Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

Bringing you the latest news and resources about the custom food industry

When It Comes To Food Products, Does Healthy = Clean?

Take a moment and think back 10-20 years ago. What were most restaurant chains marketing those days? Bigger portions. Better value. More options....

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Safety Jun 29, 2017

Five Star Fundamental #18: Be Relentless About Continuous Improvement

The Five Star Way describes the values, behaviors, principles and practices that are the foundation of our unique culture. Featuring 29 Fundamentals,...

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Quality, Culinary Jun 13, 2017

Best of the Web: Flavor and Ingredient Trends of 2017

Whether you’re a food producer or restaurant chain, staying tuned to what flavors and ingredients are trending is an essential component of the...

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Culinary May 10, 2017

Food Waste Statistics That Restaurants and Food Producers Need to Know

On June 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, calling on...

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Food Manufacturing, Infographic May 3, 2017

Case Study: How Five Star Custom Foods Expedited the Food Development Process for an Existing Customer

This case study details how Five Star Custom Foods went above and beyond for an existing customer with a time-sensitive request.

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Culinary, Case Study Apr 27, 2017

10 Recipes Inspired by 2017 Flavor Trends

Whether you’re a food producer or restaurant chain, keeping up with food and flavor trends is a daily part of the job. After all, millennials are the...

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Culinary Apr 24, 2017

Why Italian Sausage Belongs on Your Menu

When it comes to meat pizza toppings, pepperoni is king. But have you stopped to think what might be the second? According to Foodler, it’s sausage —...

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Culinary Mar 6, 2017

4 Ways Restaurant Chains Can Reduce Costs With a CFM

It’s no secret that two of the biggest costs in the restaurant industry are food and labor. There are various ways to cut costs on the former, such...

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Culinary, Infographic Feb 27, 2017

Five Star Fundamental #4: Check The Ego At The Door

The Five Star Way describes the values, behaviors, principles and practices that are the foundation of our unique culture. Featuring 29 Fundamentals,...

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Insider Jan 24, 2017