Chef Jinhee Lee
We stopped by Jin Bar to hear more of her incredible journey towards becoming Calgary’s Korean comfort go-to. View Culinary Connections for more.Read Bio
We all know about the incredible flavour of French’s Tomato Ketchup, but did you know that our ketchup is made in Canada with 100% Canadian tomatoes? That’s right, we work with local farmers to fill every bottle of our family-favourite ketchup with ripe, farm-fresh tomatoes. Bottled in Canada by Canadian workers, French’s is proud to support the local community with the production of everyone’s favourite condiment!
100% CANADIAN TOMATOES
Made with 100% Canadian farm-grown tomatoes, French’s Tomato Ketchup is one condiment you can feel good about serving, and patrons can feel good about eating! Local tomatoes not only produce delicious flavour for every bottle of ketchup, but they also allow us to have long-term relationships with Canadian farmers and to create more Canadian jobs. From farming jobs in Leamington to packaging jobs in Toronto, Ontario, French’s is proud to support these Canadian communities and reinforce McCormick’s long-standing commitment to Canada.
OVER 140 MILLION TOMATOES
Every bottle of French’s Tomato Ketchup starts with - you guessed it - tomatoes! A whopping 45 million tomato vines are seeded and transplanted in a crop year. It takes about 38 Canadian tomatoes to make 1 lb. of tomato paste, and the estimate of planned usage for tomato paste in 2021 is about 3.88 million lbs. This means that in just one year, approximately 147,440,000 raw Canadian tomatoes are used to create opportunity and the delicious flavour your patrons know and love. That’s a lot of ketchup!
FARMERS PAVING THE WAY
French’s Tomato Ketchup wouldn’t be possible without the great Canadian farmers and workers across the country. In 2020, our tomato paste supply was harvested off 575 acres of Canadian farmland by 21 Canadian tomato growers supplying Highbury Canco. From farming to bottling and production, every single worker has a huge impact on the finished product that makes its way to your back of house.
Made with tomato paste from fresh, ripe tomatoes, liquid sugar, white vinegar, salt, onion powder and spices, French’s Ketchup is the obvious choice for your menus. Serve it as is (so easy for your back of house!) as a classic a topping for burgers, dipping fries, sandwiches and more. Or, try a few of the creative twists and recipes below.
CHEF JURIAAN’S FAVOURITE PLUS ONES
As Executive Corporate Chef, Chef Juriaan has a relentless passion for flavour and a wealth of culinary experience. Check out his tips for elevating your menu with a variety of ketchup options.
Spicy Korean Ketchup
Make a Spicy Korean Ketchup with hints of garlic, sesame, and ginger by mixing one cup of French’s Tomato Ketchup + one tablespoon of Club House La Grille® Korean Style BBQ Seasoning.
Chipotle Cinnamon Ketchup
This Chipotle Cinnamon Ketchup recipe adds a bold, spicy sweetness to the classic condiment. Mix one cup of French’s Tomato Ketchup + one tablespoon of Club House Chipotle Cinnamon Seasoning.
Sriracha Lime Ketchup
Give ketchup an extra kick of garlic, chili pepper, and lime with this easy Sriracha Lime Ketchup recipe. Just mix one cup of French’s Tomato Ketchup + one tablespoon of Club House Sriracha & Lime.
Add the authentic tastes of Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine to ketchup with this Curried Ketchup recipe. Simply mix one cup of French’s Tomato Ketchup + one tablespoon of Club House Curry Powder.
Sweet Chili Thai Ketchup
Mix up a quick Thai-inspired sauce with this Sweet Chili Thai Ketchup. Combine one cup of French’s Tomato Ketchup + one cup Frank's® Sweet Thai Chili + one tablespoon fish sauce + one teaspoon fresh grated ginger.
Check out all the convenient ways (including our new and very large 2.84 L format!) you can get the signature flavour of French’s Tomato Ketchup on your menus and tables now.
Discover more recipes and inspiration