All Natural Alexia® products from ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston are made from all-natural sweet potatoes and heirloom potatoes and will help you deliver what your health-conscious customers are looking for. Alexia® Oven Roasted Potato Medley combines three colorful potato varieties in shades of purple, gold and rose. For details, call 800-766-7783 or visit www.lambweston.com.
Sliced Fontina for Sandwiches
Specialty sandwiches demand specialty cheese, and now BelGioioso Cheese has introduced Sliced Fontina. This versatile cheese is mild, semi-soft and melts beautifully. Add it to burgers, mini-burgers and upscale sandwiches. It's packaged as 1-lb. stacked slices and 6-lb. deli cuts. For product information, recipes or product samples, call 877-863-2123 or visit www.belgioioso.com.
Recipe Contest Winner
Kraft Foodservice has awarded a $20,000 culinary scholarship to Institute of Culinary Education student Kamal Rose, at left below, winner of the 2009 Chefs of Grey Poupon Student Culinary Competition. Three other culinary students also received scholarship prizes. For details about the Chefs of Grey Poupon Program and the winning recipes, visit www.chefsofgreypoupon.com.
Specialty Crab Meat
Start your crab cake recipe with the foundation of Phillips Backfin & Special crab meat from Phillips Foods. Sweet flake meat from the blue swimming crab offers great visual appeal and flavor, and Phillips crab meats come with a guarantee of virtually no-shell. It's also pasteurized for an 18-month shelf life. Visit www.phillipsfoodservice.com for product details.
Jolly Rancher® Toppings from Hershey®'s Food Service bring the bold flavor of Jolly Rancher candies to your dessert menu. Use the toppings for ice cream, fruit salads, signature smoothies and more. Among the flavors: Blue Raspberry, Green Apple and Watermelon. Call 877-772-3556 or visit www.hersheysfoodservice.com.
Sustainable Iced Tea
At least 50 percent of the tea leaves in every pouch of Lipton® PureLeaf™ Smooth Blend Teas have been sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Lipton PureLeaf Smooth Blend Teas are now Rainforest Alliance Certified™, and the company aims to have all of its tea plantations and suppliers certified by 2015. For more information, about Lipton®, a Unilever Foodsolutions brand, visit www.liptonforthefuture.com.
Sweet Potato Wedges
Showcase sweet potatoes with Harvest Splendor™ Ridge Cut Wedges from McCain. The ridges enhance crispness, and you'll appreciate the longer hold time and exceptional sweet potato flavor, as well as the bake-or-fry flexibility. For details, call 800-767-7377 or visit www.harvestsplendor.com
Les Frères signature cheese from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is now available to foodservice in two sizes — 2.5-lb. random weight wheels, packed 2 per case, or the Petit Frère, packed in 8 8-oz. rounds per case. For information on this European-style artisan cheese, contact Debbie Crave at 920-478-4887.
Download your issue of Taste of the Tropics from Dole for the latest trends for fruit on the menu. It's free, and you'll find value-added rebates, promotional ideas and more. Visit www.dolefoodservice.com and click on “Promotions.”
Create beautiful dessert presentations with Pipeables™ from Sweet Street Desserts. Each prefilled bag comes with 1.62 lb. of mousse which can be used to layer, fill, or garnish for your dessert needs. Choose from 10 flavor profiles. Visit www.sweetstreet.com for details.
Your customers will appreciate being offered Stevia In The Raw™, the natural zero-calorie sweetener made from the foliage of the stevia plant. A one-gram packet of Stevia In The Raw™ offers the same sweetening power of two teaspoons of sugar. For more information from Sugar Foods, visit www.sugarfoods.com.
Cool Deli Classics
The new line of American Classics deli salads from Reser's offers 10 favorite recipe deli salads in three convenient sizes: 12-ounce, 1-lb. and 3-lb. For information about the line-up of coleslaw, protein, potato and macaroni salads, visit www.resers.com.
Simplot Classic® Triple Berry Blend makes it easy to offer an antioxidant-rich blend of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. The berries can be used in smoothies, layered in yogurt parfaits, or simply served over cheesecake or ice cream. To learn more, visit www.simplotfoods.com.
Sam's Club® offers quality pizza ingredients such as 24-oz. frozen doughballs, available for purchase in 20-count cases. Sam's Club is committed to helping independent restaurant operators save money. To receive a complimentary cost comparison, visit the website at www.samsclub.com/smallbusiness. For additional information, visit www.samsclub.com/ foodservice.
Rise and Shine
Tyson Food Service helps you serve breakfast at its best with chicken, omelets, bacon, sausage and other favorites. For instance, consider the menu possibilities with Tyson® fully cooked bacon and Wright® ready-to cook bacon, IBP® Flat Iron Everyday Steaks™ and Tyson® Right Size™ Fillets. Tempt customers on the go with the Hash Brown Sausurrito, the Fried Chicken Biscuit Slider, or the Smoked Bacon Breakfast Panini. For recipes and more, visit www.tysonfoodservice.com.
BBQ Rib Portions
Farmland Rib-Portion Products with Picture Labels make it easy to menu ribs. They're available in seven varieties, and all products come in cases with color pictures and descriptions on the labels. Visit wwwfarmlandfoodservice.com for product information and recipes.
Canola Pan Coating
Get dependable nonstick performance and capitalize on the trans-fat-free health trend with Vegalene® Canola premium pan coating from Par-Way Tryson. For details, call 800-642-0088 or visit the website: www.parwaytryson.com.
Kerrygold Irish Butter introduces its 1-lb. unsalted butter blocks for the foodservice market. The cultred cream butter has an 82 percent butterfat content and is made in the traditional European style. Visit www.kerrygold.com/usa.