Curry Zucchini Salad

It’s a good idea to have a few go-to ingredients in your culinary arsenal–the combination of the ingredients, and the resulting flavors in this dish, translate to fresh, all-season comfort food.

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Caramelized Ham & Citrus Dressed Beet Salad

Caramelizing is the process of slowly extracting (cooking low & slow) either natural sugars or sugars that have been added during processing. Many hams have sugars added during the curing process, which makes ham perfectly suitable for caramelizing.

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Seared Pork Belly with Aji-cado

In this dish the combination of crispy seared pork belly paired with the creamy fresh vibrancy of avocado are sure to give you an OMG moment.

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Anytime Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is so many things; it can be a light lunch, a refreshing side, or a heartier meal – all it takes is a few basic ingredients.

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Caesar Salad Bread Bowl

For this Caesar salad, I like to treat the bread bowl as if it was a crouton (a giant round crouton), seasoning with the same garlic flavor profile as I would a standard crouton.

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Is it Bread Boule or Bread Bowl?

The season of hearty fare and soups is upon us, and so to is the need for us to come up with fun creative dishes to match the seasonal appetite changes of our guests.

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Timbale of Crab, Avocado & Watermelon

This timbale is an ideal representation of summer. Fresh layers of mildly spicy crab, sweet watermelon, buttery avocado and vine ripe tomatoes are flavor balanced in a way that spotlights the individuality of layers…

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Gazpacho

Whoever said summer is not soup season has clearly never experienced Gazpacho. This vibrant refreshing soup is well known in Spain, parts of the Mediterranean and other areas of the world that boast a subtropic/tropical climate.

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Panzanella Bread Salad

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…

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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!

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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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Chef’s Pantry: Pickled Onions

Refine your red onions. This easy method will add both flavor & visual stimulation to your garnish station; without adding significant cost to your dish.

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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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Chicken, Apple & Beet Salad

Not only is this salad a healthy addition to your menu, but the brightly colored ingredients will make it pop off the page! Fresh spring greens, mixed with crisp apples and grilled chicken served with cranberry almond goat cheese fritters.

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White Meat Chicken Wrap

All natural white meat chicken, served on a sun dried tomato wrap, topped with fresh arugula with a side of fresh, seasonal fruit. 

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Rich feta, salty kalamata olives, peppers and artichokes, served with grilled chicken bring Mediterranean flavors to your menu!