New Foodservice Product Innovations We’re Thankful For

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of discovering a tool or piece of equipment that makes quick, easy work of something that was once a major pain. Finding a ready-made solution to a new or nagging operational challenge can make your day in a hurry.

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, so we’re grateful to be part of an industry that truly listens to and learns from each other in a continuous effort to save time, money, and natural resources.

Here’s a look at some of the latest innovations from the best brands in foodservice. We hope you’ll see a product or two that are just the solution you’ve been looking for.

Heat-Tolerant Cooking Tools

Spend a lot of time and money replacing cooking utensils? The Hell’s Handle Collection by Mercer Culinary is a seriously durable collection of Turners, Forks, and Scrapers that, as the name implies, can take the heat of the kitchen. These tough tools feature a high heat-resistant handle that absorbs 50% less heat and stays cool to the touch. Precision-ground stainless steel turners, forks, and scrapers provide the perfect combination of flexibility and rigidity to get the job done cleanly and quickly.

Handles have a dual-textured finish for extra grip and slip resistance with a sanitary, sealed design that makes these indispensable and ridiculously cool tools easier to clean. 

The Hell’s Handle collection includes turners with standard or beveled edge, perforated turners, fish turners, long handled, and heavy duty turners in a variety of sizes. They even have fish turner made specifically for lefties!


If your team is spending too much time looking for tools and supplies, the Camshelving Pegboard Storage System by Cambro can help you find space and save time fast. 

The first NSF-listed plastic pegboard for commercial kitchens, this space-saving system keeps frequently used items visible and within reach with a one-stop solution. 

The ¼” thick plastic pegboard has a textured matte black finish and is extremely durable and stable, resisting dents, rust, and corrosion.

Sustainable Cooking

The Cleveland SteamChef Boilerless Convection Steamer with new "SteamSaver" technology saves energy, water, and money. 

Boiler-free for easy maintenance, this new design offers high speed convection steam for fast cooking and even faster cleaning with a simple vinegar solution. No expensive chemicals required! 

Ideal for heavy batch cooking and medium volume a la carte style cooking, its energy-saving performance earned it the ENERGY STAR®.

High-production Wood Fire Cooking

The Wood Stone Fire Deck Automatic 9660 is a user-friendly, high-production Fire Deck Automatic oven with full-featured touch screen and smart controls. 

The new FA 9660 provides improved heat management that Fast Casual Pizza operators need to produce more consistent, quality pizzas per hour, but with less employee training. 

A new burner design and patented Debris Mantle create a debris management system that puts an end to downtime and service calls.

Outdoor Serving

Get the look of artisanal stoneware with the durability of melamine with TableCraft’s new Europa Collection Serving Platters

Available in four sizes from 11” to 18”, this dishwasher-safe collection features a distinctive matte finish with a neutral, deglazed white ceramic style. 

Made for direct food contact and safe to 212°F, these round platters are ideal for everything from cold fruit and charcuterie to hot entrees and appetizer samplers.

TableCraft’s new multi-purpose Plastic Mason Jars are ideal for serving and storing cold juices, fruits, veggies, desserts, smoothies, and more. 
Chrome-plated plastic lids provide leak-safe storage. 

Available in three capacities to suit a variety of uses for indoor or outdoor table service, bar service, or grab and go, these jars create a fun, casual presentation without the risks that come with traditional glass jars.

Takeout Operation Efficiency

The Hatco Flav-R 2-Go® Floor Mount Pizza Locker System conveniently holds multiple hot pizza orders with quick and secure access for to-go orders. 

Customers and delivery drivers can arrive, access their specific locker to retrieve orders with no person-to-person contact, and leave without waiting or disrupting on-premise service operations. 

Each locker has a timer to hold pizzas for up to 45 minutes and is preset at 149°F, with a high temperature range up to 180°F, or the heat can be switched off for ambient holding.

Food Transport Safety

The Cam GoBox® for Meal Trays enables safe, efficient transport from central kitchens to multiple distribution points. 

A spacious, highly insulated design supports safe food temperatures for hours without electricity, eliminating the need to transfer meal trays from carrier to holding unit, saving time and space. 

Ultra-durable expanded polypropylene material is amazingly lightweight and safe for commercial dishwashers.

As always, this is just a sampling of the countless new products now available to help you run an efficient and successful operation. See something here that will help with a pressing challenge? Still looking for the best answer?

Contact us. We’d like to help.


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