Supplier News

  • WESTFIELD, WI – Brakebush is helping quick serve establishments, university eateries, independent restaurants and more compete in the crispy chicken sandwich wars with new Brakebush® Signature Crispy Chicken Fillets, available in Classic and Spicy. These new 5.7 oz fillets are designed to simulate scratch-made, back-of-house quality: First, tender breast meat is cut about 20% thicker than other fillets. Then the breast fillet is tumble-marinated, driving juiciness and flavor throughout the muscle. Finally, each fillet is breaded in flour seasoned with salt, pepper, buttermilk and a... Read More

  • Smithfield, Va. – May 25, 2021 – The U.S. Pizza Team (USPT) is proud to introduce Margherita Italian Meats, a premium cured meat brand serving foodservice operators, as a gold-level sponsor for 2021.  Founded in 2000, the USPT has been bringing competition and excitement to the pizza industry, creating an annual international event that brings together culinary masters and dough tossing phenoms to share their love of pizza making.  “Creating a partnership between the U.S. Pizza Team and Margherita is a natural fit that gives us the opportunity to connect with culinary experts... Read More

  • Smithfield Culinary to donate $10 to national non-profit for each social post using #TheGreatAmericanTakeout. BRENTWOOD, TN – Give yourself an excuse to take a break from the kitchen and help a great cause with the Great American Takeout. On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, your decision to let someone else do the cooking could provide financial support for CORE© (Children of Restaurant Employees), a national non-profit organization that offers financial help to food and beverage employees with children. The Great American Takeout is a national celebration that supports the food and beverage... Read More

  • ​​Whimsical Flavor Combination Offers the “Flavor Escape” Consumers Crave Right Now October 29, 2020 – SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Fruit Products today announced a tropical addition to its Fruit In Hand Original line, Dragon Fruit Mango. Featuring a vivid fuchsia color and tangy sweetness, Dragon Fruit Mango offers foodservice operators the ability to add whimsical dimension and flavor into a variety of beverages, desserts, and savory dishes.​ Oregon Fruit In Hand Original Dragon Fruit Mango blends the tropical acidity of mango with the magenta color and mellow sweetness of dragon fruit... Read More

  • Company based in West Chester, PA, called out for elevating safety to world-class levels by the leading U.S. magazine for environmental, health, and safety-management professionals. WEST CHESTER, PA (Nov. 10, 2020) — Lavazza Professional—part of the Lavazza Group and comprising the FLAVIA® single-serve brewing systems and KLIX® vending systems—has been named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2020 by EHS Today, recognizing its companywide commitment to achieving excellence in its environmental, health, and safety efforts. Lavazza Professional stood out for not only its exceptional levels... Read More

  • Flavor innovator, Girard’s Food Service, has re-crafted six of America’s most popular dressings and vinaigrettes to fit today’s plant-based dining trends. With these industry- first plant-based varieties, restaurants can now offer all their patrons the instantly familiar taste and texture of popular dressings – fully satisfying traditional diners as well as flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies/sensitivities. The six new plant-based flavors include: Caesar Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian Vinaigrette, Chipotle Garlic Aioli Spread and Creamy... Read More

  • Powerplant Ventures, Unovis Asset Management-New Crop Capital and Strauss Group invest in global food tech startup as they crack U.S. plant-based egg market. SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2020 - Following its U.S. launch, Zero Egg, a plant-based egg alternative for foodservice and food manufacturers that tastes, looks, and functions like an ordinary egg, announces that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Powerplant Ventures, and joined by existing investors Unovis Asset Management-New Crop Capital and Strauss Group-The Kitchen Hub. The company will use this funding to grow... Read More

  • Reset the Table is dedicated to providing a supportive, inclusive community for women in the foodservice industry. Our online destination will highlight industry leaders, amplify intersectional women’s issues, provide career advice, and invite women in hospitality to connect and learn from each other. Sexism and racism have created a culture of discrimination and abuse within the foodservice industry. It’s time to raise awareness of these inequities and work together to create real, long-lasting change. Please join Reset the Table and The Food Group as we talk with experts throughout the... Read More

  • The outbreak of Covid-19 last spring brought with it many disruptions and changes—most of them unpleasant—to our daily lives and routines. Among the businesses most adversely-affected by the pandemic’s reach were restaurants, bars, and other eating and drinking establishments. These changes: wearing masks, more frequent and longer hand washings, practicing social distancing, and reducing or eliminating indoor dining, were difficult to accept, but necessary. As we slowly move forward in this New Normal, all industries are finding a renewed emphasis on hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness in... Read More

  •   Smithfield, Va. – September 17, 2020 –Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice organization under Smithfield Foods dedicated to culinary arts and innovation, has opened entries for its Ready. Set. Good2Go! sweepstakes that gives restaurant operators the chance to win a state-of-the-art mobile ordering system.        COVID-19 has impacted all industries, but the foodservice industry may be one of the hardest hit. As a result, restaurant operators have been forced to shift their business models to accommodate customer demand for... Read More