There is a grease fire that started on your commercial cooking line. You look back to find two fire extinguishers sitting on the wall. One is a silver fire extinguisher and the other is a common red fire extinguisher. You inspect them a little closer and notice that the silver one is marked as a class K fire extinguisher and the red one is marked as an ABC fire extinguisher. Which fire extinguisher should you use? Before we answer that question, let’s get into what each of the letters mean.(more…)
For most teams, it’s been just over a year since remote work began. Teams have faced highs and lows as they navigated this new way of working together. Working remotely can lead to emotional isolation and stress. It’s ever so important to keep your team engaged but in a safe way. Socially distanced team building activities will keep your employees engaged, allow an opportunity to check-in with one another, and provide a sense of inclusion.(more…)
Keeping the kitchen hood and duct system properly maintained and clean is one of the most important things that a bar or restaurant can do to mitigate fire risks in their commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens have heavy duty cooking equipment that runs for hours each day and usually every day of the week. The hoods and ducts above the kitchen equipment are designed to reduce the risk of fire by removing airborne contaminants such as grease particles, heat, smoke and odors. Failing to property maintain the hood and duct system will increase the risk of an uncontrolled fire within the system.(more…)
As foodservice continues to evolve, one demand remains consistent with nice weather: outdoor dining. For many restaurants, the outdoor dining season can double, even triple, the amount of dining space offered to customers. While it is an enticing feature for both restaurant staff and customers, offering a good outdoor dining experience requires careful planning, adjustments to staff and the ability to quickly correct when obstacles arise. Here are three outdoor dining tips to enhance the customer experience.(more…)
Why is it important that your business is protected by a security system? Having a business security system is not just a good idea, it’s essential. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2019 there were over 1.1 million burglaries in the United States and burglary victims suffered an estimated $3 billion in property losses. Do you want to take that chance? A business security system will give you peace of mind that your business is protected.(more…)
Repeat customers are what keeps many restaurants going. One way to show appreciation is through a carefully crafty loyalty program. Loyalty programs have been around for a while. If you’re a restaurant owner, you probably already have some variation of one. But have you ever considered taking your loyalty program to the next level? Do you even know where to start?(more…)
A United States Fire Administration report found that nearly 5,900 restaurant fires occur every year, causing around 75 injuries and more than $172 million in damage. Fires are a serious liability, so learn here about the most flammable items in your commercial kitchen and tips to prevent your livelihood from going up in flames.(more…)
Benefits are a great tool for a company to attract candidates and retain employees but did you know that the majority of employees don’t actually understand their benefits? In fact, up to 80% of companies report that their employees do not open or read benefit materials. So, how can we help? Below we will discuss three tips to help you make the most out of your employee benefits.(more…)
Ghost kitchens have been making quite a splash in the restaurant industry for the past few years. This new trend, however, is not something to be feared — quite the opposite, in fact. Ghost kitchens present
opportunities for aspiring restaurateurs to get involved by making it easier to enter the market and
minimizing risk. Established restaurants are also jumping on this opportunity to stay nimble in a fluctuating market. Here, we’ll go over what ghost kitchens are and what implications they carry.
Using a deep fryer in a commercial kitchen can be a dangerous and daunting task. Fried food is popular in the U.S. and it’s no secret that the deep fryer is a cornerstone of most restaurant kitchens in America. Commercial fryers typically hold around six gallons of piping hot oil at a temperature of 375 degrees, making it immensely important to handle with care.
Whether you are churning out french fries to accompany a burger or fancy crab cakes, it’s important to train and empower employees to operate this dangerous piece of equipment safely.(more…)