June 12, 2019

Butterball Expands Foodservice Portfolio with 11 Options for K-12

Recipe Ideas & Free Samples for Operators Encourage More Turkey…

Recipe Ideas & Free Samples for Operators Encourage More Turkey Usage on School Menus

Butterball Foodservice has launched new turkey products to give more choices to K-12 foodservice directors and support them in their mission to keep students happy and healthy. There are 11 American-raised Butterball turkey offerings—sliced, sausage, franks and more—to use in school breakfast, lunch and snack dishes.

By monitoring the ever-changing preferences of young consumers and their parents, Butterball’s team is bringing forward segment-specific insights that influence product and recipe development. Butterball has partnered with Brenda Thompson-Wattles, a chef and registered dietitian, to create recipes that illustrate applications for the K-12 products. This menu inspiration includes classic kid favorites as well as on-trend ethnic twists, with instructions for multiple portion sizes to accommodate larger and smaller schools.

“We want to help our K-12 customers serve great meals that kids love, while still meeting the nutritional guidelines they’re facing,” Butterball National Program Director for K-12 Schools Jennifer Armstrong said. “Chefs can get a lot of use out of turkey because it works in so many different cuisine types, and they can trust the quality of our products and feel proud serving Butterball, a leader in animal care and well-being.”

Operators attending the 2019 School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference can visit booth 266 to get a firsthand taste of Butterball’s Turkey Tenderloin Medallions and Turkey Thigh Roast and enter for a chance to win an iPad with giveaways on July 15 and 16.

Samples of K-12 products will be available soon—contact k12_foodservice@butterball.com if interested.


About Butterball Foodservice:

Butterball, headquartered in Garner, North Carolina, is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S.—producing more than 1.5 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 60 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As a division of Butterball, LLC, Butterball Foodservice is committed to ensuring anyone can serve America’s favorite turkey with confidence. Operators trust the Butterball brand to always deliver consistently high-quality products and superior customer service. For menu inspiration and information on the wide variety of turkey products available, visit www.ButterballFoodservice.com. Find Butterball Foodservice on Facebook and follow them on LinkedIn.


Christa Leupen, PR Manager



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Christa Leupen

PR Manager

Butterball, LLC


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