Planetary Mixers vs. Spiral Mixers: What's the Real Difference?

In commercial kitchens, there are two real types of mixers: planetary mixers and spiral mixers. But what are the real differences, and which types are best for the objectives you're looking to achieve in your foodservice operation?

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A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

This week we 86’d Anthony Bourdain. Selfishly, I am really sad. He was a solid gritty writer that seemed to tell the truth about the underbelly of the culinary world that many of us who worked that side, simultaneously loved and loathed. I also loved the sheer weirdness of the kitchen and the consumptive people that I shared that space with. I love and miss those people the most as I look back. Some of those relationships are still my closest.

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A Back-to-School Checklist for School Nutrition Professionals

It's that time of year. We are quickly moving through the end of summer and getting ready for schools to reopen. We are bombarded with advertisements in all forms of media regarding sales of back to school supplies.

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The History of Sous Vide Cooking (and Why You Should Start)

An evenly cooked ribeye steak. An egg with a runny yolk at its ideal consistency. A juicy chicken breast. Even tender, flavorful vegetables. What do all of these dishes have in common? They are ideally prepared using sous vide cooking. But what is sous vide cooking, exactly, and how has it become one of the most popular cooking methods in today’s foodservice operations?

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A Quick Preview of the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show

If you're headed to Chicago for a trip to the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, here are a few things to look out for when you're there.

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How to Make the Most of Your Rational Combi Oven by Pairing It with Other Foodservice Equipment

We don't generally publicize it. We don't really talk about it in this way. Heck, we never really thought about writing a blog post about it until a few weeks ago. But here at High Sabatino, there's one general thing you should know about our lineup of foodservice solutions.

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5 Pieces of Equipment Every Mexican Restaurant Needs

From chips and queso to bottomless margaritas, Cinco de Mayo carries a huge profit potential for foodservice operations. What makes this holiday so valuable for restaurants, especially in the United States, is the emphasis on food and beverage. Establishments, especially Mexican restaurants, become official headquarters every fifth of May. 

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The Easiest Way to Build the Commercial Kitchen Battery You Want

Menu variety comes from three main sources: ingredients, chef creativity, and the foodservice equipment to put them both together. With limited space, though, a commercial kitchen is often limited by the types of equipment that can fit.

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Six Ways to Replace, Refresh and Reinvent Your School Cafeteria with Remaining 2017-18 Funds

There are two likely scenarios this time of year. The first one is a school nutrition director sits down to review the 2017-18 budget and realizes there's a surplus. The second and more common option is to conclude, "We have to figure out how to save more next year."

Both scenarios lend themselves to replacing, refreshing, or reinventing your school cafeteria, and here are six ways to do it.

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Better Bakeries Begin with High-Grade Mixers

As you may recall, High Sabatino recently began representation of Doyon, and part of our reason was to better assist our customers who run bakeries. And one of the factors that make Doyon so great for bakeries is their EM Series of Mixers.

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