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Bowl Movement

Bowl Movement

Mar 22, 2018

It’s not a secret that we’ve been a bit obsessed with noodle bowls lately. In fact, we’ve named it one of our top trends for 2018 and expect the trend to hang on beyond this year. Let us explain.

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.

Bowl Explosion

Bowl Explosion

Mar 05, 2018

Historically, in the United States, bowls were relegated to soup, salad, cereal and pasta dishes. Today, bowl dishes have reached a whole new level. Click to read more!

Noodle Bowl Obsession

Noodle Bowl Obsession

Mar 05, 2018

Asian noodle bowls combine elements of rustic simplicity with complex, rich flavors—making this culinary category one of the most exciting to hit American menus in recent years.

6 Steps for Insight-Driven Menu Innovation

6 Steps for Insight-Driven Menu Innovation

Mar 01, 2018

Introducing a new menu item doesn’t have to be a roll of the dice. With intelligent menu design using a fact-based approach, you can take your menu to new heights.

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.

Umami Bomb

Umami Bomb

Feb 08, 2018

Harness the power of umami to create menu items that are savory, craveable and rich in complex flavor.

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.

The New Version of Healthy

The New Version of Healthy

Jan 24, 2018

Dieting and cutting calories have stepped aside to allow room for a more modern mindset that puts wellness front and center. In essence, the goal is the same, but the language is quite different.

Soup Trending on Today's Menus

Soup Trending on Today's Menus

Jan 17, 2018

Menu items that are the most familiar give us the freedom to introduce exotic spices, trending proteins and global flavors.

2018 Top 10 Trends Overview

2018 Top 10 Trends Overview

Jan 12, 2018

The team at Custom Culinary® is always on the hunt for the next big ideas in foodservice—leveraging our wide array of tools to deliver best-in-class insights. Whether we find inspiration in the kitchen or from the mind of the consumer, it’s all supported with industry research and the products to make your menu stand out from the crowd.

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.