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Improve Your Cleaning Program Results With Resources from Imperial Dade

Improve Your Cleaning Program Results With Resources from Imperial Dade

Maintaining an efficient cleaning process is vital for any business but improving that process and garnering better results are equally important. As a customer of Imperial Dade, numerous programs and resources are at your disposal to ensure that a healthy environment for your staff and customers is provided. Imperial Dade’s HyProtection Zone Program: Hand Hygiene …

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Safety in School Nutrition Programs

Safety in School Nutrition Programs

Despite different backgrounds, life experiences and age, a common educational experience exists – school foodservice. Whether a student eats in the lunchroom, classroom or simply stops by a grab-and-go kiosk, safety for students is top of mind this fall. Changing to distance or hybrid learning has changed the way schools provide meals to students, too. Depending on …

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8 Not-So-Scary Advantages of Ghost Kitchens

8 Not-So-Scary Advantages of Ghost Kitchens

This may be the ideal time to open a new food concept! By Laura Craven Imagine you’ve always dreamed of opening a restaurant but the massive investment in the physical location, equipment, furniture, décor, labor, etc. was prohibitive. And, the time needed to build or remodel the space, develop the menu, train staff, pass inspections, …

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Innovative Restaurant Tech Takes “Contactless” to a New Level

Innovative Restaurant Tech Takes “Contactless” to a New Level

By Laura Craven Many technologies have been around for years including online ordering apps, digital wallets, QR codes, and geotargeted digital marketing. However, the new requirements for contactless experiences, health monitoring, and other challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis have created opportunities for innovative platforms to help restaurants reach more customers, sell more food and …

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Warewashing, An Important Part of your Kitchen Sanitation Program

Warewashing, An Important Part of your Kitchen Sanitation Program

An effective warewashing program can ensure kitchenware cleanliness, enhance guest satisfaction, and save money. For this edition of The Expert Interview,  Laura Craven spoke to Angel Rodriguez. As a Regional Director of Chemical Sales at Imperial Dade, Angel oversees the Environmental Service Program. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Angel has a …

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Restaurants, Consider Switching to Linen-Replacement Napkins for a More Sanitary Option

Restaurants, Consider Switching to Linen-Replacement Napkins for a More Sanitary Option

By Laura Craven Linen napkins have long been considered a necessity by many restaurants. However, with heightened concerns about sanitation, now is a good time to consider linen-replacements. With the latest in paper-making technology, linen-replacement napkins are practical, economical, and can support an upscale brand image. Here are a few things to consider when choosing between …

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Grocery Shopping with Food Safety in Mind

Grocery Shopping with Food Safety in Mind

By Laura Craven Good food safety practices for your home include grocery shopping and safe storage of food. These steps will require extra time but they are worth following to ensure you only bring fresh, safe food into your kitchen. Before you go to the store, make a list with the non-perishables first. If you …

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Food Safety Tips for Leftovers

Food Safety Tips for Leftovers

By Laura Craven Whether cooking at home or ordering take-out, we often find we have leftovers. And, today with people cooking in large batches while home-bound, this is more likely. To ensure leftovers are safe to eat, and enjoyable, it’s important to pay attention to food safety rules. Make sure food is cooked to a …

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Tamper-Evident Packaging & Supplies

Tamper-Evident Packaging & Supplies

By Jennifer Jaworski The impact of COVID-19 is being felt nationally in the foodservice industry. For restaurants to continue to serve their customers safely and comply with local restrictions, they may offer take-out and delivery service. Everyone is very concerned about health and safety today. By using tamper-evident food packaging, especially for delivery orders, you …

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Food Safety at Home

Food Safety at Home

By Laura Craven Americans are staying home and cooking for themselves these days. For some people, cooking provides an enjoyable and even adventurous way to spend time with their families. For others, the kitchen is unknown territory and they must find instructions on YouTube before making mac and cheese. No matter your level of culinary …

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Making the Change to Take-out and Delivery Restaurant Sales

Making the Change to Take-out and Delivery Restaurant Sales

By Laura Craven Many restaurants are temporarily shifting from a dine-in business model to take-out and delivery sales only. This requires different packaging than containers given at the end of a dine-in meal for “left-overs.” There are many packaging options on the market today and an experienced supplier can guide restaurant managers and kitchen staff …

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