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Chop Chop Spring Sweepstakes

Central’s Twitter Chop Chop Spring Sweepstakes – Winner Announced!

Chop Chop Spring Sweepstakes

Update: Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Bedford Bistro and Bar in Raleigh, NC on winning this salad prep duo! If you would like one for yourself, just click on the links below!

Spring Sweepstakes

Spring is here! Celebrate by participating in our Twitter Chop Chop Spring Sweepstakes for a chance to win two great items for your school or restaurant’s salad prep!

How to Enter

You can do it all right here on this page!

  1. Follow @CRPRestaurant on Twitter
  2. Retweet the pinned tweet (below) about the contest

Winner

The winner will be announced on Monday April 18, so get over to Twitter!

Official Rules

For terms and conditions, please visit our Central Restaurant Products’ Chop Chop Giveaway Official Rules.

Chop Chop Spring Sweepstakes

 

 

 

Libbey® Craft Beer Sampler Set Giveaway Winner

Darn! You just missed out on our contest! That’s okay, keep checking back to our blog for upcoming giveaways in the future!

If there’s one trend you’ve noticed in the food service industry, it’s craft beer. Sales have increased steadily over the past year, and if your restaurant hasn’t taken part, now is the time! Give customers a new way to sample craft beer by winning a Libbey® Craft Beer Sampler Set! One lucky winner will receive one case of 12 Libbey® Wood Paddle Flights and two cases of Libbey® Mini Pub Glasses totaling four mini pub glasses for each wood paddle flight!

Entering is easy, just follow along the prompts below. Each entry gives you a certain number of points, and the more points you have the better your chance is to win! The contest starts on August 6 at 12 a.m. and ends on August 31 at 11:59 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified after the contest ends.

The Libbey® serving flight is perfect for serving up flights of craft beer or hard cider. Four 2-1/4″ recessed spaces hold sampler glasses neatly, and can accompany different tasting glasses. The paddle is constructed out of rubberwood, and has a 1/2″ hole in the handle for easy storage.

If you can’t wait until the contest ends to get your hands on a Libbey® sampler set, shop Central now! Did we mention Libbey® craft beer supplies are all 10% off?!

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Win Tickets to June’s Chefs’ Night Off Indy!

We’re doing it again! Central Restaurant Products has teamed up with Chefs’ Night Off Indy, along with The Sinking Ship and Scarlet Lane Brewing Company for their next event “Goonies Never Say Die.”

By liking Central and Chefs’ Night Off Indy on Facebook, you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event on Monday June 22. The event will be held at The Sinking Ship and will have two seating times (6 p.m. or 8 p.m.). This means you have two chances to win! In addition to tickets, you will also win $100 to spend with Central.

Chefs Night Off IndyIf you’re in the Indiana restaurant community, you definitely will want to attend a future Chefs’ Night Off Indy event. This ongoing series of dinners showcase the talents of Indy’s culinary scene, with a huge focus on local. It is a great opportunity for those in the community to see the creative visions of other chefs to become inspired for their own restaurants.

“The people who put the flame to the pan are breaking loose for one night a month and bringing to life their cuisines, their way,” Chefs’ Night Off Indy said. “The idea is to help cultivate Indy’s food scene and community to get cooks working with other cooks and exchanging ideas.”

June’s event at The Sinking Ship will certainly not disappoint, so if you aren’t the lucky winner for a pair of tickets, you can  buy them here.

The event will feature a family style meal presented by Craig Baker of Bent Rail/Local/Plow and Anchor, Nate Bracey of Sinking Ship, Joshua Huffman of Sangrita and Eli Laidlaw of Nourish. It’s described as a very unique dinner paired with Scarlet Lane Brewing.

gziQ8Eq-The menu will be as follows:

  • Amuse:  Smoked and confit peanuts
  • First Course:  “Walk the Plank” Chicken Hearts served on wooden plank with a boiler maker consisting of a Sailor Jerry Rum shot and Lenore Pale Ale
  • Second Course: Deep fried suckling pig and Pale Ale
  • Third Course: Sword fish collars and Pale Ale
  • Fourth Course: White Trash tiramisu (Twinkie based) with a dessert beer created on-site at Scarlet Lane (coffee stout)

Please note Chefs’ Night Out Indy events are not formal or fine dining.

For more information about Chefs’ Night Off Indy, visit their Facebook page.

Images from the Chefs’ Night Off Indy and Sinking Ship Facebook pages. 

Kitchenaid contest

LAST WEEK: Spring Bake KitchenAid® Mixer Contest!

Let’s face it: KitchenAid® is known for mixers – quality, world-class mixers that is! Central wants to celebrate “Spring Bake” by giving away a brand new, 8 quart commercial KitchenAid mixer! Did we mention it’s a gorgeous red one?!

If you’re feeling lucky and want to enter (who wouldn’t want to?), simply visit this link to Central’s Facebook page on your desktop or mobile device. From there, you’ll fill out a short entry form. The contest ends on April 19 at 11:59 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified after the contest ends.

The 8 quart commercial mixer features durable metal construction and is compatible with all KitchenAid attachments. The mixer also comes with a stainless steel bowl, 11 wire whip, flat beater and spiral dough hook. Any bakery, restaurant or food service operation could use a commercial KitchenAid mixer!

If you can’t wait until the contest ends to get a KitchenAid mixer, shop Central now!

Don’t wait any longer – sign up for your chance to win a brand new commercial KitchenAid mixer now!

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Spring Bake KitchenAid® Mixer Contest!

Let’s face it: KitchenAid® is known for mixers – quality, world-class mixers that is! Central wants to celebrate “Spring Bake” by giving away a brand new, 8 Quart Commercial KitchenAid mixer! Did we mention it’s a gorgeous red one?!

If you’re feeling lucky and want to enter (who wouldn’t want to?), simply visit  Central’s Facebook page and click on the “Spring Bake” tab. From there, you’ll fill out a short entry form. The contest will run from March 18 and ends on April 19 at 11:59 p.m. The lucky winner will be notified after the contest ends.

The 8 Quart Commercial mixer features durable metal construction and is compatible with all KitchenAid attachments. The mixer also comes with a stainless steel bowl, 11 wire whip, flat beater and spiral dough hook. Any bakery, restaurant or food service operation could use a commercial KitchenAid mixer!

If you can’t wait until the contest ends to get a KitchenAid mixer, shop Central now!

Don’t wait any longer – sign up for your chance to win a brand new commercial KitchenAid mixer now!

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Halloween Promotions Using Costumes

With just little over a week before Halloween, your restaurant may or may not have a promotion planned for the spooky holiday. Whether your promotion is a menu item or just decoration, getting into the holiday spirit can benefit your restaurant. A fun, easy idea can include your staff and be a way to encourage customers to choose your restaurant on October 31st.

Building the Buzz

A cool way to attract customers to your restaurant during Halloween weekend is through a fun promotion. There is still time to utilize the holiday to your advantage by using costumes! Allowing costumes to be part of your promotion can in turn leave your customer with a positive experience. Not only will it be fun for those who participate, but is also kid friendly! The staff can also get involved with this promotion by dressing up in their favorite, and appropriate, costumes as well. Your restaurant could also think of a theme that the staff can portray with their costumes. Check out two suggestions below of quick  Halloween promotions that your restaurant can put together!

Costume Contest

There are a couple a ways you can go about doing a Halloween costume promotion. The first way is through a costume contest. A costume contest makes the promotion into more of an event/competition. Any customer that comes to your restaurant dressed in costume is eligible to enter the contest. Be sure to remind your guests to keep their costumes appropriate. The contest can be split into age groups so there is more than one winner. The best costumes, voted by staff or other customers, can be rewarded with a free meal or prize of some sort.  The prize could also be a new menu item you are trying out or a coupon for a future visit to your restaurant. Pictures of the customers who win the costume contest can be put up to build hype for the next year!

Discounts with Costume

Another easy way to incorporate costumes into your promotion is through offering a discount or percentage off. This is popular for restaurants even on days other than Halloween. For example, Chick-fil-A has Cow Appreciation day where guests who dress as cows get a free meal. A discount of any sort with a costume is a good way to incentivize customers to include your restaurant into their Halloween plans. This Halloween promotion will also attract customers who want to grab a last minute bite to eat before taking their child trick-o-treating or heading to their co-worker’s Halloween party.

Does your staff need last minute costume ideas for your Halloween promotion? Check out 19 Brilliant Ways to Dress Like Food for Halloween on Buzzfeed.com for some ideas for your restaurant.

Shop Central

We don’t sell Halloween costumes, but we have all your food service equipment needs to pull off a successful Halloween promotion!  Remember to shop Central Restaurant for the best selection, prices and expert advice from our Product Consultants. Product Consultants can be reached online via the chat or by phone at 800-215-9293.

 

 

Win $20,000 to make over your restaurant!

Attention all US restaurant owners—enter for your chance to win a $20,000 restaurant makeover from Dawn Professional.

If you are an American citizen and own a restaurant in any one of the 50 states or District of Columbia, enter Dawn Professional’s “It’s Your Time to Shine” contest before April 12, 2010 to win:

  • a $20,000 check to use towards the makeover of your restaurant
  • expert consultation by “Top Chef” star Spike Mendelsohn
  • a paid trip for four to Chicago to attend the 2010 National Restaurant Association show on May 22-25, 2010

Enter now for your chance to win.

Note:  Please read the Official Rules before entering.

Day 11 + Day 12 Giveaway Winners

Congrats to our last two prize winners of the Winter Wonderland Daily Giveaway!

Winner of the Roll Top Chafer: Gerald W., Moscow, ID

Winner of the Radiance Hot Plate: Lynn P., Lodge, SC

Thanks again to everyone who entered! For those of you who didn’t win, we hope to do another giveaway again in a few months. We couldn’t believe what a great response we got from our customers, and we also really appreciate our vendors who pitched in to offer such great prizes.

We’re neck-deep in production of our 2010 Master Catalog, which hits mailboxes in January. Can’t reveal too much right now but more details will be coming soon! What I can tell you: the book is going to have thousands of awesome new products!

In the meantime, check out our Year End Savings Event – save up to 25% on more than 100 items – shop online or by calling us at 800-881-4985. This offer ends 12/31/09.

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