When customers come to a restaurant, they are looking for a unique taste rather than flavour that could be found on a grocery shelf. This is why many restaurants prefer to make their own tomato sauce as a way to personalize the flavour and make it better complement their own dishes. August is a great time for sauce-making since tomatoes will be fresh, ripe, and full-bodied. Not only should restaurants jump at the opportunity to craft their signature sauces with top ingredients, steps should also be taken to make sure the sauce lasts long after tomato season ends. This is where canning comes in: a preservation method that can let you stock up on sauce and keep the flavour in full force. Fortunately, MVR Cash & Carry is a premiere restaurant wholesaler and has everything you need to make your own sauce and keep it fresh!
Every batch of tomato sauce starts with taking ripe, plump tomatoes, and squeezing the ever-loving puree out of them. The ideal tomato miller can produce a fine, smooth paste with minimal effort while also having the sort of high-grade coating that protects from corrosion and chipping. MVR offers just this sort of product in the form of the Nuova Linea Tomato Machine, which is perfect for making sauces, purees, and jams.
Canning tomato sauce is best done with the use of preservative salts, some vinegar, and quality jars, all of which can be found on MVR’s shelves. We have Windsor table salt and Windsor Canning coarse salt, Monterey pure white vinegar and Heinz pickling vinegar and pure white vinegar, and Bernardin mason jars with wide lids, snap lids, and standard caps and lids.
The canning process can also be made much easier by using the right tools. MVR offers a five-piece canning set containing a canning funnel, magnetic lid lifter, jar lifter, jar wrench, and tongs so you can work with expert precision when canning your homemade sauces.
Once you are ready to cook your tomato sauce, quality pots and careful heat is needed to bring everything to the perfect temperature. For larger quantities, we recommend aluminium pots ranging from 40 to 140 quarts in size. More focused recipes may find the 52cm Caldaia covered pot to be more useful as an alternative. Regardless of which you end up using, don’t forget to get the wood solid spatulas or wooden paddles needed to sift and stir effectively.
To help bring your sauce to a boil, MVR suggests the Martin Propane Burner, which can serve as a targeted and controlled heat source for dedicate sauce-making. The burner also comes with a 10-year warranty for guaranteed performance quality.
Whether you’re canning tomatoes, pears, peaches, carrots, eggplants, or a picked pack of pickled peppers, MVR has the ingredients and tools you need. We carry fresh produce by the bushel so you’ll always find a fresh selection of produce for your canning needs. Certo liquid pectin or pectin crystals and Knox gelatine are perfect for keeping natural sugars from degrading so your purees can taste fresh the moment the lid is popped.
At MVR Cash & Carry, our wholesale store is filled to the brim with everything you need to make and preserve sauces and purees throughout the summer. What makes MVR Cash & Carry the best choice for being your restaurant’s wholesale food service supplier is that we are not open to the public. Our membership is reserved exclusively for business owners, and we have tailored our inventory to meet all of their professional needs. That means we offer the best prices, high volume, and top brands that every business wants.
Come by our Toronto warehouse store and pick out the best brands for sauce-making and canning. If you have special requests or specific needs, feel free to look for any of our managers (or even the owner!) on the floor, and we will be happy to do the utmost to satisfy your needs.