Flake Ice for Commercial Food Service
Flake Ice in Foodservice
No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to the Fountains of Bellagio. This popular tourist attraction draws thousands of visitors every year to watch the dancing display of water set to a backdrop of opera, classical, Broadway and popular tunes. However, the Fountains aren’t the only reason visitors head to the Bellagio. The popular hotel has one of the best buffets in the city and is a dining experience like no other.
Talented chefs at Las Vegas casino hotels use flake ice produced from Howe Corporation flake ice machines to help them create the best dishes from around the world. From Italian cuisine to tantalizing seafood displays, the Buffet at Bellagio features live-action cooking stations with dishes on display in pristine and perfectly flaked ice beds. From caviar to freshly rolled sushi, the Buffets at casino hotels rely on Howe flake ice machines to keep their food at peak quality. Flake ice is also perfect for displaying their world-class dishes and food products beautifully and efficiently. A well-planned buffet displayed using Fresh crisp white HoweIce will keep customers coming back time and time again.
Flake Ice Enhances Food Quality and Presentation
When designing a buffet, food freshness and presentation is everything. Guests want their food to be kept fresh, of the highest quality and displayed attractively. That’s why the best buffets turn to Howe flake ice machines to help them dazzle their guests and keep them coming back for more. Flake ice is the most effective way to keep large dishes of food cold for long periods of time. Since flake ice melts slower than crushed ice, it is often the perfect choice for buffet dishes that need to be kept fresh and displayed beautifully for hours; therefore HoweIce® is the preferred Flake ice in Foodservice due to its excellent cooling capacity as well as its Brilliant White coloring.
Flake ice is small and soft, making it perfect for buffets because they can mold easily to any shape. This allows restaurants, catering companies, seafood companies, and hotels the ability to mold the ice around their buffet trays, raw fish displays, fruit assortments, and juice smoothies. They’re perfect for buffets, fish and meat markets, health food stores, and grocers. They’re also ideal for salad and cold food bars and they work well in blended drinks and smoothies.
What sets flake ice apart from other types of ice is contact area. Our flake ice has the most contact surface area as well as the greatest ice hardness factor over any other form of flake ice. What is ice hardness factor you ask? Ice hardness factor is the percentage of production harvest from an ice maker that is 100% frozen ice. We will dive into ice harness factor in another blog topic. That means that you get more ice density for your cooling needs, keeping your produce, seafood, and meats fresh longer. With a wide range of models and features, we offer something for every catering business, restaurant, or commercial food service.
At Howe Corporation, we are committed to helping commercial food services – such as hotels, restaurants, and catering companies – excel in this competitive industry. We know that freshness, quality, and presentation is everything in the food service industry. That’s why our flake ice is designed to keep food items colder longer, reduce waste, and display products attractively. Please contact us for any questions regarding commercial ice flakers or any of our products, or flake ice in Foodservice, our experts are standing by to help you learn the best way to present your perishables for optimum freshness and visually appealing buffet.