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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Celebrating Mother’s Day with Family Recipes

By | Baking, Breads, Desserts, Meats, Snack Foods, Vegan, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the incredible women who’ve shaped our lives, and what better way to honor them than through the universal language of food? At What Chefs Want, we’re paying tribute not just to our mothers, but to the cherished recipes they’ve passed down through generations—dishes that have brought comfort, joy, and togetherness to family tables.

Our team has lovingly compiled a collection of their own mothers’ and grandmothers’ recipes, each one filled with the flavors and memories that make this day so special. From heartwarming soups to decadent desserts, these recipes are more than just meals; they are a testament to the love and care that mothers around the world pour into their cooking. Join us as we share these personal culinary treasures, celebrating the wonderful women behind them.

Rita’s Excellent Carrot Cake

Submitted by Zach J., Managing Partner, Colorado

  • #20492 – Carrots
  • #93209 – Pure Vanilla Extract
  • #15065 – Crushed Pineapple in Natural Juice
  • #91160 – Cream Cheese

Lynn’s Chicken Salad

Submitted by Sarah R., Chief Marketing Officer

“Mom always made plenty of this to ensure there were leftovers! We’d happily and quickly eat it for days. It was quick and easy for her to make and for us to enjoy for several meals thereafter.”

  • #97794 – Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • #90468 – Large Baked Croissants – Ghyslain
  • #20231 – Bibb Lettuce
  • #97379 – Apple Cider Vinegar

Nonnie’s Sun Pickles

Submitted by Sarah B., Marketing

“Pickles have been at the center of so many fond memories: from popping open a jar with my mom to snack on in the middle of a busy day, to making pickles surrounded by the ladies in my family. Pictured here is my sweet Grandma, affectionately known by the kids as Nonnie, passing down her pickle making wisdom to my oldest daughter.”

  • #20052 – Pickling cucumbers
  • #40008 – Fresh Dill
  • #70121 – Peeled Garlic

Maureen’s Cinnamon Pecan Yeast Rolls

Submitted by Lauren C., Inside Sales

My mother remembers the mornings of chaos watching her mother try to keep order as her three rambunctious brothers wrestled in the kitchen and my mother and her older sister’s eagerness to learn the process from their mother. Her mother would be shouting, “No running and wrestling in my kitchen, take it elsewhere” and most importantly “Close the garage door, can’t have any cold drafts as the yeast won’t rise”! To say the least, her blood pressure was on the rise!  After each step of the process and seeing the ending results, my mother remembers it being all well worth it! My mother carries all of these same feelings and memories, knowing that her mom and sister are present with her (even though they are no longer with us) gets her through this every time year after year.”

  • #95322 – Pecans – pieces
  • #98370 – Yeast – active dry
  • #97025 – Cinnamon – ground
  • #99317 – Sugar – granulated

Sandy’s / Good Enough to Eat Vegetarian Chili

Submitted by Anna H., Program Director, Local Foods

“Good Enough to Eat is a wonderful restaurant in New York City’s upper West Side where my mom’s brother decamped to as a longtime server when he left Cincinnati as an aspiring actor. Via this cookbook and a few visits there, a NYC restaurant’s family-style meals merged with our favorites, too. The veggie chili is a special one that my mom makes, and it really benefits from frying the spices first. It is absolutely perfect for local summer veg, so it’s perfect for my family’s continuing history of merging farming and restaurant life together.”

  • #20058 – Eggplant
  • #20601 – Yellow Squash
  • #20803 – Red Bell Pepper
  • #20801 – Green Bell Pepper
  • #70015 – Red Onion – Diced
  • #31757 – Smoked Paprika Flakes – Sweet

Elaine’s French Onion Soup

Submitted by Lauren K, Marketing

“My Grandy made the absolutely most amazing French onion soup and it is one of the very few recipes that we have left after she died. I have memories of my sister and I in my kitchen, tears running down our cheeks, slaving over slicing those onions as thinly as possible to make Grandy proud.”

  • #70001 – Yellow onions
  • #96103 – Beef base
  • #95212 – Dijon mustard
  • #91275 – Swiss cheese

Cheryl’s Cranberry Caramel Date Bars

Submitted by Amy R., Sales, Colorado

“Cheryl sends my wife and I these Caramel bars every Christmas and they are by far, the thing I look forward to most during the holiday season!”

Dee’s Spicy Chicken Tomato & Garlic Soup

Submitted by Megan D., Marketing

“My mom always made this soup any time someone in our family was sick and swore by its healing abilities. To this day, any time I have a cold, all I want is this soup!”

  • #31674 – Chicken stock
  • #00923 – Chicken thighs
  • #97032 – Cumin
  • #99203 – Lime juice

*All products may not be available in each region. Please check the app or reach out to your customer advocate for availability.

Talk Derby {menu} to Me: Celebrating Derby Tradition and Taste

By | Appetizers, Beef, Breads, Chocolate, Dairy, Desserts, Gourmet, Paper / To-Go, Seafood, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

What Chefs Want, founded and headquartered in Kentucky is proud to support Derby traditions for over 27 years! The Kentucky Derby is near and dear to us, but we believe the traditions and tastes of the Derby expand well beyond just the Kentucky borders. This year, whether you are jockeying for position among best Derby menu features or just want to celebrate from afar, our handpicked selections and ingredients are sure to impress your guests with a taste of true Kentucky spirit.

As Louisville gears up for the Kentucky Derby, the city comes alive with excitement and anticipation. Known not only for its fast horses but also for its distinctive culinary culture, the Kentucky Derby offers a perfect opportunity to showcase flavors and traditions. At What Chefs Want, headquartered right in the heart of Derby activities, we’re dedicated to providing chefs with high-quality, ingredients that reflect the rich heritage of this historic event.

Keep your eyes peeled for our BOLD RED ingredients. These are ingredients from Kentucky producers and vendors to showcase even more Kentucky tradition.

And They’re Off – Starters

Bourbon-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Kick off the Derby festivities with these sweet and smoky skewers. The bourbon smoked sugar gives the shrimp a unique Kentucky twist, perfect for setting the culinary mood.

  • Shrimp – Mariblu 13/15 PDT/ON 5/2LB – 33189
  • Sugar – Bourbon Smoked 13oz Jar – 97222
  • Skewers – bamboo pick paddle 7″ – 98114

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

This miniature version of the classic Kentucky Hot Brown is a must for any Derby menu. These sliders feature juicy turkey and crispy bacon topped with a rich Swiss cheese sauce, all nestled in a soft brioche bun.

  • Turkey – Fischer farms Boneless, Skinless, Raw, Whole 4-5 CT – 33919
  • Bacon – Broadbent sliced KY – 5 lb pk – 95032
  • Tomatoes – heirloom 10 lb cs – 50014
  • Slider Buns – brioche 160/1.4 OZ – 90720
  • Swiss Cheese – shredded 10 lb bag – 91277

Kentucky Lamb Sliders with Mint Sauce

Offer your guests a taste of Kentucky’s pastoral heritage with these savory lamb sliders, enhanced by a fresh mint sauce that complements the rich flavors of the meat.

  • Lamb – 20z Freedom Run 64/2oz – 49980
  • Slider Buns – brioche 160/1.4 oz – 90720
  • Paprika – Bourbon Smoked 4.5lb tub – 97156
  • Yogurt – plain 4% greek 32 oz – 97999
  • Mint – fresh by the lb – 40018
  • Arugula – baby cleaned 1.5 lb bag – 20225

Main Courses that Win, Place or Show

Scallop and Corn Salad

This light and refreshing salad features plump scallops and sweet corn as the stars, with a tangy lime dressing that brightens the entire dish.

  • Scallops – u/8 dry domestic – 32713
  • Corn – fresh kernel 4/5 lb cs – 17043
  • Bell Pepper – red/grn dice 3/8″ 10lb – 17430
  • Jalapeno – diced 2/5 lb cs – 99933
  • Red Onion – diced 2/5 lb cs – 70015
  • Lime juice – Natalie’s 6/32oz cs – 99203

Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Sweet Tea Glaze

Nothing says “southern cooking” like sweet tea and pecans. This dish combines them with luxurious Ora King salmon for a main course that’s both innovative and deeply rooted in southern tradition.

  • Ora King salmon – Fillet S-On 3-4lb – 48083
  • Pecans – pieces raw 2 lb bag – 95322
  • Bread crumbs – panko fine 20 lb cs – 13002
  • Paprika – bourbon smoked 7 oz – 97082
  • Worcestershire – Bourbon Barrel aged 1 gal – 96121
  • Tea – Luzianne bag w/filt 32/3 oz cs – 02570

Kentucky Wagyu Smash Burger

A juicy Wagyu burger that captures the essence of high-quality Kentucky beef, served with a tangy dill pickle ketchup that adds an unexpected twist to each bite.

  • Black Hawk patty – 8 oz frzn – 30108
  • Brioche bun – Rotella – 4.25″ 4/12 CT – 14618
  • Cheese – American – 160 slice 4/5lb ca – 15472
  • Worcestershire – Bourbon Barrels Aged 1 Gal. – 96121
  • Mayonnaise – Duke’s 4/1 gal cs – 98048
  • Ketchup – Milo’s Dill Pickle 6/14 OZ – 22586

Lobster and Grits with Scallop Cream Sauce

Enhance your Derby menu with this luxurious take on a southern classic. The creamy grits and rich lobster are complemented by a delicate scallop sauce.

  • Lobster tail – 5/6oz Cold Water – 48421
  • Lobster stock – Stock Shop 10/2 lb – 24073
  • Grits – White Weisenberger 25 lb bag – 92206
  • Heavy cream – 36% 12/1qt cs – 26967

Beef Tenderloin with Henry Bain’s Sauce

This robust entrée features tender beef tenderloin paired with a unique, locally cherished Henry Bain’s sauce, delivering a taste of Kentucky history in every bite.

  • Beef Tenderloin – choice 5 & up case – 00089
  • Henry Bain’s Sauce – Bourbon Barrel Foods – 1 gal each – 21786
  • Parsley – micro 6 oz pk – 02937

Bits and Pieces: Side Dishes to Impress

Collard Greens

A staple in southern cooking, these collard greens are slow-cooked with smoked ham hocks and a hint of apple cider vinegar for a touch of sweetness.

  • Collard Greens – chopped 4/2.5lb cs – 20121
  • Ham Hock – smoked, frzn 10 lb avg – 00451
  • Chicken Broth – Stock Shop 4 lb tub – 31674
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Madhouse – 18694
  • Bourbon Black Pepper – Bourbon smoked – 7.5oz – 97093

Fried Okra

Crispy and golden, this fried okra is a crowd-pleaser. It’s dusted with a blend of cornmeal and flour seasoned with bourbon smoked paprika for a distinct flavor.

  • Okra – fresh, case – 20918
  • Buttermilk – whole fat 1/2 gal ea – 02550
  • Cornmeal – Weisenberger 25 lb bag – 92220
  • Flour – a/p Weisenberger 25 lb bag – 93311
  • Paprika – Bourbon smoked 4.5lb tub – 97156

Cheese Grits

Creamy and comforting, these cheese grits are made with rich butter and Emmenthal cheese, providing a perfect side dish that’s simple yet satisfying.

  • Grits – yellow Weisenberger 25 lb – 92219
  • Chicken Stock – Stock Shop 4/4 lb – 27262
  • Cheese – Emmenthal shredded 5-6lb – 91349
  • Butter – Beurremont 83% 36/1 lb cs – 93072

The Finish Line: Desserts

Derby Pie

A decadent dessert with a nutty, chocolatey filling, this pie is a beloved Kentucky tradition. It’s the perfect sweet treat to conclude your Derby celebration.

  • Pie Shell – 9″ deep frozen 20 ct cs – 90473
  • Pecans – pecans halves raw 2 lb bag – 95321
  • Chocolate chips – semisweet 2lb bag – 92130
  • Sugar – bourbon smoked 6x13oz jar – 97236
  • Vanilla Extract – pure, quart – 93209
  • Ready to Eat Derby Pie 9” (Item #16632) OR Derby Pie Sheets 8”x12” (Item #02921)

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Rich and custardy, with a hint of bourbon and tart cherries, this bread pudding is an ode to Kentucky’s favorite spirit and a fitting finale to your Derby menu.

  • Brioche Bread – Ghyslain 8 x 20 oz – 90479
  • Whole Milk – Chaneys whole 4/gal – 23275
  • Heavy Cream – 36% 12/1qt cs – 26967
  • Sugar – Bourbon smoked – 6x13oz jar – 97236
  • Brown Sugar – dark 24/1 lb cs – 22808
  • Dried Fruit – tart cherries 5lb bag – 93105

And we’re off to the races! With these menu ideas and premium ingredients from What Chefs Want, you’re all set to create a Kentucky Derby dining experience that’s as exciting as the races themselves. Celebrate this cherished tradition with flavors and producers that speak to the heart of Kentucky.

*All products may not be available in each region. Please check the app or reach out to your customer advocate for availability.

Mother’s Day Brunch: Menu Inspirations for Chefs

By | Beef, Beverages, Breads, Chocolate, Dairy, Desserts, Gourmet, Paper / To-Go, Seafood, Vegetables

Mother’s Day is that special time of year when we get to celebrate the incredible women in our lives. For chefs, it presents a unique opportunity to craft a menu that’s as memorable as the day itself. This Mother’s Day, why not refresh your brunch offerings with some inspired menu ideas that feature some favorite ingredients from What Chefs Want? We’ve gathered some brunch ideas that not only taste incredible but also pay homage to the love and care all mothers give.

Seafood: Brunch Edition

Elegant Bagel & Lox Tray:

Create a stunning bagel and lox tray featuring everything bagels & smoked salmon. Accompany with whipped cream cheese, capers, thinly sliced red onion, and a sprinkle of fresh dill. Allow guests to build their dream bagel, combining the smoky richness of salmon with the tangy bite of capers.

  • Frothy Monkey Everything Bagels (12/6 ct case CS – item #97926)
  • Kendall Brook Smoked Salmon (item #48725)
  • Great Lakes Cream Cheese (3 LB blk – item #91035)
  • Capers (Non-pariel 6/32 OZ case – item #98839)
  • Fresh Dill (1/4 LB – item #40038)

Crab Benedict:

Upgrade the classic Benedict with pasteurized Blue Lump Crab served on top of a toasted, artisanal baguette topped with a silky hollandaise sauce. It’s a luxurious twist on a brunch staple.

  • Blue Lump Crab (item #48206)
  • Ghyslain Baguette (18 Ct – item #90447)
  • Liquid Whole Eggs (15/2 LB item #80006)

Saffron Shrimp Over Lemon-Herb Grits:

Wow with a luxurious version of the Southern classic: Saffron Shrimp Over Lemon-Herb Grits. Begin by sautéing Mariblu Shrimp with a pinch of saffron and garlic, to highlight the shrimp’s natural sweetness while adding an aromatic flair. Serve these golden, flavorful shrimp atop creamy grits infused with lemon zest and a medley of fresh herbs like dill and parsley. This combination brings a fresh, zesty twist to the rich, comforting grits.

  • Mariblu Shrimp (21/25 PDT/ON – item #33191)
  • 100% Pure Spanish Saffron (item #97113)
  • Grits (item #92205)

Land Meets Luxury

Crispy Airline Chicken with Spring Vegetables and Lemon-Herb Butter:

Roasted Airline Chicken Breast, seasoned and roasted until the skin is wonderfully crispy. Serve alongside sautéed spring veggies like baby turnips and carrots. Finish with a lemon-herb butter sauce, combining melted butter, lemon juice, fresh dill, and capers for a burst of bright flavor.

  • Airline Chicken Breast (7-9 oz breast – item #72001)
  • baby turnips (24 Ct Case – item #20541)
  • baby carrots (24 Ct Case – item #20482)

Lamb Lollipop Chops with Mint Pesto:

Go ahead, mom might want to indulge. Offer Lamb Lolly Pop Chops adorned with a fresh mint pesto. The rich flavor of lamb paired with the zesty mint is a combination that will win over any heart.

  • Lamb Lolly Pop Chops (frozen – item #98661)
  • Fresh mint  (item #40018)

Filet Benedict with Horseradish Hollandaise:

Try this refined take on Eggs Benedict, featuring seared Beef Filet on toasted artisanal bread. Top with a poached egg and drizzle with a zesty horseradish hollandaise sauce for a perfect blend of flavors.

  • Beef Filet (C/C CHOICE 2 PACK – item #00628)
  • Horseradish – (item #03960)

Pork Lomo Hash with Sweet Potatoes and Apples:

This dish is both hearty and refined. Pan-sear slices of Iberico Pork Lomo until they’re perfectly caramelized, then chop them into bite-sized pieces. Combine with roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed apples for a sweet and savory hash. Season with a touch of cinnamon and fresh thyme to tie all the flavors together.

  • Iberico Pork Lomo (8/2.25 LB – item #10345)
  • Sweet potatoes (item #99848)
  • Thyme (item #40031)

Refreshing Sips and Sweet Treats

Peach Bellini Bar:

Let your guests customize their drinks with a Bellini bar, featuring Island Oasis Peach Mix and Prosecco. It’s a fun, interactive way to toast to the amazing moms.

Main Ingredients: Peach mix, Prosecco, raspberries, peaches, edible flowers

  • Island Oasis Peach Mix (12/32 oz – item #14427)
  • Raspberries (item #10413)
  • Edible Flowers (item #40412)

Grapefruit Hibiscus Mimosa:

Mix grapefruit juice with Raspberry Hibiscus Sparkling Water for a floral twist on the classic mimosa. Serve in flutes with a thin slice of grapefruit as garnish.

  • Natalies’s Grapefruit Juice (Quart – item #96570)
  • Raspberry Hibiscus Sparkling Collagen Water (12/12 oz – item #22710)
  • Grapefruit (item #99835)

Chocolate Truffle & Macaron Assortment:

Offer a decadent array of Ghyslain Chocolate Truffles and Ghyslain Macarons Vive. Arrange on a cheese board with fruit & nuts (for an elegant presentation that invites guests to indulge in a sweet finale. Don’t forget to let mom take first pick!

  • Ghyslain Chocolate Truffles (120 Ct – item #92197)
  • Ghyslain Macarons Vive (150 Ct – item #95776)
  • Verterra Cheese Boards (8×8 100 Ct – item #34067)

Lemon-Rhubarb Cheesecake:

End on a sweet note with slices of Libby’s Cheesecake topped with a tart lemon-rhubarb compote. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and Libby’s Cheesecake is the perfect canvas to show off amazing compote and topping combinations.

  • Libby’s Tall Cheesecake (2/16 slices – item #16680)
  • Organic Rhubarb (Oregon – 15 Lb case – item #19280)

Mother’s Day brunch is more than just a meal; it’s a celebration of love, care, and gratitude. By incorporating some of these menu ideas featuring What Chefs Want’s premium ingredients, you can offer a brunch experience that mothers will remember fondly. Each dish has been thoughtfully designed to be fresh and full of flavor, ensuring that your guests leave with full hearts and satisfied appetites.

*All products may not be available in each region. Please check the app or reach out to your customer advocate for availability.

Beyond the Bite: Kabobs’ Hors d’oeuvres Essentials

By | Appetizers, Asian, Gourmet, Seafood, Vegetables

Kabobs stands out as a leader in quality, variety, and simplicity in the culinary world. With over three decades of experience, this hors d’oeuvre specialist has been enhancing dining experiences across various foodservice venues. Here’s a glimpse into why Kabobs is the premier choice for kitchen essentials.

Operating from a 60,000 square foot facility, Kabobs doesn’t just focus on quantity but prioritizes quality. By adhering to strict HACCP and USDA standards, Kabobs boasts an expansive menu with over a thousand recipes and more than 150 SKUs available year-round, ensuring an unparalleled variety.

Kabobs’ product range is vast, spanning from classic to whimsical creations, crafted to elevate any event. Utilizing only the freshest ingredients, its hors d’oeuvres are imaginative and diverse, including options from layered to skewered treats.

The company is committed to food allergen awareness, providing education on potential allergens in its products while maintaining rigorous safety and quality protocols. Its items are Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) and tray-packed, which preserves freshness, reduces breakage, and offers flexibility for any event size.

Kabobs is dedicated to enhancing culinary operations with quality, variety, and convenience. Its offerings are designed to complement memorable dining experiences, establishing Kabobs as the go-to choice for chefs looking to impress with minimal stress.

Alright, let’s get into the good stuff. Here’s a peek at the amazing lineup of Kabobs’ products you can order from What Chefs Want that are sure to make your menu memorable!

Breakfast Essentials

Assorted Mini Quiche (item #90609): A delightful variety pack offering tastes like Three Cheese, Florentine, Classic French, and Mushroom for a sophisticated breakfast or brunch option.

Bacon & Cheese Quiche (item #90666): A crustless quiche blending smoked bacon with Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese for a hearty start to the day.

Spinach & Swiss Quiche (item #02863): Combining sautéed spinach and garlic with Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese, this crustless quiche is a smooth, comforting breakfast choice.

Seafood Selections

Bacon Wrapped Scallops (item #90611): Scallops wrapped in lean bacon, perfect for an upscale appetizer or a seafood-themed event.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (item #90610): Juicy shrimp wrapped in bacon, serving as a savory treat for seafood aficionados.

Coconut Shrimp (item #90619): Shrimp dipped in coconut batter and rolled in coconut breadcrumbs, offering a sweet and crispy delight.

Crab Cakes (item #90620): A blend of crabmeat and spices, these crab cakes are ideal for sophisticated seafood plates.

Vegetarian Favorites

Cauliflower Au Gratin (item #30407): Roasted cauliflower in a creamy cheese sauce, a dish that can stand as a hearty side or a main.

Mushroom Tart (item #90606): A mix of gourmet mushrooms and Swiss cheese in a chive tart shell, perfect for those seeking depth of flavor.

Potato Au Gratin Dauphinoise (item #90661): Layered thin rustic potatoes with a blend of cream and cheeses, a comforting side that everyone loves.

Roasted Vegetable Polenta Cake (item #90656): A colorful array of vegetables atop herbed polenta, offering a wholesome vegan option.

Vegetable Empanada (item #90614): A medley of vegetables and cheese in a flavorful dough, a choice that’s both satisfying and versatile.

Spanakopita (item #90616): Spinach and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry, a classic vegetarian appetizer.

Ratatouille Tart (item #90641): Fire-roasted vegetables in a sundried tomato tart shell, an appetizer with plenty of rustic charm.  

Mushroom Arancini (item #90914): Wild mushrooms and truffle oil in risotto balls, a rich and satisfying choice.

Meat and Poultry Picks

Beef Empanada (item #90613): Shredded beef with cheddar and spices in a corn masa pastry, a meaty treat with a kick.

Beef Satay (item #90637): Skewered beef strips, ideal for dipping and sharing.

Chicken Empanada (item #90615): Spicy chicken, cheese, and jalapeños in a corn masa pastry, offering a bold flavor.

Chicken Satay (item #90607): Tender chicken on a skewer, versatile and crowd-pleasing.

Coconut Chicken (item #90621): Chicken strips in a coconut crust, a sweet and savory finger food.

Franks in a Blanket (item #90662): Mini beef franks in puff pastry, a classic and beloved snack.

Petite Beef Wellington (item #90669): A mini version of the elegant classic, featuring beef tenderloin and mushroom duxelle wrapped in puff pastry.

Pork Potsticker (item #90608): Pork mixed with vegetables in a wonton wrapper, perfect for appetizer servings.

Global Inspirations

Mini Bao/Lotus Bun (item #90664): A steamed bun for sweet or savory fillings, offering a vegan and versatile base for creative dishes.

Vegetable Spring Rolls (item #90625): Crisp and colorful vegetables in a spring wrapper, a vegan appetizer with Asian flair.

Chicken Potsticker (item #90665): A dim sum favorite, combining chicken, scallions, and lemongrass in a wonton wrapper.

Unique Treats

Brie en Croute (item #90650): Brie with almonds and raspberry preserves in puff pastry, a luxurious bite for cheese lovers.

Goat Cheese and Honey Phyllo (item #02873): A sweet and tangy combination of goat cheese and honey in phyllo, perfect for hors d’oeuvres or dessert.

Mac N’ Cheese Melts (item #31219): A cheesy, spicy treat that’s deep-fried for a crunchy exterior and gooey interior.

Breaded Parmesan Artichoke Hearts (item #90623): Artichoke hearts with goat cheese, in a parmesan crust, blending tangy and savory flavors.

Decadent Desserts

Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes (item #90603): Bite-size cheesecakes in flavors like Dulce De Leche and Mocha Cappuccino, perfect for a sweet finish.

Citrus Mini Cheesecakes (item #90604): A tropical assortment of mini cheesecakes with fruit swirls, offering a refreshing dessert option.

Mini Buttermilk Pie (item #90673): A Southern specialty combining smooth custard with vanilla and nutmeg, for a unique dessert choice.

*All products may not be available in each region. Please check the app or reach out to your customer advocate for availability.

Spring Forward: Refreshing Menu Ideas to Welcome the Season

By | Baking, Cheese, Dairy, Farm To Table, Gourmet, Local, Produce, Seafood, Staples, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

As the snow melts away and the first green shoots begin to appear, chefs everywhere know it’s time to rejuvenate their menus. Spring brings a bounty of fresh produce and new flavors, offering a fantastic opportunity to introduce vibrant, light, and refreshing dishes. This article is a springboard for those looking to infuse their menus with the essence of spring, presenting ideas and dishes that are as fresh as the season itself.

Embrace the Season’s Best

Seasonal Vegetables Front and Center

Spring is synonymous with fresh produce. Think tender greens, sweet peas, artichokes, and asparagus. These vegetables can easily become the star of any dish, offering a crisp, fresh taste that’s perfect for the season.

Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce: A simple yet sophisticated side that highlights the asparagus. Main ingredients: asparagus spears, butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne pepper.

  • Asparagus – Jumbo – item #20001, Large – item #20080, Standard – item #20005
  • Lemons – item #04019
  • Butter – unsalted – item #93001

Spring Vegetable Risotto: Creamy and comforting while still being light. Main ingredients: Arborio rice, chicken or vegetable stock, Parmesan cheese, a mix of spring vegetables (peas, asparagus, baby carrots).

  • Carrots – item #20467
  • Carrots – diced #20456 *diced in house by our Prep Kitchen team to save you time!
  • Arborio rice – item #94928
  • Parmesan cheese – grated – item #91272 (also available shaved, shredded or whole)

Pea and Mint Soup: Vibrantly green and refreshingly light. Main ingredients: fresh peas, mint leaves, vegetable stock, onion, garlic, and light cream.

  • English Peas – item #09570
  • Fresh mint leaves – item #40052
  • Roasted Vegetable stock base – item #96117

Herb-Infused Dishes

Herbs come back to life in spring, bringing their fresh aromas and flavors. Integrating a variety of herbs into your dishes can add a new dimension of taste.

Herb-Infused Grilled Pork Chops with a Spring Herb Chimichurri: This dish captures the essence of spring through the use of fresh herbs both in the marinade and in the chimichurri.  Main ingredients: bone-in porkchops, fresh rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice.

  • Bone-in Berkwood Center Cut Pork Chop – item #00829
  • Parsley – item #40009
  • Garlic – peeled – #70118

Lemon Herb Chicken: Light and zesty, perfect for a spring evening. Main ingredients: chicken breasts, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, garlic.

  • Springer Mountain Farms airline chicken breast – item #18270
  • Pons Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil – item #95413
  • Fresh Rosemary – item #40023

Light and Bright

Salads That Excite

Spring is the perfect time to revamp your salad offerings with light, yet satisfying options that incorporate fruits, nuts, and cheeses.

Strawberry Spinach Salad: A sweet and savory combination. Main ingredients: fresh spinach, strawberries, goat cheese, walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette.

  • Baby spinach – item #20280
  • Strawberries – item #10422
  • Capriole Tea Rose Goat Cheese – item #91921

Citrus and Avocado Salad: Creamy and citrusy, a delight for the taste buds. Main ingredients: mixed greens, orange segments, grapefruit segments, avocado, almonds, citrus vinaigrette.

  • Lettuce – Arcadian Mix – item #02518
  • Grapefruit – item #99835
  • Avocado – item #20063

Seafood Selections

Seafood is a great choice for spring menus, offering dishes that are both light and satisfying.

Seared Scallops with Pea Puree: Elegant and easy to prepare. Main ingredients: scallops, fresh peas, mint, butter, lemon.

  • Scallops – U/10 – item #32502
  • Scallops – U/8 – item #32713

Grilled Halibut with Mango Salsa: A tropical twist that screams spring. Main ingredients: halibut fillets, mango, red bell pepper, jalapeno, lime, cilantro.

  • Wild Alaskan Halibut – item #48052
  • Mango – item #10902
  • Jalapeno – item #20825

Farm to Table Connection

Highlighting Local Producers

Spring is an excellent time to strengthen relationships with local farmers and showcase their produce directly on your menu. Dishes that tell a story about where their ingredients come from can create a deeper connection with diners.

Local Farm Vegetable Tart: A rustic and visually appealing dish. Main ingredients: seasonal vegetables from local farms, puff pastry, ricotta cheese, fresh herbs.

  • Fresh morel mushrooms – item #30911
  • English peas – item #09570
  • Ricotta cheese – item #91094

Farmers’ Market Salad: Change weekly based on what’s available locally. Main ingredients: mixed greens, edible flowers, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, fresh cheese, vinaigrette made with local honey.

  • Edible flowers – item #40032
  • Fava beans – item #20721
  • Heirloom cherry tomatoes – item #50901

Refreshing Beverages

Spring-Inspired Cocktails and Non-Alcoholic Refreshments

Drinks can also reflect the vibrancy of spring, incorporating fresh fruits, herbs, and edible flowers to create sippable experiences that complement your dishes. A reminder that What Chefs Want has everything you need for your bar but the booze.

Cucumber Basil Gimlet: A crisp, herbaceous cocktail. Main ingredients: gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber slices, basil leaves.

  • Natalie’s Lime Juice – item #99203
  • Monin Pure Cane Syrup – item #97887
  • Cucumbers – item #20089

Strawberry-Rose Lemonade: A non-alcoholic option that’s visually stunning and delicious. Main ingredients: strawberries, rose water, lemon juice, sparkling water, sugar.

  • Rose water – item #93207
  • KY Greenhouse strawberries – item #34010
  • Mountain Valley Sparkling water – item #18096

Sweet Endings

Fruit-Forward Desserts

Spring’s arrival means the return of many beloved fruits. Desserts that showcase these fruits can provide a perfect end to any meal. WCW has the baking staples you need to create memorable desserts!

Rhubarb Crisp: Tangy and sweet, with a crumbly topping. Main ingredients: rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, flour, oats, butter.

  • Rhubarb – item #82871
  • Rolled oats – item #93426
  • Granulated sugar – item #99317

Strawberry Basil Sorbet: A sweet and herbaceous note to end on. Main ingredients: strawberries, basil, sugar, lemon juice.

  • Strawberries – item #10422
  • Fresh Basil – item #40037
  • Natalie’s Fresh Lemon Juice – item #99202

Bringing It All Together

Transitioning your menu for spring doesn’t just mean swapping out ingredients; it’s about capturing the essence of the season—fresh, light, and rejuvenating. Whether it’s by highlighting seasonal vegetables, incorporating fresh herbs, offering lighter main courses, or ending with fruit-forward desserts, there are countless ways to refresh your menu for spring. These ideas and dishes are just a starting point to inspire your creativity and help your menu bloom alongside the season. We are here and ready to offer you the freshest ingredients to help your menu shine.

Unlocking Freshness: Essential Produce Storage Tips for Every Chef

By | Fruit, Produce, Vegetables

Have you ever faced the disappointment of discovering spoiled vegetables in your storage area, especially when prepping for a big service? Keeping your produce fresh is more than a task; it’s an art that every chef should master. In the fast-paced world of restaurant kitchens, understanding how to properly store your fruits and vegetables can make a significant difference in the quality of your dishes and your bottom line. We’re here to help.

Let’s get into some practical, no-nonsense tips for storing your produce. These strategies are designed to keep your ingredients at their peak for as long as possible, ensuring that every dish you serve is as fresh as can be.

Understanding Ethylene Producers and Sensitive Produce

Ethylene is a natural gas that some fruits and vegetables emit, accelerating ripening and, unfortunately, spoilage. Apples, bananas, and tomatoes are high ethylene producers, while leafy greens and potatoes are ethylene-sensitive. Keep them separated to avoid premature spoilage. Think of your storage space as a map, and strategically place your produce according to their ethylene characteristics.

High Ethylene Producers: Apples, avocados, bananas, peaches, pears, plums, and tomatoes produce high levels of ethylene. Store these items away from ethylene-sensitive produce to prevent hastening their ripening process.

Ethylene Sensitive: Leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants, potatoes, and watermelons are sensitive to ethylene. These should be stored separately from high ethylene producers to avoid premature spoilage.

Optimal Temperature and Humidity Zones

Different produce items thrive in different environments. Most vegetables prefer a cool, humid environment (around 45-50°F and 95% humidity), while fruits generally do best in a slightly warmer setting (about 50-60°F with 85-90% humidity). Investing in storage units that allow you to control temperature and humidity can drastically extend the life of your produce.

Leafy Greens: Store unwashed leafy greens at temperatures around 40°F. The shelf life of lettuce varies with its variety’s resilience. Green leaf and romaine last up to a week, whereas loose leaf, along with delicate Bibb and butter lettuces, spoil more quickly.

Root Vegetables: Carrots, turnips, and beets prefer cooler temperatures (32-40°F) and high humidity. When purchasing carrots, beets, or turnips with their greens attached, detach the greens to prevent them from drawing moisture from the root, helping the roots stay fresh longer. Store the roots in sealed zip-top bags or airtight containers in the fridge, and they’ll remain fresh for several weeks. Don’t discard the greens; they’re tasty in soups or stir-fries. Keep them separately like any leafy greens, and they’ll last about a week.

Tomatoes: Keep tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight until they ripen. Once ripe, they can be moved to the refrigerator but should be brought back to room temperature before serving to enhance their flavor.

Eggplants: Store at room temperature if using within two days or in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for longer storage. Avoid cold temperatures, which can damage their texture.

Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes: Store them in a cool, dark, and somewhat humid environment with good air flow. Both starchy varieties like russets and waxy types like Yukon Golds will last for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark location like an air-conditioned pantry, ensuring they are not near heat-producing appliances.

Bananas: Store bananas at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat to allow them to ripen evenly. Once they reach your desired ripeness, you can slow down further ripening by placing them in the refrigerator. The peel may turn brown, but the fruit inside will stay fresher for longer.

Proper Air Circulation is Key

Avoid packing your produce too tightly. Good air circulation is crucial to preventing mold growth and ensuring even temperature distribution. This might mean rethinking how you organize your walk-in cooler or storage shelves, but the effort will pay off in reduced waste and better-quality ingredients.

Mushrooms: Store in a paper bag in the refrigerator to allow air circulation. Plastic can trap moisture, leading to slimy mushrooms.

Berries: Keep berries in their original container in the refrigerator for proper air circulation. Avoid washing until right before use to prevent mold growth.

Citrus Fruits: Store lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits in a mesh bag or in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. This allows for air flow and prevents them from absorbing flavors from other foods.

Dry vs Damp Storage

Some items, like onions and garlic, prefer a dry, well-ventilated space away from the cooler. On the other hand, leafy greens do best when slightly damp. Wrapping these in a damp cloth or storing in containers with a small amount of water can keep them crisp and fresh for longer.

Onions and Garlic: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, never in a plastic bag or airtight container. They prefer darkness and can last for several months when stored properly. Avoid storing near potatoes, which can emit moisture and gases that can cause onions to spoil more quickly. Don’t worry if your alliums start sprouting green shoots; both the bulbs and the shoots are edible.

Herbs: Soft herbs like cilantro and basil enjoy a damp environment. Trim the stems, place them in a glass of water, and cover loosely with a plastic bag to create a mini greenhouse effect. Hard herbs like rosemary and thyme can be wrapped in a damp paper towel and stored in a container in the refrigerator.

Regularly Rotate Your Stock

First in, first out (FIFO) isn’t just a catchy acronym; it’s a principle that should govern how you manage your inventory, but you know that. Regularly rotating your stock ensures that older produce gets used before it spoils, reducing waste and saving money.

Invest in Quality Storage Containers

Not all storage containers are created equal. Invest in high-quality, food-safe containers that are designed for produce storage. Look for features like built-in ventilation or the ability to regulate humidity. These containers can be a game-changer for extending the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables.

Use moisture-control mats when you can. Place these mats at the bottom of shelves or bins where you store produce. They help maintain optimal moisture levels and prevent the direct contact of produce with cold surfaces, reducing spoilage.

Be Mindful of Cross-Contamination

Always be aware of the potential for cross-contamination between produce and other foods, especially raw meats. Always store fruits and vegetables above raw meats, poultry, and seafood to prevent any drips or contamination.


At What Chefs Want, we understand that managing a kitchen’s inventory, especially the produce, can be challenging. But with our fresh produce delivery, the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to significantly reduce waste, save money, and ensure that your dishes are always made with the freshest ingredients possible. Our produce experts are always here to provide guidance, answer your questions, and help you select the best products for your needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for personalized advice on how to keep your fruits and vegetables in top condition. Let us help you make your kitchen operations smoother, one fresh ingredient at a time.

Fresh & Flavorful Easter Menu Inspiration

By | Desserts, Easter, Fruit, Ham, Local, Local and Specialty, Meats, Pork, Poultry, Produce, Salads, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

Spring hasn’t sprung yet, but hopefully it will SOON, and with it comes the joyful celebration of Easter! It’s that egg-stra special time of the year when the world bursts into a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors, heralding new beginnings and fresh starts. As chefs we find ourselves inspired by the season’s bounty, eager to create menus that reflect the vibrancy of spring.

In this blog, we’re hopping into the kitchen to whip up an array of Easter dish menu inspo to impress your guests. From classic favorites to new twists on traditional dishes, we’ll explore menu options and then deliver all the fresh ingredients you need!


Starters

Deviled Eggs

A classic starter made with fresh eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and a dash of paprika. Perfect for Easter, these eggs symbolize new beginnings and are a hit for their creamy texture and savory taste. Get creative by adding a garnish of fresh herbs or a sprinkle of crispy bacon bits. Try piping the filling for an elegant touch.

  • Eggs – Non-GMO, Free-Range – 15 dozen – item #80005
  • Mayonnaise – Kewpie – 17oz bottle – item #90160
  • Dijon Mustard – Clovis – 12/7 oz – item #95211
  • Smoked Paprika – La Chinata – 750G – item #96619

Smoked Salmon Platter

The rich, velvety smoked salmon pairs beautifully with the tangy capers and the crisp bite of red onion. Spread a dollop of cream cheese on a cracker, top it with salmon and capers, and you’ve got yourself a bite-sized delight. For a creative twist, arrange the salmon in rose shapes – it’s a platter that’s as delightful to look at as it is to devour! Ideal for a spring menu, its light and refreshing taste pairs wonderfully with crisp white wines. Serve on artisan bread or blinis for an elegant touch.

  • Smoked Salmon – Kendall Brook – 2-3Lb – item #48725
  • Capers – Nonpareil – 32oz Jar – item #90508
  • Red Onion – Diced 2/5 Lb Cs – item #70015
  • Cream Cheese – Smithfield 10X3 Lb Cs – item #91160

Spring Pea Soup

Spring is in the air and in Spring Pea Soup! Made with the freshest of peas, be they fresh or frozen, this soup is a vibrant green ode to the season. Infused with the delicate flavors of mint, onion, and garlic, and simmered in a rich vegetable broth, it’s a light yet flavorful start to your Easter feast. For a gourmet twist, add a dollop of crème fraîche and a sprinkle of lemon zest.

  • Peas – Frozen 12/2.5 Lb – item #07773
  • Vegetable Base – Sauteed – 16oz Tub – item #21754
  • Fresh Mint – 1/4 Lb – item #40052
  • Onion – Diced Yellow – 2/5 Lb Cs – item #70032
  • Garlic – Peeled Domestic – 5 Lb Jar – item #70121

Spring Salad

A mix of greens, strawberries, goat cheese, candied pecans, and balsamic vinaigrette. The sweetness of the strawberries complements the tangy goat cheese, making it a refreshing choice for a spring day. Tip: Toss the greens with the vinaigrette right before serving to keep them crisp, and add the strawberries and pecans on top to maintain their texture. Toss in some edible flowers for a pop of color.

  • Spring Mix – Eden Valley – 2/1.5 Lb – item #19040
  • Strawberries – KY Greenhouse -10/12oz – item #34010
  • Goat Cheese – Crumbles 2/2Lb Cs – item #96537
  • Pecans – Raw Pieces – 2 Lb Bag – item #95322
  • Fig Balsamic – 8.45oz Bottle – item #29869

Main Course

Roast Lamb

Lamb is a traditional Easter dish, symbolizing spring and renewal and an Easter menu wouldn’t be complete without a show-stopping roast lamb. We recommend the succulent Freedom Run Farm leg of lamb, rubbed with a medley of garlic, rosemary, and thyme, then roasted to perfection. Let the lamb rest before carving to ensure each slice is juicy and full of flavor. Serve with a side of mint sauce or red wine reduction.

  • Freedom Run Farm Leg of Lamb – 2 Ct Cs – item #62505
  • Rosemary – Hydro-grown in OH – 1oz – item #19141
  • Thyme – Fresh 1/4 Lb – item #40043
  • Salt – Bourbon Smoked KY 18oz – item #96002
  • Pepper – Bourbon Smoked KY 7.5oz – item #97093

Honey Glazed Ham

Sweet, savory, and irresistibly delicious, Honey Glazed Ham is a crowd-pleaser. The glaze, a blend of honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and cloves, caramelizes beautifully, giving the ham a glossy finish and a depth of flavor that’s hard to resist. Serve it with some spring greens or a side of scalloped potatoes, and watch it disappear faster than an Easter egg on a hunt! For a unique twist, try adding a splash of bourbon to the glaze.

  • Ham – Spiral Sliced Halves 4CT-9Lb Avg – item #00447
  • Honey – Wildflower Local 16oz Jar – item #19304
  • Sugar – Bourbon Smoked 13oz Jar – item #97222
  • Cloves – Hand-picked, Whole 14oz – item #97028

Herb Roasted Chicken

For a lighter yet equally festive option, Herb Roasted Chicken is a menu must. Seasoned with a mix of fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon, roasted to golden perfection with a crispy skin and moist, flavorful meat. It’s a dish that’s both simple and elegant. A pro tip: roast the chicken on a bed of vegetables for an all-in-one dish that’s bursting with flavors and colors.

  • Whole Chicken – Joyce Farms 3Lb/12 Ct – item #97671
  • Rosemary – Hydro-grown in OH – 1oz – item #19141
  • Thyme – Fresh – 1/4 Lb – item #40043
  • Garlic – Peeled Domestic – 5 Lb Jar – item #70121

Vegetarian Lasagna

Layered with seasonal vegetables, ricotta, and a rich tomato sauce. A great meat-free option that’s hearty and satisfying. Consider using grilled vegetables like zucchini and bell peppers for added depth of flavor. It’s a hearty, comforting dish that’s sure to satisfy vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.

  • Spinach – Baby Cleaned – 4 Lc Cs – item #20280
  • Zucchini – 1/2 Bushel – item #20604
  • Mushrooms – Exotic Sliced – 5 Lb Cs – item #30906
  • Basil – Fresh – 1/4 Lb – item #40037
  • Ricotta – Polly-O – 5 Lb Tub – item #91094
  • Mozzarella – Shredded – 5 Lb Bag – item #91151
  • Marinara Sauce – Brownwood Farms in Athens, OH 6/16oz – item #22588
  • Lasagna Noodles – Lotsa Pasta Frozen – 5 Lb Slab – item #95621

Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce

Brighten up your Easter table with Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce. The salmon, cooked to flaky perfection, is complemented by a zesty lemon-dill sauce that adds a refreshing hit of flavor. It’s a dish that’s light yet satisfying, and the sauce is a game changer – creamy, tangy, and herby.

  • Salmon Fillets – Center-cut, skin-off 6oz – item #49106
  • Fresh Dill – 1/4 Lb – item #40038
  • Lemon – 12 Each – item #04019
  • Butter – Beurremont 83% – 1 Lb Log – item #93069
  • Cream – Snowville (OH) 9/16oz – item #18643

Sides

Scalloped Potatoes

A classic side that never goes out of style. Thinly sliced potatoes layered with a rich, garlicky cream sauce and baked until golden and bubbly – it’s comfort food that’s perfect for an Easter feast. For best results, slice the potatoes evenly to ensure they cook uniformly.

  • Thinly Sliced Potatoes – Peeled & Sliced 1/4″ – 20 LB Cs – item #17208
  • Heavy Cream – 36% – Quart – item #16407
  • Garlic – Chopped, In Water – 32oz – item #70111
  • Cheddar Cheese – Feather Shred – 5 Lb – item #15418
  • Thyme – Dried – 6oz Jar – item #97124

Roasted Asparagus

As spring’s favorite vegetable, our Roasted Asparagus is a simple yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for Easter. Drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted until tender-crisp, these green spears are a healthy addition to your feast. The key to perfection is not to overcook them – they should retain a bit of crunch. A sprinkle of lemon zest or Parmesan cheese just before serving can add a bright or savory note to this delightful side.

  • Fresh Asparagus – Large – 11Lb Cs – item #20080
  • Olive Oil – EVOO w/ Lemon – 6/250ml – item #95434
  • Lemon Zest – Ravifruit – 1.12Lb Tub – item #95877
  • Parmesan Cheese – Middlefield – 12/8oz – item #25844

Honey-Glazed Carrots

Add a touch of sweetness to your table with our Honey-glazed Carrots. This dish transforms the humble carrot into a caramelized, tender, and sweet side that pairs wonderfully with any Easter main. The secret lies in the slow roasting, which allows the natural sugars to emerge, complemented by a touch of honey. For an extra flair, a pinch of cinnamon or thyme can elevate this dish to new heights.

  • Carrots – Tri-colored Hand Carved – 5 Lb – item #20462
  • Honey – Mitica Orange Blossom – 7oz Jar – item #93506
  • Butter – Plugra Unsalted – 1 Lb – item #93005
  • Parsley- Micro – 6zo Pack – item #02937

Desserts

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake, a timeless Easter classic, is a moist and flavorful dessert that’s hard to resist. Loaded with grated carrots, spices, and nuts, and topped with a creamy cheese frosting, it’s the perfect end to your Easter meal. For an added touch, decorate with edible flowers or Easter-themed cake toppers for a festive look.

  • Carrots – Shredded – 5 Lb Bag – item #20469
  • Cinnamon – Ground -1 Lb Tub – item #97025
  • Nutmeg – Ground 1 Lb Tub – item #97068
  • Ginger – Ground 12oz Jar – item #97053
  • All Spice – Ground 16oz Jar – item #97002
  • Cloves – Ground 16oz Jar – item #97027

Lemon Tart

The Lemon Tart is a celebration of spring’s citrusy delights. With a buttery, crisp tart shell filled with a tangy lemon custard, it’s a refreshing and elegant dessert. The key to a great lemon tart is the balance between sweet and tart, and a perfectly baked crust (or a delicious, ready-made option). Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some fresh berries or edible flowers for an extra pop of color.

  • Lemon Zest – Ravifruit – 1.12Lb Tub – item #95877
  • Lemon Juice – Natalie’s – 6/32oz Cs – item #99201
  • Tart Shell – 3.25″ Sweet, Straight – 72 Ct – item #90292
  • Edible Flower – Pansies Mix 50 Ct Pack – item #40032

Drinks

Spring Punch

A fruity and refreshing blend of juices, soda, and a splash of something sparkling. Garnish with fresh berries and mint for a festive touch. For an adult version, a splash of your favorite spirit can add an extra kick.

  • Pineapple Orange Juice – 6/16oz Case – item #02718
  • Ginger Beer – Fever Tree – 6/4/6.8 Case – item #99772
  • Fruit Puree – Pomegranate – 30oz Jar – item #95842
  • Strawberries – Topped & Halved – 4 Lb Cs – item #17103
  • Flowers – *Basil Blossoms – 50 Ct Pack – item #02736

Mint Lemonade

Freshly squeezed lemonade infused with mint. It’s cool, refreshing, and the mint adds a fresh spring twist. Serve it over ice and garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices for a drink that’s as beautiful as it is tasty. Here is another opportunity to add a little something extra to make this an adult beverage.

  • Puree – Meyer Lemon – 30oz – 95831
  • Mint Leaves – Hydro-grown (OH) – 1oz – 19137
  • Sugar – Monin Pure Cane Syrup – 750ml – 99439
  • Sparkling Water – Mountain Valley – 12/1 LTR – 18095

Each dish on this menu is thoughtfully chosen to celebrate the flavors of spring and the joyous spirit of Easter. Whether it’s the classic comfort of scalloped potatoes or the refreshing zing of mint lemonade, these dishes are sure to delight and impress at any Easter gathering!

Some featured items may not be available in all regions. Please contact your customer advocate for substitutions or new menu ideas.

Bridging the Gap Between Local Farmers, Producers and Chefs with Local Food Connection

By | Local, Local and Specialty, Meats, Organic, Produce, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

Meet Anna Haas, a driving force behind What Chefs Want’s Local Food Connection program. With a knack for forging bonds between farmers and chefs and a bold vision for revolutionizing local food systems, Anna has played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of Local Food Connection these last few years. As the program director for local foods, Anna is dedicated to empowering farmers and cultivating strong community ties. Keep an eye on the Local Food Connection Program as it grows in each of the regions that What Chefs Wants serves!

Join us as we ask about the beginnings of Local Food Connection, Anna’s insights, and the transformative impact of the What Chefs Want program on the local food landscape, starting in the Midwest and building beyond.


By the way … Great local food depends on continuing to build our partnerships with other local food advocates. If reading this reminds you of a program or a producer you know, contact our WOW Center and let them know to pass it on to Local Food Connection!


Q: Can you share how Local Food Connection got started?

Anna: Absolutely. It all began around 2014 when Alice Chalmers moved from the DC area to Cincinnati, Ohio. She was passionate about sustainable agriculture, preserving green spaces and building local. She and her friends and colleagues were intrigued by the concept of food hubs, which led to discussions about building one, which Alice decided to do in her new area.. She was also intrigued by the relationship between health and food, viewing food as medicine and recognizing the superior nutritional value of freshly harvested produce.

Alice launched Local Food Connection (originally known as Ohio Valley Food Connection) in 2015. This was the culmination of so many months reaching out extensively to farms and food businesses across the local foodshed, developing her business plan based on community needs, and eventually bringing in a refrigerated Sprinter van to kickstart her venture.

Q: What did this food hub do?

Anna: So essentially, the focus at that time revolved around establishing a distribution system that could connect local farms capable of supplying fresh produce with buyers through existing food hub software platforms. This system operates by allowing farms to list their available produce still in the ground, which buyers can purchase directly through the software. Once an order is received, typically on Wednesday night, the farmer promptly harvests the requested items within 12 hours, ensuring they are fresh and packed specifically for the client, complete with personalized labels detailing the contents.

Q: What were the early challenges faced by Local Food Connection?

Anna: Distribution for small food producers was a major hurdle in the Ohio Valley area of southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana—like it still is in many places. While there was interest from both farmers and buyers, bridging the gap between them was tough without a reliable distribution system. Additionally, building relationships with restaurants and educating them about the benefits of local, just-harvested produce was crucial. Like most business owners launching a new venture, Alice faced setbacks, like the refrigerated van breaking down on our first day of operation, highlighting the complexities of distribution from the get-go.

Q: How did you evolve over time?

Anna: Despite the initial challenges, we saw rapid growth that enabled me to join the team, then others. By 2016, the hub’s second summer, we were already expanding our operations. We rented cooler storage spaces, collaborated with an incubator kitchen, and formed partnerships with other food hubs. Our focus remained on connecting local farms with buyers while ensuring the freshest produce reached consumers’ plates.

Q: What role did partnerships play in the growth of Local Food Connection?

Anna: Partnerships were instrumental in scaling our operations. In 2017, we collaborated with the sustainability non-profit Green Umbrella, and another food hub, securing USDA support via a local food promotion grant. This partnership aimed to utilize the infrastructure of both organizations to facilitate sales to institutions and was especially crucial in launching our farm-to-school program.

For instance, we were able to partner with the University of Kentucky at a strategic moment, amidst community demand for more Kentucky produce to help fulfill agreements in their dining contract. We successfully collaborated with them to introduce a new local program featuring salad bars with Kentucky-grown produce from six small farms. UK committed to a year of twice-weekly seasonal purchases, and we worked with participating farms to tailor their production accordingly. This partnership marked a significant milestone as one of our key clients, propelling our efforts to new heights.

To read more about the UK local program check out this link.

The other major partnership that took Local Food Connection to the next level was Cincinnati Public Schools. CPS signed on to the Good Food Purchasing Program and this is where we first partnered with What Chefs Want to provide the CPS system with something different from what other distributers were offering. Other distributors could say, “We buy local (generally) and will get it to you,” with programs that I like to call “lip-service local.” But we could say, “Hey, we’re able to tell you which farm this produce came from. This one’s organic, that one’s a small business, and this one’s just 34 miles away.” We could trace every veggie right back to its roots. And by our food hub partnering with What Chefs Want, a customer wouldn’t have to just stick to local in their order. They could still get bananas and oranges through What Chefs Want in the same delivery. Suddenly every farm’s possible footprint vastly multiplied and so much more became possible. I have to say – I’m especially excited about the potential here for farm-to-school and farm-to-institution in other states where I’m just now starting to learn more.

What role does education play in Local Food Connection?

Anna: We are listeners first – listeners to our producers and our customers. We have really tried to create a system that works for those at both ends–local food production and buying–and in doing so, we educate along the way.

We educate buyers on what they can buy that is a best fit for their type of enterprise, how to menu plan for seasonal local produce, and the stories behind their local food purchases. We educate producers on food safety certifications that they need and how to know what to grow.  We take a lot of the work off their plates when it comes to figuring out what a retailer wants versus a restaurant versus a school and how to get it to everyone. We can start small and scale when they are ready. This allows us to work with small producers and help them build and grow with us.

Q: How did Local Food Connection maintain its values amidst growth and expansion?

Anna: In 2019, Local Food Connection became a part of What Chefs Want. After four years, the increasing demand for our local food initiatives made it evident that independently developing and managing a fleet of trucks, securing and setting up a new warehouse, among other tasks, was impractical. Especially considering that What Chefs Want already had these resources available just a short distance away.

Our commitment to supporting local farmers and providing fresh, nutritious produce never wavered. As we grew, we ensured that our systems prioritized transparency and sustainability. Educating buyers about seasonality, sourcing locally whenever possible, and advocating for fair prices for farmers remained at the core of our mission.

Because WCW already had a strong local program around its headquarters in Kentucky, we felt like our work became turbo-charged as we joined forces.  LFC plus WCW instantly expanded our team to include individuals with diverse backgrounds in food systems, distribution, and sales. This allowed us to better manage logistics, coordinate with farmers and buyers, and ensure the quality and safety of our products. We also invested in technology to streamline operations and improve efficiency, though that journey just continues as we grow into new markets and the food system changes, too.

Q: What sets Local Food Connection apart from other food hub programs?

Anna: I want to give a shout-out first to all the food hubs out there. What food hubs across the country have in common is a deep understanding of the local food landscape and a hands-on approach to bridging the gap between farmers and buyers. Food hubs are facilitators of a thriving local food ecosystem. By focusing on relationships, education, and sustainability, food hubs across the country follow a model that not only supports farmers and buyers but also fosters their own communities dedicated to the principles of local food.

What makes US different now is that we have made the choice to embed our food hub program in a larger business but still maintain the same values.  WCW, enhanced by LFC, is more than just a distributor; we’re changemakers in a way that sets us apart from other foodservice businesses of our class.

Q: What else do Chefs need to know about Local Food Connection and sourcing local foods?

Anna: It’s not an all or nothing thing. You can mix in some local selections, supporting a small or organic farm. They can think of supporting a farm as simple as adding a couple of $15 local items, or $25 local items. Or of course chefs can go all in with local and, with our help, plan in advance to bring in specific local goods for their menu. We can sit down with chefs and say, ok right now it’s February. This is what we’re going to have in July to September, so plan your menus now for July to September and when the time comes, these local items will be ready for you. One of the first steps you can take is reaching out to our WOW center and letting them know you’d like more resources on buying local and describe what you’re looking for. Mention LFC and that you read this blog!

Q: Can you share a success story of a local farmer or producer who has benefited from Local Food Connection’s support?

Anna: I would say one of the best examples is Lobenstein Farm, a small-to-mid-sized farm located just across the border in Indiana. They began with farmers markets but faced uncertainties in sales, as farmer’s markets really rely on traffic to the market, weather, etc. With our support, they added on to their six markets a week a more stable wholesale model. Initially, we purchased products on a just-in-time basis, but as they grew, we now buy from them by the case, integrating their products into our inventory system. This evolution has allowed them to scale up from being mainly a farmers market vendor; they are now a reliable supplier for countless restaurants, retailers, schools and universities, all done via us ordering from them and them dropping off two times a week.

Q: How has the expansion of Local Food Connection impacted the number of vendors you work with and sales?

Anna: WCW’s Midwest region now has 140 local vendors. They cover everything from meat and dairy to produce and local gourmet items and are all sizes.

It’s hard to even imagine this, but Local Food Connection grew from 100+ wholesale buyers in 2015 to over 4,900 distinct wholesale buyers in 2023!

Q: What does the future hold for Local Food Connection?

Anna: We’re committed to continuing our mission of connecting local farmers with buyers while promoting sustainability and transparency in the food system. As we expand into new markets and forge more partnerships, our goal remains the same: to support local agriculture, provide access to fresh, nutritious food, and strengthen communities. With each step forward, we’re guided by the values that have defined us from the beginning.

To learn more about Local Food Connection, visit our Local Food Connection page.

Emerald Eats: St. Patrick’s Day Menu Magic

By | Breads, Grilling Essentials, Holiday, Meats, Produce, Seafood, Vegetables

As we fly through the month of February, we are already looking forward to spring menus (and spring weather)! Spring brings with it the vibrant greens of St. Patrick’s Day, a time when tales of leprechauns and pots of gold fill the air. But amidst the green festivities lies a treasure more valuable than any mythical riches at the end of a rainbow: Irish food. It’s hearty, comforting, and steeped in tradition, offering a taste of Ireland’s rich culinary heritage. At What Chefs Want, we’re helping you take those traditional flavors and bring them to the next level on your menu with our carefully curated ingredients. Sláinte!

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Traditional Recipe: Slow-cooked corned beef brisket, traditionally cured in a brine of salt, sugar, and pickling spices, resulting in tender, flavorful meat. Served alongside cabbage, potatoes, and carrots that have absorbed the savory juices of the beef during cooking, creating a comforting and satisfying meal.

Update it! Sous vide corned beef brisket served with charred cabbage puree, roasted baby potatoes, and pickled mustard seeds for a modern twist on a classic favorite.

  • Corned Beef Brisket (raw) – item #00592
  • Green Cabbage – item #20296

Irish Lamb Pies (Dingle Pies)

Traditional Recipe: Dingle Pies, named after the picturesque town of Dingle in County Kerry, are hearty individual pies filled with succulent lamb, potatoes, onions, and a medley of aromatic herbs. Encased in flaky pastry crusts, these pies are a beloved staple of Irish pub fare, offering warmth and sustenance on chilly evenings.

Update it! Individual lamb pies featuring braised lamb shoulder in a rich Guinness gravy, topped with buttery puff pastry and served with a side of minted pea puree.

For more info on Freedom Run Farms lamb check out their feature in our blog.

  • Freedom Run Farms Lamb Shoulder – item #62502
  • Puff Pastry dough – item #03734
  • Onions – peeled white pearl – item #70915

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Garlic and Rosemary

Traditional Recipe: A leg of lamb marinated with minced garlic, fresh rosemary, olive oil, and lemon juice, infusing the meat with vibrant flavors before being grilled to perfection. The smoky char from the grill enhances the natural sweetness of the lamb, resulting in tender, juicy slices that are perfect for a celebratory meal.

Update it! Herb-crusted grilled leg of lamb served with a balsamic reduction, accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach for a sophisticated take on a classic dish.

  • Freedom Run Farms Lamb Leg – item #62504

Irish Potato Boxty

Traditional Recipe: Potato boxty, also known as “Poor Man’s Bread,” is a simple yet satisfying dish made from grated potatoes, flour, baking soda, and buttermilk. Pan-fried until golden brown and crispy on the outside, with a soft, pillowy interior, potato boxty is a versatile staple of Irish cuisine, enjoyed as a side dish or main course.

Update it! Potato boxty filled with creamy Irish cheddar cheese and chives, served with a dollop of sour cream and house-made apple chutney for a gourmet twist on this beloved Irish comfort food.

  • White potatoes – item #60099

Irish Brown Bread

Traditional Recipe: Irish brown bread, affectionately known as “soda bread,” is a rustic loaf made from wholemeal flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. Its dense, hearty texture and nutty flavor make it the perfect accompaniment to soups, stews, and hearty Irish breakfasts, slathered with butter and topped with a dollop of jam.

Update it! Seeded Irish brown bread featuring a blend of ancient grains and artisanal flours, served warm with whipped Guinness butter and a drizzle of honey for a sophisticated bread course.

  • Beurremont Butter – 83% butter fat – item #93073

Creamy Leek and Potato Soup

Traditional Recipe: A classic combination of leeks, potatoes, onions, and chicken or vegetable broth, simmered until tender and blended to silky perfection. Cream is often added to lend richness and depth to the soup, while a sprinkle of fresh chives or parsley adds a burst of freshness before serving.

Update it: Silky leek and potato soup garnished with crispy pancetta, chive oil, and truffle-infused crème fraîche for a luxurious starter that tantalizes the taste buds.

  • Leeks – item #70200
  • Tiny Leeks – item #02709 (pre-order item)

Smoked Salmon Toasts with Mustard Butter

Traditional Recipe: Thinly sliced smoked salmon served atop slices of buttered brown bread, with a generous smear of creamy mustard butter for added flavor. The tangy mustard butter complements the smoky richness of the salmon, while a squeeze of lemon brightens the dish with a burst of citrusy freshness.

Update it: House-smoked salmon served on toasted Irish soda bread rounds, topped with stone ground mustard butter, pickled red onions, and microgreens for an elegant appetizer with layers of flavor and texture.

  • Bakkafrost Salmon – item #32828
  • Shuckman’s Smoked Salmon – item #95053
  • Whole grain mustard – item #95107

Irish Lamb and Turnip Stew

Traditional Recipe: A hearty stew featuring tender pieces of lamb shoulder, turnips, carrots, and pearl onions simmered in a savory broth flavored with thyme, bay leaves, and a splash of stout or red wine. Slow-cooked until the meat is fall-apart tender and the vegetables are meltingly soft, this stew is the epitome of comfort food on a chilly evening.

Update it: Slow-braised Irish lamb and turnip stew featuring sous vide lamb shoulder, heirloom turnips, and baby carrots, finished with a drizzle of rosemary-infused olive oil and a sprinkle of gremolata for a refined twist on a rustic favorite.

  • Turnips – item #20543
  • Tiny Turnips – item #02362 (pre-order item)
  • Freedom Run Farms Lamb Shoulder – item #62502

By celebrating the Irish culture with food, we gain a deeper appreciation for the flavors, techniques, and cultural significance that have shaped Ireland’s culinary heritage. These timeless dishes offer a taste of history and tradition, while giving chefs the opportunity to make them their own!

* Some featured items may not be available in all regions. Please contact your customer advocate for substitutions or new menu ideas.

Creating Restaurant Wins for Health-Conscious Consumers

By | Beef, Chef's Feed, Gluten Free, Grab & Go, Grilling Essentials, Juice, Meats, Non-GMO, Produce, Retail Ready, Seafood, Sparkling Water, Vegan, Vegetables, What Chefs Want

Top tips for bringing together a healthy menu to appeal to your more health-conscious patrons

In a world where health-conscious dining is on the rise, restaurants are faced with the challenge of catering to a more discerning audience. The demand for nutritious, sustainable, and plant-based options is growing rapidly. To stay ahead of the curve and satisfy health-conscious patrons, chefs can implement strategic changes to their menus. In this blog post, we’ll explore five top tips to help you create restaurant wins for health-conscious consumers.

Lean into Functional Foods

Functional foods add health benefits beyond basic nutritional benefits like protein and fiber.

As the spotlight on mental health intensifies, adaptogens are a sought-after class of ingredients that are believed to help the body resist and adapt to stressors. One such adaptogen that is trending is saffron (item #97219). Saffron, known for its mood-boosting properties, lends a touch of luxury and emotional well-being to dishes. Saffron is believed to alter the concentrations of neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain.

Prebiotics like buckwheat are non-digestible fibers or compounds found in certain foods that promote the activity and growth of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) in the gastrointestinal tract. Buckwheat (item #21111) is a gluten-free, nutrient-rich prebiotic food that is a good source of nutrients such as fiber, protein, magnesium, manganese, and antioxidants.

Probiotics like sauerkraut (like the Pickled Pig dill kraut – item #266752) and kimchi (like Napa kimchee item #26574) have beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy balance of microorganisms in the digestive system.

Offer more plant-based entrees

As the demand for plant-based options continues to rise, consider expanding your menu to include more plant-based entrees, and we aren’t just talking salad here. Highlighting produce items as main attractions can be a game-changer. Create vegetable-based dishes and a variety of plant-powered choices will not only attract health-conscious customers but also contribute to the overall sustainability of your menu. For a hearty and satisfying option, consider the robust and savory Portabella mushrooms (item #30025, #30008 or #30030), perfect for grilling or roasting as a centerpiece in a plant-based dish. Jackfruit (item #90141) is also incredibly popular as a meat substitute in savory dishes like curries, stews, tacos, and sandwiches. Its ability to absorb flavors makes it a versatile ingredient in plant-based cooking.

Consider incorporating trendy and nutrient-dense ingredients like quinoa (item #19976), lentils (item #93806), and plant-based proteins to add depth and satisfaction to your plant-based offerings. Emphasizing the health benefits of these ingredients in your menu descriptions can resonate with health-conscious consumers, encouraging them to make nutritious choices when dining out.

Plant-based proteins with options like tofu (item #80024) and tempeh (item #99682) are also great additions. These protein-packed alternatives not only provide a substantial base for various dishes but also absorb the flavors of accompanying ingredients, making them ideal for creating diverse and delicious plant-based entrees.

To cater to those looking for a meaty experience without the animal products, consider incorporating Impossible Meats. This innovative plant-based meat substitute mirrors the taste and texture of traditional meat, providing a familiar yet entirely plant-based option for your health-conscious patrons. You can find Impossible Ground Pork (item #26939) or Impossible Ground Beef (item #03198).

Offer healthy drinks & mocktails

Extend your commitment to health-conscious dining beyond the food menu by introducing healthy drinks and mocktails. Incorporate trendy options like kombucha, known for its probiotic benefits. Craft refreshing mocktails using fresh ingredients, herbs, and spices to provide a non-alcoholic alternative that complements your menu.

If you are looking for a great Kombucha to add to your lineup you can try Elixir (search Elixir in the app), with flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate, Harvest Cider, Lavender Lemonade, Pineapple Ginger and Raspberry Limeade if you are in the Midwest/central region. Or try Rowdy Mermaid (search Rowdy Mermaid in the app) if you are in our Colorado region, in flavors like Strawberry Tonic, Watermelon Bloom, Hello Ginger or Savory Peach.

Collagen is still having its moment right now as well. Collagen is often associated with its potential to promote skin health, joint health, and overall well-being. Circle is a sparkling collagen water focused on making healthier options accessible, enjoyable and affordable. Circle comes in flavors like Raspberry Hibiscus (item #22710), Lemon Mint (item #22711), Vanilla Pear (item #22712) and Watermelon Thyme (item #22713).

Use our Natalies juices or our variety of purees to craft creative and healthy alternatives to alcoholic cocktails and garnish them with something from our huge variety of edible micro flowers.

Showcase sustainable & healthy seafood

Highlighting sustainable seafood serves as an opportunity to educate consumers about making ethical choices in seafood consumption. Collaborate with trusted suppliers adhering to sustainable practices to build transparency and trust with your health-conscious clientele. Sustainable seafood not only offers ecological benefits but is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, providing a nutrient-dense and heart-healthy dining option. Consider featuring seasonal and local seafood options to emphasize freshness and reduce the carbon footprint. By showcasing sustainable seafood, you contribute to your customers’ well-being and play a role in preserving the delicate balance of our oceans for future generations.

Mariblu shrimp holds a prestigious 4-star BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) certification, which is a testament to our unwavering commitment to responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices. This 100% phosphate-free shrimp comes in a large variety of sizes to fit your menu needs. You can find our Mariblu shrimp options by searching Mariblu on our ordering app or site.

Laguna Blanca Salmon is another wonderful healthy option. This antibiotic-free salmon stands out for its eco-friendliness, produced with notably less impact on the wild fish population, and is BAP and ASC certified. The Laguna Blanca salmon is raised on an algae diet which ensures it is a rich source of omega-3s, making it not only delicious but also healthy. You can find these options on our site by searching Laguna Blanca.

Educate consumers about your menu items

Share the story behind your menu items to educate consumers about the health benefits of your dishes and their origins. For instance, highlight unconventional healthy protein options or promote antibiotic-free meat. Mention reputable producers and what makes them so special to build trust and transparency with your customers. Incorporate this information into your menu descriptions or create a separate section dedicated to the health-conscious choices available.

For example: Make sure when talking about duck on the menu, that in the description you mention the  lower fat and calorie content compared to many other meats, making it a winning pick for those who crave incredible flavors while upholding a balanced diet. Take it a step further and share the details of the source. If you are using our Maple Leaf Farm duck you can share their particular dedication to sustainability and quality.

Or share the story of Joyce Farms chicken and their belief that small farmers, with their deep caring and passion for the animals, are the best at raising them, often using age-old artisan methods passed down through generations. They use no pesticides, animal by-products, hormones, growth stimulators or antibiotics EVER.

Creekstone Farms Angus Beef stands out for its commitment to quality and ethical practices in beef production. Embracing organic farming principles and ensuring humane animal handling, they prioritize a farming approach free of antibiotics and hormones. With a dedication to transparency, Creekstone Farms is not only passionate about delivering premium Angus beef but also strives to educate customers and consumers about the origins of their food, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for sustainable and responsible farming practices.

Highlighting producers like these add value to your menu items and make your patrons feel good about the choices they make at your restaurant.

Create easy healthy grab-and-go options

Recognizing the fast-paced lifestyles of many customers, offer easy and healthy grab-and-go options. To-go parfait cups filled with nutritious ingredients, such as Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, and granola, make for a convenient and satisfying choice. Consider other portable options like salads in a jar or protein-packed snack boxes to cater to health-conscious consumers on the move.

We have the perfect Parfait Combo Kit + Lid (item #34031) for your grab and go needs! This clear cup is a portable, fast, convenient, and easy-to-use package for yogurt parfaits and savory snack combinations.

Grandola Granola is a gourmet granola that’s made by hand, cured, nut free, gluten-free, and vegan with flavors like Autumn (item #18929 – Chai/Pumpkin spice with apricots and cranberries) and Ella’s Favorite (item #18932 – Madagascar vanilla, cherries and cranberries).

Pair granola with Greek or regular yogurt for easy options for your customers!


By incorporating these top tips, chefs can successfully cater to health-conscious consumers, fostering a dining environment that aligns with the growing demand for plant-based, sustainable, and transparent culinary choices. This strategic approach not only expands your customer base but also plays a vital role in enhancing the well-being of your patrons. Adapting to the evolving preferences of health-conscious consumers isn’t merely a passing trend; it’s a fundamental strategy for ensuring enduring success in the dynamic restaurant industry.

* Some featured items may not be available in all regions. Please contact your customer advocate for substitutions or new fresh, healthy menu ideas.