What EcoSmart means at Alto-Shaam
EcoSmart is the efficient and effective use of all
your resources. At Alto-Shaam, we feel acting both ecologically smart
and economically smart is the best way to run any business.
Think globally, act profitably
The "smart" use of natural and business resources
will improve your bottom line without sacrificing product quality,
service, or customer satisfaction. In fact, the smart use of these
resources is the key to an improved business offering.
EcoSmart utilizes resources effectively and efficiently:
- Utilities – Saving water, gas, and electricity.
- Labor – More productivity, less labor.
- Time – More efficient scheduling.
- Space – Making the most of precious kitchen space.
- Food – Providing less shrink and less food waste.
– Working with all these factors to improve your bottom
– When the tension in the kitchen gets too thick, tempers can
fly, insults can fly, even the occasional coffee cup can take flight.
Make things easier on yourself by equipping your kitchen with
Alto-Shaam equipment. It's almost as relaxing as taking a
vacation… you remember vacations, don't you?
Alto-Shaam has been green for decades
In the 1960s, energy efficiency was not a general
concern. While cars were getting 10 miles to a gallon and many homes
were being heated with coal, Alto-Shaam was thinking differently.
Use less heat,
not more. Use less energy, not more. The result was revolutionary. The
Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold used a small amount of energy and heat
to cook prime rib that was much more tender, juicy, and flavorful than
ever before. With significantly less product shrink, restaurateurs
could sell more servings with the same size roasts, and their profits
soared. It's no wonder the Cook & Hold became a commercial
Since the 1960s, Alto-Shaam has consistently
developed a broad line of products that keeps expenses down, helps you
work efficiently, and provides outstanding food quality.
We call this being economically and ecologically EcoSmart.
Going far beyond saving energy, EcoSmart is a whole
business approach that centers on efficiency. We at Alto-Shaam feel
businesses can operate more profitably and serve their customers better
when they incorporate a complete efficiency approach.
EcoSmart in action:
Development – Creating a wide variety of menu
items that can be prepared with versatile kitchen equipment.
Planning – Purchasing and maintaining food
stock while planning on less food waste.
– Effective labor scheduling throughout the day, with the aid
of productive hot- and cold-holding equipment.
Safety – Keeping food out of the temperature
"danger zone" to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria means longer and
safer storage time.
to the Customer – Above all, providing the
highest quality food to your customers in a timely manner.