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Item of the Day – Natalie’s Lemonade

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Natalie’s Lemonade

 

Item 02178 – 6/16 oz case

 

-Only 3 Ingredients: Water, Fresh Lemons & Florida Pure Cane Sugar.

-Rich in vitamin C and phytonutrients. Can support healthy digestion.

-Honestly Sourced

-Freshly Handcrafted

-Minimally Processed

-No Preservatives. No Artificial Ingredients. No Additives. No GMOs.

-Voted Best Tasting by Cook’s Country Magazine.

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Produce Market Report May 24, 2019

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Produce Market Report

May 24, 2019

Tomatoes:  Steady

 

Potatoes: Steady

 

Lettuces: Steady 

 

Cauliflower: Down, finally!

 

Broccoli: Steady

 

Grapes: Reds up $2.  Whites up $5

 

Strawberries: Up significantly.  Bad weather in Cali affecting quality and we expect short supplies.

 

Melons: Steady

 

Lemons: Smaller sizes up $4-5

 

Squash: Steady

 

Peppers: Steady

 

Onions: Remain higher but stabilizing.  

 

Celery: Remains very high. 

 

Apples: Steady

 

Cucumbers: Steady

 

Limes: Steady

 

Avocados: Up again this week.  No relief.  

 

 

Weekend Seafood News

By | Chef's Feed, Seafood

Fresh seafood options for the weekend!

 

Hog Snapper

Florida

Item 03451 Whole

Item 03452 Fillet

 

 

 

Speckled Sea Trout

Ponce Inlet, Florida

Item 71243 Whole 2-4 lb avg

Item 71242 Fillet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sable Fish (Black Cod)

Vancouver, BC

Item 02367 Whole 4-6 lb avg

Item 05252 Fillet

 

 

 

Wreckfish

Ponce Inlet, Florida

Item 71267  Whole 20-40 lb avg

Item 71266 Fillet

 

 

St. John’s River Catfish Fillet

St. John’s River, Florida

Item 71128

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Red Shrimp

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Item 71209

 

 

 

 

 

New frozen items available from Organic Oceans:

Organic Ocean supplies sustainable seafood that is not just better for the planet, but tastes better too. Their traditional harvesting and delicate handling techniques produces seafood that connoisseurs consider to be among the best in the world.

Spot Prawn Tails 25-30 ct

Vancouver, BC

Item 04243

Premium quality, frozen in sea water.  These are caught off English Bay, Vancouver BC from Organic Ocean’s spot prawn boat captained by Dane Chauvel.  Sustainably rated – Best Choice!

 

 

 

 

Sidestripe Shrimp 35-40 ct.

Chatham Sound

Item 04241

Hand picked by the crew at Organic Ocean from the Pacific Ranger and sustainably caught off the Chatham sound, these sashimi quality shrimp are PREMIUM. Incredibly sweet as shrimp go.  Packed in seawater, these are amazing! Tails, shell on frozen.

 

 

 

 

 

Humpback Shrimp Tails 25-30 ct.

Vancouver, BC

Item 04242

Wild, sustainably caught Humpback shrimp are a local legend in Prince Rupert. Extremely exclusive artisinal fishery – one of a few in the world. These premium shrimp tails caught on small boats and packed in sea water and are wonderful. Lightly sweet and earthy when raw, their sweetness is pronounced when cooked. Certainly the best of the three Vancouver Island shrimp when cooked.

 

 

 

 

This week’s fresh seafood list and prices:

What Chefs Want Fresh Seafood List 5-22

You can now call and TEXT our Seafood hotline at 502-587-1505.

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Grilling Season!

By | Chef's Feed, What Chefs Want

Memorial Day is this Monday, and that means it’s officially Grilling Season! Here’s a few items to get you started…

 

 

 

Black Hawk 8 oz. Beef Patties

Item 97672 – 24/8 oz. case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sliced 4.5″ Brioche Buns

Item 90445 – 68 count

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wagyu Beef Hot Dogs

Item 01350 – 10/1 lb case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poppy Seeded Hot Dog Buns

Item 14622 – 9/6 ct. case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Split Chicken Wings from Joyce Farms

Item 00374 – 20 lb case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Lump Charcoal

Item 98208 – 22 lb bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mesquite Grill Wood

Item 99885 – 50 lb case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to the Patio Season link to see more grilling and patio season ideas!

Off-Premise Sales

By | Chef's Feed, What Chefs Want

Every day we are looking for ways to help our customers succeed by increasing their business. Below is an article from our friends at Off Premise Insights  that might help restaurant operators discern some of the variables of executing off-premise sales for increased revenue.   As your food service distributor we are committed to having the best lines available to meet your packaging needs – whether they be economical, ecologically sustainable, performance-based for delivery execution, or a mixture of all three. Feel free to contact our Wow Center anytime and request a free Off-Premise sales consultation.  We are able to discuss packaging, marketing, menu mix, and proper tech to help you win.  What Chefs Want delivers 7 days a week with no minimums, ordering via text and app, and we provide 24/7 customer support through our Wow Center.

Link to article:

 

Off-premise considerations for today’s restaurant operator

 

 

Monday Seafood News

By | Gourmet, Seafood, What Chefs Want

 

Pacific Halibut

Oregon Coast

Item 04584 – 10-20 lb avg.

 

 

 

 

 Virginia Flounder

Virginia

Item 48034 – 4-6 lb avg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sablefish (Black Cod) 

Canada

Item 02367 – 5 lb avg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speckled Sea Trout

Ponce Inlet, Florida

Item 71243 – 2-4 lb avg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hog Snapper

Florida

Item 03451 – 2-3 lb avg

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this week’s edition of Cap’n Joey’s Catches of the Week!

 

You can call or TEXT our Seafood hotline at 502-587-1505.

Have a question?  Get answers quickly from our seafood specialists.

Item of the Day – Kamado Joe Natural Lump Charcoal

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Kamado Joe

Natural Lump Charcoal

 

 

Item 98208 – 22 lb bag

 

Kamado Joe excels in providing the essential grilling accessories to enhance your backyard BBQ experience. The Big Block charcoal is made from heavy, large pieces of hardwood so it burns slower and longer. This 20 pound bag of 100 percent natural lump charcoal is made from a blend of hardwood trees, adding a signature charcoal flavor to food grilled and smoked on your ceramic grill. Kamado Joe lump charcoal burns hotter and longer, allowing you to cook at temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is ideal for steakhouse-style searing, giving ribeyes and other steaks that signature sizzle off the grill. This charcoal can also be reused by simply adding a small amount of fresh charcoal to the existing charcoal, making it an efficient fuel for your grill.

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