J.T.M. Food Group Expands Retail Footprint with Launch of the New Chef Crafted Favorites Line


New line includes Hatch Mac & Cheese, Fat Tire® Beer Cheese and Queso Blanco with Hatch Chiles

HARRISON, OHIO – OCTOBER 15, 2020 – J.T.M. Food Group, one of the country’s leading providers of culinary solutions for the foodservice industry, is launching a new product line called Chef Crafted Favorites. Three new products – Hatch Mac & Cheese, Fat Tire® Beer Cheese and Queso Blanco with Hatch Chiles – will comprise the line of kettle-crafted culinary solutions. These products were designed by our chefs for national restaurant operators and now you can have that same flavor at home. New Chef Crafted Favorites deliver flavor, quality, affordability and convenience, and can be served as is or as an ingredient in your favorite dish or in the creation of a new recipe.

“Our customers rely on J.T.M. to understand the trends and emerging flavor profiles consumers crave. Since Americans are now eating more meals at home, we felt this was the perfect time to take inspiration from a few of our most-popular products that are on the menus of restaurants across the country and adjust them to make them accessible to families, shoppers, and businesses through grocery and club stores," said Brad Nelson, Senior Director of Marketing for J.T.M. Food Group.

J.T.M.’s new Chef Crafted Favorites are perfect for serving at home as a family meal or as an appetizer for parties, game days and gatherings. They are also ideal for a variety of other industry segments including casual dining restaurants, convenience stores, cafeterias, caterers, concessions, schools, colleges, hotels, and more. The products are frozen and packed in convenient, three-pound pouches. The line includes:

  • HATCH MAC & CHEESE: With a hint of smoky flavor and a mild heat level, this rich, creamy mac and cheese is created by combining a blend of roasted Hatch green chiles, poblano and jalapeño peppers into a white cheddar cheese sauce. This product takes comfort food to a whole new level!
  • FAT TIRE® BEER CHEESE: This flavorful beer cheese dip is made with real, creamy cheddar cheese and spices blended with New Belgium Fat Tire® Amber Ale. This delicious product is great paired with pretzels, fries or chips as a dip or served as a topper for burgers, fries, nachos, tater tots, pasta and much more.
  • QUESO BLANCO WITH HATCH CHILES: Add a little zing to any dish with this irresistible queso blanco sauce that’s made with real, white cheddar cheese and authentic Hatch chilies combined with diced onions, garlic and a touch of jalapeño to give it a balanced, subtle spice level.

“Our new products are fully cooked and conveniently packed in three-pound pouches that can be easily heated. The packaging includes easy-to-follow heating instructions for stove top, oven and microwave, and we’ve developed a library of easy-to-create recipes. You can access the recipes, heating instructions, and request more information on our Chef Crafted Favorites by visiting our website,” added Nelson.

To learn more about J.T.M.’s new Chef Crafted Favorites line, please visit www.jtmchefcraftedfavorites.com or call 800.626.2308.

About J.T.M. Food Group

Family owned and operated since 1980, J.T.M. Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver superior results to the foodservice industry. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, J.T.M. serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, food distributors and retailers throughout North America. For more information, visit www.J.T.M.FoodGroup.com.

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