Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

JUN 2019

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84 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES JUNE 2019 School foodservice operations are unique in that, in most cases, kitchens are shut down during the summer months. 7RHQVXUHWKHGLVWULFWV·LQYHVWPHQWVDUHSURSHUO\SURWHFWHG WKHUHDUHFHUWDLQSURWRFROWKDWLVQHFHVVDU\WRIROORZ 7KLVLVWKHFDVHDW*HRUJLD·VÀIWKODUJHVWVFKRROGLV WULFW&OD\WRQ&RXQW\ORFDWHGVRXWKRI$WODQWD$FFRUGLQJ to Kitchen Equipment Supervisor W. Lee Richards, most XQLWVGRQ·WKDYHVSHFLÀFVKXWGRZQSURFHGXUHVEHVLGHV WXUQLQJRIIWKHJDVRUHOHFWULFLW\ "For our school district, shutting down equipment is our ELJJHVWLVVXHµKHVD\V´:HKDYHVFKRROVDQGRQO\ IRXUWHFKQLFLDQVWRWDNHFDUHRIWKHNLWFKHQVµ *HRUJLD·VKRWDQGKXPLGVXPPHUVDUHSDUWLFXODUO\ challenging. ´,FHPDFKLQHVDQGPLONER[HVZLOOVWDUWVZHDWLQJDQG PROGLQJDQGWKDW·VDQLVVXHµKHVD\V´$VDUHVXOWZH QHHGWRJRWRHDFKVFKRRODQGWXUQHYHU\WKLQJRIISURS RSHQGRRUVDQGOHWWKHVHXQLWVDLURXWµ 5HIULJHUDWLRQPDQXIDFWXUHU7UDXOVHQUHFRPPHQGVÀUVW GLVFRQQHFWLQJWKHHTXLSPHQWIURPWKHSRZHUVXSSO\E\ ÁLSSLQJWKHRQRIIVZLWFKWR¶RII·WKHQXQSOXJJLQJWKHXQLW $IWHUFOHDQLQJWKHLQWHULRUWKRURXJKO\XVLQJDPL[WXUHRI ZDUPZDWHUDQGVRDSWKHUHIULJHUDWLRQXQLW·VGRRUVVKRXOG EHOHIWRSHQWRGU\DQGDLURXWWKHLQWHULRU ´6XPPHULVWKHSULPDU\WLPHWRGRSUHYHQWDWLYH PDLQWHQDQFHDVZHOOµVD\V/HH´,WLVZKHQZHFRP SOHWHO\WHDUGRZQFOHDQDQGVDQLWL]HRXULFHPDFKLQHV DVZHOODVZDONLQIUHH]HUVDQGFRROHUVZKLFKZHOHDYH UXQQLQJWRVWRUHSURGXFWRYHUWKHVXPPHUµ2QHHQHUJ\ saving tip is to consolidate food to a few refrigerators DQGIUHH]HUVWXUQLQJRIIWKHXQLWVWKDWDUHQRWLQXVH when school is closed. 2YHQVZLWKVWDQGLQJSLORWOLJKWVDOVRQHHGDWWHQWLRQ SULRUWRVXPPHUEUHDN "During the summer we have the vent hoods cleaned, DQGWKLVFDXVHVWKHRYHQ·VSLORWOLJKWWRJRRXWµVD\V/HH ´7KLVSURGXFHVDJDVVPHOOLQWKHNLWFKHQµ To avoid this issue, the gas is shut off when schools FORVHIRUWKHVXPPHU,W·VWXUQHGEDFNRQDFRXSOHZHHNV prior to classes starting. ´:LWKIRRGVHUYLFHHTXLSPHQWLW·VLPSRUWDQWWRPDNH VXUHJDVDQGZDWHUVSHFLÀFDOO\DUHWXUQHGRIIµVD\V Lee. "Electrical is not much of an issue, unless equip PHQWLVUXQQLQJµ +HDGGVWKDWPRVWRIWKHGLVWULFW·VHTXLSPHQWKDVVHSD UDWHEUHDNHUVVRLW·VSRVVLEOHWRXQSOXJDXQLWRUWXUQD EUHDNHURIIWRGLVFRQQHFWHOHFWULFDOIHHGV ´6RPHHTXLSPHQWLVKDUGZLUHG,QWKLVFDVHVKXWRII QHHGVWRKDSSHQDWWKHHOHFWULFDOSDQHOµVD\V/HH (TXLSPHQWXVLQJZDWHUVXFKDVFRPELRYHQVDQGGHG icated steamers, also needs added attention at summer VKXWGRZQ)RUWKHVHXQLWV&OD\WRQ&RXQW\KDVVSHFLÀF SURFHGXUHVWRDYRLGSUREOHPV ´,I\RXOHDYHDVWHDPHUZLWKZDWHULQLWDOOVXPPHUWKLV ZLOOSUHVHQWDSUREOHPZLWKVWDJQDWLRQDQGSRVVLEOHPROGµ VD\V/HH´,W·VLPSRUWDQWWRQRWRQO\FRPSOHWHO\VKXWWKH SRZHURIIEXWDOVRGUDLQDOOWKHZDWHUµ 2WKHUPHDVXUHVWKDWFDQEHWDNHQDWVXPPHUVKXW down include cleaning and polishing stainless steel sur IDFHVOXEULFDWLQJFKDLQVGULYHPHFKDQLVPVDQGEHDULQJV WRSUHYHQWFRUURVLRQDQGVHL]LQJDQGFRYHULQJHTXLSPHQW to keep out dust, grease and other contaminants. 3URSHUO\VKXWWLQJGRZQHTXLSPHQWLVLPSRUWDQWWRPLQL PL]HPHFKDQLFDOLVVXHVDWWKHVWDUWRIWKHVFKRRO\HDUDV ZHOODVUHGXFHWKHULVNRIIRRGERUQHLOOQHVVHVDQGSUHYHQW PROGDQGEDFWHULDJURZWK For more maintenance tips visit HeritageParts.com. When the students are on summer vacation, Clayton County takes care of deep cleaning and preventative maintenance work to ensure their equipment is ready for the next school year. Georgia School District Provides Equipment Shut Down Tips for Summer

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