Sous Vide has been a staple of European cooking for decades. But until now, North American use of the technique has largely been limited to high-end, small-batch cooking.

SugarCreek intends to change all of that. In 2015, we opened our 418,000 sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge City, Indiana (CCI). The plant houses several state-of-the-art cooking technologies, but the centerpiece of the facility is its large-scale sous vide operation.

In sous vide (pronounced “sue VEED”), the food is prepped, vacuum-packed and then cooked slowly and precisely in a circulated water bath. When the food reaches its optimal internal temperature and desired texture, it is quick-chilled and then refrigerated or frozen until it is ready to be served, either in a restaurant or in a consumer’s home.

It is our belief that sous vide preparation will revolutionize the quality of RTE foods. It brings together a broad spectrum of efficiencies including better yields, less waste, consistency and food safety to produce a product that is unrivaled beyond the kitchens of the finest chefs.

Most recently, we partnered with QSR giant, Arby's to produce their Pork Belly Sandwich, Chicken Fajita Flatbread and wildly popular Venison Steak Sandwich.

Quality & Consistency: 
  • Hot water, precision cook within 1/10°
  • Integrity of cell structure is maintained
  • Slow cook allows for retained moisture
  • Even cook edge to edge unlike traditional methods
  • Enhanced flavor and aroma
  • Increased tenderness, texture
  • Improved color and visual character
Operational Benefits: 
  • Neutral proteins ready for culinary finish
  • Cooks when chefs not available
  • Ease of banquet/catering execution
  • Simple management of fluctuating traffic periods
  • Focus on FOH vs BOH; Speed of order to table
Economic Benefits: 
  • Better yields (average sous vide shrink 5% vs. traditional cook methods at 30%)
  • Less waste; Conserves energy
  • Inexpensive cuts made tender
  • Concentrated seasonings reduce costs
  • Maximize your culinary resources; Focus on end product
Food Safety Benefits: 
  • Kill step achieved prior to customer receipt
  • Eliminate raw protein cross contamination
Health Benefits: 
  • Maintains high nutritional content
  • No additives or preservatives required
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