Case Study: Pico de Gallo
The secret sauce in a successful cross-utilization tactic is using the SKU across the menu without triggering flavor fatigue. Pico de gallo offers a great case study in how to leverage a high-impact ingredient without making it look like you’re cleaning out the pantry.
We use pico in our tacos, and we also garnish our green chile soup with it. It doesn’t feel like the same product as it’s used in an entirely different context. And we still get that pop of fresh, big flavor that we want in each application.
Jamie Carawan, VP of Food and Beverage Innovation, Twin Peaks
Pico de gallo is a topping on a number of our tacos, but we also cross-utilize it by blending it into our summer gazpacho. There’s a familiarity of flavor, which is great, but not the exact same experience.
Rob Corliss, Executive Chef, Sheridan’s Unforked and Founder, All Things Epicurean