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Restaurant Daily News Day 1 IRFSNY 2012

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any competitor's and blows away companies that are trying to posi- tion themselves as a one stop shop for heating, ventilating, air c o n d i t i o n i n g , cooling and r e f r i g e r a t i o n . Bob says, "So many companies are try- ing to do it all―but when they do that they can't get as in-depth, or build as much experience as we have been able to do. It's very rewarding to know that when it comes to refrigeration and food preservation, there isn't anybody out there that knows more than we do." With a commanding understanding and laser focus, Bob's team targets every aspect of refrigeration and his clients have come to rely on this expertise. He An interview with Bob Levine There is an old saying that a Jack of all trades means a master of none. Some people don't get this. Other people do. Bob Levine, President and Founder of Americold, the Tri-State area's leading commercial refrigeration specialist, is one of those people that "get it" and he understands the tremendous value of focus. When asked about the key to Americold's success and how his compa- ny, in an economy that has been chal- lenging to say the least, has continued to grow and flourish, he comments "This was never about anything but staying true to our mission, to stay on target, and do what we are experts at―we fix refrigera- tion equipment. This is our specialty." Indeed it is. For over 25 years and under Bob's direction, the company is dedicated to providing truly comprehen- sive refrigeration services. Period. In solely targeting this arena, the company's experience and knowledge far exceeds Continued on Page 12 Continued on Page 13 Continued on Page 12 Continued on Page 13 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G r o u p N e w Yo r k C i t y S u n d a y, M a r c h 4 , 2 0 1 2 AMERICOLD: THEY'VE GOT IT DOWN COLD solutions that can be used for a variety of different carryout applications. The containers are leak resistant, stackable, and feature a unique locking system. They also effectively retain heat and vent steam to keep their contents fresh. Bio-Plus Earth containers were intro- duced utilizing the same design struc- ture and are made with 100-percent Fold-Pak, the manufacturer of Bio-Pak ® and Bio-Plus Earth ® food containers, is now offering their unique packaging with a window. The new packages will be marketed as Bio-Pak View™ and Bio- Plus View™ food containers. The pack- aging will initially be launched in the #3 size, which is a popular size for full entrée applications. Size #4 and #8 will be added in the coming months and will accommodate other meal applications. Bio-Pak View and Bio-Plus View food containers will be useful to foodser- vice operators and their customers in sev- eral ways. Whether used to merchandise prepared meals or to take home leftovers, customers will enjoy being able to easily identify the contents of the packaging without having to open the container or read a label. Bio-Pak containers are well known in the foodservice market as high quality, sustainable packaging FOLD-PAK INTRODUCES BIO-PAK VIEW AND BIO-PLUS VIEW FOOD CONTAINERS product here at the show: frozen pasta sauces from Italy. This product is packaged for retail as well as food- service and is ready to add to pasta, pizza and other recipes. RDN: What makes this new item unique? RR: The sauce is produced in a small, family-owned facility in Italy with old world family recipes―cooked to perfec- tion, made with only the best all-natural ingredients and blast frozen in vacuum- bag packaging to lock in freshness. They are also very easy to prepare: Place the frozen vacuum bag in the refrigerator over night or under cold running water for about 10 minutes. RDN: How can a foodservice company Rocco Ruggiero, President of Ruggiero Seafood Inc., spoke with Restaurant Daily News about the debut of his com- pany's new Italian pasta sauce. RDN: Tell our readers a little about your company and what your main line of business is. RR: We are Ruggiero Seafood Inc., one of the largest Calamari companies in the U.S.A. Our main product line is Frozen Calamari but we have also begun to diversify over the last few years. We now carry frozen, Swai fillets, Octopus, Mussels, Clams, Anchovies, Smelts, Breaded Calamari Rings, fresh gourmet salads (Calamari, Octopus, & Mixed Seafood), canned Scungilli (Conch) and now frozen pasta sauces from Italy. RDN: Are you showing any new and interesting items at this year's show? RR: We have a new and very unique RUGGIERO SEAFOOD, INC. BRINGS NEW SAUCE TO THE KITCHEN innovation is commonplace. Green Wave compostable products are made from a health-friendly, sustain- able and renewable resource such as sug- arcane, bamboo or corn. Green Wave is the ideal substitute for Styrofoam plastic and other polluting substances. Another plus: It outperforms other substitutes remarkable well! Green Wave International, Inc. has brought about enormous change to the foodservice disposable market. With the introduction of Bagasse (bamboo and sugarcane) 12 years ago; Green Wave International Inc. was founded in 2001, aiming to transform the disposable foodservice market with a unique product called "Bagasse." From that modest beginning, when the green initiative was in its infancy, to today, Green Wave has grown to be the leader in green technology and is recognized worldwide as the source for innovation in earth-friendly products for foodservice supplies. Today Green Wave operates several modern and efficient plants―the most of any company in this product category―three warehouse locations and a solid sales force of the best independent manufacturer representatives in the industry. From dreams to reality, Green Wave is a model of progress and success, bring- ing new ideas, products to the world. A company friendly to the planet and people, Green Waves's Founder, Gideon Wong, leads his intelligent, compassion- ate management team on a mission where GREEN WAVE: EARTH-FRIENDLY PACKAGING FOR FOODSERVICE AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT & FOODSERVICE SHOW OF NEW YORK

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