Category Archives: Oil

We continue our ongoing series where we sit down with Fry Guys and Fry Gals around the country to find out how to get the most out of their fryers. This month we talk with David Ford, corporate chef for Heartland Reps in Missouri. David has worked for some of the biggest names in the...
Getting ready for back-to-school means shopping at the mall, looking for the latest fashion trends, waiting in line, and taking time for a quick meal. It’s a perfect opportunity for quick service restaurant (QSR) retailers to fill in the meal gaps. Back To School Shopping . . . And Eating It’s no secret almost every...
In the wake of the pandemic, there has been a drastic increase in the popularity of fried food. With the number of fried options on restaurant menus rising by 5% in the last year, and deep fryer repair calls skyrocketing by 93%, it is safe to say America is experiencing a fried food revolution. However,...
Inflation is a growing global problem. Many factors influence the rising cost of goods and services, from conflict to climate change. Cooking oil is not immune to these fluctuations in price. What’s Causing Another Spike in Cooking Oil Prices? Fluctuating oil prices are not new. Supply chain issues from COVID-19, labor shortages, and increased biofuel...
Fried foods are some of the most beloved in America. In our ongoing series, we sit down with the Fry Guys and Fry Gals who know how to get the most out of their fryers. In this edition, we sat down with Nick Sortore, the Arizona-based chef for Elevation® Foodservice Reps in Colorado. A veteran of...
Restaurant operators are busy. Between staffing and ordering and maintaining operations, there’s a lot to do as it pertains to the bottom line. Tasks like cleaning schedules and oil maintenance can be, well, sometimes swept under the rug. While priorities are understandably placed on profits, it’s important to know that tasks like oil filtration can...

by Pitco on March 24, 2022 at 8:25PM

Oil filtration is one of the most important processes in any commercial foodservice operations. Because fryers are so prevalent in our cooking, even the slightest mismanagement of oil can result in poor quality and lost profits. Yes, oil filtration is important, but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. Let’s take a quick look...

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...

by Pitco on May 21, 2021 at 2:32PM

One of the quickest ways to alter the taste of the food that you’re frying is to allow sediment to collect in the oil. Not only does the sediment impart the flavors and smells of the food it came from, but it can cause other issues as well. Here are some tips and tools to...