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Meet the Cathcarts, Ontario Beef Farmers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Jun 3, 2019 9:25:54 AM

When it comes to beef, you have high standards—and so do your customers. It's why, in 2017, we developed Carve Premium Ontario Beef.

We work with local farmers and processors to provide our customers with great tasting, AAA grade beef that is produced right here at home and supports our local communities.

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Topics: Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

Clear Coat vs. Fresh Cut Fries: Benefits and Advantages by Cavendish Farms

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 30, 2019 1:32:03 PM

Cavendish Farms is a family food company that puts pride and dedication into everything they grow and make. Their varied product lines include clear coat, fine coat, and fresh cut fries; medallions; breakfast potatoes and more.

Cavendish is breaking down the advantages and benefits of both fresh cut and clear coat fries. Each option has low operating costs, consistent quality and taste, and the "crispy" factor—the #1 attribute of a great French fry.²

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Topics: Ingredient Spotlight

Back of House Cleaning: Best Practices from Cascades

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 22, 2019 6:55:00 AM

Foodservice establishments are typically judged by three things:

  • Food
  • Quality of service
  • Cleanliness

Cleanliness, in particular, should be top of mind for all foodservice operators, managers and employees due to the risks associated with improper food handling. By upholding certain standards, restaurant operators can lower these risks, including the spread of harmful germs and bacteria that can surface when raw food, changing of hands and an influx of people are involved.

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7shifts: Making Life Easier for Hard-Working Restaurant Managers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on May 3, 2019 11:42:00 AM
7shifts CEO Jordan Boesch

As a teenager, Jordan Boesch was a “sandwich artist” at a popular quick-service restaurant, an experience in a family business that eventually spun itself out as 7shifts, a North America-wide company he founded in 2014.

“My dad ran Quiznos locations, and I worked for him. I understood early the pains of managing and running restaurants firsthand,” Boesch says.

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Topics: Maximize Profits, Technology

Recipe: East Coast Lobster Rolls

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Apr 15, 2019 4:26:41 PM

Courtesy of Caudle's Catch Seafood, this East Coast lobster roll recipe is a seasonal favourite.

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Topics: Recipes, Canada

Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Opening a New Restaurant

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 19, 2019 1:56:00 PM

 By David Hopkins

Opening a new restaurant requires good decision-making, the kind of decision-making critical to avoiding pitfalls along the way. Here are some of the most common missteps new owners make when opening a new restaurant.

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Topics: Maximize Profits

Meet The Nesbitts, Ontario Beef Farmers

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Feb 5, 2019 11:35:00 AM

Ryan and Allison Nesbitt, along with their young children and Ryan’s family, own and operate Cedardale Farms Ltd., a large beef cattle and crop farm in central Ontario.

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Topics: Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

Let's Talk Turkey

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Dec 11, 2018 12:02:00 PM

It’s no surprise that the three most popular turkey items on Canadian menus are wraps, club sandwiches and burgers.

Although these favourite dishes are enjoyed by many, why not surprise your guests with a festive turkey dish that embraces the heartiness of the holiday season. 

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Topics: Get Seasonal, Ingredient Spotlight, Ontario, Recipes

Meet Sandra Vos, Ontario Beef Farmer

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Dec 6, 2018 4:00:18 PM

Unlike many farmers, Sandra Vos is not only a first-generation farmer having purchased a farm that belonged to her uncle’s family in 2001, but as a trained nurse, Sandra is a farmer as her second career.

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Topics: Ontario, Carve Premium Ontario Beef

Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Supreme

Posted by Flanagan Foodservice on Nov 2, 2018 11:40:00 AM

The simple, fresh flavours of sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, lemon, oregano, garlic and basil come together to create a special make-ahead entrée that will impress a variety of guests.  

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Topics: Recipes, Grille & Galley Gourmet

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