News from the IPC "Foodservice" category

Jun 16, 2009

Idaho Potato Commission and Idaho Fry Company Reach Agreement on Restaurant Name Change

EAGLE, ID, June 16, 2009 - Idaho Fry Company (IFC) today announced that it will comply with federal trademark laws and change its name to Boise Fry Company (BFC). The decision was made after a series of amicable and ongoing discussions between representatives from IFC and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC).
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Jun 4, 2009

The Idaho Potato Commission Addresses The Idaho Fry Company's Name Controversy

June 4, 2009—Recently, there has been a lot of media attention and public discussion about the Idaho Fry Company's name. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) would like to share its side of the story and correct some of the misinformation that has been disseminated. One of the IPC's primary responsibilities has been to protect its certification
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Mar 11, 2009

Revered Chefs Share Recipes, Raise $50,000 for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

EAGLE, Idaho, March 11, 2009 - Chef David Burke of davidburke &donatella restaurant in New York joined the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), today, in celebrating the success of "Recipes for Relief," an online campaign created to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). The IPC and Burke presented the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with a $50,000 check to help aid in its global efforts to save, protect and improve children's lives.
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Feb 19, 2009

South Beach Sizzles as America's Culinary Elite Compete in Idaho® Potato Side Dish Challenge

EAGLE, ID, February 19, 2009 -- The country's top chefs battled it out at the third annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray. Not only were their skills at the grill tested as they bumped the beloved burger to new culinary heights, but Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) -- a
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Jan 26, 2009

Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) Announces Winning Happy Hour Recipes

Eagle, ID, January 26, 2009—The judges of Idaho Potato Commission's first Idaho Potato Happy Hour Recipe Contest had their work cut out for them testing and tasting recipes submitted by chefs from upscale restaurants, culinary schools, local watering holes, and everywhere in between! The Happy Hour Recipe Contest ran from September 1 to December 31, 2008, and challenged professional chefs and cooks at restaurants and other noncommercial foodservice establishments as well as culinary students to put pen to paper and share their surefire Idaho potato happy hour recipe secrets. In total, $35,000 was awarded in cash and prizes to the top recipe submissions in three categories -Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Late-Night Snacks.
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Nov 12, 2008

Produce Veteran Armand Lobato Joins Idaho® Potato Commission's Foodservice Food Team

EAGLE, ID, November 12, 2008 - The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is pleased to announce the hiring of produce veteran Armand Lobato to the position of Western Foodservice Promotion Director. As Promotion Director, Lobato will distribute merchandising and educational materials, as well as seek out promotional opportunities for Idaho Potatoes with foodservice distributors, full-line produce houses and restaurant chains in the Western part of the U.S. His territory includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
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Oct 2, 2008

Chef Paul Prudhomme Shows Why He's Still the Best

Eagle, ID, October 2, 2008 - Wolfgang Puck and four of his world-renowned chef friends partnered with the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for the second annual recipe contest at the 26th American Wine &Food Festival (AWFF) held on the back lot of Universal Studios in Los Angeles this past Saturday, September 27th. Star chefs battled it out in a fierce competition of culinary skills as they each vied for the grand prize $10,000 charitable donation in their name.
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Jun 30, 2008

Idaho® Potato Commission "Project Reinvent" Ad Campaign Tastes Success

EAGLE, ID, June 30, 2008 - When it comes to pushing potatoes, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) won't be accused of reinventing the wheel - only delicious dishes. Industry peers at Plate magazine and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) recognized the IPC's creative spin on selling spuds by awarding its "Project Reinvent" ad campaign with awards for advertising excellence.
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Feb 2, 2007

Idaho Potato Commission Releases Latest "Signature" Video; Shows Operators How To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

EAGLE, ID, February 2, 2007 -- Mashed potatoes are the all-American comfort food and can also become a signature item. For these reasons, making perfect mashed potatoes can be incredibly intimidating. And, what do you do with leftovers? The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) demystifies this classic by creating an instructional CD that walks restaurant and non-commercial operators through the simple steps of creating perfect mashed potatoes every time.
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Dec 1, 2006

Idaho Potato Commission's Don Odiorne Awarded The Betty

EAGLE, ID, December 1, 2006 -- At this year's International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) Conference in Chicago, Idaho Potato Commission's Vice President of Foodservice Don Odiorne received the prestigious Betty Award for his years of service to the foodservice industry.
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