Food trucks offer a mobility that helped businesses chart a course through the pandemic By Sara Perez Webber Have food, will travel. When it came to weathering the pandemic, being on wheels helped some food trucks stay in business. Mobility is a huge advantage for food trucks,” says Ross Resnick, co-founder and CEO of Roaming Hunger, a booking marketplace for more than … [Read more...] about On The Road Again
What’s Working in the Kitchen?
Five features buyers are looking for in professional foodservice equipment By Sara Perez Webber The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot in our world, but has it changed what restaurants and caterers are looking for in foodservice equipment? Absolutely, say manufacturers. CFE talked to executives from five companies in the industry who say foodservice operators are looking … [Read more...] about What’s Working in the Kitchen?
Transition to Takeout
Products that will enhance presentation and packaging as many caterers focus their operations on pickup and delivery In March, many caterers had to swiftly transition to a pickup and delivery model, as required social distancing due to COVID-19 resulted in a mass cancellation of events. Adapting to a new mode of business requires new products. Catering Magazine asked the … [Read more...] about Transition to Takeout
Tools of the Trade
How foodservice equipment manufacturers are meeting the demand for products that save time and energy while boosting profits By Sara Perez Webber They say too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. But what about too many appliances in the kitchen? The wrong type or size of foodservice equipment can certainly hinder performance, affecting output and profits. That’s … [Read more...] about Tools of the Trade
Success Stories – Ready for Their Close-Ups
How two off-premise catering companies found success specializing in an entertainment niche—photo shoots and film productions By Sara Perez Webber Better Being betterbeingnyc.com When you see celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga on magazine covers in the supermarket check-out line, you may be looking at the end result of a process that included … [Read more...] about Success Stories – Ready for Their Close-Ups
Embracing the Food Truck Generation
By Michael Stavros, director of business development at M Culinary Concepts It seems that everyone these days is trying to develop a strategy for reaching the elusive “millennial” audience. While it’s safe to say that the term is becoming overused, it’s helpful for caterers to understand who they are trying to reach, so they can develop food offerings tailored to the … [Read more...] about Embracing the Food Truck Generation
Sterno’s Craig Carnes explains why the company’s newest flameless heating product is ideal for drop-off catering By Sara Perez Webber In 1914, Sterno Canned Heat was launched. The chafing fuel was such a success, it’s become one of those brand names used interchangeably with the product itself. “For more than 100 years, the name ‘Sterno’ has been synonymous with keeping food … [Read more...] about Hot Commodity