Company: Dole Packaged Foods

Ingredient Snapshot: Dole Packaged Foods adds time-saving versatility to the menu with an exciting product portfolio of Chef-Ready Cuts and Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées. Using the products in tandem, operators can showcase the flavor of one fruit in multiple ways within a single dish.

According to James Bickmore-Hutt, Culinary R&D manager and corporate chef, DOLE Chef-Ready products truly live up to their name. “We don’t call our frozen fruit DOLE ‘Chef-Ready’ for nothing. We do the hard work—slicing, dicing and puréeing—so operators can let their culinary creativity run wild."

DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts are perfectly sliced, cubed and diced fruits that deliver unbeatable time, labor and cost savings. They add a burst of fruit flavor across the menu, with usage that extends to salads, salsas, sandwich/burger toppings, appetizers and breakfast entrées—the list goes on and on. The product line includes pineapple cubes, diced strawberries, sliced bananas and more—including peach slivers, the latest addition to the portfolio.

The versatility of DOLE Chef-Ready Frozen Fruit Purées are made with premium quality fruit, ideal for creating memorable signature sauces, beverages and desserts. Varieties include strawberry, mango, blackberry and peach.

To bring the versatility of Chef-Ready products to life, the Dole culinary team has created a video demonstrating how to use different cuts and formats of mango in multiple ways in a single dish. From on-trend Mango Savory Toast to a mouthwatering Mango Chimichurri Bacon Burger to a zesty Mango Michelada, operators can learn how to incorporate DOLE Chef-Ready Mango Frozen Purée and DOLE Chef-Ready Cuts Mango Cubes across the menu. Watch the video at