Part of the reach-in category, roll-in refrigerators provide enhanced versatility in the kitchen. In most cases, these units are designed to accommodate carts containing food pans.
Using a blast chiller represents one of the safest ways to quickly reduce the temperature of hot food. That's because blast chillers pull down the temperature of hot food from 160 degrees F to 38 degrees F in 90 minutes or less.
Most foodservice operators struggle with correlating menu size with storage areas. The fact that kitchen layouts vary and extra space typically comes at a premium only makes this more challenging.
Looking to distinguish their operations from the competition, many healthcare facilities continue to create foodservice environments that can serve as a difference maker in the eyes of the public. As such, many healthcare operators continue to incorporate sophisticated serveries, patient-focused room-service programs and, in some cases, high-end restaurants that can compete with local eateries.
It's a cold, hard fact: specifying the right ice machine requires careful consideration of a number of critical factors ranging from service style to menu to peak demand periods to space available for the unit.
Whereas hot wells were popular for holding food for front of house self-service in the past, more operators continue to look for heat and display alternatives. Heated merchandisers are a fixture in retail settings, including supermarkets and convenience stores, holding hot food that is either in pans for portioning or pre-packaged for grab-and-go applications.
Walk-ins are extremely versatile pieces of foodservice equipment that are typically configured to meet operators' specific needs for refrigerated storage.
One common mistake operators make is purchasing a soft-serve machine that is an inappropriate size. Here are two other common mistakes foodservice operators should avoid when purchasing this type of foodservice equipment.
Regular cleaning and sanitization of ice cream machines helps ensure food safety. Foodservice operators can also take a number of other steps to ensure they properly maintain these units.