The Entrance Burner Foodservice Pitch Competitors returns to the Specialty Meals Affiliation’s Winter Fancy Meals Present on January 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. The competitors, introduced by the SFA Foodservice Council and hosted by movie star chef Robert Irvine, will function the next finalists representing manufacturers that shall be exhibiting on the present.

Victoria Ho from Pacific Pickle Works shall be pitching a Michelada Shrub. Pacific Pickle Works combines the East Coast pickling custom with daring West Coast taste infusions impressed by native taquerias and Asian delicacies. For a easy but refreshing deal with, the all-natural Michelada Shrub combine may be mixed with any crisp lager beer to create the traditional “Cubana” Michelada. Or, add a splash of tomato juice for a Mexican tackle the beverage. Garnish with a rim of kosher salt, a wedge of lime, and revel in.
Thuan La from Mama La’s Kitchen shall be pitching a beef pho broth focus. Houston-based Mama La’s Kitchen brings conventional Vietnamese dishes to dinner tables within the U.S. with merchandise which might be straightforward to organize and flavorful to their core. This 100 % beef bone broth can be utilized to for a traditional-style pho dish, or used as a base for cooks who wish to experiment with totally different flavors and mixtures.
Ellona Ferson from Napa Hills shall be pitching a Cherry Rosé antioxidant-enriched water. Napa Hills is aware of that many shoppers are in search of more healthy substitutes for alcoholic and sugary drinks. This alcohol-free glowing beverage affords a refreshing various to wine, whereas nonetheless cashing in on its well being advantages. One bottle of Cherry Rose comprises the identical quantity of antioxidants as one glass of pink wine and pairs simply as effectively with dishes like sushi, pasta, and salad.
Contestants will ship a pitch-style presentation about their product to a panel of judges together with Angela Flenoy of Sysco, George Morrone of Kimpton Resorts, and Jim Dodge of Bon Appetit Administration Firm. Every product shall be tasted after which scored for innovation, high quality, and the chef-appeal for foodservice. The winner will obtain a promotional package deal from the Specialty Meals Affiliation, together with an advert in Specialty Meals Journal, editorial protection in Specialty Meals Information, and extra.