Voice of the Restaurant Industry
I was reminded how insular the foodservice equipment and supplies industry can be when I went to a recent meeting. While attending the SFM’s workshop for vendors, I noticed that all talk centered around the procurement of comestibles. Supply chain management for the foodservice contract management firms revolves around their food buys. The purchasing by these largest of end-users pay scant attention, if any, to E&S specifications.
Although this is a mostly proper strategy for…Continue
Added by Joe Ferri on April 30, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
A spider is, in and of itself, an unusual thing to deliberately add to a foodservice establishment. What bugs me is when there are several different “species” on the menu…
Spiders, Spatulas and Speed racks, oh my! What images do they convey? If you’re a baker, (AKA a “Dough Hoe”) they might conjure up visions of the fryer skimmers, icing knives and sheet pan racks. A restaurateur could easily imagine them as table bases, burger turners and liquor bottle holders.
Added by Joe Ferri on March 28, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
Is it an impulse or a compulsion that makes you want to eat that soft pretzel? Or is it simply the tangy mustard pumped onto it? Displayed food must look its best when laid out for speed and convenience, even for captive audiences at arenas, stadiums and outdoor entertainment venues.
No matter whether concession fare is pretzels, hot…Continue
Added by Joe Ferri on February 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Stay in this business long enough and you’ll end up speaking Kitchen-ese.
“I need a grill.”
“A griddle or a char broiler?”
“Just a grill.”
“Upright, range-match, counter model or free-standing, flat-top or grate-top, what length, on casters or legs, cast radiants, cast grates, what grid spacing, chrome or cold roll steel, round or scround, grooved or flat, safety pilots, piezo or…Continue
Added by Joe Ferri on May 15, 2011 at 8:36am — No Comments
Fun in the Foodservice Business.
Added by Joe Ferri on March 25, 2008 at 7:35pm — No Comments