Offer international flavors on your menu with Global Creations® from Brakebush. Included are tempura chicken breast chunks, Tuscan-Style breast strips, Moroccan spiced breast strips and Ginger Teriyaki breast strips. For details, call 800-933-2121 or visit www.brakebush.com.
Say Cheese … Cake
New Ricotta Cheesecake from Sweet Street Desserts is feather-light, fluffy, and slightly less sweet to satisfy your most discrimininating patrons. Serve it alone, or with garnishes. Cheesecake is among the most popular desserts, and this one offers just a bit more texture than regular cheesecakes. Learn more about the dessert products available from Sweet Street at www.sweetstreet.com.
Crispy Onion Toppers
Add crunch and flavor to your menu offerings with Fresh Gourmet® Crispy Onions. They're ready to use right from the fresh-lock resealable bag. Use them to top sandwiches, salads, steaks and more. For details from Sugar Foods Corporation, visit www.freshgourmet.com or call 888-708-2222.
Harry's Fresh Foods® makes it easy for you to offer just-made taste with its line of refrigerated soups, chilis, side dishes and sauces that are kettle-cooked in small batches. Macaroni and Cheese side dishes feature wholesome pasta and rich, creamy cheese blends. Call 866-749-SOUP or visit www.baf.com..
Value Made Simple
You'll find creative menuing ideas you can use in Make Bundles, part of the Ideas @ The Heart of Value series from Tyson Food Service. These ideas can help you offer more menu choices and deliver greater value to customers. To learn more, visit www.makebundles.net.
Hot Coffee Cup News.
Foodservice operators can now help reduce the number of virgin trees cut and processed to make paper cups when they take advantage of Serving the Best Seattle's Best Coffee 10% post-consumer recycled fiber (PCF) hot cups. To learn more, visit www.seattlesbestcoffee.com/business.
Uncle Ben's International Grains® include Basmati Rice, Arborio Rice, Couscous, Jasmine Rice, Yellow Rice and 100% Pure Wild Rice. These authentic grains from around the world give your customers a taste of global cuisine. Call Mars Foodservices for information, or visit www.MARSfoodservices.com.
Add a splash of the islands to your cocktail menu with Absolut® Vodka's tenth flavor: Absolut Mango. It boasts the aroma and genuine character of ripened mango. For recipe ideas and more, visit www.absolutdrinks.com.
Create signature burgers for your menu with A.1. Thick & Hearty Sauce from Kraft Foodservice. According to an A.1. Steak Sauce study, two-thirds of customers are willing to pay a premium for burgers made with A.1. The Thick & Hearty sauce is available in 18-oz. squeeze bottles and 1-gallon jugs. For details, visit kraftfoodservice.com.
Winners in the Idaho Potato Happy Hour Recipe Contest took home a total of $35,000 in cash and prizes for their winning recipes in three categories. Check out the creative recipes on the Idaho Potato Commission website: foodservice.idahopotato.com/happyhour.
Heat up your appetizer menu with Stuffed Peppadew® from Kelly's Kitchen. The South African-grown Peppadew are red and cherry tomato-sized, with a sweet and zesty taste. The appetizers are stuffed with Garlic Herb Cheese spread, Blue Cheese spread, and Cream Cheese spread. For more information, visit www.sugarbrookfarms.net/kellys-kitchen.php.
Iced coffee frappes just got easier to make, with the latest innovations in the Barista Series® of beverge bases from Pacific Natural Foods. The new Organic Frappe and Smoothie Base is simply blended with ice and espresso to create a signature frappe. Expand your menu by blending with ice and fresh fruit, juice, or tea. Visit http://pacificfoods.com/foodservice for details.
Avocados Heat Up
For a new twist on Fresh California Avocados, offer Cornmeal-Crusted Avocado Fries with a Trio of Relishes, or Beer-Battered Fried Avocado Wedges. You'll find these recipes from the California Avocado Commission at www.CaliforniaAvocado.com/foodservice, or call the foodservice hotline at 800-370-3782.
No-Trans-Fat Frying Oil
The clear blend of corn and high oleic canola oils in Amaizing NT™ Deep Frying Oil from Bunge Oils produces quality fried food. To learn more about this oil with zero grams trans fat, visit the website: www.transfatsolutions.com.
Future Fountain Drinks
A new state-of-the-art fountain dispenser from The Coca-Cola Company will have consumers experiencing ice-cold fountain drinks in a new way. It offers unprecedented variety — flavors, brands, and still or sparkling ice-cold beverages. The device uses higher-concentrate ingredients and dispenses up to 120 beverages in the same amount of space as current 8-valve machines. After testing in Atlanta and Orange County, CA restaurants this year, it will have a wider introduction as early as 2010. Visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com.
For your trans fat-free frying needs, Kikkoman Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs are also now made with zero grams trans fat. They're available in toasted and untoasted varieties. For recipe ideas and more from Kikkoman Sales USA, visit the website: www.kikkomanusa.com.
Customers appreciate the taste, texture and appeal of Dole brand Pineapple and Pineapple Juice. Dole Pineapple and Pineapple Juick packs are available ready-to-use year-round, with recipe and promotion support. Visit www.dolefoodservice.com for ideas, or call 800-723-9868.
Enhance antipasto, pizzas and signature menu items with the smooth texture and creamy flavor of Sorrento® Prima Cucina™ Mozzarella. It takes on a caramelized sweetness when baked. For product details about this and other Lactalis Foodservice cheeses, visit the website: www.lactalisfs.com.
Now the Perforated Baking Tray, CombiGrill® Grid and Grill and Pizza Tray accessories from Rational are coated with TriLax® hard-wearing nonstick coating. Rational developed the new nonstick coating for use in its SelfCooking Center Accessories. For product details, visit www.rationalusa.com.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products introduces the 100 percent washable Rubbermaid Pelouze 600 and 800 series line of foodservice scales. They minimize the risk of cross-contamination, and feature Quick-Stop™ technology for quick and precise readouts. For details, visit www.rubbermaidfoodservice.com.
The Stellar Steam product line is the newest addition to the Market Forge Industries family of steam cooking equipment. Market Forge acquired Stellar Steam as it looks to the future of manufacturing and promoting Energy Star cooking equipment. For information about Market Forge products, visit www.mfii.com.
The MRS-Envi-RO 600 High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis System from Everpure provides a more efficient and environmentally friendly water filtration system. It consumes less energy and reduces water waste while providing high-quality water. To learn more, visit the company's website: www.Everpure.com.
Energy Efficient Ice Production
The Hoshizaki KM-1301 S_H(3) can produce up to 1,353 lb of ice in 24 hours. It's an energy efficient model that can offer 25% savings on operating costs. The CycleSaver® design allows production of the same amount of ice in half the cycles of other ice machines. For more product details from Hoshizaki America, visit the website at www.hoshizaki.com.
Einhorn Joins Esrock
Esrock Partners, specializing in food and foodservice strategic planning, advertising and marketing communications, has added Roberta Einhorn to its staff. She assumes the newly created position of director of client services. Esrock Partners is located in Chicago.
J & J Snack Promotes Jerry Law
Jerry Law has been promoted to senior vice president of western operations for J & J Snack Foods. He will continue to head up all operations and supply channels for the company's operations west of Missouri.
Maple Leaf Farms Served at Inaugural Luncheon
Maple Leaf Farms duck was served at the Inaugural Luncheon following the swearing-in of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The main course was a “brace of American birds,” (duck and pheasant) with sour cherry chutney and molasses sweet potatoes.
Monin Gourmet Flavorings recently donated $5,000 to CORE Gives on behalf of attendees at the 2009 Cheers Beverage Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami. Core Gives provides for the wishes of restaurant employees' children who face life-altering and life-threatening medical conditions. For information about the nonprofit organization, visit www.coregives.org.
Custom Culinary Partners with Scott Advertising
Custom Culinary®, manufacturer of authentic bases, sauces and gravies, has selected Scott Advertising as its strategic marketing partner. Scott Advertising will assist the company in developing marketing strategies and programs, new product and branding support, and more.
Bush Brothers Selects Marlin as Agency
Bush Brothers & Company has selected Marlin as its new foodservice marketing agency. Bush Brothers offers baked beans — 11 varieties of them — and more than 40 products total.