Foodservice Superstore Blog

  • How to Arrange a Buffet Line

    Buffet lines are popular at catered events and for special occasions like Easter and Mother’s Day in many restaurants. To help the line run smoothly and avoid frustration for guests, it is important to set up the order of the buffet in the most intuitive way possible. Consider which foods will have to be before others (such as a taco shell before the fillings) and do your best...Continue Reading

  • How to Use a Sharpening Steel

    A sharpening steel, sometimes called a hone, is a tool that should be regularly used in every kitchen, whether professional or domestic. A dull knife is a dangerous knife; more pressure is needed to make a cut with a dull knife and the user’s grip can more easily slip when a blade is not effortlessly cutting into food. Un-sharpened knives are more difficult to control and are ...Continue Reading

  • What is Sous Vide Cooking?

    Sous Vide is a cooking method first popularized by upscale European restaurants in the 1960s and ‘70s. It has recently begun to spread to the United States, touted by chefs for how flavorful it cooks food and how powerful a tool it is for consistency. As Sous Vide becomes more and more common though, many still find themselves reading a menu and wondering, what exactly is Sous...Continue Reading

  • Different Gauges of Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel is the most common material for both equipment and work surfaces in commercial restaurant kitchens. It is popular for its durability and how easy it is to clean. When purchasing new pieces for your kitchen though, you will likely run into different options for gauges of stainless steel. Understanding what the gauge means and which will work the best for different...Continue Reading

  • Healthy Alternative Oils for Frying

    In an era where both restaurant owners and goers are seeking healthier options for their meals, it can be difficult to part ways with classically unhealthy foods like French fries and fried chicken. But what if I told you there were ways to deep fry your favorite treats without using up your cheat day? By utilizing healthy alternative oils for frying, you can have your fried foo...Continue Reading

  • Soft Serve Machine Cleaning

    Soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt are increasingly popular treats, especially in the summer months. Since soft serve machines are so easy to operate and are relatively inexpensive to maintain, businesses from concession stands to restaurants usually have at least one. Like all foodservice equipment though, these machines do need regular cleaning to maintain the hygiene and ...Continue Reading

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