Chef’s Pantry: Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile is the form fitting food handlers glove that will make you feel like the culinary superhero you are. Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are a concern…

New Products 11/21/18

This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory. Starting with seasonally-spot-on baked goods; from Bake’n Joy we’ve added Gingerbread muffin batter, and from Best Maid we’ve added Resse’s Peanut Butter cup and Snickerdoodle cookie doughs. From Uncle Ben’s we’ve added Arborio Rice. From Golden Dipt we’ve added 50lb bags of their mild granular breader. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added 20hr LiquidLight fuelcell candle cartridges from LeoLight. LiquidLight Fuel Cells are made of highly refined paraffin which burn with no smoke, emit no smell and last longer than their respective wax candle substitute. Most importantly, LeoLight candles are spill proof, consumer safe and completely recyclable.

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.

New Products 10/24/18

This week we’ve added 12 new items to our inventory. From Bosco we’ve added a new wholegrain breakfast item, Breadsticks with Egg, Cheese & Turkey Bacon. From Red Gold we’ve added their Naturally Balance BBQ Sauce. New from the Maine seafood specialists at A.C. Inc, we now carry fresh shucked Ocean Clams. From Hormel, we’ve added their new Austin Blues sliced, smoked Rib Tips and their perfectly prepared Fire Braised Flank Steak. From Skippy, we’ve added 25lb pails of Creamy Peanut Butter. From M. Robzen we’ve added their extremely popular shaved Ribeye steak in 5oz portions. From the Maine-based dough makers at Dabesta we’ve added their Basil and Garlic pizza dough balls. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added powdered dish machine detergent from US Chemical, Cascades facial tissue and universal kraft paper towels from RDA Advantage

New Products 10/10/18

is week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory, all of which perfect fit for breakfast! From Ruby Kist we’ve added 46oz containers of Pineapple Juice. From SunnyFresh we’ve added Cinnamon Glazed French Toast Sticks. We’ve added 3 new bagels from Original Bagel; Plain, Everything and Asiago. In non-foods from Oneida we’ve added Dominion III bouillon spoons.

New Products 8/15/18

This week we’ve added 3 new items to our inventory. From Major Products Premier line we’ve added Lobster Base. This versatile stock base paste for chefs delivers sensational flavors to enhance lobster and seafood recipes. If you have questions on disposable cutlery; we have dozens of unique options available; adding to those, cutlery kits from Berkley. From Rich’s we’ve added a new thinner option for 10″ gluten free pizza crusts…

New Products 8/8/18

This week we’ve added 1 new item to our inventory. From Winco we’ve added 16oz clear wide-mouth squeeze bottles. Winco squeeze bottles feature an open tip so there’s no need for cutting, a no-leak design and are BPA-free. The screw on tip help you dress your dishes with the precise amount of sauce or dressing. Clear bottles make it easier to identify contents and the wide-mouth makes for easy cleaning.

New Products 8/1/18

This week we’ve added 4 new items to our inventory. Starting in the dairy category, we’ve added 3/4 oz slices of yellow cheddar cheese from Great Lakes. From Fiera we’ve added “Everything!” bagels. Tired of bread disguised as a bagel? If you want to add real bagels to your operation, made in the authentic New York bagel tradition, our Fiera Bagels deliver what customers crave. In non-foods we’ve added two new item. Perfect for grab-and-go slices and personal pizzas, we’ve added square windowed clamshell pizza boxes from Dopaco. Lastly, from Certo we’ve added 2-ply toilet tissue. Certo Toilet Tissue delivers comfort and quality to the restroom for an excellent value. The 2-Ply Toilet Tissue is made with 100% recycled materials, and meets EPA requirements for post-consumer waste.

New Products 4/11/18

This week we’ve added 4 new items to our inventory. In seafood from Trans-Ocean we’ve added 16/20ct per pound raw shrimp, which have been peeled and deveined, with the tail off. Adding more size options to our line-up of Maine-made Dabesta pizza dough balls, we now carry 22oz and 16oz sizes. See last week’s new inventory additions for information on the other Dabesta pizza dough balls that were recently added. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added grease-resistant french fry bags from McNairn.

New Products 3/28/18

This week we’ve added 9 new items to our inventory. Starting with fresh produce, we now carry fresh fennel and fresh leeks. From Marconi we’ve added 10lb containers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. From Curly’s we’ve added Pork Carnitas and pre-sliced Smoked Beef Brisket. From Original Philly we’ve added 4oz beef sandwich slices crafted from fresh, whole muscle USDA-inspected beef. New from Hormel, CAFE H® Korean Beef Barbeque captures the growing popularity of Korean barbeque. This fully cooked beef features a flavor profile highlighted by garlic, ginger and soy. Lastly, in non-foods we’ve added red paper napkin rings from Hoffmaster, and compostable giant wrapped straws from Cellucore – perfect for thick shakes and frappes!

New Products 3/14/18

This week 7 new items have been added to our inventory. Fresh out of the oven from Bake’N Joy comes their new clean label line – Kitchen Classics™ and NEW scoopable Double Chocolate Gourmet Brownie Batter. From Mott’s we’ve added 24oz plastic jars of their Original Applesauce. In non-foods from Georgia Pacific we’ve added 3 new Enmotion Gen 2 refills. Lastly from World Centric we’ve added 2 new clear plastic clamshell containers.

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.

Wicked Strong Cleaners

Wicked Strong makes purposeful products. Their cleaners are low foaming, fast acting and yes, wicked strong! Their recycling process turns used cooking oil into biodiesel and powerful, non-toxic cleaners while generating near-zero waste. Making Wicked Strong products tough on grime and easy on the environment.

New Products 2/28/18

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.

New Products 2/21/18

This week we have 9 new inventory additions to share! First up, in the bakery category, Rich’s Gourmet Filled Cookie Dough in a convenient ready to bake format. Rich’s filled cookies level out during baking to provide a distinct crunch on the outside and a gooey, decadent filling on the inside. Also from Rich’s we’ve added 2 new whole grain breakfast items. From Piantedosi we’ve added high-crown, thick-cut marble rye bread. In proteins, from Jafco we’ve added uncooked, breaded chicken breast strip fritters – and from Koch we’ve added uncooked, breaded chicken breast chunk fritters. Lastly, in non-foods, from Cryovac-Divers we’ve added another size of resealable storage bags.

New Products 2/14/18

11 new items have been added to our inventory this week. We have 5 new items now available from Dominic’s; Manicotti Cheese, Cheese Tortellini, Rainbow Tortellini, Medium Cheese Ravioli and Jumbo Cheese Ravioli. From Dough Masters Gourmet Pizza Dough comes “Simply Garlic” 20oz pizza dough balls. From Savor Imports we’ve added an elegant Basmati rice. Lastly, in non-foods from Winco we now have 16″ seamless pizza screens. From Cryovac-Divers we’ve added 2 sizes of resealable storage bags. And from GP/Enmotion we now carry the Gen2 touch-less auto soap/sanitizer dispenser.

Companions Foodservice Wipers

From Companions comes a new line of quality reusable, disposable, foodservice wipers. Available in 4 colors and 3 sizes, these versatile and economical wipers will hold up to the high demands of restaurant operators.

ProView Containers from Genpak

NEW from the premium packaging experts at Genpak, 4 sizes of the all new ProView to-go containers. ProView hinged containers are microwave safe, leak resistant, stackable and offer superior clarity. The clear lid helps with order accuracy every time. Your customers will also appreciate a reusable container and the convenience of curb-side recyclability.

New Products 1/31/18

9 new items have been added to our inventory this week. First up in the protein category, 3 new beef items from Rochester. From Minors we’ve added ready to use Honey Citrus Pepper sauce. New in from Red Pack, Extra Heavy Pizza Sauce. From Hormel we’ve added fully cooked, Canned Ham Patties. Lastly in non-foods from the packaging professionals at Genpak, 3 sizes of the all new ProView to-go containers.

New Products 1/3/18

This week we’ve added 1 new item to our inventory. Melt Master pure rock salt from Maine Salt Company. 100% sodium chloride, pure rock salt is the economical, dependable choice for melting ice and snow. Works to 5°F. Available in 50 pound and 25 pound bags.

New Products 12/13/17

This week we’ve added 4 new items to our inventory. First on the list, individually quick-frozen apple slices. From Monsoon Kitchens we’ve added fragrant and fully cooked Basmati Rice. In non-foods we’ve added vented, white foam to-go containers from Dart. Lastly, from the glove gurus are Royal, Blue Nitrile powder-free gloves in size small.

New Vinyl Gloves 11/15/17

This week 7 new vinyl gloves have been added to our inventory. From Companions we’ve added general purpose, powder free vinyl gloves in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and extra large. We’ve also added general purpose powdered gloves in 3 sizes: medium, large and extra large.

New Products 10/11/17

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.

Episode 32 – C-Store Foodservice, Food News and New Products!

When it comes to food from “c-stores” – even with convenience foodservice sales exceeding $34 billion dollars a year – negative consumer perceptions still exist around the category. Recent research has shown that there is plenty of room for continued innovation when it comes to foodservice in c-stores, and that putting quality first in certain areas can have a positive impact on food sales.

New Products 10/4/17

This week we’ve added 6 new items to our inventory. Sweetening this week’s list of new additions, we’ve added 50lb bags of extra-fine granulated sugar, perfect for baking and cooking applications as well as sugar dispensers. From the plastics experts at Elkay we’ve added 5 varieties of clear plastic bags. These are available in a number of different dimensions and thicknesses.