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No matter what type of operation you run or cuisine you serve, we have recipes that will stir up your own creativity and brighten up your menu. Many of these recipes have come directly from our own corporate chefs from across the country. So, whether you are looking for a new appetizer special, a Cajun-inspired burger or a simple but elegant dessert, search through our recipes to get those juices flowing.

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Beyond Beef Tenderloin

The well known cuts (Filet, NY Strip, Ribeye and the like) are in high demand and demand higher prices. If the rest of your menu hovers around $20 for an entree, a $30 steak is going to cause a little sticker shock.

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Give French Fries the Spotlight

These days you can find fries as a full blown appetizer, especially good to share, or as the star component of an entree. So, how do you move a staple dish out of the shadows and into the limelight?

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Perfect Pasta for Non-Italian Restaurants

Pasta dishes have long been found in places other than Italian restaurants. The problem, many of these pasta dishes mean overcooked spaghetti with a sauce that’s taste could be best described as “red.” Times have changed and consumers now demand something a little better. Al dente is the buzz word and sauces aren’t there to drown the pasta, but rather to gently accentuate it either alone or as the backdrop for exciting and interesting fresh ingredients. It doesn’t hurt that, whether house-made or dry packaged, pasta is inexpensive and a boon to razor thin margins. So, if Italian isn’t your thing, how do you get a great pasta dish in front of your diners?

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Serve Seasonal Sweets

As customers get more into the holiday spirit, they look for flavors that really celebrate the season. In fact, serving fall- and winter-inspired dishes can inspire sales—customers will be more likely to indulge in a flavor they might not get again after the next month or two. Luckily, we have a variety of desserts in festive flavors. Add a few to your menu for instant seasonal success.

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Holiday Guide

The holiday season is big business for restaurants. To make sure you're prepared we've gathered some of our best articles with tips and tricks to get you through the madness. Browse below for serving ideas, tips for attracting holiday business, easy-but-special serving ideas and all sorts of inspiration to boost you through the end of the year.

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Gourdes for Days

As the days grow shorter and a little chillier, tastes shift from summer’s light and refreshing to fall’s heavier, denser flavors. Squash immediately comes to mind, but far too often only as a dusty display on the credenza. A plate is really where a squash belongs, the trick is figuring out what to do with it.

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Superhero Sprouts

Superfoods. Some claim these ingredients have extraordinary, restorative powers—able to detoxify while providing the body with all manner of vitamin and mineral is substantive doses. Others say, meh, they’re good but not magical. Regardless of which theory you ascribe to, there’s no denying some of these so-called superfoods are hot menu items, especially among those who are more diet conscious.

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Showcase Squid

Fried, grilled or tossed into a colorful salad, squid is versatile and affordable while lending itself perfectly to platter size dishes to share with family and friends. Not to mention, with a little imagination, it’s better tasting and better for your customers during half time than that old plate of fried mozzarella sticks.

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Your Menu Needs Pork Belly

Diners today are much more health conscious. Leaner cuts with less fat are all the rage. So, of course, one of the hottest cuts of meat these days is… pork belly. Serve indulgent West Creek Pork Belly across your menu for flavor success in a variety of dishes.

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Burgers Go Beyond Beef

On the surface, there’s nothing more American than a burger. But America has never really been a homogenous nation, diversity has always been there, sometimes just beneath the surface. And, if you lift the top of a burger these days, you might not find beef inside.

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Don't Forget Pork for a Perfect Burger

When you think burgers, your mind probably immediately goes to beef. And when we say "alternative," you probably think of chicken, turkey, or maybe veggie. But don't forget the other white meat, pork. Ground pork can add plenty of flavor and juicy texture to any burger combination.

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Tips for Turkey and Chicken Burgers

For meat eaters looking for something a little lighter, ground turkey or chicken make great substitutes for a beef patty. The lighter flavors also mean you can doctor up the grind to create some interesting tastes.

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Perfecting the Black Bean Burger

Dense and filling, plus high in protein, black bean patties make for an excellent burger without the meat. They are also a great vehicle for customizing the taste, from herbaceous and fresh with cilantro to jacked up on spices with cayenne or peppers like Poblano.

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Give Seafood a Spot On Your Burger Menu

Fish or shellfish, the bounty of the sea is the perfect source for a burger patty. The only hard part is narrowing down which variety you want to go with.

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Mix It Up With a Mushroom Burger

Portobello mushrooms grill really well and are literally nature’s patty. They also dry out easily and become leathery and tasteless. Brushing with oil can help avoid that as can placing in a marinade. For brushing, and marinades, the first oil that comes to mind is olive oil.

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Sauce Up Your Summer

Add some fresh flavor to your summer menu with West Creek barbeque sauces.

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Join the Expedition!

May 8 through August 27, 2016, is your chance to join our expedition and fill your menu with delicious seafood. Buy specified seafood during our promotion and you could win a trip to the Executive Conference in Boca Raton Florida!

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Lobster for the Masses

There was a time when lobster supplies were at best, erratic. It was mostly a luxury food that wasn’t often seen on menus except as a seasonal special or in exclusive restaurants able to regularly get a small share of the limited annual supply. Fortunately, times have changed.

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Delicious Desserts that Capture the Flavors of Summer

As the weather gets hotter and we dive into summer, your customers are starting to crave the sweet, refreshing tastes that fruit can offer. It's time to put some ripe, juicy flavors on your menu to entice your customers and drive sales during this hot weather! Sweet Encore can help you with that. From apple blossom to pineapple, these desserts capture the flavors of summer in every bite.

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Sweet Appeal at Every Meal

When guests know you have something unique to share, like their creative dishes made with their favorite sweet potato fries, they have a good excuse to gather.

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A Prix Fixe Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the biggest day for dining out, but also one of the most challenging. Instead of a buffet, serve a prix fixe menu to allow for multiple seatings and easy prep.

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Fresh Takes on Traditional Flavors

Vanilla. Chocolate. Strawberry. You can find these ice cream flavors in nearly every freezer. Elevating these classic staples isn’t difficult and can make for a unique signature dessert.

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Teach Your Hot Dog New Tricks

Start with Ridgecrest Black Angus Beef Hot Dogs. Add gourmet toppings. French Dip or Banh Mi hot dogs, anyone? Watch customers come back for more.

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Calamari Comeback

A few simple twists to your classic calamari can easily make it an instagram-worthy menu star. Try these combinations with our Empire's Treasure Calamari.

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5 Easy Appetizers

Performance Foodservice’s West Creek Dips can be served alone or in delicious appetizers that drive profits and repeat visits. Here are 5 of our favorite ideas.

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Hush Puppy Seafood

If a perfectly seasoned hush puppy sidled up to a crispy, crunchy fried shrimp, our Empire's Treasure Hush Puppy Coated Seafood would be their delicious offspring. Perfect texture, mouthwatering seasonings, fresh seafood flavor... trust us, you've got a best seller on your hands.

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Pairings Meet Their Match: College Basketball

What pairs well with college basketball? The excitement of the championship is in the air, but people are hungry for more than tournament showdowns. By bringing unique pairing ideas to your tables you can entice more than 60% of guests who seek them out to order more than beer while they cheer.

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Lent Inspiration

With Lent comes your big opportunity for seafood sales on Fridays, so its important you have plenty of delicious options that will appeal to meat-eating consumers. Check out our guide for a wide variety of inspiration, including products spotlights, cooking ideas and even techniques like the perfect deep fry.

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Explore the Pretzelbilities

Soft, fluffy dough enrobed in a crusty, golden brown exterior then gently sprinkled with just the right touch of salt, the soft pretzel is pretty perfect as is. And did we mention our Rye Street Soft Pretzels are hand-twisted in Brooklyn, New York for the ideal texture and flavor?

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Seafood for Special Occasions

Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Eve… there are certain times of the year when customers naturally want to order something special.

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Instantly Upstyle Your Desserts

Looking for some fresh desserts to serve for your next special occasion, but you don’t have a pastry chef on staff? Fear not, our Sweet Encore dessert line has enticing options for any type of eatery.

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Game Day Guide

As playoffs lead up to the Big Game, you've got a big chance to draw crowds into your restaurant. Here's your playbook. We've collected our best articles and ideas for football parties and collected them below for your inspiration.

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Welsh Rarebit Demystified

Sure Welsh rarebit sounds a little like something that would have shown up on a menu in Camelot, but we’ve got a secret for you—it’s basically toast with amazingly delicious, melty, cheese sauce smothered all over it. Who doesn’t want to eat that for brunch? Wacky name aside, it's easy to see why the dish is making a comeback on brunch menus across the country. We think you should give it a shot.

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Piancone Ricotta Cheesecake

Have you tried ricotta cheese cake? Traditional cream cheese is cut with ricotta for a silky, smooth version that’s just a little lighter than your typical, dense variety. It’s a nice option for mixing up the dessert menu. Chef Jeff Baird from our corporate office breaks down the recipe for you.

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Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham, What Will Grace Your Holiday Table?

More often than not during the holidays, the main protein is always the talk of the table, and is always beautifully presented before it is carved and shared by all. And whether it’s a flavorful prime rib, a sweet glazed ham, or a perfectly browned turkey breast that makes the cut, all are wonderful ways to feed a large group, and also a great way to bring lots of satisfied “oohs!” and “mmms!” to your customers’ palates.

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Reveillon Dinners for the Holiday Season

As a native New Orleanian who grew up with a passion for food, I thought the holidays would be a fun time to share a time-honored and revered New Orleans tradition—the one that I look forward to each and every year.

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Try a Biscuit Bar at Brunch

Brunch has always been a popular forum for biscuits, this year they’ve really been taking off. A great new way to capitalize on this trend is to run is a “build your own” biscuit bar.

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Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Need inspiration for your holiday party or catering menu? Chef Anthony Bussiere has you covered with a selection of easy, cost-effective recipes your customers will love. Give them a try this holiday season.

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Turning on the Creativity - Just in Time for the Holidays

What do you get when you blend some of our much-loved dessert items with a little bit of ingenuity? You get a delicious creation that not only saves you time in the kitchen, but will not fail to impress your customers.

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Up Your Game With Take Home Caramel Treats

With the holiday season rolling around, you’re going to have lots of guests dining at your establishment for special meals, be they celebrations for two or a larger parties. Giving a small treat for your guests to take home will surprise, delight and keep your restaurant in the customer’s mind after the meal.

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Zeppole With Pumpkin Mascarpone and Salted Caramel

This elegant holiday dessert is easy to put together, but the textures and flavors are deliciously impressive. It starts with our Roma Zeppole, which arrive at your location frozen and individually scored on a sheet of dough, so you can fry straight from the freezer in just two minutes. Here’s how to make the whole dessert.

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The Easiest Pizza Sauce

If you are looking for delicious, homemade, cost-effective pizza sauce for your menu (and really, who isn't?), we've got a perfect solution for you. Three simple ingredients combine for flavor perfection. The taste is fresh and rich without the added sweetness of some pre-made pizza sauces. It's rustic and simple—the perfect canvas for your favorite cheeses and toppings.

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Fresh Trends for Pizza Month

Pizza shows up on one third of all restaurant menus, and while in a 2014 Datassential study 40 percent of consumers reported that pepperoni was their favorite topping, restaurants are going way beyond that. And, pizza isn’t just for pizzerias anymore. Today pizza and variations on the theme are showing up anywhere from Italian restaurants to trend-forward eateries. In honor of National Pizza Month, we’re rounding up some of the latest pizza trends.

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Pairing Makes Both Food and Drinks Better

You can have a fantastic, on-trend menu with all the beverages guests are looking for, but if you aren’t offering pairing ideas, you are missing a big opportunity. More guests are looking for personalized dining experiences—something that takes their unique tastebuds into account. By matching your most popular dishes with drinks that make them even better, you can satisfy more than half of guests who are looking for pairings when dining out.

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Espresso, Meet Gelato: The Affogato

One of our favorite ways to mix two of our favorite products, the affogato is an amazing dessert, snack, or even breakfast for patrons who are in the mood to indulge. So simple, yet so decadent, a fresh shot of strong espresso is poured over creamy gelato for strong, sweet, slightly melty perfection.

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Serve Spirit with a Red, White and Blue Cheeseburger

Whether or not you're staying open on July 4th, your customers will be looking to get in the holiday spirit for the days leading up to and following America's biggest holiday. Serve up a Red, White and Blue Cheeseburger for a fun, spirit-filled special.

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If You Grill It They Will Come

Chefs are firing up their grills for healthy and innovative takes on appetizers, salads, and desserts. Check out these innovative takes on grilled produce for appetizers, salads, and desserts.

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Try Artisan Ice

Artisan ice is the newest revolution in craft cocktail making. Many restaurants and bars are coming up with creative flavored and shaped ice cubes to enhance cocktail sales. Here are a few easy varieties to try.

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Waffle-Wiches for Brunch

Sure, a waffle tastes great topped with West Creek butter and syrup, but why stop there? Make your brunch menu stand out with waffle-wiches. Yep, they are just what they sound like—replace toast with waffles and you've got a slightly sweet, perfectly crunchy canvas for all sorts of flavors. Chef Rich Smice from Performance Foodservice—Thoms Proestler has a variety of innovative waffle dishes that will make your menu stand out from the masses.

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When You Need Creamy Texture and The Perfect Melt Try Ultimelt

Nachos, cheese fries, beer-cheese dip, cheese grits, mac and cheese… no matter what your signature cheesy recipe is, starting with the right quality cheese and achieving smoothest melt is of utmost importance. That’s why our experts created UltiMelt.

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Delectable Italian Style Desserts for Spring

Summer, Fall and Winter are seasons for fruit pies, but Spring is a season when customer naturally choose lighter flavors.

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Celebrate Lent with American Seafood

Serving seafood during Lent means big money for your business. In fact, several studies have shown that restaurants who offer seafood specials on Fridays during those 40 days can increase seafood sales by up to 20 percent. Since seafood items are already some of your higher dollar menu items, this is a good time to get creative with your menu and see serious results.

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Mardi Gras Menu

Mark your calendar, lose your inhibitions and learn to yell, “Throw me something mister!” Come to New Orleans seeking fun and great food and you will never be disappointed. If you can’t make it this year, throw a party in your restaurant. I’ve got a few classic dishes from the Big Easy so you can make a perfect Mardi Gras menu.

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Spread the Love With Compound Butters

Compound butter is a delectable mixture of unsalted butter with savory or sweet ingredients. It's a simple but sublime way to creatively enhance appetizers, entrées or any special offering.

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Six Chicken Wing Recipes To Spice Up Your Menu

Whether you're getting ready for football or just looking to spice up your menu, we have six fresh wing recipes for you to try on the menu. When making wings, we suggest starting with West Creek Jumbo Wings. Big, plump and juicy every time, these fresh wings always satisfy customers.

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Adding Healthy Foods to the Children's Menu

I can walk into almost any restaurant and guess what’s on the Children’s Menu without even looking and I bet you can too! It is possible to offer some healthy options without chasing away your youngest clients. You can introduce super foods into the menu without being overly obvious.

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Valentine Menu Magic

The real origin of Valentine’s Day is murky. Some say it represents Saint Valentine. However, there are three different martyred saints named Valentine. Some say it began when the Catholic Church wanted to stop a pagan roman festival called Lupercalia.

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Slim Down Your Menu After the Holidays

The holidays are over. Indulgence has been the theme for many of us. That extra serving of pie or stuffing that brought a smile to our face has now caused some of our pants to fit just a little tighter. For many of us, now is the time to look for lighter fare to satisfy our palate. Instead of excitement, most of us dread the thought. We relate eating healthy as a need or even a punishment, not a joy. There is no reason to feel this way! With some creativity and understanding, healthy can be something to be very excited about—dare I say joyous.

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Big Wins for the Big Game

Game day will not be perfect without great food, close friends (old customers), new customers, and the newest tv. For those of us hosting the party, wings, ordinary chips and dip just will not cut it. Serving the same old food is like a fumble on the three yard line instead of scoring the winning touchdown.

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Top Product Releases From 2014

One of the best parts of working with Performance Foodservice is our exclusive product selection. Our experts source the best products and values and bring them back to our customers. In 2014 we launched plenty of products, each of which went through a rigorous testing and tasting process to be a part of one of our brands.Here are a few few of our top releases.

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What You Should Be Serving This Fall

Corporate Chef Ron Warner tells us about the key restaurant trends emerging for fall 2014

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Add Incremental Sales With Pies To Go

Fall Pie Season is the perfect time to increase take-home dessert sales with Desserts To Go, a turnkey program that makes merchandising whole, take-home pies easy and effective. Picking the products you want to use now will ensure you’re ready when the holiday season picks up.

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Raise Brand Awareness With Custom Pizza Boxes

We can help you design a custom pizza box for your business. With a minimum order of 300 boxes, it's easy to put your brand or a seasonal message on your box.

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It’s Game Day—Bring On The Buffet

Games on weekend afternoons and weeknights are not only a chance to root for your favorite team—they’re an easy way to increase profits.

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To Go, Family Style

As kids go back to school, parents are busier than ever. While this means fewer leisurely summer patio meals at restaurants, it also presents an opportunity

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Not Quite The Way Grandma Used To Make It

Known as the “pate of the south,” pimento cheese is showing up in all kinds of dishes and adding a classic flavor in some very modern ways.

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Five Frozen Desserts with Wow Factor

As patrons are looking for unique ways to cool down, why not offer them some Piancone® frozen treats?

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A Filet Mignon in Disguise

The teres major is a tender cut of beef that is starting to gain traction in the foodservice landscape, and for less cost than the pricier tenderloin or filet mignon.

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Put A Splash In Your Summer

This summer, try revving up your drink offerings with these creative twists that are not only easy to implement, but also help to drive up profits!

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Making Friends with French Fries

French Fries are used to the spotlight. Whether served on a plate alone in the purest fashion with just a sprinkle of salt and a side of ketchup, or combined with a variety of other flavors and served as an appetizer to share, French fries are a welcome addition to your menu, and a common order for your customers.

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Spreading the Love with Pesto Sauce

Pesto sauce is capable of many things – first and foremost it’s important to realize that even the smallest dab of this flavorful sauce can transform a dish into something really special. Garlic, basil, and olive oil, what’s not to love? Our Roma line of pesto sauces has a plethora of flavors to keep your dishes fresh and your flavors bold.

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Which Came First, the Carton, or the Egg?

With the resurgence of the popularity of the morning meal, maybe it’s time you rethink one of the biggest parts of your breakfast menu – your egg selection. Have you thought about, say, our West Creek liquid eggs? Our West Creek brand has a large variety of different types of egg products that can save you time in the kitchen, all while assuring you (and your customers) that you are using a safe product that you can rely on day in and day out.

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A Lesson on Flour

Use our Flour 101 Guide to help you learn about the many types of flour, and the best uses and practices for each one. A simple change-up might be just what your bread or cake needs to get it to just the right texture.

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Take a Bite. Hometown Style.

Despite several regional differences in cuisines across the country, there are a few dishes that always have mass appeal, regardless of time of year or location. Whether you’re at the beach in the Carolinas, seeing for yourself whether or not everything is really ‘bigger in Texas’, or gazing in wonder at the expanse of the Pacific, it’s never a bad time to take a bite of a burger.

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Restaurant Trends for Fall 2013

It's Fall...time for sweaters, scarves, hot drinks on cold mornings, and new flavors to incorporate into your menus. Your customers will expect your menu to reflect the new produce, game, and seasonings that denote Fall, so make sure you're living up to their expectations. From Chef Ron Warner himself, here are a few trends coming up for this season.

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Let Your Desserts Work for You

Variety is a beautiful thing. A change in the seasons each year can allow for a change-up to your menu, and we all know that your favorite patrons are always looking for new favorite dishes to interest and inspire their palates. Here are some great ways to market some on-season desserts in your establishment, and hopefully increase your check averages each time a piece of cake or pie sounds too delicious to pass up.

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Appetizers or Small Plates? Can't it be both?

Don't underestimate the appeal of smaller portions.

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And the Bread Winner is… Heritage Ovens

Bread means many things to many people. It is one of the few foods that remain appealing at any type of day, and with almost any meal. So what makes Heritage Ovens bread so special?

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Bacio - Not Just For Pizza!

The secret is out on Bacio cheese. From gourmet Italian appetizers to the creamiest fried cheese wedges, try out these creative uses of Bacio cheese from Chef Anthony Bussiere.

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Mix and Match Your Seafood with the Best Seasonal Sauces

Go beyond just your typical cocktail sauce. Here are some great ideas for pairing seafood and not-so-ordinary sauces to spruce up your appetizer offerings.

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Get Your Soups Off to a Great Start

In the kitchen, soup bases can add a blast of flavor while saving you time.

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Craft a Custom Slider

The formula is simple, but the combinations are endless. Find the perfect mix of products to craft your perfect, custom slider.

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Jazz Up Your Menu with Cheese Plates

Cheese is trending and it is incredibly easy to incorporate into your menu - not to mention, profitable.

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Dressings Are Not Just For Salads...

Learn to utilize the versatility of dressings in every course on your menu. Use these dressings as sauces, marinades and more.

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Morning, noon, or night, nothing says “upscale delicious” like Heritage Ovens croissants.

Croissants are an easy way to update your breakfast and lunch menus. Versatile and delicious, add them to your menu today.

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Path to the Perfect Meatball

Which size? Pre-cooked or raw? With so many options and flavors, how do you decode which meatball is right for you?

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The Deal on Veal

Veal is a fantastic menu item with cuts that range in price to meet any foodservice operations menu price point. Find the perfect cut at the perfect price point to create a profitable new menu item.

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Delight Your Guests with Delicate Branzino

Branzino is one of the most flavorful and delicate tasting fishes a chef can get his or her hands on.

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A Creative New Twist on Uses for Piancone and Roma Pasta

Stuck in a rut when it comes to pasta? Try some of these innovative ideas out on your customers - they are sure to grab some attention on any menu. From Italian Nachos (made from pasta sheets) to Gnocchi for breakfast - we will have you rethinking and repurposing pasta in ways you never thought possible!

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Olive Oil 101: Understanding Olive Oil and its Many Benefits

Embrace the Many Benefits of Olive Oil. Drizzle it on an antipasto. Mix it into a salad dressing. Lightly saute it with garlic and toss it with a pasta dish...the uses of olive oil are endless, and as we all know, delicious. But how much do you really know about this popular oil? Make sure you're well informed of the best olive oils to use in your dishes, and the differences between the many types.

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Vegetarianism: The Challenge of the Kitchen

Navigating the maze of different dietary choices can be challenging, crack the code and be prepared in the kitchen.

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Big Phat Salads & More

Cool off with these unique salad combinations and more - all featuring our unique Piancone Dressings.

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Behind the Scenes with a Dough Ball

Pre-made dough balls can save you hours in prep time every week. Learn the benefits of incorporating frozen dough balls into your daily routine.

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Proven Menu Strategies That Drive Profits

Simple appetizers simply yield profits. Here is how.

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Tools of the Trade: Knives

Take the mystery out of selecting knives - the most important tool in a chef's arsenal.

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The Art of Deep Frying

Deep frying is considered a Dry Heat Method of cooking. It uses heat conduction and natural convection to transfer heat to food submerged in fat. Thus begins that golden brown delight known as deep fried food.

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Beef Tenderoin

Beyond Beef Tenderloin

With the right toppings, French fries can be the star of the show.

Give French Fries the Spotlight

Perfect Pasta for Non-Italian Restaurants

Sweet Encore Pumpkin Cheesecake

Serve Seasonal Sweets

holiday dinner

Holiday Guide

squash soup

Gourdes for Days

Superhero Sprouts

Showcase Squid

Your Menu Needs Pork Belly

Burgers Go Beyond Beef

Don't Forget Pork for a Perfect Burger

Tips for Turkey and Chicken Burgers

Perfecting the Black Bean Burger

Give Seafood a Spot On Your Burger Menu

Mix It Up With a Mushroom Burger

Sauce Up Your Summer

Seafood Summer

Join the Expedition!

Lobster for the Masses

pineapple cake

Delicious Desserts that Capture the Flavors of Summer

Havest Splendor Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Appeal at Every Meal

Sweet Encore Princess Pineapple Cake for Mother

A Prix Fixe Mother's Day

Ice cream with brownie and bacon topping

Fresh Takes on Traditional Flavors

Use Ridgecrest Hot Dogs for your goumet dog.

Teach Your Hot Dog New Tricks

Empire

Calamari Comeback

Spicy sausage nachos

5 Easy Appetizers

Empire

Hush Puppy Seafood

Spicy fried pickles

Pairings Meet Their Match: College Basketball

Shrimp for Lent

Lent Inspiration

Explore the Pretzelbilities

Explore the Pretzelbilities

Seafood for Special Occasions

Instantly Upstyle Your Desserts

Instantly Upstyle Your Desserts

chicken wings and onion rings

Game Day Guide

welsh rarebit

Welsh Rarebit Demystified

Piancone ricotta cheesecake

Piancone Ricotta Cheesecake

Ridgecrest Cooked Beef

Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham, What Will Grace Your Holiday Table?

Christmas in New Orleans

Reveillon Dinners for the Holiday Season

Biscuit

Try a Biscuit Bar at Brunch

Stuffed mushrooms

Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Turning on the Creativity - Just in Time for the Holidays

Caramel candy

Up Your Game With Take Home Caramel Treats

Roma Zeppole with Pumpkin Mascarpone and Caramel

Zeppole With Pumpkin Mascarpone and Salted Caramel

The Easiest Pizza Sauce

Chicken is a fresh and delicious pizza topping.

Fresh Trends for Pizza Month

bar bite flight

Pairing Makes Both Food and Drinks Better

affogato

Espresso, Meet Gelato: The Affogato

Serve Spirit with a Red, White and Blue Cheeseburger

Grilled Produce

If You Grill It They Will Come

Artisan ice cubes add flavor to your menu.

Try Artisan Ice

Mix up your brunch menu with waffle-wiches

Waffle-Wiches for Brunch

ultimelt

When You Need Creamy Texture and The Perfect Melt Try Ultimelt

Delectable Italian Style Desserts for Spring

oysters

Celebrate Lent with American Seafood

Mardi gras gumbo

Mardi Gras Menu

Herb butter

Spread the Love With Compound Butters

Chicken wings

Six Chicken Wing Recipes To Spice Up Your Menu

Blueberry treat

Adding Healthy Foods to the Children's Menu

Valentine

Valentine Menu Magic

Slim Down Your Menu After the Holidays

Bob Marley Burger

Big Wins for the Big Game

Scallops

Top Product Releases From 2014

Kale salad

What You Should Be Serving This Fall

Apple pie is perfect for the holiday season.

Add Incremental Sales With Pies To Go

Pizza in a delivery box.

Raise Brand Awareness With Custom Pizza Boxes

It’s Game Day—Bring On The Buffet

To Go, Family Style

Not Quite The Way Grandma Used To Make It

Five Frozen Desserts with Wow Factor

A Filet Mignon in Disguise

Put A Splash In Your Summer

West Creek French Fries

Making Friends with French Fries

Roma Pesto

Spreading the Love with Pesto Sauce

West Creek Eggs

Which Came First, the Carton, or the Egg?

Flour

A Lesson on Flour

Burger

Take a Bite. Hometown Style.

Trends for Fall 2013

Restaurant Trends for Fall 2013

Let Your Desserts Work for You

Let Your Desserts Work for You

Roma Zucchini Sticks

Appetizers or Small Plates? Can't it be both?

Heritage Ovens

And the Bread Winner is… Heritage Ovens

Bacio Not Just For Pizza

Bacio - Not Just For Pizza!

Mix and Match Your Seafood with the Best Seasonal Sauces

Get Your Soups Off to a Great Start

Craft a Custom Slider

Jazz Up Your Menu with Cheese Plates

Dressings Are Not Just For Salads...

Morning, noon, or night, nothing says “upscale delicious” like Heritage Ovens croissants.

Path to the Perfect Meatball

The Deal on Veal

Branzino

Delight Your Guests with Delicate Branzino

A Creative New Twist on Uses for Piancone and Roma Pasta

Olive Oil 101: Understanding Olive Oil and its Many Benefits

Vegetarianism: The Challenge of the Kitchen

Big Phat Salads & More

Behind the Scenes with a Dough Ball

Proven Menu Strategies That Drive Profits

Tools of the Trade: Knives

The Art of Deep Frying