Give Thanks! Someone Else Is Cooking This Year

Published November 18, 2021 in Featured

Everyone loves Thanksgiving, but only a precious few truly love all the work that goes into preparing an immense meal and cleaning up afterward.

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Don't Contaminate: Handle Your Ice The Right Way

Published November 15, 2021

You may think we’re crazy, but handling ice is no joke! New York City is known to have clean tap water – that’s why we have delicious pizza and bagels! But just because your tap water is clean doesn’t mean your ice is clean. According to the FDA, ice must be treated like food to avoid contamination. You can provide your staff all the safety training in the world, but if you don’t have the right supplies, you can get yourself into trouble. Luckily, we know which products are effective and we highly suggest these two Ice Safety Solutions to keep your restaurant safe and contamination-free.

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How To Make The Most of Small Kitchen Space In NYC

Published November 10, 2021 in Featured

New York City is home to the world’s greatest chefs creating culinary magic in some of the restaurant industry’s smallest spaces. And while sheer talent is the key ingredient behind deliciously imaginative dishes, having the right restaurant kitchen equipment helps overcome the limitations of tight quarters in the metro food scene. 

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Choosing Your Tabletop

Published November 03, 2021

Here at Sam Tell, we have drinkware, flatware, and glassware consultants who are experts at knowing what you need before you do - and we love giving you our take! After years of helping New York restaurant owners and chefs pair their menus with tabletop supplies, we’d like to recommend these 4 dinnerware collections from Rosenthal:

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Maximize Your Storage Space With Camshelving

Published October 28, 2021

Whether you’re expanding your Back of House, replacing shelves, or opening a new restaurant, you need to invest in a food storage shelving solution that will last. After witnessing hundreds of openings for over sixty years, one of the most common mistakes restaurants make is quickly ordering a cheap shelf without thinking about the long-term repercussions. Regardless of how cramped your New York restaurant kitchen may be, we are highly confident in Cambro® Camshelving. Here’s why:

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First Call! The Guide To NYC Bar Essentials

Published October 21, 2021

Much like an artist or scientist, a New York City bartenders must be equipped with the proper tools of the trade in order to create magical concoctions in a clean, safe, and efficient manner. 

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Stock Up for Soup Season with Paderno

Published October 06, 2021

It’s soup season baby! And you’re going to make a lot of it, so you’re going to want high-quality pots that will last. After speaking with over 20 chefs last month who are prepping for the winter season, we know which cookware you need for soups, stews, and sauces and we highly recommend Paderno Grand Gourmet. Here are 3 reasons why:

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Innovative Food Storage Solutions for Your Kitchen

Published September 28, 2021

Every single foodservice operation needs food storage containers. After decades of supplying foodservice operations and restaurant kitchens, we highly recommend Carlisle®. Here are 3 Carlisle®containers (NSF listed & dishwasher safe) that will help you avoid sticky situations and keep your restaurant kitchen in high gear:

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Where To Begin With Warewashing Racks

Published September 13, 2021 in Featured

Opening a restaurant is an exciting process. There is nothing more fun than designing your tabletop; picking out the perfect glassware, china, and flatware to tell your story. But while tabletop selections are some of the most important decisions made during an opening, we often notice that our customers forget about an even more important piece of the plan: the storage and care of those supplies. 

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How A Combi Oven Expands Small Kitchens

Published August 25, 2021 in Featured

While busy is on the way back to the restaurant industry, a commercial combi oven can help your eatery today by expanding the capabilities of smaller NYC restaurant kitchens. 

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