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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.