Hobart's legendary mixers are now available in 180-lb. and 220-lb. spiral mixers. The mixers combine the action of the spinning dough hook and the rotating bowl, allowing the ingredients to mix faster, limiting oxidation and generating superior quality dough. Two manual or automatic speeds and two programmable timers are available for access, so chefs and bakers can control the process even when they're not personally monitoring it. Visit www.hobartcorp.com for more information.
Rubbermaid has available the industry's first-ever, 100% washable Pelouze 600 and 800 Series line of foodservice scales. Tested for safety and durability, the scales minimize the risk of cross contamination and food borne illness, and the tool-free assembly and absence of loose small parts speed-up the sanitation process to allow for quick cleaning and re-use. QuickStop technology allows for quick and precise readouts. Visit www.rubbermaidfoodservice.com or call 800-347-9800 for more.
Cinnamon's aroma comes specially wrapped in the tender, buttery crumb of Sweet Street's new classic coffee cake. It's studded with deep pockets of gooey cinnamon schmear beneath a crisp topping. The individual portion is perfect for grab-and-go programs. Visit www.sweetstreet.com or call 800-793-3897 for more information.
Baby Bakers from Simplot help operators put a unique twist on a wide range of dishes. Developed as a “baby vegetable,” these miniature, golden potatoes are carefully grown to their small size to deliver premium baked potato flavor, fresh texture and roasted appearance. The potatoes lightly seasoned with roasted garlic and black pepper offer heat-and-serve preparation and no waste. Visit www.simplotfoods.com for more.
Hoshizaki America, Inc. has available the C-100BAE-AD, the only under counter self-contained cubelet machine available on the market. At less than 32” tall, it's designed for installation under standard or ADA height countertops. The stainless steel auger driven unit produces 92 lbs. of chewable, cubelet ice and can store up to 22 lbs of ice. The unit has one water supply connection, one drain connection, and a power cord to plug in allowing for an uncomplicated, simple installation and maintenance. For more information, visit www.hoshizaki.com.
Heeding the call to provide a more efficient and environmentally-friendly reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system, Everpure has introduced the MRS-Envi-RO 600 High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis System. This RO system dramatically reduces water waste and consumes less energy, while providing the highest quality, premium water available, leading to reduced costs and increased efficiency. And its sleek, compact design takes up limited space, which is crucial to those operations without room to spare. Visit www.everpure.com for details.
In an effort to reconcile both eye-pleasing design and superior product construction, Georgia-Pacific Professional, Food Services Solutions offers its line of PerfecTouch cups. The patented heat-shielding outer lining keeps hands comfortable to the touch and eliminates the need for double-cupping or protective sleeves, reducing waste product by up to 50%. The cups come in popular sizes (8, 10, 12, 16, 20 and 24) and designs including Beans, Coffee Dream and Simply White. Visit www.gppro.com for more information.
Sugar Foods Corporation introduces new Stevia in the Raw, an all-natural zero calorie sweetener derived from the leafy green foliage of the stevia plant. A one-gram packet has the same sweetening power as two teaspoons of sugar — without the calories. Reb A, derived from the stevia plant is what gives Stevia in the Raw its sweetness. A natural alternative to refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Call 888-708-2222 or visit www.sugarfoods.com for more.
Robot Coupe's R45T Vertical Cutter-Mixer features a 15 minute digital timer and pulse control for better processing, a transparent lid to ensure visibility during processing, and a new patented blade assembly which can be used as a 2 or 3 blade unit for increased versatility. The stainless steel bowl can be tilted past horizontal for easy removal of the processed product and easy cleaning. Visit www.robotcoupeusa.com or call 800-824-1646 for more.
Made with a proprietary process that locks seasonings into every grain, Uncle Bens Infused Rice is available in 11 varieties such as Roasted Vegetable Pilaf with Whole Grains, Dirty Rice, Cheese Flavor, Saffron Rice, Tomato & Basil Flavor and more, so you can respond to a variety of menu trends. There's no flavor packet, stock or seasonings to add, so you get moist, consistent flavor no matter how much or little you prepare. Every variety offers hot-water steam table prep, so it can be prepared without cooking. Visit www.marsfoodservices.com for more information.
Hersheys Food Service announces the launch of Jolly Rancher Toppings. The toppings have a variety of menu applications, from topping ice cream and desserts, to creating signature slushies and smoothies, sno-cones and kids drinks. Flavors include Blue Raspberry, Watermelon and Green Apple. Visit www.hersheyfoodservice.com or call 877-772-3556 for more.
Shoes For Crews has decided to “Go Green” and change the materials used in all of its shoe boxes and hang-tags. All of the shoe boxes and hang-tags that Shoes for Crews uses are made from recycled materials and will also be recyclable themselves. Shoes For Crews protects over 100,000 locations in the food service, hospitality, industrial, grocery, and healthcare industries from slip and fall accidents. For more information, call 800-218-4770 or visit www.shoesforcrews.com.
Operators building signature burgers count on Fresh California Avocados to add a unique, nutty flavor and smooth, buttery texture to the composition. Distinctive and colorful, fresh California avocados complement a range of ground meat and vegetarian patty options, blend into spicy and savory spreads — like the recipe for Double Guacamole Burger — and stack up with bacon, cheese, onion, tomato and other favorite toppings. Visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice or call 800-370-3782 for recipes and menu ideas.
Satisfy the cravings of any rib lover with Farmland Foodservice Rib-Portion Products with Picture Labels. All the products come in cases with full color pictures and descriptions, which makes finding the right product in inventory a snap. All seven of the rib-portion product styles come in an exact weight ten-pound box, with a single-poly bag that helps keep the product fresh and allows more exact inventory control, keeping food costs down. Visit www.farmlandfoodservice.com for recipes and more.
Lamb Weston offers a new dimension to the popular CrissCuts French fry. New Mini CrissCut Fries feature a smaller diameter with a thinner, crisper cut, and are available in two taste-tempting flavors. Southern Style Recipe features a savory blend of garlic, onion and select herbs. Our famous Stealth coating variety is made with a virtually transparent batter to enhance crispness and holding performance. Call 800-766-7783 or visit www.lambweston.com for more information.
Meet your meal planning systems and requirements by utilizing your entitlement dollars to offer the sandwiches kids love — Smuckers Uncrustables Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The round shape and sealed edges make it the perfect grilled cheese sandwich, without the mess. These tasty sandwiches are available in ovenable pouches to improve hold time and yield a crispier crust. Individually wrapped, simply heat and serve. For more information, visit www.uncrustablesforschools.com.
Phillips Seafood Soups deliver the flavor and texture of scratch-prepared soups with the cost-saving convenience of frozen. Simply heat and serve any soup as an appetizer or entrée or reduce and use as a flavor-packed sauce for pasta dishes. The soups are packed in 4, 4-lb bags for food service and 12, 15-oz. bowls for retail. Visit www.phillipsfoodservice.com or call 888-234-CRAB for information.
The Solo Cup Company has introduced new Bare by Solo plates, bowls and takeout containers made with sugarcane, a renewable material. Sugarcane Dinnerware — ivory-colored plates and bowls — feature a trendy, square design. The sugarcane takeout containers come in a one-piece, hinged clamshell design, and provide an environmentally preferable alternative to polystyrene foam containers. All sugarcane products are compostable in a commercial composting facility and are available nationwide. Visit www.solocup.com for details.
Operators, chefs and seafood aficionados from every segment of the foodservice industry will all want to visit the new Fishery Products International (FPI) website at www.fisheryproducts.com. The new site, created exclusively for the foodservice industry, features the premium portfolio of FPI high quality finfish and shellfish seafood products. The new downloadable promotion section allows operators to get access to the rebates and offers saving operators up to $500 on a wide range of high quality FPI purchases.
Foodservice operations are increasing value to their customers and boosting profit margins for their operations by menuing U.S.A. Rice. At less than 10 cents per serving, rice helps offset the cost of more expensive proteins on the plate and revitalizes leftover ingredients. U.S. rice is an ideal option for balancing food costs and delivering meals that are on-trend, profitable and appeal to customers. For information or recipe ideas, visit www.menurice.com.
New Otis Spunkmeyer Mini Supreme Indulgence cookies are small in size at 0.7 oz., but big on premium inclusions and flavors like Belgian Chocolate Chunk, Raspberry Cheesecake, Rum Raisin Pecan, and Chocolate Paradise. Serve as stand-alone impulse items or command higher price points by incorporating into indulgent desserts. The cookie dough is pre-portioned eliminating the need for thawing, scooping, or mixing. Call 1-888-ASK-OTIS or visit www.spunkmeyer.com for more.
Tyson Food Service introduces Chicken Twists, a fun and tasty new form of chicken that gives operators a new way to add versatility and value to menus. Made from 100% chicken breast meat, the chicken cooks in only two minutes from frozen. Serve pre-sauced or offer guests the opportunity to customize by selecting from a variety of sauce options. Try serving as an alternative to chips in nachos, as a salad or burger topper, or in a wrap. Visit www.tysonfoodservice.com or call 1-800-24-TYSON.
Precision Foods has added the healthier options customers are searching for to the indulgences they love. Especially formulated for Frostline soft serve, Nutri-Packets are mix-in pouches of nutrients to boost brain function, energy and immunity. Use in chocolate or vanilla or in combination with Frostline's popular Flavor Packets, without altering the delicious taste. Call 800-442-5242 or visit us at www.precisionfoods.com.
Looking for a tool to improve patient safety, track patient trays and monitor production flow? Tray InMotion, Computrition's integrated and easy-to-use application enables your staff to efficiently manage the entire patient meal delivery process. A simple tool that utilizes barcode scanners to collect tray status information, Tray InMotion promotes patient safety and satisfaction by ensuring that the right meals are delivered in a timely manner to the right patient. Call 800-222-4488 ext. 250 for more.
Dole's Taste of the Tropics newsletter offers busy operators a fast and colorful review of the latest trends for fruit on the menu, along with quick and easy tips for boosting profitability. To download the latest issue and tap into value-added rebates, product demo videos and operator promotions, visit www.dolefoodservice.com and click on “Promotions” or call 1-800-723-9868.
The Topping Tunnel, the result of a joint collaboration between Server Products and Rich Products, makes it safe and easy to dispense Rich's Whipped Topping. The cone-shaped holder is designed to mount onto a shake machine or wall with the use of a suction cup bracket. Easy-to-use and clean, the dispenser helps alleviate food safety concerns by protecting the bag tip from countertop contamination. For more information, visit www.topping-solutions.com or call 800-558-8722.
Cambro's new pizza dough box offers a great value for storing, transporting, proofing and cooling dough. Made of polypropylene, the box is durable, lightweight and break resistant. Dough will not stick to the surface, and the chemical resistant material is dishwasher safe. The dough box fits on the Camdolly CD1826PDB for easy transport. The cover can also be used as an 18" × 26" tray. For more information, call (714) 848-1555.
For recipe and menu developers, 2009 could be the “Year of the Blueberry” as abundant supplies assure availability and exceptional value. Consumer awareness of the healthfulness of blueberries has boosted per capita consumption annually, and record numbers of blueberry products are now entering the market (last year over 1300 blueberry-containing products were introduced). Real blueberries provide product authenticity, luscious color, and real fruit benefits in a range of products and recipes. Visit www.blueberry.org for menu ideas.
McCain makes it easy to capture the excitement of sweet potatoes with Harvest Splendor Ridge Cut Wedges. Featuring distinctive ridges that enhance crispness, Ridge Cut Wedges deliver longer hold time and exceptional sweet potato flavor. The wedges feature bake-or-fry flexibility, higher yield and better plate coverage, creating a sensational side or a profitable second fry. Call 800-767-7377 or visit www.harvestsplendor.com for more.
Master-Bilt unveiled three new lines of refrigerated merchandisers at NRA 2009: the CGB series curved glass bakery merchandisers, the CGD series curved glass deli merchandisers and the RCT series refrigerated countertop merchandisers. The bakery and deli series have an expansive tempered front glass and minimal frame so the focus is completely on the product inside. The countertop RCT series comes equipped with two full-length lighted wire shelves, which give ample room for showing sandwiches, salads or beverages. Call 800-647-1284, ext. 4236, or visit www.master-bilt.com/products/energy_saver.htm for information.
Seattle's Best Coffee/Starbucks announces that their 10% post-consumer recycled fiber (PCF) hot cups are now available to foodservice operators. Cups are made using recycled materials, which helps reduce the number of virgin trees cut and processed. This innovative, food-safe material helps reduce the company's collective impact on the environment. Visit www.seattlesbestcoffee.com/business for information.
El Monterey introduces a new Breakfast Quesadilla. We wrap fluffy eggs, real cheese and savory sausage inside an oven-baked flour tortilla to make a delicious and satisfying 4-oz. breakfast-on-the-go. Simply heat in the microwave or oven and serve in provided sleeves. For more information visit www.ruizfoodservice.com/welcome or email email@example.com.