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 Angel Morales of Shamrock Foods Company
Delivery is transforming foodservice as we know it. UberEats, Postmates, Door Dash…more than ever, customers want to enjoy their favorite restaurant dishes at home. What dishes transport best and why?

The best foods for transporting are typically salads (leafy greens, healthy grains, or marinated vegetables), and braised or grilled vegetables (especially Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, and radicchio). The main reason salads travel best is because they typically stay cold and are not altered with dressings yet. Braised or grilled produce will also travel well because the preparation method permits longer holding times.

The traditional burger has been given many modern makeovers. Today’s chefs must offer more than just a beef patty to meet customer expectations. How do you incorporate fresh produce in your burger menu?

When enhancing my beef patty, I love using roasted beets and mushrooms. Not only does it maintain moisture, but it provides layers of flavor and give the dish a wow factor. 

It’s BBQ season—what exciting produce side dishes do you pair with the sticky ribs, Nashville hot chicken, and pulled pork that are trending on menus?

I’ve been seeing more grilled and chilled fruits and melons to counter the rich flavors of spicy bbq sauces.