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Thousands of prep, cooking, storage, and table service products are on display for operators, dealers and consultants every other year at the National Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers' Equipment and Supply Show. This year's show, held in Orlando, Fla., entertained attendees with new products, interactive demonstrations, and lots of delicious bites!
Chefs, looking to heat things up in the kitchen? Here were the hottest finds we found for you after walking up and down every aisle.
PolyScience Smoking Gun
The Smoking Gun lets chefs infuse a smoky flavor into almost anything, acting as an alternative to traditional smoking methods. Salads, chocolate, sauces, butter, fruits, and even drinks can now be cool-smoked to create unique culinary innovations. With the Smoking Gun chefs, can use wood chips, teas, herbs, hay, and dried flowers to infuse their dishes. This product opens chefs to a number of new possibilities.
Woodstone Gas Plancha
The Woodstone Gas Plancha was originally developed for Chipotle. Now hitting the public market, the Woodstone Gas Plancha outperforms most planchas by reaching 650 degrees. Not to mention its ability to hold any temperature with zero recovery time! The plancha also has four different zones, each with its own temperature setting, meaning you can cook foods at four different temperatures all at the same time.
Comark Waterproof Pocketherm Folding Thermometer
Turning even the most basic chef supplies digital, Comark has removed the work from logging temperature data. With the Waterproof Pocketherm Folding Thermometer, you simply measure the temperature and move on. All temperature data is stored for you and can be accessed via any web browser. It can be folded for storage, and is waterproof, too!
Keep your eye out for our next episode showing some of the best products we saw available for brands at NAFEM 2017!
Big Ben isn't the biggest thing in London this week. Casual Dining 2017, named "Best Trade Show" multiple years at the AEO Excellence Awards, is bringing together more than 200 food, drink, equipment, furniture, interior design, tabletop, technology, and service suppliers — and over 4,500 attendees — all ready to discover the latest trends and products in foodservice, and all passionate professionals in the restaurant, bar, and pub industry.
High-profile brands such as TGI Friday's, Mitchells & Butlers, Casual Dining Group, and many more will be speaking in the show's Keynote Theatre, with the full schedule and summary available here. From how to prepare for Brexit and how to market like a chain with the feel of an independent, to marketing your way out of a disaster and how to grow without changing your culture, Feb. 22-23 will be jam-packed with powerful seminars. The best part? Your ticket gives you free access to both days.
That's right — free visitor registration. The entire 2017 show guide is online. Other show highlights include the "Casual Dining Innovation Challenge Awards," where the 15 exhibitors who receive the most visitor votes will be invited to pitch their new innovations. The judging panel includes supply chain managers, executive chefs, and other professionals from brands including GBK, Young's & Geronimo Pubs, Country Inns, and others.
The "King of Craft" competition, an award voted for by selected VIP visitors, is open to all Craft Beer & Cider pavilion exhibitors. This year, participants include Fierce Beer, Thistly Cross Cider, Westside Drinks, Celtic Marches Beverages, and more.
Heritage breed livestock returns us to a time before agriculture became industrial. How can you best learn about heritage breed to enhance your kitchen? And what exactly does "heritage breed" mean?Read More
Once upon a time, fast casual chicken restaurants were a dime a dozen- the packaging might have been different, but the tastes were largely the same. We talked to two trailblazing companies on their approach to chicken and what they're doing to set themselves apart from the competition.Read More
In the age of information overload, refinement is key. That was the thought behind The Main Dish — a quick compilation of the most bookmark-worthy links from the Foodable WebTV Network. Aside from our usual daily content, every Sunday, The Main Dish will serve a fresh batch of handpicked pieces of the most appetizing lists & literature that you may have missed.
Purées and infusions. Fat washing and sous vide techniques. The line between the kitchen and the bar has blurred as bartenders search for new, dynamic flavor combinations to take classic cocktails to a new level of complexity.
The rush to success for many lies in multiple reasons from profit, passion, or a status symbol of their achievement. No matter who you are, however, there are a few things you should know before you start writing checks and cutting ribbons.
How it works is pretty simple: You place a piece of code on your website, this puts a “cookie” on the browser of your website visitors, which is then used (by advertising platforms) to place your ad on a multitude of different websites, search engines, and social media platforms they in turn visit. Contrary to traditional static advertising banners, retargeting allows you to show potential customers specific ads online based on their behavior when they visited your website.
We all dream that time machines were real so we could finally control the uncontrollable. When you run a restaurant, time can either become your ally or an evil nemesis. Most people choose the latter and seem to constantly fight with time.
We saw some hard hitters in the mix rise to the occasion, but only two took the throne as the kings of cocktails and qualified to fight for the Legacy Crown at the international finals in Berlin: Congratulations to West Coast winner, Ryan Wainwright, and East Coast winner, Darnell Holguin!
Jeff Davis may be the 2017 chairman for the National Restaurant Association and of the United States Beef Corporation (Arby's largest franchisee) today, but he didn't start off that way. He is proof that the restaurant industry is a wonderful place of opportunity, where the spirit of hard work and commitment can take you to unimaginable heights.