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Frato’s Culinary Kitchen – Pizza & Catering

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Frato’s Culinary Kitchen is the brand name that oversees two different segments.  Frato’s Culinary School Restaurant and Frato’s Catering:

Frato’s Restaurant is a Community CSR (Culinary School Restaurant) that serves as a training ground for passionate young culinary students.  The CSR is made up of 80% Culinary Students and 20% Culinary Leaders with a casual-fun menu ranging from Chicago Classics like Vienna Beef Hot Dogs to Handmade 50/50 Bacon-Beef Burger Patties and Handmade Pizza using a Traditional Stone Pizza Oven. Culinary Students are novices that have entered culinary college or are about to enter culinary college (Elgin Community College, College of DuPage, Kendall College, Harper College, etc…).

The Culinary Leaders train the Culinary Students on everything ranging from how to prep your food from scratch, how to properly season and cook your meal using traditional cooking methods, how to take orders, how to properly handle a busy dinner rush, etc…

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Kitchen antiques, culinary objects, historic kitchen equipment

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Historic kitchen equipment, culinary objects


>>Resources divided into:

>>Museum collections of culinary objects    
>>Fireplace cooking, cast iron    
>>18th and/or 19th century kitchen items    
>>Early 20th and/or 19th century     >>Earlier and miscellaneous


Or jump down to the page to Victorian advice on equipping a kitchen




Old or historic kitchen utensils go by various different
names from “culinary antiques” to “vintage kitchenalia”. Whether they’re ancient
or mid-20th century “retro”, almost all old food preparation, serving, and storage
items appeal to some collector somewhere.


Many objects are easy to identify,
but not all. It’s not always clear if a simple box or pot or implement had a particular
name or a particular use. A collection of jars (earthenware, stoneware, glass in
the 20th century) and boxes (wooden, tin) was needed when food was stored at home
and groceries were

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