Supplier News

  • Flavor innovator, Girard’s Food Service, has re-crafted six of America’s most popular dressings and vinaigrettes to fit today’s plant-based dining trends. With these industry- first plant-based varieties, restaurants can now offer all their patrons the instantly familiar taste and texture of popular dressings – fully satisfying traditional diners as well as flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies/sensitivities. The six new plant-based flavors include: Caesar Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian Vinaigrette, Chipotle Garlic Aioli Spread and Creamy... Read More

  • Powerplant Ventures, Unovis Asset Management-New Crop Capital and Strauss Group invest in global food tech startup as they crack U.S. plant-based egg market. SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2020 - Following its U.S. launch, Zero Egg, a plant-based egg alternative for foodservice and food manufacturers that tastes, looks, and functions like an ordinary egg, announces that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Powerplant Ventures, and joined by existing investors Unovis Asset Management-New Crop Capital and Strauss Group-The Kitchen Hub. The company will use this funding to grow... Read More

  • Reset the Table is dedicated to providing a supportive, inclusive community for women in the foodservice industry. Our online destination will highlight industry leaders, amplify intersectional women’s issues, provide career advice, and invite women in hospitality to connect and learn from each other. Sexism and racism have created a culture of discrimination and abuse within the foodservice industry. It’s time to raise awareness of these inequities and work together to create real, long-lasting change. Please join Reset the Table and The Food Group as we talk with experts throughout the... Read More

  • The outbreak of Covid-19 last spring brought with it many disruptions and changes—most of them unpleasant—to our daily lives and routines. Among the businesses most adversely-affected by the pandemic’s reach were restaurants, bars, and other eating and drinking establishments. These changes: wearing masks, more frequent and longer hand washings, practicing social distancing, and reducing or eliminating indoor dining, were difficult to accept, but necessary. As we slowly move forward in this New Normal, all industries are finding a renewed emphasis on hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness in... Read More

  •   Smithfield, Va. – September 17, 2020 –Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice organization under Smithfield Foods dedicated to culinary arts and innovation, has opened entries for its Ready. Set. Good2Go! sweepstakes that gives restaurant operators the chance to win a state-of-the-art mobile ordering system.        COVID-19 has impacted all industries, but the foodservice industry may be one of the hardest hit. As a result, restaurant operators have been forced to shift their business models to accommodate customer demand for... Read More

  • Designed with hygiene in mind, the C600 offers hot, cold, and frothy beverage options that meet the needs of every moment, while smart technology reduces the hassle of office beverage management. In short, the C600 is a win for today’s business. WEST CHESTER, PA (July 16, 2020)—Lavazza Professional, part of the Lavazza Group and comprising the FLAVIA® single-serve brewing systems and KLIX® vending systems, is gearing up for a September 2020 launch of the FLAVIA® CREATION 600. The C600 is one of Lavazza Professional’s most innovative brewers, offering significant advantages for office... Read More

  • New product supports families of fallen heroes and aids struggling foodservice operators through pandemic. ELWOOD, Ind. (June 30, 2020) – An official with the Folds of Honor organization that supports families of fallen heroes joined Red Gold® executives to announce the launch of a new Folds of Honor product that will provide proceeds the non-profit.  The new one-ounce cup and the redesigned Folds of Honor 9 gram packet are needed as operators purchase more portion control condiments for dine-in, take-out, delivery, drive-thru, and catering due to the pandemic. The distinctive... Read More

  • Fellsmere, Fla. (July 7, 2020) – B&W Quality Growers, the world’s largest grower of distinctive baby leaves, has launched a new powerhouse blend of greens that is now available to foodservice operators nationwide.  B&W’s new Premium Blend is inspiring chefs and restaurateurs to elevate their salad creations with its flavorful combination of leafy reds and greens mixed with watercress. The crisp leaves that deliver an impressive crunch are available year-round from seasonal farms spanning eight states, and boast nutritional benefits with immunity-boosting ingredients and... Read More

  • Here’s ours! English-born, Montreal-based entrepreneur Julie Guyard created Night Picker after 2 of her 3 sons started working in kitchens. “I discovered many issues within the industry that I knew I could help fix! This is an industry which depends upon its people and its product, so it made sense to create a media platform to share the 1000s of unique stories found behind every Restaurant door in watchable, bite-sized pieces; and it made sense to add a Marketplace so restaurants can promote their food directly to locals and tourists without using 3rd party ‘deals’ platforms that enforce... Read More

  • Smithfield, Va. – May 13, 2020 –Smithfield Culinary, the foodservice division of Smithfield Foods, the nation’s leading pork processor, has donated $25,000 to the Ferdinand Metz American Culinary Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to chefs, culinarians, and foodservice workers across America who are experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 has impacted all industries, but the foodservice industry may be one of the hardest hit. With approximately 14 million people in America employed by the foodservice industry, a staggering number of individuals... Read More