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To a World of Possibilities Open Your Doors

It’s spring cleaning, and you know what that means — out with the old, in with the new, open up the windows and doors, and let’s enjoy a fresh start to the season.

Late spring and early summer are the salad days for restaurants. Outdoor events drive foot traffic, holidays celebrate moms, dads, and international cultures. And if you are able to maximize your al fresco spaces, it can help grow your business exponentially.

Our Performance expert chefs have taken all these factors into consideration to craft menu options made for airy dining. We can help elevate salad offerings with tender, smoked Braveheart® Brisket or Contigo® Skirt Steak atop light, citrusy Asian-inspired elements. For Cinco de Mayo celebrations or brunch with mom and dad, sink your fork into Contigo Steak Tostadas, a Hispanic twist on breakfast bennies.

Keep the Cinco fiesta going with a rich, versatile, authentic Contigo Barbacoa Stew, or up the experience ante by featuring a unique Braveheart Brazilian

Steakhouse Picanha that signals it’s time to party as soon as it passes through your dining room. International flavors continue to trend and show no signs of slowing across the industry, so an item like Asian Pride® Korean Style Beef Short Ribs offers a high-ticket LTO made with the labor-reducing convenience of a crock pot.

And you can’t take mom or dad out for a special day without sampling some sweets. They’ll be talking about the Nature’s Best® Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Spicy Fig Sauce for weeks. Or turn their world upside down with a heat-andserve Sweet Encore® Pineapple Upside Down Cake, fully dressed featuring vanilla ice cream, cinnamon pecan pieces, a decadent Mandarin berry jam, and an irresistible coconut sauce.

Start vacation season early by taking guests on your version of an international culinary tour. With authentic, quality sourced ingredients from brands like Contigo and Asian Pride, it’s never been easier to pack patios while staying true to industry trends.

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Sizzlin’ Season

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Cinco de Mayo weekend, you can bet your benny menu will be in high demand. Raise a toast to Hispanic cuisine and consider this luscious steak tostada alternative.

The highest quality USDA choice Angus strip steak from Braveheart® is marinated in Contigo® Chimichurri Sauce, chargrilled, sliced, and laid on a crispy corn tortilla, coated with a pinto bean puree. Add a few dollops of lime infused avocado puree and finish with a fluffy, soft poached egg. The chipotle hollandaise adds a punch of creamy, spicy flavor and deliciously golden color. Cilantro, lime wedges, and Contigo Fire Roasted Salsa pepper the plate with fresh, colorful flourishes — egging on guests to pair with their favorite cerveza to raise that average check.

With You for Cinco de Mayo

Contigo ingredients are designed specifically to fit the influential spectrum of Hispanic and Latin kitchens. Meaning “with you,” the Contigo brand is versatile, easily applicable, and bursting with authentic flavors to help you blend international cuisine into your menus.

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Let the marinated skirt rest for 1-2 minutes after grilling to provide the juiciest bite. The lime infused avocado delivers a bright, cooling element and adding chipotle to the hollandaise creates a smoky, sweet, spicy pop that excites the palate.


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What are some fun ways to spice up offerings for Cinco de Mayo?

Serving dishes with a signature sauce is a great way to bring the flavors of Mexico to your menu. Packed with ancho chilies, chipotle, garlic, lime, and cilantro, Custom Culinary® Latin-Style Citrus Chili Sauce offers incredible versatility and can be paired with any protein. Try it with braised short ribs or spicy wings. Custom Culinary's clean label, gluten-free Tomatillo Serrano Sauce is another perfect speed scratch solution to save time and cut food costs. Use it for jackfruit and sweet potato tostadas, chilaquiles, or a Latin-style vegetable bowl.

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Made from fermented rice with an easy-pour, non-splash spout



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Specially selected toasted seeds provide an authentic nutty flavor

Pride Rocks

With a variety of possible preparations, fall-off-the-bone tenderness, and affordability, short ribs have been big hits on menus of late. The thick bones also make for a striking visual presentation.

These supersized Braveheart® Beef Short Ribs are cut Dino-style from the short plate, with the fat trimmed off prior to cooking. They are sauced with a succulent blend of Asian Pride ingredients, including soy sauce, as well as West Creek® Brown Sugar and Roma® Red Pepper Flakes. The ribs are slow cooked in a crock pot for eight hours for the perfect juicy, fork-tender flavor. Light, aromatic jasmine rice from Asian Pride serves as a fluffy base, the white contrasting beautifully against the reddish-brown of the ribs. Due to the slow cook process, this is a meal that practically makes itself after prep, cutting down on labor stress.

Pride in Diverse Flavors & Styles

Research continues to show consumer interest in international cuisines. Asian Pride captures the true flavors, colors, textures, and tastes of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Filipino, and Vietnamese foods.


Asian Pride Crock Pot Korean Style Beef Short Ribs


Brisket Weather

You know all about surf ‘n’ turf, but it’s time to embrace a different combination — turf ‘n’ garden. Of course, we are entering salad season. Guests love to order fresh, crisp leaves from the garden while dining al fresco.

The smoke ring of USDA choice Braveheart® Brisket blends in beautifully with the dark colors of the Peak® Arcadian Salad Greens. The brisket sits atop mixed greens tossed in a Piancone® Roasted Pepper Dressing with goat cheese, tomatoes, orange, roasted red peppers, and onions from our Peak Fresh Produce portfolio.

The Mountaintop of Produce

Peak Produce is picked at the peak time for optimal taste and freshness. It then undergoes a rigorous packing process to ensure you receive the highest quality fruits and vegetables. Try Lyonnaise Potatoes as a classic Mother’s Day brunch side combining crispy russet potatoes with sweet, caramelized onions.

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Braveheart® Brisket & Peak FRESH Produce Salad

Servings: 2


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4 C. Peak Arcadian Blend Salad Greens

½ C. Peak Red Onion, julienne and caramelized

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6 ea. Peak Cherry Tomatoes

1 ea. Peak Orange, 482976 | HB846

4 oz. Piancone® Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

¼ C. Nature’s Best Dairy® Goat Cheese crumbled, 607259 | DV432


Spray raw brisket with pan spray on all sides. Generously coat all sides of the brisket with rub. Wrap and refrigerate overnight for best flavor transfer. Set smoker to 225°F. Smoke the brisket for two hours per pound. If you want to smoke at 250° you would then smoke the brisket for one and a half per pound.

Once brisket reaches an internal temperature of 195°F remove from smoker and let rest for 30 minutes at room temperature. With carryover, cooking the brisket will reach an internal temperature of 205°. Carve the brisket against the grain to yield an 8 oz. portion.


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Smaller and juicier than larger varieties

Toss greens with dressing and separate on two chilled plates. Portion onions, tomatoes, and peppers atop each salad.

Place three to four slices of brisket on top. Sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles then serve.


Heart Out Eat Your

Looking for tasty ways to spice up your menu with international flair?

Increase guest engagement and boost sales by serving up internationally inspired dishes that can be used across all dayparts. With crispy Butterball® Turkey Bacon, you can stuff a Venezuelan arepa for breakfast, sprinkle on a BBQ flatbread for happy hour, or serve on top of a Mexican-inspired burger with spicy chorizo, a fried egg, and zesty tomato pepper jam.




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The picanha cut is ideal for your own in-house churrascaria

Sneak Picanha

You can feel it as soon as you step into a classic Brazilian steakhouse — the energy, the party atmosphere, all those different meats ready to be shaved on to your plate.

Now, you can offer guests a similar experience with your own version of the traditional churrascaria. A Braveheart® Angus Sirloin Coulotte is cut lengthwise into three pieces, rolled like a jelly roll, and secured with a large metal skewer. Grill the picanha steaks for up to 30 minutes, then simply brush with a little garlic butter and a squeeze of lemon.

Skewer, grill, and slice for service — that’s it! Guests will be able to share the amazing experience they are having on social reels right at the table.

Excellence You Can Taste

Braveheart Beef uses a one-of-a-kind PathProven® program to deliver taste, quality, trim, and consistency that sets the industry standard in meat. Your customers will be able to tell the difference.

Dive into the rich, zesty dip of Chili Con Carne — featuring Braveheart Sirloin and Contigo® Chipotle Pepper.

Braveheart Sirloin Flap

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Immediate processing ensures an unprecedented level of freshness


Living in a Barbacoa World

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While there are countless potential dishes to help celebrate this event, a Contigo Barbacoa Stew — rich, hearty, yet elegant — is always a great choice.

Barbacoa is believed to have originated with the Taino people in the Caribbean and is the earliest known form of barbecue. In Mexico, it describes meat slow cooked over an open fire. For this bowl, sumptuous Contigo Barbacoa Beef is slow cooked and simmered in a pool of birriabased broth with Peak Fresh® Vegetables and Contigo Chorizo over jasmine rice.

Serve with warm tortillas so guests can assemble their own birria tacos on the side, enhancing the authentic experience.

Birria Hysteria

Few ingredients have taken foodies by storm quite like birria sauce. The adobo marinated meat that originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco is full-flavored with a robust reddish hue and often served at celebratory events.

Contigo Birria Sauce

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Spicy Spanish pork sausage available in two specially selected flavor profiles

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All That Jasmine

Here’s another appealing turf ‘n’ garden summer salad — this time with an Asianinspired twist.

Juicy Angus skirt steak from our Contigo® line is marinated overnight in a flavor-rich Asian Pride® Teriyaki Sauce. Grill the delectable meat and serve over a vibrant jasmine rice plate, tossed with Village Garden® Sesame Ginger Dressing and sweet hearts of palm from Asian Pride.

Crunchy cashews, edamame, Mandarin orange slices, and a Peak® Arcadian Blend form a bed of complementary textures and fresh, summery colors. Suggest a light, crisp beer or wine to pair with the layered salad as guests bask in your outdoor spaces.

Asian Pride Teriyaki Sauce

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The sweet, salty delight of teriyaki heightens the flavor of the beef while taking caramelization to a whole new level, and goat cheese hits your palate with creamy brightness that helps balance the flavors of the salad.

Need a cost-effective, yet trendy dish to add to your menu?

Tap into global flavor trends by spicing up side dishes like fries and rice. According to research, most of the global ingredients that are trending with fries are Mexican or Southwest-inspired, so consider topping them with Simplot RoastWorks® Flame-Roasted Sweet Corn & Pepper Blend for a spin on Mexican street corn. Or explore Asian flavors by adding togarashi spices to Simplot Conquest® Delivery+® Clear Coated Straight Cut Fries


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Chef Talk

Prep your ice cream base the day before freezing. It allows the flavors to expand overnight. You want the base to be as cold as possible when freezing. This way it will churn faster, resulting in smaller ice crystals and a smoother ice cream.


Getting Figgy with It

What better way to optimize your outdoor spaces than with the ultimate outdoor dessert — creamy, cold ice cream?

This process will take a bit of work, and you’ll need an ice cream machine, but the end result is simply divine. Traditional elements like heavy cream, milk, eggs, and sugar help to form the ice cream, yet the showstopping twist is Nature’s Best® Goat Cheese. Among the world’s oldest cheeses, goat provides a mild, earthy, buttery, slightly tart flavor that will grab taste buds and have guests asking for a second scoop.

Peak® Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Magellan® Star Anise, and Magellan Black Peppercorns infuse the fig sauce with a citrusy spice that brings out the richness of the goat cheese. If you are looking to serve a social media conversation piece – this is the dessert!

It’s In Our Nature

Nature’s Best Dairy combines our nation’s rich dairy farming heritage with the promise of excellence in food quality, environmental sustainability, safety, and social responsibility. There’s no simple pleasure more delicious than Nature’s Best.

Nature’s Best Eggs

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Cage-free with citric acid for a more natural color


Nature's Best Goat Cheese Ice Cream w/ Spicy Fig Sauce

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One More Encore

If you are trying to wow mom or dad for their special day, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, or simply looking to satisfy that sweet tooth with something you can also post about online — you can’t go wrong with a pineapple upside down cake.

And with the Sweet Encore® version, you can reduce pressure on your kitchen staff as well, because this spongy cake comes in a heat-andserve format. The real artistry is reflected in the gooey, deep purples of the Mandarin berry jam. Asian Pride Mandarin Orange is blended with Peak® Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries for a sweet, fruity mixture that is spectacular, even on its own. Still, you can take this flirty dessert to even higher levels by adding ice cream with coconut sauce and warm cinnamon pecan pieces. This encore is truly worth the wait.

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Encore is a full line of fine desserts designed to meet any operators’ needs. The portfolio represents all thaw-and-serve options to lower costs and save on labor.

Sweet Encore

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Velvet Cake

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Down Cake Fully Dressed

How can you ensure a more hygienic outdoor dining experience for your guests?

Everwipe’s® Chem-Ready® delivery system from Tork allows you to create your own wet wipe system with whatever surfactant is best for your application. The closed system greatly reduces the possibility of surface cross contamination of pathogens. The Chem-Ready bucket and compact wiping rolls are extremely portable, easily resealable, and spill proof. The wiping material is ideal for use with quaternary and bleach. The system is easier and more hygienic than open bucket or spray-type systems.

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