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CookUnity

Meal delivery is a fast-growing sector for the food and beverage industries. Kinnek presents a small business with a big appetite for changing the way families do delivery.

Business Owner: Matias Serebrinsky, Mateo Marietti, Lucia Cisilotto About: Home-style meal delivery service Business: CookUnity Location: Manhattan, NYC Strategy: Home-style meals for families meets the convenience of delivery services Meal delivery services are not so much hot as on fire these days. Investment funds poured over $1bn into this area in 2014 alone, with a steady stream of young start-ups looking to address the challenge of time or space-strapped customers seeking good food...fast. Catering to that demographic in New York City is a tech-meets-culinary savvy business: CookUnity. The brainchild of three co-founders from Argentina: Matias Serebrinsky, Mateo Marietti and Lucia ... Read on

Commercial Measuring Equipment Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial measuring equipment offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! In most kitchens, keeping measuring equipment - even if not used frequently - is crucial for those cases where precise measurements are necessary. The need for proper measuring equipment is especially real for bakeries, where even minor differences in measurement can have a significant effect on the food result. There is ... Read on

Used Restaurant Equipment Purchasing Tips

Everything you need for your used restaurant purchases.

Many new restaurant owners have strict budgets that force serious consideration of used equipment. This isn’t all bad: because so many restaurants fail in their first few years of operation, there is a great deal of high-quality, lightly-used, well-maintained equipment available on the market. Do keep in mind, however, that there is an inherent risk to purchasing used equipment. If you are willing to hire a certified technician to inspect the used equipment before purchasing, that is of course the best option for minimizing the risk of purchasing ‘dud’ or problematic equipment. Most new owners will not, however. If you’re ... Read on

Pizza Baking and Serving Tools Purchasing Guide

All the info you need to make the right pizza tools purchases.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial pizza baking tool offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! To open a pizzeria, you’ll need more than a pizza oven and a dough mixer. Maintaining high quality with regard to pizza taste and texture - and maintaining peak efficiency in the kitchen - demands more than sweat. You’ll be best served by purchasing specialized tools to get the job ... Read on

Pizza Oven Cleaning Tips

Whether you've got a brick oven, a pizza deck oven, or a conveyor oven, we've got everything you need to know about how to clean it.

When operating a pizza oven of any kind, it is crucial to regularly maintain and clean the oven to ensure that the oven works efficiently and that your pizza does not take on any unwanted smells, flavors, or textures. The first and most important rule of cleaning any oven is to make sure that the oven has cooled down before cleaning. A hot oven presents a serious risk of burning. Avoid cleaning a hot oven at all costs! Additionally, if you do not own a pizza brush/scraper, a pizza peel or a chef’s knife can be used to scrape debris ... Read on

Cross-contamination Prevention Tips

What you need to know to prevent cross-contamination in your food operation.

Preventing cross-contamination is critical in minimizing the risk of foodborne illness at your food service establishment. Customer sickness can have a crippling effect on your business, leading to bad reviews and word-of-mouth, loss of repeat business, and even a personal injury lawsuit, depending on the severity of the injury and the negligence involved. Cross-contamination occurs most frequently through contact between various unwashed tools and implements, such as knives, storage bins, hands, and cutting boards, which have touched raw and uncooked foods. Bacterial transfer is the main culprit here, but it is important in most modern food establishments to consider the ... Read on

Commercial Juicer Purchasing Guide

Everything you need to know to pick the perfect juicer for your operation.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial juicer offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Fresh-squeezed juice has become an increasingly popular offering in American restaurants, from smaller, family-run establishments to chic, high end hotspots. Whether you run a restaurant or a mobile food service establishment, consider a dedicated juicer among the tools at your disposal. Types of Juicers Manual Juice Press Juice presses are extremely common, ... Read on

Coffee Brewing Machine Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial coffee maker offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Coffee is a complex beverage - and the proper brewing of coffee reflects that complexity. The multi-faceted flavors and aromas of coffee are influenced not only by the choice of bean, but also, significantly, by the process through which the coffee was brewed. As such, it is important to understand the ... Read on

Pest Control Tips

What you need to know to keep pests out of the restaurant.

Implementing an adequate pest control process in your restaurant is key to avoiding a pest infestation. An infestation can cause serious problems for your food service business - it is not only disgusting for most patrons, it can risk the health of your patrons and can destroy the reputation of your business if word gets out. Consider the following tips for managing the sanitization and hygiene of your food service business: Try to place outdoor light sources away from restaurant entrances. Because lights tend to attract insects to the source, they can be used to your benefit. The light source, ... Read on

Whiskey Glasses Types

What you need to know to please your whiskey loving costumers.

Whiskey Glass Purchasing Guide Whiskey lovers tend to be a demanding bunch - they generally know what they like to drink and how they like to drink it. To satisfy the wide variety of whiskey drinkers out there, make sure that you have the right glass on-hand for every situation. Types of Glasses Old Fashioned The classic. With straight sides, a thick base, and a wide brim, this whiskey glass is the most versatile: it suits neat whiskey, whiskey on the rocks, and the thick base allows it to handle mixed whiskey cocktails. Rocks Glass Rocks glasses are meant to ... Read on

Commercial Pizza Oven Purchasing Guide

Everything you need to know about buying a commercial pizza oven.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial pizza oven offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! If you run a pizzeria or a restaurant with pizza on the menu, you may want to invest in an oven specially designed for making pizza. There are a variety of options available on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Before you approach suppliers, consider and prioritize your ... Read on

Energy Efficiency Tips for the Commercial Kitchen

What you need to know to maintain an energy efficient commercial kitchen.

Energy use in commercial kitchens frequently makes up a significant portion of total operating costs. Besides the fact that environmentally-friendly - or ‘green’ - kitchen policies can be helpful in marketing your restaurant to socially conscious clientele, many energy-saving strategies have the added benefit of saving you money, increasing the life of your kitchen appliances, and improving kitchen safety. Consider instituting the following strategies for saving energy: Implement Energy-Mindful Employee Training Employees should not be expected to be especially mindful of your kitchen’s energy use - they must be trained to do so. Small behavioral changes, including but not limited ... Read on

Commercial Dinnerware Materials Guide

Everything you need to know about which material to choose for your commercial dinnerware.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial dinnerware offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Choosing the appropriate dinnerware for your food service enterprise can be difficult, as there are many options, some of which may appear at first glance to be quite similar (price, durability, presentation) to one another. If you consider your options carefully, however, you’ll find that there are differences and that certain dinnerware ... Read on

Overhead Warmer Equipment Guide

Everything you need to know about buying an overhead warmer.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their overhead warmer offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Overhead food warmers are used by commercial kitchens to keep food warm in preparation of serving - whether in a self-service setting, or in the kitchen (on a shelf or table waiting for the waitstaff to bring the food out to patrons). The type of overhead warmer you choose will depend mostly ... Read on

Kitchen Health and Food Safety Tips

We give you the lowdown on maintaining a healthy kitchen

Proper food safety is critical to the running of a successful commercial kitchen. Bad food safety habits could lead to cross-contamination and the spread of food borne illness, which may then lead to a low inspection grade, negative reviews from disgruntled and sickened customers, and a sullied reputation for your business, among others. Food safety requires that certain policies be implemented to ensure consistency. It simply will not do for only certain individuals to be trained in food safety - all employees should be trained and aware of the various policies necessary to maintain high standards of health and service. ... Read on

Cutlery Purchasing Guide - Knives

Looking to purchase knives? Here's what you need to know.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their knife offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Knives are a virtual necessity in commercial kitchens, and it is important that you choose the correct quality, material, and style of knife to suit the specific needs of your kitchen and its menu. As knives see frequent and extended use, many businesses prefer to invest in higher quality knives from the get-go, ... Read on

Knife Maintenance Guide

Find out the keys to proper knife maintenance.

Knife maintenance is absolutely crucial for ensuring workplace safety and for maximizing food preparation efficiency in the kitchen. Dull blades are a common cause of injury for kitchen workers, and such injuries could interrupt food service, generate health risks, and could even lead to a lawsuit if the knives were not maintained with sufficient frequency and care. Though many kitchens prefer to outsource knife sharpening and maintenance to various paid sharpening services, these services can be expensive for a kitchen just starting out, and in general, regardless of whether you make use of outsourced sharpening services, it is good practice ... Read on

Commercial Pan Liner Guide

Everything you need to know about commercial pan liners.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial pan liner offerings and pricing plans so that you can compare all your options in one place! For many commercial kitchens, the introduction of pan liners improves workflow, saves employee time and energy, ensures a high standard of cleanliness, and generally helps to minimize maintenance distractions so that busy kitchens can focus on what matters most: serving great food. Benefits of Pan Liners Pan liners are nearly ubiquitous among bakeries and full-service kitchens, ... Read on

Commercial Steamer Guide

Things to consider for your commercial steamer purchase.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial steamer offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Commercial steamers are still relatively niche products, but they are highly prized in kitchens that focus on healthy cooking, vegetarian or vegan cuisine, seafood, and on fast cooking in general. Steamers are extremely efficient - they are able to cook faster than competing methods, with the added benefit of preserving the nutrient ... Read on

Commercial Microwaves Guide

Everything you need to know for your commercial microwave purchase.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial microwave offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! In nearly every food service establishment, whether a deli, a cafe, a convenience store, or a full-service restaurant, microwaves are used to prepare certain menu items. In a cafe, for example, a customer’s coffee might need to be heated briefly, or a customer may request that their pastry be warmed up if ... Read on

Commercial Grill Guide

Everything you need to know about buying a commercial grill

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial grill offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place! Grilling involves the application of direct, dry, radiating heat to the surface of food. It is a rather inclusive term that encompasses a wide variety of techniques and equipment, but ultimately, most grilling seeks to infuse the grilled foods with a unique roasted flavor (and sometimes with a smoky flavor). Grilling is ... Read on

Commercial Waste Processor and Disposer Guide

 Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their waste processor and disposer offerings.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   Expensive, inefficient, and dirty waste disposal can become a major issue for restaurants with a high volume of customers and continuously busy kitchens.  Waste disposal costs valuable time, effort, and money.  For higher volume kitchens, employees will have to regularly capture and remove waste in a safe, clean manner, and ... Read on

Exhaust Hood Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their exhaust hood offerings and pricing.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   Exhaust hoods are a necessary and crucial part of any commercial kitchen with open ranges, griddles, steamers, fryers, and other burners.  Exhaust hoods capture and remove “bad air” – that is to say, they remove unwanted grease, smoke, steam, particulate matter, and dirty, odorous fumes from the air.  Thus, in ... Read on

Self-Service Food Holding Equipment Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their self-service food holding equipment offerings and pricing.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   This guide will focus on the types of food holding equipment as commonly seen at self-service businesses such as self-service buffets, convenience stores and supermarkets, catering companies, traditional full-service restaurants with self-service elements (soup, salad, etc.), cafeterias, banquet halls, and more.   There are many factors to take ... Read on

Commercial Food Preparation Equipment Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their food preparation offerings and pricing.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   In most commercial kitchens, at least some ingredients are not pre-prepared, and therefore have to be prepared on-site – onions have to be chopped, peppers have to be diced, and cream has to be blended or whipped.  Manual food preparation can be time-consuming, costly, and inefficient, however, especially if your ... Read on

Popcorn Concession Equipment Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their popcorn concession equipment offerings and pricing.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   Whether it’s sold from a permanent stand at the movie theatre or from a mobile stand at a ballgame, freshly made popcorn continues one of the biggest sellers in the concession business.  Popcorn equipment isn’t particularly complicated, but there are a number of considerations you should take into account ... Read on

Kitchen Work Table Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the difficult part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial kitchen work table offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! A dedicated work table can improve the workflow of a commercial kitchen.  Proper work table placement can help segment the line, guide the cooking process, and allow for efficient utilization limited space.  When it comes to purchasing a work table, most suppliers will offer a range of options: from the ... Read on

Pots, Pans, and Skillets - A Cookware Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the difficult part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial cookware offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! Cookware is essential equipment in every commercial kitchen.  Whether you’re making a sauce or a stew, searing chicken or stir frying noodles, choosing the right cookware will make a significant difference in the quality and efficiency of your kitchen.  There are a multitude of options available to you, however, so be sure ... Read on

Commercial Toaster Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the difficult part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial toaster offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! For cafes, delis, restaurants, buffets, catering companies, and cafeterias, among others, a commercial toaster is frequently an important piece of kitchen equipment.  Toasted breads have become a customer expectation in a wide variety of food service establishments.  The prudent buyer will make sure to assess their specific production needs, their space limitations, ... Read on

Food Storage Equipment Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part.  Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you with their food storage equipment offerings and pricing.  This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   In every commercial kitchen, proper food storage is key to preserving freshness and delivering safe, delicious cuisine.  There are a variety of food storage choices available on the market – comprised of different materials, different shapes, different sizes, and with different functions.  The type of food storage equipment you ... Read on

Commercial Range Purchasing Guide

 Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the difficult part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial dishwasher offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place!   For many buyers, a commercial range will be the most important piece of restaurant equipment in their kitchen, so the prudent buyer will make sure to assess their needs, prioritize, and approach suppliers with at least a general idea of the type of range (and the set of features) in which ... Read on

Commercial Oven Maintenance & Cleaning Tips

After having purchased your commercial oven, you’ll want to make sure that you maintain it in good condition to prevent costly repairs.  Always read the owner’s manual of your particular oven for the specifics on how to properly maintain the oven, but also, don’t be shy about approaching your supplier with questions.  Most suppliers are happy to offer post-purchase information as they have an intimate knowledge of the products they sell and have likely dealt with faulty, broken, and ill-maintained products in the past.   General Maintenance Tips Oven Door Maintenance Over time, many commercial ovens develop cooking and heat ... Read on

Full-Size Commercial Oven Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial oven offerings and pricing so that you can compare all your options in one place!  There are many different types of commercial ovens out there, but this guide will focus specifically on full-size commercial ovens.  When purchasing a full-size oven, there are a number of factors to take into account: floor space, initial costs, maintenance costs, cleaning requirements, ease-of-use, production capacity, gas/electric use and existing kitchen piping/wiring, ... Read on

Deli Equipment Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their deli equipment offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place!  These days, American delis often double as full-featured sandwich shops.  As such, purchasing equipment for a deli requires that you consider both deli-focused meat and food processing equipment and sandwich-making equipment.  There are many factors to take into account: space issues, initial and maintenance costs, ease of use and familiarity, safety, production ... Read on

Commercial Ice Maker Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial ice maker offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place!  Your business may necessitate the purchase of a commercial ice machine.  There are a number of different factors to consider: available floor space, whether you want to go modular, whether you need different kinds of ice, cost, ease-of-maintenance, and more.   Commercial ice machines are relatively limited in breadth, so your ... Read on

Ceramic Mugs Purchasing Guide

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their ceramic mug offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! Ceramic mugs are essential for restaurants and coffee shops. Many different styles, sizes, and colors are available in bulk from our suppliers. The minimum quantity is generally 72 or 144 with an average price of $1 to $2 per unit, but this will vary based on the style of mug and the ... Read on

Beer Glasses Purchasing Guide

What you need to know before making your custom imprint beer glass purchase

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their beer glass offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! Beer glasses are essential for restaurants and bars. Many different styles, sizes, and colors are available in bulk from our suppliers. The minimum quantity is generally 72 or 144, but this will vary based on the style of glass and the supplier. It is often more economical to condense your order into ... Read on

Wine Stemware Purchasing Guide

Things you should consider when buying bulk wine stemware at wholesale prices.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their wine stemware offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! Wine glasses are essential for restaurants and bars. Many different styles and sizes are available in bulk from our suppliers. Our suppliers can handle as little as 72 glasses per order, but it is often more economical to condense your wine glass order into as few shipments as possible to save on ... Read on

Commercial Fryer Purchasing Guide

Everything you need to consider before buying a commercial fryer.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial fryer offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! For food service businesses in which there is a significant fried food production need, the purchase of a commercial fryer is an obvious first step towards improving kitchen efficiency. Before you engage with suppliers, however, be sure to consider the full range of options so as to best match your needs. This ... Read on

Commercial Refrigerator Guide

Solid door, glass door, undercounter commercial refrigerators - what you need to know.

Before you make a purchase, let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes using the form to the right, and we'll get multiple suppliers to provide you their commercial fridge offerings and pricing. This way, you can compare all your options in one place! When purchasing a commercial refrigerator, you have to consider a variety of factors: floor space concerns, fridge capacity, fridge contents, initial costs and maintenance costs, ease of use, and any other specific needs. Many minor considerations come into play that may not be obvious at first glance. For example, if you are ... Read on

Brew Trends: Cooperative Craft Brewing (Part 1)

In this week's Brew Trends, we start with part one of a four-part series on cooperative craft brewing. In particular, we'll explore why community is at the heart of a successful co-op business.

In this week's Brew Trends, we kick-off with part one of a four-part series on cooperative craft brewing. For brewers already familiar with this business model or those looking to explore new options, read on to discover why this is a trend to watch.   Brew Trends: Why Cooperative Craft Brewing? The goal of a cooperative is to help people "meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business." While cooperative ownership isn't a new concept, extending from farming co-ops, retail cooperatives, shared office spaces and cooperative living communities to breweries, the brewing industry is ... Read on

The Case for Cans: Trends in Craft Beer Canning

Award-winning writer & Beerded Lady Meredith Heil makes the case for cans with her exploration of trends in craft beer canning.

Most brewers tend to devote a lot of time and effort to packaging their craft beer. With so many packaging options available, investigating trends in purchasing can reveal a lot of about an industry. Here we make the case for cans and what trends in beer canning mean for craft brewers everywhere.  The Case for Cans: Craft Beer Canning Trending Up It's no secret that craft beer is booming. Walk into any corner store, and you’re immediately confronted by a world-class selection representing a myriad of styles, flavors and origins - a true departure from the 30-racks of light Lagers that ... Read on

The Rise of the Cider Bar: Wassail NYC

We chart the rise of the cider bar with Wassail, an acclaimed NYC destination for fine food and hard cider fans alike. As growth in the hard cider industry continues to gain momentum in the US, this is a trend to watch.

The Rise of The Cider Bar: Wassail NYC Recent growth in hard cider production has led to a problem for drinkers and businesses alike all over the nation: where to buy it? The answer to that question can be charted in the rise of the cider bar, a destination dedicated to showcasing the best of the fruits of America's labor, literally. Hot on the heels of that trend is NYC cider destination Wassail, located in Manhattan's trendy Lower East Side neighborhood. I spoke to the team behind the fast-growing business to learn more about why they chose to launch a ... Read on

Profile: Urban Winemaking with Brooklyn Winery

Kinnek profiles Brooklyn Winery, working hard to put urban winemaking on the New York map.

Brooklyn Winery is working hard to put New York winemaking on the map. Set in the heart of Williamsburg, the winery is run by winemaker Conor McCormack and headed up by owners Brian Leventhal and John Stires. The team's journey into urban winemaking came relatively out of the blue. A little over five years ago, Leventhal and Stires were just two guys living in New York City, working for an internet startup. On weekends, the pair would moonlight as winemakers at a co-production space in New Jersey. It was there that inspiration struck. At the time, no one was making wine commerially in New York's urban setting. ... Read on

St. Patrick's Day Pub Promotions: How Galway Bay Pub Honors Its Heritage

If you're curious to know how Galway Bay Pub honors its Irish heritage, look no further than the tavern's St. Patrick's Day pub promotions.

The St. Patrick's Day pub promotions that Galway Bay Pub runs each year to honor its Irish heritage take the expression "a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" to a whole different level. Planning St. Patrick's Day Pub Promotions: Honoring Heritage and Good Business Like many Irish pubs, Galway Bay in Ocean Shores, Washington celebrates St. Paddy's Day by throwing a party...but not just any party. Kinnek customer Chris Doyle, one of the owners of the old-world Irish tavern, describes the celebration as "five full days of non-stop food, fun, culture, and live music honoring the Irish tradition". They call it their "St. Paddy's Feis" celebration and as Chris explains, the ... Read on

How to Purchase Commercial Dishwashers

A clean guide to purchasing the perfect commercial dishwasher!

Before you purchase a commercial dishwasher let Kinnek do the hard part. Submit a free request for quotes and we'll get multiple manufacturers to provide you with offerings and pricing for whatever your supply needs - all in one place! High grade dishwashers are a ubiquitous piece of equipment in commercial kitchens.  Choosing an appropriate dishwasher for your kitchen’s needs is central to the running of a clean, restaurant-quality kitchen, and will undoubtedly have an effect on public perception of your business.  Restaurants with dishwashers that are unsuited for the tasks-at-hand may risk upsetting customers with crusted glassware, dishware, and utensils, and ... Read on

What is a Beer Growler? A Beginner's Guide

What is a beer growler? Our beginner's guide shows you everything you need to know, including sizes and tips on creating a custom growler of your own.

What is a Beer Growler? So, what is a beer growler, exactly? Well, for all you aspiring brewers out there, a beer growler is a special container traditionally used to transport draft beer or other beverages like cold-brew coffee and, in some cases, wine. Though the origins of the container are shrouded in mystery, the term 'growler' is said to have originated as a reference to the sound emitted from the bottle as a result of carbon dioxide escaping from the brew held inside. For brewers, the recent rise of craft brewing in the US means beer growlers have become an increasingly popular way for customers to transport ... Read on


Popular Q&A

Your questions on Restaurant Equipment and Supplies answered by industry experts.

Q Do manual and semi-auto bottle-fillers gauge a liquid's volume automatically? Can I set my filler to fill only 750 ml of wine and have it gauge that amount without me having to eye-ball the level?

A Our semi-automatic units will fill to a desired level. The new redesigned automatic fill head senses the liquid level. On the deluxe units, the operator can set a delay in ...


Q I'm worried that getting clear growlers will let the light in and make my beer skunky. Am I being ridiculous, or are amber growlers more protective of the growler contents?

A Amber growlers are more protective of their contents than clear glass growlers. Chemists at the University of North Carolina and Ghent University in Belgium found that sunlight breaks down alpha ...


Q What's the preferred image file type for suppliers, when sending custom artwork for growlers and other customized products?

A vector. But good decorators will take anything.