Showing posts from November, 2016

Keep An Eye On Your Commercial Ovens This Thanksgiving

If your restaurant is planning to be open on Thanksgiving Day, you're probably preparing to cook a ton of turkey. Those commercial ovens are going to be working hard, and the more you work them, the more likely a problem is to occur. While we hope your ovens make it through the holiday without any issues, Fast Fix LLC is here to help if they don't! Keep reading to learn about some of the most common commercial oven problems: 1.The Pilot Won't Stay Lit.  Probably the most common problem that occurs with commercial ovens is that the pilot won't stay lit. Typically, its the thermocouple that causes this problem. The thermocouple needs to be directly in the flame; if it is in the flame and won't stay lit, it's probably defective and needs replaced. If you've replaced the thermocouple and it still won't stay lit, then the safety valve is probably defective. Keep in mind that some safety valves have the thermocouple permanently attached so you may have

Preparing Your Restaurant Kitchen for the Holiday Rush

With Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years quickly approaching, now's the time to start preparing your commercial kitchens for the holiday rush. For many restaurant owners, November and December are hectic months. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips to help you prepare your kitchens for the season! 1. Double Check Your Inventory.  With the increased business during the holiday season, you want to make sure you have plenty of ingredients stocked. Take a look at your sales during November and December of last year to project how busy you think you'll be this year. It's always better to have too much than not enough. Running out of key ingredients, especially if you're offering holiday menu specials, will not help in keeping your customers happy. In addition to the food, you also want to make sure you have enough dishware. Throughout the year, dishes can break and by the end of the year, you might be running a little low. 2. Increase Your Staf

The American Culinary Federation

Fast Fix LLC is a proud member of the American Culinary Federation! As restaurant equipment repair technicians in Missouri and Western Illinois, we play an important role in the food-service industry. In order for chefs to be efficient and successful, they need properly working food-service equipment! About the American Culinary Federation Established in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (AFC) is the premier professional chefs' organization in North America with more than 175,000 members in over 150 chapters nationwide. They are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. They offer culinary competitions, certification, a national apprenticeship program, regional and nation

Make Sure Your Restaurant Heating System is Ready for the Upcoming Winter Season

At Fast Fix LLC , we do more than just food-service equipment repairs in Missouri and Western Illinois. We focus on all aspects of keeping your kitchen running efficiently, and that includes furnace repairs. While it may not seem like it with the warm weather we're still experiencing at the beginning of November, winter is on its way. Now is the time to make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape for the upcoming winter season! Common Furnace Issues  Many consumers experience issues with their furnace, especially after its been sitting unused for months. When you own a restaurant, you need an efficient heating system to stay in business through the cold winter months. Below are a few common furnace issues you should be aware of. By repairing these issues as soon as you notice them, you can prevent the need for larger, more costly repairs. 1. Dirty or Clogged Filters - Dirty filters restrict airflow, making the furnace work harder to circulate the air. In some cases, a clog