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Dining Trends: Pork Profiling

Pork

Technomic’s “Spotlight on Center of the Plate” report recently revealed that 66% of people who enjoy pork and beef are choosing to eat pork at least once a week! Pork’s unlimited versatility, affinity for seasonal produce pairings, comfort style cooking techniques, and reasonable price point has chefs pouncing on this rare merchandising and margin opportunity. “We sell everything but the ...

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Maines Joins Markon for Annual Chef Summit

Chef Summit

Foodservice chefs across the country stepped out of their kitchens into fields and packing facilities to learn about the produce they use, and collaborate on new ways to integrate produce on menus through Markon Cooperative’s second annual Chef Summit. The Chef Summit, held in Monterey, California, brought together 22 chefs from Markon’s seven foodservice members and foodservice operators, including our ...

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Words of Wisdom from David Chang

David Chang

Known as a “bad-boy” of the culinary industry, David Chang is the owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, unapologetic in both his outlook on food and his big personality. He has been credited with increasing the popularity of modern Asian cuisine through his culinary empire, now numbering five restaurants, several dessert bars, and a cocktail bar. During our Fireside Chat ...

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Local, Organic and Fresh

organic

Many restaurants are incorporating organic, local foods into their menus and enjoying increased sales and positive feedback from customers. Why can’t this happen in your establishment? The most common resistance I hear is, “we’re not that kind of place,” “my customers won’t go for that fancy stuff,” or “local/organic ingredients are too expensive.” I used to say all of those ...

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The Choicest Produce From Farm To Fork

Nothing tastes better than farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Harvested at the peak of the season, produce can be the highlight of an entrée or a delightful stand-alone dish. Maines created Produce Express®, a comprehensive program that works directly with farmers to bring fresh, consistent, high-quality produce directly to restaurants and retailers. Produce Express® fruits and vegetables are expertly harvested at ...

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The Scoop on Seafood Sustainability

seafood sustainability

By definition, seafood sustainability is the ability to indefinitely support a defined volume of harvesting while meeting social and economic demands, without overtaxing environmental resources. The future of the seafood industry depends on the conscious decisions made today by the many seafood consumers it serves, and that includes Maines customers. If a particular type of seafood harvesting isn’t sustainable, that ...

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Should Your Restaurant Be Using Snapchat?

snapchat

Snapchat continues to be one of the fastest growing photo and video sharing apps available today. Snapchat allows users to add captions, drawings and filters to their photos and videos (also known as “snaps”). Unlike other messaging apps, you can only view snaps for a maximum of 10 seconds, and then they are gone for good.   WHAT YOU NEED ...

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