Markon Launches Versatile and Nutrient-Dense Ready-Set-Serve Heart-Y Slaw to Give Operators Healthier and Flavorful Menu Options
- by Jordan Okumura
SALINAS, CA - As consumer demand for versatile menu items continues to grow, foodservice operators feel the pressure to find healthy and flavorful fare. Insert Markon’s latest product—Ready-Set-Serve Heart-Y Slaw.
Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Heart-Y Slaw is a vibrant and nutrient-dense blend containing cruciferous super foods and colorful root vegetables that can be used in a variety of creative ways across the menu, a press release noted. Made of julienned broccoli, shredded cabbage and kale, cauliflower pearls, sliced radishes, and shredded carrots, this fresh blend can be used for a variety of dishes and is ready to serve right out of the bag.
RSS Heart-Y Slaw is available to operators through Markon’s foodservice members: Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Maines Paper & Food Service, Nicholas & Company, Reinhart Foodservice, and Shamrock Foods Company.
“After spending a day in the produce fields, getting trend insights and interacting with growers, last year’s Chef Summit attendees were energized to create a new blend that focused on raw material utilization, on-trend ingredients, and menu versatility,” said Eric Cronert, Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for Reinhart Foodservice. “It was great to see the Markon vision of cultivating fresh ideas come to life with the new Ready-Set-Serve Heart-Y Slaw.”
The new RSS Heart-Y Slaw was created specifically for Markon by its foodservice member chefs at the third annual Chef Summit held in September 2017. Member chefs gathered at the Markon-hosted event to create healthy and ready-to-serve options that meet the increased demand for unique flavor choices in foodservice establishments.
“The National Restaurant Association highlighted fresh produce’s position as the star of the dish as one of its top menu trends for this year,” said Nicholas & Company Executive Chef Vic Vegas. “With its crunchy texture and nutrient-dense popular vegetables, such as broccoli and radishes, RSS Heart-Y Slaw holds up in both hot and cold applications and makes adding produce to menus nearly effortless.”
The press release noted the uses for RSS Heart-Y Slaw:
- Tossing the mixture with a creamy avocado dressing and using it to top burgers and sandwiches.
- Mixing slaw with Thai peanut sauce and topping with grilled chicken, shrimp, or seitan satay skewers.
- Combining with sesame-ginger dressing and topping with grilled fish or steak.
- Adding RSS Chopped Romaine to RSS Heart-Y Slaw; tossing with Caesar dressing and house-made croutons for a more nutrient-dense Caesar salad.
- Hand-mixing RSS Heart-Y Slaw with buttermilk Ranch dressing and piling on top of fried chicken sandwiches.
Like all of Markon’s produce, the new RSS Hearty-Y Slaw is backed by Markon’s unparalleled 5-Star Food Safety® program which tracks products at five key points: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses, and operators’ kitchens, along with providing full traceability back to the field. This salad blend is available now.
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