Commercial and institutional kitchens are changing. A combination of foodservice industry trends coupled with foodservice equipment innovations is speeding up these changes like never before. For example, the current labor shortage is forcing operators to consider automation, robotics, and smart kitchens as a way to run more efficiently and profitably.[…]
Perfection is always a goal in almost everything we do. While at times it may be unrealistic, aiming to serve food perfectly, while challenging, is a rewarding endeavor when done correctly. While practice makes perfect, even in the kitchen, it's far from the only thing a chef needs to create the perfect dish. Without foodservice equipment designed to optimize food quality though, perfection is just a dream.[…]
In times when customers are looking for easier solutions for meal options, having a ready-to-go section in your grocery or convenience store or restaurant can mean extra profits with minimized labor.
Did you know the Native Americans were brewing beer long before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth? With corn and rice as ingredients, the beer was light, as low as 1ABV. Yeah, back then, even a 1% ABV was a great beer.[…]
Procuring the correct ingredients for food is a challenge of 2021.
Food waste is on everyone's mind, as is labor cost and retention. We know a few things about food waste around here, and we also know that being prepared is crucial to staff feeling valued, and not overworked or stressed. As much that can be done in advance, should be. We know that, with the help of the Henkelman Vacuum System, you can prepare food in advance, and have it be the correct portion size- not wasting any valuable profits.
You may know that tenderizing is a great way to make meats more tender, especially in leaner cuts. But did you know that using a vacuum tenderizer can help with other dishes in a commercial kitchen? And using the tenderizing function on a Henkelman CombiVac makes it easy to do.
Using vacuum bags isn’t only for marinating food or aiding in the sous vide cooking process. There are many different ways foodservice operations can use a Henkelman Vacuum Sealer to get the most out of their ingredients.
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?[…]
We have written plenty about the Henkelman Vacuum System in the past. It's the perfect addition to the restaurant that wants to get in to sous vide cooking, or the ideal companion in the bar for mixologists.
As the weather warms up and the days get hotter and longer, the desire to stand and babysit a meal cooked over the stovetop goes down the drain. Sous vide cooking can and will be the game-changer that your industrial kitchen needs, and is guaranteed to result in happier guests (because it's delicious) and happier staff (because it's less labor intensive.) The Henkelman Vacuum Sealer is the perfect item to achieve this rare and sought-after cooking method.