Within the past two decades, more restaurants than ever before have been using commercial rotisseries to prepare chicken, hot dogs, pigs and turkeys. While cooking foods in a rotisserie does not require the same amount of preparation time or culinary skill as stovetop or oven cooking requires, rotisseries are still far from being self-operating machines. Foods cooked in a rotisserie must be prepared, loaded and unloaded in a way that requires some training.
Fortunately, rotisserie manufacturers provide operator's manuals, demo videos and product specification charts that are readily available on the Internet for anyone interested. As you search for Internet sites devoted to commercial rotisseries education and training, take the following points into account:
1. Learn about the product specifications of your rotisserie.
2. Check out the operator's manuals that rotisserie equipment manufacturers provide on their websites.
3. Watch videos demonstrating how food service workers use a commercial rotisserie.
Get acquainted with the product specifications of your rotisserieYou'll want to know about the product's power supply, its dimensions--such as height, depth and width--as well as its total load capacity. For example, while the rotisserie may be able to cook nine chickens at once to an evenly browned exterior, it might be necessary to cook fewer than the total capacity in order to obtain a crispier crust.
Read user manuals of chicken rotisserie equipment that explain how to use the productThe user manuals take you step-by-step through the process of setting the clock, using manual or program mode and how to use the "hold" feature if the food will not be served immediately after the cooking cycle.
Find demonstration videos created by commercial rotisserie manufacturersSometimes it's easier to learn how to use a piece of equipment when you watch a professional do it. That's the benefit of watching videos in which food service workers demonstrate how they operate and care for commercial rotisseries.
Ask rotisserie manufacturers for trainingRotisserie oven makers may train your staff in your kitchen or theirs.
- Learn about the parts and attachments that go with your rotisserie commercial oven. Find out whether it comes equipped with all the tools you'll need for operation or whether you must purchase things like rod handlers, meat forks and motor mounting brackets separately.