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Information About Hamburgers (and How to Make them Better)

By Pro-Pacific / Oct 12, 2017
Burgers are America's most famous food. And though there are as many different origin stories as there are claims on the "best" burger, some of the statistics about hamburgers in the United States are mind blowing....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Hamburgers, Burgers, countertop cooking, griddle, Portland, Eugene

Why Water Purification Is So Important in Foodservice

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 29, 2017
  Water filtration is an often-overlooked aspect of foodservice equipment. The reality is, however, it shouldn’t be. With our new line, OptiPure, you no longer need to overlook water filtration in your commercial kitchen. Here are some reasons why water filtration is so important to foodservice....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Restaurants, Oregon, Washington, coffee, combi-ovens, steamers, ice machines, water purification, optipure

Reviewing the New Aeration Technology from Vitamix

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 15, 2017
In food and beverage, aeration is the process of adding or combining air into other ingredients to give them greater volume, make them lighter, or to evenly distribute some of the flavors. Thanks to new aeration technology from one of the industry's leading names, this process is even easier....
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Topics: Wade Harris, Vitamix, Aerating Container, Cocktails

How the Alto-Shaam Vector Oven Can Save You Time and Money

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 05, 2017
In foodservice, sometimes quality can be sacrificed for time. But what if you could get the same results, in a shorter period of time, while maintaining the integrity of your food? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? With the Vector Oven from Alto-Shaam, it doesn’t have to be....
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Topics: Convection Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Pacific Northwest, vector, menus, ovens

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

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