Fresh Solutions Network® Gets Ready to Showcase A Cut Above® Potato Program; Kathleen Triou Comments
NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Who’s ready for the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Foodservice Expo? Fresh Solutions Network® (FSN) is! And the value-added supplier is preparing to show off its A Cut Above® fresh whole, whole-peeled, and fresh-cut potato at the event in Monterey, California.
“Since 2014, we’ve been bringing the foodservice sector premium-quality potatoes that make superior house-made chips and fries—a very profitable and growing segment for on-premise accounts,” said Kathleen Triou, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Solutions Network. “Now we also offer peeled and fresh-cut options to enhance kitchen efficiencies and profitability. These products’ exceptional taste, consistent texture, and high-quality visual cues give operators the best foundation to create signature potato items that keep their patrons returning for more. Which is why this line is available 52 weeks a year.”
A Cut Above uses select potato varieties for superior performance and to help streamline kitchen workflow, thereby adding profit for foodservice customers, a release explained.
The group of offerings is a premium-quality, three-tier potato program, with tier one consisting of fresh whole white and Russet potatoes packed in 50 lb bags and cartons. Tier two includes whole-peeled potatoes available in 30 lb bags. Tier three comprises 30 lb cartons containing fresh-cut wedges, steak fries, sliced potatoes, and diced potatoes, which are especially important for the growing breakfast trade.
A Kosher option is available for all whole and fresh cuts of potatoes, which enables foodservice operators to capitalize on consumer needs and demands. A 2022 Consumer Attitude & Usage Study conducted by Potatoes USA revealed that “any potato option” and “Fries” are America’s #1 and #2 favorite side dish and takeout side dish.
To learn more about A Cut Above potatoes, exclusively available from FSN Partners, stop by booth #321 on the Foodservice Expo show floor.
The AndNowUKnow team looks forward to seeing you there!