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As many foodservice professionals know, purchasing, preparing, and serving seafood can be a bit nerve-wracking. So, in honor of October being National Seafood Month, we’ve decided to school you on choosing the best seafood to prepare in your restaurant! Whether you purchase frozen fish in bulk from a large supplier, or you visit the docks to buy from a local fisherman, we'll tell you what to look out for!
Since we reside in a country that’s recognized as a global leader in responsibly managed fisheries, agriculture, and sustainable food, purchasing fresh seafood from local markets has gained popularity. Plus, the eat local food movement has made society aware of how much better the taste of local food is. Offering seafood on your menu that’s sourced from nearby cities, counties, and states can also oftentimes justify a higher entree cost – because consumers, now more than ever, are willing to pay more for local, sustainable ingredients. If you're purchasing fresh, unfrozen seafood, consider the characteristics, pros, and cons we’ve listed below.
Unlike you may think, frozen seafood can be just as flavor and fresh as seafood purchased from a local market – but you have to do your research first and make sure you’re buying high-quality fish. Thanks to technological advances in the foodservice industry, fish can be caught, flash frozen, and shipped overnight (with a high cost, of course). In fact, frozen food is the ideal choice for restaurants not located within close proximity to the coasts or other large bodies of water. If you're purchasing frozen seafood, consider the characteristics, pros, and cons we’ve listed below.
When it comes to choosing the best seafood to prepare in your restaurant, it really all comes down to availability, customer demand, and your personal preference. If your diners are looking for fresh catch, then that’s what’s going to sell best, and that’s what should be provided to them. However, if your geographical location permits you from visiting a local market, then be sure to do all the research on where your frozen seafood is coming from. You may also want to stock up on our seafood preparation supplies and appliances while you’re here!
Strawberries in January? Pears in May? With so many fruits and vegetables being grown in greenhouses or imported from other states and countries, it can be difficult to know what's really in season where you live. We've broken down the contiguous United States into regions so you can see what produce is in season all year round in your part of the country. Of course, there are variations to our lists depending on where you live specifically, even within a certain region, so be sure to research your area using information from your local government or food guides for more details.
From Torani Pumpkin Spice coffee syrup to the ever popular Mason jar mugs, we have specials on some of our most popular October items. Whether you are catering a Fall wedding, having a Halloween party, or delivering pizza, you'll love the extra savings! If you'd like even more coupons, be sure to sign up for our email sale flyers!
Apple season is here! This is the time of year when apple pie, cobbler, cake, and crisp are all popping out of ovens. From caramel apples to apple coffee cake, we can't get enough of this sweet fruit, especially when fall begins. This season also commences apple-cider-drinking time. A warm cup of cider on a crisp fall day is sure to warm your customers from the inside out and provide a treat to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Can you smell the cooking apples, the spices, and the sweetness in the air? If you answered "No," try one of these top apple cider recipes to experience it. You and your taste buds won't regret it.
To get started on your recipes, you'll want to make classic homemade cider. This is one of many traditional ways to make your hot apple cider. It will warm you up as the days get colder, and the aroma of apples will make your restaurant or cafe smell amazing.
For those especially chilly days (or any day, really), there's also hard apple cider. This cider is different from the effervescent bottled version. It's not carbonated and is spiked with warm and smooth rum, making it a great option for punch bowls at parties.
Ginger and orange blend together very well and evoke a holiday feeling. Although the holidays aren't quite here yet, you can get started early with this spiced apple cider.
Decadent and sweet, salted caramel apple cider has a creamy texture your guests will get lost in! This indulgent recipe can be served as an after-dinner treat or even as a dessert topped with whipped cream.
This refreshing twist on classic apple cider blends tart cranberry juice with sweet apples. This palatable recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and the rich color emulates the changing color of the leaves! You can even add some fresh cranberries on top for extra color.
Everyone loves pumpkin in their cakes, scones, coffee, and beer. In fact, you can find pumpkin and pumpkin spice in so many foods and beverages, it's surprising that pumpkin apple cider isn't more popular. Serve this cider at your bar during the holidays or offer it as your specialty drink of the fall season.
With these recipes, you can expand your menu offerings and entice customers to come inside your business on colder days. Whether guests are seated at your dining tables or at your bar, a fresh cup of classic apple cider or a not-so-traditional option will revive them. Happy fall!