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CHEERS, TO TOAST!

CHEERS, TO TOAST!

Sep 04, 2018

One of the hottest trends to hit the menu since sliced bread is…well… sliced bread!

A “Reel” Opportunity to Innovate

A “Reel” Opportunity to Innovate

Aug 06, 2018

Consumers are demonstrating a real affinity for seafood, willing to shell out a premium for quality when dining out. And, they’re hungry for seafood dishes that they wouldn’t necessarily make for themselves at home. But that doesn’t mean your menu items need to be overly complex.

SAVOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

SAVOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

Jul 09, 2018

Expect to see Mediterranean flavors on menus this Summer, as chefs use ingredients from this sunny climate to create healthy and flavorful dishes.

Half of U.S. Diners Just Ate an Asian-Inspired Meal

Half of U.S. Diners Just Ate an Asian-Inspired Meal

Jul 03, 2018

51% of U.S consumers share that their most recent globally-inspired meal was an Asian food, flavor, or restaurant concept and that they're already thinking about their next chance to have this favorite cuisine again.

GLOBAL CONVENIENCE FOODS

GLOBAL CONVENIENCE FOODS

Jun 05, 2018

Exotic global foods have become such a fascination that a simple cup of fruit or a quick service burger doesn’t always do the job.

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!