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    • The all-electric kitchen of the future will need to produce more food in less space while also using energy extremely effectively. This class introduces the latest electric ventless and countertop equipment and explains the benefits of these technologies along with tips on how to specify the most efficient equipment.
      • The California Energy Commission is currently pursuing many programs which are aimed at decarbonizing our energy infrastructure including all-electric cooking, space heating and water heating. The commercial foodservice industry has started to adopt efficient electric cooking equipment as the first step towards all-electric, zero net carbon kitchens. This class explains how the...
        • How do you know if your staff is preparing safe food? Do you worry if your business will pass it's health inspection? Are your kitchen and support staff up-to-date on training and implementation? Join SoCalGas and our food safety experts as we present how to prepare for a restaurant health inspection.
          • Large capacity and roll-in combination ovens are perfect for the demanding food production requirements of institutional and commissary kitchens however, most of the time, these ovens are not used to their full potential because the staff do not understand how to properly utilize all the available technology built into the ovens. This class will share the full-sized and roll-in...
            • African American Cuisine, also referred to as Soul Food, is an immigrant cuisine that fuses together the culinary traditions of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. Our Guest Chef will prepare a selection of dishes from the perspective of culinary arts, ingredients and the American influence, and will also present how to modernize traditional cooking techniques using...
              • Field research from Frontier Energy's Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) has uncovered tremendous potential for energy and water savings in your commercial foodservice operations. The demand on water heating, delivery and use represents a significant annual cost from the kitchen and dish room. The latest research on water heater types and applications, optimized distribution...
                • Find out about SoCalGas' 2022 Foodservice Programs and Services. Learn about the no-cost assistance SoCalGas and its partners offer which can benefit your foodservice operation and help you save energy and money. Join us as our speakers talk about rebates, energy surveys, financing programs, our foodservice equipment center, and more! NOTE: This Seminar will be presented...
                  • Grease deposition in commercial kitchen ventilation ducting is a major cause of kitchen fires. And, clogged filters, dirty duct work, and grease coated exhaust fans can increase the energy-use and cost-to-operate of your kitchen ventilation system. This seminar will cover the basics of kitchen duct and fan maintenance and share why regular maintenance is one of the most important...
                    • The California Energy Commission is currently pursuing many programs aimed at decarbonizing our energy infrastructure including all-electric cooking, space heating and water heating. The commercial foodservice industry has started to adopt efficient electric cooking equipment as the first step towards all-electric, zero net carbon kitchens. This class explains how the foodservice...
                      • Guest Chef Yoshi Maruyama, Owner Operator of Shabu-Shabu House and Los Angeles representative of Japanese Restaurant Organization (JRO), will lead us through the basics of Japanese cuisine and flavorings. The seminar will focus on the various ingredients that are the cornerstone of Japanese cuisine and will show us how to prepare them to be used in traditional applications and...
                        • It is important to create more efficient and effective commercial kitchens in order to meet California's aggressive decarbonization goals. This class explains decarbonization as it relates to the commercial kitchen and introduces the efficient gas equipment that can immediately cut carbon as well as the electric kitchen equipment and design practices that will be necessary to create...
                          • Commercial and institutional buildings use a large portion of municipally supplied water in California. Water used in hospitality and food service establishments account for approximately 15 percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities. The largest uses of water in restaurants are associated with equipment and processes that take place in the kitchen....
                            • The all-electric kitchen of the future will need to produce more food in less space while also using energy extremely effectively.This class introduces the latest electric ventless and countertop equipment and explains the benefits of these technologies along with tips on how to specify the most efficient equipment.
                              • This class introduces the larger ranges, wok ranges and induction holding technologies that apply in full-sized and high-production commercial kitchens.The class will share the basics of induction and demonstrate how induction technologies save money and increase performance in production kitchen settings.
                                • The mini- and mid-sized combination ovens are moving from strictly institutional and full-service use to the smaller kitchens found in bars and ghost kitchens. These highly flexible pieces of equipment are a great way for a kitchen to increase menu flexibility and consistency of production but, the true benefits of combination ovens are only achieved if the operators know how to use...
                                  • Commercial foodservice equipment is an investment which can improve operations as well as help increase your ROI, and like any investment it must be properly maintained.Will Morris, a SoCalGas Program Advisor, will conduct training on: advanced foodservice equipment maintenance procedures, how to assess equipment needs, proper cleaning applications and common supplies. A digital...
                                    • Plant-based cooking is about honoring these flavorful, colorful and nutritious ingredients that often shine for themselves with minimal work required. Our Guest Chef will present a variety plant-based foods and prepare a selection of dishes using energy efficient gas technologies and cooking methods that bring out their appealing flavors and tastes.
                                      • Will 2022 be the year that brings us continued success? Our industry has experienced unanticipated change since early 2020 that has resulted in significant labor, food and supply shortages, food safety changes, new regulations, new operational methods and more. Join our guest speakers, Richard Young from Frontier Energy and Robin Ashton from Ashton Foodservice Consulting & the...
                                        • A key element to success in your commercial kitchen is equipment that meets your performance demands and needs. Rack ovens offer versatility, improved cooking performance, or easy-to-use controls, consistency, and space efficiency. Join SoCalGas and various oven manufacturers as we discuss model options and potential space and labor savings for your commercial kitchen.
                                          • Kitchen real estate is expensive! In order to maximize profits, foodservice operators need to use every square foot of available production space and use energy effectively. In recent years, a new class of small and powerful countertop equipment has evolved - allowing operators to increase production and flexibility without increasing kitchen size. This class introduces new...
                                            • This is a Mandarin translation of a previously recorded lecture by Mark Duesler and Richard Young. As with other sectors, the foodservice industry is experiencing increased attention to decarbonization and effective energy use; it has become imperative to explore alternative options. In contrast, traditional woks are considerably less efficient than their induction...
                                              • This class introduces the larger ranges, wok ranges and induction holding technologies that apply in full-sized and high-production commercial kitchens. The class will introduce the basics of induction and demonstrate how induction technologies save money and increase performance in production kitchen settings.
                                                • This class introduces the larger ranges, wok ranges and induction holding technologies that apply in full-sized and high-production commercial kitchens. The class will introduce the basics of induction and demonstrate how induction technologies save money and increase performance in production kitchen settings.
                                                  • The purpose of an exhaust hood in your kitchen is to captures all the heat, smoke, and grease generated by the cooking equipment. If it fails to do its job, the grease and other particles will spill out making the kitchen less comfortable for your staff. And in many cases, undesirable odors and excess heat will make their way into the dining room and tax your HVAC system. Discover...
                                                    • Decarbonization across all sectors of the economy is becoming increasingly important and renewable gas such as hydrogen will be an important part of reducing emissions globally. The presentation will provide an overview of the role of hydrogen in a low carbon energy future with a focus on leveraging the existing natural gas infrastructure and discussing the impacts of hydrogen...
                                                      • This class introduces new energy-effective, plug-load, counter-top cooking and holding equipment such as high-speed ovens, induction cooking and holding, smart toasters, high-speed panini presses and other related technologies that can increase the food output of commercial kitchens while using the minimum amount of space , labor, and energy.
                                                        • Production focused kitchens are a new format that is evolving in response to changing economic models around labor reduction, food delivery, and real estate costs. Typically referred to as "cloud, ghost, or virtual" kitchens, these energy-intensive facilities can also have unique equipment requirements. This class will cover some recent trends in cloud kitchen design and the...
                                                          • Commercial foodservice is unique when compared to other areas of research and development in the energy sector. Appliances not only have to be designed to provide heat at certain temperature and intensity, but also to meet the tastes of the end user. Researchers have to develop creative designs and testing techniques to meet these demands.
                                                            • Commercial foodservice equipment is an investment, and like any investment, it needs to be taken care of properly. Maintaining your equipment can also lead to substantial savings in future labor, time, equipment performance and repair costs. Will Morris a SoCalGas equipment expert will conduct training on advanced foodservice equipment maintenance procedures, how to assess equipment...
                                                              • Commercial foodservice equipment is an investment, and like any investment, it needs to be taken care of properly. Maintaining your equipment can also lead to substantial savings in future labor, time, equipment performance and repair costs. Will Morris a SoCalGas equipment expert will conduct training on advanced foodservice equipment maintenance procedures, how to assess equipment...
                                                                • Commercial foodservice equipment is an investment, and like any investment, it needs to be taken care of properly. Maintaining your equipment can also lead to substantial savings in future labor, time, equipment performance and repair costs. Will Morris a SoCalGas equipment expert will conduct training on advanced foodservice equipment maintenance procedures, how to assess equipment...
                                                                  • Commercial foodservice equipment is an investment, and like any investment, it needs to be taken care of properly. Maintaining your equipment can also lead to substantial savings in future labor, time, equipment performance and repair costs. Will Morris a SoCalGas equipment expert will conduct training on advanced foodservice equipment maintenance procedures, how to assess...