What do catering services, bakeries, restaurants, butcher shops, event kitchens and cruise ships have in common?
They all strive to produce high-quality food in a limited space and fast-paced environment.
Unlike mass producers, these businesses take a just-in-time approach to food–mixing, blending, forming and cooking fresh food as needed for the moment, rather than in advance. Often, this happens while orders are coming in, requiring the kitchen to perform those functions in a short time period, while still maintaining food quality and safety.
If you operate one of the above businesses, you’ve likely created a team and processes to help you make the food your customers are looking for in a timely manner. But, what happens when your business experiences a labor shortage and/or sharp increase in demand?
Plus, with great food comes great potential for growth. But, you need the right solutions to do it.
EnSight offers a number of machines that are sized and priced right to help you grow your business–regardless what cuisine you specialize in–and/or overcome labor shortages without having to expand your space.
Read on to learn more.
Commonly used for: Burgers (beef, chicken, bean, turkey, etc.) • Falafel • Hushpuppies • Gelfite fish • Cake pops • Meatballs • Truffles • Salmon patties • Crab cakes • Potato Cakes • Schnitzel • Veal cutlets • Dough flattening • Chicken-fried chicken & steak • Chicken piccata • Hors d’oeuvres
How many fresh burgers does your restaurant produce during the lunch or dinner rush? How many meatballs do you make for your pasta every day? How many truffles and cake pops do you need to meet demand on a regular basis?
Now, ask yourself how much time your team spends flattening, patting out and rolling your product into shape.
Especially if you’re already experiencing a labor shortage, that time could be better spent somewhere else in the kitchen. With an EnSight forming solution, you can basically fill up the hopper with your raw product, and then let the machine do the work of forming it into ready-to-cook food.
Worried about it coming out “too perfect” though? Don’t. With the shapers, we can form the molds to virtually whatever shape you want, as well as include “imperfections” in the shape to give that homestyle look. Likewise, the BT-001 former slices off the raw product, which drops onto a conveyor in a very homemade look as well, while also being fluffier than vacuum- or hand-formed balls!
In addition to shaping your food faster and more efficiently, using a forming machine will help ensure consistency, which can lead to cost savings and higher customer satisfaction. Your workers will no longer have to weigh the ingredients out to ensure that ¼-pound burger is actually the right size. Instead, EnSight forming solutions will produce the same size product every single time without fail. Which means you’re never giving away “free” product (which lowers your profit and margin) or underselling to the customer (resulting in lower customer satisfaction). Plus, it’s easy to adjust the size of patties or balls to meet the needs of the moment.
Mixing & Blending Solutions
Commonly used for: Dough • Pasta • Soup • Chili • Hummus • Icing • Gravy • Potato salad • Salad dressing • Mayonnaise • Tomato/marinara sauce • Salsa
Do you have a special condiment or salad dressing recipe that your customers love, but making it takes precious time and attention? Or do you make large amounts of sauce, soup or dough each day and need to automate that process so you can focus on other things in the kitchen?
EnSight offers a few small-footprint solutions to help.
Our mixers and blenders allow you to batch load your ingredients and configure the machines to that batch’s needs. Then, they can dispense the mixture into whatever containers you’d like, at any rate/quantity you need.
Do you need to make a food, e.g., gravy, that requires cooking while it’s mixing? Or, do you want to be able to keep your food chilled while it’s mixing? We can install jackets on the LD10 to cook or cool the contents while mixing them together. And that’s just one of the many ways we can customize the machines to fit your needs! With the single-shaft blender, you can even choose between a ribbon- or paddle-style blender shaft, allowing you to mix whatever ingredients you need for that perfect sausage, potato salad, soup or even just spices for your homemade rub.
Whatever you produce in your kitchen, EnSight has a solution that can help you shape, mix and/or blend it more efficiently, but still at a quality level that will keep your customers pleased and coming back for more. So, what’s stopping you from upgrading your operation? Is it the costs? Or are you worried your product won’t work with our machines?
If it’s the costs you’re fretting over–don’t. Instead, we invite you to contact our sales specialists. They will help you determine how much the machine that’s right for you will cost, as well as what your return on investment (ROI) will be. They can also recommend financing options.
The same goes for your product. You might be surprised to find that our machines are perfect for your particular needs. But you won’t know until you contact us to find out!