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Supplier of the Month

Posted on October 1st, 2014 | Posted in Supplier of the Month

Kettle Cuisine is our primary soup brand for fresh and frozen soups. In the competitive, rapidly changing foodservice market, we want to offer our customers consistently exceptional soups and timely and relevant market insights that help you make the informed decisions that drive sales. We have been very pleased with the quality of Kettle Cuisine soups and the resources that they have available for marketing soups. We hope that you have had the opportunity to try their soups at your restaurants and if you have not now is the perfect time of year as we enter Fall soup weather!

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Founded just outside of Boston in 1986, Kettle Cuisine handcrafts small batch, all natural soups from scratch for restaurants, foodservice operators and grocery retailers who take pride in the food they share with their guests. Sourcing only the finest ingredients from trusted purveyors, they make soup the traditional way, using artisan techniques that honor each ingredient, building flavor slowly for an unforgettable taste.

Kettle Cuisines Core Values

  • Feed people the best soup possible – every time.
  • Source the best tasting, highest-quality ingredients they can find.
  • Stay true to their core culinary ideals – no shortcuts.
  • Promote and support the well being of all of the great people on their team.
  • Remain honest and transparent in everything that they do.
  • Minimize their environmental impact as much as they can.
  • Make a lasting positive impact on their local community and the fight against hunger. (Click HERE to learn more about their philanthropy commitment.)

Product Information

Click HERE for the complete description list of Kettle Cuisine soups. This list is very helpful because it labels each soup with important dietary information, nutrition facts and ingredients. Look for these abbreviations next to the soup name to help you choose the appropriate soup. VN = Vegan VG = Vegetarian DF = Dairy Free LF = Low Fat GF = Gluten Free

October Product Specials

$1.00 off of each of the following stocked soups!**

Albondigas-Savory meatballs, tender potatoes and vibrant tomatoes in a handcrafted chicken stock infused with traditional Mexican aromatics and a touch of fresh lime juice. Available fresh.

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Black Bean Soup-(VN, VG, DF, GF) Slow-cooked black beans, red peppers, roasted sweet corn and green chilies in a purée of vine-ripened tomatoes with fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of lime. Available fresh.

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup-(GF) A blend of pureed butternut squash, caramelized onions and handcrafted chicken stock with Granny Smith apples, a touch of light cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Available fresh and frozen.

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup-(VN, VG, DF, GF) A delicately pureed blend of caramelized sweet potatoes, carrots and handcrafted vegetable stock with spicy chipotle, chopped cilantro and a touch of sesame oil. Available fresh and frozen.

SWEET-POTATO

 

Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Bisque-(VG, GF) A purée of roasted red peppers, vine-ripened tomatoes and sautéed onions in a rich blend of smoky Gouda and tangy sour cream with fresh spinach and a hint of paprika. Available fresh.

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Spiced Pumpkin Bisque-A delicate puree of pumpkin, sweet potatoes and handcrafted chicken stock with tempered light cream, brown sugar and a pinch of nutmeg. Available fresh.

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Featured Product-Devault Bulk Marinated Sandwich Steak

Posted on September 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured Product

Devault Bulk Steak (1 of 1)

Our best Devault steak line seller! 100% whole-muscle, beef in bulk pack. For high volume, economy minded operators. 

Item #DescriptionPack
DVF3015STEAK-BULK BEEF MARINATED DEVAULT1/20#

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat a lightly oiled grill to 350°F.
2. Place frozen steak on the grill and cook until the topside of the steak defrosts and becomes a bright red.
3. Flip steak and begin to separate or shred to desired consistency. Be sure to cook thoroughly.
4. As it cooks, blend in desired toppings and seasonings.
5. Place cooked steak on a toasted or heated roll and serve. To ensure food safety, heat all steak products to an internal temperature of 165˚F prior to serving.

New Products

Posted on September 26th, 2014 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the Week of September 22nd!

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Caramel Apples, 20CT, Shelf Stable, 21 day Shelf Life

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Recipe Thursday-Hatfield Grilled Orange-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Chile-Peanut Dust

Posted on September 25th, 2014 | Posted in Grilling, Main Course, Recipes

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After Clemens Food Group came in and did a rib tutorial with our sales team I decided it was time to grill up some ribs! Though I enjoy a traditional barbecued rib, I wanted to try something new! This Grilled Orange-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Chile-Peanut Dust sounded like a nice mix of flavors and texture, and it was. The chile-peanut dust added nice balance to the savory ribs. Also, this recipe is a fast rib recipe that does not need hours to cook, so you can make it on a weeknight after work.

Yield 4 Servings
Ingredients
For the Chile-Peanut Dust
2/3 cup dry-roasted peanuts, finely chopped (992504, 3/2#)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (992008/GAL)
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder (CQC041, QT)

For the Sauce
1/3 cup hoisin sauce (990800, 6/5#, Pan Chi)
1/4 cup soy sauce (991196, 4/1GAL, Castella)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange) (00723, 56CT)
2 tablespoons minced ginger (00364, 1#)
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste (CQS030, 3#, Morton/CQP071, QT)

For the Ribs
3 racks Hatfield baby back ribs, about 2 pounds each (HTF1277, 18CT/CS)
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste (CQS030, 3#, Morton/CQP071, QT)

Top
1/4 cup chopped scallions, white and light green parts (01013, 3CT)

Method
PRE-PREP: To make the Chile-Peanut Dust, preheat oven to 350°F. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Put on an unoiled sheet pan and roast, tossing occasionally, until light brown and very fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes (checking very frequently to prevent burning). Remove and set aside.

Build a two-level fire in your grill, which means you put all the coals on one side of the grill and leave the other side free of coals. When the coals are medium (you can hold your hand 6 inches above the grill for 4 to 5 seconds), you’re ready to cook.

PREP: As the fire heats up, prep the Sauce ingredients in individual containers.

GRILL: Sprinkle the ribs generously with the salt and pepper,

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place them on the grill directly over the coals,

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and cook until a peek inside shows that the meat no longer has any pink at the center, about 8 to 10 minutes per side (just to be clear, that’s 16 to 20 minutes total).

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TOP: When the rib racks come off the grill, cut them into individual ribs,

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put in a large bowl, add all of the prep ingredients, and toss vigorously. Lay them out on a platter and top with a mixture of the Chile-Peanut Dust and the scallions.

Recipe from SeriousEats.com

Seasonal Products

Posted on September 24th, 2014 | Posted in Seasonal Products

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Item #DescriptionPack
900105APPLE BUTTER-HONEY KIMES**12/17OZ
900101APPLE BUTTER-N/S ADDED KIMES12/17OZ
900103APPLE BUTTER-N/S W/SPICE KIMES12/17OZ
900104APPLE BUTTER-NO SPICE KIMES12/17OZ
900102APPLE BUTTER-SUGAR&SPICE KIMES**12/17OZ
993010APPLE CIDER-KAUFFMANS**4/1GAL
993011APPLE CIDER-KAUFFMANS**9/.5GAL
993012APPLE CIDER-KAUFFMANS**9/1QT
993013APPLE CIDER-KAUFFMANS**25/1PT
559726APPLE DUMPLING-RTB 8OZ MRS SMITHS6/60OZ
NFR4200APPLE DUMPLING-UNBAKED FRZN**36/CS
ICC0322BREAD PUDDING-PUMPKIN J&A**1/5#
SG11402BREAD PUDDING-W/PUMPKIN SPR GLEN**1/7#
03518CARAMEL APPLES-PLAIN 20CT**20CT
ICC0107CHEESE DELIGHT-PUMPKIN J&A**1/5.5#
559536CHEESECAKE BITES-PUMPKIN BRD MCCAIN4/2#
JL141CREAM CHEESE-PUMPKIN 5#2/5#
ICC0155DESSERT-PUMPKIN CRUMB MOUSSE J&A**1/5.5#
900110PUMPKIN BUTTER-KIMES12/17OZ
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