Fueled by the ongoing increase in demand for fresh, all-natural produce by consumers, the Vollrath Company presented Fresh is Best, the company’s focus on products and partnerships that help restaurants, schools, and companies alike provide healthy foods to consumers.

Fresh is Best also aligns with the Vollrath’s ongoing partnership with United Fresh Organization in helping provide salad carts to schools as a part of its Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools Program, including the recently introduced Let’s Move Salad Bars to Midwest Schools endeavor.

“As we look at our overall product offerings, not only do we want to showcase the quality and variety of our offerings, but it’s critical to highlight how each falls within the Fresh is Best perspective to consumers,” says Paul Egbert, vice president of marketing at Vollrath. “Fresh is Best is the mindset that we encourage our design teams to keep in mind in the development process. Our goal is to continue to help make the lives of those preparing fresh foods to people easier through great products.”

The Vollrath Company offers several products that connect within the Fresh is Best concept that support both food preparation and serving.

For food preparation, the company’s Redco Fruit Slicer features 28 blades that operate in a single stroke operation, eliminating 75 percent of the time and costs associated with cutting fruits in a kitchen. The non-corrosive blades never require adjustments, and the machine’s 5-inch cutting area is optimal for large fruit like pineapples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.

The Redco InstaCut Cucumber Slicer, ideal for salad and sushi bars, provides three times faster cutting of cucumbers than by hand. It comes with one 14-section core, but is designed to also accommodate a 10-section core. Both slicers feature easy-to-use blade assemblies for quick and easy clean up.