The Best Method to Evenly Season Your Meat

Seasoning tubes are a unique way to spice up your branding.

Seasoning doesn’t just give your meat personality, it determines whether your meal will be home alone on a Friday night, or celebrated as the life of the party.

When to season and what to use are generally what most people worry about, but the height can have a big impact on your flavor-dating success. For the most uniform results, you want to get all chef-y and sprinkle salt and other seasonings from up high.

Salt Bae | Photo by Jean Schwarzwalder

Seasoning food from a decent distance results in salt, pepper, and any other powders, blends, or rubs being distributed evenly across your steak, chicken breast, and other foods.

We sprinkled chicken breasts with ground black pepper from different heights—4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches—and found the higher the starting point, the more evenly the seasoning was distributed.

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So throw on your toque, grab your favorite seasoning blend, and make it rain on that delicious food-parade. Enjoy!

3 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day 03.08.22

Photo by Barrett Ward on Unsplash

If you’re not familiar with International Women’s Day, take a few minutes to learn about the history of the holiday.

1. Support a female-owned businesses.

Online shopping during the pandemic has become standard practice. The next time you’re in need of a new home decor piece or want to update your spring wardrobe, skip the big-name retail store and purchase from a female-owned business.

Did you know Specialty Incentives is a female-owned business?

2. Reach out and say “thank you”.

International Women’s Day is all about empowering women. It’s the perfect time to lift up the women you talk to every day. Send a text, email, or hand-written note to let them know what you admire about them. And while you’re at it, say “thank you” for the amazing things they do each day to help your organization be great!

Our kitted gift boxes include custom insert cards to convey your special message.

3. Donate to a women’s organization.

International Women’s Day is the perfect time to assist organizations who focus on female empowerment year-round. Donating money online, or offering your time, are quick and easy ways to make a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world. The IWD organization supports World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

We offer give-back items supporting a wide range of non-profit charities.

Are You Ready for Shipaggedon?

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why…

FedEx and UPS — as well as our key suppliers — have warned us to brace for ‘shipaggedon’ as they reach capacity ahead of the holiday season. This year brings an unprecedented ‘peak season’ with limited staffing resources, and limited inventory, all combining with COVID restrictions to create the perfect storm.

Don’t be caught in the stress mess! We’re currently working with our clients to pull forward their holiday gifting plans, ensuring production and delivery expectations are met. Together, we’ll create a custom plan for your branded gifts, creative packaging, kitting and drop shipping. So go ahead; make your list and check it twice, but do it NOW.

Remote Workers Want ‘Cool’

A recent study revealed 91% of remote workers who received logoed merchandise upon being hired, felt great about how their employer brought them on board. The same survey noted they would love to receive “cool swag”, not just printed throwaways.* Great! But what defines “cool”?

Cool doesn’t follow the norm. It’s not showcasing your logo on disposable plastic bottles and outdated technology. You won’t see employees showing off mundane stress balls or cheap keychains in Zoom calls. Give your team something they actually want to use! Long-lasting products from established brands, synonymous with proven quality.

We turn toward our elite retail brands for the latest must-haves. Trending products like timeless bags from Herschel; performance jackets from Carhartt, Stormtech and The North Face; copper insulated tumblers and bottles from Igloo, Tervis, and Yeti; and pure sounds from JBL and Skullcandy are all safe bets.

Did you know your logo takes on greater perceived value when it’s associated with a premium brand? Yep. Your employees will feel warm-n-fuzzy every time they enjoy your thoughtfulness.

Ready to get your cool on? Contact your sales associate.

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*source Advertising Specialty Institute