The 2017 Buyer’s Guide—Fast Fixes
Crisp ‘n’ Creamy
Surprise customers with familiar flavors in a new format: These crispy wonton chips are filled with creamy dips. Anchor Chip ‘n’ Dippers are available in Spinach and Artichoke or Loaded Nacho. Put a new spin on classic dishes or serve alongside complementary dipping sauces to leave guests “wonton” more. $0.36 per piece.
Toppers or Tidbits, Take your Pick
A rich blend of Provolone and Asiago cheeses combines with diced portabella mushrooms in a garlic panko shell to create a savory standalone appetizer or the finishing touch atop a salad, burger, or signature dish. Anchor’s Portabella Artisan Cheese Bites taste indulgent, but the price gives operators margin to play. $0.22 per piece.
With food safety top of mind, Rubbermaid Commercial Products has created an uncomplicated solution to prevent cross contamination in the kitchen. The Color-Coded Foodservice system of storage and prep tools comes in seven colors to help staff quickly identify what they’re looking for. The collection inccludes storage containers, lids, high-heat spatulas, tongs, cutting boards, and a cutting-board rack. All products can be cleaned in commercial dishwashers and are built to withstand the rigors of a commercial kitchen. Starter kits range from $233 for a seven-piece cutting board set to $1,881 for the comprehensive 84-piece, seven-color starter set.
Perfect for rustic farm-to-table concepts, gourmet gastropubs, or polished-casual settings, these Galvanized Fry Cups are shabby-chic at its finest. Available in straight-sided, angled, and footed designs, the cups showcase appetizers and sides. Ranging in sizes from 10 to 24 ounces, and priced $7 to $12 each.
Make It a Fry-Day
Whether for a tortilla bowl or a chimichanga, operators can shape the Fry-Ready Tortillas to suit their fancy and drop them in the fryer to reach the preferred color and crispness. Each tortilla will contain a savory, buttery flavor and soft, flaky texture. Menu a Mexican-themed breakfast bowl or create a perfectly sized taquito. Available in 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch tortillas, with a 75-day shelf life. Priced to order.
The Yum! Factor
Boost flavor in dipping sauces, aiolis, spreads, warm and cold salads, sautés, soups, dressings, and more with Minor’s Ready to Flavor products that can be added into hot or cold applications without any additional cooking required. Perfect for operations of all sizes, even those with limited equipment, and for cooks with varying levels of expertise, the flavor-enhancing products are an even bigger hit with diners: According to recent consumer testing conducted by Datassential, crispy appetizers with house-made dipping sauces ranked in the top percentile of all concepts presented to millennials. Priced to order.
Answering the demand for ingredient transparency, Kraft Heinz introduced two lines of premium condiments, sauces, and dressings. The Pure Kraft and Simply Heinz products contain no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, and no high-fructose corn syrup. In addition to classic Tomato Ketchup, the selection includes Honey Mustard, Barbecue Sauce, Mayonnaise, and Yellow Mustard. The Pure Kraft dressings include Farmhouse Ranch, Creamy Balsamic, Country Honey Mustard, Homestyle Blue Cheese, and Asiago Caesar. Priced to order.