Latest News from the IPC

06/30/14 - IPC Eliminates the Guesswork: Calculate Cost Per Serving Online

For operators who research products and order online, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has added another essential foodservice tool to its online resources. The IPC cost and size calculators help operators take the guesswork out of purchasing Idaho® Potatoes. From carton to plate, operators can rely on these tools to give them real time numbers for keeping food costs in line and customers happy.

Filed Under: Foodservice

06/02/14 - Potato Prep Problems? You’re One Click Away From the Solution

As the potato industry’s best resource for product information (varieties, handling, storage) and usage (preparation tips and recipes), the IPC collected targeted solutions and recommended recipes for five potato menu standards: All Things Au Gratin Potatoes, All Things Baked Potatoes, All Things Mashed Potatoes, All Things Potato Salads, and All Things French Fried Potatoes.

Filed Under: Foodservice

05/09/14 - La Fuji Mama’s Coconut Lime Potatoes Anna Comes Out on Top in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

The fans voted and the results are in! The winner of the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) first-ever Virtual Side Dish Challenge is Rachael Hutchings of the popular food blog, La Fuji Mama. As a resident of Lehi, Utah, Hutchings and her winning recipe for Coconut Lime Idaho® Potatoes Anna earned a $5,000 donation for her local Meals On Wheels program of the Mountainland Association of Governments in Orem.

Filed Under: Consumer

05/05/14 - Idaho® Potato Wall Chart Simplifies Selection

One potato, two potato…and more. The state of Idaho produces over 25 potato varieties, and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is proud to promote them all. From the popular Russet Burbank to the delectable Cal Red to exotically named Russian Banana Fingerling, Idaho produces a potato to meet every recipe requirement. For operators who need help selecting just the right potato for their needs, the IPC has developed a “Our Most Popular Varieties” web page with a link for a downloadable Idaho® Potato Varieties poster to take the guesswork out of purchasing.

Filed Under: Foodservice

05/01/14 - Striking Gold: 5,000+ Retailers Vie for Prizes in Idaho Potato Commission’s 2014 Potato Lover’s Month Contest

More than 5,000 supermarket chains and independent retailers showcased spuds for the annual Potato Lover’s Month retail display promotion in February, the most ever in the contest’s 23 years.

Filed Under: Potato Lover's Month, Retail