Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: James Patterson
Dialing up new dimensions in craveability with thoughtful attention to flavor nuance
Picture for South of the Border Bush’s® Three Bean Chili
Recipe courtesy of Chef James Patterson
Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Chilaquiles Verdes con Pollo
Recipe courtesy of Chef James Patterson
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Carolina Baked Seafood Dip with Boursin®
Recipe courtesy of Chef James Patterson
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Brian Robertson
Putting flavor inspirations to work in dishes that deliver what customers demand
Picture for Roasted Greek Idaho® Potatoes with Tzatziki, Fried Capers and Dill
Recipe courtesy of Chef Brian Robertson
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Australian Lamb T-Bones with Mint and Chile Crisp Chimichurri
Recipe courtesy of Chef Brian Robertson
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Boursin® Dairy-Free Cheese Spread Crostini with Cannellini Beans, Heirloom Tomatoes and Thyme
Recipe courtesy of Chef Brian Robertson
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Kevin Felice
Crafting nostalgic food memories one bite at a time
Picture for Korean Beef Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Chef Kevin Felice
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Fall Into Honey
Recipe courtesy of Kevin Felice
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for California Cheesy Short Rib Crunch Wrap
Recipe courtesy of Kevin Felice
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Christian Hallowell
Applying a seasonal focus can lift the flavor experience on modern menus
Picture for Soy-Glazed Red Grape Caponata and Butternut Squash
Recipe courtesy of Chef Christian Hallowell
Sponsor: Kikkoman
Picture for Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese Summer Vegetable Tart
Recipe courtesy of Chef Christian Hallowell
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Barilla® Mardi Gras Pasta
Recipe courtesy of Chef Christian Hallowell
Sponsor: Barilla America
Picture for Honey-Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey-Lemon Ricotta and Spicy Hazelnut Granola
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ashfer Bijou
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Ashfer Biju
Applying a deft touch in a bid for modern menu innovation
Picture for Campanelle Pasta with Butternut Squash, Maitake Mushrooms, Sage & Chiles
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ashfer Biju
Sponsor: Barilla America
Picture for Mango & Frisée “Chaat” Salad with Cilantro & Mint Chutney, Kale-Chickpea Chips, Pomegranate Seeds, Chiles
Recipe courtesy of Chef Ashfer Biju
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Thomas Horner
Elevating comfort classics with thoughtful approaches to flavor and presentation
Picture for Ranchero Baked Bean Pie
Recipe courtesy of Chef Thomas Horner
Sponsor: Bush's Beans
Picture for Bone Marrow Duchess Idaho® Potatoes with Braised Beef Cheeks
Recipe courtesy of Chef Thomas Horner
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Tyson Cheesesteak Rotolo di Pasta
Recipe courtesy of Chef Thomas Horner
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Brandon Cook
Playfully weaving imagination, memory and craft to produce a winning flavor narrative
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Dawn McClung
Serving up something for everyone with flavor on the plate and function in the kitchen
Picture for Mango Sushi Roll
Recipe courtesy of Brandon Cook
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Italian Fried
Recipe courtesy of Brandon Cook
Sponsor: Barilla America
Picture for Garlic Shrimp Katsu Slider
Recipe courtesy of Brandon Cook
Sponsor: King’s Hawaiian
Picture for Honey Grapefruit Shrub
Recipe courtesy of Dawn McClung Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Plant-Based
Recipe courtesy of Dawn McClung Sponsor: Kikkoman
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Dustin Hilinski
Inspiring flavor journeys that elicit raves for the crave
Picture for The King Birria-Style Cheeseburger
Recipe courtesy of Dustin Hilinski Sponsor: King’s Hawaiian
Picture for Miso Orecchiette with Garlicky Asian Vegetables and Furikake
Recipe courtesy of Dustin Hillinski
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Fried Mango Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango Dipping Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Dustin Hillinski
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Venecia Willis
Balancing the unexpected with the familiar in flavor, format and function
Picture for Thai Chili Sticky Chicken Scallion Pancake Taco
Recipe courtesy of Venecia Willis
Sponsor: Kikkoman
Picture for Goat Bolognese
Recipe courtesy of Venecia Willis
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Crispy Fried Idaho Potato Stacks
Recipe courtesy of Venecia Willis
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: David Cox
Balancing evolving back-of-house realities with customer expectations for flavor-forward menus
Picture for Ground Pork Banh Mi Sliders
Recipe courtesy of David Cox Sponsor: King’s Hawaiian
Picture for Spicy Black Bean Cakes
Recipe courtesy of David Cox Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Baked Boursin® Artichoke Dip
Recipe courtesy of David Cox Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Rick Petralia
A willingness to break with convention drives successful culinary innovation
Picture for Honey-Miso Salmon with Peruvian Risotto
Recipe courtesy of Chef Rick Petralia
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Molly McGrath
Tuning the volume for a perfect flavor balance that meets the moment
Picture for Vegan Boursin® and Eggplant Lasagna
Recipe courtesy of Chef Molly McGrath
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Shawarma Spiced Flank Steak with Crispy Mushrooms
Recipe courtesy of Chef Molly McGrath
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Daniel Camp
Translating new inspirations into exciting and innovative culinary creations
Picture for North African Bean Stew with Farro and Lentils
Recipe courtesy of Chef Dan Camp
Sponsor: Bush's Best
Picture for Grilled Panela in Roasted Tomato Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Chef Dan Camp
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Mango Mojo Grilled Flounder
Recipe courtesy of Chef Alex Hoefer
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Roasted Aussie Lamb Sandwich with Fontina, Sweet Peppers and Harissa Mayo
Recipe courtesy of Chef Alex Hoefer
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Alex Hoefer
Winning big with a simple, flavor-forward philosophy to recipe development
Picture for Hillshire Farm® Fully Cooked Split Smoked Sausage Kolaches with Roasted Chile and Onion
Recipe courtesy of Chef Alex Hoefer
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Matt Burton
Meeting and exceeding guest expectations with flavor-forward solutions
Picture for Braised Smokey Bacony Garlic Short Rib Slamwich
Recipe courtesy of Chef Matthew Burton
Sponsor: King’s Hawaiian
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jenn Sheppard
Proving that back-of-house efficiencies can deliver elevated flavor builds
Picture for Feta, Tomato and Herb Pasta Bake
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jenn Sheppard
Sponsor: Barilla America
Picture for Sous Vide Ribeye with Texas Ranchero Beans
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jenn Sheppard
Sponsor: Bush's Best
Picture for California Manchego Ice Cream
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jenn Sheppard
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kunefe with Orange Blossom Honey Syrup
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jenn Sheppard
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Ginger Mangonada
Recipe courtesy of Chef Eric Stein
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Eric Stein
Seeking the perfect flavor marriage among ingredients
Picture for Rock Shrimp Cheesecake with Creamy Salsa Verde
Recipe courtesy of Chef Eric Stein
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Honey Teriya-Q Katsu Sando
Recipe courtesy of Chef Eric Stein
Sponsor: Kikkoman
Picture for Hillshire Farm® Fully Cooked Split Smoked Sausage Frittata
Recipe courtesy of Daniel Van Etten Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Autumn Idaho® Potato Croquettes
Recipe courtesy of Daniel Van Etten Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Daniel Van Etten
Small, strategic decisions can deliver big flavor
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Will Eudy & Ben Whittington
Menu magic is found in the alchemy of expectation and innovation
Picture for Crispy Lasagna Chips with ’Nduja Fonduta
Recipe courtesy of Chef Rick Petralia
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Seared Queso Panela Cal-Mex Style Tacos
Recipe courtesy of Chef Rick Petralia
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Schmaltz Roasted Idaho® Potatoes with Crispy Capers and Parsley
Recipe courtesy of Chef Molly McGrath
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Lebanese/Greek Lamb Bowl
Recipe courtesy of Chef Matthew Burton
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Pimento Beer Cheese Fritters
Recipe courtesy of Will Eudy and Ben Whittington
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Good For You Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Recipe courtesy of Chef Matthew Burton
Sponsor: Tyson
Picture for Honey, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
Recipe courtesy of Will Eudy and Ben Whittington
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Spam Loco Moco Hoagie
Recipe courtesy of Will Eudy and Ben Whittington
Sponsor: King's Hawaiian
Picture for Southwest Stuffed Chicken Poblano Peppers
Recipe courtesy of Dawn McClung
Sponsor: Bush's Best
Picture for Tamari Salted Caramel & Smoky Peanut Butter Adult Shake with Tamari Peanut Brittle
Recipe courtesy of Chef Daniel Camp
Sponsor: Kikkoman
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jay Smith
On a mission to deliver memorable, craveable, inimitable flavor experiences
Picture for The Ultimate California Mozzarella Meatball Salad
Created by Chef Jay Smith
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chandon Clenard
Transforming craveable classics with a fresh, contemporary spin
Picture for Taco Fiesta Black Bean Breakfast Bowl recipe
Courtesy of Chef Chandon Clenard
Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Mac and Cheese with Turmeric and Roasted Cauliflower
Created by Chef Chandon Clenard
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jonathan Buckholz
Allowing humble ingredients to burst into flavorful song
Picture for Honey, Herb Goat Cheese & Walnut Crostini
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jonathan Buckholz Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Spicy Price*s® Pimiento Cheese Breakfast Biscuit
Recipe courtesy of Chef Jonathan Buckholz Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Australian Goat Bulgogi Tacos
Courtesy of Chef Jessica Tomlinson
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Warm Idaho® Potato Chorizo Salad
Created by Chef Jessica Tomlinson
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Jessica Tomlinson
Celebrating the art of the surprise with unexpected ingredients
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Greg Basalla
Leveraging the powerful effects of gentle flavor twists
Picture for Smoky Seafood Barilla Pasta Salad
Courtesy of Chef Greg Basalla Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for California-Style Chile Rellenos con Chilaquiles
Courtesy of Chef Greg Basalla Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Wood-Fired Beef Pide
Courtesy of Chef Greg Basalla Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Brandon Hudson
Understanding the flavor sophistication found in thoughtful simplicity
Picture for Aussie Beef Tartare with Kimchi
Courtesy of Chef Brandon Hudson
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Honey Roasted Carrots with Ras el Hanout
Courtesy of Chef Brandon Hudson
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Idaho® Red Potato Salad with White Anchovy Dressing
Created by Chef Brandon Hudson
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Alex Sadowsky
Creating next-gen transformations of familiar favorites
Picture for Smoked Watermelon Salad
Courtesy of Chef Alex Sadowsky
Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board
Picture for Cheesy Cal-Mex Spinach and Artichoke Enchiladas
Courtesy of Chef Alex Sadowsky
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Merkts Beer Cheese Nachos
Courtesy of Chef Alex Sadowsky
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Barb Colucci
Finding flavor and favor in the culinary construction zone
Picture for Honey-Lemon Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Panzanella-Style Salad
Courtesy of Chef Barb Colucci Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Taco Fiesta Black Bean Breakfast Torta
Courtesy of Chef Barb Colucci Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Tyson Pulled Chicken Long Rice
Created by Chef David Viviano
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Handheld Barilla Pasta Frittata
Created by Chef David Viviano
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Watermelon Poke Bowl
Created by Chef David Viviano
Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: David Viviano
Creating thrilling flavor experiences by drawing from a well of personal experiences
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jeff Mann
Serving a muse that demands new bold flavor takes on traditional dishes
Picture for Idaho® Potato Braised Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie
Created by Chef Jeff Mann
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Smashed Ranchero Beans & Veggie Torta
Courtesy of Chef Jeff Mann Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jennifer Etzkin OBrien
Mining the flavor complexity found within humble ingredients and classic techniques
Picture for Aussie Lamb Tinga Tostada
Courtesy of Chef Jennifer Etzkin OBrien Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Tyson Foodservice: Roasted Chicken Farro Salad
Courtesy of Chef Jennifer Etzkin OBrien Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Roasted Vegetables with Dairy Free Boursin® Crema
Courtesy of Chef Jennifer Etzkin OBrien Sponsor: Bel Brands
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jeffrey Quasha
Global inspirations lead to inventive flavor builds that surprise and delight.
Picture for Indian Spiced Baked Beans Dal
Courtesy of Chef Jeffrey Quasha Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Barilla Cellentani Huevos Diablos with Sambal
Created by Chef Jeffrey Quasha
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Bob Gallagher
Two recipes that nail craveability and comfort while demonstrating beautiful flavor touches.
Picture for Seared Aussie Lamb & Moroccan Spiced Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Courtesy of Chef Bob Gallagher Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for California Cheesy Yucatán Poutine
Created by Chef Bob Gallagher Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Amy Smith
Lively flavor play makes salads trend-forward and memorable
Picture for Arugula Salad with Crispy Boursin® Bites
Created by Chef Amy Smith
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Chile-Lime Watermelon Salad with Queso Fresco
Created by Chef Amy Smith
Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Dave Woolley
Telling bold flavor stories gives menus a sharper competitive edge
Picture for Mole-Style Beans with Shredded Chicken Tacos
Courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Burnt Honey-Lime Cauliflower Tacos
Created by Chef Dave Woolley
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Chimayo Chile Grassfed Australian Beef with New Mexico Farmhouse Salad
Courtesy of Chef Dave Woolley Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Duck Fat Crisped Idaho® Fingerlings
Created by Chef Dave Woolley Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Grilled Cheese With Boursin®, Apples & Fig Jam
Created by Chef Jeremy Lett
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Barilla Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette
Created by Chef Jeremy Lett
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Tyson Foodservice: Spanish Omelette with Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage
Created by Chef Jeremy Lett
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Jeremy Lett
Landing on unique dishes that carry broad appeal stems from an intuitive understanding of what drives the guest connection
Picture for California Queso Patacones
Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Thrice-Baked Cheesy Idaho® Potatoes
Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Tyson Foodservice: Chorizo Birria Stacked Tacos
Created by Chef Mary Grace Viado
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Mary Grace Viado
Chef Mary Grace Viado showcases creative comfort while building in clever menu versatility.
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Justin Fields
Nuance marks the flavor approach to each of these builds.
Picture for Wildflower Honey-Turmeric Greek Yogurt Dip
Created by Chef Justin Fields
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Smoky Mezcal Watermelon Mojito Recipe
Created by Chef Justin Fields
Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Picture for Chiles Rellenos Stuffed with California Queso Fresco and Elote Recipe
Created by Chef Justin Fields
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Quinn Adkins
A mindful yet playful approach to flavor building yields creative and compelling menu items
Picture for Honey-infused “Super Muesli” recipe
Courtesy of Chef Quinn Adkins Sponsor: National Honey Board
Picture for Herb-roasted Aussie Leg of Lamb with Hazelnut Demi-glace recipe
Courtesy of Chef Quinn Adkins Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Spinach and Kale Salad with Baked Bean “Caviar” recipe
Courtesy of Chef Quinn Adkins Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Tyson Foodservice: Pulled Chicken On Southwest Stacked Salad
Created by Chef Pam Smith
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Crispy Prosciutto Watermelon Poppers
Created by Chef Pam Smith
Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Picture for Toasted Orzo Salad with Citrus-Seared Salmon
Created by Chef Pam Smith
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Pam Smith
A strategic use of flavor building and cooking techniques promises craveability
Picture for Idaho® Potato Bialys with Tomato Chutney
Created by Chef Brad Kent
Sponsor: Idaho Potato Commission
Picture for Boursin® Bagel Bites
Created by Chef Brad Kent
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Brad Kent
A strategic use of soft textures ensures a comfort-centric build
Picture for Indian Spiced Baked Beans Dal
Created by Chef Jeffrey Quasha Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Cheesy Cal-Mex Spinach & Artichoke Enchiladas
Created by Chef Alex Sadowsky Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Idaho® Potato Braised Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie
Created by Chef Jeff Mann Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Australian Grassfed Beef Tartare with Kimchi and Furikake
Created by Chef Brandon Hudson Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Tyson Pulled Chicken Long Rice
Created by Chef David Viviano
Sponsor: Tyson Foodservice
Picture for Smoky Watermelon and Carnitas Tacos
Created by Chef Jay Smith Sponsor: National Watermelon Promotion Board
Picture for Toasted Orzo with Citrus-Seared Salmon
Created by Pam Smith, RD Sponsor: Barilla America
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Renate DeGeorge
Hearty, satisfying builds stand out with clever flavor play
Picture for Loaded Baked Potato Gratin
Created by Renate DeGeorge
Sponsor: Potatoes USA
Picture for Boursin® BLT on Brioche
Created by Chef Renate DeGeorge
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Chicken-Fried Aussie Steak Breakfast Bowl
Created by Renate DeGeorge
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: James Musser
Taking ingredients in unexpected directions leads to sublime discovery
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Michael Israel
Touchpoints of the familiar come through in these three recipes
Picture for Boursin® Garlic & Herb Cheesecake
Created by Chef James Musser, Copeland’s New Orleans
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for California Walnut Parmesan Chicken
Created by Chef James Musser, Copeland’s New Orleans
Sponsor: California Walnuts
Picture for Grilled California Avocado Ssam
Created by Chef Michael Israel, The Cheesecake Factory
Sponsor: California Avocado Commission
Picture for California Cheese Khachapuri
Created by Chef Michael Israel, The Cheesecake Factory
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Barilla “Carbonara” Orzo Pasta Salad
Created by Chef Michael Israel, The Cheesecake Factory
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Jamie Carawan
Plant-based additions enhance recipe development
Picture for Smoky Blueberry Bourbon Chutney and “Big Thicket” Double Bone Pork Chop
Created by Jamie Carawan
Sponsor: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Picture for California Walnut Chile en Nogada
Created by Jamie Carawan
Sponsor: California Walnuts
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Farley Kaiser
Evocative flavors turn comfort-centric and adventurous builds into stars
Picture for Indonesian Spicy Mango Pork Skewers
Created by Farley Kaiser
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Hatch Green Chile and Bush’s Hominy Gratin
Created by Farley Kaiser Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Grilled California Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Minted Mojo Vinaigrette
Created by Jeff Hanak
Sponsor: California Avocado Commission
Picture for Open-Faced Beer & Cola Braised Aussie Beef Sandwich
Created by Jeff Hanak
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jeffrey Hanak
Bold flavors carry both light and hearty dishes
Picture for Portuguese Chorizo, Kale, and Bean Soup
Created by Matt Harding Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Idaho® Potato and Crab Hash with Poached Eggs
Created by Matt Harding
Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Matt Harding
Offering comfort while still serving up menu excitement
Picture for Grilled Red Snapper Fillet with Mango-Sriracha Butter
Created by Pascal Beaute
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Potato Croquettes
Created by Pascal Beaute
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Upcycled Vegetarian “Meatloaf” with Barilla Penne
Created by Pascal Beaute
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Pascal Beaute
Classic techniques with modern touches bring home memorable flavors
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Joe Natoli
Comforting indulgence with a sense of place
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Michael Slavin
Thoughtful approaches to the mash-up create modern, craveable flavor combinations
Picture for Idaho® Potato Gnocchi
Created by Joe Natoli
Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Blazin’ Blueberry Glazed Wings
Created by Joe Natoli
Sponsor: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Chef Keith Brunell
Two recipes that offer signature spins on beloved builds
Picture for Crispy Waffle Fries Poutine with Spicy Cheese Sauce
Created by Keith Brunell
Sponsor: Potatoes USA
Picture for California Avocado & Miso Ginger Soba Noodles
Created by Keith Brunell
Sponsor: California Avocado Commission
Picture for Cast Iron Aussie Lamb Dirty Rice
Created by Michael Slavin
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for California Farmstead Tea Sandwiches
Created by Michael Slavin
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Olivier Gaupin
Assertive global flavors rounded out by softer tones from familiar ingredients
Picture for Open-faced Roasted Turkey Meatball Sandwich on Grilled Sourdough
Created by Olivier Gaupin
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Buttermilk Fried Chicken Nuggets with Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Created by Olivier Gaupin
Sponsor: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Picture for Open Fire Grilled Pork & Mango Churrasco Style
Created by Olivier Gaupin
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Nate Weir
Three recipes that highlight flavor versatility and menu adaptability
Picture for Barilla Spring Campanelle with Greens and Pistachio Gremolata
Created by Nate Weir
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Authentic Haitian Rice & Beans with Red Bean Sauce
Created by Nate Weir Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Black Pepper Boursin® & Charred Eggplant Dip with Rye Crackers
Created by Nate Weir
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Paul Muller
Flavorful menu development that looks for inspiration close to home.
Picture for Warm German Idaho® Potato Salad with Smoked Brisket
Created by Paul Muller
Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Flash-Fried California Avocados with Denver Poppers
Created by Paul Muller
Sponsor: California Avocado Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Grant Morgan
High impact flavor needs the right supporting players
Picture for The G.O.A.T. Taco
Created by Grant Morgan
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Inside Out Grilled Cheese California Club Sandwich
Created by Grant Morgan
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Brown Butter Potato Gnocchi
Created by Grant Morgan
Sponsor: Potatoes USA
Picture for Caribbean-Style Potato-Coconut Curry
Created by Aaron Brooks
Sponsor: Potatoes USA
Picture for Blueberry and Cucumber Gazpacho
Created by Aaron Brooks
Sponsor: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Aaron Brooks
Offering familiar ingredients in surprising, flavor-forward applications
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: David Stadtmiller
Building crave in a comfort classic, a bright summer dish and a modern entrée
Picture for Barilla Classic Shells Bolognese
Created by David Stadtmiller
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Pan-Seared California Walnut Cajun Risotto Cakes
Created by David Stadtmiller
Sponsor: California Walnuts
Picture for Pan-Seared Cod with Mango Strawberry Pico de Gallo
Created by David Stadtmiller
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Blended Burger Torchon with Black-Eyed Pea & Cannellini Bean Salad
Created by Ian Ramirez Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Blueberry Elotes Esquites Salad
Created by Ian Ramirez Sponsor: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Ian Ramirez
Playing with formats and adding unexpected flavor touches reveals new ideas
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jason Knoll
Thoughtful flavor combinations give breakfast, all-day and brunch a lift
Picture for Creole Crawfish Lasagna “Benedict”
Created by Jason Knoll
Sponsor: Barilla
Picture for Honey Glazed California Walnuts Superfood Power Bowl
Created by Jason Knoll
Sponsor: California Walnuts
Picture for Steakhouse Idaho Potato and Lobster Hash
Created by Jason Knoll
Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Jeffrey Meyer
Creative texture play takes favorites in exciting directions
Picture for 3-Way California Avo-Tacos
Created by Jeffrey Meyer and his daughter Madison
Sponsor: California Avocado Commission
Picture for Sicilian Mac & Cheese With Panko Togarashi Chicken
Created by Jeffrey Meyer and his daughter Madison
Sponsor: California Milk Advisory Board
Picture for Down Under BBQ Sandwich with Aussie Lamb
Created by Stephen Toevs
Sponsor: True Aussie Beef & Lamb
Picture for Plant-Forward California Walnuts and Beet Tartare
Created by Stephen Toevs
Sponsor: California Walnuts
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Stephen Toevs
Strategic flavor development ensures menu hits with both plant-forward and meat-centric items
Picture for Whipped Potato and Feta Dip with Potato Crackers
Created by Tamra Scroggins
Sponsor: Potatoes USA
Picture for Bush’s Blended Kofta with Cannellini Bean and Tomato Salad
Created by Tamra Scroggins
Sponsor: Bush’s Best
Picture for Deep Fried Green Mango Spears with Tamari Sesame Dipping Sauce
Created by Tamra Scroggins
Sponsor: National Mango Board
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Tamra Scroggins
Three creations showcase a modern American mash-up theme
Picture for Crisp Idaho® Potato Steak with Peppercorn Gravy
Created by Steven Sturm
Sponsor: Idaho® Potato Commission
Picture for Boursin Black Pepper Beignets with Honey-Chile Glaze
Created by Steven Sturm
Sponsor: Bel Brands USA
Picture for Kitchen Collaborative: Steven Sturm
Two recipes that nail craveability and comfort while demonstrating beautiful flavor touches.
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