October’s best food holidays

Fall is the perfect time to start celebrating those food holidays that can help your restaurant stand out, attract a crowd, and give you some engaging content to post on social media. Make a list of the holidays in October that interest you most and start planning your menu, décor, entertainment, and more. This month […]

5 food holidays to celebrate in October, from tacos to chocolate

By Megan Prevost It’s almost October, so you know what that means: fall goodies, Halloween decorations and candy, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. But how do you choose what items to showcase or what specials to run? Sometimes there are just too many delicious foods to feature. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Every month […]

Trend Watch: Jerusalem artichoke, Asian teas and nontraditional pastas

By Sophie Mir Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, forward-thinking restaurants are working to revamp their menus to keep up with the changing tastes of the Canadian public. The following are up-and-coming ingredients and dishes that will surely make a splash on restaurant menus in May 2020 and beyond. Jerusalem Artichoke Also known as a sunchoke, […]

Unique ingredients give pasta a healthy makeover

By Sean Moon Long the go-to meal for doting Italian grandmothers, spaghetti-loving kids and comfort-food aficionados, pasta has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years. Today, the use of pasta in Canadian restaurants is less influenced by Nonna and more by such modern factors as clean-eating, plant-based or gluten-free diets and a world of unique […]

Nestlé Professional’s new pasta partnership brings authentic Italian flavour to consumer palates

Nestlé Professional partners with family-owned Carla’s Pasta Press release Nestlé Professional is proud to announce its exclusive distribution partnership with pasta supplier, Carla’s Pasta. For over 40 years, Carla Squatrito and her family have put their experience and love into each product they create, resulting in a lineup that truly is prepared with Nonna’s touch. The […]

Ultragrain Pasta now available to foodservice from Armour Specialty Marketing

Press release Ardent Mills has announced that it has reached agreement with Armour Specialty Marketing to produce and sell Ultragrain Pasta into the foodservice and food manufacturing channels. “We’re tremendously excited about Armour Specialty Marketing’s enthusiasm to represent and build the Ultragrain Pasta brand. This pasta is made with a blend of semolina and Ardent […]

How to sneak vegetables into other foods

By Shelby Morrison, Order Up blog Although vegetables are delicious and nutritious, it might take some convincing on your part to entice the younger folks in your life or your picky eater friends to eat them. If you struggle to get your child or yourself to eat vegetables, consider getting a little sneaky. As adults, […]