To assist operators looking for creative, on-trend ideas to build profitable menus and maximize pantries, Mission Foods continues to offer the Mission® Fresh Ideas program. Each month, Mission identifies a foodservice trend and corresponding recipes to feature on the www.missionfoodservice.com website.

“The Mission Fresh Ideas program is a great way for operators to stay on top of trends within the foodservice industry,” says Rose Olcese, foodservice marketing manager for Mission Foods. “Operators can use these recipes to inspire both seasonal LTO’s and permanent menu items to enhance their operation.”

Mission’s Fresh Ideas program spans from recipes focused on food trucks to kids’ menus with corresponding recipes for each theme. These trend-based recipes developed by Food IQ help operators cater to customers within all foodservice segments.
To honor these recipes, some of the best 2015 mission fresh ideas recipes are recapped below.

1. Chili Rubbed Halibut Tacos combine fresh ingredients and popular spices into an easy to consume, trendy street taco. Yellow corn taco shells serve as the sturdy boat for delicious seasoned halibut fillets topped with cabbage, Pico de Gallo and Mexican sour cream.

2. Mini Breakfast Tortilla Tarts are a welcome addition to any brunch menu. Mini pie-shaped Mission Hearty Grains™ Ultra Tortillas serve as the base for these egg-filled tarts. Portable, as well as nutritional, these customizable breakfast tarts are sure to win over even the pickiest of eaters.

3. Mediterranean Veggie Pinwheels are sure to satisfy sophisticated snackers in any operation. Roasted red pepper hummus, olive-artichoke relish and cocktail shrimp create the perfect filling for a large flour tortilla. Cut into bite-sized pinwheels for a fresh-tasting, healthy snack.

4. The Kalbi Kimchi Quesadilla Taco showcases on-trend global flavors. Korean style short ribs combined with Kalbi, Kimchi and cilantro salsa give these tacos a punch of flavor to satisfy adventurous eaters. Surprise customers by serving the flavorful mixture in a Monterey Jack Cheese quesadilla that has been folded over to act as the taco holder.

5. Fresh ingredients, including fresh fruit are always trending. Offer fresh fruit on dessert menus by serving the Pistachio Raspberry Crisp Cone. This cone-shaped tortilla is dipped in dark chocolate and filled with pastry cream, raspberries and pistachios to create a mouthwatering dessert.

To learn more about Mission Foods, call 1-800-443-7994 or visit http://missionfoodservice.com/fresh-ideas to view Fresh Ideas recipes and sign up for Mission’s monthly E-newsletter.

About Mission Foods
Mission Foods, headquartered in Irving (Dallas area), Texas and Gruma S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican Corporation, was founded in 1949, and is one of the largest tortilla manufacturers in the United States. Gruma S.A. de C.V. is the parent company of Mission Foods (Gruma Corporation) and is a leading producer of corn masa flour and tortilla products. It has operations in Mexico, the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.missionfoodservice.com.


Amy Rosendahl