Manufacturer Spotlight April 2007

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

A new product from Tampa Maid—Dipt ’n Dusted calamari rings and tentacles—offers a tender bite and clean, fresh taste while eliminating the labor in preparation. The premium calamari fries up in minutes and can be served as an appetizer or platter, accompanied by marinara sauce. 
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The new Electrolux conveyer dishwasher line promotes efficient solutions by using less water and energy than any other machines, while maintaining productivity and ware-washing demands. At maximum capacity, the dish machine only uses 79 gallons of water per hour. This product is ideal for hotels, catering and full-service restaurants. 

Dole Soft Serve is a refreshing, lactose-free treat with big fruit flavor, low fat and zero cholesterol. At only 80 calories and 1⁄2 gram fat per 1⁄2 cup, patrons can enjoy a cool, creamy dessert or snack without guilt. Available in pineapple, orange, strawberry, raspberry and mango, as well as vanilla and chocolate.

Be Friends is introducing four new wines into the United States—two Pinot Noirs and two Chardonnays. Produced by a cooperative of vintners and growers with roots deep in Burgundy, these AOC blended wines have been tailored to suit the tastes of the American market, appealing to a wide range of wine drinkers. Even the labels are friendly, with simple, clear text, tasting notes, food pairings and region information.

Imported directly from Belgium and made with 100% European butter, Belgian Butter Croissants are oven-ready to bake and serve. Treat your customers to authentic flaky pastries without the need of a pastry chef. Available wholesale to the foodservice and bakery industry including restaurants, airlines and cruise lines.

Dawn’s Manual Pot and Pan Detergent boasts longer lasting suds with the product’s same trusted ability to fight grease. The new upgraded Dawn will save you time and money—longer lasting suds reduce sink changeover.

Kona Kampachi, a yellowtail fish used for sushi and sashimi, offers a fresh and buttery flavor with no detectable mercury and abundant omega-3 fatty acids. When cooked, the fish becomes moist and meaty. Provided by Kona Blue, the nation’s leader in eco-friendly aquaculture.

Create the perfect anytime snack with labor-free funnel cakes from J&J Snack Foods. Or try a Funnel Benedict on your breakfast or brunch menu by layering a warmed funnel cake with fried potatoes and two poached eggs and spooning Hollandaise Sauce on top. It’s a quick, easy, hearty creation with help from the Funnel Cake Factory.
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The Uniwall counter system from the SpecFAB Division of Eagle Foodservice Equipment simplifies kitchens and other foodservice installations. The turnkey design integrates retaining wall elements with counters and eliminates potential installation delays that foodservice projects typically face. 

The popular Cumberland Circo table is now available in a cube shape to provide design diversity to a restaurant’s decor. The tables are available in maple, ash, cherry, mahogany, oak, walnut and several other finishes.

Operators who install a Rational SelfCooking Center have free access to Club RATIONAL—a service with a host of benefits. These include an Internet portal for owners and chefs to exchange information, software upgrades, seminars and recipe ideas.

Equal is recognized by millions of Americans as the #1 zero-calorie sweetener. To help operators grow brewed beverage sales, Equal is now offering an informative brochure. For a free copy, call the toll-free number below.

Besa Lighting introduces the Madeiro line of pendant lights and sconces. The glass shades feature the look and feel of wood in three tones—oak, cherry and titan (a neutral gray). They are available in a variety of shapes and styles to suit your restaurant’s design.

The National Turkey Federation has announced the top five recipes for turkey menu ideas from its website, EatTurkey.com. Creamy Turkey Soup, Turkey Vegetable Soup, Blanc Turkey Chili, Turkey Vegetable Lasagna and Bourbon Smoked Turkey Wrap were the most-viewed for the turkey category in 2006. The site has over 800 foodservice-specific recipes available online.
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Adding to their extensive selection of salad dressings, Ken’s Foods has recently introduced an Asian line. The four flavor variations include Thai Peanut, Pan Asian, Sesame Oriental and Mandarin Orange Sesame Ginger. The rising interest in Asian cuisine inspired the creation of these new dressings. In addition to enhancing salads, Ken’s Asian dressings can be served as dipping sauces for spring rolls, lettuce wraps, dim sum and satays or used as marinades and glazes for meats and seafood.

Pan-Sear Selects are 100% crumb free with a delicate texture and rich flavor enhanced by classic herbs and spices. The lightly seasoned fillets offer flexibility and versatility across the menu. The line-up features Roasted Garlic Herb Tilapia, Lemon Pepper Sole and Teriyaki Sesame Salmon.

Burke Corporation, an industry leader in fully cooked meat products, now offers a flat version of its traditional style meatballs. The latest Premoro product is a flavorful blend of quality beef, pork, true Italian seasonings and cheeses, formed into consistently uniform 6-ounce flat meatballs. Easier to handle and quicker to reheat, these meatballs are handy for sandwiches, lasagna and pizza.

Umami is a rich, mouth-filling, meaty flavor sensation found in mushrooms and a few other foods. The Mushroom Council’s white paper, “Umami: If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It,” helps operators incorporate umami in menus. For a free copy, e-mail info@mushroomcouncil.com or call the number below.


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