Discover how 25 years of Sous Vide craftsmanship can benefit your business.

Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™ proteins are a breakthrough innovation in food safe sealed environment cooked proteins for restaurants, consumers, and commercial kitchens alike - but what does that mean for you? how can they help improve your overall operations? Scroll through the benefits below to see what Safe Sous Vide™ has got in the bag.

Food Safety? It's in the bag.

Now, more than ever, food safety and minimal handling of food is a crucial consideration for all restaurant operators and consumers. Cardinal’s line of Safe Sous Vide™ proteins are the most food safe proteins available on the market today. Each of the available Safe Sous Vide™ proteins are cooked in a sealed environment, ensuring no possible exposure to air or any other element until you open it within your kitchen. Trust Cardinal Safe Sous Vide™ sealed environment cooking for the ultimate in food safety for your kitchen and your customers.

Key Features:

  • No Cross-Contamination
  • No Harmful Pathogens
  • No Handling / Preparation Risks
  • Ready to Eat

Versatility? It's in the bag.

Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™ line of proteins have been developed to be the most versatile line of pre-cooked proteins available. With chicken, pork and beef available in a variety of formats including whole muscle, diced, pulled, ground and bone in, Cardinal Safe Sous Vide™ products can be used in just about any menu creation you can imagine and are guaranteed to be tender, juicy & delicious every time. Save on the number of proteins you carry and on the convenience that comes with having one protein solution for many of your different menu items.

Key Features:

  • Multiple Menu Applications
  • Less Food Waste
  • Utilize Existing Equipment

Cost Savings? They're in the bag.

Saving money isn’t just about buying the least expensive products to use in your kitchen - it’s about finding better, more efficient ways to make your dishes without sacrificing the taste or quality that your customers expect from your restaurant. Apart from controlling food costs and setting appropriate menu prices, greater savings can be achieved through reducing labour, waste and improving consistency. Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™ line of proteins was created with the pains of the modern kitchen in mind. Not only are they delicious alternatives to the proteins you serve today, but they’re fully cooked, can be sauced or spiced, and are versatile in a variety of recipes - saving you on prep time, ingredients and labour costs, as well as reducing food waste.

Key Features:

  • Less Prep Time
  • Lower Labour Costs
  • Reduced Yield Loss
  • Less Food Waste

Labour Savings? It's in the bag.

One of the most challenging parts of running any business is managing staffing and cash flow. We understand how busy a kitchen can get and wherever you’re able to be more efficient and save time and money in your kitchen, the better. Over the years we honed in on perfecting our overall Safe Sous Vide™ technique, and not just on the finished protein itself. We developed Safe Sous Vide™ products with commercial kitchens in mind, with the intention of not only creating great proteins for your menu creations, but also integrating in labour cost savings by way of faster, simplified preparation and clean-up. Safe Sous Vide™ isn’t just another line of proteins. It’s a different way of thinking about your business, saving you time and cost, while keeping your guests happy.

Key Features:

  • Reduced Preparation Time
  • Faster Cook Time
  • Ease of Use
  • Reduced Handling

Clean Ingredients? It's in the bag.

Experience fully cooked protein solutions without all of the additives. Unlike other fully-cooked products on the market, Cardinal’s state-of-the-art Safe Sous Vide™ sealed environment cooking process allows proteins to cook in their natural fats, which creates amazing quality and allows Cardinal to only include minimal ingredients within its products. All you get are the natural flavours of the protein itself, in its most tender and naturally delicious form — from there, your creativity is your only limit!

Key Features:

  • Clean Ingredient Decks
  • No Preservatives
  • Natural Flavours from Protein

Convenience? It's in the bag.

There’s certainly something romantic about cooking from scratch — but for professional kitchens that know the work it takes to make a complex protein like pork back ribs, pulled pork, or braised beef, it can be a slow, messy process that doesn’t necessarily produce the same quality or flavour every time. Cardinal’s Safe Sous Vide™ proteins are perfectly delicious in no time, everytime, taking the mess, and hassle, out of even the most involved centre of plate proteins. Tto add to the convenience, Safe Sous Vide™ products are fully cooked, so they don’t have to be frozen. With over a 30-day shelf life in every product, it’s easy to use what you need, when you need it and save the rest.

Key Features:

  • Less Prep Time
  • Ready to Eat
  • Store Fresh or Frozen
  • Ease of Use

Consistency? It's in the bag.

While it might seem easy enough to consistently replicate a recipe, a sauce flavour profile or a heating recommendation, creating proteins that are consistent is an art that Cardinal has spent the past 25 years perfecting. Whether you’re a restaurant, healthcare or industrial kitchen, you want to know that the proteins you’re using, and ultimately serving to you are customers, offer the same great tasting and eating experience — every time. Unlike other fully-cooked proteins, Cardinal has developed a process to ensure that each of its proteins are perfectly portioned, and consistent in cut and texture, to help ensure your guests enjoy the same perfect dish, every time.

Key Features:

  • Consistent Protein Sizing
  • Cooked to Perfect Time & Temperature Everytime
  • Ease of Use - Ready to Eat

Shelf Life? It's in the bag.

Every kitchen strives to minimize its food waste — it’s more environmentally friendly and increases profits and efficiency. Safe Sous Vide™ products are fully cooked in their own natural juices with no additives or preservatives and have a guaranteed refrigerated shelf life of 30 days, or more. As they are fully cooked in a sealed environment, SSV products don’t need to be kept frozen. They can go directly into your coolers when you receive them and you can use exactly what you need, when you need it, knowing that the rest can go back into the cooler and be ready for your next dish. Convenient out of the cooler, heats up in minutes, and no waste with any of our Safe Sous Vide™ proteins. Ever! Now what’s better than that?!

Key Features:

  • Convenient Pack Sizes
  • Flexibility to Store Frozen or Refrigerated
  • Store in Sealed Pack Refrigerated up to 30 Days