W.D. Colledge

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3 Trends in Canada’s College and University Foodservice Scene

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Jun 17, 2019 12:30:58 PM

Canadian colleges and universities have long been at the vanguard of progressive trends in educational philosophy. Yet only more recently have such trends begun to change the landscape of university foodservice programs. Gone are the days of unhealthy food options and massive amounts of food waste.

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Topics: college and university

Check Out These New Beverage-Related Products from U-Line

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Jun 6, 2019 3:45:54 PM

So far in 2019, we've seen a bunch of new and innovative products in the food and beverage industry. One of the manufacturers we took note of is U-Line and their new ideas for food, and especially, beverage-related equipment. The new products listed below are great for hotels, stadiums and arenas, restaurants, night clubs and bars, and many other applications.

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Topics: U-Line

The 21 Types of Brushes Every Commercial Kitchen Needs

Posted by W.D. Colledge on May 21, 2019 10:59:34 AM

The right brush matters. In fact, when you look at what brushes impact in commercial kitchens, they’re actually critical. Personal hygiene, cross-contamination, physical contamination, and biological contamination are all real issues in foodservice operations across Canada, and the right kit of brushes can help keep these factors positive.

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Topics: Federal

A Close Look at Food Allergies in Canada

Posted by W.D. Colledge on May 7, 2019 3:41:14 PM

According to Food Allergy Canada, nearly three million Canadians report having at least one food allergy with most being children. In fact, as many as eight percent of all children under the age of three are impacted by food allergies.

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Topics: San Jamar, food safety

Four Tips for Food Displays

Posted by W.D. Colledge on May 1, 2019 12:11:23 PM

Whether it's in a hospital or a college cafeteria, foodservice operators have become savvier to the profit potential of point-of-sale and grab-n-go service. These retail centers have seen a big resurgence in usage, as the food-to-go market continues to grow.

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Topics: Federal

Important Controls for Dry Aging Your Beef

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Apr 5, 2019 12:43:30 PM

One of the biggest trends in the center of the plate is beef. In so many ways, the steak is returning to prominence.

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Topics: RDT, Eco-Cool, refrigeration

A Quick Look at the Breakdown of Energy Consumption in Commercial Kitchens

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Apr 4, 2019 4:25:02 PM

Out of all the building types in Canada, restaurants are some of the largest consumers of energy. In fact, according to Energy Star, restaurants and other types of similar foodservice operations consume more than two and a half times the amount of energy per square foot as other commercial buildings.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency

A Look at Canada’s Eco-Friendly Straw Trend

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Mar 22, 2019 2:50:55 PM

Locations across North America are getting in on the eco-friendly straw trend.

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Topics: TableCraft, straws

What Frontline Can Do for Your Frying Oil Program (and for the Five Guys Burger Chain)

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Mar 13, 2019 5:29:48 PM

Imagine if you could know all the important information you need about one of your most profitable products. Now, imagine if you had that information in real time, in a variety of formats, and it could help maximize the profitability of that product?

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Topics: Pitco, frying, Frontline

Questions to Ask Before Buying Restaurant Patio Furniture

Posted by W.D. Colledge on Mar 8, 2019 12:42:27 PM

The winter holidays are over, so that means one thing. Summer.

In some ways we’re kidding. In some ways we’re not. No matter how you look at it, though, we only have a few short months of true summer temperatures here in Canada, and the foodservice operations that plan ahead are the ones who are best prepared to take advantage of the summertime, al fresco profit potential.

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Topics: Grosfillex