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Introducing Anchor Food Professionals

ANCHOR FOOD PROFESSIONALS is the new name for Fonterra Australia’s Foodservice business – the long-trusted partner of thousands of foodservice professionals across Australia.

While the name has changed, the focus of the business remains the same: to continue to build partnerships with foodservice operators across the country, to help give you an edge in a highly competitive industry.

Foodservice is one of the largest industries in the world, predicted to be worth US$3 trillion globally by 2021. Fonterra is the world’s leading dairy exporter and Anchor Food Professionals, as Fonterra’s global foodservice brand, has continuously evolved to keep ahead of customer needs.

We love rolling up our sleeves and working collaboratively to design solutions
— JEFF DHU - DIRECTOR OF FOODSERVICE, ANCHOR FOOD PROFESSIONALS

Anchor Food Professionals has built its reputation on supplying high quality, fit-for-purpose products and solutions to the foodservice market and will continue to champion the trusted brands such as Perfect Italiano and Anchor that foodservice professionals know and love.

“Anchor Food Professionals not only represents the world-class dairy products that we make for restaurants, cafes and quick service restaurants across the country, it also signifies the deep expertise of our people and the focus on performance and business solutions that we bring to the table,” says Anchor Food Professionals Director of Foodservice Jeff Dhu.

With more than 50 per cent of all food and beverage in both the US and Australia now consumed out of home, Anchor Food Professionals is focused on helping its foodservice customers keep up with this growth and together create a thriving industry in Australia.

“Not only do we understand dairy and the role it can play in delivering great taste, texture and appearance in your signature dishes and offerings, we are dedicated to sharing new ideas and ways of doing things,” says Anchor Food Professionals Marketing Manager Kym Gill.

“As such, we’re ideally placed to bring you insights, business advice and trends relating to the world of pizza, pasta and Italian cuisine in this and future issues of Ignite.”

From front of house presentation, pricing and promotion, to introducing solutions that improve productivity, increase yield, reduce wastage, enhance taste and deliver exciting new menu options – Anchor Food Professionals is focused on working with you to improve your products and to grow your business.

 Catch up with all the latest information and insights in each issue of Ignite as well as online at clubperfect.com.au where you can subscribe to our regular e-newsletter.

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Spotlight
Perfect Italiano Parmesan

Full flavour of a well-aged Parmesan

Handy large pack sizes for foodservice

Available in Shaved, Shredded, Block and Grated

Perfect for pasta, risotto, salads and sauces

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Italian Meatball Pizza

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Ingredients

Meatballs
50g coarse minced (ground) pork
50g coarse minced (ground) veal
2 tsp garlic confit
3 tblsp onion confit
½ tsp chilli confit
10g fresh white breadcrumbs
1 tblsp chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
1 egg yolk
1 tblsp olive oil

Pizza
coarse semolina, for dusting
1 quantity pizza dough
½ quantity basic pizza sauce
75g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella
6 basil leaves
2 medium roma (plum) tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 tblsp chopped fresh oregano
3 cloves of confit garlic
80ml confit garlic oil
35g Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan

Method

TO MAKE MEATBALLS:
Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a bowl and season to taste, then roll the mixture into large marble-sized balls. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium heat and cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, or until golden. 

Place a pizza stone or heavy-based oven tray in the oven and preheat to 250°C. Lightly dust your workbench with semolina, then roll out the dough into a 30cm round, place on a pizza tray and prick all over with a fork. Spread the base with the pizza sauce, then scatter with Perfect Italiano Mozzarella, basil and meatballs. Place on the preheated stone or tray and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until the base is golden and crisp.

Meanwhile, put the tomatoes, oregano, garlic confit cloves and oil in a bowl and season to taste. Remove the pizza from the oven, top with the tomato salad, then scatter with Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan and serve.

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