Latest Trends in Foodservice For Northern California and Northern Nevada

[New Solutions] Pro/Line Now Offering Glastender Bar and Beverage Equipment

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Feb 19, 2018 1:56:28 PM

Pro/Line is proud to announce the addition of our newest line, Glastender, which will allow us to better service many of our customers in the area that is often the most profitable - bar and beverage.

Glastender was established in 1969, and it's founder, Jon D. Hall, was the inventor of the world's first automatic rotary glasswasher. This cutting-edge unit saved space and eliminated wasted steps for bartenders, kicking off Glastender's mission to enhance efficiency and increase profitability in bars across the country.

Over the years, their range of solutions has expanded rooted in a culture of enthusiasm to meet customer needs.

Here's the Glastender Difference:


Glastender focuses on flexibility with the largest number of bar and beverage solutions in the industry. In addition, Glastender custom units expand the possibilities even more.


Glasstender is a detail-oriented company. Each unit is efficient, easy to maintain, and durable.


The attention to detail and efficiency mentioned above comes from innovation, and Glastender has led the industry with many "firsts" that are often replicated by the competition. Many Glastender designs are the industry standard.


Glastender manufactures, but they also design. Driven by function, they will work with you from concept to reality by working through a process that is tried and true.


Glastender is small enough to provide world class service but large enough to meet any need you can imagine. Just about every unit is made-to-order, allowing them to really pay attention to the details.


Like our own offices here at Pro/Line, Glastender has always operated as a family business. To us, that's important.

Ready to see some of Glastender's industry-leading solutions? Check out their product directory.

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Topics: Glastender, Bar and Beverage

Who Is Charlie the Butcher, and What Can You Learn from Him?

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Feb 8, 2018 7:33:47 PM

We all have those places, the restaurants and eateries that make us stop whenever we're passing by, no matter what time it is or how hungry we are.

Like a late night movie we've seen hundreds of times, it's so good and so integrated into our identity we cannot turn it off. We can't avoid pulling the car over for a quick sandwich.

Charlie owns one of those places.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold

How to Use a Cook and Hold Oven: 5 Unique Ideas

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Jan 31, 2018 12:41:20 PM

You already know how to use slow heat to cook proteins like roasts, chicken, and more. And you might already know that Alto-Shaam’s Cook & Hold ovens with Halo Heat technology cook food evenly and gently, reducing food shrink and improving food quality. But what you might not know is there's plenty of room to get creative with this dynamic piece of equipment.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold

[K-12 Trend] Breakfast in the Classroom: How to Serve Hot Food Outside the School Cafeteria

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Jan 29, 2018 12:31:05 PM

According to the Food Research & Action Center (NRAC), children and adolescents who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be overweight, while skipping breakfast is associated with higher risks of obesity. By eating school breakfasts, students are also more likely to build healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

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Topics: TurboChef, CookTek, school, Student Participation, ThermaCube

A Quick Look at Some Food Trends for 2018

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Dec 28, 2017 8:46:01 AM

Pretty much everywhere you look, people are looking forward to what's in store in 2018. This is certainly true in foodservice and food trends, so here's a brief summary of what we found to be the most popular food trends in 2018.

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Topics: Food Trends

The Benefits of Connectionless Steamers

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Dec 14, 2017 10:11:34 AM

Of all the traditional cooking methods, steaming is the quickest and most efficient. It's also one of the healthiest ways to cook, but how easy is it to steam commercial food, and specifically, what are the benefits of cooking with connectionless steamers?

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Topics: Groen, Unified Brands, Steamers, Intek, Rebates, Connectionless Steamers

Recap from the 2017 California School Nutrition Show

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Nov 30, 2017 4:58:00 AM

This year's California School Nutrition Show was a great success, as industry professionals from across the state came together to discuss and solve some of the challenges school nutrition programs face today.

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Topics: Groen, Braising Pans, Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold, TurboChef, California School Nutrition, school, Unified Brands, Student Participation, Ventless Conveyor, Produce Soak, Steam Jacketed Kettles

Introducing Premier Metal and Glass to Northern California and Northern Nevada

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Nov 15, 2017 1:55:24 PM


Pro/Line is proud to introduce our newest line, Premier Metal & Glass.

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Topics: Food Displays, Sneeze Guards, Premier Metal & Glass, Food Shields

How Northern California and Northern Nevada Schools Can Increase Student Foodservice Participation

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Oct 20, 2017 8:20:16 AM


As every northern California or northern Nevada school nutrition director knows, student participation is critical to the overall success of a school nutrition program. If students opt out of school meals, it makes it that much harder to deliver quality, nutritious foods to those who don't.

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Topics: California School Nutrition, school, Student Participation

Are You Considering an Alto-Shaam Display Case?

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Oct 10, 2017 7:34:31 PM

If you're going to sell or display hot food, there are three important factors: safety, visibility, and efficiency. Food has to stay at ideal temperatures and storage conditions. It has to be safe. It has to look good in order to increase purchases. And the equipment needs to be efficient and easy to use.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Halo Heat, Display Cases, Merchandisers