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Need a Cambro Food Carrier for your Catering Event?

We’re getting close to September, which means that the kids are almost all back in school and the beautifully HOT summer weather is almost over. But it is still warm enough for people to have a lovely evening meal outside. This means that there’s ample opportunity for outdoor catered events and Cambro Food Carriers.

Any of these carriers make a perfect addition to a caterer’s arsenal of portable food trays. They can be used to bring the extras or the main meals, depending on how many fixins that a client needs. One of the indispensable features of the Cambro Food Carriers is that they do exactly as advertised: let you carry food without your worrying about temperature.

While you might not have a portable stove on the premises, you can still keep your cooked food with you inside of these dishwasher-safe carriers. Caterers everywhere sing their praises, as Cambro is one of the most trusted brands  in the catering industry.

You’re even able to keep these cold by putting some ice packs into the container. Or fill them with hot water to warm up the food.  So, are you catering a few events this time of year? Get your squash on with your caterer.  Try the Cambro Food Carrier for your next event.

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Why you Need a Syrup Dispenser

download (47)If you’ve ever been to an IHOP or a Waffle House, you’ve seen these on your table. In our last post this week on condiments, we’re looking at syrup dispensers. Syrup is a tricky condiment to work with. It’s rather messy, difficult to control, and doesn’t flow through small holes. Syrup also attracts bugs very easily. If you put syrup into a squirt bottle it wouldn’t come out well, but if you left an open container then you’d get a fly-filled table.

Syrup dispensers solve both of these problems. These condiment containers have a trigger on top. When pulled back, it retracts a metal plate covering a large hole. Users can control the flow of syrup from the container by how far back they pull the trigger. When released, the plate snaps back over the hole to close it. It also pushes excess syrup back into the container when you do this. This solves both problems in a snap.

Syrup dispensers are also good to use in buffet tables for salad dressings. Their low-mess design reduces cleanup, and many customers think they are more sanitary than traditional dressing bottles. Syrup dispensers come in a lot of varieties. Check out our page to learn more.

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Winco Chafing Dishes

winco-708Continuing our theme on fire, today we’re going to talk about chafing dishes. Chafing dishes are decorative portable containers for serving buffet items. They have a ledge on the bottom for holding a heat source. Many restaurants use them to put hot items out on a buffet without using heat lamps, which can dry food out.

Winco makes a large variety of chafing dishes. There are several things to consider before choosing one. First, how much capacity do you need per dish? Most chafing dishes come in 6 quart and 8 quart sizes. Second is features. Most restaurants will need more than one chafing dish. From there, it’s a matter of choosing what decorative features you want. Round or rectangle? Metal accents or not? Mirror finish, or not? Utilitarian or upscale? Lids that open in several ways? The choice is yours.

The prices range widely depending on the features you want. You can get a simple chafing dish for around $30 or get an extra heavyweight one for over $300. There’s lots of options in between though, so start with thinking about your features and that will guide your price.

Once you’ve decided on a dish, don’t forget the fuel! We sell that too here at Restaurant Supply. Chafing dishes are sturdy and last for quite a long time, so why not splurge on the model that compliments your restaurant the best?

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Saf-T-Ice System Keeps Ice Clean

san-jamar-si6000Have you ever heard of a restaurant that got closed down because of slime in the ice machine? Ice machines and ice bins get contaminated easily, and workers are often careless about cross contamination issues. One company has come up with an ingenious solution for cleanly retrieving ice from a bin.

San Jamar has a product called the Saf-T-Ice Tote. The main components are an ergonomic bin and a new kind of ice scoop. The ice scoop has guards to keep workers from accidentally touching the ice and a holster that can go either inside or outside of the bin. These holsters expose the scoop to air for fast drying.

The bin has several ergonomic features. It hangs off the rim of the ice bin for easy filling. It also has an ergonomic handle. The clear bin is dishwasher safe and can carry up to 25 pounds of ice at one time. It also comes with a hook so it can be hung upside down on the side of the machine between fills. Need more than 25 pounds at a time? We also carry the Saf-T-Ice Cart. It is a dolly that can hold two of the bins at once.

With all these features, the San Jamar Saf-T-Ice system is a great way to help keep your ice bin clean and your ice sanitary from accidental contamination. Whether you have a bar or need to fill up a drink machine constantly, we’re sure this product can help you.

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No Food Truck? What About a Kiosk?

Making an impression on people is becoming more and more difficult these days.  They have already been exposed to the bigger better deal a thousand times over.  One of the ways to stand out, however, is to create your own cobranding kiosk in a completely unlikely place.

Cobranding efforts have worked for years for different places.  Right now, for instance, the Taco Bell locations serve Cinnabon products.  There is also the partnership between Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts.  But, putting those aside and taking into account the trend of pop-up restaurants and soda stands, a kiosk might be the best option.

Sometimes food trucks just doesn’t cut it.  After all, you can’t fit your food truck inside a building unless you’re selling the truck (do they still do those crazy ‘touch this car’ contests?).  The 10 food kiosk might be the thing.  Officially, it’s called the Vollrath 75675W 10’ V-Class Custom Merchandising Cart With Wood Composite Material, but we just call it a little slice of the heaven that is your restaurant.

Where can you put one of these mobile carts?

  • At the mall
  • In the theater
  • At a convention
  • At small Carnivals
  • High school football games

Basically, any place where you can think of having a presence, you can put this 10 foot cart. Renaissance faires?  Who knows?  You’ve just got to ask. It’s an extension of you and your brand, so you can get it wrapped like a vehicle and go on the road.

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