Oh, Boy! Baker Boy offers its premium bakery products to foodservice operations. K-12 operators can choose from products such as croissants, bread sticks, sweet rolls, pastries, muffins, hoagie sandwiches, pizza and more. The company’s Prairie Pantry line features pre-packaged dough and baked goods such as marble rye bread loaves, white Texas toast, hot dog buns, tea biscuit dinner rolls and more. For more information, visit www.bakerboy.com/segment/foodservice.aspx or call (800) 437-2008. Portion Control Need help with taking control over kitchen cleanliness? PortionPac Chemical Corporation offers two helpful products. The Pot & Pan Detergent is a blend of high-foaming detergents, solvents and water conditioning agents used for the manual cleaning and scrubbing of pots, pans, kettles, sheet pans and utensils. The NeutraPac Floor Neutralizer can help extend the life of floors and carpets. To find out about these and other products in the PortionPac line of products, visit www.portionpaccorp.com or call (312) 226-0400. Bite-sized Love Love and Quiches offers a twist on a classic treat with its Crunchy- Fried Cheesecake Bites. The bite-sized pieces of New York cheesecake are batter-dipped and coated with crumbs, making them creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The bites can be thawed, baked or fried and do not require pre-cook preparation. Serve the Bites with fruit or a healthier dipping sauce, such as a fruit sauce or salsa. For more information, visit www.loveandquiches.com/foodservice or call (800) 525-5251. Sweet and Good to Eat Harvest Splendor® Sweet Potato Selections from McCain Foods provide school nutrition operators with a variety of options to serve students, whether you’ve been serving sweet potatoes for some time or are just considering introducing them into school menus. Most products in the line can be baked or fried and feature different shapes, like the Harvest Splendor Bites and Deep Groove Crinkles. For more information, including sweet potato recipes and menu ideas, visit www.McCain4Schools.com or call (800) 767-7377. Primed for Pears Pear Bureau Northwest presents a free educational kit for school nutrition operators. Included are five recipes, such as Shepherd’s Pie With Turkey, Pears and Pear-Carrot-Cranberry Muffins. The kit also contains details about the health benefits of pears. For example, did you know that one medium-sized pear is an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C? To order a free copy of the School Foodservice Kit, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (503) 652-9720 or visit www.usapears.org. Sharpen Your Skills Zwilling J.A. Henckels The Complete Book of Knife Skills: The Essential Guide to Use, Techniques & Care by Jeffrey Elliot and James P. DeWan, published by Robert Rose, comprehensive resource on selecting and working with knives. The book contains step-by-step photos illustrating each technique and features a wire binding that lies flat so that school nutrition professionals can follow the book’s content while keeping their fingers on the knife. To order the book, visit http://tinyurl.com/7kjynk4. A Closer Look at… Healthy Vending If your school nutrition team is looking to stop the trend of secondary students skipping past the cafeteria, the Healthy Express vending machine by Star Food may be the solution. Designed to provide an additional point of service (POS) option, the vending machine can dispense reimbursable meals, adhering to offer-vs.-serve requirements, within 20 seconds. In addition to lunch items, the machine can be stocked with breakfast and snack items. With a POS interface that works with most current systems, school nutrition operators stock the specific menu items, and the dispensing system ensures all components for a reimbursable meal are taken at one time. Cold air flows from a central column in each sector to allow for uniform distribution of temperature; a temperature check is made 144 times a day. If service is needed on the machine, operators can make a report by calling a toll-free number; response time is within 24-48 hours, assures Star Foods. A technical support line also is available for questions about the equipment. The company asserts that its school customers in 20 states are seeing increases in sales and participation. To learn more about the equipment and available options, call (877) 857-3663 or visit www.starfoodhealthyexpress.com.
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