Squeeze Some Sauce
Minor's® Signature™ Flavor Ancho Sauce in new squeezable bottles delivers the bold, complex flavor of ancho pepper combined with a balanced blend of heat and sweet. Serve it in a range of menu items such as Red Chile Crusted Filet Mignon or even Pumpkin Crème Brulee with Ancho-Caramel Sauce. Call 800-243-8822 or visit www.NestleFoodServices.com.
Taste the Tropics
Tropical menus are hot all year. Dole makes it easy to indulge your guests' taste for the tropics — the flavors of the Caribbean, Peru, Thailand, Burma and other regions along the equator — with Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit varieties. Experiment with mango, pineapple, papaya and banana in both your sweet and savory recipes. Get recipes at www.dolefoodservice.com. For sales, call 800-723-9868.
Hearty Whole Grains Make Better Breakfasts
Give morning guests a whole grain option with Indian Harvest Specialtifoods' Sunrise Blend with Quinoa Flakes. The high-protein, premium blend is made with Kamut® bulgur wheat, buckwheat groats, Colusari® red rice, whole-grain quinoa flakes and brown flax seed. Create a signature hot breakfast by adding dried fruits, toasted nuts, honey, flavored sugars, aromatic spices and fresh cream or soy alternative. Call 800-346-7032 or visit www.indianharvest.com.
A growing number of Americans have an allergy to gluten — the protein found in wheat, barley, rye and possibly oats. Gluten-free options, therefore, are increasingly important in foodservice. U.S.-grown rice can help you meet the special needs of these guests. USA Rice has recipe ideas for items like this gluten-free seafood risotto with grilled vegetables at www.menurice.com.
Fall For Chocolate
Hershey®'s Food Service has 10 new recipes featuring the flavors of the fall. This year's recipes include unique chocolate applications and on-trend flavors in everything from hearty soups (Ginger Peanut) to delectable desserts (Chocolate Forest Cheesecake and Chocolate Quesadillas) and unique beverages (Hot Chocolate Mint Tea). Visit www.hersheyfoodservice.com or call 877-772-3556.
Bread Pudding Bites
New from Sweet Street Desserts is Crispy Bread Pudding. Custard-soaked bread, warm and creamy on the inside, is contrasted perfectly by a crunchy vanilla or chocolate coating. Finish them with cinnamon sugar, ice cream or a sauce for a signature dessert. Visit www.sweetstreet.com for more ideas.
Verified Tender™ Ranchers Registry® rib-eye steaks have a distinctive flavor and a rich, smooth texture. They're backed by science through a series of non-invasive, all-natural processes that optimize their tenderness and consistency. To learn more, visit ranchersregistry.com.
Boyd Coffee Company introduces Limited Edition Q-Certified Estate Costa Rican, a seasonal single-origin coffee from the Santa Anita Estate near Naranjo in Costa Rica. The medium roast has a piquant and caramelly flavor, and is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Visit www.boyds.com.
The Flav R Pac Connoisseur Collection of premium vegetable blends features the freshest produce, vibrant herb blends and light, flavorful sauces. The delicious, versatile collection has five varieties, including Tuscan Asiago Cream Vegetables, and Baja Vegetable Roast. Visit www.flavrpac.com.
Help for Operators
Tyson Food Service is offering foodservice operators helpful ideas for dealing with the sluggish economy and higher input costs. A newsletter titled “Shelter from the Storm” is part of a series on succeeding in difficult times. To download your free copy of the latest Insights & Discovery publication, go to www.tysonfoodservice.com.
Made with a patented formula, Crisco Professional Pan Release Spray produces less foam and offers better surface coverage and overall performance. Crisco Professional Pan Release Spray has the American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval. Call 330-682-3000 or visit www.SmuckerFoodservice.com.
Just Dough It
Doughlectables™ pre-formed individual dough pieces from Pennant Foods go straight from the freezer to the fryer. Use them to create signature sweet or savory menu treats. Doughlectables™ have a light, flaky texture and are available in Horn, Twist, Ring, Bearclaw and Bites shapes. Visit www.Doughlectables.com.
Pass the Bar
Are you profiting from America's “cocktail culture?” Pernod Ricard USA® introduces BarSmarts, a bartender training and education program for bar professionals at all levels. The program is designed exclusively for Pernod Ricard USA by BAR, LLC and is based on the company's award winning BAR Certification Program. Vist www.pernod-ricard-usa.com.
American Beverage Corporation introduces two proprietary, new, kid-friendly drink alternatives: Wall E Ice Bop juice slushies and High School Musical fruit drinks. Both are naturally flavored, preservative-free, under 110 calories and rich in antioxidants. Win over kids and parents alike!
Bake'n Joy introduces a new and improved formula, a new variety line-up and a new pack size for its 1.6-oz. ButterRich™ preportioned cookie doughs. New flavors include Butter Pecan and White Chocolate Cranberry Almond. Call 800-666-4937 or visit www.bakenjoy.com.
Sell More Sweets
MARS Foodservices offers a full line of leading brands and hardworking displays. Increase impulse candy sales with MARS Foodservices confectionary racks. Available in a variety of sizes, these countertop displays are perfect for merchandising America's favorite candy brands-M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, TWIX®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, and MILKY WAY®. Call 800-432-2331 or visit www.MARSfoodservices.com.
Search with Kraft
Kraft Foodservice has launched SmartSearch, an efficient, web-based tool for foodservice operators looking to make new menu decisions. Search the Kraft Foodservice portfolio and filter your results by nutritional criteria at www.kraftfoodservice.com/smartsearch.
Unilever Foodsolutions North America announced that in order to continue providing the best resources available to foodservice customers, the company will be focusing its business entirely on branded products for the foodservice industry. The company says its customers will benefit as it focuses its efforts and energies on its core strengths: the branded products that help operators create distinct menu items, increase efficiency and grow revenue. Unilever's brands include Hellman's®, Knorr® and Lipton®. Visit www.unileverfoodsolutions.com to learn more.
Creamy, nutty Fresh Hass Avocados can grace any holiday menu. Postholidays, use Fresh Hass Avocados to dress up leftovers in sandwiches, salads and salsas. Yesterday's roasted turkey is today's menu special: Fresh Avocado Turkey Sandwich! Call the Hass Avocado Board at 800-370-3782 or get menu ideas at www.avocadocentral.com/foodservice.
How Sweet It Is
Monin offers a lower-calorie sweetening option for beverages: Monin Agave Nectar. Made with organic agave nectar from Mexico, Monin Agave Nectar deliciously sweetens cocktails, iced teas, lemonades, smoothies and specialty coffee beverages with a clean, fresh and subtly nutty taste. Call 800-966- 5225 or visit www.monin.com.
Whirl ZT® butter flavored oil adds delicious flavor without the hassles of butter. With great heat performance, it's perfect for grilling and sauteing. Also, it contains 0 g trans fat per serving. For details, visit www.ACHzerotrans.com.
Help to Build Business
Basic American Foods offers MENU ECONOMICS™, a free program to help operators find solutions in today's challenging economy. Learn tips for reducing food costs, increasing perceived value and saving on operational costs while increasing efficiency. MENU ECONOMICS™ can be downloaded free at www.baf.com/menueconomics. Or call 800-722-2084 for a free copy.
Sell More Juice
Juice up your breakfast profits with marketing help from the Florida Department of Citrus. The FDOC develops customizable, turnkey foodservice programs to help operators boost restaurant revenues and increase check averages. Visit www.floridajuice.com for more information.
FPI's line-up of MSC certified sustainable seafood now includes Ice Shrimp™ brand cooked and peeled coldwater salad shrimp. The Ice Shrimp family of products all will carry the MSC blue eco-label verification indicating adherence with stringent environmental standards for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. Visit www.fisheryproducts.com for more information.