At NACUFS, Basic American Foods introduced innovation and fun on the menu with mini and regular-size “savory cupcakes” in two varieties: Bacon Hashbrown Cupcakes made with Golden Grill Russet™ Premium Hashbrown Potatoes and Buffalo-Chicken Meatloaf Cupcakes featuring Potato Pearls® EXCEL Original Recipe Mashed Potatoes. Prepared by PCI’s Chef Laurie Lindrup from supplied recipes, the “cupcakes” earned wide acclaim among college and university foodservice managers throughout NACUFS’ two-day trade show.
“The state-of-the-art facilities and innovative culinary and wine curricula of the Professional Culinary Institute reflect the future of the foodservice industry,” said Mike Villano, vice president of sales for Basic American Foods. “We’re proud to support PCI’s continuing efforts to train exceptional culinarians who will help shape and define U.S. foodways.”
The Professional Culinary Institute provides career training in the field of hospitality, focusing on culinary arts, wine appreciation and service and hospitality management. The curricula address the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary not only for successful entry into the industry, but also rapid advancement.
Chicago-based Olson Communications, which founded Chefs of Tomorrow™ in 2008 to honor the food-marketing agency’s 20th anniversary, is committed to funding grants to high-school and postsecondary culinary educators while promoting exemplary culinary-arts-training programs to foodservice manufacturers and suppliers and the nation’s food-trade media.
Pictured, l. to r.: Prell, Villano.