December 18, 2005
Pro Tip: #2 Parchment Paper
I found a case of 1000 sheets of parchment paper at GFS (Gordon Food Service) for about $30.00 and I continue to find new uses for it every week. Parchment paper has all but replaced wax paper, foil, and film in my kitchen and now that I've been using it for a while I'm not sure I could live without it. If you pick up a roll at the grocery store, you'll pay $3.00 or more for a few yards. The case I bought is 1000 sheets of 18 X 24, which translates to 2000 1/2 size sheet pans (shown above), or enough to last a part time chef a couple of years.
If you don't have a GFS in your area, check the internet for a foodservice distributor like Sysco or US Foods. Anyone can do a cash "will call" from a commercial carrier. Give them a call and ask for customer service, and ask for "parchment baking sheets, full size".