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‘Steak’ Out the Perfect Corporate Gift: Grilling Gifts are the Best

Americans Love Grilling. We Aren’t All ‘Great’ Grillers!

It’s almost July 4! Despite the hot weather, most Americans are spending plenty of time on the patio grilling their meals in July.  Grilling is an American way of life, so naturally grilling gifts are winners, every time. Anyone would appreciate the gift of food that can be cooked at home and enjoyed hot off the grill. Not everyone’s a winner at being a great grill cook!  Ever been to a cookout and endured the taste of an overcooked, blackened, dry burger? Or, the discomfort of having your meat undercooked?  Timing is everything when it comes to grilling. Sure, all the new cooking tools and engineered grilling equipment on the market help, but skill is still required for successful outdoor cooking. Our source for awesome grilling meats, Omaha Steaks, offers some advice for grilling, to ensure that the gift of meat is going to taste great when prepared.

Cooking Time is Key to Mastering the Grill

This simply requires organizational skills and knowing when your guests will arrive, and when they’ll be ready to eat. Beyond that, it is helpful to know how long it takes to cook different kinds of meats.  Omaha Steaks publishes a detailed Steak Cooking Chart and Seafood Cooking Chart for complete cooking times on the most popular steaks and seafood.   Our partner Omaha Steaks is a valuable source of information for grillers – since they sell the best meats on the market for home cooking, they offer information about how to properly prepare their products for the best results and taste.  The meat supplier recently launched a handy free mobile app to help grillers know the appropriate cook times. A recent article published by Omaha Steaks outlines the best tips for backyard grilling. Here’s our recap of what Omaha says about using outdoor grills for cooking a variety of meats at one time:

Gas Grill Temperatures

In a nutshell, Omaha Steak advises that you should pre-heat the burners then take advantage of the flexibility offered by the heat options on your gas grill by setting up zones of High, Med, and Low heat for cooking a variety of foods from steak to fish to brats. Steaks require searing and exposure to high heat, brats are better when slow-cooked on low and fish or poultry require medium heat.

Charcoal Grill Temperatures

Omaha Steaks points out that you can actually create the three-zone fire using a charcoal grill. Reference their article (link below) for details. With skill, you can set up several heat zones to perfect grilling on a charcoal grill. Many people prefer the flavor of foods cooked on an old fashioned, inexpensive grill.

Fun Facts, Numbers, and Percentages about the American Grilling Obsession:

2016 Article in Forbes magazine talks about America’s obsession with grilling. The Forbes article states the following facts about Americans who enjoy using a grill to cook meals:

– 75% of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker.

– The majority of grill owners (63%) use their grill or smoker year-round and 43% cook at least once a month through winter.

– Nearly a third of current owners plan to grill with greater frequency this year.

– Barbecuing isn’t just an evening activity: 11% of grill owners prepared breakfast in the past year.

– The five most popular days to barbecue, in order are: July Fourth; Labor Day & Memorial Day (tied); Father’s Day; Mother’s Day.

– The top three reasons for cooking outdoors, in order are: to improve flavor; for personal enjoyment; for entertaining family and friends.

Knowledge of these statistics is assurance that grilling gifts are not going out of style any time soon!

grilling giftsCorporate Meat Gifts from the Plybon Company

Omaha Steaks is one of the most popular brands for foods, and this company has an amazing gifting/packaging program that allows for easy shipping and giving.  Corporate grilling gifts such as steaks and Omaha Steaks gift certificates are becoming more and more popular, and the trend is not likely to end. Meats and grilling foods are among the most popular corporate gift and incentive program offering available. Why? Folks just love to grill outdoors! 

Want to offer an incentive reward or corporate gift of meat from Omaha Steaks to your customers or employees? Contact us to see our amazing selection of Omaha Steak products. If you have ever received a nicely packaged container of steaks or other fine meats from a well known company such as Omaha Steaks, you know that feeling… someone really appreciates you! The gift of food and relaxation with friends over America’s favorite hobby – outdoor grilling – is wonderful reward. You can’t go wrong with a grilling gift.

Sources:

https://www.omahasteaks.com/blog/grillmasters-guide/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2016/04/28/the-united-states-of-barbecue-americas-love-affair-with-backyard-cooking/#338fa175a1d0

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