Many define food waste as throwing out food that is inedible or spoiled. But the term food waste also includes edible food that is leftover from food prep or cooking. With 30-40% of food in the U.S. thrown out every year, chefs are developing new ways to use food waste that is still safe to consume. There are many ways to transform leftover food into creative dishes and new menu ideas, helping with commercial kitchens' budgets.
At its core, blast chilling is the safest and most efficient way to move foods through the Danger Zone into ideal storage conditions. Whether you're doing this with an under-the-counter reach-in option or turning your walk-in into a blast chiller, the benefits of using blast chillers are numerous.
What do foodservice operations like restaurants, schools, or hospital cafeterias have in common? The need for commercial refrigeration that is efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. One way all these refrigeration challenges can be answered starts with a small but powerful piece of equipment – a digital scroll compressor.
$160 billion. That’s a lot of money. It’s also how much Americans waste in food every year. That’s roughly 30-40% of the food supply in the United States. You might want to think twice about what you throw out when cleaning the refrigerator.
It's the decade of technological advances and discovering ways to become more sustainable in business. When it comes to foodservice operations, there isn't a shortage of appliances and controls that are currently available to make your kitchen more profitable. With various opportunities to follow trends and maintain profitability, you'll find benefits around every corner. One major trend is smart kitchens, also known as connected kitchens, and how they help ease labor issues while ensuring quality service for those waiting consumers.
We all want zero waste, especially in restaurants and other forms of foodservice operations. As a result, many restaurants, cafeterias, and food trucks are working towards sustainability to reduce waste and cost. There are several steps that can help control food waste and even improve the menus, and we're going to walk through a few of them now.
Navigating the world of proper food refrigeration can sometimes be confusing. Here at RDT, we want to simplify it for you. We've previously detailed how you should properly store ice cream, and now we'd like to discuss ten foods that require consistent temperatures in refrigerators.
Americans love their ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats more than 23 pounds per year. With the increasing availability of non dairy ice cream, the treat is now an option for even more people.
If you're in the foodservice industry, you know your utility bill is one of your largest expenses. And of those energy eaters, your walk-in freezer and refrigerator can be some of the largest draws of your electricity.
Think of how many times you’ve grabbed an apple only to find a section of it bruised. What happened to that apple? Did you disregard the imperfection and use it anyways, or did you throw the entire piece of fruit away? Most people would have done the latter. It’s all too common in this day and age, and as we’ve discussed before, food waste statistics are jarring. So how can we take these food waste studies and do something about it?