The intensity of commercial kitchen operations can be overwhelming. Orders are flying in as fast as prepared meals are leaving. The staff is moving as if in a full-contact ballet, and chefs are literally playing with fire. And while this magical chaos is in full swing, the foodservice industry has to keep mindful of some very important rules regarding safety. Hot and sharp are quick to come to most people’s minds. Kitchen cleanliness and food safety, including foodborne illness, are also vital concerns.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business, especially in foodservice. The restaurant industry has seen more changes than just about any other business because of local and national health regulations. Operations underwent a shift towards takeout and delivery to recoup some of the revenue they have lost due to closures and limited seating.
Any Jays fans in the house? We have a few in ours, but whether you're a supporter of the Toronto Blue Jays or the L.A. Dodgers, you have to admit a baseball bat can cause damage on any object it strikes.
So what did we do? We took it to one of our favourite pieces of foodservice equipment.
The team at W.D. Colledge is well-versed on the benefits, strategies, and tactics of food storage. In fact, this is one of our prime areas of focus when it comes to helping out foodservice operators across Canada.
Let's start with a new way of looking at your foodservice storage spaces. Think of them as banks. Would you store your money by throwing it in the back of an unorganized closet? We didn't think so.
The corner office. The cockpit. The launchpad. The pitcher's mound. The kitchen. Whatever you like to call the area where you get your best work done, that space is important.