How to Clean Your Manitowoc or Ice-o-Matic Ice Machine | Video

Posted on June 28, 2013
Ice Machine

There's a long hot weekend just ahead. And with all the holiday traffic coming and going from lakes and campgrounds or BBQ's and bars, it's not a good time for your ice machine to shut down. It's easy to overlook routine maintenance when everything is running smoothly but, for those who have experienced it, there is a certain kind of hell that is associated with an ice machine busting during service. Hell hath no fury like an ice machine ...

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What Kind of Chafing Dish Do You Need? – Video

Posted on April 25, 2013
chafing dishes

You wouldn't expect a chafing dish to be a guest's nemesis, but it is possible. As living proof of this observation, I'll share a little story. At a fancy-pants event a while back, I found myself in line for an opulent buffet. As I scooped up a serving with the large serving spoon, I knocked the lid of the chafing dish off its perch and watched it slam into the delicate appetizer display nearby. As pieces of bite-size bruschetta went flying, ...

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Countertop Griddles: Small Kitchen & Catering Ideas | Video

Countertop Griddles

Countertop Griddles: The Expert Opinion We  met up with Christopher Kasik, the special markets/culinary manager for Cadco, LTD and asked him to demonstrate the key details of Cadco's line of countertop griddles. Cadco offers both cast iron and glass top griddles, both of  which are known for excellent heat distribution. Another key feature of Cadco's countertop griddles is the easy-to-clean construction. Many models are available with ...

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Ask Keegan: How Do You Choose Knives and Maintain Them?

Posted on March 21, 2013
Keegan Knives

The latest installment from our Ask Keegan series explores how celebrity chef and restaurant owner, Chef Keegan Gerhard, chooses and maintains his knives. Hungry for more?  Check out  How Do You Choose and Maintain Knives in the Food Service Warehouse Education Center.

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The James Bond Guide to Playing a Prank

Posted on March 19, 2013

There are funny spur of the moment pranks: whoopee cushions, rubber snakes and phone calls asking for Jack Hass. And then there are the large scale schemes of pure silliness. Epic even.  Watch how the FSW launch one of their own into the annals of internet prank fame. (more…)

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