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Food Lockers or Cubbies – Food Vending of the Future is Here
Katja Beck
April 6, 2021
Food Lockers or Cubbies – Food Vending of the Future is Here

You might have seen them at your local quick service pizza restaurant.  On-call vending machines that hold your pre-ordered meal and let you pick up your dinner within a certain window of time.  These food lockers, or cubbies for short, offer contact-free food ordering and pick up with ease…and without hassle or long wait times.  […]

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The Case for a Ghost Kitchen
Kip Serfozo
March 15, 2021
The Case for a Ghost Kitchen

Ghost kitchens were gaining in popularity before the pandemic.  Now they are even more important; in fact, they have leapt from trending to mainstream in the matter of months instead of years.  Many foodservice operations already have access to a ghost kitchen and just about every operator should consider aligning with one.  That is, of […]

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Foodservice for Thought – The Hybrid Workplace
Barry Skown, Khaled Halabi
February 15, 2021
Foodservice for Thought – The Hybrid Workplace

A tumultuous, and unprecedented, year has passed.  What used to be every employee’s fantasy is now gone.  The part of this country’s workforce who were able to work remotely have now seen and experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly in terms of what it is like to work from home.  The impact of […]

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Foodbots are Here!
Kip Serfozo
January 11, 2021
Foodbots are Here!

What is a foodbot?  In simple terms, it’s a robot that assists foodservice operators to deliver high-quality food and beverage and customer service to guests.  There are kitchen robots that specialize in prep and cooking, and dining room robots that specialize in service aspects.  Sometimes the robots can do both, food prep and serve! This […]

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Crabbies
Recipes
December 14, 2020
Crabbies

For the Marylander at heart…this easy appetizer can be frozen ahead and pulled out in a jiffy…it’s a crowd pleaser! Ingredients 1 jar Old English Cheese spread 1 stick butter (softened) 1 T. mayonnaise 1 T. garlic powder 1 small Can Crabmeat 1 package 6 English Muffins Directions Mix the first 5 ingredients together and […]

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Jubilee Jumbles
Recipes
December 14, 2020
Jubilee Jumbles

When you are wishing for a “taste of home,” this delicious cookie does the trick… Ingredients for Cookies 1 c.         shortening 1 c.         brown sugar ½ c.        sugar 2             eggs 1 c.         milk 1 tsp.     vanilla 2-½ c.    flour ½ tsp.    baking soda 1 tsp.     salt 1 c.         walnuts Ingredients for Glaze […]

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Candy Cane Martini
Recipes
December 14, 2020
Candy Cane Martini

Nothing says the holidays, like this tried and true recipe… Ingredients 3 oz.       gin ½ oz.      dry vermouth 1 tsp.     peppermint schnapps Candy canes for garnish Directions Pour the gin, dry vermouth and peppermint schnapps into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well (don’t stir) and strain into a pre-chilled […]

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Frikadellen (German Meat Balls) with Leeks in Cream Sauce
Recipes
December 14, 2020
Frikadellen (German Meat Balls) with Leeks in Cream Sauce

This is a typical German dish and growing up in Hamburg, I ate it often.  Frikadellen are a very popular meal and are eaten warm or cold, with sides or on their own as a snack.  The cold version is often served late at night on New Year’s Eve as a pick-me up snack while […]

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Tomato Basil Soup
Recipes
December 14, 2020
Tomato Basil Soup

Perfect on a cold, wintry night… Ingredients 6 large tomatoes (garden are best!) 3 T. EVOO 3 T. minced garlic ½ large yellow onion, chopped 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper 1 -2 tsp. red pepper flakes (less or more to taste) 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 4 oz. tomato paste 4 oz. fresh […]

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Exhaust-Ed in the Kitchen
Kevin Banas
November 19, 2020
Exhaust-Ed in the Kitchen

The exhaust hood is a humble, yet vital workhorse in the commercial kitchen. Seemingly simple on its surface, at their most basic they are a metal box overhanging your cookline, capturing vapor and heat to be exhausted to the building’s exterior. But nothing stays simple in these modern times, and a dizzying new array of […]

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