The Sous Vide Difference

Our ready-to-serve meats are cooked using the sous vide (pronounced “soo veed”) method. The French phrase for "under vacuum," sous vide is the cooking technique beloved by restaurant chefs around the world. Now you can enjoy its delicious tasting results and time-saving benefits in your kitchen, with Panera meats.

First, our all-natural meats are seared for flavor and simply seasoned. Then, they’re vacuum sealed in specially designed pouches and placed in a controlled low-temperature water bath to cook for an extended period of time, sometimes as long as 72 hours. Finally, the meats are refrigerated until enjoyed.

Taste the difference:

  • With the sous vide method, juices are sealed in, making our meats especially flavorful. We do not use any artificial flavors or preservatives.
  • Our meats are perfectly and evenly cooked from edge to edge. Moisture is locked in, for mouth-watering texture and tenderness.
  • When compared to traditional cooking methods, sous vide better preserves the natural nutritional quality of the meats.

Panera meats are ready to serve right from the package in a sandwich or atop a salad. Or, include them in your favorite recipes or in one of our Fast & Easy Recipes.  Because our meats are expertly prepped and cooked, you’ll have your meal on the table in minutes.