Manufacturer Spotlight April 2006

Foodservice suppliers provide a look at products designed to make an operator’s job easier.

Bigger than a cherry tomato and smaller than a Roma, vine ripened Campari tomatoes have a great tomato flavor that’s consistent year round. Campari tomatoes are grown without pesticides in greenhouses and are never gassed to speed up ripening. They are available from three growers: BC Hothouse, Eurofresh Farms and Mastronardi Produce.

Customers are crazy about tender, slow-cooked short ribs, and now you can give them more of what they love without the long prep time. Tyson offers Honey Hoisin, Chipotle BBQ and Slow Roasted beef short ribs in 6-inch and 3-inch sizes for all kinds of menu possibilities—from small plates to large.
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No more haphazard jumbles of portion control jams and jellies on tabletops and buffet lines, thanks to Smucker’s branded tabletop caddies and baskets. The acrylic caddies display the packs in sleek, compact stacks; woven baskets add a homey touch while still keeping the preserves neatly organized.  Take advantage of the new online ordering system on the Smucker’s website.

Good news for any operator who pre-portions menu items: every pre-loaded rack of 400 Rack in the Box saddle pack bags includes a disposable cardboard rack, making it easy to set up a work station anywhere. No need to buy, sanitize and store wire racks. The 61⁄2- by 7-in. polyethylene bags are leak-proof, grease-proof and microwavable too. 

Adding splash to your menu’s seafood choices is as simple as turning on the oven. Clear Springs has introduced new Parmesan Crusted Fillets to its Flavor Glazed & Crusted Fillet selection. The fillets are guaranteed boneless and come frozen, ready to bake. Also available in the Splash! Rainbow Trout Line are Lemon Herb Glazed and Pecan Crusted Rainbow Trout Fillets. 

With Uncle Ben’s Spring Rewards Program and Sweepstakes, from March 1 through April 30, each case of qualifying Uncle Ben’s products you purchase will earn you points to redeem for kitchen tools and resources, or a $3 per case rebate. Purchase also enters you in a sweepstakes, eligible to win a $300 Uncle Ben’s MasterCard Reward Card for use in a restaurant of your choice.

Peanuts are getting their due as a great nutritional choice, full of protein, vitamin E, niacin, folate, phosphorus and magnesium, in addition to being cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. Much more than just a kid-approved sandwich ingredient, peanut butter and peanuts add crunch and charisma to salads, stir fries, sauces, desserts and snacks.

See what Globe Food Equipment’s two new slicers can do to fill your kitchen’s production needs. Meet the heavy-duty 3600 Manual Slicer and the medium-duty CG512 Compact Manual Slicer. Both offer stainless food contact areas, a permanently attached knife ring guard and knife cover interlock. If you’re slicing all day every day, the 3600 is ideal for your needs, with a two-year parts, one-year labor and 15-year gear warranty. If you have a limited space or budget, the CG512 can step up to the plate, providing reliable results for kitchens that are slicing for up to 4 hours a day. 

The new lightweight Alexa line from the Homer Laughlin China Company offers a modern and elegant look with its coupe shape and thin, light construction. The line includes 22 functional, stackable pieces. Rounded, square and triangular shapes can be layered for dramatic presentations. A universal saucer design makes a perfect fit for cups, bowls and mugs.

Get reacquainted with an old favorite—Kikkoman’s contemporary Teriyaki Recipe Collection is full of mouthwatering ideas that go way beyond teriyaki chicken. Enjoy such inventive fare as Curry-Yaki Glazed Wahoo, from Chef Peng Looi of Asiatique in Kentucky, Teriyaki Lacquered Shrimp Pizza and more when you order the free Kikkoman Teriyaki Recipe Collection filled with recipes, tips and menu ideas.

Take food from the freezer to plate in minutes with the new Hatco Quick Thaw. The patented technology features a combination of regulated water temperature and pressurized sprayers to produce an innovative rapid thawing device. The wall-mounted, stainless steel unit reduces the thaw time of frozen seafood and meat products or items packaged in vacuum bags.

FlavorSeal Cook-In Bags remain strong, clear and tough through the entire process of cooking, shipping, processing and display. They shrink tighter than any other bag on the market, giving greater yield and providing an attractive product for consumer display. 


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