Transforming your restaurant into a winter wonderland can draw people into the warmth of your building. Instead of being one of many potential stops while people are out and about, you can become the go-to restaurant in your area for people who want to celebrate the season with inspiration from these ideas.
Tips for Creating Greener St. Patrick’s Day MenusMarch 3, 2022
Going green is easier than you might think, and finding creative opportunities for flavor and color in March puts more green on your menu, and in your register!
New food service items from Best Maid, Monin, Rangeline & MoreNovember 17, 2021
This week we’ve added a chocolate chip cookie dough, peppermint syrup, fresh turkey breast and more.
New food service items from Bake Crafters, Zee Zees, Eco Products & MoreOctober 29, 2021
This week we’ve added whole-grain croissants, roasted red pepper hummus, takeout salad bowls and more.
Ham, Spinach & Broccoli QuicheMarch 24, 2021
Greens, eggs and ham! That’s our hamtastic spinach and broccoli quiche. Quiche is, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to transform leftovers into a palatable, profitable work of art.
Open Faced Ham & Egg Sandwich with Poblano DressingMarch 23, 2021
This recipe will help change your perception of what a ham sandwich is, to what a ham sandwich could be. Served open faced and topped with an egg, this Poblano dressed “ham sandwich” hits rockstar flavor levels.
Ham & Brie Stuffed Crepes with Truffle Dressed Spinach & Mushroom SaladMarch 19, 2021
Although easy in preparation, this recipe for Ham & Brie Stuffed Crepes will have your guests wondering “How the heck did they make that?” … It’s that good! Ease, flow and a labor-saving item make this a ham-dunk dish in any culinary operation.
Caramelized Ham & Citrus Dressed Beet SaladMarch 15, 2021
Caramelizing is the process of slowly extracting (cooking low & slow) either natural sugars or sugars that have been added during processing. Many hams have sugars added during the curing process, which makes ham perfectly suitable for caramelizing.
Glazed Ham with Cherries, Ginger Soda & RosemaryMarch 12, 2021
Glazing ham is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to add multi-dimensional flavor to your ham without breaking a sweat. A good glazed ham is a simple, fundamental recipe to have in your arsenal of culinary tricks.
Bake N’ Joy Gingerbread CookiesDecember 10, 2020
It’s that time of year again, grab the icing and gumdrop buttons! Create that old-fashion bake-shop aroma of classic ginger and molasses…
Holiday Staffing Tips for Restaurant OperatorsNovember 12, 2019
For many restaurants, the next few weeks will likely be one of the busiest times of the year. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve operators can rake in the revenue. But with more business, and more people coming through the door, the biggest challenge is always staffing…
Reinvent Your Restaurant’s Thanksgiving LeftoversNovember 28, 2018
Some of the best ingredients for inventive dishes come from the Thanksgiving table. Show your customers that you’re a culinary force during the holidays by highlighting Thanksgiving leftovers.
Spread Some Holiday “Cheers” with Special Food and Beer PairingsNovember 25, 2018
The craft beer selection can be a major draw for customers at casual dining operations. In fact, in just 4 years craft beer has grown 16% on menus compared to domestic and imported beers that are declining. But beer isn’t all guests are looking for. Seventy-one percent want complementary foods that go with those beers.
Restaurant Marketing Ideas for the 12 Days of ChristmasNovember 6, 2018
Christmas marketing isn’t limited to just the immediate holiday but includes your winter menu changes, catering services, increased promotions of cookies, cakes, pies, pastries and side dishes for holiday meals, holiday party bookings and gift card sales. You have a great opportunity to attract new customers, show your chef’s skills in preparing holiday favorites and exotic foods from other countries and cultures, and host special tasting events that attract convivial crowds.
Beef Rib Roast with Chocolate-Port Sauce & Goat Cheese PotatoesDecember 5, 2017
The ultimate special occasion recipe! A classic bone-in Ribeye Roast gets an impressive finishing sauce and kicked up side dish.
2017 Festival of Lights ParadeDecember 4, 2017
Last year we took home a trophy for Best in Show for a corporate entry. This year we said that we were defending our title and we meant it! The 2017 Dennis Paper & Food Service float took home the gold for Best Commercial Entry and Best Overall Entry! An impressive feat, as our float beat out over 80 other entries.
Pistachio-Crusted Beef Rib Roast with Holiday Wine SauceDecember 1, 2017
Is there any carnivore who doesn’t just drool over the rib of beef? We would venture to say-‘Nay Sir’! The rib provides the perfect balance of full bodied flavor that you get off the round, unctous fat like off the chuck, and tenderness from the loin- yes, the rib has it all!
Episode 35 – Happy Thanksgiving!November 21, 2017
This week we’re going unscripted with a reminder about new products, our foodie fact for the week and new developments in “local” social media exposure from Facebook. And a special guest with extensive small business, foodservice experience, joins the podcast to talk about tactics for driving sales during Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
7 Tactics for Restaurant Holiday MarketingNovember 1, 2017
With all the stress that comes during the holidays, customers will be looking for a place to get a great meal that they won’t have to cook for themselves. Here are 7 tactics to try when marketing for your business this holiday season.
Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine SauceNovember 1, 2017
This recipe combines beef short ribs and mushrooms braised in beef stock with red wine to create deep, rich delicious flavors.