June 27, 2023
Depending on the menu your restaurant serves, the performance of your deep fryer can really make or break an amazing meal. Whether you’re frying potatoes, chicken, seafood, pastries, onions, mozzarella sticks, or any other food Americans have creatively fried since the debut of the deep fryer in the 1970s, your customers are going to be extra satisfied by anything prepared in a clean, well-maintained deep fryer. . .
August 01, 2022
During the summer, school cafeterias finally have the downtime to check in on their kitchen equipment and perform maintenance as needed. No students are around, which makes this period of time lower risk, with minimal work interruptions while technicians are fixing broken units or ordering replacement parts. This means that planning professional preventative maintenance prior to the start of the school year is the smartest decision for. . .
June 22, 2022
As commercial kitchen equipment options expand, so does the development of new technology. In partnership with Ohio foodservice dealer SESCO, our team organized a Live Cooking Event earlier this month on-site at our CPS Columbus test kitchen, featuring a popular product manufactured by German company, Rational. SESCO representative Mike Rykaceski successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the iCombi Pro, a multi-purpose oven that optimizes efficiency and productivity in commercial kitchens. . .
June 06, 2022
CPS celebrates our 50th year together! Yes, time sure does fly! We’re thankful for our wonderful partnerships and amazing CPS team that make our work meaningful and fun. CPS founder, Bill Hetzler, built this business around the values of honesty, loyalty, and community—all guiding principles that run deep within the company today. We’re proud to look back on CPS’s humble beginnings, which are full of hard work and a commitment to excellence. The company. . .
March 28, 2022
Of all the tools and machinery in your commercial kitchen, is it possible to pick a favorite? If you can, odds are you might choose your TurboChef oven – a rapid cook oven that doesn’t require the same ventilation as a standard oven, so it’s perfect for smaller kitchens in bars, concession stands, and other food service locations with limited kitchen space and less ventilation. Due to the amount of food that a TurboChef oven can prepare in one day, it’s incredibly important to keep up with cleaning. . .
March 28, 2022
Common Problem #1: No Power There are a couple fixes to this solution – first of all, have you checked to make sure it’s plugged in? The plug could have loosened from the socket, so the first thing you should do is make sure the plug is securely inserted in the wall. If this doesn’t solve it, the power cord may be damaged or broken – look for any tears, bends, or abnormalities in the cord running from the unit into the wall. Finally, if it’s neither of these things, check your. . .
October 04, 2021
A clean kitchen is a happy kitchen, and sparkling dishes are a major part of that equation. When you’re serving hundreds of hungry people per day, you likely don’t have the time, money, or manpower to scrub dirty dishes by hand. Plus, that would be a huge waste of water; did you know that sinks use about 4 gallons of water every 2 minutes, but dishwashers only use about 4 gallons for one cycle?! Of course, regular under-the-counter dishwashers are much smaller than commercial flight type dishwashers. . .
August 18, 2021
Microwaves are essential in any well-run commercial kitchen, but what happens when they break down? In the service industry, lost time equals lost money. And lost money equals unhappy servers, chefs, cooks, managers, and owners. But don’t worry – many microwave faults have a quick fix that you can try before you need to call in the big guns, AKA, CFESA-certified service technicians. The most popular brands of microwaves that we service at CPS include Amana, Sharp, and Panasonic. . .
August 17, 2021
The Brief Kona Craft Kitchen is an all-day, all-night restaurant and bar that’s set to open in Dublin, Ohio’s Bridge Park community in fall of 2021. Their restaurant is currently under construction, so they needed an alternative space to test recipes and collaborate as a team. Executive Chef Josh Kayser has worked with CPS for many years, and recently learned about the CPS Test Kitchen in Columbus. CPS has enabled Kona Craft Kitchen to test over. . .
July 15, 2021
If you were to ask any restaurant owner in July of 2020 whether or not it was a good idea to open a new restaurant, they probably would have given you a crazy look. Covid-19 decimated the food service industry, and the National Restaurant Association estimates that more than 110,000 eating and drinking establishments in the United States closed in 2020, with nearly 2.5 million jobs erased from pre-pandemic levels. However, with vaccines. . .