Meals in the Classroom

4 Essentials for In-Classroom Feeding

Has your district decided to serve meals in the classroom, so now the race is on to get ready fast? Thankfully, many schools across the country have fine-tuned their breakfast in the classroom (BIC) programs, so we can take what they’ve learned to adapt to the urgent new need to feed students in place.BIC programs paved the way for efficient processes and equipment that can serve multiple purposes, optimize staffing, and help the team meet the tight time constraints of school meal periods. Odds are you already have some of the equipment you need to set up your meals in the classroom (MIC) program. Insulated carts, kiosks, mobile shelving units, and even “salad” bars can transform into components of a well-oiled classroom delivery system. Let’s look at the staples used in successful classroom feeding programs.

1. Enclosed Meal Containers
Disposable clamshells, reusable clamshells, and two-piece covered trays are all popular options to keep food covered…

Welbilt Virtual Expo Coming August 26!

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High Speed Merrychef eikon e1s

Merrychef e1s = High Speed Service + Top-notch Quality

If you serve panini, pizza, wraps, toasted sandwiches, or flatbreads and are looking to speed service and increase throughput without sacrificing quality, this one’s for you. The new eikon e1s high speed oven from Merrychef is a stylish countertop appliance with an MVP skillset well-suited to restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, and delivery operations alike. Here’s what we love about the eikon e1s. Not only is it sleek, quiet, and compact enough to proudly use front of house, it cooks 10-12x faster than a conventional oven with mouth-watering results. Ventless operation, thanks to a built-in catalytic converter, means that you can use it anywhere without an extraction hood. This translates to a single appliance that gives you the freedom to bake, brown, roast, broil, cook “au gratin” and regenerate crisp-textured menu items virtually anywhere you have access to 220V electricity.How does it work? The Merrychef e1s combines equal…

Introducing the Hatco Flav-R 2-Go® Locker System

Contactless To-Go with Hatco Flav-R 2-Go® Locker Systems

In the foodservice and hospitality business, finding ways to minimize contact between people doesn’t come naturally to most of us. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, the great minds at Hatco rose to the challenge to help restaurants, markets, delis, universities, and a wide variety of other foodservice operators meet the new need to support safe social distancing to protect employees and customers alike. Now both commercial and noncommercial operators can handle third-party delivery and to-go orders with a Flav-R 2-Go no-contact locker system. This ingenious, new locker system conveniently holds multiple hot or ambient to-go food orders with quick and secure access. Customers and delivery drivers can arrive, access their specific locker, and exit with no contact with staff, little-to-no waiting in line, and no disrupting the flow of business.How does the system work?Each locker features a timer to hold packaged foods for up to 45 mi…

Wallin Back to School Resources

Planning for Back-to-school Foodservice When the Only Constant is Change

Ready or not. Here it comes! There has never been a back-to-school season like this one, and let’s hope there never is again. But here we are. We’re in this together, but with so many unknowns, planning is more complicated than ever. And who isn’t nervous about getting stuck with unusable equipment when the situation changes?It may not seem like it, but the potential for rapid change is the good news. “Why is that,” you say? If we know it’s coming, we can be ready for it. We can’t be sure from one week to the next if students or a varying percentage of them will be learning at school or at home. We may not even know just yet if they will be eating in the cafeteria, in their classrooms, or at other locations on campus.But here’s what we do know:Contact and risk of cross-contamination must be minimizedMeals need to be pre-plated, portable, and covered for speed and safetyFood needs to be transported and held at safe…

We’re Going Green with OZZI©

Waste-free Takeout Containers are Here!

Are you considering serving in disposable takeout-style containers? Worried about the expense, storage space and impact of excess waste on the environment?We are too, so we found a cost-effective, hygienic, and eco-friendly alternative, the OZZI O2GO©  System.We met Tom Wright, CEO of green startup OZZI, a few years ago at the Catersource conference. It only took us a moment to know that we had found a special company with a one-of-a-kind system for dramatically reducing takeout packaging waste. Since then, Tom and his team have placed hundreds of their O2GO systems in universities, military bases, and healthcare facilities across the United States with positive financial and environmental results. Today, we are proud to join forces with OZZI as their first manufacturer’s representative in pursuit of the mission to change the world from disposable to reusable, one meal at a time. O2GO is a revolutionary system that eliminates traditional disposabl…

Bizerba Summer Trade-in Days

Save up to $350 When You Trade-in and Trade-up! Has your slicer lost its edge? Is it hard to clean? Are your cuts from your current slicer inconsistent? If you answered YES to any of these questions, now is the perfect time to step up to Bizerba and save from $100 to $350, depending upon the model you choose. Industry-leading safety features only found on the GSP HD or H Illumination series, semi-automatic or manual, include hygienic design that makes it quick and easy to clean and a precision ground 13" diameter blade that provides exacting cuts time after time for efficient operation and a consistent product.This trade-in offer is only available until 8-31-2020. Ready to trade up?Contact us today for more details!