ham sandwich

New Foodservice Products 8/12/20

This week we’ve added 17 items to our inventory. First from Gold’s, classic Worcestershire Sauce available by the gallon. Next from Bake Crafters, we have two new items. A Kaiser Roll and Dinner Roll, both are whole grain making them K12 compliant. From Tony’s Pizza we have two new individually wrapped deep dish whole grain options, a classic cheese and pepperoni pizza. Great for any school establishment. Flowers Bakery is now offering a Whole Grain White Sub Roll 5″. Adding more K12 compliant items, we have a Whole Grain Cinnamon Roll, individually wrapped from Super Bakery and a Whole Grain English Muffin from Burry. Keeping on the school items bus, three new lunch kits from ES FOODS. A Chicken Salad, Red Pepper Hummus and Steak with Marinara sauce kit. Next from Del Monte, 100% Pineapple Juice. Two new non-foods item, a 4cup carrier tray that will hold any size from 4-44 ounces, and a White Container 8x8x3 with 3 compartments. Also two ham additions to inventory as well, one from Thin N’ Trim, a Virginia Baked Ham pre sliced and Smoked Ham from Hillshire. Lastly we have from Deep River Snacks their Original Salt Potato Chips, now in 1oz bags. 

JJ Snacks Soft Pretzels

New Foodservice Products 7/29/20

This week we’ve added 3 items to our inventory. First, from It’ll Be Pizza, we’ve added 2 parbaked blonde (white) pizza crusts in 12″ and 16″ sizes. From J&J Snacks we’ve added an awesomely snackable new item – 4″ straight, soft pretzel sticks.

Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

New Foodservice Products 6/4/20

This week we’ve added 8 new items to our inventory; starting with a number of in-demand non-foods items – single use cutlery kits from Amercare, half gallon pumps of Purell sanitizer and toilet tissues from Morsoft and RDA Advantage. We’ve also added Coconut Milk from Andre Prost, 26oz Pizza Dough Calls from Dabesta and Wide Shingle Bacon from Country Brand.

fried clam strips

New Foodservice Products 2/12/20

This week we’ve added 3 new items to our inventory. First from I’ll Be Pizza Company, a new Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust. It’ll Be is located in Scarborough, ME and currently services all of New England. Their new cauliflower crust is a great addition for any low-carb and/or gluten free menu. Next from Captain Fred’s we have a Pre-Fried Clam Strip. These julienne cut slices of Atlantic surf clams are available in bulk, or smaller quantities for your convenience.  

dabesta pizza

New Foodservice Products 1/22/20

This week we’ve added 2 new items to our inventory. First from Dabesta, a 12oz Pizza Dough Ball. This local vendor always makes their pizza dough unbleached and unbromated, assuring no jaw fatigue, shrink resistant and always Maine made. Last from Fontanini a Spicy Italian Sausage Link, fully cooked 100% spicy pork. This Italian 6” sausage link is made in natural hog casing and is seasoned with three types of pepper and fennel.

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Episode 53 – The Great Pepperoni Debate

Pepperonis with edges that curl and crisp when cooked, leaving delectable pools of grease at the center, have several names but are most commonly referred to as cup-and-char. These grease-chalices have been making a big comeback…

pork puffs, chicharrones

Chef’s Pantry: Pork Puffs

Airy, Crunchy, puffy morsels of porkliciousness. Even if pork chicharróns are’t on a trending foods list somewhere, I suggest placing them on yours!

cheese curds

Chef’s Pantry: 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…

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Episode 52 – Dennis Invests in Foodservice & Tina Talks Dough

Our team has been working downright diligently over the past few months to bring the Dennis Difference to more customers, in more places. Part of those pursuits includes the addition of new employees; team members who will help support our mission and our customer’s businesses. We’ll share a few updates on our recent efforts in this episode. Also in this episode, Tina Parker of The Dough Co. joins us to talk pizza dough, and about a big change they’ve made!

bowtie pasta dish

New Products 11/01/18

Holy macaroni! This week we’ve added 33 new items to our inventory! Let’s start with our 24 new Pasta items. We’ve added 14 varieties of Cortona pasta. We’ve also added 2 new pastas from Highland Market, 5 new items from Zerega – where they’ve been making pasta since 1848, and 3 new whole grain pastas from Patria. The Maine pizza dough makers at The Dough Co. have been making the switch to all-natural ingredients and we’re stocking them for you, see the 3 sizes of their new all-natural white dough ball below. From Pillsbury we’ve added two new convenient Freezer-to-Oven items, Chocolate Chunk Scones and Orange Twirl Dough. From Esbenshade we’ve added 15/1 dozen count of grade A white eggs. From Knorr we’ve added gluten free hollandaise sauce mix. Lastly, from FPI we’ve added 15-20 ct tail-on P&D cooked shrimp.

flank steak and ribs

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

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New Products 10/17/18

This week we’ve added 3 new items to our inventory. From the Maine-based pizza experts at The Dough Co. we’ve added white, all natural 24oz dough balls. From FPI we’ve added 21-25 P&D cooked, tail-on shrimp. And, from Vegalene their aerosol oil Zesty Garlic Mist now comes in a 17oz can. Vegalene Zest Garlic Mist adds robust buttery garlic flavor that brings dishes to life!

lobster in soup and major bases

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…

fiera everything bagels on cutting board

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.

cheeseburger pizza with lettuce, ground beef and cheese

Foodservice Recipe: “Big Mac” Cheeseburger Pizza

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.

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Episode 46 – Cold Coffee, Hot Pizza and New Edible Emoji!

Just how popular is cold brew coffee? We’ve got the stats. What makes cold brew different? We’ll help you understand the steep. What’s the biggest hurdle for foodservice operators? We’ll tell you and share the solution in this episode! If you’ve been pondering how to prepare better pizzas with quality ingredients, how to expand your menu with new flavors and combinations — and most importantly – how to produce more profit from your pies you need to tune into this episode!

spinach with tomato pizza

Foodservice Recipe: Bacon, Spinach and Roma 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 […]

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Foodservice Recipe: Classic 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, […]