Supplier News

  • DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (February 8,  2018) – The Open Prairie Natural Meats brand team is excited to announce its Openness Promise, dedicated to transparently communicating with its partners. The Open Prairie Natural Meats Openness Promise is a pledge to uphold high standards of transparency. The team promises to consistently deliver a natural, quality product, share the brand’s production processes, promote animal well-being, adhere to a high standard of business, and provide a tool box of primary and secondary research on the natural category, target consumer and industry trends. “We care... Read More

  • Chicago (December 12, 2018) - Sharon Olson was elected Treasurer at the Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) conference on Oct. 10, 2018 in Seattle, WA. LDEI is an international organization of 2,300 women leaders in food, fine beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education and philanthropy. Ms. Olson is president and founder of Olson Communications and Executive Director of Culinary Visions and Y-Pulse headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. This is her second term LDEI Board appointment as treasurer and she has previously also served as secretary. She is a past president of the... Read More

  • Celebrated Chefs and Restaurant Execs Provide Safety Net for Workers   Orange County, CA – The California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF) is proud to announce that this year’s The Grateful Table, the unique farm-inspired dinner that gives back to the hardworking people who run our communities’ restaurants – cooks, chefs, bussers, servers and dishwashers raised more than $90,000. The Grateful Table, which raises much-needed dollars for restaurant workers who face unexpected hardship, was held on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. at the OC Fair & Event Center. Thanks to... Read More

  • CHOCOLATE ACADEMY TM Online is the world’s first chocolate dedicated e-learning platform for Chefs   Chicago, IL, (November 13, 2018) – Today marks the launch of the CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Online, the first e-learning platform dedicated to professional chocolate education for chefs, by chefs. The CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Online (CAO) offers the opportunity to learn from the best chocolatiers and pastry chefs in the world. Accessible and available 24/7 anywhere worldwide, the CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Online empowers the creativity and passion of chocolate entrepreneurs and creatives... Read More

  • ​​ The beefed-up, mushroom-blended, ready-made product for any chef’s favorite recipe. ​   KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA — November 2018 — Phillips Gourmet, a leader in value-added mushroom products, announces that its Phillips Blended Beef will be available starting in November. The latest Phillips development provides an answer to the growing demand for a more flexible product to use in delicious, earth-friendly, and health-conscious menu items. Each 5-lb. pack of blended beef is 60 percent ground beef, 40 percent mushrooms, and seasonings. The mushrooms in the blended beef... Read More

  •       Accomplished Business Leader Brings Diverse Background in Commercial Foodservice and Industrial Manufacturing to Lead Continued Growth of Welbilt   New Port Richey, FL. – October 29, 2018 – Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT), a leading global manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected William (“Bill”) C. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer effective November 9, 2018. Mr. Johnson is a seasoned and proven leader who will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will also join... Read More

  • Atlanta, GA--Pork Panko from Bacon’s Heir, a huge cult favorite, is now sold in convenient 16-ounce bags. The crisp, flavorful coating performs like bread-based panko crumbs, adding porky flavor and extra crunch. Gluten-free and carb-free, it is perfectly suited to special dietary needs. Pork Panko, made from natural pork skins and salt, adds texture to mac-and-cheese, salads and bowls and can be used in place of panko or breadcrumbs in any recipe while cornbread, waffles and biscuits go hog wild when the crisp bits are added. For fryer-less kitchens, its stay-crisp crisp structure allows it... Read More

  • New Port Richey, FL. – October 2, 2018 – Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT), a leading global provider of commercial foodservice equipment, today announces that Convotherm, one of its core brands offering a full range of combi ovens, has launched a series of free training sessions and tasting events for the Convotherm combi oven, the best performing oven in the industry. Welbilt has been working closely with the American Culinary Federation (AFC) the largest professional organization of chefs and cooks in the United States, to develop training sessions that meet industry standards for education and... Read More

  • Registration is now open for the 100th annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show. For 100 years, the Restaurant Show has kept industry professionals informed about international culinary trends, the latest equipment, and the newest technology. The 2019 Show will celebrate all we have achieved for the industry as together with exhibitors and attendees we look forward to what’s next. The Restaurant Show has made it to 100 years by recognizing the unique challenges of each era. Today, more than ever, operators are looking to satisfy their customers’ desire for things... Read More

  • Idaho Falls, ID (September 4, 2018) – Idahoan Foods is pleased to announce and welcome Craig Gentry as Vice President of Foodservice. In this newly created role, Craig will report to the President and CEO, Drew Facer. Craig is charged with leading the Foodservice division of Idahoan Foods, with direct accountability for foodservice sales, marketing, trade allowance and school bid teams.​ Craig has a strong pedigree in foodservice, having served in a variety of sales, operations and executive roles at Unilever and most recently working as the Managing Director of Accelerynt, a business to... Read More