Spring Time Ready
With the upcoming summer months ahead, take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables made available to you. Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies is here to help with tips, recipes, and products that will ensure freshness and longevity of your produce.
First Stop: Grocery List
Whether you are grocery shopping for yourself, your family, or your restaurant, a well organized, thought out weekly layout and recipe planner is a sure-fire way to keep yourself and your kitchen organized. Not only will planning meals for the week help save money, it will make it easier for you to try out new recipes, and to save time with food preparation.
Second Stop: Grocery Store
A grocery list makes visits to the grocery store much easier, as it lets you know exactly what you need and how much you need. All grocery stores are on different schedules, so it can be beneficial if you visit one more than others to find out when they get their fresh produce in. Knowing what you will be making for a couple of days in advance will not only make your life easier, it will also limit the amount of produce that has to be thrown out from not being used in time. Check out this incredibly helpful chart on where, how, and how long you can store different food products!
Third Stop: Storage & Unpacking
Depending on how much time you have to dedicate to the preparation of your meals, commit yourself to storing all of your groceries and produce the proper way, to ensure longevity and freshness. Use box containers and a labeling system for bulk items, which is helpful in large-scale operations and restaurants. Preparing your produce for to be ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook makes it easier on a daily basis to make the meals you intended to. Prepping at home? Zanduco carries a large variety of shapes and sizes of Cambro containers and lids, so you can efficiently organize and rotate your refrigerated produce.
Take advantage of the local produce by visiting local farmers markets to get your produce! Not only will you be supporting local farms, but the produce tends to be better, cheaper, and more bang for your buck! You will soon become an expert on smart buying and learning how to optimally store food and ingredients!
Herbs tend to be sold in large quantities when buying locally, so people tend to freeze extra so they always have herbs on hand! Simply distribute in small ice trays, cover with olive oil, and stick them in the freezer! Transfer then to a freezer bag, so you will always have flavour no matter the season!
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