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Union Gospel Thank You

10 years supporting Union Gospel Mission

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Ten years ago Union Gospel Mission found local sponsors to host their holiday meals. Their chef reached out to Angus Brands to help them secure prime ribs and hams for this yearly event.

We are proud to say this is our 10th year working with the Union Gospel Mission. We look for the best quality beef at the best price, we age it, and we hold it in our inventory until they are ready to cook.

The chefs at Union Gospel Mission have also started in-house training for those looking to get accreditation working outside the mission. Soups from scratch are part of this program. Angus Brands has donated thousands of pounds of bones to make soup stock from scratch.  

We look forward to many more years supporting Union Gospel Mission.

 

 

Chef to Chef

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So have you had time to breathe after this busy holiday season? I bet you are just like us at Angus Brands — a couple of quick breaths and off and running. Here we go!

As I started looking at the 2018 calendar year, I realized that running is an understatement. We all started the year off with the minimum wage increase. Have you increased your menu prices to reflect the new wage? If you haven’t, that should be your first priority.

February starts out with a roar. First we’ve got Valentine’s Day. If you’re not interested in the Chateaubriand (see recipe below), try our heart-shaped New York or Ribeye steak cut to your own personal specs. Next comes Restaurant Week February 22nd-March 3rd. I know many of you will be participating as I have several customers who will be involved in this years’ event. Angus Brands is preparing for Restaurant Week by sourcing products from exotic locations — cutting and portioning to chefs’ specs. Additionally, we are increasing our delivery routes to participating customers since we all know how important space in the walk-in becomes during events like this. We wish everyone a successful Restaurant Week!

February 14th also brings the start of Lent. Don’t forget about those of us that don’t eat meat on Fridays, thus your Friday fresh sheets need to be heavy on seafood the last half of February and all of March.

Speaking of March, St. Patrick’s Day is next on deck. Be sure to look at last years’ corned beef usage and preorder. If you haven’t tried Angus Brands’ Corned Beef, give me a call and I can take care of that. 😉 Which brings us to Easter (did somebody say “brunch?!”). Seems far away but it will be here before you know it. We have a variety of absolutely delicious sausages, including our our Apple Cran Sausage, that your customers will love.

After reading this article, did a black cloud of doom fall over you, or are you looking forward to the challenge? This chef is looking forward to the next few months. Whether it’s new menu ideas or specialty products, challenge accepted! If I can help you with any of these upcoming events and holidays, please contact me: Corporate Chef, Jeff Curry, at Angus Brands (509) 482-7033.

Honoring our local heroes at our annual BBQ

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On Friday, July 8th Angus Brands served lunch to thank our local heroes: Spokane Police Department, Spokane Valley Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriffs and the Spokane County Fire Department were invited. They were served a complimentary cheese burger, chips and drink. We had a blast supporting our community heroes. Can’t wait for next year!

Easy (and tasty!) campsite cooking

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Camping is fun but also a whole lotta’ work. Once you’ve remembered to pack all your essentials, sometimes food can be an afterthought.  A quick run to the store and you’ve got your hot dogs, buns, ketchup, chips, pasta salad (if you’re lucky) and smores fixins, right?  It will get you by – but you can do better. Much better.

Flavor and convenience doesn’t have to be sacrificed when you are camp cooking. Our Savory Choices convenient meals are restaurant-quality prepared selections that can easily be made at the campsite.  They come pre-portioned and cryovaced for easy storage and transportation. And you can’t beat the flavors:

-Teriyaki Chicken Breast
-Garlic Pepper Beef Strip
-Kalbi Beef Steak
-Green Chili Pork Steak
-Lemon Roma Chicken Breast

Contact us at 509-482-7033 to learn more about Savory Choices. Here are some additional tips on how to make your next camping trip a culinary success!

Spokane’s P&L Poultry merges with Angus Brands

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We are pleased to announce P&L Poultry of Spokane has merged with Angus Brands. With an extensive background in the poultry industry, Pat Lancaster founded P&L Poultry almost 20 years ago. Angus Brands looks forward to bringing Pat’s poultry expertise into the mix for future product developments.

“The merger should be a win-win for both P&L Poultry and Angus Brands. P&L Poultry gains a vastly expanded line of new, innovative Angus Brands products, while P&L Poultry brings Angus Brands 30 years of retail experience in the poultry business. We are both excited for the future potential.” – Pat Lancaster

Welcome to the Angus Brands family, Pat!