Showing posts from April, 2019

5 Ways to Maintain Your Commercial Oven

Your oven is often the heart of your restaurant, so it’s important to make sure that you’re both cleaning it and repairing it properly. At Fast Fix LLC , we help many restaurants in St. Louis and around the Mid-Missouri area keep their equipment well maintained and ready for the next crowd to come through. Here are a few things to remember as you take care of daily and monthly maintenance to your machine. Read Through the Manual This seems obvious, but there are a lot of things you can learn from the manual that may come in handy during the week. It’s important to know your equipment, and your oven is no exception. The manual will also guide you as to how you need to maintain the equipment. If you have any questions, or something in the manual wasn’t clarified enough, you can also call your supplier to get more information. Check for Heat Inefficiencies This is one of the most common issues with any oven - the temperature not getting hot enough despite how you set it. It’s

Kitchen Maintenance for Memorial Day

We know what you’re thinking, Memorial Day is still over 30 days away (38 to be exact), do you really have to start thinking about it already? The truth is, yes. In a kitchen, you always have to be thinking ahead and preparing for the next big thing. Right now, the next big event is going to be Memorial Day, as many people use this time to kick off their summer! This is especially important for our restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks , but really even our restaurants in St. Louis can benefit from a little preparation as well. Here are a few things you need to start planning for now in order to help Memorial Day go off with a bang. Get Your Equipment Serviced NOW is the time to get your commercial kitchen appliances serviced in Missouri . We pride ourselves on being FAST, and we don’t like to make our clients wait for service. The important thing to remember, though, is that there will always be deadlines that are out of our control, as well as yours. As we start to get an

7 Pieces of Equipment for a Seafood Restaurant

There are always the standard pieces of equipment that you’ll find in many restaurants. This will include a refrigerator and freezer, a stovetop and oven, and plenty of sinks for washing dishes and produce. However, there are several specialty pieces that can be particular for different types of restaurants. BBQ restaurants will need smokers, breakfast restaurants will need special griddles, and bakeries are going to have large mixers. Today we’re going to cover the special equipment needed for a seafood restaurant! What Does a Seafood Restaurant Need? Because these types of restaurants will be fixing up shrimp, oysters, crabs, and fish - they will need special types of equipment to prepare them properly. Check it out! Electric Shrimp Cutting and Deveining Device If you want to make your processes go a LOT faster and easier, you’ll want to have a shrimp cutter & deveiner. There are many quality machines on the market that are both portable but can handle large loads. Whi

The Skinny on Fresh Produce for Garden Month

April is Garden Month, and while most kitchens aren’t going to be able to keep up with their supply through a local garden, there are several ways that you can improve the quality of the fruits and veggies that you are serving in your St. Louis restaurant . Of course, our blog wouldn’t be complete without also sharing how to keep them fresher longer by having well-maintained equipment, so stay tuned for some great info! Choosing Fresh Produce For Your Restaurant There are SO many labels on food now, organic, locally sourced, farm to table, and the list goes on. It can be easy to get wrapped up in all of the labels and end up just saying “forget it,” but with a little bit of research, as well as knowing what is important to you, you can choose high-quality ingredients that match your needs and your budget. One of the first things that you may want to consider is what will be important to your customers. Certain areas (specifically college towns and bigger cities) may put a lot