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Energy Efficient Kitchen Equipment

We all know restaurants consume a ton of energy. With so many appliances involved in creating a menu, it’s crucial to invest in energy efficient kitchen equipment. With inefficient equipment, you may be throwing away thousands of extra dollars for no reason. In this guide, we’ve shared a few of our favorite restaurant kitchen efficiency tips, so your operation can help conserve resources and save money.

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Experience Alto-Shaam at the 2018 NACS Show

We’re so excited to showcase our products at the 2018 NACS Show in Las Vegas from October 7 to 10. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this year’s show is expected to be the biggest yet. With more than 24,000 industry professionals coming together in the 400,000+ square foot expo, this is a key event for the convenience store and fuel retailing industry.

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How to Display Food on a Buffet

When executed properly, a buffet offers something delicious for everyone. Unfortunately, most buffets run into shortcomings that take the spotlight away from the food. Whether it’s an unsafe approach, an unattractive presentation, or a poorly planned layout, there are a lot of logistical hurdles to jump when putting a buffet together. In this guide, we’ve shared how to display food on a buffet with four common-sense tips.

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4 Trends in Overnight Cooking

When most people think of overnight slow-cooking, they picture large cuts of meat that are falling off the bone. In fact, overnight cooking can be used for a wide range of recipes, and low-temperature ovens have become a staple in the restaurant world. Below, we've shared four of the most popular overnight recipes that you can make with a Cook & Hold oven.

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Global Food Industry Trends

Our world has never been more connected, with ideas crossing physical and virtual borders at increasing speeds. The world of food is no different. In recent years, American consumers have become even more adventurous about trying new cuisines and expanding their palates. In this guide, we’ve shared some of the most popular global food industry trends in 2018, which show diners’ appetite for sustainable, customizable, and authentic dishes.

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Experience Alto-Shaam at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show

We’re thrilled to showcase our products at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago from May 19 to 22. Held at McCormick Place – the largest convention center in North America – this year’s show is expected to be the biggest ever. With more than 66,000 foodservice professionals on the show floor representing countries around the world, it’s an essential event for the restaurant industry.

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2018 National Restaurant Association Show Recap

We had an incredible time at the 99th annual National Restaurant Association Show, which was held in Chicago’s McCormick Place last month. Famous for being the largest convention center in North America, the 2018 NRA Show was the biggest yet. With more than 66,000 foodservice professionals representing over 110 countries on the show floor, it’s arguably one of the most important food events in the world.

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How to Choose the Perfect Combi Oven

In this practical guide, we’ve outlined a few key factors to keep in mind when shopping for a combination (or “combi”) oven. These jack-of-all-trade devices can serve as a convection oven, steam oven, or both using dry heat and moisture to achieve a variety of results. Combis allow you to adjust the precise humidity percentage and cooking temperature, so you can cook food at a higher temperature without burning or drying it out. Here’s what you should look for when assessing a combi oven.

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Charlie the Butcher [VIDEO]

Charlie Roesch is a long-time partner and friend of Alto-Shaam. Over the last three generations, his family built a food empire in Buffalo, New York, called Charlie the Butcher’s Kitchen. It all started with the “beef on weck” sandwich, a regional specialty that Charlie perfected using the Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold Oven.

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