Even if your chefs make stock from scratch, you should consider using commercial soup bases to boost flavor and improve the color of your soups. Since animal products today are much leaner than in the past, they cannot impart the necessary depth of flavor required to make delicious soup. That's where canned soup base appears. Adding even trace amounts to homemade stocks instantly gives your restaurant's soups that professional look and taste without adding time to food preparation.
If you're an independent owner-operator of a small food establishment, you'll have a greater need for commercial soup bases. Using dry soup bases to prepare daily soups means you don't have to hire a chef and you can spend more time running your business. Soup bases are a plentiful product and you only need to keep a few points in mind when buying them:
1. Reach out for the well known soup manufacturers that most professional cooks and chefs rely on.
2. Deal with soup base suppliers for greater product selection.
3. Consider cream soup base to enliven your menu.
Contact a soup base manufacturer directly when you're sure about which brand you preferIf you've had success with a certain brand of soup base in the past, there's no reason to change. You can order directly from the manufacturer of your choice.
Use suppliers for a wider selection of natural soup basesDealing with a supplier gives you greater product selection. If you don't like one manufacturer's soup bases, you simply try another.
Try cream soup base to add more variety to your menuThough many chefs depend on soup bases for only chicken broth or beef broth, today's improved cream soup bases can produce equally appealing cream soups.
- The most efficient and economical use of soup bases for independently run restaurants today is to begin with the previous day's meat or poultry leftovers. Then, add the concentrate soup base along with water, tomatoes and wine or cream. Finish off with spices and natural seasonings, such as freshly minced garlic, parsley and dried or fresh herbs.