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In our Education Station, CGA will supply you with all of the “need-to-know” information needed to make the best decision for your restaurant, chain, cafeteria or any foodservice business. CGA is here to help with any further questions you may have, but visit the Education Station regularly for consistent updates.

Convection Steamers

Let’s talk a minute about convection steamers. We all know from using convection ovens that the benefit of the movement of air in the compartment is faster cooking with more even heat.  With steamers it is even more important.  Once upon a time, when we talked about steamers we meant pressure steamers.  These monsters are […]   » Continue Reading

Food Safety

What is food safety really all about?  This question could create weeks of discussion but to sum it up in just a few words it is about having the knowledge to protect our customers and our establishments from serving unsafe food.  The price to pay for unsafe food are too many to mention and none […]   » Continue Reading

Ice Machine Usage

Types of Ice Machines There are several styles of ice on the commercial market, but we will concentrate on the two most used styles: Cube and Flake. Cube ice is the most widely used ice in the industry in comparison.  It is best for use in soft drinks, beverages on the rocks, Hotel/Hospitality use, as […]   » Continue Reading

Refrigeration 101

Have you ever been asked the question: “What is refrigeration?” Most people answer “Refrigeration is making something cold.”   Actually, making something cold is the end result of refrigeration.  The true definition of refrigeration is: “The removal of heat from one place and transferring it somewhere else.” If you stop and think about it, and then compare […]   » Continue Reading

Steam Kettles and Braising Pans

Steam jacketed kettles are best thought of as a “pot without the stove”.  Anything you can do in a pot on the stove, you can do in a kettle.  You can use it for soups, stocks, gravies, sauces, or any liquid product.  You can also use it for browning meats before draining off the grease […]   » Continue Reading

Storage & Transport Solutions

METRO SmartWall G3 Productivity System “A unique storage and work station system for often underutilized wall space.”  Let’s start thinking of storage maximization in terms of cubic feet instead of only square feet.  In the ever changing kitchen design, we have seen smaller and smaller kitchen footprints.  Wall-mounted tracks are the foundation for attaching productivity […]   » Continue Reading