Five Star Custom Foods Blog
(Now Part of Cargill)

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

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

Infographic: Balancing Cost and Quality

Life is all about balance. This infographic explains how finding the right custom food manufacturer can help you balance cost and quality in your...

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Quality, Infographic Jan 23, 2017

3 Ways Custom Food Manufacturers Can Lower Restaurant Chain Labor Costs

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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Quality Jan 19, 2017

7 Benefits of Using Individually Quick-Frozen (IQF) Meats

Individually quick-frozen meats (aka IQF meats) have revolutionized the way restaurants handle ingredients. Gone are the days when cooking products...

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Quality Dec 7, 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

4 Reasons Why Custom Doesn't Cost More With The Right Food Manufacturing Vendor

As a general rule, something that’s customized is going to cost more than something that isn’t. For example, a special-order waffle iron that’s...

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Quality Jun 27, 2016

5 Ways Outsourcing Can Reduce Labor Costs for Your Restaurant

It’s no secret that food is usually the largest cost for restaurants. After that, it’s labor. According to a 2010 study by the National Restaurant...

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Quality Jun 9, 2016

The Quality Process: 7 Steps to Ensure Food Safety with Your Food Manufacturer

It is important to continually monitor and evolve the quality process to meet and exceed customer expectations. The food manufacturing business is...

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Quality, Food Manufacturing, Safety May 20, 2016