As we face adversity and work to battle the worldwide pandemic in 2020, sanitization is essential. Everyone knows it and everybody's heard of it, but it doesn't delay the stress or struggle that comes with having access to the necessary equipment.
Learning to adjust to trends, new laws, new regulations, and anything out of the ordinary is essential to the success of any foodservice operation. While we don't face pandemics often, people are coming together to share ideas and create new ways for operations to continue serving. They've paved the way on how to get through a crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic one step at a time.
Move over gas-based kitchens, induction cook equipment trends are taking over! European foodservice has been making the transition into electric-based cooking for a while, and now it's finally time for America to get a chance to shine. Introducing induction cooking in your commercial kitchen is a benefit for business as well as the economy. Who doesn't love amazing profits while being eco-friendly?
There's no denying COVID-19 has dramatically altered our way of life over the last few weeks, and will continue to do so during the weeks ahead. The health and safety of our employees, our customers, as well as the general public, is our top priority. Here at PFEG, we are doing our part to follow CDC guidelines and practicing safe, responsible distancing to help stop the spread of this virus.
As we all know, flavor trends come and go all the time. But every year, the National Restaurant Association releases their annual What's Hot Culinary Forecast dictating those that are going to be the most import, and the most profitable. This year's report says, "Results indicate that Americans are still hungry for healthy food, but they are also interested in more options, new alternatives, and going beyond simple healthy into sustainable options that are good for everyone and the environment."
All of the care put into providing the perfect beer might end up wasted unless operators take extra precautions to serve beer in clean glasses. After all, a beer's appearance, taste, and aroma are all affected by any residue remaining on the glass -- and this will impact a bar's bottom line.
It's no secret that successful companies in the foodservice industry take advantage of efficiencies without sacrificing quality. This is exactly why deli slicers became popular and are a mainstay in our industry. To ensure effective operation, though, it's important to ensure employees are using them correctly, both during and after service.
There's no doubt Vitamix is one of the most recognized name brands in all of foodservice. A reputation isn't founded on just colors and a recognizable logo, though. Those things represent something greater.
There's nothing worse than waiting 30 minutes to an hour for that coveted brunch table, only to sit down and have your coffee spill onto the face of your phone. Why did it happen? Because the table was wobbly. Apparently the packets of Sweet 'n Low slid out from underneath the table leg.
Over the last six to nine months, we've witnessed one of the fastest-growing trends we've ever seen in food and beverage. There wasn't a lot of time between the first mentions of the #stopsucking and #gostrawless campaigns until the time when New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut foodservice operators began to use plastic straw alternatives.