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 David Evans of Gordon Food Service Canada
Fresh berries are a must for warm weather—how do you use them?
Like a big kid, I like to play with toys and gadgets, so I like to put fresh berries in a soda syphon with a splash of Grand Marnier or maple syrup, then charging with CO2. This is a fun garnish for salads or drinks 
Summer tomatoes are full of flavor. What is your favorite raw preparation?

Before becoming a chef, my sister Pam taught me to make a vinaigrette with olive oil, red wine vinegar, chopped garlic, fresh oregano, and salt and pepper. Splash this dressing on tomatoes and marinate before serving. 

Summer is an ideal time to menu creative beverages. What fruit- and/or vegetable-based beverage recipes do you suggest?

The holy trinity for me consists of strawberries, bananas, and mangoes. These three fruits marry together well in smoothies, with yogurt and ice cream, or in beverages like lemonade and iced tea.