After being in the restaurant business for almost 40 years, Andert knows what he needs when it comes to kitchen equipment. Andert joined Shorty’s in April 2013 before it was open to help plan the menu and lay out the kitchen design, which included a Cook & Hold oven.
“In my 40 years in the restaurant business, I’ve used (Cook & Hold) ovens more times than I can remember, so I knew I wanted a Cook & Hold in our kitchen,” said Andert.
Andert uses the Cook & Hold for a variety of dishes, including: smoked meat, turkey, pork butt, nacho meat, vegetables, prime rib, and gourmet mac and cheese.
“Today I’m using the (Cook & Hold oven) for my gourmet mac and cheese because it will hold it at the perfect temperature; later I’ll use it to cook vegetables by setting it at 300 degrees for about an hour,” said Andert. “Everything comes out perfectly each time, which is why I use it every single day.”
The Cook & Hold oven has many features including optional, easy-to-use technology that allows users to program recipes into their oven, which helps deliver remarkably consistent results at the touch of a button. This allows the chef to prepare food accurately and consistently, which eliminates the guesswork and provides peace of mind. The ultra-compact and lightweight design does not need to be under a hood, easily fits into tight kitchens or, as in Shorty’s experience, makes room for other equipment. The oven also automatically switches from cook to hold, cutting down on labor prep and waste costs.
“There isn’t a lot that you can’t do with (the Cook & Hold) ovens because of their versatility and easy-to-use technology,” said Andert. “They also make it really hard to ruin food.”
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