US Foodservice cooks up
a thank-you celebration
at South Florida division
Aug 2, 2010 10:31 AM
US Foodservice celebrated the expansion of its South Florida division recently by donating 2,000 meals to Feeding South Florida and hosting a cooking event featuring some of America’s top chefs.
The foodservice distributor recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion of the division that is expected to add jobs and enhance the division’s ability to provide food and related supplies to restaurants throughout South Florida.
“The division’s expansion and investment in the Boca Raton community demonstrates US Foodservice’s commitment to Boca Raton and South Florida,” said Troy McLellan, Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer.
McLellan, along with other local dignitaries and US Foodservice clients, attended the event, which included tours of the new facility, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and samplings of the latest food trends. The chefs included:
•Walter Scheib—executive chef at the Greenbrier in West Virginia, the Boca Raton Club and Resort, and the Capitol Hilton in Washington DC. Previously, he served as White House executive chef.
•Johnny Rivers—corporate executive chef for Walt Disney World for more than 25 years.
•Allen Susser—A James Beard Award winner, “Mango Gang” member, and owner of Chef Allen’s Seafood Grill in Aventura FL and Taste Gastropub in Delray Beach FL.
•Rudy Speckamp—Culinary Institute of America senior culinary consultant and certified master chef.
Members of the West Boca Raton Community High School Culinary Team assisted the chefs and gained hands-on cooking experience. In recognition of the Culinary Team’s support at the event, US Foodservice–South Florida provided $2,400 in scholarships to fund culinary curriculum at West Boca Raton Community High School.
In addition to the 2,000 meals donated as part of the expansion celebration, U.S. Foodservice–South Florida has donated nearly 360 tons of food in the past year to Feeding South Florida. This food bank serves residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties.
For more information, visit www.usfoodservice.com.
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