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Across all restaurant subsegments, diners are changing the way they eat away from home and operators have to constantly evolve to keep up with increasing expectations. Plant-based foods are rapidly appearing at quick service and fast casual restaurants and those operators are searching for ways to offer familiar flavors with unfamiliar proteins. Global flavors and customization are major purchase drivers as customers have become more adventurous. Clean label ingredients have been more important than ever as more mindful dining takes hold. We know that restaurant operators are always looking for ways to introduce scratch-made flavor without adding to prep time or labor costs and our authentic, high-quality Custom Culinary® bases, sauces, gravies and soups are the easiest way to Be True to the Food®.

1.1 percent real growth in United State foodservice industry

765,976 potential contact points in US Foodservice industry

$627.5 Billion Restaurant and Bar Sales, 2019 RSE

Flavor Focus

Comfort food has a special place in the hearts of diners everywhere, but even these classics can feel tired sometimes. Inject some excitement into your menu with on-trend ethnic flavors that turn go-to favorites like grilled cheese and fried chicken into revamped comfort food favorites. Amp up meatloaf with sweet-and-spicy Korean-style Barbecue Sauce instead of ketchup. Craft a new spin on Mac & Cheese with South of the Border sauces like Tomatillo Serrano and Mole Negro. With Custom Culinary®  Latin and Korean Flavors, you can add authentic ethnic flair to any dish.

Authenticity is preferred. 72 percent of consumers prefer an authentic ethnic food.
Global Flavors are hot. 60 percent of professional chefs listed ethnic spices as a hot trend.
73 percent of consumers are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers new flavors

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Authentic Ethnic Flavors Menu Guide

Download this guide for menu ideas and inspirations for Latin and Korean flavors.  Over 50 Recipes and Menu Inspirations included!

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al pastor kabobs

Al Pastor Kabobs 

Exotic ingredients brought together to add intense flavors in a familiar application. Featuring Custom Culinary® Al Pastor Sauce, A Pastor Kabobs features cilantro lime rice, al pastor kabobs, and pickled red onions.


custom culinary al pastor sauceCustom Culinary® Al Pastor Sauce

Sweet and tangy, with notes of charred pineapple and a blend of guajillo, pasilla, cayenne and chipotle peppers; sautéed with garlic, onion and tomato, with Mexican oregano and cumin.