Blog for Corrections
The Cook's Brand Five Star Tray
The Cook’s Brand Five Star Tray is truly unique when it comes to insulated meal trays for corrections. This innovative tray is shaped differently than other insulated trays.
Consistent Portions with Rite-Size Portion Servers
The Rite-size Servers from Cook’s Brand are designed to make managing your serving line easier and getting the same amount of food served on each tray.
Cook’s is Showing Up in the Show Me State
Cook’s is excited to have participated in the Missouri Corrections Association & Missouri Probation & Parole Officers Association 2021 Joint Fall Conference in Lake Ozark, MO this week.
Four Choices In Materials for Meal Serving
With meal serving products in four different materials, you can find the trays, drinkware and utensils for the different environments within your correctional facility in Cook’s Brand products.
The Gator Tray
The first jail meal serving tray introduced by Cook’s is the Gator Tray, a four compartment insulated tray. It debuted on the cover of the 2005 Correctional Buyers Guide.
Cart Handling Safety Tips
Here are four easy-to-implement ergonomic practices that every worker who pushes any type of cart should implement to prevent injuries and back pain from cart handling
Why Is The Right Caster So Important?
Here are some of the things we learned when we were looking for the right caster for correctional meal delivery carts.
Food Safety Tips – Storage & Receiving
Review these easy to follow tips and share with staff to help everyone in your operation maintain a more sanitary and safer foodservice operation.
The Grizzly Tray
Serving meals to inmates on insulated trays is one of the most common meal delivery methods in the country for local jails. It’s simple and requires only the tray and the meal delivery cart.
What We Learned at the ACA Conference
Our team was thrilled with the chance to connect in person with old friends and to see some new faces too.
Cook’s Correctional Going to ACA
If you or someone from your facility will be attending, you should stop by and say hello to the Cook’s Team in booth #825.
Cook’s Brand to Introduce a New Longer Knife Leash
To continue to meet the needs of our customers, we will be introducing a new 8 foot long knife leash in late August 2021.
Look Out for These Top Five Service Indicators for Refrigeration
Proper care and preventative maintenance are critically important to keep your commercial refrigeration equipment functioning well at all times.
Flatware Options for High Security Areas
Serving meals in jails and prisons requires a different set of priorities than serving in any other type of environments.
Our Most Popular Correctional Kitchen Supplies
Here are our five most popular kitchen supply items that you’ll find in a jail or prison kitchen, and not in other institutional or commercial kitchens
Why Look for NSF on Food Prep & Food Storage Equipment
NSF International is an independent organization that tests equipment from all different manufacturers to measure it against a set of standards that were created to ensure public safety.
Which Floor Brush is Best on Your Floor Type?
If you have a variety of flooring types or surfaces in your facility, you should review your inventory of floor cleaning equipment and supplies.
Improve the Efficiency of Your Refrigerator
Here are some easy to follow hints that will boost efficiency for your commercial refrigerators and worktop refrigerators.
Speed is Key with Food Storage
Keeping food fresh and safe are critical to any foodservice operation. One of the most important factors in receiving and storing fresh foods is timing
Shopping for Pan Racks? Start with These Questions
Make sure to consider the questions before making a purchase to ensure that you get the best pan rack for your correctional kitchen.
The Fast Four to Maintaining Your Refrigeration Equipment
Refrigeration equipment is a valuable part of your correctional foodservice operation and the risk of delayed or overlooked maintenance can be costly.
What Can You Cook With A Tilt Skillet?
Tilt Skillets are one of the most versatile pieces of cooking equipment available, so much so that they are often called the work horse of the commercial kitchen
The Best Flatware Choices for High Security Environments
Here are some of the best flatware options for the maximum security environments that you won’t find anywhere but Cook’s
Knife Storage Solutions for Corrections
The Cook’s Brand High Security Tool Locker is available to provide foodservice personal a safe and secure storage solution for their jail or prison kitchen.
Why is the Rest Time Important When Cooking Meat?
After you remove meat from the oven, grill or other heat source, you should allow it to rest for the amount of time specified for that type of meat.
Meet Our Newly Redesigned Vented Drying Racks
Their new design will assist with the maximization of your drying capacity and increase your commercial or correctional kitchen productivity.
5 Quick Tips to Save Energy When Operating Your Oven
The easiest way to save money in your foodservice operation is to create habits that reduce energy consumption for equipment. Small activities, when accumulated all day, every day, can add up to significant savings that you will continue to benefit.
Did You Wash Your Hands?
Regular hand washing is critically important to the prevention of cross-contamination and the spread of germs.
Cook’s Quick Guide on Cleaning Your Commercial Ice Machine
Cleaning your ice machine is easy, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s recommended processes. This quick guide can get you started and lead you through the process.
HOW LONG IS LONG ENOUGH? A GUIDE FOR THE RECOMMENDED STORAGE OF REFRIGERATED & FROZEN FOODS
This guide can help you to plan ahead with your food inventory, reducing waste and maintaining food safety.
Safety Tips for Holding Equipment Use
For correctional foodservice operations, the ability to prepare and hold food until it is time for tray assembly or meal service is a necessity.
Simple Steps to Improve Safety and Sanitation
Keeping things clean in the kitchen is important to reduce the risk of foodborne illness but it will also improve safety in your foodservice operation.
Cook’s Compares Commercial Microwaves vs. Residential Microwaves
When you buy a residential microwave, instead of a commercial model but there’s a good chance you would lose out in the long run.
Top Five Benefits of Cooking with Steam
Steam is a highly efficient method of cooking that has several benefits and with all the variety available in commercial steamers, there is sure to be...
BEST PRACTICES FOR WALK-INS TO REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Anyone in the foodservice industry knows that the operation of an institutional kitchen is responsible for a great deal of energy consumption within the facility.
THE MYGO REUSABLE TO-GO CONTAINER™ FOR CORRECTIONS
There were changes in every area of life in 2020 that were brought about from the Covid Pandemic. Daily routines are now very different than they were just one year ago.
Welcome to our New & Improved Website Experience
We have upgraded the Cook’s Correctional website (www.cookscorrectional.com) in January 2021. The site improvements are designed to provide a better user experience and gives our customers much better functionality
The 2021 Buyers Guide for Corrections is Here!
The beginning of the year is marked by the distribution of our annual catalog, the Cook’s Buyers Guide for Corrections. The 2021 Buyers Guide for Corrections mailed out..
Why Cook's Brand?
If you’ve seen us at a trade show, taken a look at our YouTube channel or had a conversation with any of the territory managers at Cook’s, you’ve heard about Cook’s Brand...
New Vented Sheet Pan & Tray Drying Rack from Cook’s Brand
Our Vented Tray Drying Rack has a new name – it’s now the Cook’s Brand Vented Sheet Pan & Tray Drying Rack because we’ve added a new sheet pan insert to our offering...