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Pair Veggies & Cheese

Your customers will welcome the opportnity to enjoy hearty winter vegetables paired with cheeses from Emmi-Roth Käse USA. For free pairing suggestion chart with recipes, including ideas such as Dill Havarti Farfalle Salad or a Gruyère Puff Pastry Tart with Winter Onions, visit

Celebrate Alaska Seafood Season

Alaska's wild king and snow crab season opened October 15 and extends into March 2011. This year's Alaska Bering Sea snow crab harvest is set at 54 million pounds, and the Alaska Bristol Bay red king crab harvest is set at 15 million pounds. For information from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, visit

Mexican-Style Rolls

Artisan breads from La Brea Bakery include the popular Mexican sandwich roll, the Telera Roll, an essential ingredient for making traditional tortas. To learn more about how the thin golden crust and chewy soft interior can enhance your sandwiches, visit

Deliver the Indulgence of Bacon

As menu items featuring bacon continue to proliferate, you can keep pace with demand by featuring Wright® Brand Bacon. It's made using a special curing and hickory wood-smoked process that never uses liquid smoke. Choose from three flavors — Applewood-Smoked, Peppered and Traditional Hickory-Smoked — and an assortment of slice thickness options for a variety of menu applications. For menu suggestions and more from Tyson Food Service, visit

Calculate Your Fruit Cost Savings

Take advantage of the new Dole Fruit Cost Savings Calculator to learn about the savings you'll realize with all natural Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit. Both the online and handheld versions of the calculator allow you to select a fruit variety, enter your costs, calculate cost per pound of usable fruit, and determine your cost savings. To use the online calculator or to order a free handheld slide rule version, visit

Liquid Bases

Increase back-of-the-house efficiency with Knorr® Professional Liquid Concentrated Bases that dissolve effortlessly with no mixing required. Use the bases for creating signature sauces and soups, and for glazing. For product details from Unilever Foodsolutions, visit

Serve Seafood Soup

According to a recent study by the Foodservice Research Institute, foodservice seafood soup sales are on the rise. For a convenient menu option, take advantage of Phillips' line of seafood soups, including New England Clam Chowder and Lobster or Shrimp Bisque. For product information from Phillips Foods, visit

Dessert Toppings

Create memorable desserts and specialty beverages with a minimum of effort when you take advantage of the world of flavor possibilities offered by Smucker's PlateScapers dessert toppings. Seven flavors and menu ideas from Smucker Foodservice will get you started with custom creations. Visit

Butter it Up

Treat your patrons to the full flavor of chocolate treats made with Plugrá® European-Style Butter that makes it simple to create velvety perfection every time. For more information and recipe ideas such as Warm Soft Center Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, visit

Self-Cooking Center and Training

When you purchase a SelfCooking Center® unit from Rational, you also receive four hours of training for your entire staff with a Rational certified chef. Additional support comes in the form of direct access to a sales manager, a 24-hour chef hotline for questions about the SelfCooking Center, two-year on-site warranty service and access to the updated Club Rational tool. For more information, visit

Beer Bottle Chandelier

Meyda Lighting offers lighting fixtures with personality, such as the two-tier 142 Bottles of Beer Chandelier crafted with amber-colored and green beer bottles. Custom Beer Bottle Chandeliers can be designed and manufactured in any style, size or color. For more details, visit the Meyda Custom Lighting website:

Holding Cabinet

The VHFA18 Non-Insulated Holding Cabinet from Vulcan is Energy Star® qualified, features a stainless steel design and is user-friendly for foodservice needs. It's easy to operate, designed to keep foods hot from cooking to serving. For product details from Vulcan, visit the website:

Small Sauce Cups

Dainty Sauce Cups from American Metalcraft make a big impression when they're used for anything from ketchup to flavored cream cheese. Available in black or white, manufactured from melamine, and available in black or white, the square styles come in 1 ⅛ oz. and 2 ⅜ oz. capacities. Visit for information.

Rewards Program

With more than 40,000 items, the Foodservice Rewards catalog allows you to redeem points toward merchandise, ACF educational products, show registrations and other association offerings. The loyalty program gives foodservice operators an opportunity to earn reward points for buying brands. It's free to join, and participation is easy. For more information, visit

Portable Bars

Rugged, durable and cost-effective Portable Bars from FWE have received NSF certification. To learn how the Portable Bars can offer cost savings for your operation, visit FWE's website:

King & Prince Unveils New Company Vision

King & Prince Seafood is dedicated to its new company vision of providing “Seafood. Without a Catch.”™ The company's commitment includes delivering products with “no surprises,” and focuses on offering consistent quality, reliable product supply and a broad portfolio of products.

Jet Announces Winner

Greg Wissam of Forza Coffee has received the Jet™ sweepstakes grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland. The sweepstakes was sponsored by Jet, one of the Kerry beverage brands, to celebrate its new line of Blended Ice Coffee Mixes. Winners were randomly selected from entries submitted to

Curtis Promotes Schneider

Dan Schneider has been named vice president of national accounts at Wilbur Curtis Co. The Montebello, CA-based company manufactures commercial coffee and tea brewing systems. Schneider has been with Curtis for nine years, most recently as v.p. of sales for the Northern region.

McConnell Joins Sara Lee Foodservice

Charlie McConnell has joined Sara Lee Foodservice — supplier of coffee, tea, meat and bakery solutions — as its new director of customer marketing, broadline. His responsibilities include defining and executing broadline segment strategies.

McCormick & Co. Recognized

Ben E. Keith Foods, a broadline foodservice distributor, has recognized McCormick For Chefs™ — Food Away From Home Division of McCormick & Co. with its overall 2010 Supplier of the Year Award, as well as the 2010 Grocery Supplier of the Year.

Tomlinson Turns 100

This year, Tomlinson Industries of Cleveland, OH, celebrates its 100th anniversary. The company consists of three product divisions: The No-Drip® Faucet Division, Modular® Dispensing Systems and The Foodservice Products Division.

Icelandic Begins MSC Assessment

Icelandic Group, one of the five largest seafood companies in Europe, has begun a process of sustainability certification of all cod and haddock fisheries in Iceland to the standard of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).