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Boneless Wings

Pierce Chicken® Boneless Wing Dings® and Boneless Wing-Zings® can add zip to your menu. The Boneless Wing Dings have a golden breading and mild flavor; Boneless Wing-Zings offer a peppery “zing.” For information from Pilgrim's Pride Foodservice, visit, call 800-336-9876 or circle 155.

Chocolate Heritage

Taste the heritage of more than 150 years of chocolate-making with the legendary Ghirardelli chocolate products. For details about the fine chocolate products, visit, call 800-877-9338, or circle 156 on reader service card.

Sweet Heat

Heat up your beverage menu with drinks that feature Monin Chipotle Pineapple and Monin Spicy Mango. Introduced by Monin Gourmet Flavorings, they're made with premium flavors and pure cane sugar. For details, call 800-966-5225 or visit the website:

Low-Calorie Lemonade

Add a refreshing option to your seasonal menu with Equal® Low-Calorie Lemonade. High in flavor and low in calories, it's made with Equal® Sweetener. Call 888-658-1948 or circle 157 for information.

Authentic Sauces

Get authentic flavor in a heat-and-serve pouch with Custom Culinary Gold Label Ready-To-Use Sauces. Made from the highest quality ingredients and created by award-winning chefs, you can capture true taste with these sauces. For details from Custom Culinary, call 866-TRUETASTE or visit

Fruit for Smoothies

Make consistently perfect smoothies with Dole Smoothie Starters. Three flavors — Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana and Mango Peach — are available in individually quick frozen 7-oz. single-serve pouches of 100 percent real fruit that is diced and premixed. To learn more from Dole Food Company, call 800-723-9868, visit or circle 158.

Cheddary Potatoes

For the made-from-scratch comfort food flavor of cheese-rich mashed potatoes, try Lamb's Supreme® White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes. With zero grams trans fat per serving, they offer all the flavor and texture of freshly whipped potatoes. For information from Lamb Weston, call 800-766-7783 or visit

Sandwich Simplicity

Natural Choice® from Hormel now has four new bulk selections in its line of natural, presliced deli meats. Among the choices are hardwood-smoked ham, oven-roasted turkey, and deli roast beef. For product information, visit

Lemongrass Juice

Fresh, pureed processed lemongrass juice from Vegetable Juices offers three options. Choose from frozen with no preservatives, refrigerated or soft frozen varieties to add lemongrass flavor to your menu items. A traditional Thai and Pacific Rim flavoring, lemongrass provides a hint of citrus without the lemony bite. For information circle 159 or visit

Rewards Program

Earn points toward sports equipment, jewelry and more with the Uncle Ben's® Premium Points Rewards Program. Learn about Mars Foodservices and this program online at

Breaded Fish Portions

Health-conscious patrons appreciate Trident Heart Smart breaded fish portions that offer dramatically reduced fat and calories per serving. Call Trident Seafoods for details: 800-367-6065 or circle 160.

Wonton Strips

Add crunch and flavor to your Asian-inspired menu items with Fresh Gourmet® Wonton Strips. For product information about the lightly salted taste and crispy texture, call Sugar Foods Corporation at 888-708-2222.

Build Beverage Sales

Visit the website of Nestlé Waters North America at to learn how foodservice operators can maximize their bottled water sales. Information includes ways to train waitstaff, the best locations to sell bottled water in hotels, and selling opportunities for casual dining operations.

Potato Innovations

If you're looking for new side dish ideas, check out the free recipe booklet from the United States Potato Board. Recipes include Moroccan Grilled Potato Skewers and Smoked Mashed Potatoes. For your copy, visit or circle 161.

Sugar-Free Syrup

Offer your breakfast patrons a sugar-free choice with Smucker's® Sugar Free Blueberry Syrup. It's a delicious alternative for customers on restricted diets. For details about this syrup, sweetened with NutraSweet, call Smucker Foodservice sales at 330-682-3000 or visit

Avocado Small Plates

Dress up your late-night tapas or small plates offerings with ideas provided in recipe brochures from the California Avocado Commission. Visit the website, at to order copies of The Magic of California Avocados, The Foodservice Menu Guide, Hot Bottoms/Cool Tops and Too Hot Not to Be Cool, or call 800-370-3782.

Sweepstakes Offer

Stock up on Pillsbury baked or Place & Bake frozen dough biscuits through May 31, 2008 for a chance to win a high definition home entertainment system, and more, from General Mills Foodservice. Visit for details.

Dessert-Enhancing Cinnamon Chips

Hershey's Cinnamon Baking Chips are bite-sized and versatile, so they allow you to enhance a variety of recipes. They'll add cinnamon flavor to your cookies, cakes and muffins. For recipe ideas and more product information from Hershey's Food Service, visit, call 877-772-3556, or circle 162.

Crusted Rainbow Trout

Splash!® Crusted Lemon Herb Rainbow Trout Fillets® from Clear Springs Foods are marinated with lemon herb butter sauce, then crusted with tangy breading. They're ready to bake or sauté. For recipe ideas, visit or call 800-635-8211.

Beverage Competition

Beverage professionals such as bartenders, bar chefs and baristas can win cash for their drink creativity in two categories. The grand prize is $5,000 and a Vita-Mix blender. To enter the “Dole Raises the Bar” Beverage Competition, sponsored by Dole, visit www.dolefoodservice/com/beveragecontest. Deadline: June 15, 2008.

Potato Ideas

The quarterly newsletter, The Rave Review from the Idaho Potato Commission, offers ideas about the Latin food trend, with tips from chefs Scott Neuman and Todd Downs. Receive the newsletter by e-mail, or read it on the IPC website at To subscribe, call 208-334-2350 or circle 163.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Add allure to your dessert menu with the nine-inch Triple Chocolate Cheesecake from Sweet Street Desserts. It features a dark chocolate crust, dark chocolate ganache and milk chocolate ganache. For details, visit or call 800-793-3897.

Egg Safety Education

Make members of yor staff experts on egg safety with the DVD, The Special of the Day — The Eggsceptional Egg, from the American Egg Board. To order it, call 847-296-7043, visit or circle 164.

Small-Batch Specialties

Each batch of fresh soups, chilies, and stews from Harry's Fresh Foods is prepared by an experienced team of chefs. They start with quality ingredients and cook them in hand-stirred kettles. All products are refrigerated, never frozen. For more information from Basic American Foods, visit

Cheese Descriptors

Chefs and their staffs can learn about Wisconsin specialty cheeses with the new CD, Wisconsin Cheese Descriptors for the Menu from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. In addition to tips for menuing and selling the cheeses, the CD includes info about the state's cheesemaking heritage. Order it online at

Sweet Chicken

Crispy homestyle Honey Stung chicken from Tyson® Foods is infused with a sweet marinade for delicate flavor. For information, visit

Pinnacle Name Change

Pinnacle Food Products has officially become Insight Beverages™. The name change represents a shift in corporate identity and strategy to bring a new level of products, service and support to beverage customers.

Beef Contest Winner

Visionary Design took first prize in the Beef Innovation Contest, sponsored by the Beef Innovations Group (BIG), based in Denver, and funded by The Beef Checkoff program. The winning product is a grilled beef short rib, frenched and scored to the bone so it can be eaten while holding it in the hand. Visit to learn more.

New Cardinal Brand

Cardinal International announces Chef & Sommelier, its newest tabletop brand dedicated to the culinary and beverage experts. The newly developed brand targets high-end clientele.

Enodis Acquires Intellectual Property

Enodis is working on solutions to improve the preparation and delivery of ice-based beverages, and announces the acquisition of key intellectual property from independent entrepreneur, Robert Almblad. The acquisition of this technology will accelerate the implementation of the Enodis Innovation Strategy.

Vollrath Appoints Hogan

David Hogan has been appointed regional sales manager, central region, for The Vollrath Company. For 133 years, the company has manufactured smallwares and light equipment supplies for the foodservice industry.

Cargill/J.M. Smucker Agreement

Cargill and The J.M. Smucker Company have announced an agreement, with Cargill licensed to manufacture and market a set of “zero grams trans fat per serving” foodservice oils and shortenings under the Crisco Professional® line.

Alto-Shaam Donation

The Maahs family, owners of Alto-Shaam, has given the largest single donation for educational scholarships ever made to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), in memory of company founder Jerry Maahs. The $1 million donation, given to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, creates an endowed CIA student scholarship fund.

Stuckmann Joins Nestlé Professional

Scott Stuckmann has joined Nestlé Professional as vice president, and will lead the beverage marketing and beverage operations teams.

Buy Online and Save

The WEBstaurant Store, with more than 12,000 items in stock, offers one-stop shopping. Save money by buying foodservice equipment and supplies online. Orders are filled and shipped in one business day. For more information, visit the website:

Push-Button Iced Tea

Coca-Cola FoodService has created the Variety Tea Dispenser so you can offer ready-to-drink, post-mix iced tea without the hassle of traditional iced-tea processing. Customers can get up to four different iced teas from one dispenser. For information, circle 165.

Warming Kettle

Merchandise hot food specialties such as soup with the new and improved Glenray® Kettle from Tomlinson Industries. This 10.5-quart kettle is now more energy efficient and economical. You can adjust the temperature control by degrees, and easily clean the kettle with mild detergent and a soft cloth. Circle 166 for details.

Cube Ice Machine

The space-saving KMS-750MLH Crescent Cube Ice Machine from Hoshizaki America is 75 percent more quiet than traditional remote units, thanks to its remote condenser and compressor. It is protected by HoshiGuard Antimicrobial Agent that inhibits the growth of bacteria, mildew, mold and other microorganisms. For more product information, circle 167.

Whipper System

Culinary professionals will appreciate the iSi Gourmet Whip's innovative answer to presenting soups, espuma foams, whipped creams and trendy drinks. Available in one-pint and one-quart sizes, the iSi Gourmet Whip is made of stainless steel and comes with three decorator tips. For more information from iSi North America, call 800-447-2426 or circle 168.

Roll Stock Films

The line of Flavorseal® roll stock films can be customized to meet your food processing needs. The roll stock offers superior sealability for faster production and is in compliance with FDA and USDA regulations and recommendations. For details from CMS (Carroll Manufacturing & Sales), call toll free 866-769-1500 or circle 169.

Thrill of the Grill

The new ConvoGrill grilling rack, designed exculsvely for Convotherm® by Cleveland combi ovens, allows you to prepare fresh-grilled dishes without using a griddle or charboiler. ConvoGrill's exclusive Pyramid Bar design gives food genuine grill sear marks. For details from Cleveland Range, an Enodis company, visit the website at

Marketing Solution

Foodservice operators and managers can now communicate more regularly with customers with the full-service, turnkey e-mail marketing solution from mUrgent. Call 877-289-7250, circle 170 or visit

Professional Scales

Rubbermaid Pelouze® scales and Rubbermaid thermometers have been added to the Rubbermaid full line of precision measurement products designed to maximize safety and control costs. To learn more, call 800-347-9800 or circle 171.

Dramatic Dinnerware

Premium quality specialty ware from Tuxton China, Inc. comes in a vareity of shapes that can bring excitment to your tabletop and inspire your chef. Tuxton specializes in custom shapes, colors and decorations. Visit or circle 172 for info.