Great Reasons to Get Back in Front of your Foodservice Clients
As a foodservice consultant or equipment supplier, you know the issues that keep your clients, customers, and prospects up at night. You also know that how they design and equip the kitchen can make a big difference when it comes to addressing common challenges like food costs, labor, waste, energy, and operational efficiencies.
A single piece of equipment or design decision isn’t going to solve all of your clients’ problems. It’s about putting together the right solution and equipment to ensure the best outcomes. When recommending equipment, it’s important to select the options that make the biggest impact.
Here are some innovative ideas and products that can help.
Sourcing Equipment Designed to Reduce Stress
Stress is common in the commercial kitchen, it’s considered normal, useful even. But constant exposure to unmanaged stress impacts operations, efficiencies, revenues, and staff.
The kitchen environment is stressful even when it’s designed carefully. Commercial kitchens are often hot, crowded, understaffed, and dangerous places to work. The people that work under these conditions are constantly fighting against time, space, and other resources.
Equipment that can automate processes, clear space on the line, and make food easier to prepare while maximizing quality, consistency, flavor, and nutrition are instrumental in improving the conditions that lead to stress. Helping your clients understand how their product decisions will affect stress levels is a great way to elevate the conversation and get them thinking about innovation as it relates to human capital.
We’ve included some products that combine efficiency, simplicity, control, and innovation to help prepare food and beverages under demanding conditions.
The HotmixPRO Gastro
The HotmixPRO Gastro is a commercial-grade, thermal blender that offers degree-by-degree temperature control. It’s a versatile and programmable tool capable of high-speed processing including stirring, chopping, mixing, blending, emulsifying, kneading, agitating and a dozen or so other functions. It allows staff to create, program and easily reproduce sauces, jams, doughs, desserts, soups, risottos, beverages and more without using a burner or stovetop.
A few benefits:
- Replaces a lot of single-use equipment
- Reduces the number of steps and tools needed for common recipes
- Saves space on burners and stovetops
- Has a small footprint and portable design
- Allows you to program and record recipes
- Comes equipped with 170+ pre-programmed recipes
- Allows staff with any experience level to perfectly execute pre-programmed recipes
The HotmixPRO Smoke can be used in conjunction with the HotmixPRO or on its own. It’s unique among fast, cold smokers in that it uses liquid to infuse the taste and aroma of smoke. It makes it extremely easy to create smoked beverages, cheeses, sauces, creams, meats, and other items safely and in far less time.
Fusionchef’s Sous Vide Products
While sous vide has gone mainstream, there are still a lot of questions about using it in commercial environments. Many commercial enterprises are either avoiding this important innovation or using the wrong equipment.
We’ve seen state-of-the-art commercial kitchens put their operations in jeopardy by using sous vide equipment that’s intended for home use, making them vulnerable to failed inspections, temperature inaccuracies, food contamination, and inconsistent results.
We’d love to work with you and your clients to help explain the transformational power of sous vide cooking for the commercial environment.
Some of Sous Vide’s Commercial Benefits:
- Precise and consistent execution of recipes
- Preparation of food in advance that can be finished and plated quickly
- Frees chefs and kitchen staff to complete other tasks
- Reduced food and ingredient costs, as well as labor costs
- Reduces food waste
- Reduces the risk of food contamination
- Gets better quality food to the table faster
We hope you can use some of this information to get back in front of your customers and start a conversation. We’re here to help you understand this equipment and offer it to your clients at a competitive price.
Our team is on a mission to reduce stress in commercial kitchens and “Save the Chefs,” and that means helping you help your customers innovate and improve conditions through big thinking and better equipment decisions.
Fusionchef is the manufacturer of innovative temperature control equipment for commercial foodservice environments, we are also the exclusive importers of the HotmixPRO Gastro and HotmixPRO Smoke in the United States and Canada. If you’d like to offer this equipment or learn more about it, let’s talk.