www.southwestfoodservice.com | February - March 2019

Dole® Fruit Redefines Breakfast Boundaries

Convenient Chef-Ready Cuts and Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées bring breakfast-inspired flavors to dishes across dayparts.

According to Technomic’s Breakfast Consumer Trend Report (2017), 46% of consumers enjoy eating breakfast foods at nontraditional times. That’s why Dole Packaged Foods is showing operators how to reinvent classic breakfast entrées into dishes that transcend dayparts, thanks to the versatility and convenience of DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts and Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées.

The rise of brunch culture has inspired a slew of new menu items that blur the lines between morning and evening, breakfast and dinner, sweet and savory. DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts and Frozen Fruit Purées are ideal for inclusion in smoothie bowls, waffle/pancake sandwiches, hash, toast and sweet takes on Eggs Benedict. And adding to the menu excitement, crave-worthy dishes like pizza, burgers and ramen can be transformed into morning staples with the incorporation of eggs, bacon, berries and other classic breakfast ingredients.

According to James Bickmore-Hutt, Dole Culinary R&D Manager and Corporate Chef, blending the fun with the familiar is the ideal way to bring this trend to the menu. “DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts and Frozen Fruit Purées make it easy to create memorable breakfast-inspired dishes that can actually be served all day. Take a dish like chorizo tacos, which can be served with mango sauce in the morning and dressed with sriracha-peach aioli for lunch. Our Chef-Ready Frozen Mango and Peach Purées take the guesswork out of creating signature sauces, which saves time and labor back-of-house.”

Here are some additional ideas from the Dole culinary team, showcasing how operators can use DOLE® Chef-Ready products in breakfast-inspired recipes across all menuparts.

  • Pineapple-Peach Pulled Pork & Waffles: Fold DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes into pulled pork and serve over a Belgian waffle. Finish with a smoked maple peach syrup made with DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Peach Slivers.
  • Strawberry Sriracha Breakfast Hashtots: This hearty entrée features a bed of hashtots topped with DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Pineapple Cubes, thick-cut bacon, goat cheese, green onion, an over-easy egg and a drizzle of strawberry-sriracha sauce, using DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Diced Strawberries.
  • Nashville Hot Pancake Sliders: Capitalize on the Nashville hot chicken craze with silver dollar pancake sandwiches, featuring DOLE® IQF Blueberries. Top with fried chicken, maple coleslaw and pickled DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Sliced Strawberries.
  • Mango Ice Cream Sandwich: Top a flaky buttermilk biscuit with vanilla ice cream and a mix of DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes and DOLE® Chef-Ready Frozen Mango Purée for a sweet treat.
  • Bellini Freeze: Serve up a frozen blend of DOLE® Chef-Ready Frozen Peach Purée and extra dry prosecco, topped with DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts Peach Slivers.

DOLE® Chef-Ready Cuts are perfectly sliced, cubed, slivered and diced fruits that add a burst of fruit flavor across the menu. The product line includes pineapple cubes, diced strawberries, sliced bananas, peach slivers and more.

The versatility of DOLE® Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées just can’t be beat. They’re made with quality fruit, ideal for creating consistent, memorable sauces, beverages and desserts. Varieties include strawberry, mango, blackberry and peach.

Visit our website for full product information, and watch a quick demo video showcasing the above recipes.






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