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12 Pie Making Tools for the Perfect Slice

12 Pie Making Tools for the Perfect Slice

Any season is the season for pie, whether it’s the warming, spice-scented apple and pumpkin pies of fall, the tangy-sweet berry pies of summer or the bright citrusy tarts that infuse winter days with sunshine and vitamin C.

Do you have these 12 Pie Making Tools on hand ready to roll?

12 Pie Making Tools for the Perfect Slice

Home Organization with Commercial Utility Carts and Shelving

Home Organization with Commercial Utility Carts and Shelving

It may seem odd to shop for home organization tools at ChefEquipment.com but we promise you won’t be disappointed. The items we offer that help keep your living spaces neat and tidy were built to withstand the repeated use and abuse of busy commercial kitchens so they are more than capable of handling whatever your family and friends throw on it. Plus, they’re easy to keep clean. 

Sure, utility carts and shelving are perfect for kitchen and pantry storage, but these organization and transport essentials can seamlessly have a place inside and outside your home. 

Home Organization with Commercial Utility Carts and Shelving

How to Increase Check Average

How to Increase Check Average

Interacting with a friendly, knowledgeable server is one of the pleasures of dining out. We’re happy to take their advice on the restaurant’s signature dishes, the evening’s specials, what wine pairs perfectly with our choices and the most delicious dessert. If they also happen to be well-trained in selling, they can easily bump up a table’s check average, resulting in a bigger tip and higher profits. The good news is that any restaurateur, from quick-service to fine dining, can use these tried-and-true strategies to boost their bottom line.

How to Increase Check Average

Sous Vide Cooking for Commercial Kitchens

Sous Vide Cooking for Commercial Kitchens

The sous vide method of cooking started in the 1970s and has been gaining acceptance ever since. It’s now rare to find a top-grade kitchen that doesn’t use the method to some degree or other.

It’s not hard to see why: sous vide cooking gives chefs better control and precision while preserving taste, flavour and texture into the bargain.

Sous Vide Cooking for Commercial Kitchens

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Restaurants don’t set out to waste food. As one of an operator’s biggest costs, discarding food is like throwing out cash. But losses can sneak up on you in different ways, from over-buying to over-producing, spoilage from poor storage or serving giant portions that go uneaten. It’s time to get more ideas from the entire staff and work together as a team to reduce waste in your corner of the foodservice industry.

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Countertop Commercial Blenders Buying Guide

Countertop Commercial Blenders Buying Guide

Every kitchen needs a blender. Maybe even two.

Whether it’s something simple like pureeing vegetables or mixing sauces — or more precise uses like creating foams or cocktail concoctions — a commercial blender is an absolute staple of every successful food service operation.

Not all blenders are created equal, so navigate through the various options, features and types of countertop blenders with our commercial blenders buying guide. You will find the best blades for your business.

Countertop Commercial Blenders Buying Guide

Condiment Containers Buying Guide

Condiment Containers Buying Guide

The use of condiment holders in foodservice has exploded in recent years as fussy consumers demand more options to customize their food and beverages. Even today’s most humble coffee shop, for example, may offer five types of sweeteners, from honey to stevia, along with shakers of cocoa and vanilla powder for garnish. Add alt-milks, tea bags, various sizes of to-go cups and lids, stir sticks, napkins, sleeves and straws and you end up with a pile of items of various sizes that all need a home. 

With counter space and table space at a premium, organizing your condiments and sourcing the perfect container for each one is a big job. Get it right, however, and you’ll make life easier for staff and customers. 

Condiment Containers Buying Guide

Cool Cucumbers: Recipe and Tips

Cool Cucumbers: Recipe and Tips

Crisp, cool and crunchy.  Cucumbers offer a refreshing flavour blast wherever they are served.  

With a few tips and tricks, you will get the most out of this versatile vegetable – or is it a fruit? 

Cool Cucumbers: Recipe and Tips

Chafing Dish Buying Guide

Chafing Dish Buying Guide

There’s much to consider to find the right chafing dish or row of dishes for your operation, whether you run a buffet-style restaurant, hotel, banquet hall, catering business or simply enjoy entertaining at home.

Find out about types of chafing dishes, chafer sizes and chafing dish lid styles.  Chafing dish power sources explained. 

Chafing Dish Buying Guide

Commercial Slicers, Dicers and Cutters Buying Guide

Commercial Slicers, Dicers and Cutters Buying Guide

Cutting fruits and vegetables to a consistently uniform size with minimum waste by hand takes time, effort and skill. Chefs would far rather be doing something more productive. 

Manual food processors make kitchen prep quick and easy by dicing, cutting, coring, peeling and slicing ingredients, all without electricity.

Commercial Slicers, Dicers and Cutters Buying Guide

Fresh Peaches: Recipe and Tips

Fresh Peaches: Recipe and Tips

Peach season, like a Canadian summer, goes by in a flash so grab them while you can.  With a few tips and tricks, you can enjoy them all year long or whenever you need a taste of summer. 

Fresh Peaches: Recipe and Tips

Adding Meal Kits To Your Business

Adding Meal Kits To Your Business

Meal kits are big business.

In early 2020, that year’s meal kit market in Canada was estimated to exceed $400 M. The estimate for the United States required a different letter of the alphabet, at over $2 B. Meal kits are big business, and those numbers didn’t even take the full effect of increased demand during the pandemic into account. 

Projections are for the market value of this service to grow vigorously over the next few years. If this whets your appetite for a bite of the market, why not step up to the table? While the multinational players in the meal kit industry may come to mind first, there’s no reason that local eateries can’t get a slice (or, more aptly, a sliver) of the pie. 

Adding Meal Kits To Your Business

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