Commission Pitches Trend-setting California Avocado Menu Items to Targeted Restaurant Chains

  • Dec 06, 2017

For three days in November, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) showcased trend-setting California avocado culinary menu applications to R&D/product innovation executives and corporate chefs from American restaurant chains ranked 201-400 in the nation. During the Fourth Global Culinary Innovators Association (GCIA) Combine and International Corporate Chefs Association (ICCA) Board and Sponsors meeting, the CAC foodservice team met with targeted chain culinarians and menu decision-makers to propose and plan on-trend menu items featuring fresh California avocados.

Throughout both events, fresh California avocados were featured on breakfast, lunch, snack break and reception menus. Attendees enjoyed dishes such as Portobello with California Avocado Chimichurri, California Avocado Toast and Spicy Carrot, Cucumber and Fresh California Avocado Salad. The showcased menu items demonstrated the value and versatility of the fruit to culinary decision makers from across the nation.

While at the networking events, the Commission was able to confirm existing and new fresh California avocado menu items on current partner menus. In addition, CAC met with eight new contacts from Another Broken Egg, Ballard Brands, Buffalo Wild Wings, Luby’s/Fuddruckers, Pie Five Pizza, Velvet Taco, Walk-Ons and Zoe’s Kitchen.

Bob Gallagher of Tony Roma’s enjoys the Southwest California Avocado & Potato Hash with California Avocado Chile Cream Sauce.

Prepped fresh Avocado Smash behind the scenes at 60 Vines.

Matt Harding, Piada, gives a thumbs up to the SoCal Mini Avocado Grilled Cheese.

Paul Muller of Lazy Dog Restaurants with the California Avocado Maria Shooter.

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