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cheese board

From fine dining, to bar snacks to room service offerings; here you’ll find our selection of specialty cheeses that are perfect for charcuterie as well as use in cooking applications…

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Charcuterie in restaurants is on trend–artisan meats and cheeses, an array of bite-size accompaniments, and glamor-shot worthy presentations are taking appetizer menus up a notch.

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Ham is a staple on menus across the country, but has ham become so mainstream that it might easily be overlooked as being ordinary? Chef Tim has created a few “hamtastic” recipes designed to reinvigorate your view of ham in restaurant and foodservice application.

Hellmann's Mayonnaise jars

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise is made with 100 percent cage-free eggs, oil, and vinegar for a rich, creamy flavor that your guests can savor.

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When he’s not visiting customers, Chef Tim is hard at work in the Dennis test kitchen experimenting with new products, developing recipes, evaluating strategies for foodservice operations of all types and contributing to a growing collection of foodie-focused content…

carrots and chard, bundles with leaves

Each year an increasing number of hungry diners look to your menus for fresh and trendy seasonal ingredients. Keeping their interests peeked when it comes to menu design and product offerings is vital to your operation…

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Serving New England’s Top Performing School Food Programs Dennis Paper & Food Service provides years of experience, personal service and in-depth product knowledge to school food programs.

braised beef short ribs with mushrooms

Dennis Paper & Food Service maintains a growing database of recipes, unique dishes and menu concepts. Take advantage of profitable products, seasonal trends and national holidays while discovering new dishes ready for your signature touch.

tater tots topped with bacon and eggs

We’ve put together an assortment of our best-selling breakfast items, rebates and recipes! Looking for more? We have dozens of other options and varieties available in our inventory, ask your Account Executive for suggestions!

sweet source fudge brownie on white plate

Each month we’re featuring a specially selected dessert of the month. These are available in limited quantities so act fast to secure yours. When these premium desserts are gone they’re gone. If you’re interested in offering your customers the best in unique, seasonally focused desserts, ask your Account Executive about the dessert of the month – every month!

udi's gluten-free sandwich

At Dennis Paper & Food Service we believe that it is important to offer our customers a number of gluten free choices among our most poplar product categories, so that they can better serve those with Coeliac disease or seeking gluten-free offerings.

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Kayem Foods proudly offers authentic deli meats, hot dogs, sausages, burgers and slow cooked meats, helping retail and foodservice customers create Menus Made Memorable.

plate of chicken wings and legs

Discover our most popular chicken wings! Plus, with many more varieties in our inventory, your Account Executive can help find just the right wings for your operation! We also have all the sauces, dressings, wingcessories and fan-favorite appetizers to help make your game day menu amazing!

chicken on grill

Our strong vendor relationships allow us to provide our customers with the freshest variety of items including cage-free and minimally processed, as well as hormone and steroid free choices.

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Dennis Paper & Food Service maintains a fully stocked inventory of restaurant and foodservice products. We often stock multiple options in key categories to supply the many unique needs of operators in Maine & New Hampshire.

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cheese curds

A cheese curd is essentially the cheese solids that remains after being separated, or cut, from the whey in the cheese making process. Cheese curds as we know them are a young un-aged, unformed cheese…

baked gnocchi and cheese

As the mac & cheese craze marches on, so too must the constant flow of recipe ideas for this steadfast classic of comfort. In this rendition I’ve used gnocchi (potato dumplings) in place of the traditional use of pasta, add blue cheese and onions to the mix and you have crock full of YUM!

Join us as Chef Anthony of The Dolphin Restaurant in Harpswell & Embark Restaurant in Brunswick as he prepares his Bavarian style Brauhaus Burger on house-made pretzel rolls with tomato bacon jam!

wnwn eggplant graphic

Most of us purchase and use eggplant for traditional preparations, such as eggplant Parmesan, grilled and stuffed with ricotta for an Eggplant Roulade or perhaps even a breaded eggplant version of a French fry. But ultimately, there will come a time when you find a handful of eggplant within the case that are looking less than desirable.

quickles graphic

Quickles are an expeditious way to always have fresh “pickled brightness” close at hand; helping you add a pop of sweet and sour crunch to your favorite recipes.

corn dip with yellow corn tortilla chips

This recipe has the best of both worlds, sweet corn off-the-cobb with all the Mexican style fixings, served up in the form of a delicious hot and bubbly dip.

broccoli quiche on cutting board with knife

Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.

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In this post you’ll find two delicious approaches for an upscale onion. Pickled shallots are an easy way to give your menu an adventurous look and roasted shallots are a great way to add rich robust quick-fire flavors.

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Whether it be the weekly date night, family movie night, birthdays or anniversaries; your restaurant has the ability to create packages geared towards maintaining a feeling of normalcy.

lasagna in cast iron skillet

This gluten free rendition of lasagna was inspired by the Greek dish Moussaka, which I first experienced on my recent visit to Athens. Moussaka, much like lasagna, is a Greek dish comprised of layers of potato, ground meats, eggplant and tomatoes.

split pea soup

Growing up in Maine, the smell of split pea soup simmering was always tell tale sign that the chill of changing seasons was officially upon us and winter was about to settle in for the long haul.

caesar salad in a bread bowl

For this Caesar salad, I like to treat the bread bowl as if it was a crouton (a giant round crouton), seasoning with the same garlic flavor profile as I would a standard crouton.

soup in a bread bowl

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

jar of honey

Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars that are stored inside the honeycomb before collection…

panzanella bread salad

Summer is upon us and so to is the transition from slow cooked heavy braised foods of winter, to the fresh vibrant colored dishes of Summer. One of my favorite salads is the panzanella…

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Although the corn kernels have been stripped away, the naked Cobb can still provide many layers of flavor. Personally, I’ve always used two easy fail-safe methods to extract every bit of flavor from the cob that can be used in other culinary preparations.

fried chicken thigh croquettes

A crispy golden fried exterior enveloping a moist creamy center are a few of the many things that make croquettes the perfect finger food appetizer…

turkey bacon egg sandwich

Warm Fire Braised® Turkey breast, pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon and a medium-boiled egg on herb focaccia with a luxurious maple feta dressing.

pickled onions

Refine your red onions. This easy method will add both flavor & visual stimulation to your garnish station; without adding significant cost to your dish.

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This recipe captures the wicked-craveable flavors of a French-Canadian classic. That of course, is the cheese curd covered and gravy smothered French fry dish known as poutine. This poutine dish however is prepared uniquely, in a fried potato cup.

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When cooked, the flesh of this unique squash can be forked away from the shell in strands similar in appearance to spaghetti. Spaghetti squash is an amazingly diverse eat that will without a doubt invoke your own creative twists.

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Frittatas are an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or a crustless quiche, baked with additional ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, cooked meats and herbs – making them an extremely versatile way to reinvent leftovers…

mccain frips

This freezer to fryer style sliced potato quickly becomes a house fried product once dipped in your fryer. Toss your house fried chips with whatever flavor profile is fitting for your establishment. The possibilities are endless so have fun with it!

gnocchi pasta with red sauce

If you’ve made gnocchi before you know it can be a messy, tedious and a somewhat daunting process. In the wrong hands improperly made gnocchi can become inconsistent, gluey or tough. Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta has made gnocchi fun and approachable to all culinary levels with their premium potato gnocchi.

clams with linguine and tomatoes out of pan

This is a fun twist on the traditional clam’s linguine of old. Unlike the classical recipe’s use of chopped clams we’ve incorporated fresh hard-shell clams from Island Made Clams, which give you a taste of the deep Atlantic waters from which they came.

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baked gnocchi and cheese

As the mac & cheese craze marches on, so too must the constant flow of recipe ideas for this steadfast classic of comfort. In this rendition I’ve used gnocchi (potato dumplings) in place of the traditional use of pasta, add blue cheese and onions to the mix and you have crock full of YUM!

Join us as Chef Anthony of The Dolphin Restaurant in Harpswell & Embark Restaurant in Brunswick as he prepares his Bavarian style Brauhaus Burger on house-made pretzel rolls with tomato bacon jam!

wnwn eggplant graphic

Most of us purchase and use eggplant for traditional preparations, such as eggplant Parmesan, grilled and stuffed with ricotta for an Eggplant Roulade or perhaps even a breaded eggplant version of a French fry. But ultimately, there will come a time when you find a handful of eggplant within the case that are looking less than desirable.

quickles graphic

Quickles are an expeditious way to always have fresh “pickled brightness” close at hand; helping you add a pop of sweet and sour crunch to your favorite recipes.

corn dip with yellow corn tortilla chips

This recipe has the best of both worlds, sweet corn off-the-cobb with all the Mexican style fixings, served up in the form of a delicious hot and bubbly dip.

broccoli quiche on cutting board with knife

Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.

lasagna in cast iron skillet

This gluten free rendition of lasagna was inspired by the Greek dish Moussaka, which I first experienced on my recent visit to Athens. Moussaka, much like lasagna, is a Greek dish comprised of layers of potato, ground meats, eggplant and tomatoes.

soup in a bread bowl

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

panzanella bread salad

Summer is upon us and so to is the transition from slow cooked heavy braised foods of winter, to the fresh vibrant colored dishes of Summer. One of my favorite salads is the panzanella…

fried chicken thigh croquettes

A crispy golden fried exterior enveloping a moist creamy center are a few of the many things that make croquettes the perfect finger food appetizer…

turkey bacon egg sandwich

Warm Fire Braised® Turkey breast, pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon and a medium-boiled egg on herb focaccia with a luxurious maple feta dressing.

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This recipe captures the wicked-craveable flavors of a French-Canadian classic. That of course, is the cheese curd covered and gravy smothered French fry dish known as poutine. This poutine dish however is prepared uniquely, in a fried potato cup.

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Halloween isn’t just fun for dressing up, it’s a great holiday to get creative with foods. This Pumpkin Cheese Ball recipe is as tasty as it looks and easy to make. Menu it as a festive Halloween appetizer!

steak topped with peppers and onions

Thinly sliced ribeye steak baste with Sweet Baby Ray’s Kickin’ Bourbon sauce and drizzled with melted cheese. It’s the kind of taste you can only find on a trip to Philly. 

baked gnocchi and cheese

As the mac & cheese craze marches on, so too must the constant flow of recipe ideas for this steadfast classic of comfort. In this rendition I’ve used gnocchi (potato dumplings) in place of the traditional use of pasta, add blue cheese and onions to the mix and you have crock full of YUM!

macaroni and cheese topped with shredded beef

Melt-in-your-mouth flavor will keep this dish flying out of the kitchen. This recipe uses shredded Pot Roast to elevate Mac & Cheese to a whole other level.

baked macaroni and cheese with chicken and scallions

The bold flavors in this baked buffalo chicken mac & cheese recipe hit a new level thanks to Sweet Baby Ray’s Hot Sauce featuring a special blend of aged cayenne peppers.

chicken with tomatoes and penne

Savory chicken, fresh spinach, penne pasta, basil and creamy cheeses are all baked together in this simple and fresh dish. Serve with a side salad and warm roll for a traditional homestyle meal. 

cheeseburger pizza with lettuce, ground beef and cheese

Customer can’t decide between a pizza or a cheeseburger? This deluxe pie solves that dining dilemma! It tastes like a “Big Mac” and eats like a pizza. New comers to this delicious entree will be amazed by the flavors; forever changed by the fact that pickles taste great on pizza.

chicken and bacon pizza with scallions

INGREDIENTS 1 pizza dough ball 1 1/2 cup macaroni & cheese item #76610 1/2 cup grilled and fan sliced chicken breast item #11962 1/4 cup chopped, cooked bacon item #3699 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese 1 cup flour Garnish: olive oil for brushing the crust, fresh chopped chives DIRECTIONS Dust the dough ball in flour and hand […]

Lobster Mac & Cheese by Patrick Fahrner Photography

Trendy New England dining comes home as a portable crowd-pleaser. Featuring two widely popular ingredients, this dish perfectly merges rich sweet lobster meat with the savory contrast of white cheddar mac and cheese.

cheeseburger with bacon, lettuce tomato, bleu cheese and buffalo sauce

This epic burger is a mouth-watering mouth full. Featuring a fresh Angus beef patty topped with crumbled bleu cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and buffalo wing sauce on a toasted bun.

ken's boom boom sauce grilled cheese sandwich with tater tots

A vegetarian option that carnivores will crave too! Give your customers a bold ‘n toasty sandwich unlike any other with a helping kick from Ken’s! In this simple masterpiece Boom Boom Sauce and black bean corn salsa meet up for a grilled cheese that has serious Southwestern flair!

Join us as Chef Anthony of The Dolphin Restaurant in Harpswell & Embark Restaurant in Brunswick as he prepares his Bavarian style Brauhaus Burger on house-made pretzel rolls with tomato bacon jam!

Grilled “double-crusty” jalapeño red skin potatoes mashed and topped with a mixture of bell peppers and poblanos, sliced chorizo and Cotija crumbles.

corn dip with yellow corn tortilla chips

This recipe has the best of both worlds, sweet corn off-the-cobb with all the Mexican style fixings, served up in the form of a delicious hot and bubbly dip.

broccoli quiche on cutting board with knife

Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.

pretzel club sandwich

A French bread club sandwich is stacked so high with turkey, cheddar, bacon and more. You’ll need a pretzel stick pressed through the layers, just to hold it all together! 

mote cristo biscuit

In a new take on Monte Cristo sandwiches, ham and cheese are layered in whole grain biscuits. The tasty little sandwiches bake until the cheese is gooey, then a dusting of powdered sugar.

spaghetti with meat sauce

An easy convenient meal for your students. Can be made with real sausage or a vegetarian/vegan substitute. Great meal for a to-go lunch, and easy to reheat!

pork cheddar toast

Take barbecue to the next level with saucy and seasoned pulled pork topped with grilled onions, melty cheese and fresh greens. Finished off with balsamic and pepper to taste.

egg quiche cups

Perfect for breakfast, brunch or any time of the day. Serve as a snack or with a side salad. It’s gluten-free, low carb and keto friendly!

mediterranean rice pilaf

This recipe features classic Mediterranean flavors your customers will love. Easy to prepare in advance and ready for your unique twist, the results are delicious hot or cold.

lasagna in cast iron skillet

This gluten free rendition of lasagna was inspired by the Greek dish Moussaka, which I first experienced on my recent visit to Athens. Moussaka, much like lasagna, is a Greek dish comprised of layers of potato, ground meats, eggplant and tomatoes.

split pea soup

Growing up in Maine, the smell of split pea soup simmering was always tell tale sign that the chill of changing seasons was officially upon us and winter was about to settle in for the long haul.

caesar salad in a bread bowl

For this Caesar salad, I like to treat the bread bowl as if it was a crouton (a giant round crouton), seasoning with the same garlic flavor profile as I would a standard crouton.

soup in a bread bowl

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

buffalo chicken pizza dip

Try this Buffalo Chicken Pizza Dip recipe, a classic hot sauce dip that takes flavor to the next level with a blend of aged cayenne peppers and pizza sauce. 

chicken flatbread pizza

Pizza redefined – made with real, on-trend ingredients on a crisp, golden flatbread. Perfect as an entree or a shareable appetizer. A meat-lover’s masterpiece. 

torta milanese sandwich

Mexican Torta Milanese style sandwich served on a soft telera roll with crispy chicken, melty cheese and a homemade honey hot ranch. 

chicken minestrone soup

Creamy cheese and crisp peas bring personality to standard chicken and rice fare. Easy to prepare, even easier to enjoy.

creamy chicken entree

Creamy cheese and crisp peas bring personality to standard chicken and rice fare. Easy to prepare, even easier to enjoy.

beef gyro packed lunch

Meet the need for unique menu applications. These globally-inspired gyro sandwiches can be personalized with fresh cut vegetables from the salad bar, and garnishes such as Tzatziki sauce. 

pulled pork nachos

Pulled pork, layered on top of tortilla chips, jalapenos, queso fresco, drizzled with Ken’s Cannon Barbecue Sauce, served with sour cream and salsa verde. 

bbq stuffed meat buns

Barbacoa, a Mexican style beef, slowly cooked with seasoning and typically shredded; folded into a biscuit, topped off with cheese, achiote paste and garnished with salsa, guacamole! 

panzanella bread salad

Summer is upon us and so to is the transition from slow cooked heavy braised foods of winter, to the fresh vibrant colored dishes of Summer. One of my favorite salads is the panzanella…

thin crust pizza with meat and jalapenos

A double dose of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbecue Sauce joins red onion, pickles, brisket and cheese to top this pizza, with irresistibly sweet and smoky flavors. 

fried chicken thigh croquettes

A crispy golden fried exterior enveloping a moist creamy center are a few of the many things that make croquettes the perfect finger food appetizer…

turkey bacon egg sandwich

Warm Fire Braised® Turkey breast, pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon and a medium-boiled egg on herb focaccia with a luxurious maple feta dressing.

chef doing cooking demonstration

Last month the Maine School Nutrition Association (MSNA) invited our very own Chef Tim to do a breakout presentation a their annual Winter Food Show. Tim showed the attendees some fun ways to get creative with flatbread!

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This recipe captures the wicked-craveable flavors of a French-Canadian classic. That of course, is the cheese curd covered and gravy smothered French fry dish known as poutine. This poutine dish however is prepared uniquely, in a fried potato cup.

crusted pollock

Pollock fillets, dipped in crushed Whole Grain Cheez-Its and grated Parmesan. A fun dish that packs in bold cheese flavor and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

taco salad lunch

Take a kid-favorite snack, and turn it into a satisfying lunch meal! Lean turkey, topped with cheddar cheese, diced tomato, romaine lettuce, and finished with Whole Grain Cheez-Its.

A simple pot pie filling that starts with condensed soup and chicken and is topped with rich whole grain biscuit.

loaded meat cheeseburger

Ground chuck grilled beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, jalapeno sausage, kalbi marinated bacon, grilled onions, house-made pickles, tomato and lettuce on a toasted sesame seed bun with serrano chili mustard.

clams with linguine and tomatoes out of pan

This is a fun twist on the traditional clam’s linguine of old. Unlike the classical recipe’s use of chopped clams we’ve incorporated fresh hard-shell clams from Island Made Clams, which give you a taste of the deep Atlantic waters from which they came.

kogi sauce, sausage, burger and avocado

Ground chuck grilled beef patty top with pepper-jack, cheddar cheese, chorizo sausage, grilled onions, avocado, tomato and lettuce on a toasted sesame seed bun with garlic serrano aioli. 

tater tot with melted cheese and kogi sauce

Deep fried tater tots, topped with cheddar cheese, applewood bacon, and chives. Baked, and finished with a drizzle of the Kogi salsa roja.

kogi sauce with fried chicken sandwich

Fried chicken topped with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, house-made pickles, lettuce, garlic serrano cream gravy, garlic serrano mustard and salsa roja aioli on a toasted sesame seed bun.

quesadilla with kogi sauce

Savory salsa roja chicken served on grilled flour tortilla with jalapenos, lime, tomatoes, cilantro, cheddar jack cheese and smoky bacon. 

wonton tacos platter with kogi sauce

Fresh fried chips layered with pulled pork, bacon, sausage, slaw, pickles and cheese. Baked and drizzled with salsa roja and ranch dressing. 

tater tot nachos topped with kogi sauce

Fried tater tots with Kogi Salsa Roja, grilled carne asada, fresh jalapenos, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and drizzled with Salsa Roja. 

beef taco with guacamole cheese and sour cream

There’s no wrong time for tacos, even during breakfast and brunch! These steak and egg breakfast tacos topped off with guacamole, sour cream and salsa will give your AM crowd a dish to rave about all day long!

lasagna

This savory recipe is made with slightly sweet tomato sauce deliciously tucked between layers of whole-wheat lasagna noodles, butternut squash, and spinach, all nestled under part-skim mozzarella cheese. 

grilled chicken on beet salad

Not only is this salad a healthy addition to your menu, but the brightly colored ingredients will make it pop off the page! Fresh spring greens, mixed with crisp apples and grilled chicken served with cranberry almond goat cheese fritters.

chicken nachos with jalapenos and dipping sauce

Spicy Jalapeno cheese sauce and smoked chicken meet up for the ultimate Smokin’ Chicken nachos. Customers will be ordering another round of drinks because these nachos bring the flavor and the heat.

chicken parmesan

Breaded chicken cutlets top conveniently baked beds of angel-hair pasta featuring rich tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Perfect for quick-service needs and children’s menu!

chicken bbq sandwich

Rich feta, salty kalamata olives, peppers and artichokes, served with grilled chicken bring Mediterranean flavors to your dish! 

chicken papusa

Salsa verde, cotija cheese, sour cream and cilantro combined with shredded chicken create a delightful and slightly crunch biscuit called Pupusa, an El Salvadorian classic.

chicken primavera dish

This Italian comfort food recipe highlights the flavors of simple ingredients like; fettuccine, tender chicken breast, fresh veggies and Parmesan cheese.

chicken burger with pickles, eggs and fries

Flame-Grilled Chicken Burger served on an English muffin, with Cheddar cheese, grilled asparagus, tomato, fried egg, pickles & a smear of horseradish lemon cream cheese.

spinach with tomato pizza

INGREDIENTS Pizza dough ball 2 oz Italian dressing 10 oz shredded mozzarella cheese 2 oz sliced red onion 20 slices roma tomatoes 3 oz cooked, diced bacon 3 oz lightly blanched, chopped spinach DIRECTIONS Dock dough to prevent blistering. Brush with Italian marinade mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Distribute tomatoes, bacon, onion and spinach evenly across […]

pepperoni pizza

INGREDIENTS Full ladle of Full Red pizza sauce 6 ounce Hormel bold pepperoni item #10524 8 ounces Great Lakes mozzarella cheese Fresh torn basil leaves Cornmeal for dusting Flour for dusting DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 500˚F. Sprinkle thin layer of cornmeal on baking sheet. Roll dough until thin; transfer to cornmeal-coating baking sheet. Spread with sauce, […]

pesto pizza with tomato and chicken

Smoky grilled chicken breast marinated in pesto and bursts of intense flavor from sun-dried tomatoes pair perfectly with the light saltiness of goat cheese.

mediterranean pizza with black olives and onion

A delicious take on the classic Greek pizza. Meaty Kalamata olives and feta layered with caramelized onions create a savory white pizza rich with Mediterranean charm.

chili pizza with lettuce and tomato

INGREDIENTS 15 ounces cheese dip item #87494 15 ounces no bean chili Par-baked pizza crust 2 cups shredded lettuce 1 cup diced tomatoes Optional: corn chips item #86020, black olives item #71584, diced onion item #26385 DIRECTIONS Pre-heat oven to 350˚F Spread cheese dip over pizza crust. Spoon chili over cheese sauce. Bake 10-12 minutes. Top with […]

turkey sandwich on bun

Smoked turkey breast and crisp turkey bacon are surrounded by fresh greens and the peppery zest of house-made watercress cream cheese, adding a modern twist to the New York bagel club. Serve with a side of red cabbage coleslaw to add even more veggies to the meal.

thai chicken with red onions on pizza

An awesome pie with international appeal. Featuring Sweet Red Chili sauce and topped with Thai satay sauce, grilled chicken, carrots, onions, mozzarella cheese, toasted pine nuts, basil and black sesame seeds and chopped cilantro.

bacon and bleu cheese crumble pizza

This premium pizza is sure to impress with mouthwatering savory flavor from caramelized onions, crispy bacon, blue cheese crumbles and toasted walnuts.

loaded taco pizza

Easy to prepare and packed with popular flavors. This 12″ pizza is a delicious entree or appetizer.

loaded veggies pizza

A vibrant grilled vegetable medley on layer of sun-dried tomato pesto sauce. Decadent and healthy, this flavor pizza is a great vegetarian feature! Serves: 1 pizza INGREDIENTS 1 red bell pepper item #12579 1 green bell pepper item #26110 1 red onion item #26385 1 yellow squash item #16021 1 eggplant item #77641 1 cup ricotta cheese item #179 1 cup […]

alfredo chicken pizza with tomato and basil

Featuring creamy Alfredo sauce on a grilled pizza crust topped with mozzarella and fresh shaved Parmesan with basil leaves, roasted grape tomatoes and grilled chicken breast. This simple white pizza lets the individual ingredients and the flavors of grilling shine through on their own.

waffle pizza with pepperoni

  INGREDIENTS Dough 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 3/4 cup warm water 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour + extra for kneading 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons dried basil 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Sauce 1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons salt 1 […]

ham pizza

There’s brunch in every bite! Fresh ingredients and preparation elevate this breakfast pizza to a premium level. Featuring classic ingredients that meld magically with melty cheese and warm soft dough for an oh’ so satisfying morning experience.

southwest burrito with eggs and beef

This dish kicks the average breakfast burrito up a serious Southwestern notch, featuring smoky shredded BBQ beef and scrambled eggs – it sounds a little out there, but tastes out of this world.

breakfast biscuit with egg and diced ham

This easy breakfast recipe turns scrambled eggs and biscuits into a fun and tasty meal the students will love! 

mashed potato tacos in tortilla bowl

A whole grain flour tortilla baked in a large muffin tin, then filled with mashed potatoes, ready to be topped and loaded with students’ favorite proteins and veggies. 

avocado corned beef hash with egg

Cool avocado and a hearty hash team up with a perfectly fried egg and crispy tostada for a south-of-the-border breakfast dish that really satisfies.

breakfast burrito with strawberries

It happens – hungry customers can’t decide between a delicious breakfast or a BBQ lunch. Menuing this hearty wrap saves the day! Seriously though, the flavor combinations in this brunch dish are sure to impress.

chicken, cheese and waffle sandwich

Maple-flavored bacon, cheddar cheese and crispy chicken strips melted into mouthwatering harmony with a waffle iron. Looks like lunch, tastes like breakfast!

turkey sandwich with tomato soup and chex mix on school tray

Ciabatta bread and sliced turkey; pair with soup or salad and fruit for a hearty and easily prepared crowd pleaser.

cheez-it macaroni and cheese

Creamy mac and cheese with a crispy crunch from Cheez-It® crackers, this dish is a cheese-lovers dream and is bound to be a hit among hungry students.

chicken sandwich with tomato, onions and pickles

Packed with flavor, healthy protein from chicken and fresh veggies this hearty sandwich is easily customized for max appeal among varying age groups, bringing a new level of boom to your lunch offerings!

veggie nachos on school tray

Looking for a vegetarian friendly dish? Try this loaded nacho alternative. All the flavor, all the protein, no meat involved… making these nacho average nachos.

breakfast flatbread with bacon, egg and peppers

This trendy take on breakfast pizza is a sure-fire patron pleaser. Featuring flatbread with marinara sauce, mozza-cheddar cheese blend, sautéed peppers and onions, scrambled eggs and crispy bacon.

flatbread panini

There’s endless combinations for what can go into a great panini – this just happens to be one of our favorite recipes – it also happens to be a healthy lunch option.

roasted nachos with strawberries and breadstick on school tray

Please a hungry crowd with this healthier, alternative twist on classic nachos. Easy to prepare in a large batch an bake in portions for lunchtime serving convenience.

burger with bacon, egg and cheese

A delicious breakfast burger on a brioche bun with a friend egg, Havarti cheese, bacon and a maple aioli.

reuben sandwich

The Reuben is a classic American hot sandwich. The best Reuben sandwiches strike a balance with a good helping of corned beef or pastrami, Swiss cheese, heaps of sauerkraut, and plenty of Thousand Island Dressing.

reuben sandwich

A kicked-up Reuben await in this classic with a twist. Delicious seeded rye bread grilled to perfection, and tender corned beef topped with coleslaw that’s been given a jolt from Ken’s Chipotle Mayonnaise!

calzone sliced open

DeIorio’s Dough Flat is a convenient option to create a delicious calzone. Using a thawed dough flat, ingredients are placed on one side of the flat, then the dough is folded over creating a pocket, edges are sealed, slashed to vent, then baked.

salad with diced cucumbers, egg, tomato, ham, avocado, bacon and bleu cheese

The Cobb salad is said to have originated at the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles way back in the 1930s. It is poster child for composed salads, where the ingredients are decoratively arranged rather than tossed, the Cobb is beautiful when the ingredients are presented in rows. 

chicken quesadilla

Classic ingredients, smoky bacon and Monetary Jack cheese between two grilled flour tortillas. Your customers are going to love this easy to prepare quesadilla. Perfect as an appetizer or as an entree when served with a side of Spanish rice and sour cream.

buffalo chicken flatbread

Loaded with green onions, celery, chunky blue cheese, and savory grilled chicken, deliciously nestled on a bed of Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce… this flatbread is part pizza, part ultimate buffalo wing experience, that’s alllll good!

bbq chili with shredded cheese

This southwestern staple is the perfect blend of classic, hearty ingredients and is guaranteed to please even the pickiest pallets. Incorporating Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbecue sauce gives this robust chili its distinctive sweet, smoky flavor.

bruschetta flatbread

Crispy flatbread topped with Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Sauce, shredded mozzarella, and tomato bruschetta, garnished with basil. This refreshingly-fresh dish menus well as an appetizer or vegetarian lunch option. The classic bruschetta look is perfectly complimented by the rich garlic flavor.

pastrami burger with pickles

Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, cabbage, Sweet Baby Ray’s Golden Barbecue Sauce and Dijon honey mustard, on a toasted pretzel bun.

ken's boom boom sauce chicken pizza with onions and black olives

It’s chaos meets culinary genius in this spicy pie that is a kick-to-the-face of bold flavor… and we mean that in a good way! Your customers are in for a treat with this loaded pizza; chicken, beans, veggies and cheese with not one, but two specialty sauces.

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It’s not hard to use pizza dough to make Stromboli, but this Cordon Bleu variations takes Stromboli up to a whole new level.

beef, bean and rice burrito, wrap

There’s tremendous Cajun flavor wrapped into this beefy burrito, where tender sauteed steak blend perfectly with seasoned rice and beans.

pub burger with chips platter

This Angus Pub Burger on Brioche is a refreshing twist on an American Cheeseburger. The brioche, Swiss cheese and mushrooms give this burger a rich savory flavor that perfectly compliments the garlic, mayo, and Worcestershire sauce.

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original philly cheesesteak egg rolls

Nothing says “Feast!” like a Philly cheesesteak. But when it’s not a party-of-one, one must share, right? So when the occasion calls for feeding multiple mouths, we’ve got the perfect fix for your customers: Original Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls!

Lobster Mac & Cheese by Patrick Fahrner Photography

Trendy New England dining comes home as a portable crowd-pleaser. Featuring two widely popular ingredients, this dish perfectly merges rich sweet lobster meat with the savory contrast of white cheddar mac and cheese.

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There is no single formula to follow to ensure your videos go viral, but you can start building a following for your restaurant on one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world by keeping a few things in mind…

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Once associated with direct-to-consumer subscription services and supermarket specialty cases, meal kits have become a valuable source of revenue for restaurants and other foodservice establishments.

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The foodservice industry is in a state of rapid flux. Beginning in 2015, Americans began spending more money at restaurants than they did in grocery stores. Then the pandemic hit and the way those dollars were being spent changed. Now, for many operators, takeout and delivery stand to become even more important. Other trends that will likely accelerate include mobile ordering, mobile pay, and third-party delivery.

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Individually-Wrapped (IW) foods are the best option for your school’s lunch menu. Simple, convenient & nutritious – suitable for students of all ages. See our current list here.

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Content is as important to your digital presence and marketing efforts as the food you serve is to your dining room. It shows who you are, what you do and what you’re capable of – but most importantly – it can impact a visitor’s decision to return.

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Whether it be the weekly date night, family movie night, birthdays or anniversaries; your restaurant has the ability to create packages geared towards maintaining a feeling of normalcy.

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In a world that showers children with pizza and macaroni and cheese, one thing parents and K–12 school foodservice operators can agree on is the need for better school lunches—meals that are more nutritious and made with cleaner ingredients that are free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

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Last month the Maine School Nutrition Association (MSNA) invited our very own Chef Tim to do a breakout presentation a their annual Winter Food Show. Tim showed the attendees some fun ways to get creative with flatbread!

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Looking for the perfect grab n’ go option for your students? Look no further, Dennis Paper & Food Service has the right containers, in the perfect size and the best materials for your needs…

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The craft beer selection can be a major draw for customers at casual dining operations. In fact, in just 4 years craft beer has grown 16% on menus compared to domestic and imported beers that are declining. But beer isn’t all guests are looking for. Seventy-one percent want complementary foods that go with those beers.

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Christmas marketing isn’t limited to just the immediate holiday but includes your winter menu changes, catering services, increased promotions of cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and side dishes for holiday meals, holiday party bookings and gift card sales. You have a great opportunity to attract new customers, show your chef’s skills in preparing holiday favorites and exotic foods from other countries and cultures, and host special tasting events that attract convivial crowds.

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Most fast-casual operators believe that competency creates conversation. That being “good” equals word of mouth. But it often does not, because almost every competitor is at least good. If you want customers to tell others about your restaurants — and you do — you must be different in addition to being excellent.

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Breakfast is the fastest-growing meal of the day! In fact, breakfast visits increased 4% for the year ending in May 2015, according to NPD, while lunch and dinner visits were flat. Despite that, Technomic data indicate that it’s also the most skipped meal, due to consumer issues of time, desire for lighter options and affordability. Addressing those concerns and doing it better than the competition means more opportunity to build sales and satisfy patrons.

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It’s not hard to use pizza dough to make Stromboli, but this Cordon Bleu variations takes Stromboli up to a whole new level.

beef, bean and rice burrito, wrap

There’s tremendous Cajun flavor wrapped into this beefy burrito, where tender sauteed steak blend perfectly with seasoned rice and beans.

pub burger with chips platter

This Angus Pub Burger on Brioche is a refreshing twist on an American Cheeseburger. The brioche, Swiss cheese and mushrooms give this burger a rich savory flavor that perfectly compliments the garlic, mayo, and Worcestershire sauce.

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When potential customers see your food online, on a sign or in a menu the quality of the photography makes a huge difference in whether or not they choose your establishment.

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Domino’s Pizza has managed to pull off a huge turnaround; in part by listening and responding to their customers in a uniquely-honest PR advertising blitz. Now they are opening hundreds of new locations and profits are soaring…

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Whenever spring is right around the corner, that’s the time to revise menus away from winter comfort foods and focus on fresh greens and veggies to give those diners what they’re looking for.

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For operators, raising the awareness of new items through any available channel — website, social media, in-house advertising or on the phone with customers — can have several benefits; including satisfying regulars who want to try something new, add-on sale opportunities, and attracting new customers. If a customer wants to know what’s new at your establishment, how available have you made that information for them? In this episode we’re going straight to the source to discuss “what’s new?” in foodservice.

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In this week’s episode we revisit the conversation on dressing-up your dishes for extra appeal. Riding that good-flavors vibe we’ve got a recipe for Tomato Butter to share with you. We cover an important business-capturing strategy that you should be doing online. And we’ve got some fantastic beef purchasing opportunities coming that you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of while you can.

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In this weeks episode of Dennis Knows Food we focus some of the spotlight on New England, with 3 of our 12 latest inventory additions coming from right here in Maine. We’re also putting some emphasis on produce, with Chris Webster, one of our Dennis Account Executives joining us for a discussion on “veggie perceptions.” Heating up alcohol sales with cold brew coffee and more!

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Here we are with another Thursday edition of our Podcast which is a day later than our usual Wednesday schedule. This made me reflect on how, even with schedules and planning, the unexpected can cause a hiccup in our regular routines. We have 8 new items to share with you that were just added to our inventory. We revisit the discussion on burgers from last week’s episode with an interesting condiment, and everyone is looking forward to getting into our new Test Kitchen and Learning center. That and more in this episode of Dennis Knows Food.

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New Sara Lee® Individually Wrapped Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect dessert or anytime snack – profitable for on-site dining and to go. Serve your customers convenient indulgence to be enjoyed anywhere – all with minimal labor, no food waste and little freezer space required.

original philly cheesesteak egg rolls

Nothing says “Feast!” like a Philly cheesesteak. But when it’s not a party-of-one, one must share, right? So when the occasion calls for feeding multiple mouths, we’ve got the perfect fix for your customers: Original Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls!

Columbus Craft Meats charcuterie meats with logo

From salame cotto to sliced prosciutto, Columbus uses the finest cuts of meat and a special blend of spices. Whether it is slow cured and naturally aged, or spiced and cooked, each of these craft meats are the perfect addition to your charcuterie boards.

kettle cuisine seafood chowder

This week we’ve added fresh Seafood Chowder from Kettle Cuisine. Featuring haddock, shrimp, scallops, clams, tender potatoes and minced carrots in a roux-thickened seafood stock with light cream and tangy Monterey Jack cheese.