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What Bar and Beverage Trends Mean for Operators

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 20, 2017
Recent reports from the U.S Department of Labor expect the number of bartenders to grow by 10 percent from 2014 to 2024. At the same time, despite a slow in rate, the craft beer movement is continuing to grow according to a Brewer's Association report at the recent Craft Brewer's Conference. These ...
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington, Norlake, US Department of Labor, Beer, Kegs, Brewers Association, Craft Brewers Conference

See the Induction Ranges Bringing Space-Age Technology to the Kitchen

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 07, 2017
  Technology is changing the way we do even the most simple tasks in our day-to-day lives. We communicate, shop, and learn all though a phone. Technology tells us exactly how to get from Point A to Point B down to the second. And in commercial kitchens, technology is changing how we cook our food, ...
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Topics: NEMCO, Induction, Commercial Cooktops, induction range

How the Alto-Shaam Vector Oven is Changing Cooking in the Pacific Northwest

By Pro-Pacific / May 24, 2017
In foodservice, time is money. Operators, chefs, and staff look for every opportunity to save time cooking, while maintaining a high-quality that their customers and guest come to expect from every dish. Efficiency is often one of the biggest challenges faced in foodservice, and now there’s a piece ...
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Topics: Convection Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Pacific Northwest, vector, menus, ovens

Chef Wade Harris Shares His Experiences Working for a World Famous IndyCar Team

By Pro-Pacific / May 18, 2017
  Our own Chef Wade spent some time working for one of the biggest and most famous teams in motorsports. As we near the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month, we sat down with Chef Wade to talk about his time in IndyCar....
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Topics: Wade Harris, IndyCar, Vancouver, Fontana, Indianapolis

How to Make the Perfect Burger

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 25, 2017
The perfect hamburger is obviously subjective. We all might differ on the toppings, the number of patties, the type of cheese, and more. But there is a rhyme and reason to the production process, so let's take a quick look at how to make the perfect burger....
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Topics: Proluxe, Hamburgers, Buns, Burgers

A Quick Look at the Benefits of Champion's PRO Series Commercial Warewashing Systems

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 11, 2017
Earlier this year at the NAFEM Show, Champion Industries unveiled a brand new series of commercial warewashers that provide easier control for foodservice operators. While the machines themselves are easy to use, the benefits of Champion's PRO Series require a little explanation. Let's take a quick ...
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Topics: Champion Dishwashing, Pacific Northwest, Warewashing, Commercial Dishwashing, Rack Conveyor, Ventless, NAFEM Show

4 Reasons Why Your Food Slicer Isn't Cutting It

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 05, 2017
  For a customer, there’s nothing more disappointing than going to the grocery store and ordering their favorite deli meat, to only instead getting a pound of thick, uneven meat in return. So many delis, grocery stores and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest rely on a food slicer, and yet, too ...
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Topics: Delis, Pacific Northwest, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Oregon, Washington, Globe, slicer, food slicer

The Benefits of Electronic Controls in a Commercial Kitchen

By Pro-Pacific / Mar 07, 2017
  Consistency is key. If there is one thing that every Pacific Northwest foodservice operation strives for, it’s delivering a consistent product again and again. Certain variables in the kitchen often affect the dependable output of menu items such as shift changes and equipment performance. But ...
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Topics: Unified Brands, Pacific Northwest, Groen, Braising Pans, Grocery Stores, Oregon, K-12 Schools, Washington, Food Waste, Healthcare, Colleges and Universities, steam jacketed kettles

How to Cook Chicken in Half the Time

By Pro-Pacific / Feb 27, 2017
  If we told you there's a way to cook rotisserie chicken in half the time, would you be interested? For most delis and groceries across Washington, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest, the answer seems to be a resounding, "yes."...
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Rotisseries, Delis, Pacific Northwest, Grocery Stores, Oregon, Washington, Chicken

Choosing the Right Pans and Bakeware for Your Commercial Kitchen

By Pro-Pacific / Feb 14, 2017
When you find the right pans and bakeware for your commercial kitchen, you find equipment that meets a variety of needs. As a leader in the industry, Chicago Metallic offers four distinct lines that will help bring quality commercial bakeware to your operation. But how do you know which line is ...
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Topics: Wade Harris, Chicago Metallic, Bakeware, Kitchen Pans

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