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

2017-08-15T14:22:11+00:00 August 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 April 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 [...]

Jake’s 2016 Pairing Menu

2016-04-19T16:27:51+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Categories: Featured Foods!, Gourmet Ranch, Seasonal Suggestions, Tips & Ideas|

The New Year is off and running, and Jake’s wants to help you keep up! With an eventful spring approaching fast, many establishments will take this time to spruce-up their menus, and one popular trend is offering a pairing menu that guides the experience of the diner. Jake’s would like to take this opportunity to offer [...]

Jake’s Finer Foods Announces Next Generation of Family Business Leadership

2016-01-19T23:15:29+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Categories: News & Announcements|

HOUSTON, TEXAS – January 14, 2016 – Jake’s Finer Foods announced this week the next generation of company leadership. Effective January 1, 2016, the new company leadership consists of: • Kevin Ullrich, CEO • Michael Bench, President • Jason Blackshear, Executive Vice President In these new roles, Kevin and Michael will work together as partners, ultimately [...]

More to the Holidays than Pumpkin Spice…

2015-11-18T17:42:50+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Seasonal Suggestions, Tips & Ideas|

Five weeks…that ever-shrinking amount of time you get to take advantage of this billion dollar shopping season. Shoppers run in a frenzy, all in hopes to hit the best sale with their holiday bonus in hand. However, retail is not the only place this chaos goes down.  There’s a reason why so many New Year’s resolutions [...]

Menu Design

2015-10-12T20:23:33+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Tips & Ideas|

Whether you’re opening a new restaurant or evaluating your current business, it is key to remember the importance of a well-designed menu. Your menu is the only form of communication and advertising that 100% of your customers will see. Creating your menu is not just about listing the items you offer, it’s about selling those items. [...]

Chickenology 101 with Gourmet Ranch

2015-07-28T14:51:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Gourmet Ranch|

Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken, Baked Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Blackened Chicken, Chicken & Rice, Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Tacos, Chicken, Chicken & more Chicken. This line may seemed inspired by the famous scene in Forrest Gump, but actually we’re inspired by Gourmet Ranch! Did you know that chicken is the highest-selling protein in the world? [...]