My family is opening a small Pizza Delivery and Carry-Out Restaurant Soon. The only thing that is on our menu that may require a fryer is Chicken Wings.
But the location we chose, it would cost 28K for a Type 1 (Grease) Hood installation. This is unacceptable when a class 2 (Oven Hood) has been quoted under 7k for this location.
We looked into either ordering this product pre-cooked so we can run them thru the oven, but it would drive food cost out of an acceptable range. (being quoted around $3.5-4 per lb.
So, we are considering making the product in-house. We will have both a convection oven, and triple stack conveyor ovens.
What would be the best way to cook fresh wings, without a fryer, without ending up with dried up wings?
I am open to par-cooking until needed techniques, suggestions on a brand of precooked, and any other comments.
*Really interested in someone who has some great par-baking techniques.