The largest independent broadline wholesale food service distributor in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Serving independent restaurants; casual and fine dining, caterers, country clubs, bars, taverns, delis and private schools.

         
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Seeing innovation through the smoke

August 26th, 2016

Smoke flavors are adding nuance to a variety of applications and formulations. Smoking as a preparation method is hot and on trend. Don’t be surprised to find smoke flavors imparted in such varied items as butter, fruit, yogurt, desserts and […]

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This chart proves Americans love their meat

August 25th, 2016

  Meat: It’s what’s for dinner. Last year, per capita meat consumption in the U.S. increased at the fastest rate in four decades, climbing 5% compared with a year prior, according to data from research and advisory firm Rabobank. The […]

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We love tomatoes at their peak. But what about the green ones?

August 24th, 2016

Perfectly ripe tomatoes seem to be bursting out of every farmstand and garden patch. But mixed in with those ripe specimens — and soon to take over the markets and patches — are their less-ripe relatives, green tomatoes. Rather than […]

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Holly Poultry to build new processing plant, add 100 jobs

August 23rd, 2016

Holly Poultry is expanding in Baltimore with a construction of a new processing plant that will create 100 new jobs. The company contracted Merritt Construction, the construction arm of Merritt Properties LLC, to build a new 37,500-square-foot building at 2121 […]

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Approach to meals shifting among Millennials

August 22nd, 2016

Dinner has become the dining experience that is differentiating Millennials from Gen Xers and Boomers, according to new research from NPD Group. The Chicago-based information company found that the motivations, needs and wants of each […]

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U.S. market for meat snacks gets healthier and more exotic

August 8th, 2016

Meat snacks have become a darling of the snacking world in the last couple of years. Between paleo dieters and CrossFitters espousing the benefits of a high protein diet, the gluten- and wheat-free tribes avoiding […]

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Foodservice today: Diners seek cues to fresh, healthy, culinary skill

August 5th, 2016

Symbolic of sweeping departures from established eating habits and formerly reserved for largely special occasions, eating out or getting take out have become everyday occasions — no longer reserved for special events in our culture. […]

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How to make a salad that everyone wants to eat!

August 4th, 2016

There was a time when the word “salad” referred to little more than a pile of iceberg lettuce. It was ornamentation, sometimes doused in a sickly-sweet, carrot-colored dressing described, inexplicably, as “French.” No one then […]

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Egg Prices Reach 10-Year Lows as Production Outpaces Demand

July 22nd, 2016

  In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due to fully restocked poultry […]

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Growing Meat Mountain Means Cheaper Beef, Pork as Futures Slump

July 21st, 2016

With U.S. meat prices this cheap, more summer barbecues are in order. Cattle and hog futures have been sinking amid record American production of beef and pork that doesn’t look to be slowing down any […]

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Why new restaurants often serve only dinner at the start

July 14th, 2016

Opening a restaurant can take months, if not years. When it does open, chefs and owners are obviously hoping to start making money as soon as possible. But in a move that seems contradictory, many of them hold off […]

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GENERAL MILLS FLOUR RECALL

July 1st, 2016

 Important Notification to Customers- Product Recall Gold Medal and Pillsbury Hotel & Restaurant Flour and Gold Medal Wondra July 1, 2016– General Mills announced today an expansion to the May 31st, 2016 recall involving Gold […]

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Perdue announces plan with renewed focus on chicken

June 30th, 2016

Perdue Foods wants to renew its focus on how its chickens are cared for. The Salisbury-based firm announced a plan Monday that focuses on animals’ wants and needs, including a commitment to install windows in […]

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Update: food cost climate continues to improve

June 29th, 2016

Now might be a good time to stock up on some pricey ingredients. Good news for operators who have dealt with surging costs for animal proteins and other key commodities during the last two years. […]

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