Celebrating National Hispanic History Month with CVap-style Tamales!

Pork Tamales

September 15 marks the beginning of National Hispanic History Month. This 30-day observation celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Enjoying the flavors and culinary influences of this diverse group is a great way...

Bakin’ Bacon!

Delicious bacon-twist breadsticks.

Saturday, September 2 is one of the most important days of the year – International Bacon Day! What’s not to love about bacon? It is true that there are a few folks who don’t like bacon, but do you really trust them? Sure, there are easy ways to enjoy...

CVap Aussie Bison Slider

Aussie Bison Slider

Summer is winding down. The approach of Labor Day marks the time to pack away your summer whites, and is perhaps your last chance to grill out before the leaves turn and a chill returns to the air. Why not try a unique twist on that perennial grill staple,...

Winston Announces Award of Equipment to White Bear Lake Area Schools

Bridget Lehn

Winston Foodservice has awarded its annual Winston Equipment Grant Award to the White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. This annual grant program was established in partnership with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to help deserving schools serve hot, nutritious meals to their students. Grant winners may choose any...

Water – The Good, the Bad, and the Funky

Water. water. everywhere

 Cool facts about water: Most of Earth’s surface (nearly three-quarters) is covered with water, but only a small percentage of our water (2.5%) is fresh. The other 97.5% is salt water. Of that tiny percentage of fresh water, most (roughly two-thirds) is locked up in glaciers and ice caps....

Plating Perfect Pork Chops with CVap

Chops in pan

One of the best things about CVap is having the ability to use it to handle precision cooking of center of the plate (COP) items without monitoring – or even having to check on it. For this blog post I got some beautiful Berkshire pork chops from Fossil Farms....

Beautiful Beef Brisket: Smoky, Juicy, and Tasty!

Smoked Beef Brisket

Every pitmaster worth his or her salt knows that producing a proper brisket is something to be proud of. Between the fatty and the lean parts, there are special challenges. Smoke or cook it too long and the lean portion will dry out; but not long enough and the fat...

Burger Season is Upon Us. Prepare to Gobble!

CVap Turkey Burgers

Memorial Day is upon us. It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. It’s also the official start of the summer season. Think summer foods, and the first thing that comes to mind is burgers. Here’s a delicious twist on burgers –...

A Savory Treat for Mother’s Day

Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Winston Foodservice celebrates the Farm to Table movement. We wanted to share one of our recipes that takes full advantage of locally-available ingredients. The texture of these tartlets were so creamy and silky! What mother wouldn’t want to be treated to this delicious treat? Savory Basil Goat Cheese Tartlet...

Prepare in the PM for Perfect Porchetta

Sampling Porchetta

If you’re not using your CVap® oven overnight – why not? You can be productive 24 hours a day with CVap. Inserra Shop Rite Supermarkets, one of my valued customers, uses CVap Cook/Hold ovens in three of their locations. Executive Chef Paulie Velletutti takes full advantage of their stacked...

Winston Receives TWO Vendor of the Year awards from KFC Franchisees

Collectramatic, KFC, Angie Kirby, 2017 AKFC

  During the AKFCF Annual Convention (USA) show in Austin, Texas, Winston Foodservice received two amazing awards. The Great Lakes KFC Franchisee Association and the Upper Midwest KFC Franchisee Association both awarded Vendor of the Year to Winston. Wow, what a treat! Two Vendor of the Year awards in...

A St. Patrick’s Day Treat – CVap Corned Beef!

We examined corned beef brisket with two different settings that yielded two very different results. Typically, when you order a corned beef sandwich or a grilled Reuben, you’ll find that the beef is either shredded texture or sliced. We tested to determine the ideal settings for both. The recipe...

Bringing the Heat with Nashville Hot Chicken

Chicken and Pickles

  Winter may be waning, but the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken sure isn’t. We decided to try our hand at preparing a big batch. It was as good (and hot!) as promised. Nashville Hot Chicken’s powerful poultry story originated nearly seven decades ago, at Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack....

Vegan Doesn’t Just Mean Tofu & Salad!

I had just finished planning a three-course dinner for some visiting customers. My goal was to demonstrate CVap versatility with contemporary applications and menu trends. I had settled on a menu that included the following: First Course – Southern fried chicken boa with Kim Chi Second Course – Moroccan...

Celebrate the Season with Gingerbread!

When you think of gingerbread, do you picture crisp cookies and holiday decorations? Or do you picture a moist, cakey treat that is best served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream? We’ve been leaning towards the latter! In celebration of the holiday season, we’re sharing a couple...

Giving Back – Equipment Grant Winners

Like a lot of people in the foodservice industry, I didn’t intend on ending up here.  Also, like a lot of people in the foodservice industry, I didn’t intend on still being here over a decade later.  One of the many reasons I still am, however, is the fact...