Some of the common utensils found in the preparation and cooking of food truck cuisine.
Turners are used to flip flat items like patties or buns / breads as the flat surface allows pressing down of the items to for even cooking and attractive grill lines.
Tongs are common sense to have for its flexibility to pick up items from deep pots or high flames. In a hot environment, a fully stainless steel one is recommended as those with nylon tips or silicone grips may not withstand heat in the long run.
A box grater typically has four different cutting dimensions on each side to provide fine shavings, slices or coarse shreds of hard vegetables, fruits, cheese; even hard boiled eggs.
The microplane is space saving and easier to maneuver when you want a small quantity of items without having to bring out the knife.
For items that require on-the-spot mixing, a stainless steel bowl is a sound option for cleanability and resistance to breakage.
Advance preparation made easy with simple parchment paper to prevent patties or any other meats from sticking together after you portion it out.
Gloves are important in any food facility and more so for food trucks where customers are watching their food being prepared.
The magnet board offers efficient storage of flat steel items like knives, the scraper, hamburger turner for easy reach.
Ice scoop and ice box
Store dressings, marinades or sauces in these handy squeezable plastic bottles to quickly dispense when you need them.
Stackable, clear storage boxes helps keep your inventory in good order and for easy identification.
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