Latest News from the IPC


08/13/14 - As Tater Tots® Hit the Big 60, The Idaho Potato Commission Celebrates Six Decades of Tot-Inspired Menu Creativity

When Tater Tots® began arriving in grocery stores in 1954, they quickly caught on as a snack food, a side dish and the foundation for casseroles at dinner tables across America. Across the next sixty years, foodservice operators capitalized on tot popularity, enthusiastically integrated them into menus ranging from quick service to white tablecloth. As these bite-sized potato croquettes officially move into middle age, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) salutes the tot as both an inspired potato product and a springboard for potato creativity.

Filed Under: Foodservice


08/05/14 - Idaho Potato Commission Perfects the Potato Salad

During peak picnic season make sure your spread is complete with the perfect potato salad. With more than 100 potato salads in its rich recipe database, as well as tips from the experts and how-to videos, the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) website is your top resource for this popular summer side dish.

Filed Under: Consumer


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