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Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

May 08, 2018

Carnival cuisine is the perfect way to boost sales by adding great flavor combinations and creative plating vessels that will surely bring groups of people together.

Low Country Jambalaya

Low Country Jambalaya

Apr 09, 2018

"It is said that Cajun food on New Year’s Day brings good luck. I always try to start out the New Year with jambalaya as part of the menu. I can use all the luck I can get!" Chef Mike Speranza

Why Sauces Matter in Menu Development

Why Sauces Matter in Menu Development

Mar 14, 2018

Familiar sauces, especially those rooted in favorite cuisines, give us a foundation for introducing new flavor profiles and ingredients that diners may not have chosen if they stood alone.

The Flavor of Chipotle is Still Growing

The Flavor of Chipotle is Still Growing

Feb 22, 2018

It wasn’t too long ago that chipotle, a dried and smoked red chili, made an appearance on top trends lists. Now, from entrees, to snacks, to beverages, chipotle is ubiquitous.

The Growing Potential of Ponzu

The Growing Potential of Ponzu

Feb 14, 2018

Growing in popularity, expanding across menu types and as versatile as the most impactful ingredients that have come before it, we believe Ponzu has staying power.

The Fifth Taste

The Fifth Taste

Feb 05, 2018

Many of the products that Custom Culinary® has available in our branded portfolio provide simple operational solutions for adding a ton umami flavor to dishes. Click to read more!

Umami Completes the Plate

Umami Completes the Plate

Feb 02, 2018

While only 28% of consumers claim to know umami, according to Datassential, we would bet that 100% would miss the flavor profile if it wasn’t already part of their favorite meals.

2018: A Year Primed for Big Flavor

2018: A Year Primed for Big Flavor

Jan 03, 2018

2018 trends point to a deeper exploration of flavor-rich ingredients, cuisines and spices. We have the opportunity to deliver with authentic flavors, bold sauces and dependable bases.

Holiday Bar Bites

Holiday Bar Bites

Dec 20, 2017

It's time for holiday appetizers! Click for recipe inspiration specific to holiday bar bites!

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Dec 18, 2017

Click to review our 2017 trends and take a sneak peak at our upcoming trends for 2018!

Comfort Foods

Comfort Foods

Dec 06, 2017

The weather is getting chilly! Click for comfort food recipes from Custom Culinary®!

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Nov 16, 2017

Turkey is always the star at Thanksgiving, but we are featuring Thanksgiving side dishes that will be sure to steal some of the spotlight!

Craft + Cocktail + Cuisine

Craft + Cocktail + Cuisine

Nov 03, 2017

As the holiday season is upon us, we could think of no bigger or more appropriate food trend to highlight than those that involve wines, spirits, beers and cordials. Click to read more!

World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day

Oct 26, 2017

Do you know how many different pasta shapes there are? Click to find out! We also share some great pasta recipes from Custom Culinary®!

Expedition: South America

Expedition: South America

Oct 03, 2017

We often talk about how the United States is the great melting pot of cultures. One could say the same about the cuisine of South America. Various cultures and cuisines have all played a part in influencing the food of this diverse continent. Click link to read more!

National Honey Month

National Honey Month

Sep 28, 2017

September is National Honey Month! Click to read about our culinary creations using honey!

Oktoberfest USA

Oktoberfest USA

Sep 21, 2017

Oktoberfest is here! Click to read some of the Custom Culinary® recipes that feature beer and how Chicago local breweries are aiming to offer more authentic German-style amber ale!

Farmer's Market Peaches

Farmer's Market Peaches

Aug 28, 2017

August is National Peach Month. Click the link for peach recipe ideas beyond desserts!

Hot Austin

Hot Austin

Aug 17, 2017

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is this Sunday, August 20th. Founded in 1990, it has evolved into the largest family friendly competition of its kind - an estimated 10,000 people attend!

Chicken Sandwich LTO's

Chicken Sandwich LTO's

Aug 10, 2017

Summer is a perfect time to feature healthy and fresh items as LTOs to test for future menu permanency.

Soup-er Nourishing

Soup-er Nourishing

Aug 04, 2017

Comfort food to each of us is different. Whatever brings you back to your childhood, home life, culture and upbringing becomes your comfort food. One of the most compelling comfort foods, and one that touches to some extent everyone, is a hot bowl of wholesome and nourishing soup.

Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise

Jul 17, 2017

Crème Anglaise is French for “English Cream,” a classic light custard dessert sauce. Click to read how Custom Culinary® can help you add Crème Anglaise to your signature dishes!

Tropical Asian Heats Up!

Tropical Asian Heats Up!

Jul 06, 2017

America is the true melting pot. In today’s food world, we have access to almost any flavor or ethnically driven delight we desire. Increased global travel, the Food Network Effect and the shear diversity of our population have all played a part in this celebration of global foods, ingredients and flavors.

Fast Casual Lobster Rolls

Fast Casual Lobster Rolls

Jun 23, 2017

Summer is a great time to eat lobster! Click to read about places that serve great lobster while also giving back to their community.

Ketchups with a Kick

Ketchups with a Kick

Jun 15, 2017

Ketchup is an ingredient used across menus worldwide. Click to read how you can innovative this universal ingredient!

Socially Responsible Falafel

Socially Responsible Falafel

Jun 08, 2017

Monday, June 12th is International Falafel Day. Falafels are gaining popularity on America’s menus since they are a meatless option for veg-centric diners.

Regional American BBQ

Regional American BBQ

Jun 02, 2017

All in all, Americans as a whole are pretty savvy and passionate about food and dining, specifically around Regional American BBQ.

Sriracha 2.0

Sriracha 2.0

May 25, 2017

Menu innovators are currently asking, “What will be the next Sriracha (a.k.a. Sriracha 2.0)?”