Restaurant Daily News • May 21, 2022

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ReadyCarved Global Proteins from Grecian Delight Kronos

Quality Products from Sigma Foodservice

PLEXOR from TurboChef Technologies

BOOTH #4176

BOOTHS #3192 & #4200

BOOTH #812

Sigma Foodservice is a part of a global food company dedicated to bringing local, favorite foods to communities everywhere. In 18 countries worldwide, Sigma offers quality food at a range of price points and across diverse categories. It exists to be

An interview with Pete Ashcraft, Senior VP Global Chain Development.

An interview with Mike Paribello, Vice President of Marketing, Grecian Delight Kronos. RDN: What is Grecian Delight Kronos presenting at the 2022 NRA Show?

RDN: What is the PLEXOR? PA: The PLEXOR is a single

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Custom Packaging from Accurate Box

Seviroli Foods: Chef-Inspired, Artisan-Filled Pastas and Sauces

Cold Brew Coffee Prepared Fresh and Fast

BOOTH #1640

BOOTH #455

BOOTH #5524

An interview with Mark Schlossman, EVP Sales and Marketing, Accurate Box Company.

RDN: Seviroli Foods is a family owned and operated company. Tell our readers how the

Cold brew coffee has become wildly popular with consumers of all ages and is quickly becoming a mainstay in the coffee category. With reduced acidity and distinct bold flavor, consumers are enjoying cold brew during all day parts,

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An interview with Joseph Seviroli, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Seviroli Foods.

RDN: Tell our readers about your company

Smart Buffet Ware Introduces Battery-Powered Induction

There’s Only One Sterno

The Kitchen Timer Just Got Smarter BOOTH #3885

BOOTH #7821

For more than a century, the iconic Sterno® brand has been the trusted heat source at special events, catered affairs and landmark celebrations, fueling good times with great food. Today’s top foodservice professionals who demand

RENAU’s Smart Kitchen Timer, or SKT, is the future of commercial kitchen timers. With a 6.8” touchscreen display and either cook or hold configuration, each RENAU SKT

David Moreland of Smart Buffet Ware says that for more than 20 years, companies have been trying to develop an induction system that could efficiently run on a battery. A couple of manufacturers have come out with similar systems, but with marginal success

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BOOTH #7012



Daily RESTAURANTNews

CHICAGO MAY 21, 2022

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Oser Communications Group

ReadyCarved Global Proteins from Grecian Delight Kronos

Quality Products from Sigma Foodservice

PLEXOR from TurboChef Technologies

BOOTH #4176

BOOTHS #3192 & #4200

BOOTH #812

Sigma Foodservice is a part of a global food company dedicated to bringing local, favorite foods to communities everywhere. In 18 countries worldwide, Sigma offers quality food at a range of price points and across diverse categories. It exists to be

An interview with Pete Ashcraft, Senior VP Global Chain Development.

An interview with Mike Paribello, Vice President of Marketing, Grecian Delight Kronos. RDN: What is Grecian Delight Kronos presenting at the 2022 NRA Show?

RDN: What is the PLEXOR? PA: The PLEXOR is a single

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Custom Packaging from Accurate Box

Seviroli Foods: Chef-Inspired, Artisan-Filled Pastas and Sauces

Cold Brew Coffee Prepared Fresh and Fast

BOOTH #1640

BOOTH #455

BOOTH #5524

An interview with Mark Schlossman, EVP Sales and Marketing, Accurate Box Company.

RDN: Seviroli Foods is a family owned and operated company. Tell our readers how the

Cold brew coffee has become wildly popular with consumers of all ages and is quickly becoming a mainstay in the coffee category. With reduced acidity and distinct bold flavor, consumers are enjoying cold brew during all day parts,

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An interview with Joseph Seviroli, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Seviroli Foods.

RDN: Tell our readers about your company

Smart Buffet Ware Introduces Battery-Powered Induction

There’s Only One Sterno

The Kitchen Timer Just Got Smarter BOOTH #3885

BOOTH #7821

For more than a century, the iconic Sterno® brand has been the trusted heat source at special events, catered affairs and landmark celebrations, fueling good times with great food. Today’s top foodservice professionals who demand

RENAU’s Smart Kitchen Timer, or SKT, is the future of commercial kitchen timers. With a 6.8” touchscreen display and either cook or hold configuration, each RENAU SKT

David Moreland of Smart Buffet Ware says that for more than 20 years, companies have been trying to develop an induction system that could efficiently run on a battery. A couple of manufacturers have come out with similar systems, but with marginal success

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Amoroso’s: Philly Bred for Sandwich Greatness Nothing says more about the quality of your restaurant, grocery store, supermarket, sports/entertainment venue or foodservice operation than the quality of the bread you sell and serve. That’s why Amoroso’s Baking Company is sure to enhance your company’s reputation and help attract new customers. For over 120 years, beginning in 1904 in Philadelphia, Amoroso’s Baking Company and its authentic Italian hearth-baked bread and rolls have been the stuff legendary Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast beef and roast pork sand-

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wiches made their reputations on. Over the past 40 years, that reputation has spread across the country and around the world. Amoroso’s now offers its extended shelf-life items that have been inspired by Amoroso’s sandwich rolls in Philadelphia for commissaries and grab ’n’ go applications. Amoroso’s is “Why Philly sandwiches are world-famous.”® With the resources and capacity to service both individual food retailers and large supermarket chains – even design custom products tailored to specific com-

Kimberly Oser Publisher Anthony Socci Vice President of Sales

pany needs – Amoroso’s is the local Philly bakery that’s become an international resource. Now the rolls that made Philly sandwiches world-famous are available worldwide. For more information, visit booth #1457, call 215.863.8815, email sales@amorosobaking.com or go to www.amorosobaking.com.

Know Your Waterproof Ratings

The Teasdale Latin Food Experience

As a leading provider of professional quality kitchen measurement tools, CDN is often asked about splashproof and waterproof ratings. A high waterproof rating is important for cleanability and hygiene – plus convenience and ease of use.

By Vada Liggins, Marketing Coordinator

What is an IP Code? The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published a standard for rating the ability of equipment

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to protect electronic components from intrusion by dust, accidental contact or water. They have established the International Protection Marking code, or IP Code.

Teasdale Latin Foods provides high-quality and nutritious on-trend Latin foods that deliver the best fiesta worthy flavors. Throughout Teasdale, we pride ourselves

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Corby Hall Tableware

Think Outside the Vent: Ventless Equipment Promotes Sustainability, Energy Savings Restaurants large and small are planning their future operations around sustainability and energy efficiency. The Middleby ventless cooking equipment portfolio, available worldwide, provides a growing and established resource for foodservice operators striving to meet sustainability goals. Reducing the greenhouse gas impact and decreasing energy usage during the cooking process can be achieved by using Middleby brand electric ventless cooking equipment. Cooking and warming needs are not changing, so today’s operators are focusing on efficiency while there is a continued global demand for foodservice equipment. Ventless solutions with advanced cooking technologies are quickly gaining operator acceptance. More than 300,000 pieces of Middleby ventless equipment, including griddles, fryers and ovens, have been installed around the world. The Middleby ventless portfolio is a proven option for operators focused on achieving their sustainability goals without compromising their menu options or end product being served to customers. These products include the eVent griddle by Evo, Perfect Fry countertop fryer, Blodgett Oven with Houdini, CookTek induction, Carter-Hoffmann warming and the Nieco broiler with Evo VentCore. Middleby has the largest portfolio of ventless equipment in the industry. Current Regulations Require Externally Vented Hood Systems Restaurant operators are severely restricted when reviewing options for external venting in a commercial kitchen. Indoor restaurant operations have been designed with externally vented hoods and ductwork, especially if gas-burning units are in use. Once an establishment starts its cooking equipment, the blowers in the hood system

immediately begin extracting the airconditioned cool air (or heated air in the winter) through the externally vented hood system. The entire time the kitchen is open, air is continuously pulled into the hood and exhausted through the ductwork and out of the building. Another factor is that currently many restaurants and ghost kitchens are built in non-traditional locations that make it challenging to accommodate hood requirements. This is where a ventless kitchen is beneficial, as plans for external ventilation are not needed, keeping the premises intact. Sustainability Action Plans and Next Steps The installation of ventless cooking solutions will help reduce energy use and in turn decrease utility costs associated with Type I and Type II hoods. Continuously exhausting restaurant air, typically through the roof, can be reduced dramatically by using ventless equipment. This solution appeals to both the restaurant operator and their customers. According to a recent FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International) published report, the Tastewise 2020 database reports 23% of consumers now prioritize sustainability at restaurants. This report highlighted the need for operators to seek sustainable food sources and increase efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Middleby offers an innovative electric equipment portfolio, including several units with patent protection, that can eliminate the need for Type I and Type II externally vented hoods. This is a strong combination that allows operators to prepare an extensive menu while ventless cooking affords them dramatically reduced energy costs. For more information, visit booth #4200 or go to www.middleby.com.

Choose Corby Hall for the highest quality foodservice dinnerware, flatware and hollowware. Corby Hall, one of the few remaining family-owned foodservice tabletop companies in the United States, has provided high-quality and cost-effective flatware, dinnerware and hollowware for more than 40 years. All Corby Hall tableware is manufactured in Europe for consistent quality, a quicker lead time and competitive pricing. Corby Hall specializes in long-lasting, bright white porcelain dinnerware, and 18/10 stainless steel flatware and hollowware. In fact, the 50-plus flatware patterns range from modern to traditional, with a variety of finishes including mirror, satin and silverplate; each pattern has a minimum of 13 pieces. Customer service is everything to Corby Hall, which is why the company invests in inventory to ensure that not

only your first order, but also reorders, are ready to ship right away. Once you’ve joined the Corby Hall family, they are committed to treating you like family, and will be available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet your needs. That is why you will find them in the best restaurants, resorts and casinos in the world. For more information, visit booth #6228.

XLERATOR Hand Dryers Offer GameWinning Statistics at Buffalo Wild Wings Franchises No matter the sport, diehard fans can be more than a little obsessed with statistics. It’s something that Connecticutbased Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owner Sarah Morin relates to.

“I like our [statistics],” she said. “Fifty high-definition plasmas and big screens, 30 ice cold beers on draft, 20 signature sauces and dry rubs for our award-winning wings and hand dryers that work in under 10 seconds.” Morin, who opened her first of three Buffalo Wild Wings franchises in 2007, stresses the ways in which high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryers contribute to the franchise’s focus on advanced technology. “We spend a lot of money on technology,” Morin says. “Best-in-class XLERATOR hand dryers are consistent with our brand in that they help us provide

the ultimate guest experience. When you walk into the dining area or our restrooms, we want you to say, ‘Wow!’ The speed and efficiency of the XLERATOR definitely adds to that ‘wow’ factor.” Excel Dryer doesn’t shy away from statistics either. The XLERATOR Hand Dryer is the only hand dryer in the industry with a dry time of eight seconds – tested to industry guidelines from the Global Hand Dryer PCR published by UL Environment. Here’s another: a peer-reviewed (ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment confirmed that the XLERATOR reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50 to 75% over traditional hand dryers and 100% recycled paper towels. It’s also the first hand dryer to be BuildingGreen Approved® and helps facilities qualify for Green Globes and the most LEED® v4 Credits of any hand dryer in the industry. Touch-free, automatic sensor activation and an optional HEPA Filtration System create a more hygienic restroom environment, which is particularly important for restaurant settings that require superior hygienic standards. Explore how the full product line offers the ultimate energy-efficient and hygienic hand drying solution, ensuring your customers will come back for more. For more information, visit booth #1619 or go to www.exceldryer.com.










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iSi North America Introduces the Eco Series System We’ve all heard about climate change and the effects it has on the Earth. The one thing we know today is that the outcome depends on innovation, conservation and good stewardship of resources. As a leader in fresh whipped cream solutions, iSi has taken on the challenge to reduce climate footprint with investments in its factories, purposeful product development and care for the world around us. iSi is delighted to introduce its new revolutionary Eco Series Whipper and Charger System. Now, restaurants can serve delicious, fresh whipped cream and cold foams with a substantially lower climate impact while enjoying significant cost savings. It’s win/win for business and the environment. “We have been researching and investing for years to offer our customers a climate-friendly, sustainable solution to whip up cream. With our climate-neutral Eco Series Professional Charger, we are taking a big step to providing this solution,” states Jeanette Brick, President of iSi North America. “Our certified climate neutral factory is now producing the Eco Series Pro Chargers with the added benefit of a compensation project which neutralizes the use and transportation of each charger, delivering a 100% climate neutral charger to the world.” “The Eco Series group of products has been in development for over two

A Tamari and Asian Cooking Sauce Brand You Can Trust San-J creates premium Japanese soy sauces using a time-honored brewing method. This traditional method, which involves brewing and aging the ingredients for up to six months, guarantees a rich, complex flavor once it’s complete. Unlike typical soy sauce, San-J makes it with 100% soybeans and no wheat. The absence of wheat means the flavor won’t flash off while cooking. Whether used for stir-frying or marinating, San-J sauces will enhance flavors and deliver a bold finish in every dish. San-J Tamari soy sauce and Asian cooking sauces serve as simple flavor enhancers for any type of dish. Whether you are serving up breakfast, lunch or dinner, San-J has something for everyone. San-J can also create custom sauces to meet your specific needs. When it comes to San-J Asian cooking sauces, versatility is the name of the game. You’ll find they expand well beyond the realm of their traditional use for inventive fusion dishes.

Thai Peanut sauce not only makes delicious satay, but can be drizzled over simple ingredients for a quick and easy appetizer. Szechuan sauce kicks up the heat for anything from eggs to burgers to tacos. Mongolian sauce is originally known for the popular Mongolian beef, however, it is delicious on seafood, pork and chicken as well. Consider this full line of sauces your shortcut in the kitchen for creating original dishes that will transform any guest into a regular! As part of San-J’s food service program, the company offers an entire collection of sauces that are free from artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, additives and high fructose corn syrup. SanJ Tamari soy sauces and Asian cooking

years, and it is the first of its kind in the category,” states Brick. The Eco Series Green Whip has been designed to reduce climate footprint while reducing costs per dollop. “Not only is our system positively addressing climate change, but it saves the operator money on every dollop!” The iSi Eco Series Whipper and Charger system operates exactly like existing iSi whippers and chargers. However, the new system produces more portions with the same ingredients and has enough power to whip up plant-based whipped toppings. Like all iSi whipping siphons, the new Eco Series Green Whip is NSF, can be hand or machine washed, and has the flexibility to change flavors, making it the perfect whipper for conducting Limited Time Offers (LTOs). “We’ve done extensive research on the benefits of the new Eco Series Whipper and Charger system. In addition to all the climate benefits, we can accurately show our customers how they can save money and the environment by switching to our new system and eliminating aerosol whipped cream can use,” comments Brick. The iSi Eco Series Whipper and Charger system consists of the new iSi Green Whip (1 pint capacity) and the 8.4g Eco Series Pro Charger (10, 24 and 50 pack). For decades, chefs, baristas, and mixologists have relied on the quality and consistency of iSi as one of the most important kitchen tools for creativity and clean dispensing. For more information, visit booth #6651, go to www.isiecoseries.com or www .isifoodservice.com.

sauces come in either a 64-ounce or 5-gallon size container. All Tamari varieties are also available in 20-ounce bottles. Organic Tamari is also available in 1/4-ounce individual portion packs, which are perfect for takeout and delivery services. Because all of San-J’s options are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified gluten-free and kosher, you can feel confident that you’ll be able to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences and needs, no matter which sauce you choose to purchase in bulk. San-J also offers some organic Tamari varieties and certified FODMAP Friendly products. In recent news, San-J recently added Organic Tamari Lite 50% Less Sodium Soy Sauce to the lineup, which is available in 64-ounce and 5-gallon sizes. Organic Shoyu Soy Sauce is now available in 5-gallon. On top of that, San-J has improved its 5-gallon containers for easier opening based on feed-

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VITO: The Oil Filter for Any Deep Fryer Today, frying is a typical method of food preparation and is not only found in your local tavern or fast-food joint, but bakeries, food productions, food trucks and even at the small food stand around the corner without even a full kitchen. As a manufacturer focusing entirely on the best possible filtration, VITO Fryfilter set its goal to offer the best solution to any business working with fryers. The small footprint of VITO 30 gives operators with ventless fryers and woks the chance to filter their oil. The VITO 50 is the perfect match for countertop deep fryers and electric free-standing fryers. The latest product innovation, VITO VL, is the perfect fit for all freestanding fryers, pressure fryers and cooking centers. All VITO oil filter systems have extremely fine microfiltration focusing on dissolved particles doing the most damage to the oil. This microfiltration has proven to achieve an oil cost reduction up to 50% and has a huge positive impact on the quality and taste of the prepared food. Oil savings and quality enhancement are reasons for the growing customer base of VITO and the portable systems are the only filtration system that filters the oil directly in the fryer. The filtration with VITO is so easy and effortless, your employees will love to maintain the frying oil. For more information, visit booth #5412, go to www.vitofryfilter.com, call 847.859.0398 or email info@vitofryfilter.com. back from its customers. San-J recently hired another food service director as it is expanding its reach into more restaurants. For more information, visit booth #3448, go to www.san-j.com/food-service or email sales@san-j.com.




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Oxidis (O3) Sanitation Faucet System Oxidis® Patented Aqueous (O3) ensures a safe and effective antimicrobial use. Attractive and ergonomic design fits in any restaurant, grocery or agricultural facility. Effective sanitizer for poultry, shellfish, fruits and vegetables, and will extend their shelf life without leaving residue. FDA (GRAS). Aqueous (O3) can be used as a general surface sanitizer and for direct contact on food. Aqueous (O3) kills all common food pathogens like E-coli, Listeria, Shigella,

Salmonella, Norovirus, Legionella and many more. Aqueous (O3) kills bacteria and viruses within seconds. Aqueous (O3) is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Leaves no residue of any kind! Change plain tap water into aqueous (O3) that is effective against almost all gram positive and gram negative pathogens, enveloped and non-enveloped viruses, mold and mildew. Patented fully automatic switch sensor on select models ensures effective and safe aqueous ozone concentration and auto-cutoff protection. Aqueous (O3) concentration produced is from .8 to 1.4 ppm is a proven anti-microbial and is environ-

mentally safe. (O3) gas overspill is well below EPA safety standards. Faucet produces an abundant volume of (O3) water (1.2 gallons per minute) for practical use in a commercial food or grocery setting. Installation is simple and requires no retro-fitting of existing plumbing. Requires standard 120 volt electric outlet. Eliminates the need for other surface sanitizing agents generating thousands of dollars in cost savings every year. EPA registered. NSF registered. System is guaranteed for one year. Available in a variety of designs. For more information, visit booth #9929.

How European Freezer-to-Oven Pastries Are Driving Sales An interview with Raoul Dexters, General Manager, Vandemoortele USA. A leading, family-owned European food group, Vandemoortele strives to create delicious and sustainably sourced products. The company recently entered the U.S. market with its Banquet d’Or® brand’s innovative Bake’Up® line of ready-to-prepare chocolate rolls, croissants and other freezer-to-oven pastries.

our products are made with the passion and technique of artisan bakers. These pastries are crafted with the finest ingredients to ensure customers will taste authenticity in every bite. We also recently launched our Clean Label, which is given to our products that contain no preservatives, no artificial colorants, no high fructose corn syrup and

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RDN: What are some of the most important benefits the Bake’Up line delivers? RD: We know efficiency and consistency are equally as important as quality and taste, which is why our exclusive Bake’Up technology offers these timeand labor-saving benefits: 6 times faster prep time, no proofing, no defrosting, no glazing compared to raw pastry; up to 60% smaller size than pre-proofed products, which can save up to 60% in storage and logistic costs compared to pre-proofed pastry. All products in our Bake’Up line go straight from the freezer to the oven and can be baked in a hot air oven, rack oven or a pressure cooker – no specific equipment required. RDN: What makes Bake’Up products stand out from other products in the category? RD: Banquet d’Or by Vandemoortele is new to the United States, but the company has a long history of creating great bakery products. From the beginning, Vandemoortele has prioritized innovation, with the goal of making the best, most authentic products. That’s why our patented Bake’Up technology was created. Bake’Up preserves traditional elements of French pastry, which means

no chemically modified starch. That’s a key attribute because now, more than ever, people are searching for foods with ingredients they can trust. Our Clean Label designation, which all products in the Bake’Up line have, represents our commitment to better, highquality ingredients – and because it satisfies customers’ cravings for sustainably sourced foods, it can help drive sales. RDN: Is the bakery category a growing segment? RD: Our bakery segment is growing exponentially due to market demand, which shows how important this category is to consumers. Specifically, they’re looking for mini snacks and hand-held pastries and donuts as inhome snacking has increased tremendously with people’s new at-home habits. All-day breakfast has become another trend that has increased the demand for convenient bakery products. For more information, visit booth #874 or go to www.banquetdor.us.

Marra Forni Mobile Brick Oven Trailer System enables you to easily transform your business into a mobile operation while offering high volume and quality cooking. The Marra Forni Pizza Oven Trailer is perfect for positioning outside of an existing restaurant, transporting between various locations and featuring at multiple venues and pop-up events. Marra Forni Brick Oven Trailers are ideal for those looking to expand their operation and increase revenue by giving businesses the opportunity to comfortably go where their customers are. The brick oven trailer is the perfect option for those wanting to serve authentic, artisan pizza at weddings, banquets, graduation parties and more. The Marra Forni Mobile Oven Trailer’s versatility is one of the greatest value-added features, and they are perfect for in-town mobile live-fire catering. What makes the small utility trailers unique is that they can be towed with any car and can be taken anywhere. Some spaces, including certain back yards, for example, are off-limits to larger trailers, but this one can be brought in by hand. They make it easy to service customers who don’t have a large entry gate or huge yard. The mobile brick ovens can be hauled with a regular car and maneuvered comfortably by hand. Extremely easy to run, the all-metal trailer is available with gas or wood options. In these models, only the deck is made with the signature Marra Stone bricks, which helps to keep the ovens lightweight and

effective. In addition, they allow for wood storage and possible cooler storage. The rear lighting affords optimal flexibility for maneuvering from day to night. Chefs and aspiring pizzaioli can craft artisan pizzas, sizzling proteins and fire-roasted vegetables in seconds thanks to this model. Despite their compact and convenient size, these Mobile Brick Oven Trailer Systems afford the same cooking performance and versatility as all of Marra Forni’s ovens do. Since the temperature can also heat up to 900F, you can make authentic Neapolitan pizza. You can also cook the ingredients of your choice slower and at lower temperatures, which increases menu options. The brick deck enables you to use cast iron pans, which are perfect for searing proteins and even desserts and bread. Temperature controls on the gas version are as easy as they are on a range. All that you need to do is turn on the ignition, open the gas and then turn up the fire. Customization colors on the trailer include grey, black and red. Marra Forni Mobile Trailer System also has a stainless-steel retractable table that slides from inside the trailer. This convenient feature enables you to save space and can be taken out and used wherever you are working. For more information, visit booth #5218, go to www.marraforni.com, call 888.239.0575 or email inquiries@ marraforni.com.






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VacMaster Makes Food Packaging & Prep Simple for Any Kitchen Kansas City-based VacMaster®, a division of ARY Inc., has been delivering commercial quality chamber vacuum sealers and bag sealers to the restaurant industry for over 35 years. From cook-chill prep and serve process to bulk storage to packaging for distribution, their products can deliver consistency on any size budget. For the 2022 NRA Show, VacMaster will be presenting a selection of their newest vacuum chamber sealers. Since the last event in 2019, they have introduced six new chamber machines, including three double chamber models ideal for test kitchens, commissaries and packaging for retail. VacMaster chamber vacuum sealers deliver superior performance to consistently vacuum package a wide range of foods, liquids, marinades and more. These versatile machines not

only provide a perfect solution for sealing in freshness, but are also a great tool for marinating, sous vide cooking and storing food products. VacMaster has helped many restaurants streamline their prep to serve process with the development of the BS116 bag sealer. This easy-to-use workhorse proves to be a valuable tool in the cook-chill process, delivering consistent quality and reduction in labor costs and prep time. And what would vacuum packaging be without a quality, food-safe bag? VacMaster vacuum sealer bags and rolls are made with high-quality materials that are BPA free and FDA approved for food storage. Their patented mesh technology guarantees superior sealing performance to keep food and game fresh up to five times longer than traditional storage methods.

Captain Ken’s Foods Celebrates More Than 55 Years By Mike Traxler, Co-Owner, Captain Ken’s Foods, Inc. Great foods often originate in unlikely places. In fact, Capt. Ken Freiberg developed his famous Firehouse Oven-Baked Beans while on duty at Firehouse No. 14 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over 55 years later, this signature recipe (plus many others) is made with the same attention to detail and commitment to quality. The story of Captain Ken’s Foods began in the summer of 1943, when Ken Freiberg joined the St. Paul fire department. In 1953, he was promoted to captain. As was custom at most fire stations, each fireman took turns cooking meals for his fellow firefighters. Captain Ken’s specialty was making oven-baked beans with bacon. Word spread and people from the neighborhood would stop by the fire station hoping to sample some of Captain Ken’s home cooked ovenbaked beans. As Ken’s bean recipe grew in popularity, his fellow firefighters urged him to start a business, but Ken wasn’t ready

Filtrox’s SuperSorb Filtrox’s SuperSorb® CarbonPads have been proven to perform in top foodservice operations, consistently out-performing other types of frying oil filtration media. SuperSorb Carbon flat pads, envelopes and pleated filters extend the useful life of frying oil by trapping damaging particles 500 times smaller

Chef Uniforms from Uncommon Threads All storage bags and storage rolls can be frozen, boiled, microwaved and used for sous vide. Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, VacMaster bags have what you need for your kitchen. Stop by booth #1068 to learn more about what VacMaster has to offer. You will see a selection of equipment as well as learn about ARY cutlery designed for food service. For more information, visit booth #1068 or go to www.vacmasterfresh.com. Chow Mein. All products are made using premium ingredients and are precooked, then flash frozen to lock in freshness and nutritional value. Captain Ken’s Foods is family owned and operated. Products are manufactured at the company’s St. Paul facility, which is a USDA- and FDAinspected and certified plant. Package types range from institutional size, onegallon pouches to singleserve containers. Products are distributed by national and regional broadline distributors. End-user operators include restaurants, cafeterias, resorts, casinos, caterers, convenience stores, delis, healthcare facilities, schools and more. All Captain Ken’s products offer quality, consistency and value. Employees take great pride in making great tasting food products and continuing the commitment to quality that founder Capt. Ken Freiberg started more than 55 years ago.

to give up life as a firefighter. In 1963, though, he used his two-week vacation to sell his oven-baked beans from a food stand at the Minnesota State Fair. The beans were a big hit! A few years later in 1967, at age 55, Ken retired early from the fire department to start Captain Ken’s Foods. It didn’t take long for Captain Ken’s reputation for making quality food products to grow. Today, Captain Ken’s processes and markets a diverse range of premium food products for the foodservice and retail markets. The company features a broad line of award-winning chilis, made-from-scratch oven-baked beans (not canned!), specialty taco meats, varied flavored macaroni and cheese recipes and more. Other customer favorites include Sloppy Joe Meat Sauce, Tater Tot Casserole, Chicken Pot Pie Filling, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, Spanish Rice and Home-Style Chicken

For more information, visit booth #8262, go to www.captainkens.com, call 800.510.3811 or contact Mike Traxler at mtraxler@captainkens.com.

than a grain of sand. Among the benefits are less oil usage, fewer oil change outs, cleaner oil, greater savings and more consistent food quality. Food products cooked in clean oil cook faster, absorb less oil and have a crisper texture. Simply drop a SuperSorb CarbonPad into your fryer filter pan today and start enjoying the benefits of cleaner oil.

For more information, visit booth #10032 or go to www.filtrox.com.

Are you tired of waiting on your chef uniform supplier to ship your order? Are they even answering the phone? Uncommon Threads offers quality chef apparel and aprons ready to ship today! Uncommon believes that your chef uniform should be durable, fashionable and professional, and you shouldn’t have to wait weeks to get your order. With nearly a million products in stock at all times and a 24-hour shipping guarantee, Uncommon delivers your order when you need it, and that’s a promise. You have more important things to worry about than when your staff’s uniforms and aprons will arrive. Uncommon has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, so you can count on it to deliver quality, durable apparel with great customer service – and, yes, your order can ship today. Find Your Look Imagine wearing a chef uniform that reflects your style. At Uncommon Threads, you’re sure to find a coat that expresses your personality, whether it’s bright orange with a dedicated cell phone pocket (the Venture) or a slight twist on the classic white coat (the Murano). With different colors, styles and fabrics to choose from, the chef coats at Uncommon are as varied as the clients they serve. Make sure you also check out Uncommon’s coat with moisturewicking Pro Vent mesh, which keeps you cool and comfortable when the kitchen gets hot. Unlike most other manufacturers, Uncommon’s Pro Vent mesh coats include color matching, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. The mesh comes in the same vibrant colors as the fabrics. More Than Coats Uncommon Threads also offers aprons, shirts, chef pants and hats for your entire staff, so they look and feel their best. All these products are made to last. You perform your best when you’re not worried about stains, spills or fraying fabric. Let Uncommon Threads handle all your chef apparel needs, so you can focus on what you do best: serving up unforgettable food and experiences for your guests. For more information, go to booth #1668 or go to www.uncommonthreadschef apparel.com or @utchefapparel.




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RAK Porcelain USA Offers New Dining Solutions By John Marino, President & CEO, RAK Porcelain USA

Honey, metallic finishes of Rust and Caldera and a grainy textured Dual. Spot defines timeless elegance, a hand-painted artisan series featuring abstract and unique patterns that lend visual perfection on to plated meals. The grit and grace of natural stone is presented in shades of Emerald, Sapphire, Peridot, Garnet and Jade. Youngstown, our latest series in the commodity dinnerware segment, will also take center stage this season. We are solidifying our proposition of being a one-stop shop that delivers dinnerware, flatware and glassware to cater to a wide variety of dining solutions. Our landmark partnerships with glassware stalwarts Stolzle and flatware experts Sola Netherlands have bolstered our portfolio and resulted in a competitive synergy, which immensely benefits our customers and partners. Further, visitors have much to be excited about as we globally launch our

RAK Porcelain USA is all set to unveil a bouquet of dining solutions at the NRA Show. Exhibiting at one of the most popular tabletop fairs of the U.S. region, post pandemic, we are all set to take our game a notch higher for enthusiasts, admirers and solution seekers of the HORECA dining segment. This season, we officially unveil our groundbreaking collection – RAK Stone. It is an amalgamation of the best of both worlds as it flaunts the look and finish of stoneware and yet is fully vitreous and edge chip resistant like porcelain. A first in the market, which is distinctive and ideally suited for the HORECA industry’s precise requirements, RAK Stone collection comprises two newly developed ranges, Ease and Spot, which offers diners and chefs exceptional durability and aesthetics. Ease reflects unrivaled luxury. The interplay of speckled colors and the durability of stoneware results in distinct porcelain pieces that adorn dining tables with novelty. Available in dazzling shades of Cobalt Blue, Clay and

Sustainable Packaging Supports Hydration The global market for bottled water is projected to reach $307.6 billion (U.S.) by 2025. People, on average, are drinking more water and now more than ever, people are intrigued by two growing offers: enhanced water that safely supports their hydration goals and sustainable packaging that’s better for the future of the planet. Enter PATH, offering the best of both worlds. Increasingly, people are becoming aware of the ecological damage single-use plastic poses and are looking for alternatives to ease their negative impact on the planet. The popularity of bottled water and the undeniable harm of plastic waste on oceans has forced us to look at the footprint of many of these wasteful prod-

ucts we consume daily. Addressing how we drink water is one way people can begin to take control of single-use plastic waste. Of all the environmental issues we face today, plastic waste, in particular, is an issue people feel capable and empowered to solve. In order for a product to reach a point where it’s making a positive impact on the actual environmental issues it’s attempting to solve, it must be accessible so that more people can adopt it. Accessibility means everyone has their chosen form of hydration (often water) close at hand, in a refillable bottle. Walk into your local convenience store or market to pick up some water,

Howard Products Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish Howard’s gentle yet effective Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish leaves no oily residue or harsh chemical smell. This rich and creamy formulation instantly cleans and polishes in one step. It is specially formulated to require less wiping and leave nothing behind but a beautiful, streak-free shine. Perfect for use on modern

kitchen appliances, toasters, trashcans, backsplashes, grills, countertops, faucets, fixtures and more. This ready-to-use formula is manufactured in the USA with strict quality controls from a brand you can trust. It removes dirt, haze, smudges, static, smears, watermarks, oil, dust, streaks, grime, residue and fingerprints from cook-

iconic Le Ballet Bone China dinnerware collections, Bravura and Fedra, amidst industry fanfare. Light as a feather, yet sturdy as a bull – the Vegan ranges possess unmatched strength, luminosity and ethereal beauty. With this, RAK Porcelain earns yet another distinction of being the industry’s only dinnerware manufacturer to offer fine porcelain; bright white high alumina porcelain; colored, formulated stoneware and bone china variants produced through a single factory. Additionally, we are also exhibiting several new collections in custom decor, cutlery and glassware. We look forward to an exciting event at the NRA and eagerly await to meet and greet our longstanding fraternity partners to showcase an array of lifestyle products, exclusively developed to serve the evolving demands of the HORECA industry. Join us at our booth, as we ensure to make it worth your time and Make Sure It’s RAK. For more information, visit booth #7218, go to www.rakporcelain.com/ us-en, call 866.552.6980 or email info@rakporcelainusa.com. and what will you see? A sea of singleuse plastic. PATH has come to fill a needed gap in our throwaway society. “We are pushing for reuse with a bottle that can quickly and economically be turned right back into another PATH bottle if and when it’s time to be recycled. With a little math, even the

most economically stressed will notice that PATH’s sturdy, refillable bottle can be more affordable than even the cheapest of those less than healthy plastic water bottles,” said Ali Orabi, cofounder of PATHWATER. For more information, visit booth #1871. tops, ovens, ranges, countertops, dishwashers, trash cans, commercial/residential, refrigerators, grills, hoods, faucets, microwaves and indoor/outdoor surfaces. MSRP is $7.99 to $9.99; packaged six to a case. For more information, call 800.266.9545 or go to www.howardproducts.com.





















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Market Share Business Intelligence Software PriceAdvantage™, a division of Skyline Products, is demonstrating how its Market Share Business Intelligence software can help QSRs and other retail convenience locations make strategic business decisions based on solid analytics. Market Share is a cloud-based solution that provides critical information without the need for IT resources. Marketing and real estate departments can gain valuable insight into consumer behavior by analyzing foot traffic to their sites, compared to foot traffic to their competitors’ sites. “Our customers’ business decisions are becoming more data driven every year and they have expressed a desire for reliable and accurate market share data,” shared Chip Stadjuhar, CEO of Skyline Products, parent company of PriceAdvantage. “This Market Share Business Intelligence offering helps retailers quickly discover how market variables, including store promotions, pricing and seasonal trends, impact customer behavior. They can compare site visits to those of coffee shops, quick-serve restaurants and any other place of business they would consider a competitor or a point of interest.”

The Market Share Business Intelligence pre-configured data can be drilled down in selected markets from the county level all the way down to a specific address. Location visit traffic can be sorted and analyzed to assess competitive intelligence, current site performance and future site selection. Historical year-overyear, month-over-month, and week-overweek dashboards track trends and seasonality against the competition. Learn traffic behaviors as they relate to peak travel times, promotions and pricing strategies. Identify the best areas for new growth based on under-served areas and avoid areas that are oversaturated. Historical data can predict potential foot traffic for any new sites. Located in the Lakeside Center in booth #8337, the PriceAdvantage team from Skyline Products can demonstrate the power of its Market Share Business Intelligence software analytics. Can’t make it to the booth? Visit www.price advantage.com to request a demo. Make better-informed decisions for business based on reliable data. About PriceAdvantage PriceAdvantage creates Software to

New Cleaning Standards from Creative Products International By Dave Maurer, Founder Creative Products International, Inc. (CPI) has been the world leader in microfiber innovation for more than 20 years, holding many patents on manufacturing and applications of 4D Clean Systems™ relating to intelligent i-fiber®. At CPI, we believe quality products will always cost the end-user less by lasting longer, being safer and making the work seem effortless through innovative design. Join the leaders in infection prevention cleaning by trying our many revolutionary products in your facility. We pride ourselves on training and showcase this at the CPI Innovation Center, a GBAC Star Facility. We help your facility provide a new cleaning standard by implementing the eTROWEL® with i-fiber where you will clean a table in seconds with a higher level of sanitizing. Your associates will be delighted when using these products along with the 4D Clean Pre-Treat™ system, where they do not touch any dirty cloth or cleaning solutions. Clean with clean is our motto and your customers will notice a difference. Our i-fiber products are guaran-

teed for over 1,000 launderings, so they will last years while performing at a high level. Quality is just one of the important factors in our company. Our team is at the forefront of Innovation,

Fuel Your Pricing Strategy™. The easy-to-use, highly configurable, patented solution allows fuel marketers to execute their unique pricing strategy faster and more accurately by reducing manual processes and human errors. The software enables customers to make rapid, informed pricing decisions based on their unique business rules, automatically post new prices to their POS systems, fuel pumps and price signs, and then receive price change confirmation – all in just minutes. PriceAdvantage is a division of the privately held U.S. company Skyline Products that produces software solutions and thousands of American-made electronic price and transportation signs annually. About Skyline Products Skyline Products helps convenience stores and fuel retailers differentiate themselves and increase automotive traffic through electronic LED and scroll price signs that are Designed to be Bold, Engineered to Last. Since 1970, Skyline has invested heavily in research and development to create the industry’s most legible and reliable price signs. Fully designed and manufactured

For more information, visit booth #371, go to www.creativeidea.net, email info@creativeidea.net or call 616.335.3333.

For more information, visit booth #8337, go to www.priceadvantage .com and www.skylineproducts.com, call 866.961.4084 or email price advantagesales@skylineproducts.com.

Serv-A-Charge from Intuitive Concepts An interview with Joe President, Intuitive Concepts

Hennessy,

RDN: Tell our readers how to increase profits. JH: We have products that keep customers happy and spending more. Our Serv-A-Charge line of products keeps your customer’s phones charged. This is the way to reduce waiting line frustration while increasing extra spending. RDN: What is Serv-A-Charge?

Quality, Trust and Health. Through these key initiatives, we believe we can help everyone have a cleaner, healthier facility for better living. Stop by our CPI Innovation Center or visit our website for the latest technologies. Thank you for taking a look at our innovations. We look forward to serving you.

in Colorado Springs, Colorado, its industry-exclusive technologies provide superior display feedback, unmatched brightness control, exceptional fullbodied digits, advanced energy efficiency and military-grade durability. Additionally, Skyline provides customers with price-change confirmation and the most advanced sign diagnostics on the market.

JH: Serv-A-Charge is our line of phone charging equipment that can be deployed on any tabletop without the need for 120V outlets. Imagine that your customers can charge their phones in the middle of any dining area and they won’t have a need to seek out a wall outlet or bother your wait staff to find a way to charge their phone. Instead, the phone charger is right there in front of them as part of the centerpiece. RDN: How does this work without a wall outlet? JH: Basically, our chargers are like tabletents that contain a high powered bat-

tery. The battery inside of the table-tent will charge five or 10 completely dead phones. Essentially, your customers are just looking to get a quick boost of maybe 20%. This means our chargers can service about 20 to 40 phones between refresh. So, these can be deployed for days on end. All you need to do is refresh the charger perhaps once or twice a week overnight and your customers will be extremely pleased. RDN: What makes your company unique? JH: We are committed to innovation and customer satisfaction. We continually develop new products and strive to over deliver on any promise. This can be seen by our ever evolving product line that always includes features and benefits that improve the bottom line for our customers. RDN: Do you have any new products this year? JH: Absolutely, yes. Please visit our booth at the NRA show. For more information, visit booth #9342.






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Innovative Cost Savings From OiLChef The cost of cooking oil is up 300% in many regions and there is no reduction in prices on the horizon. Foodservice operators are hurting and the cost to fill a deep fryer now is really painful. The cost of producing staple favorites such as deep-fried chicken, wings, tenders, French fries, fried fish and all your favorite tempura battered delights can only lead to passing on these price increases to the consumer. But how much more is the consumer willing to pay? Is the industry going to start producing the first $10 portion of French fries? Foodservice operators who rely on deep fryers as part of their kitchen artillery have been looking at ways to save money on cooking oil for their deep fryers. From adding chemicals to the oil, to filtering, to fancy plumbing systems – all of these solutions do help with increasing oil life, but at what real cost? More often than not, there is increased labor involved and increased monthly consumables, which add to the cost of the frying operation. OiLChef is winning industry recognized awards all over the world for its innovative cost savings and for reducing environmental impact. The device is an accessory that you can add to your deep fryer in less than three seconds and only needs replacing every three years. (The company behind the

OiLChef brand, Eco Friendly Chef Corp., offers a free, full three-year warranty). This device is not a chemical, not a filter, requires no wires, has no replacement parts, no complicated software applications, is unbreakable and is virtually maintenance free. Simple, robust, reliable. Easy to use. The OiLChef is best described as a catalytic convertor for your deep fryer. The technology behind this formidable device is FDA approved. By adding the OiLChef device to your deep fryer, you will be able to cook twice as much food per pound/liter of oil and save yourself around 50% on cooking oil purchases. The savings don’t stop there. This device can save you between 4% and 7% on energy and the labor savings on less oil changes. The OiLChef device has a number of different designs, which make OiLChef available for pressure fryers, open pot fryers, gas and electric. It even has an application for some continuous line fryers which are used in the food processing industry and special approved units for the cruise line and marine industry. With a 14-day money back guarantee and a full, three-year warranty, there is no downside. For more information, visit booth #1242 or go to www.oilchef.com.

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Montague Offers Custom Island Suites An interview with Joe Deckleman, President, The Montague Company. RDN: What would you say makes your company unique? JD: Montague is well-known for its craftsmanship, reliability and customization. We are proud to say we have been making cooking equipment for 165 years. All our products are made in the USA with parts, mostly sourced locally. RDN: Montague is famous for designing and building custom island suites. What is something new being added to island suites? JD: Every island suite is a custom design to meet the unique cooking and cooling needs of the operation. Montague works with the customer to design the best product to meet the ever-changing needs of the kitchen. Two new elements chefs are requesting in island suites are passthrough finishing ovens and induction burners. The pass-through finishing allows the food to be finished directly on the plate right before serving. The oven has a cast-iron plate at the bottom and a 650°F thermostat, providing excellent heat retention, even when both doors are being opened. Chefs love the passthrough oven for its ability to streamline service and increase food quality. RDN: What equipment have you developed for the non-commercial market? JD: Montague has always had a strong rela-

tionship with the K12 segment, specifically with our K12 Series School Cooking Equipment. Our Vectaire Pro 115 Convection Oven was designed to be used in the school market, but is an efficient piece for any high-volume operation. The “muffled” design has been a favorite school oven for years as no flue gasses enter the kitchen when the oven doors are open. This design is safer and healthier for the staff. The Pro has all the power and durable stainless construction, with 11 side rails to accommodate more sheet pans and a sixth rack. It comes standard with a two-speed, half-horsepower fan for even browning and faster cooking. Pilot relight is added to make lighting a breeze and allow the oven to be used in an emergency or disaster. This oven is not just for the school market; any facility looking for quality and performance in a convection oven will love it. RDN: To what do you attribute your company’s success? JD: We carefully listen to the needs of our customers, then employ proud old traditions in new designs and new ways to make equipment offering exceptional quality, reliability and performance. For more information, visit booth #5013, go to www.montaguecompany.com or call 800.345.1830.

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Save More Frying Oil With Magnesol

testing in our laboratories that are staffed by AOCS-certified chemists.

An interview with Kevin Ryan, Director of Foodservice Sales – North America.

RDN: What kind of savings would an average restaurant see using Magnesol?

RDN: Tell our readers about The Dallas Group, the manufacturer of Magnesol®. KR: The Dallas Group of America (DGA) is a family-owned company, started by our founder Robert Dallas in 1989. DGA manufactures products for the filtration of edible oils, both for industrial manufacturing and foodservice applications. We operate multiple manufacturing and packaging facilities in North America, Europe and China.

distributors. RDN: There are many oil filtration systems on the market. Why should someone choose Magnesol? KR: Magnesol continues to be the industry standard that all other filter

RDN: Magnesol is a unique means of oil filtration. What is it and how does it work? KR: Magnesol is a safe, food-grade powder that removes both solid and dissolved impurities from used frying oil to provide extra oil life and enhance food quality. Our product is trusted and used globally in over 115 countries every day, thanks to our valued

KR: There are many variables (volume of oil, type of products being fried, hours of operation, cooking temperature, etc.) when it comes to savings, but we typically see a 40% or greater extension of frying oil life. This could mean a savings of $500 for a small single fryer or up to $20,000 annually per store for a large volume chicken restaurant. We will be conducting oil savings analyses onsite at the NRA Show in booth #5233 for any attendees interested in seeing how much Magnesol could benefit their operations. RDN: Is this product simple to use? Is training necessary?

media are compared to. We service the world’s largest restaurant chains, and they continue to recognize Magnesol as the most effective, economical and simple way to ensure the highest quality fried products and tremendous cost savings. We also provide extensive oil

KR: It couldn't be easier! Simply add the Magnesol powder during the filtration process. The powder remains in the filter box and acts like a magnet to attract and remove impurities from used edible oils. Plus, we have a full team of oil management experts strategically located around the globe to assist you

with onsite training, if needed. RDN: Is Magnesol safe to use? Does the powder remain in the oil? KR: Magnesol is food grade and completely safe. Our product meets all the food grade specifications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization (WHO). Frying oil passes through Magnesol filter powder during the filtration process. The filter powder does not remain or dissolve in the frying oil. These findings have been third-party verified. RDN: How does Magnesol improve sustainability? KR: By using Magnesol, restaurant operations will reduce oil consumption and waste, resulting in a positive impact on our environment and a safer workspace for employees. For more information, visit booth #5233, go to www.magnesol.com, call 800.367.4188 or email magnesol@dallasgrp.com.

High-Quality Pizza Ovens from Forno Bravo

Stonewall Kitchen Everything Dressing

Inspired by old-world design principles, but 100% made in the USA, Forno Bravo, LLC, has been in the business of making and selling high-quality, artisan pizza ovens since 2003. With worldclass factories in California and Colorado, the company is focused on consistency. From sourcing the best components and incorporating advanced engineering into its oven cores to handcrafting its finishes with detail, precision and creative customizations, Forno Bravo strives to produce the best pizza ovens on the market. Forno Bravo’s commercial oven line is chef-tested and approved! It offers both front-of-house showpieces and back-of-house workhorses. With a classic, wood-fired only option for purists or a powerful, modulating gas burner option for flexibility, these ovens are capable of cranking out and maintaining 800 to 900°F temperatures for baking both true, Neapolitan-style pizzas and the popular Pizza Classica style through the busiest service periods. Fuel efficient, fast recharging fire brick floors and great heat retention are favorite features. Forno Bravo’s commercial ovens come in five sizes to fit the volume needs, space constraints, and various price points required by restaurant, bistro, bakery, brewpub and winery owners. Forno Bravo even offers modular kits and knock-down versions for restaurants with narrow doors or stair-

design, while saving construction time and maintaining optimal baking performance. They come in wood- and gasfired options, stand or countertop models, built-in or stand-alone installation and small, single-pizza sizes or plenty of room for making multiple pizzas at once! Forno Bravo’s home ovens are also designed to cook a variety of foods. From roasts, steaks, bread, fish and vegetables to desserts, you can definitely think outside of the pizza box!

The specialty food makers at Stonewall Kitchen fashioned their new Everything Dressing after the popular bagel seasoning of the same name – and it truly is everything your customers could ever want from a salad topper. It joins their award-winning Everything Aioli, which has been a crowd pleaser since its debut, in the lineup of irresistible condiments. Made from only the finest ingredients for a superior flavor, this delightful dressing features a combination of oil and cider vinegar accented by a wonderfully crunchy mix of black sesame seeds, dried onion and dried garlic. The result is a bright, slightly nutty taste that lends itself beautifully to a variety of dishes – your customers will enjoy tossing it with greens, drizzling it on roasted potatoes and so much more.

For more information, call 800.407.5119 or go to www.fornobravo.com.

For more information, www.stonewallkitchen.com.

way entrances. For businesses that have a catering arm, or want to skip the storefront and go purely mobile, Forno Bravo has mobile drop-in ovens and modular kits that work smoothly with most food trucks and trailers. With thousands of wood-fired ovens successfully working out on the road today, its mobile designs have proven themselves reliable, time-tested and profitable for their owners. Forno Bravo recognizes that wood-fired cooking at home can be an enjoyable lifestyle choice as well. It is the perfect opportunity for fun and easy entertaining, and for spending quality time with your family and friends. With that in mind, Forno Bravo designs and constructs its residential ovens with the same technology, materials and quality as its commercial ovens, just scaled down for home use. The variety of Forno Bravo’s residential pizza ovens and modular kit options is extensive to fit any style or preference. They come in seven sizes, multiple body types and several finishes – including seven standard stucco colors and a wide assortment of glass tile choices. The kits allow customers and installers an even greater opportunity to customize the oven’s exterior

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Food For Life: Committed to Health Food For Life Baking Co., maker of the incredibly delicious and nutritious Ezekiel 4:9® Sprouted Grain Bread, has been committed to the health of its customers since its inception over 50 years ago. Among the many natural sprouted grain breads are its widely popular Ezekiel 4:9 and Genesis 1:29® breads, English muffins, tortillas, buns and cereal. Sprouting maximizes digestibility and nutrition while lowering the glycemic index in its flourless bakery products.

Beyond the commitment to superior nutrition, there’s also a commitment to a balanced and protected pH in every loaf. Why is a balanced pH so important? Because Food For Life recognizes that a balanced pH is absolutely essential for optimum health. This is why Food For Life meticulously chooses its ingredients and refuses to use acidifying agents such as cultured wheat starch, vinegar, calcium propionate and ascorbic acid – all preservatives As an amazing benefit of sprouting, grains actually become more alkaline as

Salut! Faire La Fête Continues to Expand Distribution Footprint

water and oxygen support the growth of the new plant and naturally balances the pH. While a balanced pH is great for health reasons, helping protect against disease and illness, a higher pH does tend to shorten shelf life. This is why the company primarily sells Food For Life breads frozen. Since its Ezekiel breads have become so popular, Food For Life is seeing more competitors releasing sprouted grain breads, though using acidifying agents like vinegar and cultured wheat starch to extend their shelf life. Unfortunately, these ingredients lower the pH by increasing the acidity, which Food For Life feels often defeats the purpose of sprouting in the first place. To be a truly healthful product, Food For Life strongly believes in protecting the pH level of its sprouted grain bread, targeting a balanced pH. Because of Food For Life’s commitment to health, you can be assured that Ezekiel 4:9 Bread is the pinnacle of nutrition. Sprouted to maximize nutrition and digestibility! By adding pure filtered water to certified organic grains, legumes and seeds, Food For Life is able to maximize nutrition and digestibility. Enzymes such as amylase and protease

are released naturally, helping to break down carbohydrates and protein, making them easier to digest while maximizing nutrition and lowering the glycemic index. Baked to perfection! Food For Life’s slow baking technique means that every sprouted grain loaf is baked at lower temperatures to help preserve important natural vitamins and minerals – never “flash browned,” which can often trap active yeast. Loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber! Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Bread is loaded with both important natural soluble and insoluble fiber to help your body function at its peak. Aren’t all breads just carbs? Amazingly, Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 breads often contain just as much protein as the stuff you put on your sandwich, from all plant-based sources. Ezekiel 4:9 Bread, made with 100% organic ingredients. Your body and taste buds will know the difference! Please check with your food distributor for the best options.

chairman and CEO of First Growth Brands. “Faire La Fête is changing that, providing amazing quality at an accessible price point – making it the perfect champagne to drink any day and at any time.” Consumers can find Faire La Fête in 34 markets, including these 22 markets with SGWS: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina and South

Dakota. Faire La Fête, which is French for “to party with friends,” was introduced in the United States in 2015. Faire La Fête is France’s answer to making champagne affordable by offering consumers the same traditional quality of $60-plus champagnes at a third of the price. Faire La Fête is produced by First Growth Brands in Limoux, France, the birthplace of champagne in 1531. Faire La Fête is sustainably hand-harvested, bottle aged and has half the sugar of tank-fermented prosecco. gory stand out. Our number one core value is to be customer focused; we cannot succeed unless our customers do.

Los Angeles-based First Growth Brands’ flagship brand, Faire La Fête, has reached new heights in its national distribution partnership with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Now sold in 22 SGWS markets, Faire La Fête saw sales increase by more than 272 percent in 2021 vs. 2020, according to the company. The French champagne is known

for its quality, reduced sugar level and price point. As part of this expansion with SGWS, Faire La Fête has added Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Oklahoma and South Carolina to its list of markets. “For years, consumers have loved champagne, but always saw it as a special occasion drink,” said Edward Holl,

Accurate Box (Cont’d. from p. 1)

press, two folder-gluers and two feeder robots to continue to make our facility run more efficiently and increase our output. The combination of our design capabilities and our folding carton mentality bring unusual styles and concepts to the QSR industry. Our facility holds a multitude of certifications, including ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, G7, GMI, SFI® and FSC®. Our printing capabilities also separate us from others. We can easily enhance graphics through UV coating, printing on foil, printing on both sides of the box and using temperature-activated and sunlight-activated inks.

graphic capabilities has been a major reason for our product to be introduced into this category. Our customers have the ability to change the graphics on their packaging as frequently as they would like. We have some customers who change their graphics for every upcoming holiday. Since everything is made in-house, these changes are done with little to no cost. We can also print on both sides of the box, which helps with customer visibility and the opportunity to showcase other product lines.

RDN: Why have your sales in the QSR industry grown so rapidly?

MS: Our new enhanced plant has improved our workflow, and our stateof-the-art equipment has allowed Accurate Box to bring extremely attractive pricing to the marketplace. Our brand-new equipment can outproduce our competition, and our attention to design helps our customers in this cate-

MS: Accurate Box is a 78-year-old company that specializes in custom highgraphic corrugated packaging. In our space, we are one of very few companies who control all aspects of production in house. We make our own tooling (printing plates, cutting dies, graphics, etc.) and all production is done under one roof. This makes us extremely competitive in the marketplace because we are not moving materials from facility to facility. RDN: What makes your company unique? MS: What makes our company unique is the way we invest in our business. No company in our category has invested in their equipment and infrastructure like Accurate Box has in the last 10 years. Just this year, we are installing a Koenig & Bauer printing

MS: We are excited that Accurate Box’s foray into the QSR market has paid off with extreme growth from new customers. We believe our combination of creative structural design and unlimited

RDN: What do you attribute to your company’s success?

For more information, visit booth #1582 or go to www.foodforlife.com.

RDN: What are your delivery turnaround times like? MS: We have tried to be ahead of the industry norm in our turnaround times and have an open flow of communication with our customers. All of our packaging is manufactured under one roof, which helps to have faster turnarounds and more flexibility. We also specialize in vendor managed inventory programs where we can work within various different systems to manage our customer’s inventory. This has allowed us to reduce lead times even further. For more information, visit booth #5524, go to www.accuratebox.com, call 973.345.2000 or email sales@ accuratebox.com.






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Rotella’s: A Century of Pride in Every Slice Family Owned Partnering with clients to exceed their customers’ expectations – that’s something Rotella’s Italian Bakery takes incredible pride in. From its beginnings in Calabria, Italy, to its present-day, state-of-the-art campus in La Vista, Nebraska, the Rotella’s tradition has always remained the same: a commitment to its products, its employees and its loyal customers. The company’s sense of integrity and purpose as a business stems from its sense of integrity and purpose as a family.

Plant Growth Grounded in a commitment to quality and exceptional customer service, Rotella’s Italian Bakery is built on five generations of tradition. Its campus currently spans 40 acres in La Vista, just southwest of Omaha. Its diverse team of more than 500 – the Rotella’s Bakery family – works in five separate production facilities; 500,000 total square feet, including 15,000 square feet dedicated to gluten-free products. Product Line To ensure the company’s national and regional clients always have the supply

they need, Rotella’s state-of-the-art, high-speed production lines run almost non-stop, churning out seven main product lines. Its R&D team is continually evolving its formulas and techniques, leading to new product introductions and efficiencies. In 2016, Rotella’s created a test kitchen and hired an executive chef, a corporate chef and a scientist to serve clients’ growing desire for custom menu ideation. A Century of Pride in Every Slice Rotella’s Italian Bakery reached a mile-

stone and celebrated its 100 year anniversary based on three principles: quality products, great service and a fair price. Now, in 2022, the company looks forward to serving you for the next 100 years with the same principles it started with from the very beginning.

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battery system, eliminating open flames and extension cords. The system can be used anywhere and any place you desire, since fire isn’t an issue and you’re not tethered to extension cords. “We also have the AC version of our induction. Since all the same principles apply, we can operate as many as 16 induction warmers and chafers on a standard 20-Amp circuit. Why spend $20,000 to $30,000 to rewire your building when you can simply just operate more efficiently? “Going green was never so easy. The ROI is typically six months or fewer, and that’s not taking into account the savings of not rewiring. This system is patented, and we are so proud to introduce it to the world!”

Getting laid off from his Silicon Valley job might have been the best thing for Kirk Wells. He had followed his father into the world of engineering, but then took the path of his mother, a baker, although along a more savory route. In 2014, Wells decided he needed to create a smoker for seasonings, which he manufactured in his garage. His smoked seasonings were soon in high demand from his circle of friends. Eventually, he started selling his seasonings online and in farmers markets and built larger

capacity smokers so he could produce his seasonings on a larger level. Whiskey Oak Seasonings are created in small batches with high-quality ingredients, Wells says, which takes meals to the next level. The seasoning blends are slowly smoked using natural hardwoods. “This process creates a smokiness that will tease your palate and sense of smell,” says Wells, who posts blogs on his website with recipes. “This smokiness is not intended to overwhelm your taste buds, but rather kick the flavors up a notch.”

Whiskey Oak Seasonings come in six blends: Smoked Sugar, Smoked Salt, Smoked Steak, Smoked Pork & Poultry, Smoked Sea Salt, and Salty Sweet N’ Smokin’. The Whiskey Oak Sampler allows cooks to try a little bit of each of these distinctive smoked seasonings. Whiskey Oak Seasonings complement savory (steak, roast, burger, chick, ribs, etc.) and sweet dishes and have a long shelf life. Whiskey Oak Seasonings are sold in all Northern California

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tem using what some historically have considered the ‘better’ induction chafers on the market, and they required as much as 300% more energy than our chafers. “When we started to develop the new induction, another surprising side of this was most, if not all, induction warmers on the market did not have a real thermostat. When you set the desired temperature, they used a huge amount of power to get to that temperature, but never backed down once it was reached. Without a thermostat, the induction has nothing to tell it to dial back the power. It’s like driving at 70 miles an hour, getting to a stop light but keeping one foot on the gas and the other on the brake. Your fuel economy would be horrible. All our competitors have failed to accomplish both key issues I’ve just mentioned.

“We totally redesigned our induction to be tuned to the highly conductive magnetic field of Tiger chafers. In addition to this, we have a real thermostat that will dial back the required energy to maintain a proper temperature. “One more exciting element of our design is that we have eliminated the need for a fan on our induction warmers. The body of our units are cast aluminum. The body will get warm and this dissipates the internal heat. Fans are designed to pull cool air into the body to cool the electronics inside, the same as on a computer. However, in a cooking environment the fan pulls smoke, steam, dust, and dirt – all the things we have been told to keep away from our electronics. “In a perfect world, we can run three of our chafers for 16 hours on the

Thanks to RENAU’s intuitive programming, you can forget about trying to parse IP or MAC addresses or struggling to pair additional devices. The integrated NFC reader allows quick and easy pairing of any of RENAU’s Wireless Sensor Modules by simply tapping it to the marked location on the SKT’s outer housing. Best of all, the new web-based configuration tool comes loaded on every SKT and doesn’t even require a separate internet connection to work. When first turned on, the SKT provides users with a

series of easy to follow on-screen directions to help configure the device in either standalone or connected mode. The configuration tool can then be opened on a PC, tablet or even a smartphone to create various timers, groups, alerts, job aids and more. With a simple workflow, first-time users can follow onscreen tutorials or videos to quickly create new configurations from scratch. The SKT also boasts multiple timer types, screen orientations, and even multi-language support – including the ability to display vital text in up to two

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and huge price tags. Smart Buffet Ware was able to accomplish this when so many others have not. Here is Moreland’s explanation: “First, induction will only work as well as the pan that is placed on top. Fundamentally, most have failed because they start with a poor quality chafer or pan. We partner with Tiger Company based in South Korea, simply because they make the highest quality chafers in the world. The conductivity of the magnetic field of the Tiger cladding is between 30 and 70 times more conductive than other manufacturers. This enables us to establish a far more efficient induction connection. This means our induction will not need to work as hard. It’s quite shocking, really. We have run our sysRENAU (Cont’d. from p. 1)

comes standard with an FCC-approved 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dongle, integrated NFC reader and internal web-based configuration tool for fast and easy connectivity, sensor pairing and programming. When inserted into the user-accessible USB port, the Wi-Fi dongle enables multiple connectivity modes and features. The SKT can then either be connected to your own IT infrastructure or host its own wireless network for easy ingredient transfers and sensor readings.

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For more information, visit booth #9924, go to www.rotellasbakery.com or call 800.759.0360.

For more information, visit booth #7821 or go to www.smartbuffetware.com. languages at the same time. In order to perform in the most demanding foodservice industry environments, products are fully encapsulated for outstanding protection from extreme temperatures, humidity and shock. Designed and manufactured in the United States, all RENAU products are rigorously tested and come with an industry-leading three-year warranty. For more information, visit booth #3885, go to www.renau.com, email sales@renau.com or call 818.341.1994.



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perfection when the heat is on still count on Sterno to deliver superior quality, unwavering reliability and failure-proof confidence. Committed to sustainability means Sterno is dedicated to protecting our planet and committed to continuing to lead the industry in sustainable solutions for food warming, portable cooking, hand sanitation and ambient lighting. Sterno is working toward maximizing its recycling capacity at all manufacturing and office facilities. Many of Sterno’s products have been endorsed or certified by the GRA, USDA and UL. Visit www.sterno.com to learn more about the steps the company is taking. Superior quality begins at the Sigma Foodservice (Cont’d. from p. 1)

the indispensable go-to partner for customers across the food industry that consistently satisfies the cravings for their consumers. Current top sellers range from TurboChef Technologies (Cont’d. from p. 1)

cooking appliance with three separate technologies: impingement, rapid cook and convection or any combination of the three. The PLEXOR uses a single intuitive user interface, one plug, and it’s ventless. It’s also modular, so if your menu changes, you can field retrofit the various cooking modules. PLEXOR has automated doors, which add efficiency and ease to the system. RDN: Let’s start with the oven technologies. What makes them unique? PA: The impingement module in the PLEXOR is the first to use stationary impingement. Instead of moving the product across the air jets, the air jets are designed to move the air around the product, and the results are excellent. It also has independent top and Grecian Delight Kronos (Cont’d. from p. 1)

MP: At booth #812, our talented culinary team is introducing our ReadyCarved® Global Proteins, a full line of global proteins that are authentically prepared, fully seasoned, premarinated, cooked and sliced. The line includes Beef & Lamb Gyro slices, Mediterranean Chicken, Pork Al Pastor and Chicken Shawarma. Foodservice operators will find that there are endless culinary possibilities throughout all dayparts with these authentically prepared proteins, whether they are used for the center of the plate sandwiches and wraps, or as an upcharge add-on for salads or pasta. RDN: What prompted Grecian Delight Kronos to create this product?

source. Sterno’s suppliers and partners are carefully vetted to ensure their processes and practices conform to the highest manufacturing and sustainability standards in the industry. Additionally, all Sterno branded portable warming products are proudly produced in the USA at two state-ofthe-industry manufacturing facilities. Unwavering reliability means Sterno products will perform consistently and as expected time after time, can after can. You have Sterno’s ironclad guarantee. Failure-proof confidence is essential in the fast-moving, high-pressure hospitality industry. Quite simply, customers who trust the Sterno brand know that generations of foodservice pros have depended on Sterno prod-

ucts to keep their creations at the ideal and safe serving temperature each and every time. Along with Sterno’s full line of portable warming products, the company also produces a comprehensive line of ambience solutions. Tabletop design is fundamental to a restaurant’s personality and is essential to the guests dining experience. With that in mind, Sterno invites you to rediscover tabletop accent lighting by exploring its new design collections. Each collection is inspired by the latest, most popular restaurant industry design trends and is organized to help you more quickly and efficiently select tabletop lighting products that best fit your restaurant and style. Sterno offers traditional wax, liquid

Hispanic hand-rolled burritos, premium franks and sausages in a variety of flavor profiles and sizes, and classic corn dogs. Sigma offers innovative new product solutions, such as plantbased alternative proteins in multiple formats for health-conscious con-

sumers. New to the Sigma Foodservice portfolio is a line of avocado pulp and guacamole products, perfect for applications in large batches or convenient, on-the-go formats. Sigma Foodservice supports your

bottom fans, which provide the operator with menu flexibility such as grilling. The rapid cook module is the first of its kind because it moves the product during the cook cycle. This is essential in balancing the higherpowered components in the oven, resulting in even and faster high-quality cooking. The TurboVect module is the first TurboChef convection oven. The baking quality and evenness are superb. This module works perfectly at an allday bakery pace.

gies. We have a lot of operators successfully using this system without any training at all.

RDN: How do operators manage all these options? PA: Another PLEXOR breakthrough is one-touch cooking on a single integrated user interface. We are doing this in such a way that operators do not need to differentiate between the technoloMP: We know operators need to evolve their menu to fit the demands of the increasingly diverse guests, but they are facing tremendous operational headwinds. Gen Z and millennials are opting for greater diversity in their cuisine, looking for a mix of mainstream and emerging flavors. Younger consumers seek hot flavors while millennials and Gen Zers have a high preference for spicy protein flavors. Our ReadyCarved Global Proteins meet these demands in an easy-to-prepare, flexible manner that makes it easy to use in a variety of menu items. RDN: What is the benefit of using this product over traditional rotisserie carved meats? MP: Our ReadyCarved Global Proteins

RDN: What types of operators can benefit from PLEXOR? PA: The PLEXOR oven is ideal for any operation wanting to produce the highest volume in a small, ventless space. The PLEXOR utilizes vertical space in an ergonomically optimized fashion and fits in a 45-inch footprint. The automation and single-touch user interface enable employees to produce menu range way above their normal capacity and the breakthrough oven modules elevate quality and consistency of product. That formula works extremely well across a wide range of applications, from dedicated delivery kitchens to onsite B&I operations to c-stores, fine dining, hotels and on and on. also address today’s labor challenges. Restaurants now employ fewer, younger and less experienced staff. Since the protein is pre-seasoned, marinated, fully cooked and sliced, no additional staff time is needed to prepare this protein, saving a limited BOH staff. We estimate total savings of one hour per day, or five to 15 hours weekly. Additionally, there is no training needed to prepare the protein and since it is pre-sliced, it can save on food waste.

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wax and flameless candles to give you endless possibilities and provide you with the flexibility you need to create inviting, original and memorable ambience. All of Sterno’s tabletop lighting products are compatible with its SoftLight® liquid wax and rechargeable flameless candles. Sterno is proud to be the most trusted provider of portable warming and ambience solutions to foodservice professionals across the globe. The company is fueled by imagination and a passion for sustainable product innovation, unrivaled value and world class customer service. For more information, visit booth #7012, go to www.sternoproducts.com or call 951.682.9600. business by leveraging its global capabilities, data-driven insights, cuttingedge technology and personalized expertise that you won’t find anywhere else. For more information, visit booth #4176. RDN: How can our readers find out more about the PLEXOR? PA: See the TurboChef PLEXOR and view live cooking demonstrations at the Kitchen and Innovations booth #3192. You can also contact a TurboChef manufacturer’s representative to schedule a demonstration. RDN: Is there anything else you can add? PA: PLEXOR is TurboChef through and through. Operators can expect world-class workmanship and the industry’s best and most comprehensive service and support. We understand better than anyone that operators rely on us, and we are a dedicated partner. For more information, visit booths #3192 and #4200, or go to www.turbochef.com. Our team is committed to developing the highest quality authentic products. RDN: What else is happening at the Grecian Delight Kronos booth for foodservice operators?

RDN: What makes Grecian Delight Kronos different from other food manufacturers?

MP: We are hosting acclaimed Greek chef and cookbook author Diane Kochilas, who will demo our ReadyCarved Global Proteins. We also will highlight many of our Mediterranean food offerings – our flatbreads, our plant-based dishes such as hummus and falafel, and our specialty sauces.

MP: We have been making traditional Greek and Mediterranean food for nearly 50 years. Mediterranean cuisine has influenced dishes around the world.

For more information, visit booth #812, go to www.greciandelight.com, call 847.364.2213 or email mparibello@ greciandelight.com.





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Indianapolis-based Ardagh Group was awarded an Energy Star building certification for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency for its distribution center in

Fairfield, Calif. The Fairfield distribution center primarily serves Ardagh’s packaging distribution needs in the West Coast to better service the wine industry.

Energy Star certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation and other key metrics. Energy Star is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.

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brewing with hot water. This preparation time creates operational challenges and makes it almost impossible to gauge the volume of cold brew needed for the following day’s service. This often translates into lost sales and unhappy customers when the product runs out during business hours. Until now, there has not been a solution to speed up the process while

still using fresh-ground coffee. Newco’s cold brew accelerator reduces the brew time to just over an hour to prepare up to 1.5 gallons with each cycle. Staff can gauge the volume of sales each day and easily prepare more coffee to increase sales and customer retention. The small footprint of the unit makes it easy to add to the counter and the automation simplifies and ensures consistent drink quality with each batch

products, including tortellini, ravioli, manicotti, stuffed shells, cavatelli, ready-to-eat meal kits, sauces and more. We also offer an extensive variety of fillings, shapes and styles to match each of our customer’s specific needs.

the ingredients we select, such as 100% hard durum semolina, eggs, hard cheeses and whole milk ricotta. Great ingredients, quality control and food safety are of utmost importance to us.

RDN: Tell our readers about your manufacturing process.

RDN: Are you introducing any new items?

JS: We have two state-of-the art, SQF certified manufacturing facilities. Each houses authentic, Italian-made pasta equipment. We source only the highest grades of ingredients from a global base of suppliers, while maintaining stringent standards for all of

JS: Always! Our R&D department, which consists of a full team of culinarytrained chefs, is hard at work developing a variety of ready-to-eat meal kits. We’re also expanding our pasta line to include items such as Burrata Cheese Ravioli, Sausage & Broccoli Ravioli,

great care in sourcing the highest quality conventional and organic ingredients, while offering true authentic flavors. Our Latin inspired lineup includes brined, sauced and refried beans; three types of hominy; a wide array of salsas; corn and flour tortillas; tortilla chips and taco shells in both conventional and organic format. Our products are made in one of six best-in-class, SQF Certified factories across the nation.

Still not convinced on why Teasdale Latin Foods is the right partner for your business? We offer proactive solutions when the industry faces challenges. Our bakery offers a shelfstable line of corn and flour tortillas and pre-cut (RTF) tortilla chips with an array of benefits for the restaurant industry. To provide the freshest masa for our corn products, we grind the corn ourselves. Teasdale canned beans and hydrated beans will maxi-

mize your profit through fast table flip without losing the genuine flavor or taste. We have enabled improved product and labor cost by up to 47% percent. Reduction of cooking time provides even further savings in energy cost. Visit Teasdale Latin Foods at the National Restaurant Association to sample our offerings.

can be cleaned quickly and thoroughly by immersing them in water – or in a commercial dishwasher.

ond response, field calibration, hold, max/min, BioCote.

Are there timers and kitchen scales with high waterproof ratings? Yes. For example, the NSF-Certified CDN Submersible Scale, 11 Lb. (SD1110X) and 22 Lb. (SD2210X) with IP67 rating protects from water up to three feet for 30 minutes and completely protects against dust. Programmable, with tare function, backlit display, field calibration, high/low alerts, removable stainless-steel platform and power adaptor. The CDN Waterproof Timer (TMW1) has an IPX4 IP rating: it functions accurately even if splashed and withstands moisture and humidity. It counts up and down, with shatterproof heavyduty construction, big digits and loud, long audio/visual alarm.

Ardagh Group Awarded Energy Star Building Certification

increasing sales and profitability for operators and retailers. However, preparing fresh, cold brew coffee takes time – a lot of time – and the process can be messy and cumbersome using traditional soaking systems. The ambient water temperature requires 12+ hours to extract the coffee compared to minutes when Seviroli Foods (Cont’d. from p. 1)

company started. JS: We started as a small pastry shop in Queens, New York, in 1960. Making pasta, especially tortellini, was my father’s passion. He purchased equipment from Italy so he could start making pasta at our bakery and that’s really where and how it all started. Today, Seviroli Foods is the world’s largest frozen tortellini manufacturer. RDN: What items does Seviroli Foods offer today? JS: Seviroli offers a large portfolio of Teasdale (Cont’d. from p. 4)

on our heritage and the diversity of flavors it adds to our product portfolio. Integrity and quality are echoed in our diverse Latin inspired offerings. For more than 75 years, we have been feeding consumers just like family. We could not be more proud of the delicious and smart contributions we offer to the foodservice industry. Throughout our history, we have taken CDN (Cont’d. from p. 4)

How do you read an IP Code? It begins with the letters “IP” for “International Protection,” followed by two digits. The first indicates the level of protection against solids and the second the level of protection against liquids. Why is this important? Kitchen measurement tools that are splash-proof or can withstand powerful jets and/or immersion have greater utility and are easier to thoroughly clean. CDN offers multiple models with high waterproof ratings. What are the advantages of submersible thermometers? Submersible thermometers (IPX7 rating) streamline operations and support cleanliness and hygiene because they

What are some top-selling submersible thermometers with an IPX7 rating? The CDN Waterproof Thin Tip Thermometer (DTTW572) is NSF-Certified, with four-second response, 1.5mm thin tip, one-button calibration, hold, max/min, BioCote. The CDN Waterproof Folding Thermocouple Thermometer (TCTW572) is NSF-Certified, with two- to three-second response, 1.5mm thin tip, one-button field calibration, BioCote. The CDN Dishwasher Thin Tip Thermometer (DTW450) and Waterproof Thermometer – Long Stem (DTW450L) are safe for commercial dishwashers. NSF-Certified, with 1.5mm thin tip and 2.5mm reduced tip respectively, six-sec-

What are other examples of waterproof thermometers? A professional thermometer with an IPX6 rating can withstand powerful water jets (12.5mm nozzle) from any direction. An example is the NSFCertified CDN Thin Tip Thermometer (DTQ450X), with six-second response, 1.5mm thin tip, hold, field calibration, BioCote. The CDN Dishwasher Thermometer (DW2) has an IP66 rating. It measures maximum surface temperatures of dishes during a commercial dishwasher cycle, thus verifying compliance with the FDA Food Code. NSF Certified, with color visual alerts for different maximum temperatures, rubber bumper, storage case.

On average, Energy Star certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers. In 2021, Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America’s two glass manufacturing facilities, located in Bridgeton, N.J.; and Madera, Calif.; were awarded Energy Star plant certifications. brewed. Fresh, consistent and fast. Adding cold brew coffee to the menu has never been easier. Visit Newco Enterprises at booth #455 for a sample of cold brew coffee freshly prepared in about one hour. For more information, visit booth #455, go to www.newcocoffee.com, call 800.325.7867 or email sales@newco coffee.com. Shrimp & Roasted Garlic Ravioli and Crepe Manicotti, just to name a few. RDN: How can our readers find out more about Seviroli Foods? JS: To learn more about Seviroli Foods, visit www.seviroli.com. You can also call us at 516.222.6220 or email us at customerservice@seviroli.com. Visit us at booth #1640 to learn more, sample some of our latest items and chat with our team of culinary professionals. For more information, visit booth #1640, go to www.seviroli.com, call 516.222.6220 or email customerservice@seviroli.com.

For more information, visit booth #5463.

For more information, visit booth #S1634 or go to www.cdnmeasurement.com.