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Designing for Refrigeration in the Cooking Area

How well a restaurant refrigerator functions and maintains a cool temperature is due in large part to its physical design. Drawers, the kind that pull out from under the counter, are one type of energy and space-efficient refrigerator design. Airflow Fir ...

What's New with the Top Refrigerator Manufacturers?

Of all the great inventors and inventions we learn about in school, such as Johannes Guttenberg’s printing press, Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and Thomas Edison’s light bulb, it doesn’t seem like we’re ever told very muc ...

Changing Your Menu for Seasonality

In a previous blog in this series, we looked at some food and drink items that could add that special summer flare to your menu. It’s no secret that throughout the country, eating locally and eating food that’s in season is, well, a trend that is very mu ...

How to Get Through the Busy Summer Months

If you’re a restaurant owner, summer is probably a time you both fear and love. On one level, it’s usually the busiest time of the year. Blue skies and cool breezes send people outdoors, looking for patios to sit at, food to eat and cool concoctions to dr ...

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

Most restaurant managers want to be sure their employees know and understand all the safety precautions and cleanliness procedures required by the restaurant's own standards and the state's guidelines. And it’s safe to say that most restaurant managers d ...

Ice Machines and Other Kitchen Areas with the Highest Safety Risks

It’s the nature of the food industry that things get dirty. There is simply no way to cut bacteria and germs out of the equation — after all, what’s food for humans is also food for germs. In essence, the task to keep a restaurant clean and free of germs ...

These Delicious Foods are Not Always So Safe

 It seems about every year or so there is a dangerous bacterial outbreak in a major restaurant. Such an outbreak never fails to stir up the industry and cause consumers to worry, and in response we hear about massive recalls and see companies implement st ...

How to Clean Your Ice Machine

 As you’re probably aware, ice machines are infamous for attracting bacteria. That's right, the machine that makes those small, crystal-like squares that look so clear and pure may in fact produce little cubes of microbes that go plop-plop-plop into your ...

Foodservice Inspections: Make or Break Time

No matter how diligent you are at following food-safety protocol, or how meticulous your managers are about ensuring the food is clean, properly monitored and stored at the right temperature, a visit from the food health inspector can be a nerve-racking e ...

Skills for Successful Long-Term Careers in Food Management

Building a career in the foodservice industry can take time. Much of the training takes place on the job. Skills build upon skills, and through a process of advancement you can work your way into higher positions until you're managing the place.On the oth ...

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