Showing posts from January, 2022

Adapting to Virtually Any School Serving Scenario

Did you know that a chameleon can change color 7 times in 2 minutes? Sounds exhausting!  We know you’re tired of all the constant change, too. For the past two years, we’ve been working with schools across our region to help them serve meals in the classroom , support remote learning , and identify equipment and supplies that can adapt to a wide variety of serving models .  Much as we wish we weren’t still talking about toggling back-and-forth between on and off-campus serving models at a moment’s notice, the need marches on. Thankfully, a valuable group of foodservice equipment items have proven they won’t be spending any time sitting idle in storage, regardless of how you’re serving.  For your precious budget dollars, these are the workhorses you need on your team for sanitation; hot, cold, and shelf stable food holding and transport; electric holding and transport; meal distribution; and grab’n go vending. Inside, outside, curbside, classroom, cafeteria, and so on, the following eq

Ready to Fry Something New?

If you’re thinking about spicing up your menu, have you considered getting your fryer involved? Built to satisfy the craving for crunch while setting the stage for an endless array of fillings, flavors, textures, and toppings, your fryer may be the secret to creating your next best-selling menu item.  And with so many specialty tools available now, you and your team can get more creative than ever. Frying Baskets and Forms The right frying tools make all the difference when it comes to achieving a uniform shape, consistency, ease of handling, and most of all, safety. Their names may describe their original purpose, but look to their shape for true inspiration to support your brand of cuisine. Starting with the basics, the TableCraft Fryer Basket offers the flexibility to prepare French fries, chicken fingers, onion rings, and other fried favorites.  This versatile mesh basket comes in a variety of sizes to suit your menu and volumes.  A color-coded comfort grip vinyl handle keep

School Foodservice Equipment to Support Remote Learning

If your school nutrition program has had to quickly adapt to supporting a remote learning model of any kind, odds are good you’ve been down this road before. Odds are also good that it was challenging and stressful. If you’re looking for ways to streamline your meal distribution process to make it easier this time, please keep reading. From brand new products, adaptations of existing models, and ways to re-purpose equipment you may already have, here are a few ideas to consider. Hand and Surface Sanitizing The new Mobile Handwash Station from Cambro provides completely touchless, sanitary hand washing without the need for plumbing or electrical hookups.  With a foot pump that activates the flow of water, the Mobile Handwash Station can provide approximately 200 hand washings per tank.  You can even add an optional personalized graphic on the front of the station. NewAge Industrial’s Foot-Activated Sanitation Stands  are 100% touchless. Hands-free operation protects against c

How to Serve Safely with Reusables

We’ve all learned to do a lot of things differently over the past two years. Some of those things—like washing our hands more frequently and thoroughly—are positive. But some of those things—like using tons more disposables—are not. Single-use containers were recommended early in the pandemic because at the time, they were considered to be the most convenient, sanitary option. After almost two years, the waste and cost have been massive, while the convenience factor has faded. Disposable containers constantly need to be replenished and can be hard to get your hands on with current supply chain disruptions. They consume large amounts of storage space, rack up hefty disposal fees when used on-premise, and are a turn-off to environmentally-conscious consumers. The good news is that it’s been proven that proper handling of reusables is just as safe as disposables, so current guidance from federal and local agencies now reflects this. Here’s how you can feel confident returning to s