Tap into the popularity of honey with the 2009 National Honey Board Honey Culinary Library CD with foodservice recipes, a honey search engine, a photo library and more. For your free copy of the CD, call the National Honey Board hot line at 800-255-0288.
Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit Student Recipe Contest concluded with a Grand Prize tie. Bret Skiba of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas won $2,500 for his Lobster and Melon Salad, and a team of students from the Columbus, OH, Culinary Institute also received $2,500 for their Tropical Trifle recipe. For more information about Dole contests, promotions and products, visit www.dolefoodservice.com.
Adding Ethnic Accents
Get authentic flavor with a new selection of seven ethnically inspired sauces from Custom Culinary™ Gold Label Ready-To-Use Ethnic Accent Sauces. Among the choices: Wasabi Ginger Ponzu Sauce and Dulce de Leche Sauce. For details from Custom Culinary, call 866-TRUETASTE or visit www.customculinary.com.
A new complimentary merchandising kit from Serving the Best Seattle's Best Coffee can help you promote drip coffee and food offerings. Included are table tents, counter cards and posters. Also included in the Drip Coffee Kit are suggested pairings for food offerings and drip coffee. Visit www.seattlesbest.com/services/foodservice.
Consistently sized chicken fillets and tenders are available with whole muscle quality with Perfect Answers™ from Brakebush®. The consistent size of Perfect Answers makes portion cost control easier, while providing quality. For details, visit www.perfectanswerschicken.com or call 800-933-2121.
The International Grains® Rice product line from Uncle Ben's features six varieties that give your customers a taste of the exotic. Arborio Rice, Basmati Rice, Jasmine Rice, Yellow Rice,100% Pure Wild Rice and Couscous can enhance your menu. For details, visit www.MARSfoodservices.com.
Rich Mashed Potatoes
In minutes, you can prepare rich buttery mashed potatoes with Potato Pearls Excel® Original Recipe from Basic American Foods. Just add hot water and stir. In three minutes you can serve mashed potatoes without additional ingredients, mixing or equipment. Call 800-722-2084 or visit www.baf.com.
BelGioioso Cheese Sliced Fontina can turn ordinary sandwiches into upscale fare. Aged more than 60 days, this semi-soft cheese offers mild flavor and silky texture that make it a perfect partner for sandwiches. It's versatile, and melts beautifully. For product details, recipes or samples, visit www.belgioioso.com.
New Sweetener Look
The classic blue tabletop packet of Equal® The True Blue Sweetener™ has been redesigned with a new more dynamic blue graphic that captures customer attention. For more information from the Merisant Company, visit www.equal.com or call 888-658-1948.
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has announced that, according to Cattle-Fax, wholesale beef prices are the lowest they've been in years. The wholesale price of Choice Rib, Ribeye Roll, Lip-On, for instance was $4.14 in February 2009, the lowest since January 2002.
If you're looking for a lower-calorie sweetening option for beverages, consider Monin Agave Nectar. It deliciously sweetens cocktails, iced teas, lemonade and more with its clean, fresh and subtly nutty taste. Call 800-966-5225 or visit www.monin.com.
Crunchy Tortilla Strips
Add crunch and flavor to your menu items with versatile, ready-to-use Fresh Gourmet® Tortilla Strips in stay-fresh one-pound bags. Call Sugar Foods Corporation at 888-708-2222 or visit www.foodservice.freshgourmet.com.
Tempting Turtle Torte
Drawing on the popularity of the favorite turtle candy, the Towering Turtle Torte from Sweet Street Desserts is a cake featuring layers of chocolate cake, sweet and salty caramel, and silky deep chocolate finished with whole toasted pecans. Visit www.sweetstreet.com.
Spring into Beef
Take advantage of the rebates for new and existing customers with the Cargill Meat Solutions spring ground beef promotion. New customers get a buy one/get-one-free-case on each of Cargill's four brands; existing customers can receive up to $200 in rebates on all case purchases. Call 800-373-6515.
Whole Grain Croissant
Your customers can have it all with new Thaw-and-Serve Ultragrain® Croissants from Vie de France that carry the Whole Grain Council Stamp. This stamp signifies that the croissants contain at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving. These delicious croissants are made with Ultragrain®, a unique all-natural 100 percent whole wheat flour that combines the nutritional benefits of whole grain with the taste and texture of popular white flour. For details, visit www.viedefrance.com or call 800-446-4404.
Trans Fat Free Pudding
Knouse Foods introduces its new line of Lucky Leaf® trans fat free puddings in four flavors to please patrons who are looking for healthier choices. The pudding are available in single-serve cups and 112-ounce cans, in vanilla, tapioca, butterscotch, banana and chocolate. For more information, visit www.knousefoodservice.com.
French Fry Options
The ampliFRY program from Lamb Weston, with its proprietary ampliFRY calculator, can help you determine which french fry styles are most preferred by customers in your market. It takes the guesswork out of determining which second french fry to add to your menu. To learn more, visit www.amplifry.com.
Let Them Eat Crab Cakes
There's a crab cake or seafood cake for every budget, with Phillips™ Crab and Seafood Cakes. Choices include Signature Crab Cakes, Signature Crab Cake Minis, Chesapeake Crab Cakes and more. For details, visit www.phillipsfoodservice.com.