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What's Inside the OAFVC: Inside a Commercial Kitchen

Posted by OAFVC on Feb 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Curious about how your business can grow with the help of a commercial kitchen? Northumberland County’s Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) is where your food business can leverage modern appliances to see the growth and increased profits you are striving for.  If there’s some mystery about what goes on inside the OAFVC, let’s shine some light on what a commercial kitchen can do.

The Ultimate Features: Inside A Commercial Kitchen

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Ignite your passion for all things food related at the OAFVC commercial kitchen.  Simmer, bake, fry, boil and braise your specialty items with a wide variety of available commercial appliances. All appliances can handle larger quantities than your local community or church kitchen and the OAFVC will train you on how to use them.

Learn how the ever popular tilting skillet can process the orders your food business needs and has a convenient tap at the bottom to optimize your packaging processes.  

Other cooking appliances at your disposal include:

  1. Steam jacketed kettle - uses steam to cook up to a whopping 60 gallons of any soup or secret sauce you need to heat up/cook.

  2. Double-stacked convection oven - cook your product evenly to golden perfection with its fan and exhaust system - best for browning, roasting and even better for the environment than standard ovens.                                                                                                                                           

Freeze-in in the Freshness

Embrace the cold when you see inside a commercial kitchen and what its flash freezing appliances can do for your bottom line. The OAFVC liquid nitrogen freezer is one appliance that can help save you money and increase your food business’ productivity.

Some of its benefits include:

  1. Speed - the liquid nitro freezer gets the job done quicker than your standard mechanical freezing and chilling processes. This means you spend less time getting your signature product on the shelves.

  2. Freshness - the flash freezing process is great for keeping in moisture and preventing product weight loss from dehydration. This freshness and weight accuracy maintains consistency, quality control, and streamlines your packaging and distribution.

  3. Quality control - the flash freezing will maintain your all-star product’s texture, colour, flavour, and overall quality. In addition, you can save the freezer settings to best suit your product line’s needs when you come back to use it again.

The OAFVC encourages you do to a trial run of of the commercial kitchen. Save money when you try before you buy: book a half day for $150 + labour and HST to test any new recipes or processes. Full-day rates of $240 + labour and HST allows you to try any or all of the producing, freezing, cooking or packaging services and more of the OAFVC commercial kitchen.*

*Prices subject to change.

Add More Fuel to Your Business’s Fire

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Topics: Commercial Kitchen