A Site For Food Service Professionals
Whether your facilities serve a specialized dine-out clientele, an in-plant
feeding situation or other institutionalized meal services, fresh pears as a regular
addition to your menu planning can broaden your menus.
School Food Service:
A special section is included in the
USA Pear School pages
for school food professionals.
No longer a seasonal fruit, you can depend on the availability of fresh pears
for your menu throughout the year. Most pears in the United States are grown in
Oregon and Washington, and labeled "Northwest Pears." In times of increasing concern
for food safety and safe food handling practices, you can be confident of a quality
supply when choosing Northwest Pears.
Of all the suggestions in this website, most important is to always serve pears ripe.
Order pears pre-ripened from your produce supplier if possible, ripen the pears
yourself if necessary, but always provide your customers with the full flavors
and abundant juices of ripe pears. Your customers will be pleased! Take a moment
to learn more about pears and
Bookmark this Food Service website as your quick reference for pear-use information
in the kitchen. Visit our
for more information about pears,
and descriptions of pear varieties. Take advantage of the popularity of Northwest
foods and the Northwest styles in food preparation, with Northwest Pears from the Pacific
have been using fresh pears, and have developed ways to serve them, solved problems
in your applications, we would be pleased if you would share with us, and with
and we'll post your suggestion here on Chef's Exchange.
Nutrition in a Pear
USA pears are nutritious and low calorie.
You can be sure you are serving a healthy choice
to your "fitness" conscious clientele with pears.
Only 100 calories to a 166 gram (medium) pear.
As well, pears are an excellent source of potassium,
dietary fiber, and vitamin C. Pears contain no
saturated fat, cholesterol or sodium. They belong
on your heart healthy menu section.
Food Service Materials
Send for a Northwest Pear Food Service Kit,
containing handling, use, and nutrition
information to help you add a healthy menu item...
delicious fresh pears.
Recipe formula cards included
in the kit are designed for easy addition to your own recipe source book or files,
and separate information cards for nutrition and cost calculation are added for
handy future reference.
Send a request on letterhead stationary, include your position or title,
and we'll mail the USA Pear Food Service Kit. A separate kit for School
Food Service is also available.
Information on how to obtain one is located in the
USA Pear School pages.
Send a request, on company letterhead to:
Pear Bureau Northwest
4382 SE International Way, Suite A
Milwaukie, OR 97222-4635