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 Gary Hill of Ben E. Keith Foods
What is your favorite summer vegetable? How do you use it?

I love to cook with Ready-Set-Serveb Brussels Sprouts—either whole or halves. I grill, roast, or pan-fry them, then toss with minced RSS Peeled Garlic and creamy, tangy goat cheese.

Markon Essentials brand focuses on flavor, not appearance. What preparations do you target with this line of vegetables?

The Markon Essentials line of vegetables is perfect for when appearance isn’t a high priority, for example when slicing or chopping into soups or sauces. I love the ugly produce movement—preventing food waste—and these items are a part of that.

With many people eating less meat, seafood has exploded as a category. What produce items do you use to highlight fish and/or shellfish entrees?

I love a medley of Japanese eggplant, baby carrots, zucchini, and squash. The combination of bitter, sweet, and earthy flavors brings contrast to seafood options. The bright colors also add dimension to plate presentation.