Make a Better Kitchen: Maximizing Cook-Chill
When you think of cook chill, you immediately think of one thing: institutional kitchens with large production facilities.
The reality is that many kitchens, big and small, are utilizing the cook-chill process, not just the cathedral-sized mega commissary.
But whether you serve one meal or one thousand, cook chill can be a great way for you to make and store a variety of foods safely, and have them ready when you need them.
Cook More At One Time
While variety is crucial to a menu, preparing and storing variety is an entirely different problem altogether. Instead of cooking the quantities to use another day, kitchens are often relegated to preparing the soups and sauces in quantities for the near future.
By using our cook-chill bags, ring stands and sealer, kitchens can store the extra sauce safely. Just pour the sauce into the bag and seal.
Done and done.
Now when you need more marinara sauce, you’ll have it ready to go. All your staff will have to do is grab a bag and reheat it.
Cook-chill also reduces the need to worry about leftovers. Just bag and seal. And most importantly, the food is safe to serve.
This process works great for almost any soup, sauce, salad dressing, even chili and stews.
If you are cooking for several different locations, cook-chill is also a great way to ensure consistency and keep food costs down.
As many multi-restaurant or café chefs know, it can be difficult to cook signature dishes and ensure consistency across all locations.
With cook-chill, you can keep the consistency that your customers expect.
By cooking (and storing) your signature products in one central location and send the food out to the different restaurants, you’ll be certain that your food will taste the same, no matter who is doing the cooking. You will also prevent costly transportation of ingredients to multiple locations.
We all would like get things done more quickly and more efficiently.
One of the unknown benefits of cook-chill is that by reducing so many steps efficiencies are increased. Time wasted in cooking the same thing every few days is instead put to other tasks. More things get done, and done safely.
As you know, Flavorseal has everything you need to get started. Our patented handled Cook-Chill bags make it easier and safer to lift, carry and pour hot-filled bags. And if you are interested in larger equipment, such as Cook-Chill Kettles and Chillers, we can help with that too.