GILROY, CA — Garlic wasn't the only aroma in the air as Christopher Ranch recently celebrated 60 years as one of the nation's top providers of "the stinking rose" — the smell of success hung sweet as well (along with a whole lot of barbecue).
From mayors to garlic festival queens, Gilroy turned out to celebrate at the ritzy Rosewood CordeValle, tucked away in the San Martin, CA, hills near the garlic capital.
Fun fact: Christopher Ranch didn't even start out in the garlic business — the family originally grew prunes. Wiser heads obviously prevailed and the rest is history.
MONTEREY, CA — Top chefs representing Duda Fresh, Hollandia Produce and the National Mushroom Council squared off at the Hyatt Monterey Hotel & Spa here for a strolling chefs' tour and cook-off as part of the annual PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo.
Who won? Everybody — but you'll have to watch the video to see who took home the grand prize.
MONTEREY, CA — The foodservice industry sets the bar high for produce providers — the PMA Foodservice Conference and Expo, held here July 28-31 at the Hyatt Monterey Hotel and Spa, gives ample proof of that.
And providers, from growers to distributors to value-added processors, responded with some unique approaches and innovations that will set the bar for foodservice in the months to come.
The Produce News was there to catch it all wall-to-wall as our PMA Foodservice video series continues.
MONTEREY, CA — Edible flowers, wild mushrooms, frozen pomegranate and a system that lets purveyors hydroponically grow herbs and veggies on the spot — it's hard to say if any of those will be the next big thing in the foodservice industry, but they were among the most original offerings on display here at the annual PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo July 28-31 at the Hyatt Monterey Hotel & Spa.
This wraps up our video coverage from the show floor, but there's still more to come from the social side of the show, including an interview with "Top Chef" winner and judge Richard Blais about what chefs and consumers will be looking for in the next few months.
MONTEREY, CA — Some 2000 people gathered here July 28-31 at the Hyatt Monterey Hotel and Spa for the annual PMA Foodservice Conference and Expo.
Four days of educational and networking opportunities all led to the grand finale — a five-hour whirlwind tradeshow where growers and distributors met with buyers to look for the next big thing in the foodservice sector.
The Produce News was there to catch it all. There's more to come from the tradeshow floor, as well as a look at the social side of Monterey and an exclusive interview with Top Chef star Richard Blais, as our video coverage continues.