Florida vegetable legend Lipman Family Farms was seeing so much growth in the fresh-cut industry, it created its own division, Lipman FreshCcut.
“Fresh-cut produce has become a great option for restaurant and foodservice partners looking to simplify their operations,” said Darren Micelle, Immokalee-based Lipman's president of value-added services. “With increasing labor costs, restaurant operators can turn to us for assistance in back-of-house preparation of ingredients so they can overall improve their consumer experience.”
Lipman Fresh-Cuts are processed in six facilities across North America. Products include fresh-cut green beans, tomatoes, peppers and onions for retail and foodservice customers.
“Whether for the on-the-go consumer or the back-of-house kitchen staff, our fresh-cut produce offers a steady supply of a variety of produce, a high standard for shelf-life and food safety, and the highest level of control over the farm-to-shelf journey," according to the company.
For back-of-house chefs and employees, Lipman's fresh-cut produce isn’t just a replacement product, according to the company: it’s a gateway into simplifying your operations. When consulting with its customers, Lipman's goal is to find the most efficient and risk-reduced way to achieve freshness.
- Reduced need for blades, slicers and other machinery
- No worrying about quality control during prep
- 100% usable product eliminates food waste per pound
- Uniform product across all locations
“When you count on Lipman for fresh-cut produce, we can provide 100% useable, ready to serve product, 100% of the time. With no discrepancies in yields, you’ll get more use out of every pound of product,” according to Lipman.