News & Trends

Sandwich Odyssey

Summer 2016

Today, sandwiches are serious business and they have transformed to a whole new, delicious level! Read this edition to learn more about gourmet ice cream sandwiches and perfected melted sandwiches. Be sure to try Chef Helene's Cubano Sandwiches featuring Dr. Pepper® marinated Pork Butt!

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Choose to fuse

Spring 2016

This edition of Flavor Forward features Asian Fusion, charred flavors and Ramen bars. Once you try Chef Helene’s Slow Cooked Korean Short Ribs with Wasabi Soy Grits, they will be a permanent addition to the menu.

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Aromatica 2016: Flavor Insights & Inspirations

Winter 2016

Imagine where flavor can take you. For those who hunger for the new, the unique, the exceptional. For those who thirst for the inspiring and the audacious. For those who crave foods that feature salty and sweet and savory and bravery. This is your journey of flavor. Explore the many appetizing and wondrous regions of Asia. Take your taste buds on a tour of peppers from across the globe. Venture into the sublime world of sophisticated sandwiches. Seek out familiar favorites that transform into dramatically delicious desserts. So go ahead. Savor the journey. Click below to read more about Pepper Pilgrimage, Sandwich Odyssey, Asian Fusion and Dessert Drama.

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Raise your glass to craft cocktails and winter festivities!

Winter 2015

This edition of Flavor Forward features creative cocktails, millennials feeling at home with Fast Casual restaurants and our NEW Durkee® Sriracha Seasoning. Be sure to try Chef Helene’s new recipe: Southern Spice on the Bourbon Trail, perfected with Durkee® Sriracha sugar.

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Snacking takes flight

Fall 2015

This edition of Flavor Forward features popular fall flavors like Pumpkin Pie Spice. Read about mini meals and small bite buffets to add to the menu for the game-day watchers, who will be looking for delicious snacks to share! Chef Helene’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce is the perfect edition for a fall dessert special.

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Free Webinar: Moving Your Gluten-Free Operations from Good to GREAT!

August 1, 2015

Serving safe gluten-free food to the celiac disease community can make the difference between a good and bad review. Do your gluten-free practices make the cut?

Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a national non-profit organization, and Argo Corn Starch as we host a free webinar designed to increase gluten-free food options in restaurants and other foodservice operations. Attendees will learn to:

  • Assess their ability to safely serve gluten-free guests
  • Recognize management decisions involved in developing or improving a gluten-free program
  • Identify staff and operational capabilities and challenges
  • Strengthen their back-of-house systems for making gluten-free as easy as possible while maintaining safety, taste, and confidence
  • Enhance and expand their gluten-free menu options with substitutions and gluten-free products
  • Identify ways to communicate and market to the special diet guest

This webinar will be presented by expert panelists Beckee Moreland, NFCA Director of GREAT Kitchens and Bob Strate, Chief Operations Officer for TaMolly's of America, a regional chain, with 11 accredited GREAT Kitchens locations that have successfully implemented safe gluten-free protocols with proven results.

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Durkee® Sriracha is Now Available!

August 1, 2015

Consumers can't get enough of the Sriracha flavor and now with Durkee Sriracha Seasoning, operators can bring the flavor to more applications in a new and exciting way. The blend is a deep red color with a texture comparable to seasoning salt. The delicious flavor is spicy hot with well- balanced sweet, salty and garlic notes. The seasoning is excellent on sweet potato fries and French fries. It’s a great mixer, adding delicious flavor to dips and sauces like ranch dressing, hummus, sour cream and mayonnaise.

Contact your ACH Foodservice team for a sample of our Durkee Sriracha Seasoning.

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NEW Kale Slaw Recipes & Henri's Operator Rebate

June 2, 2015

Kale has quickly become one of the fastest growing salad types on salad and appetizer menus. When you start with fresh chopped kale and Henri's Tas-Tee® dressing, you can create dozens of delicious combinations to fit any menu. Take advantage of the Henri's Operator Rebate currently available now through August 15, 2015. $4.00 per 4/1 Gallon Case & $3.00 per 207/1oz Portion Packs. See rebate for more information.

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Move over, meat - vegetables take the spotlight

Summer 2015

Read about adding big flavor to vegetables, the pickling trend and new ways to add veggies to the menu. Get started with Helene's Black Bean Burgers perfected with Chipotle Mayonnaise. Learn new ways to customize and connect with the Millennials.

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Aromatica 2015: Flavor Insights & Inspirations

Summer 2015

Food is always an adventure. Flavor stirs the drama. Those who measure and mix and cook and taste are the authors who create flavorful twists and turns that surprise and delight us all. So let us embark on an adventure in flavor told in four trends. Each one rooted in the past, alive in the present, and most importantly, poised for the future. Middle Eastern Cuisine. Vegetables. Snacks. Nose to Tail Cooking. All are filled with character, intrigue, and endless creative possibilities.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Middle Eastern Cuisine

Spring 2015

Learn more about these trending flavors along with a delicious falafel burger recipe. This edition features Apple Pay and the "digital wallet" reality.

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Our Trusted Brands

Our brands represent some of the most trusted ingredient products in the industry: products that enhance recipes by adding flavor, texture, and sweetness in applications from the traditional to the unexpected.

For any recipe that calls for corn starch—or as a wonderful thickener in place of flour—chefs have long depended on Argo® Corn Starch for its purity and performance.

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A tried-and-true favorite for more than 110 years, Karo® Corn Syrup leads the way in adding sweetness to so many foods.

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About Us

ACH and its predecessor companies have been dedicated partners to the foodservice industry, and our portfolio of well-known ingredient brands are trusted staples for chefs across the country. We strive to deliver quality and consistency in all that we do.


For every recipe, and for every operation, chefs know that our products will deliver excellent performance—no surprises, no disappointments. It's why many of our brands are household names and pantry staples.


We truly understand foodservice and can share insights and recommendations to better our customers' business, from recipes to category management and more.


Our customers give us new ideas, behind-the-scenes insights, and inspiration. We give them support, solutions, and business-building consultation. Our strong broker sales team provides the personal relationship and onsite support that builds success.

Food Safety

Our products adhere to some of the most stringent food-safety practices in the industry. We continue to earn SQF Level 2 certification annually. Every ACH employee understand the role they play in ensuring food safety

Research & Development

Our Innovation Center encompasses:

Sensory testing and descriptive analysis

Test kitchen for menu and recipe development

Product development laboratories

Pilot plant for production scale-up

New packaging development center

Our R&D Team

This highly skilled staff are dedicated to bringing pertinent new flavors to life through our products, helping chefs keep their menus on trend. This team is immersed in the industry, attending numerous trade shows and training seminars and traveling widely to explore culinary markets.

Culinary Resources

A network of consulting chefs with varying specializations, several broker chef representatives, and our own in-house culinary staff work together in the development of on-trend flavors, innovative menu ideas, and exciting recipes. We also develop recipes to meet special dietary needs such as reduced sodium or gluten-free menu solutions.

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