Prep ZT®, with zero grams trans fat per serving adds butter flavor to your foods without the hassles. Made from high-quality soybean oil, it require no refrigeration and offers high-heat performance. For information from Stratas Foods, call 888-404-1004 or visit www.stratasfoods.com.
Small Wonder: Charbroil Mini Burgers
Mini sandwiches are big on menus, and you can cash in on that trend with Tyson® Charbroil Beef Patties. These fully cooked 1-ounce patties can help you deliver higher perceived value while watching your food costs. For more information about these versatile Charbroil Beef Patties and how they can fit on your menu, call 800-24-TYSON or visit www.tysonfoodservice.com.
Speedy and Healthy
ConAgra Foodservice offers a free new recipe book and video, Speed Scratch, to help you add a variety of healthful beef, chicken and turkey items to your menu using Healthy Choice® frozen entrees as a base. To obtain your free recipe book, call 800-357-6543. View the Speed Scratch video at www.conagrafoodservice.com.
Tap Into Trends
According to the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association forecast, emerging foodservice trends include healthful options, comfort foods, kids' menu diversity and labor and cost-saving solutions. The fruit-grower owned cooperative Knouse Foods offers product and recipe ideas to help you make the most of these trends. Visit the website: www.knousefoodservice.com.
Marzetti® Apple Cider Vinaigrette can enhance your side-salad offerings and inspire signature entree salads with its balance of tangy and sweet. The vinaigrette features an oil and cider vinegar blend with apple juice, brown sugar and spices. Available in gallons packed four per case, and in convenient 1/5-oz. packets, 60 per case. Visit www.marzettifoodservice.com for more information.
Hershey®'s Food Service offers new fall and winter recipes featuring branded products. Recipes include Toffee Bits Cheesecake Cups with Heath® Toffee Bits, and Cocoa Black Forest Crepes and Smokey Chili with Pasta, all featuring Hershey®'s Cocoa. Visit www.hersheyfoodservice.com or call 877-772-3556.
Small plate offerings make a big impression with convenient specialties built around Simplot versatile french fries and Roast-Works Baby Bakers, prized for their petite size and fresh-baked potato flavor. For details about potato products from Simplot, visit www.simplotfoods.com.
Drama in Layers
Red Velvet Cake from Sweet Street Desserts creates eye-catching drama with its four layers of brilliant red cake. Each layer is spread with chocolate truffle filling, and the cake is frosted with cream cheese icing, then topped with mini chocolate chips, chocolate ganache drizzle and nonpareil dots. For more product information, visit www.sweetstreet.com.
From Austin, TX, comes Dulce Vida, a limited edition 100-proof hand-crafted tequila made from organic agave. The Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequilas will be distributed in major cities in Texas, followed by national markets in 2010. The vodkas are triple-distilled and made with single estate organic blue agave. For info, visit the website: www.dulcevidaspirits.com.
Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple in Extra Light Syrup offers the flavor and appearance that you want, and the new handy pouch pack makes it convenient. For more information about this product that delivers maximum fruit appeal with minimum hassle and how it can fit into your menu offerings, call Dole at 800-723-9868 or visit www.dolefoodservice.com.
Sweet Cocktail Ideas
Monin Sweeteners make it simple to provide innovative specialty cocktails. Choose from a variety of premium sweetening options, including Monin Pure Cane Syrup, Monin Agave Nectar Syrup and Monin Honey Sweetener to create trendy cocktails. They're easy to use and practical, too. For details, from Monin Gourmet Flavorings, visit www.monin.com.
Pan Release Spray
You'll get the consistent quality and performance you expect from Crisco®, with Crisco Professional Pan Release Spray. The exclusive patented formula produces less foam and more complete surface coverage. It's available in 14-oz. and 21-oz. sizes, and has earned the American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval. For more information from Smucker Foodservice, visit www.smuckerfoodservice.com.
Check out the winners' list in the Splenda Dessert Fame Recipe Contest, sponsored by Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener on the website: www.splendadessertfame.com/Enter.aspx. For product information about Splenda® Granulated for Professional Baking, call 800-654-5115.
The line of liquid egg products from Primera Foods® includes traditional liquid eggs, recipe ingredient liquid egg products, scrambled liquid egg products and healthy liquid egg products. For details or to request a sample, call 800-365-2409.
Crab Meat Videos
Phillips Foods offers a series of how-to videos to help foodservice professionals learn about crab meat and its different grades and uses. Video can be found in the Food Safety & Nutrition section of the company's website: www.phillipsfoodsservice.com/food-safety-and-nutrition/understanding-crabmeat.aspx.
Enhance your breakfast menu with Three Oatmeal Toppings from Sugar Foods. Patrons can customize their oatmeal with N'Joy® Brown Sugar Melt, Fresh Gourmet® Dried Fruit Medley and Fresh Gourmet® Nut Medley. To learn more, visit www.sugarfoods.com.
Prepare 2,000 servings in less than 3 hours with the vegetable prep attachment of the Robot Coupe R602V variable-speed combination food processing unit. Use the bowl unit for sauces, purees and salad dressings in minutes. For details, visit the website: www.robotcoupeusa.com.
Disposable, value-priced Soft Light® Fuel Cells from Candle Lamp offer a maintenance-free tabletop ambiance. They're fueled by highly-refined liquid paraffin sealed in a leak-proof plastic container. Soft Light® Fuel Cells burn longer and cleaner than traditional wax and are completely smokeless. Many offer Candle Lamp's self-extinguishing Snuff-it™ feature in case of jostling, too. For details, visit www.candlelamp.com.
Cool Display Cases
Imagine the possibilities for food display with the HNC Series stainless steel refrigerated countertop case from Hoshizaki. Choose from four models in a wide selection of sizes. The top glass angles down for a maximum view of contents. For product details, visit Hoshizaki's website: www.hoshizaki.com.
Sam's Club® stores nationwide exclusively offer the Bakers & Chefs™ line of foodservice products, including the Countertop Warmer. It's a versatile warmer, designed to be used with water. Use it to keep prepared foods, soups and appetizers at safe serving temperatures. For more information, visit www.samsclub.com.
Maintain ideal coffee temperature with the new IntelliFresh advancement for Curtis Gemini Brewing Systems. It allows you to be sure of the perfect heat, timing and brewing for your coffee. For details, call the Wilbur Curtis Co. at 800-421-6150.