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What Is the Biggest Challenge in K-12 Foodservice, and How Can It Be Solved?

By Pro-Pacific / Sep 12, 2018
According to a leading school nutrition expert, every school district faces five key challenges when it comes to foodservice. Those challenges are food, finance, facilities, human resources, and marketing. Of these five, though, one seems to be more and more critical for school districts across the ...
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Topics: K-12 Schools

Some Thoughts on Food Waste and a Look at How to Reduce It

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 27, 2018
Food waste is one of the hottest topics in foodservice. Whether it's in a grocery store or a school cafeteria, more and more operators are realizing the negative impacts food waste has on a whole range of metrics....
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Topics: Food Waste Disposal, Food Waste, ExBio

The Benefits of Prepping Food with Vitamix

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 17, 2018
Food prep is a lot like making bricks. While you might not win any James Beard Awards for how you chop your ingredients, those ingredients do add up to the overall architecture of your dishes....
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Topics: Vitamix

Pro-Pacific's Abbreviated Guide to Water Usage in Foodservice

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 31, 2018
We all know that water is critical to life, but it's also critical to the life of a foodservice operation. Whether you're a school nutrition program in Seattle or opening a new restaurant in Portland, how you save, purify, and use water will certainly have a great impact on not just your ...
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Topics: Power Soak, NEMCO, Champion Dishwashing, Unified Brands, T&S Brass, water purification, optipure, Dipper-Wells, RinseWell

Eliminate Ice with Innovative Storage Solutions

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 17, 2018
Seafood doesn't have to come from the Pike Place Fish Market or even the Puget Sound in order to be fresh. And, believe it or not, it doesn't have to be stored on ice, either....
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Topics: Unified Brands, Randell, Refrigerated Drawers, Refrigeration, FX Series

Here's Alto-Shaam's New Line of Blast Chillers

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 19, 2018
Why consider blast chillers? They rapidly cool food products through the danger zone to reduce the risk of contamination. They can reduce labor requirements with innovative designs and interfaces. They can help foodservice operations throughout the Pacific Northwest maintain proper reporting ...
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Food Safety, HACCP, blast chillers

What's New at Homer Laughlin in 2018?

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 07, 2018
Even though The Homer Laughlin Company has been around for more than a century and a half, that's no excuse to rely on past success. As we look forward to what's left of 2018, let's take a quick look at some of the latest trends from HLC....
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Topics: Homer Laughlin, Dinnerware, Fiesta

This Oven Just Won a Kitchen Innovation Award at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show

By Pro-Pacific / May 24, 2018
The Alto-Shaam Vector F Series Multi-Cook Oven just won a Kitchen Innovation Award at the 2018 National Restaurant Association show. But before we delve into the benefits of the F Series, let's review what makes the Vector oven special in the first place....
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, NRA Show, vector

The Benefits of a HACCP Management System

By Pro-Pacific / May 09, 2018
Preventing foodborne illness is the number one responsibility of any foodservice operation. Still, it seems there's an outbreak of salmonella or E. coli almost monthly, and these instances are almost always the result of poor planning or execution of those plans....
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Topics: Cooper Atkins, HACCP, HACCP Manager

Made in the USA: Why Pro-Pacific Proudly Represents American Products

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 18, 2018
“Born in the U.S.A.” is one of Bruce Springsteen’s biggest hits. And while The Boss may not have written that song about foodservice manufacturers, it certainly applies to the equipment we represent at Pro-Pacific....
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Topics: Power Soak, NEMCO, Alto-Shaam, Champion Dishwashing, Unified Brands, Randell, Avtec, Groen, T&S Brass, Chicago Metallic, Federal, Vitamix, Norlake, Proluxe, optipure, Homer Laughlin, Cooper Atkins, MFG Tray, Eagle Group, Cold Zone, Imperial, Oliver

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