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Shamrock Foods Healthcare experts share their favorite products

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Shamrock Foods Healthcare team is comprised of Registered Dietitians, Certified Dietary Managers, Registered Sanitarians, and Chefs to ensure success every step of the way. While this diverse and knowledgeable team provides healthcare solutions to customers every day, we tapped into them to create this At-A-Glance Favorite Products list.

Center of Plate

Protein is the star of the show when it comes to healthcare menus. The Shamrock Foods Healthcare team named three standouts:

Regal Crest Farms Chicken.

Trimmed to perfection, Regal Crest Farms gourmet chicken breasts and thighs provide lean, versatile, and economical protein. Regal Crest Chicken is all-natural, domestically raised, has no artificial ingredients or preservatives and is minimally processed.

Gold Canyon Meat Co.

From heritage burgers to fresh cuts of meat, Shamrock Foods' exclusive brand, Gold Canyon Meat Co., delivers high-quality proteins that set your menu apart. A team of expert artisans and experienced meat cutters can cut custom steaks and create the proteins that bring your culinary vision to life.

Pier 22 Seafood Co.

We offer unparalleled access to freshly harvested, custom-cut fish from across the globe, offering both fresh and frozen options for convenience and flavor.

Nutritionally Dense

Rockin' Protein

Boasting a minimum of 20g of protein, depending on the variety, this great-tasting, ready-to-serve beverage starts with pure, fresh Shamrock Farms milk. We love the Strawberry Variety for a spring-time flavor.

Shamrock Farms

All Shamrock Farms dairy products are a tasty, nutrient-rich menu option. Cottage Cheese is another fan favorite. It delivers 14g of protein per serving and is great for both sweet and savory dishes. It's also easily hidden within recipes, blended smoothly into eggs, a great replacement option in pasta, and more. "Shamrock Farms Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese is by far the best I have had. It's creamy and delicious," said Amanda Baron, Shamrock Foods Healthcare Menu Specialist, RDN, CDM, CFPP.

Markon Produce

Of course, Shamrock Foods Healthcare experts agree that fresh produce is a critically important nutritional food for every menu, and Markon specializes in cultivating the highest-quality farm-to-table produce.

Kitchen Efficient

Shamrock Foods understands that Healthcare kitchens have different needs and time constraints than traditional or quick-serve restaurants and has cultivated robust, chef-approved labor-saving ideas. For example, Regal Crest Farms provides pre-marinated breasts, Markon Ready-Set-Serve pre-diced and sliced vegetables, and heat-and-serve Garlic Toast from Brickfire Bakery.

“Many of our products have labor savings built-in without sacrificing quality,” said Airica Lisenbee, Shamrock Foods Healthcare Menu Specialist, RS, SNS.

Kitchen efficiencies also include things like selecting the right cooking oils and stocking the right sanitation products, like our favorites from Proclean.

Sweet or Savory Treats

Dining satisfaction is one of the most important markers of success in the healthcare industry, and a surefire way to earn it is by adding some treats to the menu.

Michelle Oubre, Shamrock Foods Healthcare Account Executive, RDN, swears by anything from White Toque, “There is nothing better than a French pastry. ” Additional indulgences named by our experts include Shamrock Farms heavy cream for coffee and whipped topping, and Brickfire Bakery’s ready-to-serve desserts.

From proteins to treats, the one thing these products have in common is quality. Shamrock Foods sources the highest-quality products and works with the best suppliers in the industry to ensure the right products are at the right price, especially for our budget-conscious healthcare customers.

To learn more or discuss adding these favorite products to your offerings, contact your Shamrock Foods Sales Representative today.

If you are a senior living facility, school district, food service director, or healthcare or school operation looking to standardize your recipes, Shamrock Foods Menu Wizard+ can help. Menu Wizard+ saves time and provides access to a database of 6,000+ standardized recipes for its customers.  Connect with our Nutrition Services Team to learn more- [email protected].

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