Culinary advancement is critical to boosting potato sales in grocery stores and restaurants. Trends change rapidly, and what’s popular now may not be tomorrow. To maintain consumer interest in potatoes, chefs, restaurants, and food companies must stay up to date on the latest trends and incorporate them into their recipes in new and exciting ways.
The Potatoes USA culinary team uses various market insights to create new, desirable dishes for home cooks and professional chefs.
RECIPE DEVELOPMENT FOR RESTAURANTS
Culinary development aims to provide complete solutions for restaurant menus that meet the following criteria:
- Appealing to consumers.
- Easy to prepare.
- Available ingredients.
- Cost effective.
Potatoes USA develops inspiring potato dishes for every palate, highlighting taste, nutrition, variety, and ease of preparation.
Potatoes check all these boxes. With a focus on reducing menu costs, saving on labor and incorporating trending flavors, the culinary team brings potato dishes to life, enticing chefs to add new potato items to their menus. For example, the globally inspired mashed potato boards were a hit at the New York Produce Show. These shareable appetizers bring unique flavors to the table, are easy to prepare and use expensive ingredients sparingly while showcasing America’s favorite vegetable.
RECIPE DEVELOPMENT FOR HOME COOKS
Whether they have advanced cooking skills or no skills at all, home cooks want delicious and easy recipes. This means recipes must:
- Deliver flavor.
- Require little preparation time.
- Use minimal kitchen equipment.
- Provide detailed instructions that are easy to understand.
Potatoes USA develops inspiring potato dishes for every palate, highlighting taste, nutrition, variety, and ease of preparation. For instance, the team created a series of air fryer recipes featuring potatoes paired with dips, like citrus potato poppers with beet-yogurt dip. Additionally, consumers are curious about cooking tips and tricks. The team brings the questions asked online to the Spud Lab to provide answers, inspiration and solutions. Questions range from time-saving techniques to perfecting classic dishes like baked potatoes.
All recipes created by Potatoes USA are available for redistribution. Visit PotatoGoodness.com, where you’ll find more than 1,500 creations, or submit your questions for the team to tackle.