Pitco Fry Gal Focus: Introducing Jan Tung

November 7, 2023

As a former Marine Corps chef, Jan Tung has gotten to enjoy and create many culinary experiences. Now as Preferred Marketing Group‘s Business Development Representative and chef in Southern California, she works with a lot of foodservice operators who have questions about how to make their fryers last longer and increase profits. We sat down with […]

Pitco Fry Guy Focus: Introducing James Pate

September 18, 2023

Let’s talk oil. Why do operators think oil filtration is a waste?

In my opinion, it’s because they’re thinking about the time and trouble they imagine it takes to clean, filter, or change and dispose of the oil in many fryers. It’s common for some end-users to find that new oil must be “broken in” before it starts to perform properly, making it even easier for them to justify putting off changing the oil change. But doing so can in fact end up costing them more. Old fryer oil means longer cooking times and more fat absorption by the food, along with the potential for unsavory flavors.

Pitco Fry Guy Focus: Introducing Gabriel Samano

September 13, 2023

“What’s the disconnect between throwing away oil constantly and the option to filter and reuse?
Most operators are living in the now and trying to survive the day-to-day. They’re not thinking of the long-term costs of not filtering, and it’s not until you do the math and show them that filtering can almost double the life of your oil over time, that they really see the benefits.”

New Hires!

August 15, 2023

𝐒𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐭𝐨 Jacob Thomases! Jacob started scooping ice cream at 31 Flavors about 25 years ago, and since then tried his hand at about anything foodservice can offer until equipment and kitchen design captured his heart. Now that he is a part of the Preferred Team, he is looking forward to taking care of […]

Welcome to the Preferred Team!

March 3, 2023

𝑳𝒆𝒕’𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏 𝑻𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏, 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝑺𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝑪𝒐𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓! Karen has spent the last ten years working in the Nursing Home industry and is ready to take her knowledge and experience into foodservice. She loves kitchen equipment and gadgets, finds a lot of joy in food, and is super excited to learn more about commercial kitchens. […]

Chef James in a white coat holding an award


August 17, 2022

With Preferred Team , when one of us shines, all of us shine! We want to congratulate Chef James Pate for winning the ACF Las Vegas Chef of the Year 2020 award. You are a winner and you know it, so proud to have you as part of our team! Check out the ACF article […]