At Smithfield Culinary, we strive to offer our customers the most innovative new trends in the industry.

Craving customers are always on the search for culinary excitement. That’s why chefs are continually looking for the delicious new tastes that keep their customers enthused. One is the distinctive taste of ham!

Here’s why ham is the perfect flavor enhancer for today:

Ham has health benefits that make it a better-for-you ingredient

Ham is the 2nd most menued pork cut1

Ham is the 5th most commonly used protein2

Ham appears on an amazing 51% of U.S. menus3

Ham has a high frequency of consumption at home and away4

Ham’s distinctive and comforting flavor make it a guest favorite

The ham category is projected to grow at 2% annually over the next five years.5

While ham is a classic breakfast, sandwich and holiday choice, chefs are creating new ways to feature its healthy and distinctive taste.

Below are just a few examples:

1-2. Datassential Operator Demand Landscape, Jan. 2018
3. Datassential Snap tm 2020
4. Datassential Pork Trends and Opportunity Landscape, Jan. 2018
5. Smithfield Ham Research Study
* This recipe was created by The Culinary Institute of America as an industry service to Smithfield Culinary.