Posts Tagged ‘RCP’

Behind-the-Scenes with Chef Matt Accarrino

Friday, May 11th, 2012

By Jenn Schneider

That’s a WRAP! Chef Matt Accarrino, Executive Chef for SPQR Restaurant in San Francisco, California just wrapped a video shoot for our new BPA-Free line of Foodservice solutions.

The video shoot is a collaboration between Rubbermaid Commercial Products and Eastman Chemical Company. Chef Accarrino has been using the BPA-Free products to help us test the durability of the food contact products to see how they live-up to the demands of a busy commercial kitchen.

RCP created these products with Eastman Chemical Company using its Tritan copolyester, a BPA-free material that offers the advantages of durability and clarity.

Stay-tuned, the video is scheduled to launch July 1. Meanwhile, here’s a look at some behind-the-scenes:

Behind the Scenes with Chef Matt Accarrino

Take 2 with Chef Matt Accarrino

Matt, Artichokes and RCP's BPA-Free Food Pans

Matt is Ready for His Close-up!

A Big Thank You from NRA 2012!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

By Jenn Schneider

Another year, another successful NRA in Chicago! The RCP booth was abuzz with activity from Day One and we couldn’t have done it without the customers, media, fans and show attendees that stopped by to check out our products and chat with our industry experts.  From the first drop of the sledgehammer in the Extreme Product Demonstration, our booth visitors were able to view and demo our new BPA-Free product line, engage our product experts to discuss front and back of house best practices and solutions and meet our celebrity chef and BPA-Free advocate, Chef Matt Accarrino of SPQR in San Francisco.

Joseph Carbonara stops by RCP's booth at NRA

We were thrilled to be involved with the NRA event Restaurant Rocks party on Sunday evening where all proceeds benefited ProStart. LaSalle Power Company rocked until well after midnight with live music, dueling pianos, mixology experts and TV stars from Top Chef hosts Spike Mendelsohn, Richard Blais, and Fabio Viviani.

Celeb Chefs Richard Blais, Spike Mendelsohn and Fabio Viviani hanging out with RCP at Restaurants Rock

Thank you again to the NRA team and all the great people we met in Chicago! Don’t forget – there’s still time to win $1,000 worth of BPA-Free foodservice products! Just tweet @rubbermaidcomm using #RCPBPAFree and tell us why you want to go BPA-Free in your kitchen. See you next year!

Do you want $1,000 worth of free BPA-Free products for your kitchen? Tweet to win!

Eastman Chemical Company Explains the BPA-Free Process [video]

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

RCP Goes BPA-Free!By Jenn Schneider

With all this talk about BPA-Free at NRA 2012, we grabbed a few minutes with Dr. David Porter of Eastman Chemical Company, our trusted partner in the creation of the BPA-Free foodservice product line, to get the low-down on what actually goes into creating a BPA-Free product that is durable, sustainable and the highest quality possible.

RCP created the revolutionary product line in collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company using its Tritan copolyester, a material free of Bisphenol A (BPA) which was introduced to the market in 2007. Tritan copolyester is a clear, tough, chemical resistant material and provides extreme performance in the kitchen standing up to harsh conditions.

RCP and the Eastman Research & Development teams have been hard at work since 2001 in developing this product and are proud to launch the industry’s first-ever BPA-Free commercial foodservice product line! Check out Susan Spalding’s chat with Dr. Porter to hear more about the process.

RCP Introduces New Microfiber Foodservice Cloth at NRA [video]

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

RCP Introduces New Microfiber Foodservice Cloth at NRA By Jenn Schneider

You know us at RCP, we love a good cleaning solution and our microfiber cloths and pads are used in hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools and institutions all over the globe because of their incredible strength and ability to pick up 99.9% of microbes and bacteria.

We’re thrilled to introduce our latest microfiber cloth made specifically for foodservice environments, kitchens and restaurants.  This durable cloth works better than ordinary cotton cloths because it does not bind or affect the sanitizer solution that foodservice employees clean with.

The RCP microfiber cloth lasts 4 times longer than cotton cloths and picks up bacteria, germs, and 99.9% of microbes that are on foodservice surfaces. Users save money on the number of cloths they are using as well as the amount of sanitizer solution they are using to clean their environments.

Product manager Mary LaGuire gives us a up-close look at the benefits of using microfiber cloths in the kitchen.

Our Annual NRA Cook-Off Competition

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

By Jenn Schneider

They came to cook, drink some vino and have a great time. RCP customers from Adams-Burch, OSC and Hubert experienced a whole new culinary high at our annual NRA Show Calphalon cooking event with a twist.

Teams of four had a little over an hour to create a 3-course meal with a “secret ingredient” and not just make it work… but make it delicious! The winning team, “SMASH”–was judged on food taste, presentation and creativity and everyone cooked their hearts out! Not an easy task, the secret ingredient? Jalapenos peppers.

RCP Event Attendees Start Rolling for the Great Cookoff

Cook Off Event Instructions...Everyone's a Chef at NRA 2012!

Let the Cooking Begin