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[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

What You Need to Know About "Buying Local" Foodservice Equipment

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 24, 2019
Finding great ingredients close to home doesn't have to be an up-creek swim. In fact, over the past several years, it's become easier and easier to source great foods using local farms or providers. In some cases, foods are even grown on site or in the kitchen....
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Topics: Wade Harris

How to Tell the Difference Between the Popular Vitamix Models

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 12, 2018
With a manufacturer like Vitamix that has such a great reputation across their entire line of commercial blenders, mixers, and frozen drink machines, it can be complicated to determine which unit is right for your foodservice operation....
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Topics: Wade Harris, Vitamix, Vita-Prep 3, Vitamix XL, Vita-Prep

A Quick Look at NotifEye Wireless Temperature Monitoring and Notifications

By Pro-Pacific / Nov 27, 2017
Temperature monitoring can be costly, unreliable, and inconvenient. But if it's not done, it can be the downfall of any foodservice operation....
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Topics: Wade Harris, Cooper Atkins, NotifEye, Temperature Monitoring, HACCP

An Introduction to Induction Cooking Technology

By Pro-Pacific / Oct 26, 2017
Induction cooking is a product of the electromagnetic principles discovered by English scientist, Michael Faraday, in 1831. Today, its applications have made the world of foodservice a lot more efficient and convenient....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Wade Harris, Panasonic, Induction

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

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

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

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

Benefits of a Braising Pan in K-12 School Kitchens

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 29, 2016
A braising pan can be one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in a commercial kitchen, but when that kitchen is in a K-12 school cafeteria, it can be even more beneficial. See the benefits of braising pans in a K-12 school kitchen by watching this short video from the Groen Training Academy....
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Topics: Wade Harris, Groen, Braising Pans, K-12 Schools

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