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Can You Have Hot Food Wells Without Water?

By Pro-Pacific / Nov 19, 2019
In short, the answer is 'yes.' Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though....
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Food Wells, Halo Heat

[Success] Efficient Equipment and Culinary Support at the Davenport Grand Hotel

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 28, 2019
  We all know foodservice can provide a very slim margin of error when it comes to profits. We also know food and labor costs can play a major role in profitability. At The Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Pro-Pacific provided equipment from Alto-Shaam and some culinary support that helped their ...
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Topics: Combitherm Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold Ovens, Wade Harris, Quickchillers, combi-ovens, blast chillers

A Quick Look At Three Different Types Of Foodservice Merchandisers

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 18, 2019
One sure way to enhance the point of sale is to merchandise your food. When customers gain clear visibility of the products you're selling, impulse purchases stand a greater chance to increase....
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Rotisseries, Merchandisers, Federal, Norlake

Why Cook and Hold Technology Can Help Solve Staffing Challenges

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 11, 2019
If you ask any chef, restaurant manager, school nutrition director, or pretty much any other type of foodservice operator what his or her biggest challenge is today, the answer that will most likely come back is labor and staffing....
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Cook and Hold Ovens

Four Ways to Reduce Food Waste in Pacific Northwest Kitchens

By Pro-Pacific / May 09, 2019
The fact that we throw out more than one-third of our food supply is staggering. When you total it up worldwide, that's almost $1 trillion of food wasted each and every year....
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Topics: Combitherm Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Pacific Northwest, Food Waste, Vitamix, Cooper Atkins, Pacojet

Introducing a Rotisserie Oven That Cleans Itself

By Pro-Pacific / Mar 13, 2019
  One of the toughest and most time consuming aspects of the cooking process is cleaning up after. Ovens, in particular, can be a drain on labor and resources when it comes to cleaning. That's why Alto-Shaam introduced a new self-cleaning version of the rotisserie oven, which will make life easier ...
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Topics: Alto-Shaam, Rotisseries

The Abbreviated Guide to Ventless Foodservice Equipment

By Pro-Pacific / Oct 19, 2018
Ventless cooking is gaining in popularity for a variety of reasons....
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Topics: Combitherm Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Champion Dishwashing, Rotisseries, Cook and Hold Ovens, Panasonic, Ventless, vector, combi-ovens, steamers

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

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

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, Alto-Shaam, Champion Dishwashing, Unified Brands, Randell, Avtec, Groen, T&S Brass, Chicago Metallic, Federal, Vitamix, Norlake, Proluxe, optipure, Homer Laughlin, Cooper Atkins, Eagle Group, Cold Zone, Imperial, Oliver

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