Eagle, Idaho, December 18, 2020 -- Some studies indicate that Americans gain up to five pounds during the holidays. That’s a lot of egg nog and cookies and probably not enough fruits and veggies! To help you maintain a healthy balance, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) compared the nutritional value of seasonal favorites like Idaho® potatoes, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, spinach and green beans. By loading up on these nutrient-dense foods you’ll be able to stave off the holiday weight and even more importantly, reach your recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 29, 2020 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) recognized Valencia College’s Poinciana campus instructor Dr. Jennifer Denlinger, CCC, CHEP, for creating an Escape Room with clues derived from her Food Safety and Sanitation college course.
Operational Changes in Foodservice Open New Opportunities for Idaho® Potato Profitability
Eagle, ID (June 30, 2020)—For foodservice operators coping with the shifting realities of food preparation and service, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) extends a helping hand as a resource for these changing times. Recognizing the challenges facing operators in a “new normal” of simplified menus, comfort foods, uncertain supplies, meal kits, expanded hours and take-out, the IPC has created the Idaho® Potatoes=Great for Delivery and Take-Out web page focused on the practical and profitable benefits of Idaho® Potatoes for take-out and delivery, including:
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.
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.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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