4 Tips For Hosting A Toddler Barbecue Party

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For Hosting A Toddler Barbecue Party

If you are hosting a children’s party, you may wonder what type of food is best. Having barbecue catering provides many fun, nutritious options that young people will enjoy. However, while you are working out your menu with your caterer, you should keep these four things in mind.  Choking Hazards  Children under the age of 5 are at a high risk for choking, so special attention needs to be paid when young children are eating at your party. You should make sure that there is adequate supervision, ideally one adult for every child, and that the children sit down to eat as opposed to snacking while playing.  You should avoid hard, round foods that pose a choking hazard. Additionally, items like hot dogs or chicken with bones should not be given to young children. Instead, opt for pulled pork or pulled chicken in barbecue sauce. You can ask your caterer to cut the meat especially small to make it child-friendly.  If the children at your party are particularly young, you may want to select pureed vegetables as opposed to potato salad or roasted carrots.  Hard to Chew Foods  Some foods can be difficult for toddlers of certain ages to chew and swallow. For example, children who do not yet have their upper and lower front teeth may find it difficult to eat corn on the cob, whereas toddlers with all of their front teeth may love it. Similarly, children who do not yet have their molars may find it difficult to chew pork or beef, while chicken and fish are easier to manage.  If you are hosting children under the age of two, you should consult with their parents to see what types of food they are able to eat. If you have an electronic invitation, you can quickly put this information into an email and send it to your caterer before you settle on a menu for your party.  Allergies  Around 6 percent of children younger than three have a food allergy. Most common allergies include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, and nuts. While many barbecue foods are allergy-friendly, it is important to collect a list of allergies from your attendees. Young children may have a difficult time keeping track of their allergies so it is best to simply not offer foods that contain a known allergen. For example, if an attendee is allergic to milk, ask your caterer to make potato salad with a dairy-free dressing.  For particularly young children, you may want to avoid foods that are known to cause more severe allergic reactions, such as nuts and shellfish.   Messy Eaters and Stains  Barbecue sauce can be messy for adults to eat, and it can wreak havoc on a toddler’s clothing, hair and skin. However, instead of opting for a less messy rub, you should consider letting your young party-goers dive into a delicious barbecue sauce. Not only will they enjoy the complex flavors, but they will also enjoy the sensory experience.  To avoid ruining their best outfits, you should warn caregivers that your party will include messy foods and children should be sent in play clothes as opposed to party clothes. After eating, you can have a fun time cleaning up under the hose if children are dressed in bathing suits. Otherwise, be sure...

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The Benefits Of Using OEM And Non-OEM Parts When Repairing A Frymaster Fryer

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your Frymaster fryer is not working correctly, it may not need to be replaced. Replacing a part in the fryer, such as the ignitor, relay latch or motor can help get the machine working again. However, when it comes time to buy these replacement parts, you have a big decision to make. You have to decide whether to buy authentic original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, parts. Or you can decide to buy aftermarket parts. There are benefits to buying parts both ways. Learning about the benefits for both types of parts can help you decide which route to take when purchasing them. The Benefits of Using Non-OEM Parts Cost The biggest downside to using original equipment manufacturer parts is the cost. OEM parts cost more than aftermarket parts. In fact, price is one of the main reasons why restaurant owners decide to purchase aftermarket parts. If your business is having a hard time making ends meet, or you don’t have a lot of extra cash to use buying parts, aftermarket parts may be something that you will want to consider and look into. Most Non-OEM Parts Come With a Warranty The other advantage to buying non-OEM parts is that most of them come with a warranty. You may be worried that if you buy an aftermarket part, it will die quickly or won’t work with your machine. If the part does not last as long as it should, or simply doesn’t work out for you, you can often get a new or replacement part through the company that made the non-OEM part. This can help ease your mind that you are buying a part that will last at least as long as the warranty is for. The Benefits of Using OEM Parts It Will Fit and Work Correctly One of the major benefits to using original equipment manufacturer parts is that you know the part will fit and work correctly. The manufacturer knows exactly what size, what voltage and what shape to make their parts, because they manufacture them for your original machine. Unfortunately, many companies that make aftermarket parts don’t have the exact shape, size or voltage. They often take the machines and parts apart to try to figure it out. Unfortunately, this means that not every aftermarket part is going to fit or work correctly in your machine. This means that you may run across a part that doesn’t quite fit correctly or that doesn’t work as it should in your machine. If you want to ensure the part you are buying works, so you can get your fryer back up and running faster, using OEM frymaster parts helps ensure that that is what happens. You Won’t Void Your Warranty The other advantage to purchasing original equipment manufacturer parts for your Frymaster fryer is that you don’t have to worry about voiding your warranty. If your Frymaster fryer is still under warranty, installing non-OEM parts will void the entire warranty. This means that if anything goes wrong, even if it isn’t related to the part you replaced, the manufacturer will not be required to fix or replace your fryer. If your machine is no longer under warranty, this may not be something you are concerned with. But if your machine is under warranty, it is something...

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