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Item of the Day:  Monin Organic Caramel Syrup

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Item of the Day, Organic, What Chefs Want

Monin Organic Caramel Syrup

The word “caramel” refers to caramelized sugar, traditionally obtained by melting sugar in a sauce pot of water. The rich flavor and color of caramel derives from the process of heating and melting the sugar. Caramel is appreciated as the main flavor in beverages and desserts such as the Creme Brulee, but it is also easily combined with other flavors. Third party certified organic by Quality Assurance International, Monin Organic Caramel Flavored Syrup is made with organically grown pure cane sugar and the finest natural/organic flavors with no additives or preservatives.

Using item 99437, 750 ml bottles of Monin syrups will yield approx.

132 pumps per bottle.


 Item 99465 – 750 ml Bottle   

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 30, 2022

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Produce Market Report for September 30, 2022

Market Alert: Cauliflower & Strawberries

Cauliflower has been greatly impacted by the extreme heat, high moisture, soil disease and labor issues in California. Strawberries are being impacted by this as well cooler temps in the northern growing regions. We anticipate these to be ongoing issues. See below for more information. 

Problems and Issues:



Asparagus (Jumbo): Remains high

Broccoli: Up $2

Cauliflower: Up $10

Corn: Up slightly 

Green Onions: Prices up, supplies tight

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Potatoes: Larger sizes remain high

Red Bell Peppers: Remain high

Romaine: Remain high

Romaine Hearts: Remain high

Strawberries: Up $8

Caution:


Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Elevated

Oranges: Prices up, supplies getting tight

Steady Items:

Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Cucumbers, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Shallots, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:


Asparagus (Standard & Large): Coming down

Limes: Down $5

Squash: Down $2

More Market News

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries remain challenging. The soil and weather conditions in California have greatly impacted the harvest numbers and quality. Prices have increased significantly this week.


Cauliflower harvest numbers are down significantly, nearly 50% compared to last week. As with other California crops, it is being greatly impacted by the soil disease. Growers will be looking to harvest while the crop is less mature so there is less risk of the crop being impacted by the soil disease. 


Green onion supplies are getting increasingly tight and prices are extremely elevated. The green onion supply typically gets tighter during the late summer but it is significantly worse this year. The high heat during the planting and growing season resulted in more field loss. Additionally, there are fewer growers planting during the summer months. As of right now, we are not able to predict when this market will improve. 


The heatwave California experienced, in addition to the existing soil disease, is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers on several varieties of lettuce. This is affecting icebergromaineromaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads. We anticipate this issue to persist until the growing region transitions later this year.


Idaho is starting to catch up, but potatoes are still limited and prices are still elevated. We are seeing the smaller sizes available, but supplies are still tight on the larger sizes as growers are letting the crop mature. The market will continue improve each week. 


Larger sizes of asparagus continue to be limited. 


We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 


Peak season for grapes coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! Pears are in good supply and very tasty as well. 


Squash season is upon us! Be on the look out for winter squash varieties like acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. Pumpkins and other gourds too! 


Eastern veggie growing season is coming to a close and we are transitioning back down south. Over the next few weeks yellow squash, zucchini, and more should be coming out of Georgia. Right now Georgia is projected to have a strong growing season. 

Item of the Day:  Bavarian Pretzels

By | Appetizers, Asian, Asian Cuisine, Catering, Chef's Feed, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Bavarian Pretzel Sticks

Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 17th!

Save time with this ready-to-go pretzel stick. Multiple heating options enable you to offer this artisan item with limited equipment. Perfect for an easy German-themed appetizer. These pretzel sticks are soft and sweet, with an earthy rye exterior. 

7-7.5 Inches Long

Kosher

Coarse Salt Included

Hand-Scored


Item 14604 – 72/2.4 oz Case 

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Seafood Spotlight / Fresh Redfish

By | Chef's Feed, Item of the Day, Seafood, What Chefs Want

Copper Shoals Red Drum / Red Fish

Copper Shoals Red Drum® are bred and hatched on two family owned and operated inland farms in Texas. The fingerlings mature in ponds filled with saltwater sourced from a Matagorda Bay system and saline aquifers. The red drum are fed a high-quality, high-protein diet composed of grains, vitamins, minerals, and fish protein from well-managed fisheries. Copper Shoals Red Drum® is raised free of hormones, antibiotics, and pollutants.

Redfish or Red Drum offers a mild, sweet flavor with a medium-firm texture. Try preparing the Redfish blackened or with other traditional Cajun spices.


Item 48074 – Whole (4-6 lb average)

Item 48072 – Skin-on Fillet by the pound

*Not available in all regions

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 9, 2022

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Produce Market Report for September 9, 2022

Market Alert: Lettuces & Red Bell Peppers

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaineromaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads. 

We are seeing some of the lowest harvest numbers on red bell peppers in nearly a decade. There are fewer producers in action this year leading to a very limited yield. We are hoping to see more growers producing in the next few weeks, but no relief expected until then. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Broccoli: Up $5

Corn: Up slightly

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Potatoes: Remain very high

Red Bell Peppers: Prices elevated, supplies tight

Romaine: Remain high

Romaine Hearts: Remain high

Caution:

Green Onions: Prices trending upward

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Elevated

Oranges: Prices up

Steady Items:

Apples, Bananas, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Limes, Melons, Onions, Shallots, Squash, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Down $2

Cucumber: Down $2

More Market News

Idaho is starting to catch up, but potatoes remain in a concerning state. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. We are seeing the smaller sizes available, but supplies are still tight on the larger sizes as growers are letting the crop mature. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

Strawberries remain challenging. The soil and weather conditions in California have greatly impacted the harvest numbers and quality. 

Green onion supplies remain extremely tight and prices extremely elevated. Larger sizes of asparagus continue to be limited. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! Pears are in good supply and very tasty as well. 

Squash season is upon us! Be on the look out for winter squash varieties like acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. 

Our Latest Produce Market Report: September 2, 2022

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Produce Market Report for September 2, 2022

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaineromaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads. 

We are seeing some of the lowest harvest numbers on red bell peppers in nearly a decade. There are fewer producers in action this year leading to a very limited yield. We are hoping to see more growers producing in the next few weeks, but no relief expected until then. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Cucumber: Up $2

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up again,  $4

Potatoes: Remain very high

Red Bell Peppers: Prices elevated, supplies tight

Romaine: Remain high

Romaine Hearts: Remain high

Caution:

Green Onions: Prices trending upward

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Elevated

Oranges: Prices up

Steady Items:

Apples, Bananas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Down $2

Strawberries: Down $4

More Market News

Idaho is starting to catch up, but potatoes remain in a concerning state. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. Supplies are still limited though and prices elevated. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

Strawberries remain challenging. The soil and weather conditions in California have greatly impacted the harvest numbers and quality. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! 

Squash season is upon us! Be on the look out for winter squash varieties like acorn, butternut, and spaghetti. 

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 26, 2022

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Produce Market Report for August 26, 2022

The issues from the previous report continue. Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern. We anticipate this will impact the processed (chopped/shredded) lettuces first, then the whole heads.

These conditions are also impacting the strawberry market. Harvest and availability are down. Quality concerns and elevated prices here too. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Broccoli: Up $5

Cucumber: Up $2

Lemons: Up $2

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up $4

Potatoes: Remain very high

Romaine: Extremely elevated

Romaine Hearts: Up $10

Squash: Up $2

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

Tomatoes: Up $5

Caution:

Apples (Gala & Golden Delicious): Prices increasing

Green Onions: Prices up 

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Prices up 

Oranges: Prices up 

Red Bell Peppers: Prices remain high

Steady Items:

Avocados, Bananas, Brussel’s Sprouts, Cauliflower, Corn, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Shallots

Prices coming down:

Celery: Down $3

More Market News

Idaho potatoes, as well as other potato varieties, have been one of the biggest produce concerns lately. All sizes and grades were impacted by the gap in the growing season. Thankfully, some growers are producing and the market is starting to steady. Supplies are still limited though and prices elevated. The market will continue improve in the upcoming weeks. 

The colored pepper market continues to be tight. Hoping for a better yield in September. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Lemons continue to be a mixed market, not all sizes are in abundance. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Corn numbers are starting to improve and prices are trending downward. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets! 

Item of the Day:  Mini Lotus Buns

By | Appetizers, Asian, Asian Cuisine, Catering, Chef's Feed, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Mini Bao/Lotus Buns

Being a chef is hard. Let us help – these pre-made lotus buns are a delicious time saver.

These Asian-inspired miniature steamed bun are perfect for sweet or savory applications.

Fill with spicy chicken, pork belly – endless possibilities. Don’t forget the pickled carrots and mooli!



Vegan, contains wheat and soy.

0.8 oz per piece.

Kabob Brand / MFG Code: K0909

Great item for parties and catering!


Item 90664 – 192 Ct Case 

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Item of the Day:  Salmon Sashimi

By | Appetizers, Catering, Chef's Feed, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, Japanese, Seafood, What Chefs Want

Salmon Sashimi Kits

 The origins of Sashimi are shrouded in mystery but the art has been passed down for centuries. Now, with Wixter’s Salmon Sashimi Kit, you can join in this rich culinary tradition. With expertly sliced Norwegian Salmon (known as Sake in Japan), umami-packed soy sauce, and spicy wasabi, we’ve assembled the three ingredients that make up this simple but elegant dish. You can garnish it to your own tastes and delight guests at your next dinner party or begin your at home feast with the perfect bite.

Three individually-sealed, 4 ounce portions of sliced frozen Norwegian Salmon Sashimi, plus three packets of soy sauce and wasabi for a whole meal solution.

Great for retail or a ready-to-go item for parties and catering!


Item 26406 – 20x12oz Packs (15lb Case)

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 19, 2022

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Produce Market Report for August 19, 2022

Right now California is experiencing humidity and fog combined with high heat during the day. This paired with the concerning soil conditions is leading to very low lettuce harvest numbers. This is affecting icebergromaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf. The spotty quality is making it hard to harvest and hard to pack. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern.

These conditions are also impacting the strawberry market. Harvest and availability are down. Quality concerns and elevated prices here too. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Remains very high

Cucumber: Up $2

Green Bell Peppers: Up significantly

Lettuce: Extremely elevated, possible quality issues 

Limes: Up again – $3

Potatoes: Remain very high

Romaine: Extremely elevated

Romaine Hearts: Up $10

Squash: Up $7 

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

Tomatoes: Up $5

Caution:

Apples (Gala & Golden Delicious): Prices increasing

Green Onions: Prices up 

Herbs (Cilantro & Parsley): Prices up 

Oranges: Prices up 

Red Bell Peppers: Prices remain high

Steady Items:

 Bananas, Broccoli, Brussel’s Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Shallots

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Continuing downward trend 

Corn: Down $2

More Market News

Idaho potatoes, as well as other potato varieties, are one of the biggest produce concerns at this time due to the gap in growing seasons. This is impacting all sizes and grades. While demand exceeds supply and quality is a concern – we will all need to be flexible and open to alternatives. 

The tight colored pepper market continues and is projected to get worse before it gets better. Hoping for a better yield in September. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. Limes are in shorter supply and prices are increasing.

Watermelon prices are elevated and supplies tight due to heavy rains in the current growing regions. 

Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. Cilantro continue to trend upward. Green Onions are elevated as well. 

Corn numbers are starting to improve and prices are trending downward. 

Peak season for stone fruitgrapes, and melons coming from the west coast. Harvest numbers are great, prices are good, quality is a good as it gets!