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Preparing The Perfect Fries with Cavendish Farms

The potato obsessed, french fry experts at Cavendish Farms have created an easy guide for preparing the best fries.

First, let’s get to know Cavendish:

Cavendish Farms we prides themselves on high quality products, exceeding customer’s needs, and strong relationships with growers in their communities. There are 3 pillars (family, farm and food) that form the foundation of their brand and who they are. Here’s how:


“We’re a family food company that puts pride, dedication and a whole lot of know-how into everything we grow, and everything we make. Cavendish Farms is part of a family owned company that has been customer focused since 1882.”

Partnering with farmers

“Built by the expertise of growers over generations, we have a proud history and deep roots. Bringing the goodness of the farm to homes and restaurants is what we do best with a strong commitment to the land, to the community, and to the people around the world who love our food.”

Smart innovation

“We’ve forged a strategic partnership with Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada to create the Cavendish Culinary Creation Center. Our team of food experts uses its know-how to transform food trends into crowd pleasing flavors and innovative new foods.”

Sustaining the environment

“Cavendish Farms is committed to sustaining the environment by adopting high quality environmental standards. That’s why we’re the first potato producer to convert solid waste to bio-methane gas in a state-of-the-art bio gas facility. Our team of potato experts has also developed the Russet Prospect potato, which requires less fertilizer and soil fumigation.”

Now, here’s how to prepare the perfect fries every time:

Handle with care:

  • Carefully unload your cases of Cavendish Farms French fries. By carrying and stacking them gently, you help keep the French fries from breaking
  • Check your shipment. Examine each carton for damage and report any pierced, crushed, dented or wet cases to your Cavendish Farms distributor
  • Store your cases of frozen French fries in the freezer. This will maintain the quality and taste of your product. Cases should never be left at room temperature.
  • Maintain the right freezer temperature. Your frozen Cavendish Farms French fries should always be stored at 0ºF (-18ºC) or below. Warmer temperatures risk spoiling the product.
  • Inventory should be stored at least four inches from freezer walls and never stacked more than six cases high. Always use your oldest inventory first.

Cooking for Great Taste

  • For best results, fill your fry basket only halfway to the top with frozen Cavendish Farms French fries. Use a reliable thermometer to make sure cooking oil is at the right temperature, as indicated on the carton.
  • Set your timer for the exact time recommended as indicated on the carton. Do not over or undercook your Cavendish Farms French fries.
  • Give the fry basket a shake after about 30 seconds of cooking. This ensures each and every fry is in even contact with the cooking oil.
  • Always serve Cavendish Farms French fries fresh. If you must hold them, keep them under heat and don’t pile them too high. Never serve fries more than 7 minutes out of the fryer.
  • Be sure to use a clean and efficient fryer. Oil should be filtered daily, and changed often.

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