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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.