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Markon Makes Creating Cauliflower-Based Dishes for Foodservice Easier with New Ready-Set-Serve Cauli Creations

December 14, 2016

The humble cauliflower was once only steamed and salted as a simple side dish, but as consumers seek healthier fare, so does foodservice’s demand for versatile, nutrient-packed cauliflower that can be used in new and creative ways across the menu.

Markon’s Ready-Set-Serve® (RSS) Cauli Creations is comprised of small, rice-like cauliflower crumbles ready to use straight from the bag. It offers foodservice operators an easy start to creating fresh and on-trend menu items, such as cauliflower rice, pizza crust, tortillas and tots, and can also be used as a flour substitute in baked goods. RSS Cauli Creations is available to operators through Markon’s foodservice members: Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Maines Paper & Food Service, Nicholas & Company, Reinhart Foodservice, and Shamrock Foods Company.

“It’s important we provide our operators with innovative, on-trend produce items that not only meet the front-of-house culinary creations patrons want, but also save backhouse preparation time,” said Sean Walsh, Gordon Food Service’s North American director of fruits, vegetables and dairy. “Markon’s Cauli Creations offers 100 percent usable product without sacrificing quality, taste, speed or safety.”

Sixty four percent of consumers are looking to eat healthier, according to Nielsen, and nutrient-packed cauliflower has been growing in popularity due to its health portfolio and versatility, including acting as a gluten-free substitute for higher calorie and higher carbohydrate ingredients, such as flour and potatoes. Learn more about RSS Cauli Creations and get serving ideas from Markon's product usage video. Markon also created an introduction video to showcase how this product is made.

“Cauliflower has numerous culinary applications and can be used in hot and cold dishes,” said Chef Bud Andersen with Ben E. Keith Foods. “Chefs will love that Ready-Set-Serve Cauli Creations is ready to go, provides a consistent product for each use and allows them to focus on creating an outstanding dish instead of prepping the vegetable for use.”

Markon’s RSS Cauli Creations are harvested year-round in Arizona and California and backed by Markon’s unparalleled 5-Star Food Safety® Program, which tracks products at five key points: fields, facilities, transportation, distributor warehouses and operators’ kitchen, along with providing full traceability back to the field. For more information, visit

About Markon

From its headquarters in Salinas, California, Markon Cooperative, Inc. provides fresh produce purchasing, logistics, information, and marketing services exclusively to its member distributors (Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Maines Paper & Food Service, Nicholas & Company, Reinhart Foodservice, and Shamrock Foods Company) and their foodservice customers. A leader in food safety, quality control, and innovation, Markon is also mindful of the produce industry's impact on people – from field workers to consumers. Read more about Markon at


Watch Markon's RSS Cauli Creations Product Usage Video


Watch Markon's RSS Cauli Creations Introduction Video