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Profit Potential: Wine & Cheese Pairings


Whether catering for corporate events or a wedding, the right wine and cheese pairings can elevate your service and help you earn repeat business. Adding upscale food and beverage combinations to your menu helps attract new, high-end customers and engage existing customers with your brand. Plus, offering cheese and wine pairings is a great way to boost your bottom line without expending additional labor costs.

Start simple and impress your guests with these classic, sophisticated wine and cheese pairings below:

  • Port & Bleu Cheese – The sweet, rich flavor of Port makes the perfect complement to the distinctive, pungent bleu cheese flavor.
  • Prosecco & Parmesan – This bubbly classic drink takes the salty bite out of Parmesan, making it the perfect pair of flavors.
  • Chardonnay & Gruyere – The unique fruit and nut flavors in Chardonnay are the ideal match for Gruyere’s subtle, sweet taste.
  • Riesling & Ricotta – Whether you choose a sweet or dry Riesling, the drink’s tangy taste pairs well with the unassuming, creamy Ricotta.
  • Pinot Noir & Brie – The distinct, buttery and creamy textures of Brie pairs perfectly with the delicate floral and oak notes in Pinot Noir.

August Food Holidays


Celebrate the last full month of summer with a plethora of fun, festive food holidays. From National Watermelon Day to National Panini Day, these August food holidays give you the starting ground to showcase the spirit of summer on your foodservice operation’s unique seasonal menu.

August 1 
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2 
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 
National Watermelon Day

August 4 
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5 
National Oyster Day

August 6 
National Root Beer Float Day

August 7 
International Beer Day

August 8 
National Zucchini Day

August 9 
National Rice Pudding Day

August 10 
National S’mores Day

August 11 
National Panini Day

August 12
National Julienne Fries Day

August 13
National Filet Mignon Day

August 14 
National Creamsicle Day

August 15 
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 16 
National Bratwurst Day

August 17 
National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18 
National Ice Cream Pie Day

August 19 
National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day

August 20 
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 21 
National Sweet Tea Day

August 22 
National Pecan Torte Day

August 23 
National Cuban Sandwich Day

August 24 
National Peach Pie Day

August 25 
National Whiskey Sour Day

August 26 
National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27 
National Burger Day

August 28 
National Cherry Turnover Day

August 29
National Chop Suey Day

August 30 
National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31 
National Trail Mix Day

Breakfast Solutions


Sweet syrup and fluffy pancakes are delicious, but did you know this pair can help increase your restaurant’s revenue? The increasing consumer demand for breakfast options can help not only expand your menu offerings, but give your profit margin a boost. Consider opening your foodservice establishment earlier and offering breakfast to your customers.

Start the process using the following tips:

1)      Small Scale Start

Consider doing a test run of breakfast one or two days per week. This strategy will help generate buzz for your business without risking costly monetary expenses on food or labor. Pay close attention to customers’ reactions and the amount of traffic you receive during breakfast hours. Offering breakfast on a small scale will give you a glimpse into the popularity of breakfast in your area and possible room for profit.

2)     Research Menu for Rewards

Thoroughly researching the menus of local breakfast spots can give you an idea not only of what consumers are expecting for their first meal of the day, but also possible lapses in food coverage. Find a niche in the breakfast market by combining popular eats with creative side dishes or exotic spices. Doing the research before offering breakfast can help save on food waste and increase the chances of your success.

3)     Remain Versatile

Throughout the process of offering breakfast, keep meticulous notes on the most popular dishes, customer feedback, and the amount of customers you receive during breakfast hours. Make adjustments to your routine and technique to remain versatile in the foodservice industry and provide the best service possible to your customers.

Master your morning routine and start creating your own breakfast menu with savings on select breakfast solutions, now until 7/16/17.