Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development
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
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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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