During this time of the year, I find it fun to create holiday-inspired offerings by putting a “twist” on core ingredients while still using classic preparation techniques. As the leaves begin to fall, people get excited about spending time with family and sharing seasonal favorites such as turkey with stuffing, potatoes with giblet gravy and other traditional fixings.
As the competition heats up in the breakfast segment, we see almost all restaurateurs adding a breakfast sandwich to their menu. Breakfast sandwiches are extremely versatile and adaptable to current trends. For example, a trend we are spotting today is consumers are looking to trade in the traditional breakfast breads such as toast, bagels and croissants for flatbreads which are perceived as a healthier option.
Let’s continue to blur the lines of day parts even further by talking about Gyros for breakfast. Kronos is famous for our Gyros – a Greek inspired blend of beef and lamb with traditional spices that is most commonly cooked on an open rotisserie-style broiler and sliced.
In Part 1 we discussed how the breakfast segment is growing in the foodservice industry and how you can use Kronos Greek yogurt to capitalize on this trend. Today we will take Greek yogurt and hummus to the next level to show you how to target a specific audience on your breakfast menu. Millennials will soon be the most influential group in the foodservice industry.
We hear it all the time…”Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. In the past, it was the meal that we were most often willing to overlook in the interest of time or convenience. Today the foodservice breakfast segment has grown to a $46.5 billion business making it almost impossible for anyone to find an excuse to skip breakfast.
When looking for a versatile, trendy menu idea, Kronos Kabobs should definitely be on the short list of protein staples. The prep requires only grilling over an open flame until lightly charred for the optimal taste and texture.
If you’ve ever been to a large metropolitan city and eaten at one of the ethnic street carts or food trucks; you’ve probably enjoyed shawarma. Yes, it was delicious…but did you really know what you were eating? The Arabic word shawarma means “turning” and actually refers to the preparation of the meat, rather than the finished product.
The world continues to crave hummus – a delicious and healthy food made by pureeing cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas) with tahini paste, oil, garlic, lemon juice and traditional spices.
I must admit that before joining Kronos Foods a little more than three years ago, my experiences with falafel were very limited. Since then, I’ve been exposed to many different versions and brands of falafel. I have eaten at a handful of Chicago ethnic restaurants that were making their own fresh falafel, and those experiences were pleasing.
During the holiday season, it is always fun to take traditional recipes and put a “spin” on them by incorporating new and interesting ingredients.