Sauces are one of the most favorite methods of adding flavor to a dish. Flavor Consumer Trends Report finds that 60% of consumers say so. Many dishes on menus can be sprinkled to increase appeal, but for operators adding hand-prepared sauces to an array of menu items can be a lot of work, which is not very doable, especially now that we are facing a labor shortage.
Fortunately, operators don’t have to make sauces from scratch in order to enhance flavor, indulgence and appeal. Plus, sauces don’t have to be innovative or made with new flavors — classics sell really well — so adding them to popular menu items is easy and versatile. Operators can use CHEF-MATE®’s pre-made cheese sauces, chilis and main courses throughout the menu during all parts of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner and even on snacks – to increase the enjoyment of the consumer and increase the leniency factor. Here are some ways to add sauces, chilies, and entrees to the menu.
Breakfast: Offer a mix of two breakfast favorites, corned beef hash and eggs benedict. Eggs Benedict prepared with Chef-Mate Corned Beef Hash and MINOR’S® Hollandaise Sauce come together in minutes for a hearty, satisfying and comforting morning meal.
Lunch: A comfort food classic, chili dogs are easier than ever when made with CHEF-MATE® Hot Dog Chili Sauce with Beef. Simply top each hot dog with chili, then sprinkle with mild cheddar cheese for a melty, delicious dish.
Having dinner: Combine diners’ love of comfort foods with global food trends by serving up a Mexican burger. Start with a black bean burger patty and a whole wheat burger bun, then top with red onion, peppers and onion, then finish with CHEF-MATE® Que Beuno White Queso Sauce for a savory twist on a menu classic.
Snacks: Loaded fries are getting an update. Southern fries, with sweet potato wedges and cheddar cheese, and CHEF-MATE® Country Sausage Sauce offer diners a unique option to savor.
To learn more about CHEF-MATE® sauce options and other ingredients, click here.
This post is sponsored by Nestlé Professional