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Bring Seasonal Flair to Your Food Service Menu

Scott Fadden
Scott Fadden | September 22, 2016

Fall is a great time of the year to look over your menu, take some items off and replace them with new options featuring on-trend and seasonal flavors!  If you're recently reworked your menu, you can simply create a separate, small seasonal menu to accompany your full menu. You could also try featuring a new menu item certain days of the week, promoting in-house as well as on social media. No matter how you choose to freshen up your food service menu for fall, our chefs have created some remarkable ideas here to get you started! 

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Pulled Pork Taco Salad
YIELD |  1

1 oz Catallia White Corn Tortilla Chips (953680), fried, salted
3 oz C.H. Robinson Shredded Lettuce (360700)
4 oz Farmland Roasted & Seared Pork Shoulder (928620), pulled, heated
1-1/2 oz Mainland New Zealand Egmont Cheese (929730), shredded
1/4 cup Capital City Tomato (362012), diced
1 oz Wholesale Jumbo Red Onion (361112), diced
5-7 slices Capital City Jalapeño Pepper (361280)
5-8 leaves C.H. Robinson Cilantro (360490)
2 oz Kemps Sour Cream (900540)
2 oz Calavo California Western Style Guacamole (962030)
2 oz ConAgra Rosarita® Medium Green Chile Tomato Salsa (561190)

PREP | Build salad, serving salsa on the side.
COST: $2.94  |  SELL AT: $9.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.05

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Foodservice Recipe: Pale_Ale_Burger.jpgPale Ale cheesy Bacon Burger 
YIELD |  1

1 each Rotella’s Split Top Sliced Brioche Bun – 4.25 in (998370)
1 each Valley Meats Angus Flavor Burst Beef Patty – 3x1 (919900)
2 slices Farmland Gold Medal Single Sliced Bacon – 14/18 (924600)
1-1/2 oz Custom Culinary Gold Label Pale Ale Cheese Sauce (953710)
1 oz C.H. Robinson Shredded Lettuce (360700)
1 slice Capital City Tomato (362012)
5 oz Lamb Weston Yukon Selects® Regular Cut Fries – 3/8 in (963670)

PREP | Cook beef patty and bacon. Heat sauce. Toast bun. Build burger. Serve with prepared fries.
COST: $3.08  |  SELL AT: $9.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $6.91


Foodservice Recipe: BaconOnion_Marmalade.jpgBacon Onion Marmalade Burger
YIELD |  1

1 each Rotella’s Sliced Onion Kaiser Bun – 4 in (987110)
1 each Valley Meats Angus Flavor Burst Beef Patty – 3x1 (919900)
2 oz McCain Moore’s® Onion Tanglers® Breaded Onion Slivers (964130)\
2 oz Custom Culinary Gold Label Bacon Onion Marmalade (953730)
1 filet C.H. Robinson Green Leaf Lettuce Filet (360670)
1 slice Capital City Tomato (362012)
5 oz Lamb Weston Sweet Things® Sweet Potato Vanilla Sugar Fries (965210)

PREP | Cook beef patty. Prepare breaded onion slivers. Heat marmalade. Toast bun. Build burger. Serve with prepared fries.
COST: $3.63  |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.36


Foodservice Recipe: Mushroom Swiss Burger.jpgWild Mushroom & Swiss Burger
YIELD |  1

1 each Rotella’s Tomato Basil Bun – 4.25 in (355249)
1 each Valley Meats Angus Flavor Burst Beef Patty – 3x1 (919900)
1 slice Sliced Swiss Cheese
2 oz Custom Culinary Gold Label Wild Mushroom Tapenade (953880)
5 oz Lamb Weston Yukon Selects® Regular Cut Fries – 3/8 in (963670)

PREP | Cook beef patty; top with cheese to melt.  Heat tapenade. Toast bun. Build burger. Top with diced green onions, if desired. Serve with prepared fries and lettuce, tomato and onion on the side.
COST: $3.34  |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.65


Foodservice Recipe: Cheesy-Pulled-Pork Sandwich.jpgPale Ale Cheesy Pulled Pork Sandwich with Bacon Onion Marmalade
YIELD |  1

1 each Rotella’s Sliced Onion Kaiser Bun – 4 in (987110), toasted
4 oz Farmland Roasted & Seared Pork Shoulder (928620), pulled, heated
1-1/2 oz Custom Culinary Gold Label Pale Ale Cheese Sauce (953710), heated
1-1/2 oz Custom Culinary Gold Label Bacon Onion Marmalade (953730), heated
5 oz Lamb Weston Lamb’s Natural Twister® Fries (960488)
6 oz Heinz TrueSoups® Wisconsin Cheese Soup (946060)

PREP | Build sandwich. Serve with prepared fries and soup.
COST: $3.65  |  SELL AT: $10.99  |  POTENTIAL PROFIT: $7.34

 

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