11 Heat and Serve Foods to Save Time and Labor

HEAT & SERVE

No matter what the type of operation, foodservice establishments are in the midst of a labor crisis. As we've detailed in a previous blog, there are foodservice equipment solutions to help save labor, but did you know there are heat and serve foods that can help, as well?

Speed scratch is a term often used for foods that are prepared in convenient ways, or they can be ready-made with just a few fresh ingredients needed to fully develop the plate. Ultimately, this style of cooking saves time while maintaining quality, and here are a few important ingredients that can advance your heat and serve menu.

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Heat and serve these breakfast burritos to reduce your prep time and your payroll at the same time.

ALPHA BAKING

These pre-baked and pre-sliced breads and muffins are the best things since, well, sliced bread.

ALPHA FOODS

These vegan speed scratch items include breakfast burritos and pot pies.

AVIETA WAFFLES

No messy batter or cooking time, just drop them in a toaster or on a sheet pan, and go.

BRIDGFORD FOODS

Buttermilk biscuits that don't require baking, simply unwrap them, place them on a sheet pan for warming, or put them directly into a bread basket with or without the wrapper.

BROOKWOOD FARMS

No 12-hour smoking or cooking time, just thaw this pulled pork, heat it, and serve it with the sauce already mixed in. Same goes with their BBQ ribs.

BUENO FOODS

You don't need to build these tamales from scratch. Just heat and serve.

BURKE SAUSAGE CORPORATION

Cooked bacon bits are great as a pizza topping, and the product is already cooked.

DEB EL EGGS

Pre-cooked eggs, operators just need to heat, plate, and service.

FOSTER FARMS

We can never get enough of heat and serve burritos, especially for K-12 school foodservice.

ORIGINAL BAGEL

Original bagels are great to-go items, all individually wrapped, including the cream cheese.

Learn more about labor-saving foods.

The above examples are just a few ingredients in our vast collection of labor-saving solutions. To discover how you can help mitigate some of the staffing challenges you're experiencing by considering new food items, schedule a free foodservice assessment with us today.

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