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Foodservice Recipe: Asian Noodle Bowl

This new generation wants global flavor! Menu this veggie-packed Asian Noodle Bowl, made with sausage/sausage alternative crumble tossed with whole grain noodles and sweet chili-glazed broccoli, peppers, edamame, and red onion – topped with crispy wonton strips.

taco salad lunch

K-12 Recipe: Cheez-It Tac-Go Salad

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.

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Best Grab ‘n Go Containers for Schools

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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New Products 9/26/18

This week we’ve added 5 new items to our inventory, starting with 3 new imported pastas from Maria Angileri; Spaghetti, Penne and Elbow Macaroni. From Ruiz, we’ve added a whole grain version of the their popular Southwest Chicken Tornados. And lastly, from Upstate Farms we’ve added 5lb containers of lowfat vanilla yogurt.

hormel sausage and onion pizza, quiche with hormel sausage crumble

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.

chicken with bbq sauce and onions

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.

baguette bagel with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil

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.

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K-12 Recipe: Tasty Tots

A healthy, kid-friendly alternative to traditional “fried” potatoes, Tasty Tots are a combination of sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans and cinnamon that come together to form a unique, delicious dish. A great addition to any menu!

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K-12 Recipe: Squish Squash 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. 

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Episode 47 – The Learning Never Stops, Foodservice Tech Trends, Plus – Kelly & Kelli on School Food Programs

The school of life is the greatest education of all, and in it the learning never stops. Life in foodservice is no exception. As we go about our daily duties, it’s important to stop every so often and assess what’s coming on the horizon. For example, one of the next big foodservice disruptions will absolutely be… find out what it is, along with 5 recent foodservice tech trends and more in this episode!

noodles with tomato and basil

K-12 Recipe: Oodles of Noodles

This colorful, whole-wheat pasta dish is accented with grape tomatoes and Swiss chard, and delicately flavored with basil and garlic. Students will love this fresh oodly-noodly delight.

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K-12 Recipe: Berry Patch Smoothie

Smoothies aren’t just a delicious and popular treat, their healthy and hearty too. Packed with nutrients and every kids favorite flavors. This simple smoothie recipe makes a terrific snack.

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K-12 Recipe: Taco Mashup 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. 

cheez-it macaroni and cheese

K-12 Recipe: Mac & Cheez-It®

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

K-12 Recipe: Chicka Boom Boom Sandwich

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!

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K-12 Recipe: Veggie Nacho Boat

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.