Avocado and chocolate? Some delicious avocado options


We all know avocados are extremely versatile. It's obviously the go-to dip for any occasion. But how about a chocolate truffle with a creamy avocado center? Chef Mark Garcia with Avocados From Mexico gives our Maggie Giuffrida a lesson on alternative uses for avocado. Drinks, churros, desserts — the list is endless.

'New-Fashioned' cocktails with Sunkist Chef Robert Danhi


What's a "new-fashioned" cocktail? Sunkist Chef Robert Danhi showed our Maggie Giuffrida at the PMA Foodservice Convention & Expo in Monterey, CA, July 24-26.

A little bit classic and a lot fresh, this drink is an instant contender — and don't miss the sriracha-studded appetizer bites Chef Danhi shares along with the beverage.

PMA Foodservice: Network, network, network


More than 1,800 fresh produce and foodservice professionals convened in Monterey, CA, for the 34th annual PMA Foodservice Conference — with one major goal in mind — to connect with new ideas and old friends. Catch some highlights of the most popular activity — networking.

Industry leaders offer advice at Women's Fresh Perspectives reception


MONTEREY, CA — A packed house turned out for the PMA Foundation Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception at the Marriott Monterey as part of the PMA Foodservice Show here July 24-26.

Our Maggie Giuffrida talked with leaders like Margi Prueitt, senior vice president and executive director of PMA Foundation for Industry Talent, and Jill Overdorf, Coosemans L.A. corporate chef, about opportunities and changing roles for women in produce.

PMA Foodservice education session highlights


More than 440 attendees tuned in for education sessions at the PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, CA. Speakers included celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Gerry Ludwig and Hugh Acheson, who talked about produce and foodservice trends like the veg-centric and root-to-stem movements. Industry marketer Stephanie Bazan of Avocados from Mexico and consumer experts Brian Numainville and Brent Walker discussed consumer demographics.