Chef’s Pantry: Naan

Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of Middle East, Central Asia, and Indian. Over the years this has become one of my personal favorite staples in the bread world.

New Products 11/14/18

This week we’ve added 12 new items to our inventory! From Primeware, their compostable/ biodegradable, 5 compartment school tray. Then from Costanzo’s, we have four new rolls. A rustic sub roll, an unsliced white roll, both 8″ and 12″, and a medium kaiser roll. General Mills has a new stone ground flour, medium granulation and mild flavor. From Advance we have new sirloin beef slices, bulk hand trimmed Midwestern sirloin, marinated with food starch to enhance flavor and value. Empress Earth has introduced two jumbo paper straws, featured in black and white. And a clear unwrapped straw. Then a lide seal saddle deli bag (say that 5 times fast) from Elkay, with blue writing saying “Fresh To Go”. Lastly, we have whole grain Flamin’ Hot Cheetos snack bags, reduced fat.

Sesame Beef Naco

Curious about the name? Well, the use of naan bread to create a taco equals – naco – naturally! Cafe H, Korean BBQ Beef is the perfect catalyst for an easy and flavorful twist on a traditional taco. This recipe uses naan in place of tortillas or shells, a warm and soft handheld alternative to its corn-based counterpart.

New Products 9/19/18

This week we’ve added 8 new items to our inventory. Let’s have dessert first shall we?… From Dianne’s Fine Desserts we’ve added 2 new items; Pumpkin Trifle Cake and Rustic Ginerbread Cake. These are two fantastic selections for your fall menu. From Henry & Henry we’ve added Chocolate Kreme Kote, chocolate flavored dip coating. From Hormel, we’ve added their Masterpieces® All Natural Italian Sausage topping. This fully cooked sausage is made with 100% ground pork and seasoned with Italian spices. From Lamb Weston we’ve added 1/4″ shoe string, straight-cut french fries. From Jennie-O we’ve added their boneless, netted & tied, unseasoned and raw, Grand Champion Turkey Breast. From Caravan we’ve added New York Best Bagel™ base; allowing you to bake bagels featuring the classic chewy, time tested formula that made New York famous for bagels. Lastly, from the bakery dynamos at Piantedosi, we’ve added whole wheat “kiddie” burger rolls.

New Products 9/12/18

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.

New Products 9/5/18

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.

September is National Biscuit Month

Customers dining out today still crave good ol’ comfort food. One avenue for serving up classic comfort foods resides in an American classic—biscuits! These hot, flaky, buttery rolls of goodness are popping back up on menus all across the country…

New Products 8/22/18

This week we’ve added 10 new items to our inventory. Starting with 3 new single-serve juice items. From Juicy Juice we’ve added 10oz Orange Tangerine, and 10oz Apple juice. From Ruby Kist we’ve added 10oz Orange Juice. From McCain we’ve added 3/8″ thick “fresh style” french fries. In burger buns, we’ve added a new 4″ seeded brioche burger roll from Rotella’s. From M. Robzen comes a new bulk shaved-steak option, SteakTacular shaved ribeye steak. From the poultry professionals at Koch we’ve added 2 versions of the Chicken Minis; Three Cheese & Jalapeño and Buffalo. In seafood, we’ve added fully-cooked “Friend of the Sea Certified” Octopus tentacles. Lastly, from MegaMex Foods we’ve added frozen avocado halves.

New Products 7/4/18

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.

New Products 5/16/18

This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory. In bakery products we’ve added Par-Baked French Hoagie Rolls from Signature. These are 11.5 inches long. From the sauce experts at Ken’s we’ve added Brewpub Style Mustard Sauce. You asked for it and we brought it in, new from the artisan deli meat experts at McKenzie we’ve added pre-sliced options of their Roasted Turkey, Honey Ham and Angus Roast Beef deli meats. McKenzie deli meats are all natural, ABF free and contain no growth hormones or nitrates. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added 7″ Kraft Paper hotdog holders from SQP.

New Products 4/18/18

This week we’ve added 15 new items to our inventory including a slew of new items in the breakfast category, individual portion sizes of Jif peanut butter, and chocolate fountain syrup. We’ve also added organic sweet corn, frying oil, sliced Kalamata olives, cream sauce base and tortellini, New England style Brioche lobster rolls and fresh pepperoni.

New Products 3/7/18

Three new items have been added to our inventory this week. From Rich’s we’ve added mini whole grain flat bread. With a 1 ounce equivalent of whole grain these mini flat breads are perfect for school and nutrition-minded menus. From Jennie-O we’ve brought in new dark meat turkey patties. These turkey burgers are packed with flavor, and they’re an all-natural and minimally processed. Lastly, in non-foods, from GenPak we’ve added another size of the all new and very popular ProView containers.

New Products 1/24/18

This week we’ve added 7 new items to our inventory. Deluxe White Mashed Potatoes from Pineland Farms. From Flowers Foods we’ve added a new 8″ hinged white hoagie roll. From Dart, clear hinged plastic containers 5″ square and 2.65″ tall.

New Products 11/8/17

This week 3 new items have been added to our inventory: 8″ garlic bread sticks from Flowers Foods, 2.5oz portioned sugar cookie dough from Otis Spunkmeyer and in non-foods 2-ply coreless toilet tissue from Valay.

New Products 8/2/17

This week we’ve added sixteen new items to our inventory: 7oz Angus beef patties. Spicy Breaded Pickle Fries and Honey Sriracha Battered Mozzarella sticks. Smoked Pork Belly and fully cooked, boneless, skinless Seared & Roasted Chicken Thighs. Rye Bread Dough made with light rye flour and ground caraway (unseeded). New Honey Stung breaded chicken with a sweet honey-injected flavor, and Hot’n Spicy Popcorn chicken with whole grain breading. Individually wrapped whole grain Blueberry Bread and Cinnamon Crumb Cake slices. Mug Root Beer and Tropicana Twister in 12oz cans. In non-foods; Jumbo wrapped 7.75″ straws and three new environmentally friendly hinged paper takeout containers.