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Item of the Day:  Ghyslain Macarons

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Ghyslain Macarons

 

Perfect for the upcoming catering season!

These carefully made, hand-crafted macarons provide a welcome splash of color before they melt in your mouth. Each flavored macaron is filled with a delectable ganache. Flavors include chocolate coffee, fleur de sel bourbon, orange praline, passionfruit coconut, pistachio strawberry and raspberry chocolate. Gluten-free. 


Item 95796 – 150 Ct Case

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

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 12, 2022

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Produce Market Report for August 12, 2022

The potato market continues to be extremely tight. The heat and drought during the 2021 growing season led to farmers finishing up several weeks early. Additionally, cool and wet temps during the beginning of planting the 2022 crop has led to delays with harvesting the 2022-23 crop. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern.

Supplies continue to be tight on the larger sizes of asparagus due to various weather conditions in growing regions. Quality is low and prices are high. Be open to subbing sizes during this time. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Up significantly! Extreme market!

Cucumber: Up $2

Green Bell Peppers: Up significantly

Limes: Up $10 (for big boxes)

Potatoes: Remain very high & quality is challenging

Romaine Hearts: Up $3 

Strawberries: Up significantly, some quality issues

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, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggplant, Grapes, Green Bell Peppers, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Romaine, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes 

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Continuing downward trend

Brussels Sprouts: Harvest numbers up, steadying 

Corn: Down $4

More Market News

As mentioned above; 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. 

Strawberry prices are extremely elevated and quality is a concern. Harvest numbers are low due to various conditions – soil disease, weather, labor shortages. Orders are being shorted and supply is weak. 

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. 

Romaine Heart supplies are improving but due to weather and soil conditions there are still some concerns with quality. Cilantro and Parsley numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. 

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

Our local (East of the Mississippi) produce is a varied but steady market. Squash, zucchini, eggplant, greens, cabbage are all steady. 

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:  Wixter Cooked Shrimp

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Wixter Cooked Norwegian Shrimp – Item 24152    

 

Perfect for the upcoming catering season!

Wixter’s succulent, white Shrimp are wild-caught and frozen at peak freshness. In fact, we are one of the few companies that do not add preservatives -including sulfites and phosphates – to its Shrimp. Providing 16 grams of protein per serving, as well as 30% of your daily value of calcium, Wixter’s sustainably sourced Shrimp are meeting the demand for America’s most popular seafood. Whether it’s an Etouffee, Shrimp cocktail, scampi, or your family’s favorite recipe, these American Shrimp are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


Item 24152 – 9 LB Case    

Item of the Day:  Goat Cheese & Honey Phyllo

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Goat Cheese & Honey Phyllo – Item 02873    

 

Perfect for the upcoming catering season!

 The sweet flavor of wild clover honey paired with a fresh goat and cream cheese blend, wrapped in buttery phyllo pastry and brushed with a brown sugar crumble. Great for passed hors d’oeuvres and dessert plates. Contains soy, milk, and wheat. Requires baking for 4-6 minutes.


Item 02873 – 200 CT Case   

Item of the Day: Pinewood Boat

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PETITE PINEWOOD BOAT 5.5X3.2 – Item 98198    

 

Perfect for the upcoming catering season!

Great for displaying a variety of items, our boat shaped bowls are an elegant way to make a statement at any event. Available in various sizes, they are multi-purpose and can be used either as a serving dish or food display. Made of pinewood they are biodegradable and disposable.

PINEWOOD BOAT W06 – SIZE: 5.5X3.2

*We offer a variety of different sizes 2.8″x2″ up to 8.7″x4.1″


Item 98198 – 50 CT Pack

Item of the Day: 6 Hour Wicked Chafing Fuel

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Chafing Fuel / 6Hr Wicked – Item 99311   

 

Produced from pure DEG, it guarantees you the hottest single wick product available with no unsightly rust. This is the ideal product for extended banquets or catering, burning on average 5.5 hours. Because the fuel is DEG, your cans are cool to the touch and there are no shipping or storage requirements. LB700 is available in a 4-hour formulation – 24 ct. per case – with the same BTU/hr as the 300 product.

BLAZE produces the longest, hottest burning canned chafing fuel on the market. A trusted leader in the industry for over 30 years, BLAZE canned chafing fuel is used by top chefs at hotels, resorts, clubs and restaurants all over the world. As the only ISO 9000 certified manufacturer in the business, and with our strict independent testing, we guarantee you quality in every can.

A Kentucky Proud product.


Item 99311 – 24 Ct Case   

Our Latest Produce Market Report: August 5, 2022

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Produce Market Report for August 5, 2022

The potato market continues to be extremely tight. The heat and drought during the 2021 growing season led to farmers finishing up several weeks early. Additionally, cool and wet temps during the beginning of planting the 2022 crop has led to delays with harvesting the 2022-23 crop. Prices are elevated and quality is a concern.

Supplies continue to be tight on the larger sizes of asparagus due to various weather conditions in growing regions. Quality is low and prices are high. Be open to subbing sizes during this time. 

Problems and Issues:


Asparagus: Up significantly!

Green Bell Peppers: Up significantly

Lemons: Up $4

Oranges: Up significantly

Potatoes: Still up significantly!

Strawberries: Up $5

Caution:

Strawberries: Limited supply and higher prices, relief coming soon

Romaine & Romaine Hearts: Starting to steady

Steady Items:

Bananas, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Grapes, Lettuce, Limes, Melons, Onions, Peaches, Peppers, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes

Prices coming down:

Avocados: Prices continue trending downward

Brussels Sprouts: Harvest numbers increasing and prices trending downward

Corn: Better volume, prices trending down

More Market News

As mentioned above; 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. 

We are heading into a gap in the domestic orange growing season. Supplies are getting tight and prices are trending upward. It is difficult to source lemons in volume right now and prices are up. 

Strawberries will be challenging for a couple of weeks – quality is lower than we’d like and prices are higher. Watermelon prices are elevated and supplies tight due to heavy rains in the current growing regions. 

Romaine and Romaine Heart supplies are improving but due to weather and soil conditions there are still some concerns with quality. Cilantro numbers are down as well – supplies are limited and prices are elevated. 

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

Production and quality continues to improve for all of our local (east of the Mississippi) fruits and veggies – eggplantsquashzucchini, cucumbers, peaches. Same goes for grapes and melons coming out of California. Great harvest numbers and quality!

Item of the Day: Spicy Halloumi Cheese

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Spicy Halloumi Cheese – Item 91375 

All the grilling goodness of original Kynthos Halloumi – now in a spicy version!

Fry it up and put in a sandwich for a spicy lunch,

cut into cubes and layer between peppers & onions and grill for a spicy meatless kabob,

or simply enjoy it fried on its own.

Item 91375 – 8.8 oz Pack  


Item of the Day: Bagasse 9×9 Clamshell

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Bagasse 9×9 Clamshell

Bagasse is an organic and natural fiber material made from sugarcane pulp. This material creates a sturdy & strong, heat-resistant container. These are perfect for catering and carryout – they were designed to be able to handle food without any liquid seeping through. 

  • Oven-proof up to 200 degrees
  • Microwave and freezer safe
  • Soak proof/grease resistant
  • Handles hot (run-off) liquids up to 200 degrees
  • ASTM D-6400 and D-6868 standard for compostability

* Also available in a 6×6 clamshell – item 27188 – 500 ct case 


Item 27189 – 200 CT Case