Burkett Restaurant Equipment

Burkett 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Pro Chef in Your Life

Whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year, every pro chef in your life wants something just a cut above your everyday kitchen appliances and utensils for the holidays.

Not everyone wants to open a restaurant or can run a commercial kitchen but we all know someone always trying to channel their inner pro chef. At Burkett, we cater to the prosumer as well as we do the restaurateur. Find the perfect gift for your home chef with our 2017 holiday gift guide.

Vitamix Vita-Prep 3This list is just a few of our favorite items but by no means is it complete. Share some of your favorites in the comments and check out our full lineup of commercial grade restaurant equipment at www.Burkett.com.

Vitamix: Vita-Prep 3 Food Blender

Vitamix manufactures world-class blenders and the Vita-Prep 3 is no exception. With a 3-horsepower variable speed motor, this unit will make prep time fly with its excellent grinding, chopping and pureeing capabilities.

Waring: Panini Supremo

This workhorse features a whole 11″ grooved cooking surface, allowing ample room for multiple items. It also has a brushed stainless steel body construction and removable drip tray. The hinged, auto-balancing top plate can suit foods and sandwiches up to 3″ thick.

Cambro: Clear Food Storage Container

This Food Storage Container is perfect to prep for dishes or save leftovers. It is clear and is stain & odor resistant, and polycarbonate constructed. This model holds up to 4 quarts but we have lots of different capacity containers available.

Victorinox KnivesVictorinox: 11 Piece Knife Set

Help them step up their cutlery game with this 11 piece set that includes paring, boning, chefs, bread, and slicer knives as well as the sharpener and the elegant wooden block for a beautiful display on any kitchen counter.

So, go ahead, spoil the pro chef in your life and watch it become the gift that keeps on giving every time they create a wonderful dish and invite you to the table for the delicious concoctions.

Portable Draft Beer Keg Coolers: Perfect for the Outdoors!

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How do you plan to store and cool beer kegs during a concert or outdoor party? Keg coolers can be portable and provide great performance for parties, receptions, and more. Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a variety of portable draft beer keg coolers, all of which are the perfect accessory for your outdoor events and catering! Two coolers that we suggest are from True Manufacturing, a leader in the refrigeration industry. 

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The True TDD-1 Keg Cooler allows you to keep a keg of your customers’ favorite draft right in front of the bar. This beer dispenser is designed with enduring value and quality. It is made with the highest quality materials, and assures colder product temperatures and years of trouble-free service. This oversized, factory balanced, refrigeration system holds 33°F to 38°F (.5°C to 3.3°C). With a stainless steel counter top and black vinyl exterior, this cooler not only looks great, but hides scratches and dents well.

 

 

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The True TDD-1-S Keg Cooler from Burkett Restaurant Equipment lets you provide your customers with chilled-to-perfection brews. It also keeps your drafts fresh for long periods of time, all without reducing quality or taste. It is also an oversized, factory balanced, refrigeration system that holds 33°F to 38°F (.5°C to 3.3°C). Its interior features a stainless steel floor with 1/2″ (13 mm) reinforced lip, and heavy gauge galvanized steel walls. It is NSF-7 approved for bottled and packaged product. The cooler comes with an anodized aluminum glass rail on top that provides convenient storage for glasses.

 

Keg coolers are available in different materials and sizes, and finding the right one for you is easy with Burkett. Visit our website for the current selection, and contact a sales representative for more details or questions. Your guests deserve the coldest draft beer and fast service, so give them both with a draft keg cooler from True.

New! Low Price Guarantee from Burkett!

Low Price GuaranteeIf you find a lower price from another authorized Foodservice Distributor for the product you want, we’ll match their price (including delivery fees) before your order! Here’s how it works:

1. Get A Quote! Provide us with a quote that includes the cost of shipping or other delivery fees. URLs, emails, and written quotes are all acceptable.

2. Contact Us! Call our sales department at 855-292-8295 or email us at sales@basequipment.com to submit your request.

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Item Name and Number
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Burkett Colleague Connect

IMG_5262 (2)It’s time for the Burkett Colleague Connect! This month, I sat down with one of our Product Specialists, Rachel Dute. Despite being busy with her day job and planning her upcoming wedding, Rachel was gracious enough to give me some insights into a Product Specialist’s daily routine and what’s to come for the rest of 2013.

1. How long have you worked for Burkett Restaurant Equipment? I’ve been with Burkett about a year and a half now.

 2. How would you describe Burkett’s Culture in three words? Passionate, Driven, yet Laid-Back

3. What is something about the Burkett environment that someone wouldn’t notice at first glance? How close everyone is here. Most of us have been working here for some time and Burkett really encourages a family-like atmosphere. When you are close with your coworkers it makes communication much more natural and team building happens almost on it’s own. Strong teams are successful teams and that benefits everyone.

4. What are the key tasks for a product specialist? Product Specialists here at Burkett have a large scope of tasks that we are responsible for. Each product specialist has a dedicated area of our website to maintain which includes individual product listings, corporate and brand pages, as well as navigation and functionality of the web site. We spend time ensuring the accuracy of product information to the best of our ability, and work closely with representatives from each vendor to provide the most up-to-date information available.

5. As a product specialist, you need a lot of skills to do your job successfully. What would you say is the most important? I think excellent communication is the most essential skill for product specialists to have. We can teach you to work within the platform, you can learn to code, but if you cannot communicate with others effectively then it’s going to make it very difficult to succeed in this position.

6. As we approach the midway point of 2013, what are you looking forward to for the rest of the year at Burkett? I am looking forward to some exciting training opportunities I have coming up this year! Learning the industry, vendors, and specific products more thoroughly will help me as a product specialist because I also learn about which features are most important to our customers. This helps me present product information more effectively to our online customers.

NAPICS 2013: A Recap

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This weekend Burkett Restaurant Equipment was at the North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show. Sunday and Monday, eight Burkett Restaurant Equipment representatives spent time walking the Columbus Convention Center, meeting vendors, watching demonstrations, testing the latest wares, and tasting some of the best pizza and ice cream around.

NAPICS 2013 had plenty to show off. Our staff appreciated the smaller vibe this year; it offered more time for in-depth conversations with vendors and visitors, and the chance to view all 175 of the exhibits more than once. NAPICS is a great show for both new and veteran pizzerias and ice cream shops. It’s a great way to learn about the industries’ newest POS systems, food and beverage, novelty items, and equipment suppliers. Check out some of our pictures from the weekend below:

 

Burkett Restaurant Equipment Participates in 2012 Walk MS Toledo

Burkett Restaurant Equipment is committed to giving back to the community and worthy organizations. On April 15, 2012, the company participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Toledo Chapter 2012 Walk MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS, by simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives.

Employees of Burkett’s raised $878 and the company donated $500 for a total donation of $1378, making Burkett Restaurant Equipment the #2 Corporate Donor of Toledo’s 2012 Walk MS event. Excitement was created at work with incentives to encourage participation. Avid University of Michigan fan and Burkett CEO, Jameel Burkett agreed to wear a Ohio State University shirt at work if the company was able to meet a $500 goal. Customer Service Manager, Corey William, dressed as a woman to work when employees were able to double the goal to $1000. Website Coordinator, Kevin Waugh offered to shave the beard he had worn for over 5 years if the Marketing Department raised $100. As a company, Burkett’s bought lunch for the department that raised the most money. Congratulations to the Marketing Department for raising the most money. They enjoyed a delicious lunch from Grumpy’s Deli, a local restaurant in Downtown Toledo.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment was founded in 1977, in Toledo, Ohio as a local used restaurant equipment dealer. In 2005, with the introduction of our E-Commerce Website, the company was transformed into a national distributor of new and used restaurant equipment. Burkett is focused on servicing our local market, the Public Sector and National Chains, as well as maintaining a dominant presence in E-Commerce. Today, Burkett is listed among the Top 100 Restaurant Equipment dealers in the nation and will continue to make innovations and strives to offer customers a unique and unparalleled experience.

Burkett Sponsors Taste of the Nation Toledo 2012

Burkett Restaurant Equipment is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of 17th Annual Taste of the Nation Toledo 2012. Held at the Toledo Club on Sunday April 29, 2012, monies raised will be used to support various Toledo organizations focused on food related issues. These organizations include, Aurora House, Toledo GROWs, Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, and Toledo Day Nursery. Several Burkett employees, including Hadi and Hanady Awada, Greg Beiser, Corey William (pictured above), and Jerry Kraushaar joined a sold-out crowd to enjoy delicious dishes created by some of the area’s finest restaurants. Thank you and congratulations to all the restaurants who participated in this very worthy event. (photo courtesy of The Toledo Blade)

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