Fresh Grapes: The "Go To" Fruit for Noncommercial


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In noncommercial foodservice, you have to be a little and a lot of everything for everyone at every price point.  That’s a big order, but Grapes from California can help you respond to all of these challenges.  That’s because grapes are:

Delicious         Beautiful         Versatile         On Trend         Healthy


Top 8 Ways to Use Grapes in Noncommercial Operations

*Grab ‛n Go: Offer fresh grapes in your refrigerated “to go” section, because fresh, healthy and portable wins the day in this arena.

*Salad bars: Offer halved, whole or clusters of grapes in your bar.  Don’t just group them with other fruits – grapes are equally at home in savory salads, too.

*Breakfast: Use fresh grapes in anything you might use other fresh berries in such as breakfast parfaits, muffins, coffee cakes, and fruit sauces for waffles and French toast.

*Snack Packs: Package grapes with some cheese and crackers for the perfect midday pick-me-up.

*Hot Line/Grill Station: Offer grapes instead of fries or chips to go with burgers and other hot sandwiches.  Stanford Dining Services found that when given the choice, 30 percent of their customers opted for grapes.

*Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps: Upgrade your basic tuna, chicken and turkey salads by adding grapes.  The same goes for sandwiches, wraps and pitas.

*Pizza Day: Use grapes as a signature topping for that extra WOW factor.  Grapes, gorgonzola and roasted garlic…Grapes, red onion and blue cheese…Grapes, rosemary and ricotta with a drizzle of honey (and spinkle of lemon zest!)…Grapes, brie and arugula…Yum.

*Catering: Grapes are a must for catered events, functioning on multiple levels: as decoration, plate garnish and signature ingredient.

*Décor: Nothing communicates bounty, freshness and beauty better than fresh grapes.  Plus, they practically arrange themselves.


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Are you already using grapes in interesting and innovative ways?  Do you have a great recipe featuring grapes that your serve in your operations?  We'd love to hear about it!  Contact us.