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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

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

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

A Quick Intro to Ventless Rack Conveyor Commercial Dishwashers

By Pro-Pacific / Jan 25, 2017
Commercial dishwashing is an important aspect of any foodservice operation. Like the circulatory system in the human body, warewashing provides the vehicles by which everything moves throughout the operation, from the line to front-of-the-house to the romantic table in the corner and ultimately ...
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Topics: Kitchen Innovation Awards, Champion Dishwashing, NRA Show, Pacific Northwest, Warewashing, Commercial Dishwashing, Rack Conveyor, Ventless

Why a Panini Press Will Change Breakfast Forever

By Pro-Pacific / Jan 17, 2017
It may be called a “breakfast” sandwich, but let’s be honest, breakfast sandwiches can, and should, be eaten any time of the day. They are that good. Breakfast sandwiches are fully customizable. The eggs, cheese, and meat are entirely up to you. So how, you might ask, can breakfast sandwiches ...
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Topics: NEMCO, Pacific Northwest, breakfast sandwich, breakfast, panini press, panini

What Does Commercial Refrigeration Have to Do with Eddie Bauer?

By Pro-Pacific / Dec 19, 2016
Eddie Bauer is one of the country's most popular outdoor apparel makers. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company's origin goes all the way back to 1920, when Pacific Northwest outdoorsman, Eddie Bauer, established the company in Seattle. But how far has it come, and what does today's ...
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Washington, Bellevue, Seattle, Fast-Track, Eddie Bauer, Norlake, Kold Locker, Fineline

Q&A with Pro-Pacific Executive Chef Wade Harris

By Pro-Pacific / Nov 02, 2016
Now that you know Pro-Pacific Executive Chef Wade Harris from a previous blog post, we decided to sit down and ask him some important questions about food, the seasons, where we live, and to learn more about Chef Wade himself. Let's take a look in our Q&A with Wade Harris....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Wade Harris, Restaurants, Farm-to-Table, Football, Wild Game, Seasonality, Thanksgiving

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