4 Things to Know About Functional Foods

Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Modern translation: Eat functional foods.

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Topics: Farm Promise

5 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Operation

Traditionally, preventing waste—never mind tackling environmental and social justice issues—was not part of foodservice operations. Yet increasingly, diners are asking culinary professionals to make decisions that impact their health, the environment, and ultimately, our collective food future. The International Food Information Council’s 2018 Food & Health Survey reported that six in 10 consumers say it is important that the food they purchase or consume is produced sustainably. From straw bans to technological enhancements, here are some of the innovative ways foodservice operations manage their waste streams.
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Topics: Farm Promise

Accentuate the attributes

Meat processors can help boost foodservice pork sales by supplying operators with selections that have the claims that are most important to consumer, while providing merchandising guidance to their customers.

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Topics: Cutters

Alternative cuts help customers differentiate their business

According to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, new cuts of meat are a top trend for 2019.

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Topics: Cutters

A Cut Above

“New cuts of meat” has been topping menu trend lists for the past couple of years, driven both by consumers’ continued interest in something new, and the natural evolution of pushing culinary boundaries.

In 2019, this will continue to be an important initiative for chefs. Looking at cuts that go beyond chops and ribs not only helps differentiate a restaurant brand and menu, it’s a hallmark of the modern steakhouse, showcasing culinary skill and ingenuity. And today’s consumer appreciates twists on beloved and trusted menu items, proving that innovation around comfort is a winning strategy. 

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Topics: Flavor Trends

Elevate Your Menu with Pork-Friendly Global Sauces

Chefs are discovering a whole world of incredible sauces that lend well to premium pork cuts and appeal to the curious diner.

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Topics: Flavor Trends

How to Make Photo-Ready Proteins

Four ways to bring the “Wow!” factor to the center of the plate

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Topics: Flavor Trends

Quality over Quantity—the New Model for Entrée Building

With so much creative menu play around shareables, snacks and small plates, it’s time to take a closer look at the center of the plate. 

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Topics: Flavor Trends

Love Me Tender: Braises that Build Crave

Enhance menus with new flavors; braising offers an extra layer to any flavor profile to meat dishes! 

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Topics: Flavor Trends

Marketing Pork for Premium Profitability

With attractive wholesale prices, great flavor and a growing customer appeal, pork is easy to market. Here are some ideas to menu and move more pork.

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Topics: Flavor Trends