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Events Spring/Summer 2014 Time to Celebrate!

Morrisons Yogurt Muffins New Assortment “Assorted Four”

Wanna try new flavors? “Assortment Four” contains four seasonal flavors in one box with new tulip liners! The spring assortment includes: Cranberry Apple, French Toast, Red Velvet, and Iced Lemon (12 muffins for each flavor)

Classic Cake Quarter Sheet Mini Lemon Pound 35 ct Colorful macaroons are on top of the silky lemon pound cake! Great for parties and banquets!

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BK Events--Fancy Food Show, June 29-July 1 BK Spring Show at Borgata New Products 2014 Atlantic City Chef-of-the-Year 2014 sofi™ Award Finalists Customer of the Month Restauratn Review

Kabobs Maryland Lump Crab Cake

Fresh, sweet Blue Swimming jumbo lump crab meat accompanied by a light savory blend of Old Bay seasoning, zesty Dijon mustard, creamy mayonnaise, and fresh hand-cut green onions.

Favorite City Eatery Cafe at the Shore Recipes Avendra Meet the Truck Award Employee of the Month Driver of the Month A Look Inside....

BK Specialty Foods · 200 Eagle Court, Swedesboro, NJ 08085-1799 · Tel (856) 294-6600 · www.bkfoods.com


Upcoming BK Event (Fancy Food Show)

June 29 - July 1, 2014 - Visit BK booth #580! BK Spring Food Show at Borgata on March 17, 2014

Thank you for another great show!

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New Products

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Amoretti

Southern California local, family owned manufacturer of fine pastry ingredients for 22 years. Now bringing our expertise to your home with our line of Olive Oils and Vinegars, Martini Mixes, and Coffee Syrups. The world’s best chefs use Amoretti. What do you use? www.amorettistore.com

Sal’s Steaks Fully-cooked seasoned shaved steak Microwaves in minutes. Twelve-month frozen shelf life. Convenient re-sealable bag

EZ Wings

Everyone loves the flavor of wings, but nobody likes the bones that they leave behind. EZWings delivers true wing flavor... NO BONES ABOUT IT! Great for Bar Menus! Perfect for appetizers, tapas, and small plates. Ready for your signature sauces,marinades and glazes!

Bellwether Farm Yogurts Our sheep's milk yogurt is sweeter than goat's milk, tastier than soy and richer than cow's milk! Made with naturally homogenized sheep milk, our yogurt contains no antibiotics or growth hormones. For an added benefit, sheep milk could be the answer for those who are lactose intolerant. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack!

Bindi - Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Cake Want to add some magic to your menu? Here, the combination of sweet caramel gelato balanced by sea salt comes together with dark chocolate devil’s food cake to create pure harmony that will wow your guests. Top with a golden piece of nut brittle for crunch. Also available in Vanilla & Dark Chocolate.

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2014 Atlantic City Chef-of-the-Year CONGRATULATIONS to Golden Nugget’s Executive Chef Robert Hettmannsperger for winning the 2014 American Culinary Federation Atlantic City Chapter – Chef-of-the-Year Award!

2014 sofi™ Award Finalists The annual sofi™ Awards, considered the specialty-food industry’s most prestigious honor, has kicked off with the selection of finalists in Part 1 of the competition which consists of 30 categories ranging from Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, or Hors d’oeuvre to Outstanding Vinegar. A national panel of specialty food experts from Fresh Direct, Whole Foods Market, The Wall Street Journal, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Mollie Stone’s Market, DeLaurenti’s Specialty Food & Wine, and Artisanal Premium Cheese, among others, gathered at the Specialty Food Association in New York March 31–April 4, 2014. Over the five days, judges tasted and evaluated a record 2,025 product entrants to determine finalists in each category.

Classic All Butter Puff Pasrty Dufour Pastry Kitchen Made with care and love, by first enclosing a “butter block” in the dough, which is then folded and rolled out numerous times to create hundreds of alternating thin layers of pastry and butter.

Mama Lil's Hungarian "Goathorn" Peppers in Brine FoodMatch, Inc. Hungarian Goathorn Peppers in sweet brine of vinegar, sugar, garlic, maple syrup, fennel seed and salt. Simple, hand made, these are so fun to eat. Add them to any sandwich or with cheese; the addition of the vinegar makes for the right punch! Not hot when cold, they are more spicy than hot.

Bloc De Foie Gras De Canard Block of Fattened Duck Liver

Les Trois Petits Cochons Inc. Made with pure foie gras – a highly prized delicacy of the southwest region of France – Sauternes wine, cognac and spices. Paring: A dry, sparkling white wine with a subtle creamy and nutty flavor or a light-bodied fruit forward red wine with a hint of earthiness. 4

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Customer of the Month Johnson’s Corner Farm Johnson’s Corner Farm was founded in 1953 by Bill and Bette Johnson. Today the farm and market are run by three generations of Johnsons. The farm market has a full-service bakery where their award winning Apple Pies are made along with a wide variety of salads, soups, pot pies, quiches, dips, cookies, muffins, and their famous Apple Cider Donuts. They have recently introduced over 30 varieties of cheese from around the world! Local produce is a staple in their market. From Asparagus to Zucchini the Johnson’s pride themselves on providing the freshest, highest quality of produce and baked goods. They were one of the first farms to offer “Agri-tourism” to the public. From “pick your own” Strawberries, Cherries, Blueberries, Sweet Corn, Peaches, Nectarines, Apples, Pumpkins, Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes, there’s something for everyone. Website: johnsonsfarm.com

133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055 Tel 609.654.8643 reservation@johnsonsfarm.com The Farm Market is Open Daily from 8 AM to 7 PM with our Ice Cream windows Open til 9PM. The Discovery Barnyard is open from 9 til 9.

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Restaurant Review Tela’s Kitchen & Market Great products and fresh delicious food! On my first visit to Tela’s I had the meatball sandwich. I know one would say “ its just a meatball sandwich” but I beg to differ! It was the perfect balance of herbs and spices on a delicious French roll with sharp provolone cheese. Every bite was definitely worth cheating on my diet! On another visit I had the homemade chicken noodle soup, it definitely hit the spot! What I love about this place is it is not pretentious at all. You can go in and be greeted by a lovely staff member and assisted with your needs. They aren't all in your business if you just want to browse around, but they are definitely there to help! Some of my favorite highlights: Metropolitan Bread, Piave Vecchio cheese and Maldon Salt... MY FAVORITE SNACK! Others include their extensive beverage case to include Mash, Boylans, Bruce Cost, and Lorina, fresh produce, meats and seafood, and, of course, their prepared-foods case. This place is fabulous! If you are around the area check it out for lunch or grab the ingredients to make a great dinner at home! BK Sales Representative, Abbie Dillard

Tela’s Kitchen & Market 1833 Fairmount Philadelphia, PA 19130 (215) 235-0170 events@telasmarket.com www.telasmarket.com 6

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Favorite City Eatery Pagano’s Market and Bar, Philadelphia PA www.paganosmarketandbar.com “Since 1962, Paganos Market has been serving discriminating customers the finest products available. We continue that tradition in our selections and prepared foods. Please visit us at our new store at 2001 Market Street.”

Pagano’s Market & Bar 2001 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Ph: 215-523-6200 Fax: 215-523-6210 Market Hours: Mon – Fri 6:30 am – 6 pm Bar Hours: Mon – Fri 11 am – 9 pm www.bkfoods.com

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Cafe at the Shore Coffee Talk - Stone Harbor, NJ - 20 Year Anniversary Coffee Talk opened in 1995 in a little spot in Stone harbor with a little toaster oven, a few muffins and cookies, an espresso machine that no one really knew how to use, some bagels and only about five different coffees. Twenty years later after three expansions….. now carrying over 25 different coffees, 20 whole leaf teas, an abundance of pastries (thanks BK), a steel cut oats bar with toppings, juice bar, all the latest in espresso drinks hot and cold, hundreds of bagels every week, over 10 gourmet breakfast sandwiches, 10 different smoothies……we have become a destination! Known for keeping up with the latest craze is what our customers always look for. Always the first ones to bring something new into Stone Harbor, from wraps to Chai to Croissant Donut! Skim milk being the only milk that everyone wanted. Now moving on to almond milk passing on the soy. Gluten free products have become a staple that even 10 years ago people would never think of. We offer internet and a cozy, comfortable atmosphere that has been updated every season. Customers always looking for what is new every season. Coffee…comfort….conversation!

Coffee Talk

Madlynn Zurawski - owner 299 97th street Stone Harbor NJ, 08247 Tel. 609-368-5282 Open 7am – 9pm in season Weekends thru New Years 8

"Since day one, owner Madlynn Zurawski has always been willing to try new specialty items. She has an amazing sense of style and flare for design in her beautiful, eclectic coffee house. While off the main drag, customers have continued to find her and come back as she has created her own unique menu and an atmosphere that is fun, warm and friendly! Congratulations on 20 years in business!"

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Jill Mulvany, BK Business Development

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Recipes Fresh Lemonade Ingredients (Yield: 3 quarts) 2 cups..........Fresh Lemon Juice 1 1/2 cup ....White Sugar 2 cups .........Crushed Ice 8 cups .........Water

Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until completely smooth. Serve over ice. (Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten)

Ruby Margarita Ingredients (Yield: 16 oz) 1 oz. Monin Ruby Red Grapefruit Syrup 1/2 oz. triple sec 3 oz. sweet & sour mix ice 1 1/2 oz. silver tequila

1. Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed. 2. Cap and shake vigorously. 3. Pour into serving glass. 4. Garnish.

Crab, Mango & Avocado Salad with Garlic-Citrus Dressing Ingredients 16 oz fresh lump crabmeat 1 large ripe mango 1 large ripe avocado Half small red onion thinly sliced Fresh cilantro One head Boston lettuce For dressing 3 T Boyajian Garlic Oil 3 T fresh squeezed orange juice 1 T fresh squeezed lime juice 1 T honey salt and pepper to taste

Rinse cilantro and Boston lettuce and pat dry. Peel and slice mango into 1/2 inch wide sections. Do the same with avocado. Slice onion to make whole rings. Remove stems and finely chop cilantro. Set aside. Place lettuce leaves on serving plate. Spoon crab meat mixture atop lettuce. Place mango, avocado and red onion slices on top. Mix all dressing ingredients together well, and dress salad right before serving. Sprinkle liberally with cilantro. Submitted by: Elizabeth Horton de Meza Food enthusiast, writer and contributor to Bon Appetit

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Avendra Meet the Truck Award Eligibility for a Meet the Truck award requires suppliers to undergo at least four Meet the Truck audits as well as pass a price accuracy audit to ensure customers are charged the correct contracted price. BK Specialty Foods is honored to receive the Avendra Meet the Truck Award for exceptional performance--as one of 41 suppliers nationwide. (Click here for more details)

Employee of the Month Daniel Fox Dan Fox has been with BK Specialty Foods for over 20 years. He started as a route driver, but, wow, were we in for a surprise when he opened his talent pool to our disposal. He is now our receiving director and facilitates a multitude of projects which include electrical, plumbing and anything to do with constructing and/or deconstructing. We like to say at BK that Dan Fox is our “Go To Guy” for pretty much everything! He was instrumental in our successful move to Swedesboro and we hope he is with us for many years to come. We Love you Dan and thank you!!

Driver of the Month Brian Thomas Brian Patrick Thomas started at BK Specialty Foods in 2009 in the Warehouse and quickly transitioned to a route driver. He now has all of Center City Philadelphia as his territory-- taking care of all the Chefs and Purchasers in the major hotels. He is very dependable and extremely conscientious, and his interaction with our customers is a huge plus for the Company. Brian is an integral part of our delivery team, and we thank him immensely for his dedication! 10

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A Look Inside... BK Accounting Department

Erika & Barrie

Donna

Eva Controller

Tyler Our intern from University of Pittsburgh

Kacey

Elaine

We take pride in knowing that each day we are working together to grow the BK business and stay competitive in the food industry while Making The World a Tastier Place!

We are open to the public. Please call customer service (800.354.9445) before you visit us to ensure product availability. Monday- Friday 9 am-4pm www.bkfoods.com

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www.bkfoods.com


BK Newsletter Spring/Summer 2014