From high-quality recipe components to fully prepared and ready-to-use menu items, value-added products can be a boon to any foodservice kitchen. This is the power of speed scratch.
Bases and sauces represent one of the most common speed-scratch strategies. In addition to being used to create stocks and soups, bases can be used as rubs for meats, flavor boosters in braised dishes, and as building blocks for marinades and sauces. These bases can be added to any item that would benefit from a little extra flavor. Add a complementary base to cooked vegetables or bean dishes, enliven hash browns, or enrich egg dishes such as quiche.
Ready-made sauces are easy to use as is or add a signature touch to recipes.
Did You Know?
Sauces can also be tailored to your own menu needs with interesting additions:
Fully Prepared Convenience
Fully prepared items also make great starting points for signature dishes. Macaroni and cheese is already a multitasker, perfect for a side dish, entrée, or kid’s meal item—as-is or embellished with other ingredients, such as stewed tomatoes or Buffalo Chicken ingredients—but look what else it can do:
It’s All Gravy
Talk about a menu workhorse: Gravies of all kinds are the ultimate speed-scratch solutions. Gravy can be used in ways that go way beyond the mashed potatoes.
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