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Even the most accomplished chefs have questions about ingredients, pairings, shelf-life, and more.

Running a foodservice operation is a multi-faceted job that requires hard work, determination, and most of all, the passion to continue learning.

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Chefs are unique—creative, curious, and full of passion. And whether you’ve been in the industry for one year or thirty, you still need a trusted source for all of your produce questions. What is the latest ‘it’ ingredient? How do you make produce the center-of-the-plate for the increasing number of veg- and flexitarians? What’s the latest trend in beverages? Foodservice is one of the most complex industries in the world today—one that concerns not only basic nourishment, but customer cravings, health requirements, allergy options, and ever-changing trends. That’s why Markon has gathered a group of our member- and grower-affiliated chefs to answer your questions about produce. Ask Chef Michael Showers of Nicholas & Company your culinary produce questions.

Featured Question

Grilling is always popular, especially on summer menus. What are your favorite produce items to use on the grill?

MFC Zucchini and MFC Eggplant are my top choices for the grill. The list is huge, but I think the heat and smoke do something very special to these vegetables, especially if you get some seasonal herbs involved as well.


Good eating!


-Chef Showers

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