HOUSTON, TX – Sysco is putting produce front and center this season, and bringing store periphery into the center of the plate in the latest issue of Sysco Foodie.
“Summertime is the perfect time to showcase produce on you menu,” Sysco notes in the latest issue of its quarterly magazine. “As temperatures rise, so does the interest in lighter, healthier eating styles.”
The foodservice provider also noted, in its “Produce Sizzles on Summer Menus” feature, that “trends toward ‘veggie-centric’ dishes and center-of-the-plate produce” are an excellent opportunity for foodservice operators to experiment with produce offerings that can “draw in customers while keeping cost down.”
With serving suggestions that run the gamut from Strawberry Pesto Caprese Salad to Ginger-Mint Julep with Fresh Pineapple, the company offers suggestions to entice even the most decadent of eaters, while still appealing to an increasingly health-conscious crowd.
Click here to peruse the latest issue of Sysco Foodie in its entirety.
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