Category Archives: Food for thought
The rhythms of foodservice supply have been temporarily disrupted.
Normally, as March turns into April, the industry’s collective concentration would be directed at the school market, as well as the re-openings of seasonal businesses, and (not unimportantly) planning one’s own summer getaway.
The old routines may not be completely restored, but the healing effects of time, combined with human ingenuity will surely help us to reset our clocks.
With a raft of positive news finally emerging, we thought that a primer/refresher on some basics might be enlightening (and truly interesting as well) .
Additionally, it has been been heartening to see the plethora of new products hit the market, just as it is primed to rebound.
6 Enemies of Frying Oil & How to Defeat Them
Fryer oil battles the day in and day out use, but there are some easy ways to make sure you are getting your money’s worth. Take a look at the six most notable factors that can break down frying oil and make sure you aren’t prematurely degrading your resources.
ETP steamer advantages for Schools
• Built-in water treatment system- easier to change the filter
• Independent steam generator for each compartment- less water
• Slam action doors and door interlock switch- easy to access
• 60-minute timer- easy to use
• Can be used as holding cabinet- for those small school kitchens that need the flexibility to go from steaming to holding the product.
• Available in gas or electric
The Ideal Solution For Flexible Hospitality Service
Front-of-house design eliminates the need for linen coverings
Durable construction – black powder coated
Easy to clean and sanitize
Use individually or combine various size tables
Easily positioned for flexible serving configurations
Wide variety of top surfaces
If it’s new, it’s… HERE!
Take a look at what would have been premiered at the now-postponed trade shows.
We are happy to continue to provide you with all of the latest foodservice tech.
This changes everything.
2021 KI award winner:
Are you jonesing for a holiday? In March, we get 5 major ones in 11 days!
- Ides of March
- ST Patrick’s Day
- St Joseph’s Day
- First Day of Spring
As we round the corner and plan our celebrations, let’s remember to stay safe, by following those hard-earned lessons of the past 12 months.
Recently, Middleby debuted its patented air filtration technology, Bluezone® by Middleby. The innovation is designed to purify indoor air and destroy 99.9995% of infectious airborne particles according to a laboratory study. The always-active unit kills microbes, bacteria, mold and other indoor contaminants.
Looking for a layman’s explanation and some guidance on how to improve your restaurant’s indoor air quality? Scott Heim, President of Middleby Ventless Cooking Solutions Group, and guru for Bluezone by Middleby sheds light on some of the science behind air purification solutions for indoor restaurant spaces, including one particular weapon of choice in fighting COVID and other infectious contaminants.
PUC is a smart, self-serve, automated pick-up system that connects to foodservice POS improving service speed and offering no-contact pick up. For order pick-up of anything from hot pizza to a meal bagged to go, the Carter-Hoffmann PUC smart cabinet system offers a safe and secure automated environment for self-serve in a time where customer and employee safety is top priority.
Use the power of IoT to automate product quality and food safety procedures. The Open Kitchen Food Safety application offers temperature monitoring, real-time alerts, workflow processing, corrective action tracking and automated reporting.
Ice has a huge impact on the beverage program of any establishment. The Follett remote ice delivery equipment (RIDE) automatically delivers no-touch ice to your fountain dispenser from up to 75 feet away. RIDE makes it quicker, easier and less costly to clean and sanitize both the beverage dispenser and the ice machine while giving your customers a more enjoyable fountain experience. For ice dispense, Follett also introduced the Touchless SensorSAFE Dispensing Kit which is now available for 7 Series and 15 Series countertop units.
“WOW!” is the first thing operators say when they experience the high quality and large volume of pizzas made with significant energy savings in the Middleby Marshall WOW! Oven. The largest ventless pizza oven in the industry has the speed to consistently bake up to 74 pizzas per hour with energy savings of up to 30%.
By now, you’ve heard about the supply chain issues:
- Microprocessor shortages
- Lack of empty containers in exporting countries
- Ships backing up in ports
- Weather disruptions
- Raw material hoarding
These are just a few of the factors causing delivery issues to increase for finished goods across a broad spectrum of industries.
The good news is that we have many prudent manufacturers that either have available stock or short lead times!
Call us or email us when in doubt, as we have such a deep bench that we can usually meet even the most demanding schedule.
Yeah we got that!
Back By Popular Demand:
HOT Off the Presses With New Products:
Almost all of your choices in food service equipment are now available in both floor model and counter models.
Choosing the countertop versions can provide some unique operator benefits, by de-coupling the functions of the upper and lower portions of a workstation. Addressing each vertical component individually, in either preparation or cooking areas, results in a hybrid design approach. This, in turn, can have enormous bottom-line implications.
Providing that their volume is consistent with your needs, tabletop units can offer the flexibility and modularity that is essential in these rapidly changing times. Baking in the ability to pivot into your layout has gained the greatest importance in today’s environment.
- Equipment can be much more easily reconfigured to suit changing menus and/or evolving staffing.
- Swapping out of individual pieces can be so much less disruptive to operations.
- When the top and bottom half of the station are separate, long-term cost of ownership drops dramatically.
- Provides the ability to easily mix and match side by side components.
- Choose between a variety of bases including refrigerated, blast chilling and freezing, open and enclosed storage, proofing, heating, oven and even steam assisted ovens!
- Ventless options in counter-top cooking equipment abound, opening up underutilized real estate.
The demand for countertop appliances has been growing rapidly. It is easy to understand why.
Smart operators have learned the advantages of counter intelligence.
| And the winner is… Congrats to Becky Fowler with Stonington Public Schools in Connecticut for winning the Week 1 10,000 Cool School Points!|
Missed this week’s email? Chef Cyndie, from Culinary Solutions, provided a downloadable breakfast recipe, for an “egglette”, for National School Breakfast Week prep.
Click here to get the download.
We’ll be back next week with another yummy downloadable breakfast recipe. You’ll also have another chance to enter for next week’s giveaway, plus be entered for the Grand Prize.
Have a great weekend,
The Lakeside and Multiteria teams (and Chef Cyndie) P.S. Find additional student participation resources in the guide put together by SNA HERE.
Change is in the air.
It is coming quickly. Are you prepared?
Let us help you to address the coming adjustments.
We have the tools to assist.
It’s time for us to get together on a plan make the most of this new and evolving environment.
|Middleby Corporation has announced the following personnel changes:|
Dave Brewer will be retiring at the end of 2021.
James K. Pool III has been named to chief technology and operations officer.
Steve Spittle has been appointed to chief commercial officer.
Korey Kohl has been appointed to lead the Middleby beverage group.
Najib Maalouf will lead the Middleby residential kitchen equipment group.
Group presidents John Perruccio and Jeremy Dobrowolski, in addition to their brand management responsibilities, will lead strategic selling and service initiatives in the commercial foodservice segment.
George Koether has been promoted to group president leading the Middleby business operations in Asia.
Martin Lindsay has been appointed to chief risk and administration officer, having served as the company treasurer since 1999.
|ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER:|
SNEAK PEAK VIDEO:
Happy Valentine’s / Presidents’ week!
There’s only a few holidays mid-winter; we might as well get them all done in one shot (said no-one ever).
At the winter’s halfway point, planning for spring seems like a great idea to us.
“T” is for Touchless.
“T” is for… Tea!
This time, the topics told tally to two:
- Tea’s timeless tale
- Touchless technology
Take time to take-in the totality.