Manufacturer Spotlight August 2007

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

There’s still time to enter Tabasco’s Hottest Chef Contest and win $10,000 for a Mediterranean-inspired recipe. Visit the Website or call 888-HOT-DASH for entry forms and rules. Entries must be postmarked by August 15. Along with the cash prize, winners get Tabasco merchandise and their recipes featured on the Website. There’s also a student category, awarding $2,500 in cash and merchandise to the winning chef-in-training.

Boursin, the popular creamy French cheese brand, is launching containers of bite-size pieces under the Toppers banner. The convenient product is available in two flavors: Garlic & Fine Herbs and Green & Black Olives. And a limited-time holiday version—Apple, Cranberry & Cinnamon—will be available in October. Use Toppers to enhance stuffings, salads, pizza, hot or cold soups and pasta.

The American Egg Board has developed a tempting selection of Mediterranean dishes for foodservice operators. The recipes, which are compiled in a free booklet, include Mediterranean Tart, Eggs Saltimbocca, Paisano Breakfast Wrap and Mediterranean Egg Salad in Focaccia—something for every daypart. 

Hatco Corporation has introduced two new pop-up toasters constructed of durable stainless steel. They feature extra-wide slots for toasting a variety of bread products, from bagels to waffles.  The TPT-120 has a rounded edge design and toasts up to 220 slices per hour in its four slots, while the TPT-208 is larger and toasts up to 320 slices per hour. Both are well-suited to self-serve buffets, diners, lighter volume restaurants and cafes.

Lipton Tea gets earth-friendly with its new line of Lipton Organic Teas. Available in Black and Green, the organic teas are grown without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. They are 100 percent organic with no additives, preservatives or colorings. Now tea customers can sip the same taste and quality in an organic beverage.


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