re with 👫

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Have you ever accused someone (or been accused) of taking a loved one for granted?  Many folks are compelled by a dangerous or sexy new plaything to abandon those that have loyally served them so well.

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In the modern rush to disrupt everything, have the babies been abandoned with the bathwater?

Similarly, like a comfortable old sweater or pair of shoes, the standard bearers of equipment and supplies can often be overlooked for those shiny new items available.

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Leading brands which have been the go-to for generations of foodservice pro’s may now feel that their devotion is unrequited.

Do they not deserve the affections often lavished upon upstarts?

Please take this opportunity to return the love that they have been giving you.

Click here to express your admiration


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🔥 Grillin’ & Chillin’ ❄

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What a week!

On Monday, The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable brought together international academics, politicians, authors, artisanal food producers and foodservice professionals.  We deep-dove into all aspects of this healthy and exciting fare at the two day conference at Yale.

Then, the Tapas in the Afternoon event at the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center allowed our industry partners to sample one of the Med’s premier cuisines.

Next up, the Fancy Food Show rolled into the Javits Center this weekend (’till Monday) showcasing producers of some of the finest foodstuffs. 

Sometimes, you just gotta love it when the industry combines healthy with delicious!

Love the food that loves you back.

Oh, and don’t overdo it on the 4th of July!


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