Resources: Menu Trends

Soups, Soups, Soups
September 03, 2013

From bisque to gumbo to minestrone, soups are growing in importance on today's menus.  Patrons want inventive and hearty options with some seeking healthful varieties and others wanting indulgent, loaded soups.

Soup up your menu with this easy addition.

  • BEER CHEESE SOUP: Cheddar cheese sauce blended with craft beer and topped with caramelized BBQ onions and pretzel croutons for a cravable starter.  Could also be called Ale Cheddar Soup.
  • BROCCOLI CHEDDAR SOUP: Hearty chopped broccoli and velvety cheese sauce combined perfectly for a satisfying bowl of goodness.  Pair with a sandwich and salad for a complete meal.
  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP: Welcome Fall (and seasonal menus) with this flavorful soup featuring Vitamin A rich butternut squash.
  • CREAMY FARMERS' MARKET MINESTONE: Incorporate local foods into your delectable creation.  A lusciously satiating creamy tomato soup brimming with fresh, seasonal farmers market vegetables, healthy grains, white beans, and herbs.

For more soup recipes, visit our RECIPES link and search keyword 'Soup.'