Fresh Solutions Network's Side Delights® to Feature A Cut Above® Potatoes at PMA Foodservice; Kathleen Triou Comments
- by Anne Allen
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Can you hear the sound of a chef’s knife moving across a cutting board? I can nearly smell the produce being prepared before me, and the fresh, earthy aroma of potatoes is calling my name. I am, of course, imagining my PMA Foodservice Expo experience, and Fresh Solutions Network’s booth will be one of my first stops. Showcasing its Side Delights® A Cut Above® whole and fresh-cut potato line, buyers can get a taste of several popular choices for house-made potato chips and French fries.
“Since 2014, we’ve been bringing the foodservice sector premium-quality potatoes that make superior house-made chips and fries, a very profitable and still-growing segment for on-premise accounts,” said Kathleen Triou, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Solutions Network. “The superior taste and appearance of these products give operators the best foundation to create signature potato items that keep their patrons coming back for more.”
According to a press release, A Cut Above potatoes are premium-quality, whole white and Russet potatoes packed in 50 lb bags and cartons as well as 30 lb fresh-cut cartons.
The different foodservice offerings include Russet steak-cut fries, white shoestring fries, white 3/8” fries with skin on, and white 3/8” fries without skin. New to the A Cut Above line is a diced red potato with skin on. All of these potatoes enable operators to capitalize on consumer demands. A 2021 Consumer Attitude and Usage Study conducted by Potatoes USA revealed that “any potato option” and “Fries” are America’s #1 and #2 favorite side dishes and takeout side dish choices.
A Cut Above potatoes are available exclusively from the partners of Fresh Solutions Network. Basin Gold Cooperative from Washington, Sun-Glo of Idaho, and Sterman Masser Farms of Pennsylvania will all be attending PMA Foodservice Expo on behalf of the Network, and can be found at booth #218.
We’ll see you on the show floor!