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The Importance of Efficient Refrigeration in Stadiums and Arenas

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2019 4:04:19 PM

Grabbing something to eat at sports arenas and stadiums used to be a quick and, hopefully, not too messy affair. Fine dining was not part of the experience of watching a live baseball or hockey game. Times have changed, though. Sporting venues are becoming part of larger entertainment districts that offer attractions every day of the week.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, stadiums, Eco-Cool

Ways Restaurants Can Save Energy in Winter

Posted by RDT on Jan 11, 2019 4:15:28 PM

 

In terms of commercial refrigeration in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice operations, we often think of the summer months as being the prime time for energy savings. It makes sense because it requires more effort (a.k.a. energy) to keep things cold in the dead of summer, but that doesn't mean summer is the only opportunity for reducing energy consumption.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, HVAC, Lighting, Walk-Ins, freezer

The Five Types of Refrigeration Redundancy

Posted by RDT on Dec 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM

In foodservice, peace of mind is rare. Each day brings a unique challenge. For foodservice operators relying on a wide range of equipment, there’s always a thought in the back of their minds that today is the day something stops working. When a refrigeration system goes down, it can send ripples throughout the operation. That’s not the case when redundancy is built into a refrigeration system.

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Topics: refrigeration, school, redundancy, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, food waste

How Menu Design and Planning Can Reduce Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Dec 20, 2018 5:24:53 PM

 

When it comes to food waste, there are three main areas of focus according to the ReFED Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide. Those three areas are food waste prevention, food waste recovery, and recycling. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Dec 17, 2018 1:03:58 PM

When it comes to food waste, there are many reasons why foodservice operations across North America look to reduce it. In fact, over the last few years, it's been one of the hottest initiatives in the industry.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

What Is Workplace Hospitality and Why You Should Care

Posted by RDT on Nov 29, 2018 9:34:50 PM

 

Over the course of our lives, the average American will spend roughly 90,000 hours at work. Put another way, we will spend nearly a third of our entire lives on the job. When you combine this with other facts like 80 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their employment and a quarter of us say work is our number one stressor, making the workplace as comfortable as possible can be critical to a company's success.

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Topics: refrigeration, corporate cafeteria, corporate foodservice, B&I Dining

Store These Four Foods at the Right Humidity Levels

Posted by RDT on Nov 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

When we talk about storing and preserving foods, the first factor that typically comes to mind is temperature. While temp is absolutely a critical component in proper storage conditions (if not the most important), it's certainly not the only one.

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Topics: humidity

The Top Three 2019 Food Trends Impacted by Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 19, 2018 11:48:34 AM

The lists are starting to emerge. As we end 2018 and head toward 2019, everyone seems to have an opinion about what will be hot in food and beverage in the coming year, but here at RDT, we want to focus on what will be cold, so to speak. 

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Topics: trends, food waste

A Brief Look at the Six Types of Standard Refrigeration Rack Systems

Posted by RDT on Nov 6, 2018 10:20:00 PM

You’ve had it. The individual refrigeration systems in your commercial kitchen are driving up your utility bills, not to mention filling your employees’ workspace with unwanted noise and excess heat. You’re ready to do something about it, and it starts with remote refrigeration and a rack system.

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Topics: refrigeration rack system, rack system, remote refrigeration

The Keys to Dry Aging Steak

Posted by RDT on Oct 31, 2018 2:27:37 PM

 

If you ask many chefs, the concept of steak is kind of ho-hum in the fine dining world. It doesn't involve a lot of creativity. If you ask the general public, though, and even many of those same chefs when they're off hours, the idea of a juicy, well-cooked steak is often a good one.

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Topics: HACCP, dry aging, humidity