A collection of menu planning ideas for foodservice operators.


Recipe report: Bake something new

Home bakers have been very active during the stay-at-home mandates currently in effect. But now housebound consumers and professionals alike are looking for new ideas that are easy to execute with ingredients on hand. Here are five recipes that fit the bill: Three quick loaves, one bar cookie and one focaccia.


Boost menu appeal with signature soups

Use speed-scratch soups to create craveable, on-trend dishes.

Listen as Mary Nguyen Aregoni, chef-owner of the Vietnamese concept, shares the creative strategies she has put in place.

By separating smoky flavors from strictly barbecue applications and considering it as more of a broad-use ingredient, its applications become endless.

We’ve posted thousands of recipes on Recipedia over the years, but certain dishes keep getting the most clicks. For this week’s Recipe Report, we want to share five of the most popular. These favorites will be fun to cook now, as we continue to shelter in place, and try again later when operations are back in full swing.

For operators planning ahead, here are some great ways to add Alaska pollock to the menu—and what the benefits are of doing so.

Despite the fact that most of us are sheltering in place, spring is in full force outdoors. And with Easter and Passover arriving this week, it’s time to introduce a taste of the season into the menu.

To meet never-ending demand, operators are adding more options to burger menus.

As consumers continue to shelter in place, many restaurants are offering pizza kits for takeout and delivery. These contain all the fixings for making pizza at home, filling the need for a family-friendly meal as well as an activity. Although these five recipes are not packaged into kits, they offer a slightly different spin on traditional pizza and are easy to make. ​​​​​​​

The coronavirus crisis has depleted kitchen workforces and closed a lot of foodservice facilities. But students, the work-from-home crowd and restaurant customers still need to get fed. These five low-labor recipes, adaptable to takeout and delivery, can help ease the stress.

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