Author Archives: Tracey Rector Allen

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About Tracey Rector Allen

Tracey Rector is a Content Specialist for Central Restaurant Products, a food service equipment and supply distributor in Indianapolis. She writes for Central's catalog, website and blog and provides latest foodservice information on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. Each year, Tracey attends the National Restaurant Association Show. She has also attended Vollrath University, Vulcan University and Social Media Examiner's Social Media and Blogging Success Summits.
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School Cafeteria Ideas for Decorations and Products

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With the 2014/2015 school year coming to a close, now is the time to start gathering school cafeteria ideas to decorate for the remainder of the year and early next year. The cafeteria is a gathering place, one that many students are excited to visit each day. Creating a fun environment helps to provide students a break from school work but could also create more learning opportunities as well.

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LAST WEEK: Spring Bake KitchenAid® Mixer Contest!

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It’s the last week of our #SpringBakeCRP KitchenAid mixer contest! Learn how you can win this gorgeous red mixer–and hurry! The contest ends Sunday April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

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Upgrade to a Commercial KitchenAid Mixer for Your Kitchen

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KitchenAid® Goes Commercial KitchenAid launched their iconic stand mixer in 1919 and it has been a staple in kitchens ever since. Food services in particular have trusted their KitchenAid mixers simply for their love of the product and …

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Stainless Steel vs. Aluminum: Which is Better?

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Stainless steel and aluminum are two metals very important to the foodservice industry.  So which is better? Both, actually.  Each metal is better for different applications. Gathered below are specifications about each. During  Vollrath University sessions they …

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Cake and Loaf Bakery

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Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese, caramel drizzle and candied walnuts from Cake and Loaf Bakery.

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Mix, Blend or Chop? Choosing the Right Food Prep Equipment

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When it comes to mixing, blending and chopping foods for your food service, there are several different pieces of food prep equipment that will help accomplish specific tasks. Choosing the right one will increase efficiency and lead to a longer product life.

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What Is The Temperature Danger Zone? Tips to Keep Food Safe

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Temperature Danger Zone Often times when cooking, it is easy to remember the temperatures food should be to kill bacteria, however, there comes a point in temperature where foods are susceptible for rapid bacterial growth. This is …

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What Do They Mean: NSF, UL and Energy Star Rated

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While shopping for restaurant equipment, you will find NSF® listed, UL® certified and ENERGY STAR® rated items.  In many cases, people do not always know what these mean. We’ve compiled this list based from the  CFSP …

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