Markon Looks to Aid Foodservice with New Ready-Set-Serve Cauli Creations

Wed. December 14th, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura

SALINAS, CA – Operators seeking healthy and convenient new foodservice options this Winter should take note; Markon’s Ready-Set-Serve® (RSS) Cauli Creations satisfies demand for a versatile, nutrient-packed cauliflower dish that can be used in a variety of creative ways across the menu.

Sean Walsh, Gordon Food Service’s North American Director of Fruits, Vegetables, and Dairy“It’s important we provide our operators with innovative, on-trend produce items that not only meet the front-of-house culinary creations patrons want, but also save backhouse preparation time,” said Sean Walsh, Gordon Food Service’s North American Director of Fruits, Vegetables, and Dairy. “Markon’s Cauli Creations offers 100 percent usable product without sacrificing quality, taste, speed, or safety.”

The company’s Cauli Creations are comprised of rice-like cauliflower crumbles, ready-to-use straight out of the bag. The product offers foodservice operators an easy way to begin creating fresh, healthy, on-trend menu items like cauliflower rice, pizza crust, tortillas, and tots.

Chef Bud Andersen, Ben E. Keith Foods“Cauliflower has numerous culinary applications and can be used in hot and cold dishes,” said Chef Bud Andersen with Ben E. Keith Foods, one of Markon’s foodservice members. “Chefs will love that Ready-Set-Serve Cauli Creations is ready to go, provides a consistent product for each use and allows them to focus on creating an outstanding dish instead of prepping the vegetable for use.”

Cauli Creations can even be used as a flour substitute in baked goods, making them an excellent option for operators courting the gluten-free and low carb crowds. According to Nielsen, sixty four percent of consumers are looking to eat healthier, and nutrient-packed cauliflower has been steadily growing in popularity because of its health benefits and extraordinary versatility as a gluten-free, low calorie substitute for traditional ingredients like flour and potatoes.

Serving ideas and more can be found on the company’s product usage video, and an introduction video produced by Markon gives a brief introduction to the way in which Cauli Creations are made.

Cauli Creations are harvested year-round in Arizona and California and available to operators through Markon’s foodservice members:

  • Ben E. Keith Foods
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Maines Paper & Food Service
  • Nicholas & Company
  • Reinhart Foodservice
  • Shamrock Foods Company

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