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Pack Your Taste Buds

2018-10-13T10:54:58+00:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Some people would argue that the local cuisine is the most memorable part of the region it represents. It’s increasingly easy to associate specific local specialties with the area in which they originated. I say Po’ Boy, you say…NOLA. I say Cheesesteak, you say…Philly. Right? Interest in regional flavors in the U.S. has grown exponentially, as [...]

What’s NEW about NOW Delivery?

2018-06-21T12:56:11+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Welcome to the universe known as Now. “I may or may not know what I want; all I know is that I want it now,” the population screams! That’s right…we live in a “NOW” universe. And so it goes—retailer after retailer jump to their feet with delivery services. Two-day with subscription, two-day without subscription, next-day, one-hour…the [...]

Thawing Out

2018-03-22T17:50:03+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: News & Announcements|

Weighing-in on the Latest “Mc-News” Even if you don’t frequent fast-food establishments or the iconic golden arches, you’ve probably heard the news recently about McDonald’s historic move from frozen to fresh patties. While this may sound like a great advancement for a QSR who traditionally focuses on value menus, we can’t help but think of the [...]

Jake’s Finer Foods Partners with Leading Virtual Platform Provider to Deliver Innovative Food Show Experience

2018-02-01T15:55:17+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: News & Announcements|

February 1, 2018 – Houston, TX: Jake’s Finer Foods, Houston’s only locally-owned and operated broadline food distributor, has partnered with vFairs, a leading virtual platform provider, to deliver the industry’s first ever interactive, virtual food show. The event brings together top food vendors and foodservice operators through a digital platform that offers real-time interactions, product exposure, [...]

3 Quick Steps for Managing Your Restaurant Budget

2017-12-13T17:09:22+00:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

It’s quite possible that the last time you made a budget for your restaurant was when you put together your original restaurant business plan. Once you actually became a restaurant owner, it likely became more challenging to go back and revisit all those charts and graphs. A budget doesn’t have to be chiseled in stone, it [...]

Saval Foodservice Joins Jake’s Finer Foods to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

2017-10-26T16:33:05+00:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: News & Announcements|

Maryland business sends donation funds to Houston restaurants October 25, 2017 – Houston, TX: Jake’s Finer Foods announced today that Saval Foodservice, a broad line foodservice distributor in Elkridge, MD, has donated more than $14,000 to help Houston-area restaurants impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Saval Foodservice employees, along with several Saval Foodservice restaurant customers, organized and led [...]

To-go or Not To-go? That is indeed the question!

2017-08-15T14:22:11+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Whether we're talking about take-out, delivery services like Favor and UberEats, or just an "old fashioned" delivery driver that works directly for the restaurant, providing meals to-go is a big deal these days. In 2016, according to Fortune, "the percentage of orders booked online or using a smartphone or tablet app—now 6.6% of the total—exceeded the quantity [...]

Give Your Burger Menu a Spring/Summer Makeover

2017-04-27T14:13:44+00:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions|

Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. Burgers are definitely one of those all-year-round foods, but even everyday favorites can use a little freshening-up every now and then. Check out these ideas for incorporating spring and summer twists into your burger menu: Spotlight Seasonal Produce Take advantage of asparagus season by mixing coarsely-chopped [...]

Awesome Sauce!

2016-10-09T14:48:45+00:00October 9th, 2016|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Sauces are certainly not a new thing in professional kitchens. The so-called French "mother sauces" date back to the 19th century and include Careme's Bechamel, Veloute and Espagnole, as well as Escoffier's 20th-century additions of Veloute, Sauce Tomat and Hollandaise. Chefs today still appreciate the addition of a good sauce to center-of-the-plate proteins, and there are [...]

It’s All About Breakfast

2016-04-19T16:28:27+00:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

It seems that restaurants are finally catching-on to what Mom always said, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Houston's high-end establishments are even jumping on the bandwagon, further proving what industry research has been indicating for a while now: breakfast is hot. Here are a few stats for your consideration, courtesy of Ventura [...]