News from the IPC "Foodservice" category
Chefs use iconic potato formats as a springboard for creativity in bar bites and shared plates
Eagle ID (March 9, 2020)—Originally a religious holiday to honor Saint Patrick in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a popular holiday for friends to gather after work, making this the highest grossing day of the year for bars and restaurants.1 So there’s no better time to pair up beverages with fries and tots with high-profit trendy toppings than when customers clamor for snacks on St. Patrick’s Day.
Eagle, ID (January 8, 2020)—Ever wonder how quality Idaho® Potatoes arrive in thousands of foodservice kitchens consistently fresh, and carefully packed and sized? To keep customers in the know, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) Idaho® Potato Harvest video follows the Idaho® Potato production process from spring planting through late summer harvest, transfer to storage sheds and on to the sorting and packing line.
Idaho Potato Commission cuts through the clutter about potato nutrition in new fact sheets
Boise, ID (November 2019) - Few foods on a chef’s go-to ingredient list can beat the potato on versatility and food cost, but many chefs may be missing an opportunity to leverage Idaho® potatoes to satisfy their diners looking for gluten-free, low-carb (think Keto diet), vegan, plant-based, and just plain healthier menu options.
Boise, ID (February 1, 2019)—February is Idaho® Potato Lover’s Month! For many foodservice customers a side (or base or topping) of fries is a comforting treat that defines a meal. However, according to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), they should be aware that potatoes bring much more to the plate, notably an impressive nutritional profile.
Boise, Idaho, December 3, 2018 – Today the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) welcomes Alan Kahn as the new Vice President of Foodservice. Kahn will rely on his extensive foodservice and marketing experience to develop and implement attention-grabbing campaigns that encourage greater Idaho® potato consumption at the foodservice level. With more than 25 years of experience in foodservice, food marketing, and new business development in the potato industry specifically, Alan understands the strength of the “Grown in Idaho®” seal and the prestige it carries among chefs and foodservice operators in the United States and around the world.
Nov 8, 2018
Jamie Bowen Elected to International Foodservice Editorial Council Board at Annual Conference
Boise, Idaho, November 8, 2018 – Members of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) recently elected Jamie Bowen, Marketing Manager for the Idaho Potato Commission, to serve on the Board of Directors at its 62nd annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bowen will serve a two-year term on the IFEC Board.
Eagle ID (August 2018)—The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has launched its redesigned website with more mobile-friendly formats, scroll features, modified layouts and a load-on-demand feature. With over 2 million views in the last year, it's very important to the IPC that consumers, foodservice operators and industry have a seamless experience on the IPC site.
USDA Calculates Idaho Potato Crop Value Grew 22.7% to $1.2B
Eagle ID (March 2018)— Idaho, the United State’s top producing potato state since 1957, reached a new crop high in 2017. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the preliminary estimated value for the Idaho® Potato crop is $1.2 billion, a 22.7% leap from the previous year. Harvested acreage was down 5% and yields were down 1.2%.
Jul 10, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission Honors Innovation in Teaching via Social Media at 13th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference
Two foodservice training programs are rewarded for harnessing the power of popular digital communication platforms to help students excel in hospitality careers
ANNAPOLIS, MD, July 10, 2017 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recognized new methods and breakthroughs in professional foodservice training programs with the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 13th annual Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) Leadership Conference. The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach—part of South Carolina’s Horry Georgetown Technical College—hosted the award ceremony on June 22, 2017.