Wednesday April 18, 2012

Attendees at this year's Culinary Spectacular were asked the question, "Do you know where the food on your customers' plates
came from?".The restaurant patrons of today are more educated and are looking for the story as to how their meal made it
to their plate. They want to know the name of the farms that grew their meat and produce. They want to know that their food
was monitored for food safety during its journey from farm to fork.

J. Kings showed attendees that it works hard to align itself only with growers and manufacturers that have complete
traceability on product.  J.Kings let attendees know when it sells an item, it can tell customers exactly where it came from.

J.Kings also showcased its valued local farmers, butchers, bakers and manufacturers and demonstrated how customers
could use these local products as a selling point in their establishment.

Since restaurant patrons are demanding more, the J.Kings Culinary Team worked hard to develop "12 for 2012"
menu ideas, along with demonstrating unique plate presentation ideas to spark culinary inspiration.
 
 
 
 
Restaurant Row Kitchens' Chef Prepared Meals

Visitors discovered how they could offer their customers delicious chef prepared meals in their grab n' go cases without the effort by using Restaurant Row Kitchens' chef prepared entrees. Many of the entrees shown are also available
in bulk packs for customers that are looking to cut costs by cutting out labor.


> Click Here to Learn More about Restaurant Row Kitchens' Prepared Meals
 
 

Restaurant Row Kitchens' Chef Prepared Wraps and Salads

Guests at the Culinary Spectacular discovered how they could let
Restaurant Row Kitchens' chefs do the work for them by preparing
fresh wraps and salads for their menus and box lunches.


> Click Here to Learn More about Restaurant Row Kitchens' Wraps,
Salads and More

 
   
 
 

WB Stockyard's  Freshly  Prepared Burgers

The J.Kings Culinary Team were grilling up the "Best Burger in Town"
from WB Stockyard. Just in time for the Summer season,
WB Stockyard has added a Chicken and Apple, Chicken Parmesan
and Tomato, and Bacon Cheese Slider Burgers to their burger line.

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Click Here to Learn More about WB Stockyard's Burgers

 
   
 
 
Tommy Moloneys Authentic Irish Foods

Guests tasted the tradition of quality with Tommy Moloneys line
of authentic Irish foods that includes corned beef, bangers,
cheddar, black pudding and more.

> Click Here to Learn More about Tommy Moloney's Authentic Irish Foods
 
   
 
 
WB Stockyard Steaks, Chicken and Pork

WB Stockyard steaks, short ribs, pork loins and double lobe French cut
chicken breasts were prepared live by the J.Kings Culinary Team
to show guests their unsurpassable quality along with
giving unique plating ideas.


> Click Here to Learn More about WB Stockyard's Beef, Pork, and Poultry Items
 
   
 
 

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Dipped Pretzels
and Fun Food Equipment!


Guests at the Culinary Spectacular discovered that Green Apple's
freshly popped popcorn, or made-to-order cotton candy, candy apples
and dipped pretzels are perfect for dessert, catering, wedding,
anniversary party or birthday party menus. They also learned about
the line of Gold Medal equipment, including donut fryers, popcorn and
cotton candy machines available to liven up any party or event,
which are all available though Green Apple Foods.

> Click Here to Learn More about Green Apple Foods

 
   
 
 
Locally Raised Beef From Local Harvest

To keep in line with its local focus, J.Kings has brought in a locally
raised beef line from Local Harvest. Local Harvest beef is an all
mid-Atlantic raised angus breed that are humanely raised with
no antibiotics or growth hormones.


> Click Here to Learn More about Local Harvest
 
   
 
 

Unique Plating Solutions with American Metalcraft

Attendees of the Spectacular discovered how they could add
a twist to their menu offerings by utilizing American Metalcraft's
line of products for unique plating solutions.

> Click Here to Learn More about American Metalcraft's Unique Plating Solutions

 
   
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New Items Shown at the Show

Harvestland Chicken

Farm to Fork Wax Paper

Kitchen Cuts Labor Saving Produce

Grab Apples

Northwest Pears

 

Red Jacket Orchards Apples & Juices

Banana Color Chart

Chopped Cascade Blend

Arcadian Harvest Blend

Tasti-Lee Tomatoes

Lucky Tomatoes

 

Zima Grape Tomatoes

Ramps & Fiddlehead Ferns

Mann's Broccoli Slaw

Steamin Greens

Christopher Ranch Garlic

Exotic Mushroom Pack

 
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12 for 2012 Menu Ideas

Since restaurant patrons have developed more discerning palates
and are demanding more from restaurants menus, the J.Kings
Culinary Team worked hard to develop 12 different menu offerings
for all different aspects of a typical menu - from sandwiches to burgers
to center-of-the-plate and more!


Below are all of the "12 for 2012" Menu Ideas shown at the Culinary Spectacular:

12 Burger Ideas

12 Center of the Plate Ideas

12 Grilled Chicken Entree Ideas

12 Seafood Entree Ideas

12 Taco Ideas

12 Salad Ideas

12 Sandwich Ideas

12 Gourmet Doughnut Ideas

12 Espresso Drink Ideas

12 Risotto Ideas

 
 
 
 
 

Local Sourcing Menu

More restaurant patrons are looking for restaurants that incorporate
local produce, meats, breads and groceries into their menu offerings.
To illustrate how restaurateurs could promote this local sourcing
concept in their restaurant, the J.Kings Culinary Team developed a
sample menu which cited the local farms, butchers and manufacturers
that product was sourced from.

> Click Here to View Local Sourcing Menu Sample

     
 
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Cheeseless Fondue Ideas

Baked Brie Ideas

Slider Ideas

Doughnut Making Steps

Doughnut Glazes

 

 

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