Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!
When you're buying professional-caliber equipment for the kitchen of your restaurant, items made of stainless steel are a must. One particular piece of equipment that you'll need to buy is a prep table. One or more prep tables are a necessity in any restaurant, as they give your kitchen staff a dedicated space to plate food, line up servings, and otherwise get patrons' meals ready. When you're browsing different stainless steel prep tables, you should evaluate which tables have which features. Here are three features, in particular, on which you should insist.
1. Bottom Shelf
The main part of a stainless steel prep table is its smooth and large surface, but you should specifically focus on buying prep tables that have a bottom shelf. Many do, but this isn't always the case, and you'll appreciate having this feature on your prep tables. The shelf isn't a space for preparing food, but it's an effective location for storing kitchen supplies. Professional kitchens are often cramped to some degree, which means that they can be short on storage space. Instead of wasting the space below your prep tables, having shelves allows you to store whatever you want below the tables.
While it's common to set up your stainless steel prep tables where they're most needed and then leave them there, you may occasionally encounter scenarios in which it's convenient to move the tables around. For example, if you're preparing food for a specific type of gathering at your restaurant, you may want to change how to plate and/or prepare the dishes. Having casters mounted to the bottoms of the prep table's feet will allow you to easily roll it wherever you wish in the kitchen. Additionally, when you're cleaning the kitchen, it's handy to be able to move the prep tables.
3. Back Edge
The tops of many stainless steel prep tables are perfectly flat, while others will have a small, vertical lip along the back edge. You may find that this edge is a handy feature to have, especially if you won't be pushing your prep tables against a wall in your kitchen. You want your kitchen staff to use as much of the top of each prep table as possible, but this can potentially cause someone to accidentally push a plate off the back edge, breaking it and spoiling the food — thus causing a delay in getting your customers served. A back edge will help to contain everything on the table.
For more information, contact a company like Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc.