Showing posts from March, 2019

Spring Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen

Spring of officially here, and it seems that Mother Nature has taken her cue. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and the itch to clean, declutter, and simply comes with them. If you’re ready to get in and scrub away the long winter months from your kitchen, now is a great time to tackle those projects that you’ve been putting on the back burner for a while. Here are a few tips for cleaning your commercial kitchen. Check the Cleaning Schedule & Training If your restaurant has a shift/closing cleaning list, now may be a great time to take a look at it and make sure that the cleaning needs are being covered. Maybe they need to be happening more often, or just need to be updated. Has your restaurant added new equipment this year? This is a great time to make sure that it’s being cleaned and maintained properly. Spring is also a great time to add a refresher training course with your employees on cleaning the kitchen equipment. Get Ahead of Pests As the weather starts

5 Pieces of Kitchen Equipment That Need to Be Serviced This Month

It doesn't take long before the kitchen starts to get crazy and your regular maintenance has been put off for far too long. If you haven't had your commercial kitchen maintenance from St. Louis Missouri out to inspect your equipment, now is a great time to get it on the calendar! Here are 5 pieces of kitchen equipment that you NEED to get looked at regularly, and now is a good a time as any. Commercial Refrigerators These pieces of equipment serve a very valuable purpose, as they keep ingredients from spoiling. By keeping this piece of equipment in tip-top shape, you are actually saving your business money by not having to recoup the cost of an entire cooler of food going to waste, all while STILL having to repair or replace the unit. Some of the key things that will need to be checked out are the seals and gaskets, as well we the thermometer. The biggest issues with these units happen with power, temperature problems, compressors, evaporator fans, and lighting issu

Your Lucky Charm for St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is THIS weekend, which means that people will be flocking to their local pubs and Irish restaurants to flaunt their green and look for a pot of gold at the end of a “rainbrew”. Many restaurants add fun St. Patrick’s Day themed foods to their menu for this lucky holiday, so we thought we’d take a look at some authentic Irish foods that are enjoyed during this fun holiday. Irish Fare For St. Patrick's Day While many items that are served on St. Patrick’s Day in the US are actually Irish-American fare, they are still traditional, delicious, and a fun way to spruce up a menu. Here are some fun St. Patrick’s Day favorites as well as a few new/fun ideas - will you be featuring any of these in your restaurant? Corned Beef & Cabbage Irish Soda Bread Shepherd’s Pie Potato Bowls Irish Stew Sauteed Cabbage Shepherd's Pie Colcannon St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pancakes & Corned Beef Hash Irish Guinness Brown Bread Irish Coffee Beef Potpies wi

The Most Popular Restaurant Types in St. Louis

Have you ever wondered what are the most popular types of restaurants in the St. Louis area ? We did a little bit of research and while some aspects surprised us, there are others that were no surprise at all. Did you know that our little Midwest corner of the world is basically pizza central? This includes Missouri and Illinois, which are both states that we service with our commercial kitchen services in St. Louis . Here are a few of the most popular food types that you’ll find in St. Louis based on trend examples by Google News Lab & Cart. Check them out and see if you agree! Most Popular Restaurant Types in St. Louis These are not in any specific order, but these are the most popular types of restaurants that you’ll find in the St. Louis area. Because we are all about the equipment in the kitchen, certain types of restaurants will need specific tools - and we’re going to share them with you! We are also listing a few popular restaurants within each type. These restau

Preparing For Your Health Inspection

There is one event that can make or break a restaurant - the health inspection. Violating food safety regulations can be a huge setback for a St. Louis restaurant , so preparing for it now can help to make a huge impact. There are several violations to really watch out for, but according to a study by, the most common were storing cleaning products near areas that come into contact with food, improper sanitation procedures, improper temperatures for stored food, and allowing sick employees to be in the kitchen. As your local commercial appliance repair company in St. Louis , we want to help you ace that next health inspection, so we have compiled a few tips to help. Stay Up-to-Date on Food Safety Regulations The FDA has an extensive list of food regulations and codes for every state that is updated regularly. We service areas both in Missouri as well as Western Illinois, so it’s important to make sure that you are following your state's guidelines. Take t