Latest Trends in Foodservice For Northern California and Northern Nevada

What Will 2019 Bring to California and Nevada Foodservice?

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Nov 15, 2018 2:42:59 PM

It's hard to believe, but we're coming to the end of another year and we are looking forward to what another will bring. So what's down the road in 2019?

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Topics: Resources, Food Trends

Two Ways K-12 Schools Can Help Ensure Food Safety

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Nov 8, 2018 9:28:10 AM

Just like other foodservice operations across northern California and northern Nevada, K-12 school foodservice programs must adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by hazard analysis and critical control points, or HACCP.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, school, Blast Chilling, combi ovens, HACCP, food safety

What Consultants Should Know About Stacking Combi Ovens

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Oct 15, 2018 7:50:11 AM

We all know that combi ovens are becoming more and more popular as operators continue to learn the benefits. This also means there are more and more combi ovens on the market, making it harder and harder to determine which one is right.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, combi ovens

How a World Famous BBQ Joint Used Cook and Hold Technology to Grow Business

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Sep 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

"The glorious thing about barbecue is that it can be the great equalizer."

This is the way the founder of The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, Mississippi looks at her operation, and over the years, it's popularity has resulted in more than a dozen expansions. To accommodate all these new diners, though, additional equipment was needed to maintain a level of quality and efficiency.

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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold, Yield, Halo Heat

Five School Nutrition Challenges Every District Faces

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Aug 28, 2018 3:59:06 PM

Running a school nutrition program can be a lot like running a large company. There are financial issues, infrastructure, staffing, inventory, and more. When you boil it all down, though, all of these challenges fit into five main categories, but more on those in a minute.

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Topics: California School Nutrition, school, Student Participation, Nevada School Nutrition

Tips for Finding the Right Foodservice Equipment

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Aug 22, 2018 4:11:05 PM

We're often asked, how do we find the right foodservice equipment for our restaurant, our school, our corporate cafeteria?

There are always related questions, too.

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Topics: Resources

Introducing the Groen Braising Pan

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Aug 16, 2018 2:05:46 PM

There are a few things we prioritize here at Pro Reps West. If you look at the equipment we represent, you'll see convenience and versatility as two of our top priorities.

What does that mean?

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Topics: Groen, Unified Brands, tilt skillet

What Consultants Should Know About the Latest in Cook-Chill

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Aug 6, 2018 2:39:48 PM

CapKold from Groen released a new product at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. As innovators of the cook-chill foodservice equipment category, we wanted to help educate our consultants on the differences between CapKold from Groen and other, competing options.

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Topics: Groen, Cap-Kold

Better Pizza Begins with Prep

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Jul 30, 2018 9:59:19 AM

Pizza. As much as we like to think hamburgers or hot dogs are the national food, it's hard to argue with the popularity of pizza.

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Topics: Randell, Unified Brands, refrigeration, prep tables

What Is the "Pour Out" Effect and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Malcolm Cerri on Jul 9, 2018 3:49:07 PM

Are you familiar with the "pour out" effect? Basically, what it means is every time you open your refrigerator or freezer, the cold air pours out onto the floor.

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Topics: Randell, Unified Brands, refrigeration, FX Series