Category Archives: Management

by Pitco on December 20, 2021 at 10:25AM

The current supply chain shortages have been well documented, as well as the subsequent rates of inflation that are driving up prices in all sectors of the economy. Foodservice isn’t immune, as we’ve seen increases in the costs of raw materials, manufacturing, and even the food supply. Whether it’s greater expenses or the decreased supply,...

by Pitco on December 13, 2021 at 10:24AM

We’ve already established that Hanukkah is the greatest holiday for fried foods. From fried potato latkes to the famous sufganiyot jelly-filled donuts, the use of oil as it relates to food is a symbolic nod to the meaning of the holiday, a holiday that celebrates the miraculous use of oil. Though we don’t have any miracles up our sleeves...
Running a foodservice business in today’s environment means juggling economic and health issues, food supply and logistics, along with changing consumer behaviors. Not recognizing and responding to changes in any one of these areas can bring a previously successful restaurant to its knees. The foodservice industry is facing so many issues at once. This includes staff shortages to the point where restaurants are limiting their...
No matter what industry you work in, labor challenges exist, and both finding and keeping employees is not a new challenge to the foodservice industry. Now that many restaurants are opening up, or getting ready to open up to full capacity, the challenge is amplified by the fact that not all of the furloughed or laid-off employees...

by Pitco on January 29, 2020 at 7:18PM

Whether you’re opening up a brand new restaurant, or you’ve been in business for decades and are just looking to optimize your frying program, improving your oil filtration system can go a long way toward efficiency and savings. Everyone knows that restaurant logistics can be a nightmare. However, one easy way to make things easier on yourself...

by Pitco on January 17, 2020 at 1:27PM

Are you having a difficult time attracting and keeping great employees? If so, you aren’t alone! Labor problems have become a major stumbling block in the foodservice industry. As hard as it is to keep your commercial kitchen fully staffed, the last thing you want to do is frighten employees away. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what may happen...
Sustainability is an important topic in any industry these days, certainly in foodservice. Creating a more sustainable kitchen environment for your restaurant or foodservice operation can be a challenge, but the reward is well worth the effort. Not only does it save significant amounts of money in the long term, but it’s an important aspect...