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.

              

Restaurants Struggling To Hire Bakers

February 24th, 2017

Our hunger for bread and muffins may be insatiable, but grocery stores, restaurants, and pastry shops are increasingly struggling to find one key ingredient: the bakers to make them all. Massachusetts technology firms and health care companies have been in […]

STEAKHOUSES ARE BACK, BUT WITH A TWIST.

February 23rd, 2017

The steakhouse is back, according to a market research firm, and chances are, the steak on your plate will come with a story. Today’s steakhouse menus increasingly feature grass-fed cattle, locally raised animals, heritage varieties, meat butchered and dry aged […]

What happened at DC’s restaurants when immigrant workers stayed home?

February 17th, 2017

Jesse Miller prepares a dish Feb. 16 in the kitchen at Bar Pilar, a restaurant on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. Miller’s kitchen staff, all immigrants, went on strike Thursday during a “Day Without Immigrants,” a nationwide protest against President […]

The future of snacking: Consumer behavior and trends

February 9th, 2017

How we eat today bears little resemblance to the nostalgic notion of three balanced meals a day of just a generation ago. The transformative changes occurring in how America’s consumers eat and drink, behaviors with little regard to rules for […]

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS

January 25th, 2017

HOWARD COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEKS January 23 – February 6, 2017 Participating restaurants’ menus are being posted here. Check back often and don’t forget to make those reservations! Howard County Restaurant Weeks is a bi-annual, 15 […]

Consumers Bounce Back In Willingness To Pay For Food

January 19th, 2017

After a dip in December, consumer willingness-to-pay (WTP) increased for all food products rebounded, with all food products experiencing gains of at least 7 percent, according to the latest Food Demand Survey from Ohio State University. […]

Five ways food will be consumed in 2017

January 18th, 2017

How and where people source meals and the attributes and environment that consumers choose to spend their money on are ever-changing. According to The NPD Group, here are five overarching trends to watch in 2017: […]

The industry mourns the loss of Foodservice Monthly Editor, Michael Birchenall

January 12th, 2017

Michael Birchenall, editor and publisher of Foodservice Monthly, dies at 68 By Becky Krystal / January 10, 2017 / Original Article: WashingtonPost.com Michael Birchenall, the editor and publisher of restaurant industry publication Foodservice Monthly and […]

Report: Consumers Demand Retailers Assist Them on Their Health, Wellness Journey

December 30th, 2016

As consumers strive to live more healthful lifestyles, their purchasing behaviors are changing rapidly, driving every buying decision. More than ever, consumers want—and expect—retailers and manufacturers to assist them on their health and wellness journey […]

5 Steps to Develop Holiday Facebook ads for your restaurant

December 28th, 2016

The holidays are almost here! Let current and prospective customers know about your festive holiday offerings. Promote your private party spaces, brand merchandise and gift cards on your social media pages, and make it easy […]

NRA Public Affairs Conference

December 22nd, 2016

On March 28-29, 2017, we invite you to come to Washington, DC, for the restaurant industry’s most important grassroots lobbying event. As the 115th Congress and 45th President take office, the National Restaurant Association’s 31st […]

The Queen of Gingerbread Tells Us Her Gingerbread Secrets

December 22nd, 2016

Beatriz Müller started thinking about gingerbread in April, the exact time of year when no one else is thinking about gingerbread. But by November, she had put in 340 hours building her “Dream House” and […]

Cost Increases & Supply Shortages

December 22nd, 2016

The Food Industry is experiencing unprecedented cost increases and supply shortages of some key spices, particularly vanilla and garlic. McCormick is implementing a substantial price increase on Vanilla (with a 50% surcharge) and Garlic effective […]

DC Restaurants Must Use Recyclable and Compostable Products Starting 1/1

December 21st, 2016

Dear DC Restaurant Members, On January 1, 2017, District businesses that serve food must only use recyclable or compostable food service products. Food service products include plates, bowls, cups, and trays. Click here for a […]

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