News from the IPC "Foodservice" category
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.
Jun 22, 2017
MATTHEW BRIGOTTI JOINS IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION AS FOODSERVICE PROMOTION DIRECTOR NORTHEAST/MIDWEST
EAGLE, ID (June 22, 2017) - On June 15, 2017, Matt Brigotti joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) foodservice marketing team as Foodservice Promotions Director for the Northeast and Midwest, based in Richfield, OH.
IPC Offers Cash and Other Prizes to Distributors Who Test Their Potato Knowledge
Eagle ID (June 2017)—The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is reaching out to foodservice distributors, foodservice fresh produce buyers and their sales teams to encourage them take a short, online educational quiz that enters them into three monthly drawings for cash and prizes. Incentives for playing the IPC Foodservice Training Game include $500 Visa gift cards, Cusinart Knife sets, Bluetooth Speakers, and the ever-popular IPC Spuddy Buddies.
Spiralized Idaho® Potatoes Take Texture and Presentation to the Next Level
Eagle ID (February 2017)—Every Potato Lover’s Month (February), the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) explores Idaho® Potato versatility from a different and exciting angle. For 2017, we’re showcasing spiralizing, a preparation method that gives Idaho® Potatoes a whole new look. Spiralizing turns our top quality potatoes into all natural, single-ingredient noodles that are heart-healthy, gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian-friendly, making them an ideal ingredient for signature appetizers, salads and entrees.
Eagle ID (November 2016)—When time is short in a hectic kitchen, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has created a basic and resource for chefs and culinary students that need experienced guidance for producing perfect mashed potatoes and crisp French fries from frozen potatoes.
Eagle ID (August 2016)—When reviewing the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) website analytics for the past year (August 2015-August 2016), IPC staff wasn’t surprised to find that Dr. Potato (alias Don Odiorne, Vice President-Foodservice) had garnered 959,328 page views, nearly 50% of all www.idahopotato.com views.
Jul 18, 2016
WARM UP FALL MENUS WITH LOADED IDAHO® POTATOES
WARM UP FALL MENUS WITH LOADED IDAHO® POTATOES
Eagle ID (July 2016)—The loaded Idaho® potato is a menu tradition that never ages or wanes in popularity. Across the country, chefs channel their creativity into tempting toppings that complement the light fluffy texture of a perfectly baked Idaho® Russet. Adding to their customer appeal, loaded potatoes can meet a variety of menu needs. Depending on the size, a loaded potato could serve as an individual appetizer (6-8 ounce) or a satisfying entrée (8-11 ounce).
May 17, 2016
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS
NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES
Eagle ID (May 2016)—Teaching nutrition to kids can be problematic. While the topic galvanizes adults, kids need a little help to engage. So make nutrition intriguing and interactive with Build a Baker, a web page created by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to help kids make healthy menu choices. Potatoes often get a bad nutrition rap, when, in fact, potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. A healthy diet that includes potatoes starts with preparation and toppings.
Eagle ID (April 2016) — Repeat orders will tell you: the popularity of potato skin appetizers never wavers. Built from cost-effective ingredients and easy to assemble, potato skins can be customized to fit any operation and menu style.