Archive for March, 2010

Research Chef Association Attendees Don’t Miss Breakout Session – Healthy Product Development: Perceptions and Claims

March 17th, 2010 (franklin)

Thursday, March 18, Breakout Session B, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This session will look into ‘healthy’ product development and what consumers are really looking for in healthful food products and menu options. Are they looking for food choices that are perceived to be  healthy, or for health claims? These issues will be addressed by a Mintel Menu Insights trends expert who will provide valuable menu trend information. A lively discussion will follow with a distinguished panel of product development chefs whose companies have been directly impacted by the demands of today’s evolving health-conscious consumer.  Each panelist will be asked to share with the audience the information on a new product that is consistent with the Better for You Trend by health-conscious consumers.  Chef Tim Rosendahl will be using Hahn’s Yogurt & Cream Cheese his example.


Ryan Baxter, Cargill
Maria Caranfa, RD, Director, Mintel Menu Insights
Neville Craw, Executive Chef, Arby’s Restaurant Group
Thomas Haefer, CRC®, Project Leader/Research Chef, Tyson Foods
Melissa Haupt, CRC®, Executive Chef, Applebee’s Services
Kit Kiefer, CEC, CCE, AAC, FMP, Director of Culinary Services and Corporate Executive Chef, Schwan’s Food Company
Catherine Proper, CCS®, Corporate Executive Chef, Target
Tim Rosendahl, President/Executive Chef, Dakota Food Group

Join Franklin Foods During The Research Chefs Association Conference in Arizona!

March 15th, 2010 (franklin)

Please join us during the Research Chefs Association Conference in Phoenix, Arizona at our Hospitality Suite sponsored by Carla’s Pasta.  Again this year, Executive Chef Jason Gronlund is is hosting this function to bring together friends, colleagues and conference participants to relax and enjoy light refreshments with your favorite beverage. Co-sponsoring this event are Franklin Foods, Gum Technology and CRYOVAC.  We hope you can find time in your schedule to attend this enjoyable function. Franklin Foods will be showing our products that can assist your company develop Better for You menu selections that address the expectations of today’s health-conscious consumer.

Visit the Grand Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on March 19-20 at 7:30 PM in the Grand Canyon Suite, Room 747.