Dot Foods Innovations Trade Show 2022 Highlights

Group of employees standing near products
Chef Scott Adair and the SupHerb Farms foodservice sales team exhibiting our mango salsa and RTU sauces.
The SupHerb Farms team recently participated at the 2022 Dot Innovations show in St. Louis, Missouri. One of the most pressing concerns at this year’s show was labor challenges. Over 80 percent of operators across foodservice segments still say they’re struggling to find and retain employees1. To combat labor challenges 25 percent of on-site operators are looking to transition toward more pre-made products2.
Over 80% of foodservice operators are struggling to find and retain employees [1]
25% operators are looking for more pre-made products to reduce labor [2]

Labor-saving products, such as SupHerb Farms line of ready-to-use sauces, allow operators to innovate with bold, global flavors across their menu, with the convenience of a fully prepared sauce. These products offer flavor without the labor in new one-pound pouches.

Display of SupHerb Farms products on a table

SupHerb Farms Featured Products

Culinary Pastes

Culinary Blends

  • NEW Mango Salsa Blend

Culinary Purées

Flavor Inspiration

Consumers are beginning to dine out more, making menu innovation a priority once again for restaurants. Chain menu launches are currently at 86.4 percent of pre-COVID levels3. With current supply chain and labor constraints, operators are seeking simple ways to differentiate their menus. Sauces and condiments are a great way to introduce new flavors.
As flavor trial continues to grow and expand, 36 percent of consumers would like restaurants to offer more condiment mashups4. Flavor mashups often are the pairing of a classic condiment, such as ranch dressing or mayo, with a new flavor making it more approachable for guests. Sweet-heat mashups, such as mango salsa, are also a popular flavor mashup today on menus.
The percentage of diners seeking more condiment mashups [4]
Male chef posing with a platter of mini tacos at a tradeshow

At Dot Innovations, Chef Scott Adair sampled his take on flavor mashups at the SupHerb Farms booth. Take a look at our featured concepts:

Featured Menu Items

  • Mini Ahi Tuna Poke Tacos with Ancho Orange Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sauce & Mango Salsa
  • Mini Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Creamy Jalapeno RTU Sauce & Mango Salsa
  • Lemongrass & Pomegranate Fizz made-with Lemon Grass Culinary Purée

To try any of the products featured at the 2022 Dot Innovations Show, click the sample request below.

1 Datassential Dot Innovations, April, 2022
2 Technomic Consumer Trend Report – US Flavor, Oct. 2021
3 Datassential
4 Datassential Labor Relations Report, Jan. 2022

Add unique global flavor across five menu items with one versatile ingredient.