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…
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…
With discretionary incomes rising, consumers are finding more and more ways to spend their dining dollars. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of a number of emerging global flavor and cuisine trends for 2019.
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.
This week we’ve added 15 new items to our inventory. From Chef-Mate we’ve added their brand new Chorizo Skillet. From Ken’s we now offer two of their most popular BBQ sauces in a 5 gallon size; Cannon Ball and Hickory Smoke BBQ sauces. From Campbell’s we’ve added two new soups; Beef Pot Roast and Loaded Baked Potato. We’ve added 4 new sauces from Kogi; Serrano Chili, Kalbi Marinade, Sweet Garlic Soy and Salsa Roja. From Ruiz we’ve added two more varieties of their extremely popular Tornados; Ranchero Beef Steak and wholegrain Turkey Sausage Egg & Cheese. From SkyBlue we’ve added wholegrain dinner rolls. We’ve added 2 new ‘No Antibiotics Ever’ items from Tyson; unbreaded Applewood Smoked Boneless Wings and unbreaded Applewood Smoked Bone-In wings. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added Red Giant 10.25″ wrapped straws from D&W Finepack.
This week we’ve added 16 new items to our inventory. Starting in the bakery category, we’ve added a Jr. Gourmet Burger Bun from Piantedosi and 4 new gourmet items from Ace Bakery. From BAF we’ve added instant Sweet Potato Pearls. In appetizers, from Brew City come new IPA Beer Battered Gouda & Mozzarella Cheese Bites. From Bob’s Red Mill we’ve added potato flour. From Ruffles, we’ve added a baked version of their popular Sour Cream & Cheddar potato chips. We’ve added 4 new snack items from Zee Zees that children and school food directors alike will love! Lastly, in non foods we’ve added 3 new items. From QCC come premium quality, clay-coated white bakery boxes made from recycled materials. From Cambro we’ve added a Kelly-Green lid for 2 and 4 quart foodservice containers. And, from Duro we’ve added a kraft brown paper bags with handles.
This week we’ve added 3 new items to our inventory, starting with Black Raspberry Chip Frozen Yogurt from the ice cream experts at Shaker Pond. In seafood, from Panapesca we’ve brought in another squid option; fully cooked rings & tentacles from Todarodes or “Japanese Flying Squid.” Lastly, from Jennie-O we’ve added all natural smoked turkey breast in 1.75″ wide slices. These delicious turkey “coins” are perfect for school food programs, snack packs and salads.
This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory. New in seafood we’ve added frozen clam strips from Galilean. Founded in 1978, Galilean Seafoods is one of the largest hand-shucked clam suppliers in the United States. From Pillsbury and absolutely perfect for school food programs, we’ve added two new whole grain crescents; chocolate filled and grape filled. From Regal Nonpareil come 2 new french fry options, 1/2″ cut and coated and 3/8″ steak cut. Lastly, in premium desserts we’ve added a decadent Blueberry White Chocolate Brulee Cheesecake from Sweet Street. White chocolate cheesecake swirled with vibrant wild Maine blueberries that pack a wonderful punch of summer flavor. It’s hand-fired and glazed in simple elegance. If this sounds tempting get your order in fast, as this featured dessert for the month of August is only in-stock for a limited time.
This week we’ve added 12 new items to our inventory. From Hood, we’ve added Karnival Stix popsicles. From Ambrosia Foods we’ve added delicious, healthy and trendy White Quinoa. From Sapore Grand we’ve added premium 1oz beef and pork meatballs. New in from El Monterey, Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. From McCain we now carry their brand new emoji-inspired shaped potato fries – Emoticons™! In gluten free products, we’ve added gluten free rice-panko bread crumb from Homai. New in from J.T.M. Food Group we now carry their delicious deli style Macaroni and Cheese. From Jennie-O, we’ve added Grand Champion brown and serve, skin-on turkey breasts. In non-foods we’ve added 4 new items from WNA’s Comet™ line – 2 new serving trays, and 2 high-dome clear lids.
Happy 4th of July – This week we’ve added 2 new items to our inventory. From Ruiz Foods we’ve added their BBQ Chicken Tornados and from Joseph’s we’ve added Whole Wheat, Lavash roll-up squares. Joseph’s brings you the great taste of Whole Wheat in their authentic Lavash Roll-Up Flat Bread. Wholesome taste and convenience makes this bread the perfect alternative for the everyday sandwich.
This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory, from Hood we’ve added a 20QT dispenser size of 1% white milk. From Barilla we’ve added Campanelle pasta, featuring fluted, petal-like edges and a hollow center for capturing sauce. We’ve added two new items from Brakebush, fully cooked Doo-Wa Ditties breaded boneless wing fritters, and SmartShapes® boneless chicken breast strips. From Durkee we’ve added Jamaican Jerk seasoning. And lastly, from Tropicana we’ve added Bag-in’a-Box Pink Lemonade.
This smokin’ savory recipe for wings brings the flavor with simple ingredients and Curly’s real pit-smoked chicken wings. The amazing taste packed into these juicy wings will leave customer’s wanting more!
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!
This week we’ve added 5 new items to our inventory. New in from Perfect Puree, Cherry Puree – perfect for smoothies, signature cocktails and as the secret ingredient to flavorful recipes. We’ve added two new products from Carla’s Pasta, Jumbo Cheese Ravioli and Crispy Bacon-Stromboli Bites. From Fisher King we’ve added 90-125/Tail-off cooked shrimp. Lastly, from the bakery masters at Piantedosi, we’ve added an unsliced New England style Brioche roll – the perfect vessel for epic lobster rolls!
This week we’ve added 4 new items – all from Hormel – to our inventory. First up Performance Pepperoni®, a bold sliced pepperoni at 1.75′ wide and14 slices per oz. This sliced pepperoni is made from select pork and beef cuts. It has a bold flavor with extra garlic, black & cayenne pepper, and paprika. This pepperoni resists cupping, charring, and grease-out. Next, joining the All-Natural Bacon 1™ already in our inventory, we’ve added two new Bacon 1™ products 13/17 and 18/22 sliced fully-cooked bacon. Lastly, we’ve added NAE Roasted Chicken Breast topping – perfect for pizzas, flat breads, nachos and more.
This week we’ve added 7 new products to our inventory. From Pierce we’ve added Tempura Battered Chicken Strips. From Royal the family owned business that makes ice cream it’s specialty, we’ve added Mini Mud Pie ice cream desserts. We’ve added another new item from Lamb Weston, Thin Skin-On 5/16 French Fries, and from Father Sam’s two new 10″ wraps, a 12/12 pack of Tomato and a 12/12 pack of Spinach. Lastly, in non-foods from Berk Papers Environ line we’ve added an environmentally friendly 20 kraft/ripple paper hot cup and matching compostaple white lid.
This week 8 new items have been added to our inventory. Starting with fresh produce, we’ve added a 90-count bag of PEI Russet Potatoes. In proteins, from Farmland comes an epic Steamship Ham. From Aunt Jemima we’ve added white cornmeal, from Lucky comes blueberry pie filling, from McCormick we’ve added pure vanilla extract and from Voss we’ve added premium bottled water. New from McCain, Buffalo Tater Tots offer a fresh twist on a classic potato favorite with craveable buffalo flavor packed into every tot. Lastly, in non-foods, convey a premium appearance on your table tops with regal embossed 3ply folded dinner napkins from Hoffmaster.
These mussels in a sweet red chili glaze make a perfect appetizer or menu-board special. They are quickly prepared to order and taste absolutely delicious, especially with SBR’s Sweet Red Chili sauce. Mussels are a widely-popular seafood offering with upscale appeal.
A flaky puff pastry crust pairs perfectly with the classic pizza flavors of fresh basil, tomato and mozzarella.
This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory, starting with 5 news sauces and dressings. From Ken’s we’ve added new Signature Series sauces, Balsamic Fig Glaze and Basil Pesto Aioli. Also from Ken’s, Honey Lime Dressing and Greek Vinaigrette With Feta Cheese & Black Olives. From Sweet Baby Rays, capture the delicious heat of cayenne peppers in their classic Hot Sauce. Following the extreme popularity of Anchor’s Bacon Stuffed Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Poppers, we’ve now added Bacon Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers.
This recipe is a must try! Featuring puff pastry brushed with Raye’s Old World Gourmet mustard, topped with Great Lakes Cheese Co. smoked gouda and Steak-EZE® sliced sirloin steak. Then rolled and cut into rounds and baked until puffed, flaky steaky irresistible magic happens!
This week we’ve added 4 new items to our inventory. From General Mills we’ve added individual Bowlpaks of Cinnamon Chex cereal. From Blount Fine Foods we’ve added a new fresh soup, Organic Ancient Grain Minestrone. From Fry Foods come new breaded mozzarella cheese sticks, and in non-foods we’ve added new hinged paper containers from Fabri-Kal.
This week we’ve added 5 new items to our inventory. The first is a seasonal seafood favorite, fresh shucked Maine clams. From Koch, fully cooked Italian Style Chicken Breast Fillets. From Annie’s we’ve added organic Bunny Graham snack packs. Also now available in individually wrapped items, wholegrain Blueberry Pop-Tarts from Kellogg’s. Lastly, a brand new arrival in appetizers, Anchor’s all new Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Poppers!
Two tastes are better than one. Suggesting food and beverage pairings can satisfy the 60% of consumers who are interested in pairings when dining out. The right pairings not only present ample opportunity to boost guest satisfaction, they can help grow checks as well: when guests order an entrée, appetizer and alcoholic beverage for dinner, checks are nearly 47% higher than average!
You’ll be anything but in a pickle with new Anchor Spicy Pickle Fries on your menu! Crispy, tangy thin-cut dill pickle fries lightly coated in a premium cornmeal and spicy mustard batter bring major back-of-house appeal. Watch them fly off the menu as heat-seeking guests order them for snacks, appetizers, premium sides and more!