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STRATEGY | MENU MATTERS

Cheese Makes The Menu

BY ROBIN SCHEMPP | SEPT 1, 2016

It’s comforting, craveable and central to our cuisine. Can cheese get even better?

STRATEGY | CONCEPT TRENDS

The Flavors of Fast Casual

BY KATIE AYOUB | AUG. 1, 2016

What’s making the fast-casual segment pull ahead? Innovation.

STRATEGY | DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

Forever Young

BY KATIE AYOUB | AUG. 14, 2016

Key into the flavor preferences of the hugely influential younger generations.

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

MENU MATTERS

1.The Main Event

How is innovation in other parts of the menu affecting modern entrée development? How are shifting consumer demands impacting the evolution of what an entrée looks like?

DAYPART TRENDS

CONCEPT TRENDS

COMMODITY BOARDS

TECHNIQUE & TECHNOLOGY

RECIPES

Bacon, Maine Lobster and Tomato Sliders
These Maine Lobster sliders combine mayonnaise with more unexpected spices and garnishes like bacon, fennel and Sriracha.
A hearty hash made with cubed Idaho® Potatoes, braised short ribs and eggs. A delicious dish that will really stick to your customers’ ribs.
Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.

GALLERY

FROM OUR FRIENDS

The Pumpkin Blossom Quesadilla from Akhtar Nawab at Alta Calidad reimagines the quesadilla, making it crisper and cleaner
Hispanic-style cheeses from California tap into the continuing popularity of Latin cuisine on menus today. Chefs are showcasing creativity by leveraging Hispanic ingredients in craveable, delicious dishes.
Fresh purées can wow even the most discerning palates. Fruit purées, zests and blends help chefs add precisely the right flavor to a curried ginger peach sauce, instantly transforming Moroccan chicken brochettes into a menu best-seller.
Chef Jamie, Executive Chef at The Culinary Vegetable Institute at The Chef’s Garden, brings new life to fresh potatoes with these eye catching, scrumptious dishes
Five trends Katie Sutton is watching at the National Restaurant Association conference in 2018

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