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Restaurant Daily News May 17 2013

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R e s t a u r a n t D a i l y N e w s 7 7 F r i d a y, M a y 1 7 , 2 0 1 3 by Restaurant Daily News to tell us more about those. RDN: Tell our readers what you've been up to in the past year. AF: We have created a new subsidiary, Couturier North America, which we just started in April, 2011. In addition, we've opened a new plant, the Hudson Valley Creamery, in Hudson, New York in April 2012. Both of these companies are owned by our French parent, Eurial, which is a very large co-op for both goat's milk and cow's milk. RDN: How is this going to change your business? AF: As you already know, Couturier North America has operated in the U.S. for the past 20 years. People here will be familiar with the long-shelf-life vac- uum-pack product that we pioneered and sold to importers under the Couturier brand name. Now we have a 41,000 square foot facility with lots of room for growth to produce fresh goat cheese . This will help us to give better service to the U.S. mar- ket and to be able to give more flexibili- ty in turnaround times. Where before it took us seven weeks to receive product from Europe, now we are able to supply fresh goat cheeses within two weeks from order. This is very important to our foodservice market. RDN: Does the investment in this new facility reflect Eurial's confidence in the strength of the U.S. market for goat cheese. AF: Absolutely. We're seeing goat cheese on more and more American restaurant menus, often prompted by customers who are concerned about their health. Goat cheese has lower cho- lesterol than cow's milk. Chefs like goat cheese because it offers a lot of flexibil- ity – you can use it on a pizza, in a sand- wich, on salads. In fact, French chef Couturier (Cont'd. from p.1) Gregory Corman will be in our booth, 9576, during the show to demonstrate new concepts for cooking with goat cheese, so you can expand your reper- toire even more. This all helps to explain why the category has grown by 18.5 percent for the deli channel in 2011. We estimate that a lot of our new growth will be coming from the foodservice market, which currently represents about 60 percent of the American goat cheese market. RDN: How will we recognize your Couturier product in the marketplace? AF: Our major food service brand here is called Capra, which is a brand already known for our honey goat cheese. We are now developing the rest of the line. Capra is a very smooth and creamy goat cheese, and it's available in 2.2-pound logs, 10.5-ounce logs, a 4-pound tub and in a 2-pound package of goat cheese crumbles. Our goat cheese crumbles have bigger bite sizes than other crumbles, so they look very good on a salad, for instance. We also offer a line of individually quick-frozen, IQF, cheeses that come from France and are available through our distribution company. These cheeses come in a number of varieties of both cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses in portion-controlled packaging, so that they're very fast and easy to use. Altogether, Couturier now offers to the foodservice market the opportunity to provide fresh goat cheese products from Hudson, N.Y., plus an imported French product, both from the same warehouse in New Jersey. For more information, visit Couturier in booth 9576 during the NRA Show. French chef Gregory Corman will be pre- senting new concepts for using goat cheese in cooking. You can also watch some videos with Chef Corman on www.iqf-solutions.com/en/. To reach Couturier after the show, call 518-851- 2570, visit www.couturierna.com or email cnamarketing@couturierna.com. locations with no minimum requirement for ordering. Customers simply indicate the location for placement, provide art- work and a sample design is sent for proofing. Once the design is approved the garments are embroidered and shipped from our distribution center. "Our customers continue to provide feedback on new products and services they would like to receive from Dickies. We again listened to their feedback and are pleased to launch this service to our customers, as well as the broader occu- pational marketplace," said Alex Smith, Senior Vice President of Occupational Wear at Dickies. "This value added Dickies (Cont'd. from p.1) service allows Dickies garments to be embroidered on site at our Fort Worth distribution center and shipped directly to the customer with a crisp, profession- al logo or message that brings their brand to life." The Garment Embroidery Service is the newest addition to the My Dickies pro- gram offered by the occupational wear team. Other value-added services available as part of My Dickies are E-vis custom striping and pant hemming. All embroi- dery services are offered through Dickies Fort Worth, Texas distribution center. For more information head to www.dick- ies.com, call 800-336-7201―or stop by booth 5060 at the 2013 NRA Show. PORTABLE VERSA FOOD SERVICE SYSTEM FROM CAMBRO NOW AVAILABLE WITH STORAGE Fashion or utility? Healthy food or good tasting food? These answers no longer need to be mutually exclusive. With the Cambro Versa Food Service System, commercial and non-commercial food- service operators can provide customers with healthy fresh fruit and vegetable offerings with stylish modular compo- nents that can be arranged in numerous configurations to meet space require- ments, frequent menu changes or mer- chandising needs. The Versa Food Bar ® and Work Table Ultra Series are part of the Versa Food Service System, which offers custom designed systems without the custom price. All Versa Food Service System components are portable, NSF compliant, made of durable easy to clean plastic and are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The Versa Food Bar Ultra Series is unequalled in versatility, durability and mobility. Stylish, non-electric and completely portable, this Food Bar keeps food or beverages cold for hours with either ColdFest ® Pans and Crocks or Buffet Camchillers ® . The Food Bar sneeze guards are NSF compliant and can be set-up or knock-down to easily fit through a standard 36-inch (91.5 centimeters) doorway and to maximize storage space. The ergonomic molded in handles on both sides ensure easy maneuvering. Ultra Series models feature two stor- age cabinets that can be secured with a padlock and hold up to 50 pounds of non- perishable items. The Food Bar is avail- able in two sizes and a variety of colors to match any decor. The 5-foot (152 cen- timeters) Food Bar can hold four full-size pans and the 6-foot (183 centimeters) Food Bar can hold five full-size pans. When used with the Cambro Divider Bars, the Food Bar can also hold a vari- ety of pan sizes as small as 1/6. The Versa Food Service System offers a variety of options for the Food Bar including tray rails, end tables, merchandising sign, lighting kit and connectors. The Versa Food Bar Ultra Series is popular with schools since it is the per- fect solution for breakfast grab-and-go stations, breakfast in the cafeteria, increasing fresh fruit and vegetable offer- ings and as an alternative food line when coupled with a Versa Cart for a POS sys- tem. This Food Bar is also ideal for use at restaurants such as pizzerias or long-term care facilities that want to complement their menu with a salad bar. About Cambro Cambro Manufacturing is based in Huntington Beach, Calif., and is a lead- ing manufacturer and supplier of equip- ment and supplies to the foodservice industry worldwide. For more informa- tion about Cambro, visit www.cambro.com. SEE THE NEW STAR ACCUMULATOR FROM CADDY CORPORATION Caddy Corporation of Bridgeport, N.J., has been producing high quality food service conveyors for more than 65 years. The new custom design for Caddy's line of Star tray and plate accu- mulators takes the great bones of the industry-leading Caddy accumulator and combines it with a new fit and finish that provides necessary function with European styling. "Caddy has remained an industry leader for 65 plus years because we have always remained true to our core compe- tencies, high level design and fabrica- tion." said Craig Cohen, Caddy's CEO. "That goes for our clean and soiled dish conveyors, our ever growing PODs and carts, and our cutting-edge exhaust sys- tems. We have always been particularly proud of the Caddy Star accumulator and now it's better than ever!" New cafeterias have become increasingly higher end and the look has become as important as the food. Businesses such as hospitals, corporate dining, and universities want to keep people from dining elsewhere. This was the motivation of Caddy redefining the look of the tray accumulator and the soiled dish drop off window. Working closely with food service consultants, Caddy found that they often struggled with this area because it tends to be unsightly and the end user would often ask for it in a hard to design area. That's a challenge because not only does it need to be functional, but accumulators get as much use as the serving stations. The Caddy Star accumulator provides a reduction in labor costs, a reduction in space, and a cleaner, more sanitary envi- ronment. Plus it can be placed in area of the cafeteria that is not out of the way for patrons because of the fit and finish. The Caddy Star accumulator is made from heavy duty 12 and 18-gauge stain- less steel. The tray rack towers come in four- and five-tray configurations and are easily removable for cleaning. The carousel takes soiled dishes from the service area to a dish room where they can be sorted, pulped, and cleaned, all without a backup in the service area thanks to the infrared and mechanical safety switches. The unit is also designed with a sight and sound barrier made from doubled wall deadening filler and 18- gauge stainless steel. All of this can be customized with the customer's choice of cabinetry work, engraved elevator pat- tern steel in a plethora of colors, and even an added logo. In addition to the Caddy Star accumu- lator, Caddy offers a variety of other types of conveyors with custom drop off win- dows. Regardless of whether it is the easy and durable band/cord system, powered rollers, slats, or even the trayless option, Caddy can custom-design them to meet your dish room and front service needs. For more information, contact Caddy at 856-467-4222 or online at www.caddycorp.com.

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