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Chef Story: Chef John Gardner of Table 26

We talk to chefs for their orders, or see them in the mornings as they’re opening the kitchen, but we rarely get to hear their personal stories. John Gardner is the Executive Chef and Partner of Table 26 in Turlock, CA, and he shared his story with us. When did you decide to become a...

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Strawberries and Champagne: A Vanderbilt tradition

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest running traditions for their graduating class Commencement Week celebration.   This year they purchased 672 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Our crew arrived at the university at 4 a.m. We were able to wash each flat of berries and reload them on pallets...

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Chef Story: Chef Leroy Walker of Bistro 234

We talk to chefs for their orders, or see them in the mornings as they’re opening the kitchen, but we rarely get to hear their personal stories.  Chef Leroy Walker is the Executive Chef of Bistro 234 in Turlock, CA, and he shared his story with us. Chef Leroy, tell us, when did you decide...

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Do you “Eat the Rainbow?”

FreshPoint has come together to create a spin on traditional salad bars. Our concept of “Eat the Rainbow” offers schools an educational and interactive way for students to sample new fruits and veggies while expanding their knowledge on how each color group benefits their bodies nutritionally. FreshPoint Central California provides their schools all the marketing material, coloring books, brochures, and offers assistance for each hosted “Eat the Rainbow” salad bar.

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A Partnership with 18 Restaurant Group…

On a recent trip to Raleigh, Christina Willis, Sr. Accounting Manager, had the pleasure of eating at one of Jason Smith’s restaurants. Christina truly enjoyed hearing about his relationship with FreshPoint, and asked him to tell his story on the “Women of FreshPoint” monthly conference call.

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And the Supplier of the Year Award Goes to…

For the first time, PF Chang’s gives out “Supplier of the Year” award.

Last night FreshPoint was awarded Supplier of the Year at the first annual P.F. Chang’s Partner Conference!  Ted Beall, Chris Cahoon, and Robert Gordon were on hand to accept the award presented by Steve Miller, VP of Supply Chain for P. F. Chang’s.

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The Chef’s Basket

  Caroline Ross, Produce Specialist, meets with Chef Troy Thompson of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills twice a week to discuss upcoming events, menu plans, and the Chef’s Basket. Caroline has been working with Chef Troy for almost a year now. Prior to being appointed as the Executive Chef at the Beverly Hilton a...

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Crazy for Cauliflower Pizza…

Cauliflower Pizza for Media

Yes, you read that correctly, cauliflower on pizza! Anthony Bruno, the founder of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, says cauliflower is great on pizza.

When the Ft. Lauderdale-based national chain introduced this very non-traditional pie, there were some skeptics. 

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