Linda is the Kitchen Manager over at Reelfish located in Lafayette, CO. She has been in the restaurant business for 10 years. –
We have been using Healthy Harvest Productions’ cooking oil and it’s definitely the cooking oil from Healthy Harvest and the fast, casual part of our business that really sells it. It’s a great product not a lot of people find around here for a decent price. I can tell you people love that our cooking oil is Nongmo. People seem to appreciate that we’re trying to make our food healthier, even though it is fried food.
When you fry at the right temperatures with the right oil, you’re not getting all of that fat in your food. People really appreciate that. The food at Reelfish is definitely less oily. The oil actually holds its temperature a lot better because we’ll have about 40-50 people coming in at dinner rush in a 30 min. time span. So the oil we’re getting from Healthy Harvest definitely stays at a more even temperature. It stays more consistent.
We were using a straight Soybean oil from Healthy Harvest, and we’re now using a High Oleic Canola oil and Soybean oil mix. The High Oleic Canola oil has definitely increased our smoke point which allows us to use the oil much longer, with a better flavor. It also doesn’t go rancid as fast, which is really nice for the volume of food we’re cooking. Again, I think the High Oleic holds the temperature better. It’s just working out great for us!
Also, the service HHP provides is phenomenal. You guys call me every week and check to see what I need and if I need anything extra. You ask how the cooking oil is performing, and I think that is wonderful! I’m so busy running around trying to get everything accomplished and sometimes it does slip right by me, and I can always count on you guys to call and get our order. Also, if I ever need an extra shipment, you guys bring it out immediately. I think that’s wonderful. When we did want to switch to the High Oleic oil it was very easy and great to deal with. The mixing that you guys do is wonderful. Also, you let us try the oil at the same price point as the oil we were buying from you before until we found a mix that we like. That was awesome. Everything is just wonderful. No real cons here. We have really enjoyed switching and I know Dan and I both appreciate that it’s a family business and we can call whenever. We love the product we’re using and it’s a lot easier to clean our fryers with this oil. There’s not a lot of buildup and gunk. We were using corn oil before doing business with HHP, and there was a very heavy layer of grease every time we had to change the oil. Then we’d have to scrub that off and use harsh chemicals and now that we’ve switched to this, it’s very easy. Basically just wiping out the fryers and giving them a good boil every couple weeks and we’re done!
Dan is the owner of Reelfish –
The oil from Healthy Harvest Productions has been working great for us. We love using a NONGMO product. We also love the fact that HHP is local and a small business that we can support. The oil itself has been great. It’s more reasonably priced than the corn oil – canola blend that we were using before we switched to a Healthy Harvest cooking oil. We don’t see a lot of flavor transfer in the oil, so it holds up well for us. We really appreciate the flexibility in being able to try different blends and see how it holds up under the stress of high use and make adjustments with it. All in all, we are very pleased with the oil and plan on continuing to use it!