Journey of Pizza | Pt. 1: The 3 Steps to Expand Your Kitchen into an Efficient Pizza-Making Machine.

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It’s time to embark on the Journey of Pizza with us! There are so many elements that go into the creations that come out of your kitchen, and we’re not just talking about the ingredients. The tools in which you place your trust to help your operation not only meet the demands of your customers in producing consistent, quality dishes should also give you the ability to explore creating with more products! So, let’s take a look at what we’re talking about.

DOUGH

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Our first stop is where it all begins. The framework of a pizza. The structure upon which the pie is erected. We’re talking about that beautiful crust. From crispy, thin and crunchy to airy, bubbly dishes straight from the old country, this sets the foundation of your pizza.

As much power as the ingredients that go into creating a superior crust control, the tools that help bring your gift to your customers are of equal importance. 

At the forefront of the commercial mixer game is the KitchenAid Commercial Stand Mixer. Known for its iconic, timeless look with the Empire Red-coated stainless steel (more color options available), this bad boy in the kitchen has a massive 8-quart bowl. To put that in perspective, you’re turning out over 11 dozen cookies in one batch! Not to mention the peace of mind it brings you with its powerful 1.3 HP motor and strong bowl-lift design when mixing those heavy ingredients or large batches.

In light of all the great features, the most valuable asset the KitchenAid Stand Mixer delivers on is the time it frees up in your kitchen. The truth is, if you’re creating dishes from scratch or have a high-volume operation time is something you don’t have a lot of. Top-of-the-line KitchenAid products bring efficiency to all aspects of your food & kitchen.

Speaking of kitchen efficiencies, this is what our next stop is all about!

PREP TABLE

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Pizza restaurants make up over 17% of the restaurant industry as a whole humming to the tune of over $44 billion dollars in revenue in 2017. Feeding a pizza-crazed society that shows no signs of slowing down requires pizza restaurants to be light on their feet and extremely efficient in both preparation and production in the kitchen. Equipping your kitchen with a prep table that allows you to evolve and adapt to your customers’ increasingly refined tastebuds is a game-changer.

Knowing what to look for in a prep table can be overwhelming, but with a little reverse engineering you can be on your way to maximizing your profits in no time!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when outfitting your kitchen with a new prep table:

  • Temperature Control - let food safety be the least of your worries.
  • Ease of Operational Use - look not only for ergonomically-driven designs, but the units with the easiest maintenance will make your life much less stressful.
  • Flexibility & Capacity - the customer comes first: having the ability to customize your menu at the drop of a hat and tackle high order volume at the same time should be a priority.
  • Customization - providing a prep table solution specific to your operation.

Developing and creating performance-driven spaces is what Randell does best. With Randell, you can check off all of the above listed attributes you want in a prep table - from the production standard prep table to the custom operations solution, we have you covered. Download our go-to comparison guide for an in-depth look at how Randell stands up to the competition.

Check out our previous prep table blog for an in-depth look in you search for a prep table.

PIZZA OVEN

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As the pizza industry continues to grow year after year, keeping up with the increasing demand can become a challenge for your operation. As a result, one of the first things to go is the quality of the very thing that got you there in the first place!

It starts with having the right equipment in place to help you push out high-volume orders. Coming with the territory of producing large volumes of product is wear and tear. Your kitchen is only as strong as the reliability of your equipment. As far as pizza ovens go, The Montague Company has set the standard for quality and performance, forging a robust history for over 150 years in the commercial kitchen industry.

On top of being built like an absolute tank, what sets the Hearthbake Pizza Oven apart is its fully lined interior. Stocked with durable and efficient Cordierite decks, as well as being lined with firebrick on the sides, top and bottom, this oven is the epitome a consistent, long-lasting piece of equipment. Often overlooked is the versatility of this unit. Just because it's called a pizza oven doesn't mean it can't knock your socks off with some delicious casseroles, breads, or baked pastas!

Watch us make our Alfredo Chicken Pizza with the Montague Hearthbake
& see the quality we're talking about!

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That wraps up Part 1 of our Journey of Pizza! Catch next week’s edition as we continue this journey and take you through Quick Fire & Beverage solutions!

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