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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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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Foodservice Industry News Week in Brief: February 27

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Foodservice News Looking for the latest foodservice news? Check out the latest news stories, plus this week’s blog and promotions from Central for the week of February 23 through February 27! QSR Web: QSRs, fast casuals provide …

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National School Breakfast Week: March 2-6, 2015

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National School Breakfast Week is an annual School Nutrition Association (SNA) event for members to celebrate the program and increase school participation. This year’s event will be held March 2 through March 6, 2015.

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Wordless Wednesday: Hard Boiled Eggs…In The Oven!

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Making hard boiled eggs in the oven is easy and great for cooking large amounts at a time. Learn how from the All Recipes’ website.  

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