Markon on Your Menu

Markon on Your Menu

From field to fork, we cultivate fresh ideas™

As a chef, you know how to compose recipes for your menus … yet even the most creative cooks need inspiration from time to time.

Markon’s online culinary hub has been created specifically to help you with all things foodservice. You'll find a large assortment of fresh produce-based recipes for a variety of cuisines and day- and menu-parts, culinary trends, and even a direct response hotline—Ask a Markon Chef (because even the most accomplished chefs have questions about ingredients, pairings, beverages, shelf-life, food safety, and more).

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Good recipes are the building blocks of delicious meals and the sure sign of a successful foodservice operation. The very finest recipes can be the basis for different variations of a tried and true customer favorite – or can lead to completely new ideas in the kitchen. Some recipes are trendy, fun, and in demand, while others are so instantly classic that they become iconic and defy change.

Use Markon’s online recipe catalog as your go-to guide for produce recipes. Each recipe includes nutritional information and full-color photographs.

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Culinary Trends

Are you wondering what food trends are on the culinary horizon? Check out these up-and-coming trends that may be a fit for your menu or specials board.

Ask a Markon Chef

Even the most accomplished chefs have questions about ingredients, pairings, shelf-life, and more. Whether you've been in the industry for one year or thirty, you still need a trusted source for all of your produce questions. That's why Markon has gathered a group of our member-affiliated chefs to answer your questions.

Featured Question

Chef Kelli Welby of Shamrock Foods Company
Soups are cost-effective menu items that often reduce in-house food waste. Which soups do you see as on-trend this season?

I think that the ever-changing consumer palate is looking for something familiar, but with bold touches. I believe that matzo ball soup will be coming back with modern additions. This is a hearty memory-inducing dish with a flavor profile that generates a love for simplicity done well. Chicken and dumplings is another one of my favorite comfort recipes that could be adapted—say with vegan ingredients or Mexican flavorings.

Vegan snacks are a growing category. What do you suggest serving on bar and/or appetizer menus?

Vegans are a growing part of the foodie community. Eggplant adovada street tacos are by far my favorite vegan dish. It consists of eggplant braised in red chile sauce, then placed in a jicama shell with pickled onions, avocado puree, and topped with micro cilantro. It can satisfy anyone’s palate, vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore. 

Ramps continue to gain popularity for their bold flavor and limited season. What’s your favorite ramp recipe?
Ramps are an amazing spring produce item that have a unique flavor as well as a dedicated following. I am a big fan of utilizing as much of a product as possible, especially when the season is short and availability is limited. A chimichurri or a pesto that utilizes the entire product (as well as showcasing its beautiful flavor) is the way to go.