Your complete source for quality
The Sysco Family of Brands
Sysco Supreme ...............................................................3
Sysco Classic ....................................................................5
Sysco Reliance ................................................................6
Center of the Plate
Butcher’s Block ...............................................................7
Fire River Farms ..............................................................9
White Marble Farms .................................................. 10
Leading Brands. Specialty Segments
Allow us to introduce you to Sysco’s Leading Block & Barrel ................................................................15
Brands. We’ve built our reputation and success Casa Solana ...................................................................17
by focusing on quality, consistency, savings, and
variety, and this guide is a great overview of our
most important brands. Here you will find all the
most up-to-date information on Sysco’s Leading Wholesome Farms ..................................................... 19
Brands, along with some great ideas on how to BakerSource ................................................................. 21
mix them into a menu, some wonderful, palate-
Citavo .............................................................................. 23
pleasing recipes and many heartfelt testimonials
from devoted Sysco users. Sysco is leading the Sysco Natural ............................................................... 25
way in quality with these unique brands, and Keystone ........................................................................ 27
bringing the very best to you and your customers.
EarthPlus ....................................................................... 28
Thanks, Fry-On ............................................................................ 29
The Sysco Team House Recipe ............................................................... 30
Since 1970, Sysco has helped foodservice operators provide great meals
away from home. We’re committed to the success of our customers, with
more than 180 locations throughout North America and product lines as
diverse as the 48,000 employees who support our daily operations. Sysco’s
products and services are unsurpassed in the industry, with the finest meats,
the freshest seafood and the best produce, not to mention the staples and
supplies every restaurant needs to keep its operation fully equipped and
sparkling clean. With a world-renowned Quality Assurance Department, you
can be certain that if it comes from Sysco, it’s safe, reliable, and consistently
crafted with your needs in mind. Sysco does everything within its power
to live up to our guiding tenet—that “Good things come from Sysco.”
Superior. Unsurpassed. Outstanding.
Truly superior, the Sysco Supreme brand
encompasses elite products, differentiated by
the high quality of their ingredients, packaging
and applications and the uniqueness of their
formulations. These products are guaranteed to
enhance any menu or dish with their unmatched
flavor and quality. Sysco Supreme makes these
top-quality products available because Sysco
believes that the most discerning customers
deserve the absolute finest products.
3 | THE SYSCO FAMILY OF BRANDS
Delightful. Artisanal. Exceptional
Cheese and Poblano
Yield: 4 servings “The Sysco
1 T. bacon fat 3/4 c. beer Imperial soup
1 onion, chopped 7 c. Sysco Imperial base line is the
3 whole peeled chicken stock highest quality
shallots, chopped 1/4 c. unsalted of soup bases
1 whole peeled butter, softened
that I’ve found
garlic clove, 1/4 c. all-purpose
chopped flour in the last 20
1 jalapeno chili, 2 poblano chiles, years of cooking.
seeded and roasted, seeded There is nothing
chopped and diced The Sysco Imperial brand represents the very best
the foodservice industry has to offer. Carefully
1/2 T. ground chili 4 c. sharp cheddar
powder cheese, shredded crafted to Sysco’s exacting specifications, the the market.”
(1 pound) quality of Sysco Imperial’s ingredients stand out
2 T. cilantro, Lonnie Bradshaw, Manager
in the industry. Sourced from around the world, Bogart’s Restaurant
chopped Salt to taste
they offer premium performance and exceptional
1 T. chopped fresh Fresh lime juice value. Sysco brings a new level of artisanship
or 1 t. dried epazote to taste to the creation of all Imperial products.
Pinch of cumin seed
Heat bacon fat in large sauté pan over medium
heat. Add onion, shallots, garlic, jalapeno and chili
powder. Sauté for two minutes or until soft. Add
cilantro, epazote, cumin seed and beer. Bring to a
boil. Boil for five minutes or until liquid has reduced by
half. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, skimming
foam from top. Mix butter and flour together. Slowly
whisk into boiling soup, mixing until smooth. Lower
heat and simmer uncovered about 40 minutes.
Remove soup from heat and immediately stir in cheese.
Pour into blender by batches and blend until smooth.
Add reserved poblanos. Season with salt and lime juice.
Pour into warm soup bowls and serve immediately.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
By Chef Dean Fearing
THE SYSCO FAMILY OF BRANDS | 4
Appealing. Satisfying. Dependable
“Sysco’s chicken Asian Chicken Salad
Yield: 1 serving
many uses on
our menu and 4 oz. Sysco Classic ½ c. sliced
Chicken Breast cucumber rounds
are very easy to
3 oz. Sysco Imperial ½ c. julienned red
work with. We battered onion peppers
have tried other strips 2 oz. mixed lettuce
brands but came Salt, as needed greens
back to Sysco Black pepper, as 2 T. prepared
needed sesame-soy dressing
Classic in the
Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
end.” Grill until done. Prepare onion strips according to
Theresa Guthrie, Owner package directions. Toss cucumbers, red peppers
White River Café and mixed lettuce greens with the dressing and
The Sysco Classic brand family includes an extensive transfer to a serving bowl. Dice chicken and arrange
selection, from pantry staples, fresh and frozen foods over salad. Top with onion strips and serve.
to prepared products and hundreds of other options.
Sysco Classic brings the quality businesses crave and
the range of choices customers demand under one
brand, and delivers them both to you! More value
for the price, with quality equal or better than other
national and leading brands—that’s Sysco Classic.
5 | THE SYSCO FAMILY OF BRANDS
Economical. Gratifying. Reliable.
for over seven
years. I love
value that is
offered in your
Brenda Rodriguez, Owner
Razzo’s Pizza and Salads
Sysco Reliance is there for food service operators,
offering competitively priced products which meet
all regulatory standards—and Sysco standards for
quality and food safety. A great value for the price,
Reliance products are more consistent than other
economy labels, and provide a lower cost option
for all types of applications. Deliciously reliable
Sysco quality is included in all Sysco Reliance
products—and that’s value you can taste.
THE SYSCO FAMILY OF BRANDS | 6
Reserve. Choice. Hand-selected.
Butcher’s Block Reserve Angus
Part of the Butcher’s Block complete beef program,
Butcher’s Block Reserve Angus Beef is a hand-
selected, custom-sized product with exceptional
taste, specifically designed for operators who want
to serve premium beef that is high in tenderness and
flavor. The Butcher’s Block Reserve Angus Beef line
offers the most popular cuts, aged for a minimum of
21 days. Graded and certified for marbling, maturity
and other important quality factors, Butcher’s
Block Reserve Angus is available in commodity
and 1/4” trims in a convenient 40 lb. box for easy
Butcher’s Block brings the very best to your table. handling and efficient inventory turns. A year-round
The finest cuts of beef, deliciously marbled pork, crowd pleaser, this beef ensures a consistency
fork-tender veal and succulent lamb are all produced of plate presentation and patron satisfaction
under optimum conditions, providing you with unmatched by other boxed beef programs.
some of the most marvelous meats available.
Tender and delicious, every steak cut of Butcher’s
Butcher’s Block Quality
Block Boxed Beef is aged for a minimum of 21 days,
enhancing its natural flavor and making it a rare Sysco Quality Assurance department ensures
treat. Available in 1/4” trim specifications, with safety and flavor in every bite of Butcher’s Block,
consistent sizing and convenient packaging, these overseeing the selection process and confirming
fresh USDA Choice and Select boxed beef cuts that the final product meets Sysco’s stringent
are perfect for the discerning customer. Butcher’s standards for texture, weight, and color. The best
Block Pork provides a full line of fresh and frozen beef, the best pork, the best veal and lamb—the
pork products, all of which boast outstanding best meats across the board are brought to
performance due to tighter specifications, which you by Sysco quality and Butcher’s Block.
are upheld by Sysco’s award-winning Quality
Assurance team. Butcher’s Block Reserve lamb and
veal products carry USDA Process Verified shields, a
mark that they have undergone rigorous oversight,
ensuring quality and consistency. All of these
Butcher’s Block products set the standard in the food
service industry, bringing reliability, consistency,
and value together in one protein-rich package.
7 | CENTER OF THE PLATE
Steak Medallions Caprese Salad with
Roasted Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
Yield: 24 servings “I have been
Salad Roasted Garlic
4 lbs. red tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette Block center
sliced 1 ¼ inch thick ½ c. roasted garlic paste cut strip loins
3 lbs yellow or heirloom ¾ c. balsamic vinegar for eight years.
tomatoes, sliced 1 ¼ thick 2 ¼ t. kosher salt The trim as well
3 lbs. red onions,
sliced ¼ inch thick
1 ½ t. coarse-ground as the quality
Olive oil, salt, and
2 ¼ c. olive oil
pepper to taste and consistent. I
6 lbs. Butcher’s Block beef have tried many
shoulder tender roast
3 lbs. fresh mozzarella cheese,
sliced ¼ inch thick
brands, but the
3 c. fresh basil, thinly sliced
size and quality
do not come
First, create vinaigrette by combining roasted garlic paste, vinegar, salt and close to that of
pepper in a bowl. Whisk in oil; set aside. Next, toss tomato slices and onion
slices with enough oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange vegetables
in single layer on sheet pans. Roast in 400˚ oven for ten to twelve minutes; Block brand.
set aside. Season beef roasts with pepper as needed. Roast in 425˚ oven for My customers
20 to 25 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness. Carve roasts into ½
inch thick medallions. Season with salt. For each serving, alternately layer
can tell the
four beef medallions, three red tomato slices, three yellow tomato slices, three difference.”
onion slices, and three mozzarella slices on plate. Top with two tablespoons
Ercan Ekinci, Chef
of basil, drizzle salad with two tablespoons of Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette. Green Turtle Market
CENTER OF THE PLATE | 8
FIRE RIVER FARMS
Hearty. Flavorful. Moist.
“The Fire River
Fresh Steak Yield: 4 servings
Burger is the only 32 oz. Fire River 8 tomato slices
Farms Ground Beef 1 sliced avocado
burger we have
4 hamburger buns Mayonnaise to
sold to our guests
8 oz. lettuce leaves garnish
in the five years Form the Fire River Farms Ground Beef into
we have been four equal patties, then season them to taste.
open. Burgers are Grill the burgers to the desired doneness.
Toast buns, then garnish burgers with
easily the best-
mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and avocado.
selling items on
our menu. ‘This is
the best burger in a wide selection of sizes and shapes in easy-
to-use zip-lock bags. Bulk ground beef is also
I have ever available in a variety of grinds from fine to
eaten!’ is a pretty coarse—suitable for creating custom dishes such
Fire River Farms is Sysco’s exclusive brand of
standard reaction as chilis, enchiladas or your very own signature
ground beef products. Available in both patty and burger that patrons will come back for time and
for a first-timer at bulk, fresh or frozen styles, the line delivers an again. Fire River Farms products include Fire River
2 Fat Guys. You exceptional level of oversight into the processing Farms Angus, Fire River Farms Imperial, and Fire
couldn’t pay me and food safety of ground beef. These stringent River Farms Classic. The best possible quality for
safety standards ensure that the raw materials the best ground beef—that’s Fire River Farms.
to use another used to produce Fire River Farms products result in
burger!” flavorful, consistent products with a higher yield.
Sysco also closely monitors the delivery of Fire
2 Fat Guys American Grill River Farms ground beef from the manufacturer
and Catering to your door, providing a consistent cold chain
and ensuring a safe, wholesome product.
Fire River Farms offers multiple options for
maximizing your menu’s appeal. Patties come
9 | CENTER OF THE PLATE
WHITE MARBLE FARMS
Traditional. Succulent. Versatile.
Harvest Stuffed Loin of
Pork with Dried Fruit and Rich in tradition and flavor—that’s White Marble
Farms. Because White Marble Farms is focused
Pomegranate Au Jus only on the production of rich, juicy pork, the
end product is incredibly consistent and flavorful.
Yield: 8 – 12 servings Animals are held to a high standard, and only the
6 lbs. White Marble 6 fresh sage leaves finest cuts make the grade. Meat is selected for
Farms Pork Loin, generous marbling, rich color, and excellent texture.
2 t. Sysco Imperial/
center-cut Sysco White Marble farms pork is an elegant,
versatile product that raises customer expectations
½ c. infused cinnamon
and then fulfills them, time and time again.
blueberries 3 T. Sysco Imperial/
½ c. dried McCormick®
cranberries Montreal Steak® Pomegranate Au Jus “Whenever we
½ c. julienned dried Seasoning
apricots 2 T. rosemary
Yield: 8 – 12 servings
½ c. Flame-roasted 2 T. melted butter Marble Farms
apples Pan drippings 2 oz. butter Eight Bone Pork
2 T. maple syrup
1 c. pecans, 2 oz. port wine 2 T. fresh sage, diced Chops, customers
1 c. chicken stock
chopped 16 oz. chicken stock
Butterfly the pork loin so that it lies flat on a 2 oz. pomegranate
back for more.”
cutting board. Combine blueberries, cranberries,
apricots, apples, pecans, cinnamon, butter, maple Deglaze roasting pan with port wine. Whisk in Jeff Adams, Executive Chef
Scituate Country Club
syrup and chicken stock in a large bowl. Place chicken stock and pomegranate puree. Reduce
the stuffing on top of the pork loin, then layer the by half. Finish with butter and chopped sage.
sage leaves. Roll up the roast in a spiral, then tie
with butcher’s twine. Season the top of the roast
with Montreal Steak Seasoning and rosemary.
Sear the pork on all sides, then transfer
to a sheet pan. Bake in a preheated 375˚
oven until the internal temperature reaches
160˚, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
CENTER OF THE PLATE | 10
PO R T ICO
Healthful. Consistent. Sustainable.
From whole fish to delicious fillets, from far-away
ocean selections to more domestic varieties, Sysco’s
Portico brand has a line on some of the world’s
most healthful, flavorful seafood selections. From
conveniently breaded and battered portions to
freshly frozen-at-sea products, Sysco’s Portico
brand makes your job easier at every step.
Bake it, broil it, grill it, fry it—doesn’t
matter how you prepare it, with Portico
products, you’re really cooking.
Black Tiger Shrimp
Only the best farm-raised Black Tiger Shrimp,
from modern, tightly controlled facilities make
the Portico grade. Available year-round, these
shrimp can be thawed in their unique polybag
Portico brings you the highest quality standards packaging for convenience and food safety,
in the industry—and delicious, healthful seafood and you can trust Portico Black Tiger Shrimp
selections that are imminently adaptable to any to have a uniform size, appearance and flavor.
menu. Portico Bounty products meet established Size, taste, and quality are consistent—and
industry standards for competitive value-added consistent with what you expect from Sysco.
labels. Portico Prime brings you the best available
quality value-added products, packed to exceedingly
high expectations with better ingredients, limited
use of chemicals and unique recipes. Portico Portico Quality
Simply brings you the basics—raw seafood with Sysco is working closely with the World Wildlife
nothing added, providing you with maximum Fund to identify sustainable fisheries, establish
versatility while delivering uncompromised quality a sustainable seafood platform, and identify
and value. Portico also stands for integrity—we renewable resources in every category—making
guarantee and list true net weights and species certain that the products you need are always
that always match up with what’s in the box. reliable, responsible, and ecologically sound.
11 | CENTER OF THE PLATE
“I have been
able to create
and light recipes
squid. I love
shaped. I can
stuff it, cut it in
circles, sauté it
and mix it with
a salad or pasta
Portico Guacamole Shrimp Wraps for more flavor.
Portico is my
Yield: 12 servings
because of its
5 lbs. large or jumbo Portico 5 T. fresh parsley, minced
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 head cabbage, shredded
¾ c. butter or margarine
diving for good
12 flour tortillas
¾ c. olive or avocado oil
seafood. A good
16 oz. guacamole
6 cloves garlic, minced product makes
a chef creative
Thread five shrimps closely together on a thin wooden skewer. Repeat
and lets their
until all shrimp have been skewered. Melt butter in pan. Add oil, garlic
and parsley; heat just until bubbling, then remove sauce from heat. imagination
Place skewered shrimp on a rack in a pan; brush generously with garlic
sauce. Broil shrimp four inches from heat until they turn bright pink Chef Kiran Verma,
(about four minutes). Baste at least once with garlic sauce. Turn and Kiran’s
broil on the other side for about three minutes, or until shrimp feel firm
when pinched; baste once. (Or place skewers on a greased grill about six
inches from hot coals. Cook and baste as directed for broiled shrimp.)
Remove from skewers and put four or five shrimp in each tortilla. Add shredded
cabbage and guacamole. Roll into a cone and arrange on a plate.
CENTER OF THE PLATE | 12
Robust. Diverse. Authentic.
Arrezzio Pizza Toppings
Arrezzio knows that everybody’s different.
And that everybody likes something different
on their pizza! That’s why Arrezzio offers a
great range of pizza toppings, from pepperoni
(the most popular pizza topping, appearing
on 40% of all American pizzas!) to fully cooked
Italian-style pork toppings, pork topping seasoned
with black pepper and sage and delicious beef
topping with a spicy home-cooked flavor. All
these toppings combine wonderfully with the
flavors of Arrezzio Italian cheeses, from fresh
mozzarella and nutty parmesan, from sharp
Romano to mellow provolone, from string cheeses
to 50–50 two-cheese blends. Arrezzio has all
the dependably delicious products you need
to make pizzas worthy of the Arrezzio name!
Italian zest at your fingertips—that’s the Arrezzio Arrezzio Quality
line from Sysco. Whether the menu is authentic The core objective of Sysco’s Quality Assurance
Italian or has just a taste of Tuscany, Arrezzio department is ensuring the quality and safety of
products are the perfect choice, punching up all Sysco brand products, including Arrezzio, from
the flavor and the profits. Arrezzio is the go-to angel hair to ziti. Great care is taken with each of
source for reliable, real Italian flavor. From pesto our brands, making certain that all our products
sauce to cheeses, from canned tomatoes to pizza are reliably safe and reliably delicious. Sysco’s
dough, Arrezzio products are a fresh take on old- Quality Assurance team of over 150 highly trained
world cuisine—robust, diverse, and authentic. experts work tirelessly to make sure that meats are
kept at the correct temperature, fresh veggies are
handled with care, and canned goods stay good,
all the way from our facilities to customers’ plates.
13 | SPECIALTY SEGMENTS
Wisconsin Gorgonzola, Tomato
and Spaghetti Squash Frittata
Yield: 4-6 servings
1/2 small diced yellow onion 8 large eggs
1/4 small diced red bell pepper 1/2 c. heavy cream
4 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided 1-1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. quartered, seeded cooked 4 shakes Tabasco sauce
spaghetti squash, drained and 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
4 oz. Arrezzio Wisconsin
1-1/2 t. salt, divided Gorgonzola cheese, broken
3/4 t. fresh ground black into 8 chunks
In small skillet, sauté onion and bell pepper in 2 T. of the olive oil until
soft, two to three minutes. Stir in the squash, 1/2 t. of the salt and
1/4 t. of the pepper. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Heat oven to 350˚ F. In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, the remaining
salt and pepper, cream, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Drain
any liquid from the squash mixture and stir into the eggs. In 10-inch oven- “The Old
proof skillet, heat the remaining 2 T. olive oil until slightly smoking. Pour in Spaghetti Factory
the egg and squash mixture. Remove from heat. Top with tomato slices and for years has
cheese. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until custard is set and slightly browned.
Let rest 10 minutes. Serve by cutting finished frittata into wedges
For each serving: Slide frittata onto serving plate. Cut into wedges.
that Sysco deliver
Recipe provided by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board the best products
that’s why we
the tradition of
for our tomato
The Old Spaghetti Factory
SPECIALTY SEGMENTS | 14
BLOCK & BARREL
Block & Barrel Ham
Ham is the meat with a place at any meal, and it’s
one of America’s favorites. All Block & Barrel hams
are fully cooked and ready to eat, hugely flavorful
and easily sliced and portioned for sandwiches,
ham steaks, or shaved thinly for party platters.
Block & Barrel hams are truly versatile, available in a
variety of flavors such as smoked and honey-glazed,
and they’re cured and smoked with natural juices,
ensuring great texture and optimum flavor. Whether
it’s pizza or breakfast, buffet-style or fine dining,
Block & Barrel hams have a place on any menu.
You can’t spell “delicious” without deli! Block &
Block & Barrel Quality
Barrel brings you the most delicious, delightful
deli offerings around. High-quality deli meats Meats, cheeses, breads and sides … everything
(both bulk and pre-sliced), such as roast beef, you need for a perfect picnic is available from
ham and turkey make an amazing sandwich Block & Barrel. Monitoring the quality of a line
when combined with Block & Barrel bulk and that encompasses so many different types of
sliced cheeses. Put it all on one of Block & Barrel’s products isn’t easy, but Sysco’s Quality Assurance
sandwich rolls or ready-made breads, and serve department, composed of over 150 highly
with a crisp Block & Barrel kosher pickle spear or trained professionals, is dedicated to ensuring
some delightful prepared soup on the side. the quality of everything Sysco produces, from
appetizers to sweet finishes. We’re committed
Add some Block & Barrel chips or pretzels, and to quality, and to providing the safe, reliable,
lunch is served! Any way you slice it, Block & Barrel delicious products our customers depend on.
products are a delicious way to fill out a menu.
15 | SPECIALTY SEGMENTS
Cuban Pork Sandwich with
Yield: 4 servings
1.4 c. vegetable oil 4 oz. sliced Block &
2 T. fresh lime juice Barrel ham
1 oz. sliced onions 16 pickle slices
½ t. Sysco Imperial/ 4 oz. sliced Swiss cheese
Black Pepper Ancho Mustard
1 T. McCormick Coarse Grind 1 t. McCormick Ancho Chile
Garlic Salt with Parsley Pepper
1¼ lb. pork loin 1/3 c. yellow mustard
“In the catering
4 baguettes business,
First, combine the oil with the lime juice, onions and seasonings; add pork and consistency of
toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for two hours, turning once. Roast in oven product is a vital
at 350° until internal temperature reaches 155° to 160°. Allow to rest 15 minutes
before slicing. Prepare ancho mustard by lightly toasting ancho chile pepper in
a dry skillet over medium heat until it begins to release its aroma, approximately what we promise
30 seconds. Allow to cool for five minutes, then mix into yellow mustard. Next, our customers.
spread 2 tsp. Ancho Mustard onto each side of a baguette. Layer 4 oz. pork
on the bottom half of the baguette; top with 1 oz. ham, five pickle slices and
In working with
1 oz. Swiss cheese. Top with crown of baguette. Finish sandwich on Panini grill Sysco throughout
or wrap in foil and heat in a 375° oven until warm. Serve sandwich warm. the years, we
know we can rely
on Sysco branded
the integrity of
their brand is real
Cade Nagy, Chef/Owner
Catering by Design
SPECIALTY SEGMENTS | 16
Spicy. Exciting. Fantastic.
Casa Solana Tortillas
Without the tortilla, you’d be hard-pressed to
make a great Mexican meal! The perfect base for
quesadillas, nachos, soft tacos, enchiladas and more,
Casa Solana tortillas are made with deliciously moist
unleavened dough, and are available in either corn
or flour variations, with heat-pressed or stretched
styles (for tender flakiness after frying). After they’ve
been grilled, Casa Solana tortillas are packed air-tight
and refrigerated, sealing in their authentic flavor
and freshness—and every tortilla has passed the
rigid requirements of our Quality Assurance team.
Quality, freshness, and authentic flavor—Casa
Solana tortillas have it all. And that’s a wrap!
Casa Solana Quality
Sysco practices the continuous evaluation
of its canned fruit and vegetable products,
inspecting and assessing them every step of the
If you’re looking for the ingredientes for a truly way. The Lot Set Aside program allows Sysco
authentic south-of-the-border meal or just a to ensure that such products as Casa Solana
little added heat, our Casa is your Casa. The Casa canned tomatoes are evaluated by inspectors
Solana line includes both block and shredded from harvest through the canning process,
cheeses, tortillas, chips, refried and black beans, and labeled only if they meet or exceed Sysco’s
prepared avocado and guacamoles and salsas— high standards of safety and excellence.
not to mention mouth-watering, eye-watering
green chilis and jalapenos! Casa Solana has you
covered with both precooked and ready-to-cook
seasoned fajita meats and fire-roasted and salsa-
style tomatoes. A great pick-me-up for any menu,
Casa Solana means affordability, consistence,
quality and convenience—in any language!
17 | SPECIALTY SEGMENTS
Casa Solana Chicken Fajitas
Yield: 4 servings
2 T. canola oil 1 green bell pepper, seeded
1 – 1 1/2 pounds Casa Solana and cut into strips
white meat fajita strips 1 zucchini, trimmed, cut in strips
1 medium onion, cut in wedges 8 flour tortillas, warmed “With all the
2 cloves garlic 1/2 c. sour cream potential
4 mild green or red chile Guacamole to taste
peppers, seeded and sliced 1 bunch green onions, trimmed
1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
our business it
and cut into strips is comforting
to know that
Defrost breast strips according to package instructions and set aside.
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Add the onion, garlic and chile peppers to the Casa Solana
the oil in the pan and sauté over high heat for two minutes. Add the bell line of products
peppers and zucchini; cook over high heat for four minutes, or until the
vegetables have begun to have a blackened look around the edges.
going to be of
Add the chicken to the pan and heat until sizzling hot. Serve right away, with warm high quality.”
tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, sliced green onions, and chopped tomatoes.
Garnish with lime slices and serve with hot cooked rice and refried beans, if desired. Louie Hamlett
Buffalo Gap Saloon
SPECIALTY SEGMENTS | 18
Nourishing. Comforting. Rich
Wholesome Farms Heavy Creams
Wholesome Farms Heavy Whipping Cream is
created by blending milk and cream to a 36 percent
butter fat content, which is then ultra pasteurized,
homogenized and packaged. Formulated for high-
volume usage in sauces, soups, and whipped creams,
this product has a 60-day shelf life from the date of
manufacture. Wholesome Farms ESL Heavy Cream is
formulated with a 40 percent milk fat and maximum
butter fat content for quicker thickening in extra-rich
sauces, and is a key component of such favorites as
Alfredo cream sauce, au gratin potatoes and desserts
such as custard and crème brulée. This product is
stabilized for superior performance in foodservice
applications and has a rich, clean, sweet flavor.
Farm-fresh offerings from Wholesome Farms are a Wholesome Farms Quality
reliable, nutritive staple in any menu. From heavy All Wholesome Farms products either meet or exceed
cream for whipping to the half and half that makes Sysco’s stringent quality requirements. Sysco takes
coffee a creamy delight, from pre-scrambled eggs to incredible care to ensure that all Sysco dairy is kept at
wholesome Grade AA shell eggs, Wholesome Farms the proper temperature and shipped in a way that’s
products are typically produced at dairies located conducive to maximum preservation, making certain
closer to our customers, resulting in fresher, more that you receive nothing but the best product.
dependable dairy products with longer shelf lives.
Cottage cheese, milk in a range of sizes from half
pints to gallons and delicious ice cream help round
out the Wholesome Farms product portfolio. Butter,
sour cream, margarine, whipped topping—chances
are, if you need it and it comes from dairy country,
Wholesome Farms has it! Like all of Sysco’s leading
brands, Wholesome Farms has a wide variety of
products at a consistently high level of quality.
19 | CATEGORY LEADERS
Cardamom Saffron Rice Pudding
Yield: 12 servings
3 qts. Wholesome Farms milk 1 t. ground green cardamom
1 qt. heavy or light pods
Wholesome Farms cream 1 t. saffron threads
(may substitute half and half) 1 ½ c. dark seedless raisins
2 ¼ c. U.S. basmati or U. S. 1 c. toasted almond slices, plus
jasmine rice (medium or long additional toasted almond
grain) slices as needed
1 ¼ c. light brown sugar 2 T. orange zest (optional)
In a heavy pot, bring milk and cream to a boil over medium heat, stirring
frequently to prevent scorching. Add rice, reduce heat to medium-low
and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and
the mixture reduces and thickens to the consistency of custard. Rice
should be soft and creamy (45-50 minutes). Remove from heat.
Stir sugar into hot rice mixture. Add ground cardamom seeds (removed
from pod and ground), saffron threads, raisins and almonds to
rice mixture and mix well. Add orange zest, if desired. Turn mixture
into deep-half steam table pan. Cool, cover and refrigerate.
For each serving, place 1 c. pudding into a dessert dish and serve with
additional toasted almond slices on top. Dish may be served with a
variety of fresh tropical fruit including: mango, papaya, pineapple, star
fruit, etc. If desired, garnish with a sprig of mint or lemon verbena.
uses Sysco brand
products at every
we get. The
quality is second
to none and the
price point is
The Blue Goose
CATEGORY LEADERS | 20
Decadent. Appetizing. Convenient.
BakerSource Breakfast Breads
From the sweet to the savory, nothing says breakfast
comfort like BakerSource breakfast breads. Our
muffins are available as mixes, batters or fully
prepared, and English muffins are the foundation
of an elegant breakfast, whether served with butter
or as the basis for Eggs Benedict. And nobody can
say no to a BakerSource donut, one of America’s
favorite grab-and-go snacks at any time of the
day. The BakerSource cinnamon roll is a versatile
addition to the breakfast table, and can be served
as-is, made into a bun for a newfangled breakfast
sandwich, or dipped in egg and grilled for a modern
take on French toast! Croissants, bagels, biscuits,
danish … BakerSource breakfast breads take diners
around the world … before they’ve had breakfast!
Sysco’s number one commitment is to quality.
BakerSource brings you parbaked and finished We merchandise a brand, not a label—and each
artisan breads and rolls, muffins and cookies. item under the Sysco brand is produced under
There’s nothing like a crusty ciabatta to take a manufacturing conditions that assure product
sandwich from the ordinary to the extraordinary, safety and wholesomeness. Items that carry the
and a just-baked cookie is a sweet finish to any Sysco brand are produced by a wide supplier
meal. BakerSource also has dry, mixable ingredients, base of individual processing companies, and
perfect for the creation of delightful from-scratch we’ve developed a quality process that requires
baked goods. BakerSource brings Sysco’s superior cooperation and communication between Sysco
quality to a wide range of home-baked flavors, suppliers, Sysco merchandising and marketing
taking the time and effort out of your baking departments, and Sysco Quality Assurance
routine. The BakerSource line of products is always professionals. This kind of teamwork ensures that
oven ready, table ready, and ready for you Sysco customers will continue to get the consistency
and quality they depend on and deserve.
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Marbled Mini Cakes
Yield: 54 servings
5 lbs. (full box) BakerSource 3 c. cream cheese, softened
Chocolate/Chocolate 1 c. sugar
5 c. water, divided
Place 2 ½ cups of water and BakerSource Chocolate/Chocolate Cake Mix in mixer
bowl. Using paddle, mix on medium speed for three minutes. Change to low
speed and mix for one minute while adding remaining water. Scrape bowl and
paddle. Continue to mix on low speed for two more minutes, then set aside.
Place cream cheese in a separate mixer bowl. Using a paddle, mix on
medium speed for three minutes or until smooth. Add sugar and eggs;
continue to mix on medium speed for two minutes or until well-blended.
Using a #16 scoop, scale cake batter into 54 prepared six-ounce
ramekins (0.6 oz. mixture in each ramekin). Swirl with the tip of a
knife using large circular motions to create marbled effect.
Place ramekins on baking sheet. For standard oven, bake at 350˚F for
23-28 minutes; for convection oven, bake at 300˚F for 23-28 minutes or
until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Chill thoroughly
I haven’t used
before serving. Plate with chocolate or raspberry sauce, if desired. any Sysco brand
product that I
wish I could
in the grocery
Susan Barlett, Food Service
South Central Kansas Regional
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C I TA V O
Exotic. Exhilarating. Eye-opening.
Citavo 100% Arabica West Coast Blend
Citavo’s 100% Arabica West Coast Blend is our take
on the flavor profile many of today’s discerning
coffee drinkers prefer. A blend of Central and South
American high-grown, mild coffee beans are dark-
roasted to create a distinctive taste, rich aroma and
a deep, full-bodied flavor. This signature blend is
available in both regular and decaffeinated varieties.
Drink a cup. Feed a child. That’s the idea behind
Citavo Organic Coffee’s efforts to benefit both
coffee-farming families and at-risk children around
the world. Organic production helps protect the
health of coffee producers and the surrounding
environments by eliminating chemicals used in
production, while Fair Trade certification ensures
The Citavo line of fine coffees and beverages coffee producers a guaranteed living wage. Sysco
encompasses the flavors and traditions of the stands behind these principles as well as donating
coffee-producing world, and it includes several to children’s charities dedicated to feeding, clothing
treats for coffee lovers worldwide. No matter and educating children in coffee-growing countries.
what’s on the menu, there’s no better end to a Sysco is proud to support these humanitarian efforts,
great meal than a delicious cup of Citavo coffee. and to run a business that’s invested in the future
success of these children, and in a better tomorrow.
Whether refreshingly iced or piping hot, Citavo
coffees and beverages show customers that you
know quality. A variety of roasts are available in
both caffeinated and decaf versions, along with
creamy, delicious European-style cappuccinos, hot
chocolates, and fair-trade coffees. Wake up to Sysco
quality and flavor with Citavo coffees and beverages.
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Citavo Irish Coffee
Yield: 1 serving
1 oz. Irish whiskey 4 oz. hot water
2 t. turbinado sugar Whipped cream for topping
3 oz. Citavo Dark Roast or
West Coast Blend
Mix whiskey and turbinado sugar in serving cup. Stir in espresso, then add
the warm water. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.
beans are smooth
It’s what keeps
coming in daily.”
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Fresh. Colorful. Crisp.
Sysco Natural Fresh-Cut Lettuce
The average American consumes approximately
30 pounds of lettuce a year, making it our second-
favorite fresh vegetable. And it’s no wonder Sysco
Natural Fresh-Cut Lettuce is so popular—it’s
available in many different cuts and blends, it’s
additive and preservative free, and it saves you labor
while providing the variety and consistency your
customers demand. Sysco Natural Fresh-Cut Lettuce
goes above and beyond regulatory requirements,
ensuring that all growers and processor partners
meet the requirements of annual food safety
audits. Fresh, healthy salad made with Sysco Natural
Fresh-Cut Lettuce—there’s just nothing like it!
Sysco is the leading supplier of fresh produce in
North America—so we know fresh! Sysco Natural
Sysco Natural Quality
value-added produce brings the very best and
freshest fully cleaned, fully washed produce to your Sysco’s quality specialists are leading the way in
doorstep, providing a fast, easy way to create great the provision of the most reliably fresh produce in
sides and entrees. Packed under strict GAP (Good the industry. Trained product inspectors evaluate
Agricultural Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Sysco Natural produce at every step in its journey
Practices) standards, Sysco Natural’s fresh, healthy from the field to your plates, inspecting it for
produce exceeds the industry’s best standards. freshness, color, and holding it to Sysco’s stringent
quality and safety standards—which are many
Sysco’s ground-breaking packaging solutions allow times more exacting than those required by the
Sysco Natural produce to arrive in a state of crisp foodservice industry. When you serve Sysco Natural
freshness unmatched by any other brand—with products, you serve the very best in the business.
less shrinkage and extended shelf life, to boot!
Sysco Natural products are harvested at peak
flavor and color, making them a bright, sparkling
addition to any plate. Sysco Natural offers an
amazing breadth and depth of produce, from
recipe components like pre-sliced onions and
peppers to plate-finishing parsley. When nothing
but Natural will do, count on Sysco Natural.
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Blue Field Salad
Yield: 4 servings
8 oz. Sysco Natural mixed 2 tart green apples, cored and
salad greens thinly sliced
3/4 c. walnuts, chopped 8 oz. raspberry vinaigrette salad
8 oz. Sysco Imperial Blue dressing
In a large bowl, combine salad greens, walnuts, apples and blue cheese. Pour
into a serving bowl and drizzle with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Serve chilled.
are by far the
best product out
there. They are
and typically I get
a much better
Rocky Packard, Corporate
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Complete. Clean. Easy.
With Keystone, a complete cleaning system from
Sysco, cleanup is truly a breeze. Keystone’s ultra-
concentrated products are always properly diluted,
getting it clean the first time and eliminating
time spent on second passes. It’s compact,
convenient, and fast while being simple to use.
With a wide range of products, Keystone keeps
your business clean from the floor up, leaving
you with more time to focus on other details.
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SYSCO EARTH PLUS
Responsible. Effective. Safe.
Sysco’s EarthPlus is a line of environmentally
friendly cleaning chemicals and biodegradable
disposable and paper products. Just as effective
as original cleaning formulations, these formulas
have been updated and improved to be in line
with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s
Design for the Environment (DfE) program,
which is a voluntary EPA program that seeks and “We recently
promotes innovative chemical products and the changed to
technologies and practices that lead to better,
a Leeds level
more environmentally friendly chemical usage.
EarthPlus is perfectly in line with this program, and company and
is just one of the ways Sysco demonstrates Sysco’s Earth Plus
environmental stewardship every day. paper goods
supplied us with
B and I FM Global
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Balanced. Long-lasting. Lighter.
“I was using basic
for my 200- Rings with Smoky
seat seafood Ranch Sauce
and after a
Yield: 1 serving
from my Sysco 8 oz. Sysco Imperial 2 t. chili spice
Marketing Breaded Onion
1 oz. smoky
1 oz. ranch dressing
to Fry-On Prepare the Gourmet Breaded Onion Rings
according to package directions. Remove onion
rings from the fryer and transfer them to a medium
The features, Fry-on ZTF is the first and last word in frying.
bowl. Sprinkle the chili spice over the onion rings,
Sysco Fry-On ZTF brand high-performance frying
advantages shortening lasts longer, tastes better, and is better
and toss gently. Make the dipping sauce by
combining the barbecue sauce and ranch dressing.
and benefits for your patrons than other shortenings you may be
Serve in a paper-lined wire cone or in a paper-lined
of using this using. Fry-On ZTF lasts up to 40 percent longer than
basket with the smoky ranch sauce on the side.
other oils and shortenings, making it a cost-effective
kitchen lifesaver. And foods fried in Fry-On ZTF taste
have been wonderful. It’s a unique blend of canola and corn oil
outstanding.” with a light, subtle, melt-in-your-mouth flavor. Fry-On
David Sweat, Owner
ZTF also resists flavor transfer, letting you get even
Outback Crab Shack more life out of each batch. The ZTF stands for “Zero
Trans Fat.” The public is becoming more and more
aware of the health risks increased by trans fat, which
increases “bad” cholesterol while lowering “good”
cholesterol. When you offer fare fried in Fry-On ZTF,
which has only 10 percent saturated fats and no
cholesterol, and proudly proclaim it on your menu,
your clientele can snack with a clear conscience!
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Tasty. Tempting. Essential.
What’s life without a few little extras? House
Recipe products provide those little incentives
that just make everything a little bit more
worthwhile. With both front-of-house and back- products are
of-the-house packaging, it’s a brand full of some of the
solutions that can be applied across the board. best I’ve used. I
Add quality and appeal to all sorts of meals with would buy House
Sysco House Recipe Fancy Ketchup. Specially Recipe Ketchup
formulated with 33% solids and fresh tomato taste, it
boasts a higher thickness than an everyday ketchup.
over the national
It has a unique flavor profile, making it great not brands any day! I
only on sandwiches and fries, but also an excellent have been using
base for your flavorful sauce creations. Available in
them for years
both front and back-of-the-house varieties. House
Recipe has a place in every course, in every category. and it’s one of
selling points of
Mark Sofia, Head Chef
The Hilltop Club
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Sysco’s Quality Assurance team of 150 highly trained professionals
is dedicated to one mission: delivering Sysco brand products that
meet the most exacting safety, reliability and quality standards.
Through written product specifications and on-line inspections, the
Quality Assurance team functions as Sysco’s eyes and ears through all
stages of Sysco brand product development. Such close monitoring
guarantees our customers consistently safe, wholesome and high-
quality products. We can truly say “good things come from Sysco.”
Visit us at www.sysco.com for more information.
Winners of the 2009 International IPM Achievement Award for
contributions to reduced-risk integrated pest management.
Winners of the 2008 US EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program
Champion Award for voluntarily and consciously reducing and preventing
environmental and health concerns associated with pesticide use.
Winners of the 2008 EPA Safer Detergents Stewardship
Initiative Award, recognizing environmental leaders who
voluntarily commit to the use of safer detergents.
“The race for quality has no finish line.”