Dan Bendall

Make the Most of Your Roast 
Consumers are getting to be ever more discerning in the quality expectations of their coffee. It used to be that high volume coffee was just drip brewed
Keeping a Chill in the Air 
Getting a good refrigerator that keeps product cold is not too difficult. What takes some expertise is sifting through the many features and accessories
High Speed Cooking Equipment 
It seems like everyone has started buying high speed cooking equipment. Speed is the name of the game in foodservice today. The challenge for operators
Image-Elevating Uniforms 
This column usually focuses on equipment, the back-of-house guts of a restaurant that allow for quantity food production. Most of the items discussed
It's a Wash 
The dishwasher is one of the most important and also one of the most expensive equipment items in your kitchen. However, it doesn't get nearly the attention
Options for a Kitchen Mainstay 
It may be that combi ovens are not yet a kitchen mainstay but they are starting to come close. Today their popularity has grown so much that they are
Green Friendly Equipment 
Energy savings, sustainability, green operations and LEED certified are all the buzz words of our time. We hear them over and over and with increasing
Cool Facts About Icemakers 
Icemakers have made some great technological strides in recent years. Through a variety of built-in electronics, they are now more energy efficient, easier
Display Cooking 
Display kitchens are a trend that is here to stay. There is no doubt the open kitchen wow factor can be impressive and is now a very popular feature in
Energy Efficient Equipment 
A new generation of ovens has brought speed and energy efficiency to many onsite kitchens. Without a doubt, energy costs are a hot industry topic today.
Bringing the Heat 
Riding the range is more than a pastime for the typical restaurant cook. The range is the production backbone of the kitchen and a cooks most important
Broilers and Grills 
SMOKEOUT. Above, a campus dining manager experiments with wood charcoal cooking during a NACUFS Production Managers Culinary Workshop at the CIA-Greystone.
High Speed Cooking Equipment 
A fast-cook oven is a key equipment component at The Caf, a sophisticated venue on the Stanford University campus that offers quick-serve sandwiches,
Oversize in the OC... 
Speaking of caloric fair food, the recent Orange County (CA) Fair featured a monstrosity called the Hucowamongous Burger. It includes... three half-pound
A Smarter Slice of Toast 
Whether it is toasted bread, bagels, buns, or English muffins customers have come to expect evenly browned fresh bread items. Toasters are an essential

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