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Serve Up Refreshment with Iced Tea
Serve Up Refreshment with Iced Tea
May 7, 2021

If you anticipate that offering iced tea at your foodservice establishment would be a crowd pleaser, you should consider purchasing a commercial iced tea brewer and dispenser.

Get the Most Out of Your Steam Table
Get the Most Out of Your Steam Table
May 7, 2021

Steam Tables are an efficient and effective way to hold prepared foods at safe temperatures for extended amounts of time. Follow these guidelines to get the most from your steam table...

Improving Your Customer Catering Experience
Improving Your Customer Catering Experience
May 6, 2021

As we slowly enter the Post-Covid era, we are staring to notice that people have the inclination to gather once again. Give your customers a better catering experience.

Managing Food Safety Risks with a HACCP
Managing Food Safety Risks with a HACCP
April 30, 2021

Food safety compromises can be eliminated with a HACCP plan, starting with these steps...

Managing Your Ice Maker Output
Managing Your Ice Maker Output
April 30, 2021

If you believe that your daily ice output is not what it should be, here are some questions that can help you diagnose the issue...

What You Need To Know To Buy Commercial Hot Dog Equipment
What You Need To Know To Buy Commercial Hot Dog Equipment
April 27, 2021

The key features and differences between the three different types of professional hot dog cooking equipment that can help you decide the best fit for your foodservice or concession operation.

Designing for A Better Meal Experience
Designing for A Better Meal Experience
April 23, 2021

Reusable to-go containers, like MyGo Containers™, are becoming popular in a wide variety of settings across the US. A good experience for the user is the best way to increase usage of reusable to-go containers.

MyGo Containers™ - Sustainability without sacrifices for a greener tomorrow.
MyGo Containers™ - Sustainability without sacrifices for a greener tomorrow.
April 22, 2021

In commemoration of Earth Day, part ways with single use containers, and opt to use a more sustainable alternative with MyGo Containers™.

The ROI of Reuse
The ROI of Reuse
April 21, 2021

Making the switch to reusable to-go carry out containers is usually not driven by the benefit of saving money. And yet, saving money will happen. Look into how quickly you can see a positive return on investment(ROI) when changing to reusable containers.

Celebrate Earth Day with MyGo Containers™
Celebrate Earth Day with MyGo Containers™
April 21, 2021

This earth day, do your part by ditching single use plastic and paper containers, and opt to use a greener alternative with the help of MyGo Containers™.

10 Easy Ways to Honor Earth Day
10 Easy Ways to Honor Earth Day
April 20, 2021

Here are a few easy-to-follow tips that may help you slowly incorporate a greener lifestyle for a better tomorrow and celebrate earth day.

Do You Really Need a Food Processor? Calculate the Savings
Do You Really Need a Food Processor? Calculate the Savings
April 16, 2021

If you are pondering “The best way to determine if your commercial foodservice operation will benefit from investing in equipment or upgrades is to calculate the savings that you will gain if you make a purchase.

Tips for Cleaning Your Commercial Reach-In Freezer or Refrigerator
Tips for Cleaning Your Commercial Reach-In Freezer or Refrigerator
April 15, 2021

If you are pondering “How to clean a commercial refrigerator?” we have a few tips for you.

These Three Knives Are Essential For A Well-Prepared Kitchen
These Three Knives Are Essential For A Well-Prepared Kitchen
April 14, 2021

Versatile knives can perform a variety of tasks making them indispensable for food prep and serving. We’ve found that these three professional knives are essential for a well-prepared kitchen.

Easy Tips to Keep Your Commercial Blender Clean and Ready
Easy Tips to Keep Your Commercial Blender Clean and Ready
April 12, 2021

Follow these easy tips and your blender will be ready to go when you need it so that you can continue to create a wide variety of culinary delights.

Action Steps For Better Refrigeration
Finding the Best Sheet Pans for Your Business
April 9, 2021

Whether you own a bakery, restaurant, or café, sheet pans are essential baking supplies. Here are a few things to take into consideration when looking for the most suitable one for you.

Action Steps For Better Refrigeration
Action Steps For Better Refrigeration
April 8, 2021

Following these easy tips will help you to get the best performance from your commercial refrigeration equipment and prompt staff to pay attention to food safety guidelines for food storage.

How To Tell When Your Ice Machine Needs Cleaning
How To Tell When Your Ice Machine Needs Cleaning
April 8, 2021

A dirty ice machine can turn customers off and it can even make them sick. Here are five easy to recognize signs that your ice machine needs cleaning...

Refrigeration Tips: Cleaning The Condenser
Refrigeration Tips: Cleaning The Condenser
April 2, 2021

Cleaning the condenser on your refrigerated equipment on a routine basis once a month is important. Here are six easy steps to keep your refrigeration equipment running efficiently.

Meet the Reusable To Go MyGo™ Containers
Meet the Reusable To-Go MyGo™ Containers
March 26, 2021

MyGo™ Containers are attractive, high-performance, reusable to go food containers. With seven different designs offered, they are the ideal reusable takeout boxes for delivery applications.

Perks of Buying a KitchenAid® Commercial Stand Mixer
Perks of Buying a KitchenAid® Commercial Stand Mixer
March 23, 2021

Whether you are looking for a commercial stand mixer for a restaurant, café, culinary school, or bakery, KitchenAid® makes the perfect commercial mixer to suit your needs...

Prep Tables:  Six Facts You Should Know
Know Before You Buy: Energy Star Approval
March 17, 2021

The Energy Star Symbol can help you identify energy efficient equipment. It is the government-backed symbol for the efficient use of energy, created to help buyers make purchasing choices that save money...

Prep Tables:  Six Facts You Should Know
Prep Tables: Six Facts You Should Know
March 15, 2021

We have a list of six facts about prep tables that are universal and apply to sandwiches, pizzas or general meal assembly.

Winter Storms Cause Challenges for Refrigeration & More
Winter Storms Cause Challenges for Refrigeration & More
March 11, 2021

Winter storms caused manufacturers in the southern U.S. to stop production and send workers home as they faced damage and loss of critical supplies necessary for production....

8 Questions to Ask Before Upgrading Commercial Kitchen Equipment
8 Questions to Ask Before Upgrading Commercial Kitchen Equipment
March 9, 2021

With the approach of spring, in a typical year the commercial foodservice equipment industry starts to look forward to the National Restaurant Show where many foodservice equipment and supply...

Top Energy Savings Tips For Cooking With Your Steamer
Top Energy Savings Tips For Cooking With Your Steamer
March 5, 2021

The kitchen is one of the top energy consuming operations in many institutions, after all, it’s operating 24/7 even if you’re not cooking all day through.

how does steam cooking work?
How Does Steam Cooking Work?
March 5, 2021

Steam is a highly efficient heat transfer medium. It carries a great deal of energy that is easily transfers directly to food in commercial...

Commercial Cookware Guide
Improve Fryer Performance By Taking Care of The Oil
March 5, 2021

With a little attention, you can indefinitely prolong the life of your frying oil. Filtering the fat twice daily; or at the end of every shift and then adding 10% new oil will rejuvenate the original oil.

Commercial Cookware Guide
Six Tips to Get the Best from Your Commercial Blender
March 4, 2021

When it comes to selecting the food prep equipment you need for your professional kitchen, the value and versatility of a good blender is well known among chefs, baristas, mixologists and many other foodservice professionals.

Commercial Cookware Guide
Cook’s Guide to Commercial Kitchen Faucet Types
February 22, 2021

Are you in the market for a new Commercial Faucet? When you are shopping for commercial sinks and faucets there are several different styles of both to choose from...

Commercial Cookware Guide
Top 3 Reasons to Use a Flexible Gas Equipment Connector
February 18, 2021

Flexible gas connectors and hoses are ideal to connect any piece of gas kitchen equipment that is caster mounted for movement to utility source...

Commercial Cookware Guide
QUICK GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL COOKWARE
February 16, 2021

There are obvious differences between a fry pan and a stock pot and most anyone that cooks knows when to use one versus the other, but do you know why you would pick up the straight...

Food Disposer FAQs
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMERCIAL FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS
February 10, 2021

One of the greatest benefits of google, aside from being able to find information on absolutely anything in seconds, is that we get to see what people are asking when they do their search.

Food Disposer Savings
SEE LABOR & TIME SAVINGS THROUGH FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT WITH A FOOD WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
February 9, 2021

While nobody really likes to think about their garbage, how you manage your waste is critical to the overall function of your foodservice operation and a commercial food waste disposer can have a very

MyGo Reusable To-Go Containers
MyGo Containers™ - New Reusable To-Go Container
February 8, 2021

The grab n’ go market has increased exponentially with the pandemic in all types of dinning outlets from college campus dining halls to restaurants, cruise ships and more..

Thanksgiving fun facts from Cooks
10 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving from Cook's
November 24, 2020

All of us at Cook’s would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your business! We know that without you, we wouldn’t be here. To get you in the holiday spirit and help you wow your friends and associates with Thanksgiving trivia

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Why Is the Vollrath 68085 Cookie Sheet So Popular?
November 16, 2020

It is the holiday season and caterers, grocery stores, college dining halls, restaurants and other commercial and institutional foodservice chefs and bakers are reviewing their recipes for traditional and new seasonal favorites to satisfy customer cravings for baked treats.

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Stock Up on Durable Bakeware Essentials from Cook's
October 30, 2020

Equip your commercial kitchen or bakery with Cook’s selection of economical aluminum sheet pans. Strong and durable and easy to clean, they are ideal for the busy demands of institutional and commercial kitchens that cook a variety of roasts, baked goods and pastries, vegetables, and appetizers.

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Food Safety Is Within Your Reach with Color-Coded Cutting Boards from San Jamar
October 30, 2020

A versatile must-have for any commercial or institutional kitchen, San Jamar cutting boards help safeguard against cross-contamination and foodborne illness by separating raw and cooked foods, thereby minimizing bacteria transfer.

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Versatile and Compact, Globe Countertop Planetary Mixers Are a Great Addition to Your Commercial Kitchen
October 15, 2020

The Globe SP08 Countertop Planetary Mixer is one of the most versatile – and essential – tools for the commercial kitchen. Discover how its heavy-duty construction and multifaceted design make it the ideal tool for any commercial kitchen that wants to maximize efficiency and time spent in food preparation.

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Promote Safety and Health with Social Compliance Signage from Tablecraft
October 15, 2020

Brightly colored social compliance signage from Tablecraft is perfect for reception areas, dining halls, retail spaces, workplaces, or any high-traffic public area. Reduce the spread of germs, viruses, and bacteria by outfitting your dining establishment or institutional foodservice operation with the proper sanitation equipment and supplies.

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Cutlery Goes Personal and Portable from Cuisipro
September 25, 2020

The use of disposable dinnerware has increased exponentially. While there are a variety of available options in single-use flatware, financial costs and environmental waste are beginning to add up. The reusable Personal Cutlery Set from Cuisipro is a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to plastic flatware.

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HANDS-FREE CONDIMENT DISPENSING FROM LAKESIDE
September 22, 2020

The new Safe-Serv Hands-Free Condiment Dispensers from Lakeside are a great way to reduce contact, protect against foodborne illness, and improve sanitation in your foodservice operation. They are also a great no-mess alternative to portion packets, and can be placed anywhere that condiments are being dispensed.

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MOBILE MEAL SERVICE MADE EASY FROM CAMBRO
September 21, 2020

Mobile food vending is now ready for the new normal with the CVC75 Vending Cart from Cambro. Designed to be configurable to meet day-to-day menu changes and food safety protocols for professional food service operations, the CVC75 is an excellent solution for mobile meal service as well as catering applications.

New Cook's Direct Website
Welcome to the New Cook's Direct
September 16, 2020

We are excited to introduce you to the new Cook’s Direct! We recently launched our updated site on a new platform. Many things about the site have changed to make the shopping experience easier, faster, and better.

Chowbotics Salad Robot
Fresh Food Goes High-Tech On Campus
September 11, 2020

Last year, robots invaded university and college campuses in several states to take on the task of delivering food and drinks to students in their dorm rooms.

Edlund sterilizer cabinet
Organizations using Edlund’s Helios™ UV-C Sterilizer Cabinet in the Battle Against Coronavirus
August 11, 2020

We have promoted Edlund’s KSUV-18 to our customers as a solution for knife and utensil sterilization, but in light of Covid-19, this patented Helios UV-C Sterilizer Cabinet has found a new and much needed function as a potential method to sterilize re-usable face masks.

Vulcan rapid recovery griddles
VULCAN RAPID RECOVERY™ ELECTRIC GRIDDLES
August 10, 2020

Leading the industry with their high performance commercial griddles, Vulcan provides institutional foodservice operators a selection of griddles that delivery reliability, flexibility and speed, all while being easy to operate.

top mount vs bottom mount
COMPARING TOP MOUNTED VS BOTTOM MOUNTED COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATORS
August 06, 2020

Choosing the best commercial refrigerator for your commercial kitchen can be a difficult task, there are many different brands that have solid reputations with many happy customers. You’ll be considering the basics; like size, materials, cost.

top professional knives
OUR CUSTOMERS FIVE FAVORITE KNIVES AND WHY YOU WANT THEM
August 05, 2020

There are so many different knives available, it’s hard to know which ones belong in your professional cutlery inventory. There are the obvious choices like a Chef’s knife, but we wanted to hear from our customers which professional knives were their favorites and why.

Five White Plates With Different Kinds of Dishes
COMMERCIAL MIXERS – THREE COMMON BELIEFS THAT JUST AREN’T TRUE
August 05, 2020

Whether you use your commercial mixer for continuous use or the occasional batch, it’s important to have the right equipment for the job. If your mixer isn’t sized right, it can unfavorably affect your equipment’s performance and increase your costs.

Five White Plates With Different Kinds of Dishes
CAMBRO’S NEW HIGH HEAT MEASURING CUP
August 04, 2020

Adding a new measuring cup to our product offering does not seem like news, but the Cambro High Heat Measuring Cup is an innovative new product that we think will be a good fit to institutional foodservice operations.

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