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The Genius' Guide To Feeding Your Fundraiser With Food Suppliers

It's just as delicious as it sounds. Fundraisers are an excellent time to hire food suppliers. I would know, since I've been raising funds for not only my children, but my grandchildren. My name is Shane Miller and I have had many long and successful school fundraisers where I would break records year after year. My secret: food. Finding a way to introduce gourmet food into your school fundraiser from a food supplier can really boost the turnout. But you have to know what food to order, how to keep the food fresh and many other tricks that I will share with you on my website!



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5 Perennially Popular Ice Cream Flavors For Your Restaurant

by Dolores Fletcher

What makes a really great restaurant is often the quality of the dessert menu. It's more money in your pocket if, after a meal, your patrons find your desserts irresistible. As a menu item, ice cream is a simple as it is popular.

Serving quality homemade ice cream also presents the opportunity to create flavors that are uniquely your own. The wide variety of flavoring syrups that are available make it a snap to blend up ice cream recipes that are found nowhere else. In addition to creating custom flavors that perfectly match a cake or tort, you can serve perennially popular flavors like these, each blended your own special way:

  1. Vanilla
  2. Pistachio
  3. Caramel sea salt
  4. Cherry
  5. Chocolate

People love these flavors, and they're great either served alone or with specific desserts. So, when you lock down your recipe for each flavor, it can't help but be unique and wonderful. Don't be surprised if people start asking if you sell your ice cream in retail packaging.


Vanilla is the top-selling ice cream flavor, period. It owes its success to the fact that it pairs perfectly with anything, from cakes to pies and everything in between. 

Pro tip: for even more punch in your recipe, look for syrup flavored with extra-strength vanilla extract.


Once you've had pistachio ice cream, there is no going back. Maybe it's the greenish tint or the salty sweetness that makes it irresistible. It's hard to really describe the flavor, except to say that it's perfect.

Caramel Sea Salt

The texture of caramel sea salt ice cream is its biggest selling point. Use coarse-grained kosher sea salt for that perfect amount of crunch. Caramel sea salt continually proves to be another extremely popular flavor for salty ice cream lovers.


The best flavoring syrups for cherry ice cream are those that are just a little bit tart. The tartness really creates the flavor profile in the same way that it does with fresh cherries or a great cherry pie. Fresh red or black cherries would also make a great addition to this flavor too. The tartness pairs perfectly with super-rich cakes.


Cater to all your chocaholic customers with a super-intense chocolate flavor. For kicks, go with an extremely dark, cacao-flavored syrup or look for something on the wild side — white chocolate perhaps.

Here for the Ice Cream

If your restaurant is already known for its entrees, in-house ice cream flavor creations only increase your profitability by creating the add-on dessert sales that your business needs. But the great thing about ice cream is that it has standalone possibilities. Your flavors may become so popular that it necessitates adding on an ice cream parlor–style space to your existing dining room so that you can cater to folks just walking in for a scoop.

Contact a company that sells wholesale ice cream flavoring syrups to learn more.