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15 Tips for Restaurants Preparing for Mother's Day

15 Tips for Restaurants Preparing for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for foodservice. Successfully managing a busy service is challenging on the best of days, so give your operation and staff a hand with these tips and suggestions from the ChefEquipment.com team. 

15 Tips for Restaurants Preparing for Mother's Day

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Restaurants don’t set out to waste food, it's like throwing out cash. But losses can sneak up on operators in different ways. It’s time to work together as a team to reduce waste in your corner of the foodservice industry.

Reducing Food Waste in Commercial Kitchens

Explaining Compostable, Biodegradable and Recyclable

Explaining Compostable, Biodegradable and Recyclable

More customers want their food to go, but they are demanding businesses reduce the amount of packaging waste they produce. Here’s what you need to know about containers that are recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. 

Explaining Compostable, Biodegradable and Recyclable

Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

Outdoor patio dining can be a massive return on investment for restaurant owners. Here are some helpful guidelines for getting the most out of your outdoor dining room this patio season.

Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

How to Calculate Amps, Volts and Watts

How to Calculate Amps, Volts and Watts

Operators of commercial kitchens make large investments in appliances and equipment. From this investment, they want to see top performance and get the longest life possible out of these products. An important aspect of achieving the desirable performance, longevity and safety of foodservice equipment is ensuring the proper power supply.

Understanding and calculating amps, volts and watts can save restaurant operators time and money.  Find out how.

How to Calculate Amps, Volts and Watts

Commercial Induction Cooking Guide

Commercial Induction Cooking Guide

Induction cooking holds so many advantages for commercial kitchens that it’s a bit of a mystery why it hasn’t caught on faster than it has. Considering the innate conservatism of the culinary community? It seems like the logical choice.  Find out how it can work for your business.

 

Commercial Induction Cooking Guide

Sustainability in Foodservice

Sustainability in Foodservice

We all know industries need to be more sustainable. But what does that mean, and what can a busy foodservice operator do to help save the planet?

Sustainability in Foodservice

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

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

How to Reduce Labour Costs in Foodservice

How to Reduce Labour Costs in Foodservice

So, what can restaurant owners do to gain control over their profit margins by cutting labour costs? Proper hiring, cross training, smart scheduling, automation and streamlining operations.

How to Reduce Labour Costs in Foodservice

How to Design a Menu: Digital and Print

How to Design a Menu: Digital and Print

A restaurant’s menu is essentially the first impression you have to make on a guest, giving insight into not only your food, but also the vibe of your space. 

Not all menus are equal, however: having a well-designed and properly engineered menu will bring more guests through your door — and have them spend more money each visit. 

Here are some helpful tips for how to design a menu for maximum efficiency, whether having your menu online vs. print is more effective… and more! 

How to Design a Menu: Digital and Print