Design Your Bar Before You Buy With The BarFlex Configurator

Published December 05, 2023 in Featured

While two-dimensional CAD designs can be helpful for conceptualizing your bar, many of our customers like to visualize various layouts and configurations. For those looking to do some initial concepting, we suggest utilizing the BarFlex configurator from Krowne. Since its introduction in 2019, the software has allowed us to collaborate with numerous clients in designing multiple bars, resulting in stunning layouts that can be found in some of the most prestigious dining establishments across the nation. Below we break down the key features of one of our favorite tools.


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The Fall 2023 Sam Tell Spotlight Is Here

Published November 20, 2023

Sam Tell goes beyond being a convenient destination for all your restaurant's foodservice supplies and equipment. It serves as a valuable resource, providing you with in-depth insights into the ever-evolving restaurant industry.

We shine the spotlight on a handful of Sam Tell clients to celebrate their success and share what makes them special in our seasonal roundup. Take a look at this season's selections below:

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Why We Love Camshelving Universal Storage Racks

Published November 14, 2023 in Featured

Maintaining order in your storage areas is essential to avoid  sticky situations. A cluttered back of house can significantly slow down your operations, so it's crucial to keep everything organized in one designated area. Not only should you isolate your storage space, but you should also ensure that your storage racks provide easy access to shelves and ingredients for your team, without any hindrances. To achieve this, the Camshelving Universal Storage Racks offer the ideal solution for customizable storage. Let's explore three compelling reasons why incorporating them into your space is a game-changer.

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How To Create A World-Class Omelet Station With Induction

Published November 06, 2023 in Featured

Omelets. They might seem simple—a quick whisk, a little flip, a dash of filling, and order up! But any seasoned chef will tell you that mastering this eggy enigma is like a rite of passage. It's all about that delicate touch, a sixth sense for timing, and getting in tune with the mood swings of, let’s face it, a pretty finicky ingredient. Simple to make, sure, but to master? Not so much. And with the fast-paced environment of buffets, catering events, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias, there's more to consider than just the cooking. 

At Sam Tell, we're nodding in agreement with every chef who's ever tipped their hat to the classic omelet. And because we know the true value of nailing this breakfast staple, we’re talking about gearing up—NYC restaurant style—to transform your induction omelet station from just another kitchen corner into the star of the show. 

An omelet station isn't merely a part of the kitchen; it's a dynamic culinary stage that needs to be efficient, mobile, and most importantly, safe. That’s where Vollrath's induction technology comes into play, offering a solution that's as elegant as it is practical for every omelet station setting.

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Indulge in Gratitude: NYC's Top Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Day Feasts

Published November 02, 2023

Thanksgiving is a special occasion where loved ones gather to savor delectable food, indulge in delightful beverages, and create cherished memories filled with laughter. However, the hustle and bustle in the kitchen and the crowded dining rooms can add stress. Thankfully, New York City restaurants have once again come to the rescue, providing hosts with a much-needed escape from the challenges of preparing a Thanksgiving feast.

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How to Select the Right Floor Mats for Your Restaurant Establishment

Published October 20, 2023 in Featured

It is absolutely essential to have floor mats in every part of your foodservice operation. Not only do floor mats provide a safe environment for your staff to carry out their tasks efficiently, but they also greatly improve the overall performance of your establishment. That's why investing in the right floor mats and strategically placing them throughout your space is of utmost importance.

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Creating Memorable Dining Experiences: From Service to Ambiance

Published October 11, 2023 in Featured

Experienced restaurant operators understand the tremendous effort that goes into every delicious dish, even before the restaurant opens its doors. Both the front of house and back of house require meticulous planning to ensure a memorable dining experience for customers. In this blog post, we enlisted the expertise of Design Specialist Casey Fazio and Tabletop Afficionado Linda Tell to share valuable insights on creating a truly exceptional dining establishment.

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Dining in Technicolor: The Bugambilia Dinnerware Palette

Published October 06, 2023 in Featured

Every New York City restaurant, whether a cozy eatery or a Michelin-starred establishment, competes for attention, aiming to tap into the city’s rich palate of cultures, tastes, and traditions. On these crowded culinary streets, even seemingly minor details can become game-changing aesthetics.

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Which Vita-Prep Blender Is Best For Your Restaurant Operation?

Published September 21, 2023 in Featured

When it comes to preparing delicious meals, we highly recommend the Vitamix commercial kitchen blenders for your foodservice operation. From smooth purees to rough chops and fine powders, our customers can't get enough of the versatility and power of the Vita-Prep, Vita-Prep 3, and Vita-Prep XL blenders. All three blenders are made for commercial use with durable, high-impact containers, but which one is the right fit for your restaurant business? Let us break it down for you:

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Sam Tell Customers In The News!

Published September 18, 2023

From the sizzle of the grill to the buzz of a five-star review, our clients are no strangers to acclaim. We're thrilled to announce that several restaurants we're privileged to partner with have recently landed on prestigious lists in some of the industry's most respected food and dining publications. It's no small feat to be recognized among the best, and we couldn't be prouder of their culinary prowess, innovative menus, and exceptional service that set them apart. Read on to find out who's making waves in the gastronomic world, and why we're so excited to be part of their journeys to excellence.

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