Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

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

The Endless Possibilities of Pre-Cooked Meats

From frozen pizza and lasagna to canned soup and chili, food producers use meats for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, prepping and cooking these...

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Culinary Oct 25, 2016

How A Custom Food Manufacturer Helps Your Restaurant Keep Up with Flavor Trends

Keeping up with flavor trends is crucial for any restaurant chain. If your menu doesn’t have any items that are new and popular in a given year, you...

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Culinary Oct 18, 2016

Teaming Up with a Custom Food Manufacturer Executive Chef to Amp Up Your Food Development Process

Developing a food product on your own can be difficult. What flavors are currently resonating with customers? Where can you turn for fresh ideas?...

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Culinary Oct 11, 2016

Kettle-Cooked Menu Items: Trends & Stats You Need To Know

Kettle-cooked foods are a popular, high-margin addition to any restaurant chain's menu. But how much do you know about them? Check out...

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Culinary, Infographic Oct 4, 2016

Does Using Shelf Products Make Sense for Your Restaurant Chain?

Shelf products are appealing to restaurant chains for a variety of reasons. After all, they’re convenient, affordable and can be used in several...

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Quality Sep 27, 2016

Custom Foods: 4 Essentials for Research & Development That Food Manufacturers Require

Consumers love new. The market demands new. R&D guarantees new. A food manufacturer without R&D won’t have new products to offer this salivating...

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Quality Sep 20, 2016

Need Elbow Room? 3 Ways Custom Foods Free Up Your Facility Space

If there’s one thing manufacturers can always use (regardless of industry), it’s a little more elbow room. Facility space is a valuable commodity...

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Food Manufacturing Aug 30, 2016

Custom to Creation: What Does the Custom Food Manufacturing Process Look Like?

Taking an idea and turning it into something physical can seem like a difficult task, regardless of your industry. While inventors thrive in this...

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Food Manufacturing Aug 25, 2016

Reducing Food Safety Risks with a Custom Food Manufacturer

For food producers, there is no gray area when it comes to safety. You have a responsibility to millions of families and people of all ages who...

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Safety Aug 16, 2016