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Vollrath: Manufacturer Spotlight

The Vollrath Company has been a leader in the foodservice equipment industry dating back to 1874. Tough, durable and inexpensive products helped transform a small company into a worldwide corporation. Products ranging from cookware to mobile carts and kiosks are manufactured with the Vollrath mission and promise in mind to serve the foodservice industry.

History

In 1874, Jacob J. Vollrath established Vollrath Co. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and first manufacturedcast iron utensils. He expanded the business in 1892 with sheet stamped wire. In the 1900’s sales offices opened up in Chicago, New York and San Francisco distributing items across the United States. Vollrath established their Original Equipment Manufacturer department in 1937. During World War II they manufactured stainless steel canteens and other military utensils for the troops. From 1951 to 1975, Vollrath lead the market for deep drawn stainless steel products for hospitals, restaurants and the home. They also celebrated 100 years as a company. By 1976, their foodservice product line expanded with the addition of plastic cookware, aluminum cookware in 1989 and food warmers in 1994. Vollrath is also present around the globe with locations in North America, Mexico, Europe, China and Latin America. Vollrath provides products for restaurants, health care, education, colleges, universities, lodging, resorts and supermarkets.

Products

Now over 142 years old, Vollrath continues to make innovative and creative products

to supply the foodservice industry around the globe. Their products encompass everything an operation would need to successfully conduct business. Vollrath Steam Table Pans and Accessories help save energy. They come in heavy gauge stainless steel, high and low temperature plastic, perforated stainless steel and non-stick coated finishes.

Vollrath Cookware comes with or without non-stick coatings, and the Jacob’s Pride line offers a lifetime guarantee. Their Kitchen Essentials vary from dishers, spoons and ladles to their own innovative Spoodle utensils. They also ensure exact portion control. If you need hot foods hot, and cold foods cold, Vollrath’s line of
buffets and tabletops are meant for you. Vollrath’s Heating and Warming units hold food at safe temperatures and feature energy saving designs. Utility carts, equipment and merchandising carts give you flexibility to meet your function and style requirements. Their slicers are built to last and can accommodate large restaurant operations. Vollrath also offers Original Equipment Manufacturer custom products.

If you’re looking for products with quality and durability in mind, then Vollrath is for you. Vollrath always provides for what the customer needs. They state this in their promise:

“Setting the Standard.  That is what Vollrath is all about.  This stretches from our superior designed, innovative products, to our world class manufacturing facilities, to our top rated sales force and customer support.  You’ll see precisely how Setting the Standard manifests itself in cookware that cleans up easily, warmers that conserve energy, pans that won’t stick together, dishers that operate smoothly and efficiently, and more.  The fact is, we’ve been Setting the Standard for over 136 years, and plan to continue for another 136 more. It is our goal to incorporate great ideas into new and existing products as well as new ways to serve you better.”

You can research and shop for Vollrath products by going to our website. Vollrath also has great creative YouTube videos to help you learn more about their products and what they have to offer. Visit their YouTube page here. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sous-vide

Though the technique has been around since the 1970s, sous-vide cooking has just begun gaining popularity in the restaurant industry. Literally translated to “under vacuum,” sous-vide (pronounced soo-veed) cooking is a precise, controlled cooking method using water as a medium to transfer heat to product in a vacuum-sealed bag. In traditional cooking methods, overcooking is likely to occur due to the high heat involved. With sous-vide, you set the desired temperature you want your food to reach, as the food will only reach as high a temperature as the water bath it’s in. This way, your food will reach the exact temperature you want it to reach every time, with no overcooking.

Benefits of Sous-vide

The benefits to sous-vide are multifold. It allows you to achieve consistent, repeatable results with your food. For beef, your meat will have the same temperature from edge to edge, rather than the well-done ring you usually see around the outside of the meat. For tougher cuts, it won’t overcook the meats, and it breaks down connective tissues, allowing you to serve great entrees using cheaper cuts. Sous-vide allows you to create cook-chill items, where you can transfer food in it’s vacuum-sealed bag from the water bath directly into your blast chiller or freezer for later use.

Sous-vide Process

Image Courtesy of Vollrath

Image Courtesy of Vollrath

First, you want to select the freshest ingredients possible. It’s important to remember, that sous-vide will amplify good AND bad flavors. Don’t even think about using that week old fish for your sous-vide! Next, you want to season your food. You can use herbs, marinades or the ol’ standby, salt and pepper.

Once you’ve got your seasoning down, you will need to vacuum pack your food. Place your food in an unsealed plastic bag, place the bag in a vacuum chamber and let it do its thing. You should have a tightly sealed, ready-to-cook bag o’ food. Now, it’s time to cook. Place the sealed bag into the water bath and let it sit for as long as you need it to cook. The bath will bring the food up to the proper temperature you set. Because the temperature of the water is set only to the temperature you want the food to be, you have a longer window of doneness than you would with traditional methods. Food can be left in sous-vide for a long time, as long as two or three days. The longer you leave it in, the more time the process will have to break down connective tissues, so if you’re cooking a tough piece of meat, it will come out tender.

Finally, once your meat has reached the preferred level of doneness, you have the option to finish the meat by searing it. Searing will deliver the familiar appearance and texture that diners expect to see on their meat. Searing also will raise the external temperature slightly. One of the risks of sous-vide is the potential of anaerobic bacteria developing due to the lack of oxygen in the vacuum-sealed bag. Searing after sous-vide helps kill off that bacteria.

In addition to meats, sous-vide is great for non-green vegetables, eggs, tempering chocolate, hold hollandaise sauce and more!

Where to Buy

Ready to get started? Central carries Vollrath’s complete sous-vide unit, which comes with immersion circulator, water bath and cover. Be sure to also check out Vollrath’s vacuum packaging machines and bags as well.

See It in Action

Finally, check out the video below, courtesy of Vollrath, which takes you through a demonstration of the sous-vide process.

Celebrate Summer Savings With 15% Off All Vollrath Products through Central Restaurant Products

To kick off the release of our new 401 page catalog, Central Restaurant Products has teamed up with The Vollrath Company for an exclusive promotion. This promotion will be featured in both the catalog and CentralRestaurant.com, and will offer the food service industry 15% off all Vollrath products. Central carries hundreds of Vollrath items in stock, and will ship the same day if ordered by 5 p.m. EST. This promotion will run through September 5.

About Vollrath

For over 100 years, Vollrath has been a trusted name in restaurant equipment and smallwares. Their philosophy is to produce products that help customers outperform every day. Vollrath’s innovation and commitment to quality earned them Foodservice Equipment and Supplies “Best in Class” awards in 2013 for cookware, induction, table top and buffet and manual food processors.

Vollrath provides a vast assortment of restaurant and foodservice items, ranging from cookware, buffet units, food processors, kitchen utensils, mixers, warewashing supplies and more. The food service industry will find thousands of Vollrath products on Central’s website at www.centralrestaurant.com.

Shop Vollrath at Central

To find more information on Central’s exclusive promotion with Vollrath, visit CentralRestaurant.com. A catalog can be requested either on the website or by calling 800-215-9293.

 

 

Now through September 5, 2014, take advantage of 15% OFF all Vollrath products through Central Restaurant Products! Hundreds of items are in stock and ready to ship the same day when ordered before 5 p.m. EST.

Need help? We know how challenging it can be to navigate through the sea of information to find the right equipment and supplies for your establishment. We are here to help you make the most informed purchase and ensure you are confident in your final decision. Call us at 800?215?9293 to speak with an expert Product Consultant, or read through our Buying Guides!
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Vollrath’s Direct Contact Heating System Warms More Efficiently

Vollrath Direct Contact Heating System

Vollrath never fails to provide efficient foodservice equipment and supplies, and it especially includes the Vollrath Direct Contact Heating System.

Vollrath’s innovative thinking enables them to provide some of the best products and they certainly stayed true to their goal with their Direct Contact Heating System. 

This system uses a high efficiency warmer with heating elements that are in contact with the water as opposed to being on the outside of the element.  This saves so much heat as there aren’t any vents.

There are many features and benefits with the Vollrath Direct Contact Heating System, one of the largest being its low amount of wattage usage.

Chef Rich of Vollrath explains because they are more efficient at transferring energy into the water, the Vollrath Direct Contact Heating System has enabled them to use a 700 watt element. Other warmers typically need 1200 watts or more.  Many foodservices with this 700 watt element can put three of these units on a standard 120V/20 amp circuit whereas other units using 1200 watts or more can max out with one or two. It’s extremely important to never overload your circuit.  Once at 80 percent, it’s time to re-evaluate because one should never exceed 80 percent of a circuit.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Vollrath

The Vollrath Company has been a leader in the foodservice equipment industry dating back to 1874. Tough, durable and inexpensive products helped transform a small company into a worldwide corporation. Products ranging from cookware to mobile carts and kiosks are manufactured with the Vollrath mission and promise in mind to serve the foodservice industry.

History

In 1874, Jacob J. Vollrath established Vollrath Co. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and first manufactured cast iron utensils. He expanded the business in 1892 with sheet stamped wire. In the 1900’s sales offices opened up in Chicago, New York and San Francisco distributing items across the United States. Vollrath established their Original Equipment Manufacturer department in 1937. During World War II they manufactured stainless steel canteens and other military utensils for the troops. From 1951 to 1975, Vollrath lead the market for deep drawn stainless steel products for hospitals, restaurants and the home. They also celebrated 100 years as a company. By 1976, their foodservice product line expanded with the addition of plastic cookware, aluminum cookware in 1989 and food warmers in 1994. Vollrath is also present around the globe with locations in North America, Mexico, Europe, China and Latin America. Vollrath provides products for restaurants, health care, education, colleges, universities, lodging, resorts and supermarkets.

Products

Now over 138 years old, Vollrath continues to make innovative and creative products to supply the foodservice industry around the globe. Their products encompass everything an operation would need to successfully conduct business. Vollrath Steam Table Pans and Accessories help save energy. They come in heavy gauge stainless steel, high and low temperature plastic, perforated stainless steel and non-stick coated finishes. Vollrath Cookware comes with or without non-stick coatings, and the Jacob’s Pride line offers a lifetime guarantee. Their Kitchen Essentials vary from dishers, spoons and ladles to their own innovative Spoodle utensils. They also ensure exact portion control. If you need hot foods hot, and cold foods cold, Vollrath’s line of buffets and tabletops are meant for you. Vollrath’s Heating and Warming units hold food at safe temperatures and feature energy saving designs. Utility carts, equipment and merchandising carts give you flexibility to meet your function and style requirements. Vollrath also offers Original Equipment Manufacturer custom products.

If you’re looking for products with quality and durability in mind, then Vollrath is for you. Vollrath always provides for what the customer needs. They state this in their promise:

“Setting the Standard.  That is what Vollrath is all about.  This stretches from our superior designed, innovative products, to our world class manufacturing facilities, to our top rated sales force and customer support.  You’ll see precisely how Setting the Standard manifests itself in cookware that cleans up easily, warmers that conserve energy, pans that won’t stick together, dishers that operate smoothly and efficiently, and more.  The fact is, we’ve been Setting the Standard for over 136 years, and plan to continue for another 136 more. It is our goal to incorporate great ideas into new and existing products as well as new ways to serve you better.”

You can research and shop for Vollrath products by going to our website. Vollrath also has great creative YouTube videos to help you learn more about their products and what they have to offer. Visit their YouTube page here. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Video Tuesday: Vollrath Insulated Colored Serving Bowls

Earlier this year, Vollrath took a trip to the Sheboygan A’s ballpark to show just how tough the latest coating they developed really is.  Check out this video to see what happens (or what doesn’t happen) when two baseball players have some fun with Vollrath’s insulated serving bowls.

Vollrath University Slideshow

From Wednesday June 20 through Friday June 22, Central Content Coordinator Tracey Rector and Product Data Coordinator Autumn Faust attended Vollrath‘s “Vollrath University” in Sheboygan, Wis.

The training included both classroom presentations and hands-on exercises to help members of the foodservice industry gain more product knowledge on equipment and smallwares.  The event concluded with a trip through Vollrath’s facilities to show how their products are made.

Below is a photo slideshow from the event.  (For more information on any of these pictures, click image to view captions).