Papa Cantella's Blog

Does Your Restaurant Have a Signature Dish?

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jan 16, 2018 9:01:00 AM

It should!

According to a highly-scientific study we just made up, restaurants that have a signature dish are over 150 times more likely to receive repeat visitors than those that don’t.

A signature dish is like your restaurant’s calling card. If you don’t have one, you’re missing out on a fantastic branding opportunity. A lot of restaurants have signature dishes without making them “official.” Remember, a dish doesn’t have to have a clever name and a special call-out box on the menu to be memorable enough to put your establishment on the map. You may already have a signature dish and not even know it.

More likely, you’ve got a signature dish in-waiting…a dish so close to being great that a little consideration might just push it over the edge.

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Topics: Signature Dish

3 Ways Papa Cantella's Can Customize Sausage for Restauranteurs

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jan 10, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Does your sausage vendor customize sausage for you? They should!

Custom sausage blends for restaurants, grocery stores, and various commercial customers are nothing new to us here at Papa Cantella’s. We understand that though restauranteurs love our 25+ commercially available premium sausage blends, sometimes they need something special. Customers use our custom sausages to enhance their menus, highlight a special ingredient, or even to boost sales of a specific item.

So, how can Papa Cantella’s customize sausage for your menu? Here are three of the most common ways.

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Topics: Sausage Vendor, Custom Sausage, Restaurant

Papa Cantella's Favorite Weeknight Sausage Recipes

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jan 1, 2018 9:01:00 AM

 

Seems just about every week we find ourselves combing the pantry or freezer for something to eat…it’s dinnertime and our families are hungry. No one has hours to stand over the stove on a weeknight. What’s our go-to?

It’s sausage, of course, but not just any sausage. Check out a few of Papa Cantella’s favorite weeknight sausage recipes for inspiration during your hectic week.

 

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Topics: Recipe Ideas, Italian Sausage

4 Holiday Recipes Made Better with Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 28, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

The holidays are a time for celebration. How does the Papa Cantella’s family celebrate? By adding sausage to everything, obviously!

Some holiday recipes are just begging for sausage. Here are four of our favorite dishes that are taken to a whole new level with the addition of fresh, premium sausage.

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Topics: Recipe Ideas

Two Easy Sausage Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 19, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

Hosting a holiday party?
Time to deck those halls! But before you break out the Santa hats and icicle lights, you should always start with the menu. After all, your menu sets the tone for your entire holiday get together!

The best parties have an air of effortlessness, and nothing says “effortless” like a bunch of heavy hors d’oeuvres and ever-flowing drinks. Break out the eggnog, fire up the broiler, and consider making one (or both!) of our easiest sausage appetizer recipes for your next festive occasion. Your guests will thank you.

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Topics: Recipe Ideas, Sausage, Appetizers

5 Questions to Ask Your Sausage Supplier

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 11, 2017 9:02:00 AM

 

How well do you know your sausage supplier?

Here at Papa Cantella’s, we strive to be the kind of supplier we’d want to work with. We take a lot of pride in our transparency with our customers, and they tell us it’s one of the things they appreciate most about working with us. Well, that and our unbelievably fresh premium sausages.

What should you be asking your sausage supplier? Here are five questions to start with.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Sausage Vendor

Papa Cantella's Cauliflower Mash Will Be Your New Favorite Side Dish

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Dec 5, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Know what your table’s been missing?

Cauliflower Mash.

Papa Cantella’s Cauliflower Mash, specifically. Trust us. We eat a lot of it. Our creamy, healthful cauliflower mash is the side dish you didn’t know you needed. There are dozens of reasons it’s the side of the season…here are just a few of the most convincing.

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Topics: Sides, Cauliflower Mash

Food Safety Certifications Every Meat Manager Needs to Know

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Nov 28, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

Food safety is – and should always be – the primary concern of any meat manager. Of course, every meat manager in the business is also looking for great-taste, fresh products, and cost-efficiency, too. Nothing else matters without a focus on high-quality safety standards for meat, from in-house displays all the way up the supply chain to the producer.

Here’s a look inside specific food safety certifications every meat manager needs to know.

 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Meat Manager

3 Ways to Serve Sausage at Thanksgiving

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Nov 22, 2017 9:18:00 AM

 

 

Turkey is the undeniable star of Thanksgiving.

...but should it be? Here at Papa Cantella’s, sausage is always the star of our Thanksgiving table, and not just because we eat, sleep, and breathe premium sausage meats. No, we’ve always felt like our sausages are one of the easiest, most flavorful additions to the table!

Looking to incorporate more of the good stuff into your Thanksgiving meal this year? Here are three ways to serve sausage on turkey day.

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Topics: Sausage, Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving Sausage Stuffing Recipe Will Make Guests Forget About the Turkey

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Nov 7, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Thanksgiving’s coming!

At Papa Cantella’s, eating isn’t just something we do, it’s something we perfect. It should come as no surprise that around here, Thanksgiving is our Super Bowl. It’s the perfect time of year for us to pull out all the stops, to try out new recipes on more-than-happy family members/guinea pigs, and to really get indulgent.

Enter: The Perfect Sausage Stuffing Recipe.

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Topics: Sides, Sausage, Thanksgiving