Unique to Georgia is their School Nutrition Association’s Equipment Academy

By J.J. Jackson posted January 29, 2016

As a School Nutrition Guru, it’s really important for me to stay on top of the trends, standards, and challenges that affect school foodservice professionals everywhere, and the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s Equipment Academy is one of my GO-TO sources! Unique to Georgia, the Equipment Academy takes place in Perry, GA, during non-NAFEM years. NAFEM […]

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A Culinary Three-Peat

By Bill Wright posted January 18, 2016

When I’m home, I do most of the cooking. I can’t say I’m a great cook but I am much better than my wife (Shhh, Don’t tell her I said that). My Maple Glazed Pork Chops and “Made from Scratch” Wild Blackberry Pies are our favorites, but that’s not really what this blog is about. […]

Bringing Cuba to the Table: Embracing the Flavors of the Cuban Sandwich

By Spencer Cole posted December 16, 2015

The Cuban sandwich has made its way onto menus across the country and was in fact iconicized in Florida with its origins stemming from the Cuban culture. Here is a simple version with some additional ingredients. I have added herbs to the marinade, which is completely optional. Often when you order a Cuban sandwich, the […]

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Seafood Feast for the Holidays!

By Chad Lunsford posted December 4, 2015

Growing up, we always had a Christmas Eve tradition with seafood being the highlight of it. As a child, I lived in South Florida near the water with easy access to fresh seafood. It didn’t matter if we caught or trapped it ourselves, or if we had to buy it at a seafood market, it […]

50 Shades of CVap

By Bill Wright posted November 17, 2015

Have you ever had one of those experiences where your chance encounter far exceeded your expectation? Recently I was asked by the Corporate Chef of a chain restaurant for a CVap solution to increase their yield on Prime Rib. Their current yield ranged from 75% to 82% and the recent increase in beef prices had […]

School Food for dinner? Yes, when it’s Tantalizing and Tasty Ranchero Beans!

By J.J. Jackson posted November 4, 2015

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about what’s being served in school cafeterias around the country. Take it from me, the best way to find out what’s being plated in K-12 is to actually go to the schools and have lunch yourself. I work with schools around the U.S. and let me tell you […]

Expecting Thousands for Lunch? No Problem!

By Priscillia Chen posted October 21, 2015

Many corporations provide lunch for their staffs in China. The companies will build the canteen themselves and then contract with an outside foodservice company (eg: Compass) to manage the canteen for them. The lunch period at most of these companies is about 1-1.5 hours, much like many companies in the United States. One big difference, […]

How CVap Provides Greater Flexibility in Your Kitchen Design Layout

By Gary Wycoff posted October 12, 2015

CVap® is a warm welcome to any commercially sized foodservice kitchen. Many say CVap will typically become one of the favored pieces of equipment in the kitchen while others swear they would not open a kitchen without CVap. That is quite a compliment to Winston Industries, a family-owned manufacturing company made up of hard working […]

CVap® vs. Immersion Circulator – A Precision Cooking Contest

By Chad Lunsford posted September 4, 2015

Not long ago I had a talented chef come to the Winston factory in Louisville to do some testing. He was preparing to open a new “traditional” style steakhouse in Chicago. Knowing how the competition was for that segment in Chicago he needed an ace up his sleeve. He had heard quite a bit about […]

CVap® Veal Shank Osso Buco

By Tony Martino posted August 14, 2015

Ossobuco (pronounced [ˌɔsːoˈbuːko]) is a Milanese speciality of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. It is often garnished with gremolata and traditionally served with risotto alla milanese. Ossobuco or osso buco is Italian for “bone with a hole” (osso bone, buco hole), a reference to the marrow hole at the centre of […]

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