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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Chefs Hall of Fame

Dinner Event Honoring Our 2016 Inductees Chefs Hall of Fame Culinary Experience Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Chicago, 5:00 - 9:30 pm Purchase Tickets at: www.chicagoculinarymuseum.org Carmella Anello: 630-290-7008; chicagomuseumchof@yahoo.com

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Chicago’s legendary brands are icons: Vienna Beef and Garrett Popcorn bring the food, but Revolution Brewing has earned praise for outstanding craft beer in a city that’s tough on start-ups. Co-founder Josh Deth and his wife, Revolution CFO Krista Sahakian took the plunge in 2008 when they found amassive space with a tin ceiling for their brewpub in Chicago’s yet-unhip Logan Square neighborhood. After multiple banks turned them down, one bank had faith, and Deth, an alum of both Chicago’s Golden Prairie and Goose Island, built it... and kept building. Deth’s graduate degree in urban planning as well as experiences trying, failing, and learning built the brand that was a hit the minute it debuted, and later opened the brewery in Avondale. Evolving tastes of beer drinkers had demanded bigger flavors, more variety, and innovative concept, but they need to hit us out with excellence, and that’s where Revolution Brewing took the lead. Between the Brewery and Brewpub,

Revolution Brewing produces dozens of different beer styles every year. IPAs (Anti-Hero IPA, which accounts for more than 50% of its sales), Porters, Pilsners, Belgian-Style Ales (Bottom Up Wit), PaleAles (award-winning Cross of Gold). Barrel aged beers and the list goes on. It is a bustling meeting place for the community where you can get a table, drink and taste some of their fantastic dishes served up by Chef Charlie and his brewpub team. Revolution Brewery’s 90,000 square foot facility, located at 3340 N. Kedzie, is where they fill kegs, cans and bottles for distribution. The brewery also houses their German beer-hall-inspired Taproom. Tours bring their legend to visitors from around the world. In 2016, Revolution Brewing cracked into the Brewers Associations list of the top 50 craft brewing companies in the United States. The Revolution Brewpub is located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood at 2323 N. Milwaukee in Chicago.

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Papa Joe’s Celebrates its 35th Anniversary. Papa Joe’s Restaurant located 5900 W. 111th Street in Chicago Ridge Illinois Opened in 1982. They introduced a tradition of wonderful Italian food and generous portions. Serving homemade food prepared in-house is what they became known for. Everything from bread to pasta, and soup, everything is made in-house, hand crafted in the old world “Papa Joe” tradition. Something that makes this restaurant special is the very affordable prices. When asked why the prices are so reasonable, Papa Joe commented, “The South West side of Chicago is my home and I want to offer my neighbors the very best quality and value we can.”

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Taste the Difference Two locations – Skokie and Buffalo Grove, IL

Being in business, since 1972 is quite the accomplishment. Dengeos restaurants are family owned and operated by the Theodosis family. Two expansions and four renovations have kept Dengeos up to date. They have two locations, one in Skokie which opened in 1972 and one in Buffalo Grove that opened in 2000. What’s their secret to success? First, it’s the high quality food they serve. The portions are very generous and the prices are reasonable. This is what keeps their customers coming back over and over again. Add in a friendly staff, great atmosphere, excellent customer service and a spacious dining room. Both locations can seat up to 150 guests. It’s a family and kid friendly place too. On the day I was at the Skokie location they were passing out balloons to the kids. The menu is homestyle Greek and American cuisine. It’s your typical fast food fare from hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef, skirt steak and everything in between. Their most popular item is the Gyros. Owner George Theodosis serves everything with love and ethnic perfection. You can get a gyros sandwich or the gyros plate served with onions, tomato and homemade tzatziki sauce. Some of their Greek specialties include; Greek chicken, chicken kabobs and my favorite- the pork kabob plate. Instead of fries get an order of the Greek potatoes. Dengeos Restaurants are located at 3301 Main St. in Skokie, Illinois and 195 W. Dundee Rd. in Buffalo Grove, IL. Catering and online ordering is available. For more info log on to www.dengeos.com

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BIGGIE’S 6004 Oakton MORTON GROVE, IL 847-470-2444. This is a fast food restaurant and they have a separate game room in there where you can play video poker. The staff was friendly and they have a good size dining area. They offer all the fast food staples; hot dogs, burgers, gyros, chicken and hot wings. I tried the Spartan chicken sandwich on a pita with onions and tomato and an order of wMerkts cheddar tater tots. CHILL BUBBLE TEA 7154 Carpenter Rd. SKOKIE, IL 847-763-8888. The girls working there on the day I stopped in were so helpful. Not only did they explain the concept to me, but to a couple other guests that were in line. You can get cold or hot tea made to order. I tried the Chocolate Delight which was black tea, cocoa beans and vanilla with tapioca beads. This was served cold. They offer a lot of fruit selections too, which are very healthy. Everything is so fresh. DEVIL DAWGS 2147 N. Sheffield CHICAGO, IL 773-281-4300. They have two more locations, one in Wicker Park and one on South State St. This is a small place with no seating. I ordered the Chicago classics; a Chicago Dawg and the Chicago Polish. Both were so good. I had an order of their hand cut fries to go with it. I was eyeing the menu for my next trip in which I’m sure to try one of their burgers and the larger ¼ spicy hot dawg. I need to try their Devil sauce too.

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PL-ZEN 1519 W. 18th St. CHICAGO, IL 312-733-0248. The food here is over the top. They have bone marrow, a few types of Mac-N- Cheese, burgers and tacos. I tried the tilapia tacos which were sesame crusted tilapia with soy jalapeno aioli. The flavor was incredible. They have a few specials during the week. Check out the B.B. B. which is burger, beer and bourbon. Brunch is available on Sat. & Sun. from 11 a.m-3:30 p.m. They sell art posters too.

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SEAFOOD CITY 5033 N. Elston CHICAGO, IL 773-295-1658. This is a supersize market with lots of Filipino products. Walk through the aisle and you will be astounded by the selection of Asian products they offer. In the dairy they had a container filled with pink eggs; these were salted hard boiled eggs. They have a big selection of cookies, crackers and snacks. I picked up some Skyflakes crackers, Ding Dong mixed nuts and Karamucho hot chili sticks. They have an enormous seafood counter with fresh fish. Your seafood selection can be cleaned and fried on site.

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SHAKE SHACK 4999 Old Orchard Center SKOKIE, IL 847-380-1240. I usually get the burger, which is so good. But this time, I went for the chicken sandwich. This was a good choice. The Chicken Shack is a crispy chicken breast, with a tasty crust, topped with lettuce, pickles and herb buttermilk mayo served on a potato bun. I loved it! To go with it, I got an order of their crinkle cut fries and a vanilla shake. They have regular shakes, specialty shakes and they also have beer and wine. SHOP & SAVE MARKET 229 Golf Mill NILES, IL 847-803-6590. This is a full service grocery store stocked with all the staples and a stellar selection of ethnic products. The aisles are categorized by country. You can find Indian, Asian, Bulgarian, German, and Greek just to name a few. If you do a price comparison on some of their products, they do have lower prices. I found some Ritter Sport chocolates at a super value. They even had a few flavors I’ve never seen, one being the Biscuits & Nuts bar. REPLAY ANDERSONVILLE 5358 N Clark St, Chicago, 773-654-1369 fills a retro gaming 80’s need to play, drink and eat to MTV vintage rock, and broadcast sports. Gamers can relive arcade thrills for free (except classic pinball is $1). Bar food is exceptionally higher caliber fare (their reuben is spicy and spirited). Do the Cubanos, any of the empanadas or signature panko and cornmeal breaded fried dill pickles. Try the craft offerings on tap. It’s lively, friendly, and you won’t want to leave… ever.

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After three and a half years of looking for an industrial building, KOVAL Distillery signed and closed on their current building of residence. 4241 N Ravenswood, the distillery’s current location, is now the permanent home of KOVAL Distillery. When searching for a new property, founders Sonat and Robert Birnecker knew they wanted to keep it local for the reason they initially started KOVAL was so they could build a life in Chicago, the city they loved. After searching every corner of the city and getting close to closing on several properties that eventually fell through, the two finally managed to convince the owners of their current location to sell. As Sonat says, “As with many things, persistence is key.” With this deal, the facility will expand from 11,000 square feet to over 45,000 square feet, allowing them to eventually consolidate the other locations in the city. In the last five years, KOVAL has grown a great deal, going from only around 10 employees about five years ago to 40 full and part-time employees today. The new space will pave the way to create more jobs as the distillery expands. KOVAL also recently won Illinois Exporter of the Year, and this year the company will see even more export expansion with distribution to Taiwan, China, and South Korea. By staying in Chicago, the company hopes to underline its desire to remain an independent, family-owned and operated business – a legacy for their children and a way to remain a proud representative of what it means to be “made in Chicago.”

Justine Pretorius is with Mechanical24 and ice Solutions24, a new division for the company which leases ice machines to commercial and institutional food businesses. This company has taken service to a new level by carefully tracking repair and maintenance histories on the equipment they service, so that owners can better determine when it is time to replace units which are no longer cost effective to maintain. This approach is proving to save their customers money and help avoid downtime. You can see the Mechanical24 ad on page 28 of this issue. Brett lemajeur is the founder and owner of SuperClean, a small, family owned and operated business offering chemicals and cleaning supplies. Brett is trusted by his customers to provide the very best in personalized service and value pricing. Brett says that in his decades of serving Chicagoland’s food industry he has retained many of his more successful customers who enjoy having a supplier they can count on. You can find SuperClean listed in our Buyers Directories under Cleaning Products. Jimmy nakos and Andy Catemis are with Chef’s Quality Meats, a meat supplier to Chicagoland’s food industry. Jimmy is the second generation owner of the company which has built the reputation of offering personalized service with highly competitive prices. Jimmy tells me that new accounts often come for the excellent pricing but they stay for the quality, freshness and the service. Each day his trucks crisscross the local market serving local independents and chains with fresh meats and other items, including their signature hamburger patties which have been served at the last 10 Shmoozefest events. Bill Martinelli and rick Breeden are with natalie’s Juices, the leader in fresh squeezed juices sold to foodservice and retail channels. Natalie’s has a state of the art juicing plant located near the rich fields of Florida where their juices are fresh squeezed and rushed to market. With the demand for fresh juice on the rise, many foodservice operators are turning to Natalie’s because of labor issues. In addition to solving the labor problem, Natalie’s juices are far more consistent than house made juices because of their relationships with farmers and the consistent supply of crops they purchase. Ask your distributor for samples of Natalie’s Juices. Paul and Stephanie Wojcik operate Paul Wojcik & Associates, inc., a local Manufacturers Representitive firm bridging the gap in helping manufacturers to work closely with equipment and supply dealers. Their firm represents such fine lines as Vitro Seating Products, Revent Ovens and Grindmaster. The firm’s 30+ years of experience enables them to help dealers and end users to connect with the right equipment to best service their needs.

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When you first started the job, the orientation probably included a description of the visible, mechanical parts of your responsibilities. But you know now that there’s more to a job than meets the eye. At first, no one told you about the attitudes and behaviors that would help you get ahead. You might be at a loss as to why some people move up quickly while others lag behind. Movers and shakers realize there’s an entire set of unspoken performance expectations placed on every employee. It’s crucial to have the boss on your side if you plan to get ahead. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Here are some clues as to what expectations didn’t make it into the employee handbook. Bosses set time constraints. You can safely assume that your boss wants timely results, even if others don’t seem to care. The boss may not comment on tardiness, but don’t assume that makes it okay. Punctuality never hurts your image, but it can help. If you stay late, see how your manager reacts. Some value workers who come in early or stay late. Others think it’s an indication that workers aren’t competent enough to complete work during the workday. How does your boss feel? You’re smart to bring your dedication and concerns to his or her attention. If you don’t get a positive response, you may want to try a different strategy. Give results. Avoid excuses because most bosses don’t want to hear why work doesn’t get done. They want to see that it does get done. If you see a snag coming, notify the boss before you miss the deadline. He or she might provide some help. Weigh perfection against total performance. To some superiors, getting a job done well and on time is more important than doing it “perfectly.” Some people get so caught up in perfection that they lose sight of the big picture. For instance, a memo may contain one slightly noticeable error. You may not have to redo the entire thing. Perfect performance can prevent you from carrying your load. Exceed expectations. If you only do what you’re assigned, this sets you on par with everyone else. Managers notice who takes on those extras—especially at promotion time. Anticipate problems. Troubleshooters are invaluable to any organization. Get the facts. When others’ input is warranted, explore all options. A little foresight will make you a genius in the boss’s eyes. Study the organization. What are other successful coworkers doing to advance themselves? What were last year’s victories and failures? How do you fit into your company’s overall plans? Answers to these will help you set and prioritize your personal and professional goals. Don’t assume others share your thoughts. We all operate on our own sets of premises, standards, and rules. Don’t expect others to act as you would. An assumption that your boss or coworker is just like you could be deadly. Accept and explore the similarities—and the differences. –From 9 To 5

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The James Beard Foundation announced the five recipients of its 2017 America’s Classics award. They are: Bertha’s Kitchen (2332 Meeting Street Road, Charleston, SC; Owners: Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney and Sharon Coakley) Vibrant family portraits by Charleston muralist Charles DeSaussure line the walls. Today, her daughters Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney, and Sharon Coakley serve fried whiting, fried pork chops, red rice, prioleau rice, stewed chicken neck with gizzards and lima beans. Regulars queue the cafeteria line before eleven each morning. Construction workers exit with foam clamshells of Gullah excellence. Okra soup, a dark garlicky stew, thick with tomatoes, and clods of pork in a richly aromatic broth, is worth the trip alone. Gioia’s Deli (1934 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO; Owner: Alex Donley) For a century, Gioia’s has been a fixture of the Hill, the neighborhood that is the heart of St. Louis’ Italian-American community. First it served the community as a grocery store, run by Marcallo, Italy, native Challie Gioia. Since Cathy Donley bought it in 1980, the building, built from brick and wood from the 1904 World’s Fair, has functioned as a lunch restaurant. Through it all, the recipe for Gioia’s signature hot salami hasn’t changed. The salami is hot as in temperature, not as in spice. That said, the (mostly) secret blend of pork-head meat, beef and seasonings packs a peppery bite. It’s a fresh, boiled sausage, with a texture like coarse pâté and a flavor that is porky, earthy, a little funky. Topped with the city’s beloved cheese, Provel, it’s a dish that has traveled from Italian to Italian-American to thoroughly St. Louisan. La Taqueria (2889 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA; Owner: Miguel Jara) Through the years, La Taqueria has stood out as a standard-bearer, and a barometer upon which to argue over other burritos. Jara is from villa Guerrero, Jalisco and grew up in Tijuana. The burritos he serves are not of any specific region of Mexico. At his counter-service restaurant, filled with simple wooden tables, Jara rejects the beans-and-rice approach, doubles down on the meat, and griddles his burritos golden-brown. Discussions about the merits and culture of the burrito form

always, at some point, lead to La Taqueria, where the line to eat gets more and more absurd as time goes by, but the quality stays high. Sahadi’s (187 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; Owners: Christina Sahadi Whelan and Ron Sahadi) Atlantic Avenue, between the waterfront and the terminal is Brooklyn’s fertile crescent, a cluster of Middle Eastern restaurants, groceries, bakeries and sundry shops. Sahadi’s, at the heart of this micro-neighborhood, has a New York root system that dates to the late 19th century, when Abrahim Sahadi first set up shop in downtown Manhattan. Charlie Sahadi and his brother Bob Sahadi, direct descendants of Abraham, ran the business for more than 50 years with help from Charlie’s wife Audrey before handing the reigns to Charlie’s daughter Christine Whelan and son Ron Sahadi in 2016. Today, Sahadi’s is a bulk bin wonderland, packed with locals scooping through glass jars of amaranth, pistachios, dried figs, spices, and roasted coffee, or loading their carts with pantry goods like pomegranate molasses and Middle Eastern cheeses. It all comes together in the deli, where the family stocks multiple varieties of rich, tangy labneh, vats of creamy hummus and delicious seasonal salads as well as stocking the bakery with flaky borekas and baklava, harissa-drenched lavash and Middle Eastern breads. Schultz’s Crab House (1732 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, MD) is a quintessential Maryland crab house, opened in 1950 as a cafe and lounge, run by Mildred and William Schultz. Karen and Bob McKinney took over in 1969. Their children, led by son Steve McKinney, still operate the restaurant. Schultz’s resides in Essex, Maryland, a community flanked by estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. An easy ten-mile drive from downtown Baltimore, the woodpaneled, nautical-themed dining room, where white butcher paper covers every table, sets the scene for a timeless seafood spread. In summer and fall, when Maryland crabs are at their finest, devoted regulars feast on locally caught swimmers plump with sweet meat and zinged with a house blend of spices. Winners will be honored at the 27th annual Gala on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Organizational psychologists claim that everyone needs privacy to some extent to ensure efficiency and productivity. In many of today’s workplaces, however, privacy may be at a premium, especially if you are in the open all day. The clacking of equipment, ringing phones, and loud talking all provide their share of distraction. While these may be “legitimate,” routine interruptions, they can slow us down. Experts state that we can take certain steps in the workplace to retain a degree of privacy. Here are suggestions to get the peace to concentrate on your work. Work earlier or stay later. The minutes before and after the official workday are the quiet times in most workplaces. Take advantage of them. Working during these times once or twice a week will provide “catch-up” time to finish assignments without interruption. You’ll be amazed at the productivity this affords. Keep a pen in your hand when someone talks to you. This sends a signal that you’re in the middle of a task and that you’re eager to return to it. This subtle nonverbal cue can release you from office conversation without seeming rude. Stand when you speak to others. If someone enters your space, a standing position limits the conversation to the immediate subject because it is not conducive to idle chat. If the person still won’t leave, you’ve prepared yourself for a temporary escape by stating that you have an immediate as-

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Black Kassel Expands Brand in the US The Black Kassel brand of deli meats is expanding its reach in the U.S., with new products and packaging. The Black Kassel brand, produced by Piller’s Fine Foods, uses old-world techniques and recipes, and includes salamis available at the Deli counter, specialty items, and pre-packaged sliced meats. Black Kassel products are rich in protein and are allergen free (free of all major allergens including milk, eggs, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans). Black Kassel is particularly well known for its signature shapes, including Old Forest Salami and Picante Salami (flower shapes), Mustard Seed Salami (square) and D’Amour Salami (heart shape), which look especially pleasing on charcuterie platters. The brand is available at the deli counters at major grocery stores across the United States including Central Markets, select HEB stores, Bristol Farms, United Supermarkets and Giant Eagle. For more information, visit www.blackkassel.com.

Blues is Chicago’s most famous global cultural export. Last year, the Rolling Stones released one of their best-received albums, covers of songs by artists including Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf—the Mount Rushmore of postwar Chicago blues. Ironically, many Chicagoans have never visited blues venues or know the music as well as fans everywhere throughout the world planet do!

According to Jeff Kiesel, CEO, Restaurant Technologies on fastcasual.com, the year 2016 was when policy took the driver’s seat in the restaurant industry, and it will continue to play out again this year. Virtually every other headline highlighted the concerns of minimum wage, overtime pay, food safety and food waste. In fact, many states implemented minimum-wage increases even though federal overtime regulations have been placed on hold. Aside from the cost increases in paying employees, the industry was also faced with hefty food-safety protocols. In addition, right in the spotlight was the estimated average annual food waste amounting to 30 to 40 percent of the total food supply. While these issues don’t come with a silver-bullet solution, they can be managed with technology initiatives during the year of the modern kitchen. Online scheduling platforms linked to known busy and quiet time frames can greatly help manage BOH staff and reduce unnecessary overtime hours and pay. Additionally, automated technologies and equipment in the BOH designed to eliminate manual labor enable staff to more efficiently spend their time on the clock. This year, restaurants will need to keep closer tabs on their food supply chain and safety management to avoid costly recalls projected to increase. Like many new year’s declarations, we hope for the best but often fail to fully implement them. By monitoring labor costs, operationalizing data, and managing regulations and policies in the BOH, fast-casual operations will be better equipped to see a more streamlined, organized and modern operation to support staff, attract customers and allow for evolvement in the market. It’s time to commit to the year of the smarter kitchen, for the inability to modernize your business could be its ultimate demise. – Adapted from fastcasual.com

Chefs Profile: We’re Looking For Your Story!

Each month, Food Industry News recognizes chefs who want to share their stories. Want to feature yourself or know a worthy chef with a good story or two? We’re listening. Please visit our website, www.foodindustrynews.com, and simply follow the online CHEF PROFILE form and attach a photo. You may fill it out online or print it out and mail to us at: 1440 Renaissance Drive, Suite 210, Park Ridge, IL 60068. We look forward to helping you promote your accomplishments, jokes, favorite dishes and your operation!

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A new restaurant model that depends entirely on delivery is gaining popularity with consumers who crave convenience and restaurateurs looking to cut down on costs. Some of these “ghost” restaurants collaborate with delivery services such as Seamless/ Grubhub, while others employ their own inhouse delivery teams.

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The 2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has confirmed a special keynote session with the industry’s leading tastemaker and president of Agave Loco Brands, Tom Maas, on Monday, March 27 at 12:45 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 7th Annual Southern Michigan Beer Festival will be going on March 11th at the American 1 Event Center and will be welcoming sponsors Grand River Brewery and Experience Jackson. Eggland’s Best eggs have been honored by Men’s Health for their superior quality, freshness, nutrition and taste. Eat Week La Crosse, WI will be Mar. 5-12th in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Downtown Main Street and Explore LaCrosse have partnered together for the 3rd annual Eat Week La Crosse. Get a flavor for La Crosse by sampling the city’s top cafes, bistros, steakhouses and ethnic eateries. Hyatt Hotels Corporation will introduce a new global loyalty program “World of Hyatt” arriving March 2017. World of Hyatt will offer a new platform to deepen the understanding of guests, deliver meaningful benefits and inspire empathy. International Pizza Expo will be held in Las Vegas from Mar.27-30th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nightclub Bar Trade Show will be held at Exhibit Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center March 28-29th, 2017. The Loop at Forest Dunes, a premier international golf destination in northern Michigan, earns best new course honors from Golf Digest and golf Magazine. MB Financial Park at Rosemont is thrilled to host its first-ever Restaurant Week, March

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On February 7, Moe’s Southwest Grills across America celebrated the lives of some of the most influential musicians of all time by honoring members of the 27 Club, a group of popular musicians who passed away at the far too early age of 27. Moe’s connection to music, entertainment and art runs deep within the brands roots – Moe’s literally stands for Musicians, Outlaws, and Entertainers, its founders inspired by pioneers who pushed the envelope on creativity. In Atlanta, local street artist Killamari created a mural painting, drawing inspiration from members of the 27 Club and Moe’s approach to food, flavor, and customer experience. 27 highquality prints will be created of the artwork, and given away through social media to fans. Locally, find Moe’s Southwest Grill in Skokie, Chicago and Hoffman Estates.

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Should shoppers pay more for fresh, top-quality groceries or opt for low prices and no-name brands? Now, discount grocery chains aim to deliver both quality and value. Look for bargains on fresh produce, organics and healthier foods free from artificial ingredients- goods previously seen as reserved for high spenders-—at a growing number of discounters, including Aldi, the soon-to-be-opened U.S. branch of Germany’s Lidl chain and Whole Foods’ budget offshoot, 365 by Whole Foods Market. Aldi, which plans to have nearly 2,000 U.S. stores by 2018, undercuts ordinary supermarket prices by 35% to 40%. The trade-off for a discounter’s low prices is typically smaller stores and fewer employees to help out. If you covet Kellogg’s cereal or Chobani yogurt, you may be out of luck; many products will be the store’s brand. (The quality of privatelabel foods is generally similar to national brands; they may be produced by the same manufacturers.) You’ll find staples, but a limited variety of each. Lidl plans to open locations along the East Coast by 2018. It will have larger stores than discount competitors, will likely offer a mix of national and private brands, and it could start a price war. –Excerpted from Kiplinger’s

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Drones have been a hot topic in the news for some time. Depending on what you’ve read, they’re devastatingly effective weapons of war, the next big threat to personal privacy, a revolutionary leap in video technology, or hazardous toys capable of chopping your fingers off. To be fair, there’s a measure of truth to all those statements. But you might be surprised to learn that drones will soon affect our everyday lives in a host of useful ways. People are already using them to deliver fast food to hungry teens in Virginia, improve the productivity of Midwestern farms, and even protect rhinos and elephants in Africa from poachers. In the next year, almost 2.3 million of the unmanned aircraft will be sold, according to market analysis firm Skylogic Research. And the vast majority will be the multi rotor models embraced by apple farmers, wedding photographers, and search-and-rescue workers. Here are a few industries that will utilize drones in 2017-2018: Package Delivery In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said about 86 percent of the orders the online retailer ships weigh less than 5 pounds. That’s lightweight enough to be delivered by drone. And it’s happening right now. Agriculture With special software, a farmer could spot crops beset by diseases, weeds, and flooding while there’s still time to save them. And they

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maker Zipline signed a deal with the government of Rwanda last February to shuttle supplies to remote areas on demand. Safety Inspections Drones are exceedingly effective at finding structural flaws, not only because they can quickly and efficiently take high resolution images and laser scans but also because they can get up close in treacherous spaces. Insurance When damage is hard to spot from the ground, insurance firms now hire independent drone operators to access rooftops and sites that now turn around claims more John Graham of GrahamComm is a marketing and sales strategy consultant and business writer. He is the creator of “Magnet Marketing,” and publishes a quickly and accurately. free monthly eBulletin, “No Nonsense Marketing & Sales Ideas.” Contact him at –Excerpted from Consumer Reports

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Did You Know This About Watches?

You probably have a device on you wrist that gives you time, connectivity to home, news and your blood pressure. The evolution of the personal timepiece was a marvel that used five century old mechanical skill and, 420 years later helped to win a World War. The portable clock was invented by Peter Henlein in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1500. Actually, what Henlein, a locksmith, invented was the mainspring, a mechanism that could be wound with a key. As the spring unwound, it produced a source of power that could drive a wheel. Henlein’s watch was so heavy that it had to be strapped to a belt. It had only an hour hand, but by 1560 there were quarter-hour hands; by

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1670, the minute hand was added. During the Industrial Revolution, however, all that changed. The watch had become an affordable and practical engineering marvel. During the Industrial Revolution, it was the first mass-produced item of a highly technical nature that a worker could actually own and enjoy. The wrist watch came along during World War One. Doughboys synchronized their watches for military maneuvers, and when Johnny came marching home there was a watch strapped snugly to his wrist. Soon such firms as Bulova, Cartier, and Rolex (in Europe) and Gruen, Hamilton, and Elgin (in the United States) were designing small, tailored timepieces for discerning wrists. Personal calculator giant Casio brought digital timepieces to the mass market in the 1970s.

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Dramatize... And Sell!

When you dramatize your product your presentation is like a breath of fresh air to the prospect. You stand out against the horizon of numerous, uninteresting salespeople who preceded you. You make it easy for the buyer to concentrate on you and your proposition. You help your prospect understand because visual support material, combined with a well planned sales talk, will more than double retention. How do you dramatize? It takes much planning and preparation—and superb execution. Here is an effective pattern to follow for dramatizing: 1. List the key features of the product you intend to present. 2. List the benefits the good features will provide. 3. Develop selling sentences that will describe the benefits to be enjoyed by the use of the good features. 4. Concentrate on the physical action of those good features. Practice the actual handling and/or operation of those features. 5. Synchronize your delivery of selling sentences with your physical movements-as you handle and explain the use of the features. 6. Practice before a mirror and recorder. Practice until you get it perfect. Your laptop or cell phone’s camera options can make you a better speaker if you replay your pitch and polish your presentation. Some products are easier to dramatize than others. For example, a salesperson selling equipment can dramatize the keys that a prospect wants: speed, ease of operating, and profitability. He or she remembers that it is not the machine that’s being sold—it is the improvements on needs that the prospect is looking for. The salesperson dramatizes those features and benefits that are of most interest to the prospective buyer. It is more difficult to dramatize services or other propositions in which no physical devices can be demonstrated. Here it will take charts, documentation and easy to absorb facts. A smart business card/ flashcard that contains a USB portfolio or presentation delivers information as well as multiple ways to reconnect with you. Your imagination, and concern for the harassed prospect, will guide you to the most effective dramatization. Help your prospect understand, and he will respond with a faster and favorable decision.

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Workplace Grapevines Can Offer Rich Harvest

Workplace grapevines are a fact of life. Smart workers don’t contribute actively to workplace gossip via the grapevine, but they know that it can be a rich source of information. Every company has at least one grapevine-and maybe even more. But workplace grapevines can be positive forces when used correctly. Here’s some advice from the experts on how to use the workplace grapevine to your best advantage. 1. Admit that a grapevine exists. It’s there no matter how much you might think the contrary. You’re at a distinct disadvantage to be hanging on a distant limb. Be selective about information you offer. As you know, some information is not appropriate for all ears. Confidentiality figures into many jobs. If you’re unsure of the confidentiality of a piece of news, keep mum. The source of news on the grapevine is easy to trace. 2. Never say anything you don’t want repeated. Even a casual statement can grow out of proportion when passed along. And you might hurt someone, too. However, say everything you do want repeated. This can work to your advantage if you have a bright idea. However, document your ideas before releasing them to the grapevine—or they become ripe for theft by someone else. 3. Commit complex information to paper. Written communication is the best bet ‘for complicated messages. Grapevines are notoriously detail-resistant. And people tend to distort or change things they can’t remember. 4. Withhold personal criticism from the grapevine. No doubt you will hear about others’ personal digs on the grapevine. Rise above that. You can be sure that any critical comments you make will reach the target of your criticism. It’s a sure way to breed an office enemy—especially if the criticism becomes exaggerated along the way. 5. Go on record. If you have a stance or an opinion that you want to make public, the fastest way to achieve this is through the grapevine. But don’t state something that you wouldn’t say to anyone face-toface. Be absolutely sure of your stance because it will be hard to change once it passes through the channels. 6. Some news is time-sensitive. When news is good, most people want to know about it fast. If you or the boss needs to disseminate a small piece of information quickly, the grapevine works faster than any memo or other formal channel. However, the grapevine should never be used as a way to announce company or departmental policy. That should be committed to paper to avoid any misinterpretation. 7. Keep your ears open. Listen for information you hear on the grapevine. Most tidbits passed by word of mouth usually have some elements of truth. Pinpoint the most reliable sources in case you need to verily what you hear. –From 9 to 5 (Excerpted)

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Remember those old movies with smiling starlets who tap danced their way to fame? The cynics among you probably thought, “She’s smiling for the camera and hating every minute of it.” Not so, say the experts. Exercise makes you feel better. Other benefits include: weight loss, greater stamina, strengthened muscles, and more efficient lung and heart functioning. In an extensive Gallup Poll among both men and women who exercise regularly, some interesting statistics emerged: n 57 percent of the women and 52 percent of the men reported less stress on the job. Exercisers said they’re better able to handle heavy workloads and stressful situations with co-workers. n Those who exercise more than three times a week consistently reported less stress than the occasional exercisers. The more time devoted to physical conditioning, the less stress suffered. n The majority of those surveyed noticed improved sleeping patterns. Exercisers talked about ”falling asleep easily” and “sleeping like a rock until morning.” n 37 percent of the respondents noticed an upswing in creativity. As one woman put it, “Since I started aerobics class, I’m able to think of new ways of coping with difficult jobs.”

Bad Etiquette Exposed in Survey What are the worst breaches of job protocol? To find out, Robert Half International, a consulting from in San Francisco, recently conducted a survey of top executives and personnel chiefs. Receiving the “worst etiquette” rating were: n Criticizing a worker in front of others: 45 percent. n Not allowing others to express their opinions: 28 percent. n Off-color jokes and other misguided attempts at humor: 15 percent. n Being late for appointments: 6 percent.

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The Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) elected Jim Kallas as Chairman of the Board at its annual board meeting held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Kallas previously served as First Vice Chairman, and replaces outgoing Chairman Dan Costello of Home Run Inn Restaurant Group. He is the Division President, Central States at Eurest, a leading foodservice management company. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the keynote speaker, emphasizing the foodservice industry’s crucial role in strengthening Chicago’s workforce and aiding in meeting the city’s tourism goals. The IRA also named its annual award recipients in three categories: Restaurateur of the Year, Vendor of the Year and Sara Rowe ProStart® Company of the Year. Kallas is a Chicago native who has worked in the industry since he was a teenager. He attended Washburne Culinary Institute, where the chef instructors were instrumental in shaping his love for the industry. Kallas has been a part of Compass Group for 27 years, and has served as a Division President in the business dining sector for the past 15 years. The company has grown significantly with over 240,000 associates in North America alone creating new opportunities for innovation and providing food and beverage services for some of the most respected and successful corporations in the world.

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standards related to kitchen exhaust cleaning, inspection and maintenance procedures. Rosenau joined Society Insurance in 2009 and served as risk control manager prior to being promoted to director in December 2016. Rosenau is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and holds an MBA from Seattle Pacific University in addition to two degrees from Eastern Kentucky University – a Master’s of Science in Loss Prevention and Safety, and a Bachelor’s degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology. Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Society Insurance has been a leading niche insurance carrier since 1915.

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Four Motivation Essentials 1: If you allow indecision to actually get in the way of your decision, it’s going to be your ultimate downfall. Make a decision, move on it and see if it’s good. 2: Never start with a partner. Always start on your own. 3: Keep that extra hunger alive; that definitely helps define who you are and how you run our business. 4: Use referrals. Referrals may seem old-school, but Nielsen’s 2015 Global Trust in Advertising study found that 83 percent of consumers take action—investigate a brand or buy something—on recommendations from people they know.

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UW-Fond du Lac to present Excellence Award to Rick Parks, March 30

Rick Parks, President and CEO of Society Insurance, will receive UW-Fond du Lac’s 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award. Parks will be recognized at the university’s annual dinner auction, Corks & Forks on March 30th. “Rick’s exceptional commitment of support is evident in his personal and professional support of education,” said Rhonda Stucky, UW-Fond du Lac Foundation executive director. “Through Rick’s leadership, Society Insurance has generously provided the Society Insurance Charitable Scholarship, which has inspired and enabled students to strive for academic success. Rick’s extensive community involvement includes the American Red Cross, the FDL Area Women’s Fund, the FDL Area Association of Commerce, and Rotary.” Corks & Forks has awarded more than $38,000 in scholarships to students for the 2016-17 academic year. The evening includes a four-course meal and will feature Spanish tapas-style cuisine paired with select wines this year. Individual reservations are $75 per person. Tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Advance reservations and payment are needed by March 16. Additional information is online at www.fdl.uwc.edu/corksandforks or call (920) 929-1335.

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The Art of Vodka

Van Gogh Vodka produces some of the finest vodka available. Incredibly smooth and exquisitely flavored, the vodkas are crafted by third generation Master Distiller Tim Vos into works of liquid art. Animating the brand’s connection to art and paying homage to its namesake, Van Gogh’s new design ensures the outside of the bottle suitably expresses the greatness found inside. The result – a collection of 16 masterpieces. “Van Gogh Vodka’s new eye-catching packaging is inspired by iconic works of Vincent Van Gogh,” said

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Vodka’s triple wheat base is an example where the sum is greater than the parts—the taste is nuanced and the smoothness is unparalleled. Van Gogh Vodka’s new design clearly indicates the quality of the awardwinning portfolio, all of which are distilled in small batches at the Distillery Cooymans International in Tilburg, NetherNorman Bonchick, Chairman & CEO of 375 Park Ave- lands. nue Spirits, importer of Van Gogh Vodka. “With this redesign, every drop of our award-winning spirit is now part of a finely crafted masterpiece.” Sunday, March 12 Known as a pioneer in the flavored vodka space, Get ready to lose Van Gogh plans to focus on its unflavored 80-proof vodka with the re-launch. One of the first to introan hour; duce terroir-specific vodka in 2009, the flagship Van it’s daylight Gogh Vodka is crafted from a blend of wheat from saving time France, Germany, and the Netherlands—each which again. provides distinct flavor characteristics, a result of local terroir and climate. When combined, Van Gogh

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Under the Influence Tens of thousands of social media influencers—people who develop followings in the thousands and are open to endorsing a product or service—are being hyped as the newest micro media channel. According to social media nalytics firm Captiv8, companies are shelling out an estimated $255 million per month for influencersponsored posts on Instagram alone. When it comes to cost, influencers’ fees typically correspond with the scale of their following. On average, per post, those with 50,000 to 500,000 followers charge $2,500 for YouTube, $1,000 for Instagram or Snapchat, and $400 for Twitter, according to Captiv8. 70 percent of consumers say hey would rather learn about a new product through content, such as an influencer post, than through a traditional ad. –INC.

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The Illinois Restaurant Association applauded its annual award recipients in three esteemed categories: Restaurateur of the Year was awarded to Ivan Matsunaga, President of Madi Ty, Inc., a certified Minority Business Enterprise corporation that owns and operates Connie’s Pizza restaurants in Chicago. The long-standing, familyowned pizzeria has served iconic Chicago-style pizza for more than 50 years. Matsunaga was the Chairman of the Board for the IRA in 2006, he served on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and he is a member of their Nominating Committee. He is also a leader on the NRA’s Pizzeria Industry Council. Vendor of the Year, which recognizes IRA members for their outstanding commitment and customer service to the hospitality industry, was awarded to two deserving organizations this year: Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution and PepsiCo Foodservice. The awards were accepted by Mike Carroll and Tim McGrail, respectively. For years, Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been fighting to stop legislators from targeting the restaurant industry and its products for taxation. Carroll and McGrail recognize the direct and indirect effects legislation has on their companies and the clients they serve, and were very active this year fighting beverage taxes at the local and state level. Sara Rowe ProStart® Company of the Year was awarded to Savor…Chicago a leader in convention center catering, concessions and special events, that manages McCormick Place foodservice operations. Savor… is a major partner of ProStart®, a national school-to-careers program that prepares high school students for employment in foodservice and hospitality management. ProStart® in Illinois is administered by the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to over 4,000 students at 62 schools. Vice President of Culinary Douglas Bradley accepted the award.

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Food Industry News® March 2017 ACCOUNTANTS

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ACCOUNTING FIRMS

Parhas & Associates ....................... Page 15 .. 708-430-4545

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ADVERTISING

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

AIR CONDITIONING-SYSTEMS CLEANING

Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

AIR FILTERS-SALES & SERVICE

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287

Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

ARCHITECTS

Dearborn Architects ......................................... 312-939-3838 Sarfatty Associates .......................................... 847-920-1100

ASIAN FOOD PRODUCTS

BAR SUPPLIES

CHEESECAKES

Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808

Eli’s Cheesecakes........................... Page 29 .. 773-736-3417

Alfa Restaurant Supply .................................... 773-588-6688

CHICKEN-PROGRAMS

Kool Technologies ........................... Page 30 .. 630-483-2256

CHILI

Ken’s Foods .................................... Page 47 .. 800-633-5800

Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ................... 773-278-7800

BATCH FREEZERS BBQ SAUCE BEEF

New S B L Inc .................................................. 773-376-8280

BEVERAGE DISPENSING-EQUIPMENT

United Fast Food & Beverage.......................... 847-928-0026

BEVERAGES

Lifestyle Beverages.......................................... 630-941-7000

BLOODY MARY GARNISHES

Belmont Sausage Company ........... Page 21 .. 847-357-1515

BOOTHS

Chicago Booth ................................ Page 11 ... 773-378-8400

Meirtran ATM................................... Page 43 .. 800-382-5737

ATTORNEYS

Dregerlaw.........................................................312-322-0955

Scharf Banks Marmor ...................................... 312-662-4897 Tabahi Law ....................................................... 847-260-8182

AUCTIONEERS

Bob King Auctions ........................... Page 14 .. 847-363-2268

AWNINGS & CANOPYS

Chesterfield Awnings ...................... Page 44 .. 312-666-0400

Universal Awnings & Signs .............................. 773-887-3935

BAGS-ALL TYPES

Bulldog Packing ............................................... 630-458-1152

BAKERS-WHOLESALE

Eli’s Cheesecakes........................... Page 29 .. 773-736-3417

Gerhard’s European Desserts ........ Page 06 .. 847-234-0023 Gonnella Baking Co ........................ Page 17 .. 312-733-2020

Gonnella Baking Co ........................ Page 17 .. 312-733-2020 BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

Fontanini ..........................................................708-485-4800

BREAKFAST-FOODS

Menza Foods .................................. Page 39 .. 630-230-0332

BUTTER-CLARIFIED

Danish Maid Butter Co .................... Page 04 .. 773-731-8787 Grassland Dairy Products ................................ 715-267-7767

BUTTER-NON-GMO

Grassland Dairy Products ................................ 715-267-7767

BUTTER-ORGANIC

Grassland Dairy Products ................................ 715-267-7767

BUTTER-PREPORTIONED-WHIPPED

Danish Maid Butter Co .................... Page 04 .. 773-731-8787

CABLE TV-SALES & INSTALLATION

All Sports Direct ............................................... 630-918-3000

CALAMARI

Fisherman’s Pride ........................... Page 23 .. 800-543-2110

CANNOLI & CANNOLI PRODUCTS

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............. Page 32 .. 708-547-5969

CASH & CARRY OUTLETS

JR Dessert Bakery ........................................... 773-465-6733

CASH & CARRY WHOLESALERS

Labriola Baking Company .................................708-371-1119

CASH REGISTERS & SUPPLIES

Silverland Bakery ............................................. 708-488-0800

CATERING-VEHICLES

Leach Food Equipment Dist............ Page 32 .. 815-712-7707

CCTV SYSTEMS

Julius Meinl Coffee N Tea ................................ 773-954-7571

Milano Baking Company ................................ 800-495-BUNS BAKERY EQUIPMENT BAKERY-PRODUCTS

Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500

BAKLAVA

Libanais Sweets ............................................... 847-329-5060

BANNERS

Universal Awnings & Signs .............................. 773-887-3935

BANNERS & POSTERS

Accurate Printing.............................................. 708-824-0058

GFS Marketplace ............................................. 800-968-6525 Costco Business Center .................................. 708-552-9017 Schmaus Cash Register & POS ...................... 847-675-6066 DCI Central ..................................... Page 13 .. 800-468-7478 Chicago Cardinal Communication ................... 708-424-1446

CELLULAR EQUIPMENT & SERVICE

Air Corp Wireless ............................ Page 04 .. 630-514-9333

CENTER OF THE PLATE ITEMS (COP)

US Foods .........................................................800-323-1004

CHAIR REFINISHING

Farmer Brothers Coffee ................................... 312-437-1818 COFFEE & TEAS

Julius Meinl Coffee N Tea ................................ 773-954-7571

Enviromatic Corp of America .......... Page 06 .. 800-325-8476 Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Black Diamond Plumbing & Mech.................... 866-855-2932 Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

ELECTRICAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

BAR STOOLS

Richardson Seating-Fse Division .... Page 48 .. 312-829-4040

Petritis Group Inc IL Lic 117001002 ................. 847-705-6619

Chicago Booth ................................ Page 11 ... 773-378-8400

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Waco Manufacturing ........................................ 312-733-0054

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 Black Diamond Plumbing & Mech.................... 866-855-2932 Century Energy Solutions ............... Page 44 .. 630-817-3164

TopshelfDS...................................... Page 16 .. 770-883-7441

Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

ESPRESSO COFFEE EQUIPMENT

Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

ETHNIC FOODS

COFFEE HOUSE PRODUCTS COFFEE ROASTERS

Tec Foods Inc.................................. Page 08 .. 773-638-5310 Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

United Fast Food & Beverage.......................... 847-928-0026 Kikkoman Sales USA ....................................... 630-954-1244

FAUCETS

Faucet Shoppe The ........................ Page 14 .. 773-478-3890

Tugboat Coffee ................................................ 630-390-6613

FILM-CUSTOM PRINTED

Julius Meinl Coffee N Tea ................................ 773-954-7571

FILTERS-EXHAUST SYSTEMS

COFFEE-GOURMET & SPECIALTY

Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

COFFEE-ICED & COLD BREWED

Prairie State Group .......................................... 847-801-3100

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

FIRE ALARM REPAIR & TESTING

Perishable Distribution Solutions ..................... 888-491-1641

FIRE SUPRESSION SYSTEMS

COLD STORAGE

COLD STORAGE-PORTABLE

Portable Cold Storage..................... Page 32 .. 800-535-2445

COMBI-STEAMERS

Rational USA....................................................888-320-7274

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES

Walter Daniels Construction............ Page 16 .. 773-775-0170

CONSULTING & DESIGN

A D E Foodservice Equipment ......................... 630-628-0811

CONTRACT LABOR SERVICES

Atlas Employment Services ............ Page 41 .. 847-671-1557

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ................... 773-278-7800

CORNED BEEF HASH

Menza Foods .................................. Page 39 .. 630-230-0332

CORNED BEEF-FRESH

Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800 EX-Cel Corned Beef ........................................ 312-666-2535

CORPORATE GIFTS

Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800

DAIRY-PRODUCTS

Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500

DESSERTS

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SuperClean ...................................................... 847-361-0289

Restaurant Chair Repair .................................. 630-424-0424

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Waco Manufacturing ........................................ 312-733-0054

CLEANING PRODUCTS

DELIVERY-VEHICLES

CHAIR/BARSTOOL REPAIRS

Richardson Seating-Fse Division .... Page 48 .. 312-829-4040

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

Wehrli Woodworks .......................... Page 13 .. 630-357-9663

BAR SNACKS

Belmont Sausage Company ........... Page 21 .. 847-357-1515

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

Jeff Goworowski............................................... 773-851-7833

DUCT CLEANING

ERP SOFTWARE-FOR DISTRIBUTORS

IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ........ Page 14 .. 773-934-1625 Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............. Page 32 .. 708-547-5969

Pacific Cigar Company ................... Page 46 .. 630-972-1189

Cintas Corporation ........................................... 630-543-3666

DISTRIBUTOR SALES REPS

Royal Cup Coffee............................ Page 13 .. 630-254-3365

IL Mulino di Valenzano Bakery ........ Page 14 .. 773-934-1625

American Culinary Federation ........ Page 41 .. 800-624-9458

Mellos Snacks .................................................. 312-550-1911

CIGARS

Lee’s Foodservice ........................... Page 04 .. 800-728-1102

Chicago Booth ................................ Page 11 ... 773-378-8400

Illinois Restaurant Association ........ Page 12 .. 312-787-4000

ATM MACHINES

Dessert Concepts ............................................ 773-640-4727

CHOCOLATES-BULK

All Sports Direct ............................................... 630-918-3000

DISHWASHER-LEASING & RENTAL

ENERGY BROKER

BREAD & ROLLS

Illinois Dept of Agriculture ................................ 217-782-5809

CHOCOLATES

BKS Enterprises................................................847-352-1118

DIRECTV

Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

Chefs and Culinary Professionals ... Page 41 872-256-CHEF

ASSOCIATIONS & TRADES

Captain Ken’s Foods....................... Page 12 .. 800-510-3811

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

DIRECT TV

COFFEE

BOOTHS-UPHOLSTERERS

GARC.............................................. Page 07 .. 847-824-6941

FSI/Foodservice Solutions ............................... 847-719-6088

DIRECT MAIL PROGRAMS

Waco Manufacturing ........................................ 312-733-0054

Kikkoman Sales USA ....................................... 630-954-1244

ASSOCIATIONS

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Valley Fire Protection ....................................... 630-761-3168

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Fox Valley Fire & Safety................................... 847-695-5990 Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip ....................... 800-373-9714

FIRE-EXTINGUISHERS

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Henrichsen Fire & Safety Equip ....................... 800-373-9714

FIRST AID-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Affirmed Medical Service ................................. 847-322-9185

FISH

ChiTown Fish & Seafood................. Page 21 .. 800-574-7748

FLATBREADS

Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

Prairie State Group .......................................... 847-801-3100

FOOD BROKERS

Quality Food Brokers ....................................... 847-797-1006 UJ Marketing .................................................... 847-668-9068

FOOD DISTRIBUTORS

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070 Tec Foods Inc.................................. Page 08 .. 773-638-5310 Alfa Restaurant Supply .................................... 773-588-6688

Anichini Brothers .............................................. 312-644-8004 Chef’s Quality Meats ........................................ 708-333-0880 Christ Panos Foods ......................................... 630-735-3232 Costco Business Center .................................. 708-552-9017 Cugini Distribution ............................................ 708-695-9471 GFS Distribution............................................... 800-968-6391 Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010

CHARCOAL

DESSERTS-WHOLESALE

Kronos Foods................................................... 800-621-0099

Charcoal Supply Company .............................. 312-642-5538

Lezza Spumoni & Desserts............. Page 32 .. 708-547-5969

US Foods .........................................................800-323-1004

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GLYCOL REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & REPAIR

Bob King Auctions ........................... Page 14 .. 847-363-2268

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448

FOOD EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

Sammic Corp ................................................... 224-307-2232

FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT CONTROLS

Lumenite Control Technology ......... Page 20 .. 847-455-1450

FOOD PRODUCTS

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070 Menza Foods .................................. Page 39 .. 630-230-0332 Tec Foods Inc.................................. Page 08 .. 773-638-5310 GFS Marketplace ............................................. 800-968-6525 Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010 Neil Jones Food Company............................... 800-543-4356 Riverside Foods ............................................... 800-836-8303

FOOD PRODUCTS-PREPARED

Captain Ken’s Foods....................... Page 12 .. 800-510-3811

FOOD-DISTRIBUTION SOFTWARE

TopshelfDS...................................... Page 16 .. 770-883-7441

FOOD-PRODUCTION SOFTWARE

TopshelfDS...................................... Page 16 .. 770-883-7441

FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTORS

GFS Distribution............................................... 800-968-6391

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT

Leach Food Equipment Dist............ Page 32 .. 815-712-7707 March Quality Used & New Equip... Page 15 .. 800-210-5895 Thunderbird Food Machinery .......... Page 30 .. 866-451-1668 Losurdo Inc ......................................................630-833-4650 Rational USA....................................................888-320-7274

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Boelter Foodservice Equip & Supply ........................ Page 18 888-263-5837 Alfa Restaurant Supply .................................... 773-588-6688

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT-REPAIR

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 CSI - Coker Service Inc ................................... 888-908-5600 Cobblestone Ovens ......................................... 847-635-0172

FOODSERVICE- LAYOUT & DESIGN

A D E Foodservice Equipment ......................... 630-628-0811 Losurdo Inc ......................................................630-833-4650 Sarfatty Associates .......................................... 847-920-1100

FOODSERVICE-EQUIPMENT PARTS

CSI - Coker Service Inc ................................... 888-908-5600 Cobblestone Ovens ......................................... 847-635-0172

FOODSERVICE-SUPPLIES

Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808

GOURMET-FOOD PRODUCTS

Viola Imports .................................................... 847-690-0790

GPS VEHICLE TRACKING

GREASE TRAP PUMPING SERVICE

Tierra Environmental ....................... Page 30 .. 888-551-1998 DarPro Solutions/Darling Int’l ........................... 708-338-3223

Illinois Dept of Agriculture ................................ 217-782-5809

MEAT PROCESSING EQUIP SALES & SERVICE

INSURANCE

Jos Cacciatore & Company ............ Page 11 ... 312-259-8200 Caro Insurance Services.................................. 708-745-5031 ISU Northwest Insurance Services .................. 888-366-3467 The Horton Group ............................................ 312-989-1410

Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

INSURANCE SERVICES

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070

INSURANCE-INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

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Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010 Kronos Foods................................................... 800-621-0099 Olympia Food Industries .................................. 773-735-2250

GYROS

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070 Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010 Kronos Foods................................................... 800-621-0099 Olympia Food Industries .................................. 773-735-2250

HAMBURGER PATTY MANUFACTURER

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONER SERVICE & REP

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 ................................. Page 28 .. 847-987-9738 Black Diamond Plumbing & Mech.................... 866-855-2932

HEATING & COOLING-INSTALLATION & REPAIR

Polar Refrigeration ........................................... 630-670-6890

HOOD & EXHAUST-CLEANING

Enviromatic Corp of America .......... Page 06 .. 800-325-8476 Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

HOOD & EXHAUST-SYSTEMS

Belvin/J&F Sheet Metal Co .............................. 312-666-5222

HOOD SYSTEMS-FIRE

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287

HOT DOGS

Crawford Sausage ........................................... 773-277-3095 HUMAN RESOURCES

ADP..................................................................847-507-4210

HUMMUS & SPREADS

Clermont Specialty Managers .......................... 312-881-1457 Jos Cacciatore & Company ............ Page 11 ... 312-264-6055

INSURANCE-RESTAURANT

Heil & Kay Insurance Agency........................... 847-258-5310

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Sarfatty Associates .......................................... 847-920-1100

INTERNET ADVERTISING

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

INVENTORY CONTROL

Sculpture Hospitality ........................................ 773-454-1300

ITALIAN BEEF

Authentic Brands............................. Page 10 .. 708-749-5430 Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070 Serrelli’s Foods ............................... Page 32 .877-385-BEEF Fontanini ..........................................................708-485-4800 Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010 Red Hot Chicago.............................................. 800-249-5226

ITALIAN FOOD SPECIALTIES

E Formella & Sons ........................................... 630-873-3208

ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070 Anichini Brothers .............................................. 312-644-8004 Fontanini ..........................................................708-485-4800

JANITOR-SUPPLIES

Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808

JAPANESE-FOOD PRODUCTS

Homer’s Gourmet Ice Cream .......... Page 44 .. 847-251-0477

Kool Technologies ........................... Page 30 .. 630-483-2256

Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy ................ Page 31 800-4GE-LATO

Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500

Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy ................ Page 31 800-4GE-LATO

ICE CREAM-EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY

Walter Daniels Construction............ Page 16 .. 773-775-0170

ICE CREAM-YOGURT

GENERAL CONTRACTORS GIARDINIERA

Kool Technologies ........................... Page 30 .. 630-483-2256 Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500

Chef’s Quality Meats ........................................ 708-333-0880 International Meat Company ............................ 773-622-1400 R Whittingham & Son Meats ............................ 708-371-1650

MEATBALLS

Authentic Brands............................. Page 10 .. 708-749-5430

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Affirmed Medical Service ................................. 847-322-9185

MEDITERRANEAN FOODS

Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010

MENUS-CUSTOM PRINTED

Accurate Printing.............................................. 708-824-0058

MILK

Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500

MYSTERY SHOPPING/HOSPITALITY SECURITY

Petritis Group Inc IL Lic 117001002 ................. 847-705-6619

OIL FILTRATION DEVICES

Vito Fryfilter ......................................................847-859-0398

OIL-FRYING

Chef Mac Culinary Cooking Oils ..... Page 10 .. 708-945-9150

OILS & FATS-COOKING

Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

OILS & SHORTENING

Chef Mac Culinary Cooking Oils ..... Page 10 .. 708-945-9150 Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

OILS & VINEGAR

Pastorelli Foods .............................. Page 02800-SOS-AUCY

OILS-COOKING/BULK

Salad Oils International Corp ........................... 773-261-0500 Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500 Salad Oils International .................................... 773-261-0500

Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

ORGANIC FOODS

Spark Shared Kitchen ...................................... 312-399-2084

OVEN REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Maestranzi Brothers ......................................... 708-867-7323

OVENS-SALES & SERVICE

Prairie State Group .......................................... 847-801-3100

PACKAGING-FOOD & PRODUCTS

Dregerlaw.........................................................312-322-0955

PAINTING & HANDYMAN SERVICES

Ecolit, Inc .........................................................312-492-7010

PANCAKE-BATTER & MIX

Cosmopolitan Textile ........................................ 773-254-6100

PAPER-PRODUCTS

Fox Valley Farms ............................ Page 15 .. 630-231-3005

Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy ................ Page 31 800-4GE-LATO

Grant Park Packing ......................... Page 19 .. 312-421-4096 Anichini Brothers .............................................. 312-644-8004

Monini North America....................................... 203-513-2763

Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287

Algelato Chicago ............................. Page 24 .. 847-455-5355 GELATO EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Devanco Foods ............................... Page 41 .. 847-228-7070

Enviromatic Corp of America .......... Page 06 .. 800-325-8476

KNIFE-SHARPENING SERVICE

GELATO

Nueske Applewood Smoked Meats ................. 800-382-2266

MEAT-WHOLESALE

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151

KITCHEN-EXHAUST SYSTEMS/CLEANING

Algelato Chicago ............................. Page 24 .. 847-455-5355 Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream ......... Page 27 .. 608-221-8640

MEAT-SMOKED

OLIVE OILS

JUICERS-FRUIT & VEGETABLES

Hands on Gaskets & Hardware ....................... 708-641-7007

ICE CREAM

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151

Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

KITCHEN-RENTALS

GASKET REPLACEMENT SERVICE

Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

Kikkoman Sales USA ....................................... 630-954-1244

Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010

FSI/Foodservice Solutions ............................... 847-719-6088

Illinois Royalty .................................................. 630-487-1485

MAYONNAISE

Enviromatic Corp of America .......... Page 06 .. 800-325-8476 Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287

Vicki Righeimer & Associates .......................... 847-899-8146

AAA Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures .......................... 708-366-3333

Society Insurance ............................................ 888-576-2438

Red Hot Chicago.............................................. 800-249-5226

FRYERS

MARKETING-SERVICES

Concklin Insurance Agency.............................. 630-268-1600

Portable Cold Storage..................... Page 32 .. 800-535-2445 Custom Cooler & Freezer ............... Page 08 .. 630-879-3131

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448

ICE-MAKING EQUIPMENT/REPAIR & SERVICE

Kaluzny Bros Inc .............................................. 815-744-1453

GREASE-EXHAUST CLEANING

Perishable Distribution Solutions ..................... 888-491-1641

MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES

ILLINOIS FOOD PRODUCTS

Kaluzny Bros Inc .............................................. 815-744-1453

LOGISTICS COMPANIES

Easy Ice ...........................................................866-327-9423

DarPro Solutions/Darling Int’l ........................... 708-388-3223

Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800

FREEZERS-ALL TYPES

Empire Cooler Service .................... Page 26 .. 312-733-3900

ICE-SCULPTURE

GFS Marketplace ............................................. 800-968-6525

FREEZER & REF TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING

ICE MACHINES-SALES-RENTAL OR LEASING

Air Corp Wireless ............................ Page 04 .. 630-514-9333

GREASE REMOVAL SERVICE

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LABELS-ALL TYPES LAW FIRMS

LED-Menus-Lighting

LINEN SUPPLY & RENTAL SERVICE

Pastorelli Foods .............................. Page 02800-SOS-AUCY Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448

Cobblestone Ovens ......................................... 847-635-0172 Prairie State Group .......................................... 847-801-3100

Schubert Painting............................................. 847-606-9660 Tec Foods Inc.................................. Page 08 .. 773-638-5310

Authentic Barnds............................. Page 10 .. 708-749-5430

ICE MACHINE REPAIR & SANITIZING

E Formella & Sons ........................................... 630-873-3208

Ice Solutions 24 .............................. Page 28 .. 847-987-9738

LIQUOR-WHOLESALE

PARTY-FAVORS & SUPPLIES

Major Appliance Service .................................. 708-447-4100

Peerless Liquors .............................................. 773-378-3908

Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808

V Formusa Company ....................................... 847-813-6040

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Mickey’s Linen ................................................. 773-545-7211

Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808

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PASTRIES-WHOLESALE

Gerhard’s European Desserts ........ Page 06 .. 847-234-0023 Julius Meinl Coffee N Tea ................................ 773-954-7571

PATTY MACHINES/FOOD FORMERS

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151

PAYROLL SERVICES

ADP..................................................................847-507-4210

PEANUTS-BULK(IN THE SHELL)

Mellos Snacks .................................................. 312-550-1911

PEST CONTROL/PEST ELIMINATION

Mc Cloud Services ........................................... 800-332-7805 Orkin Commercial Division............................... 773-431-7512 Presto X Pest Control ...................................... 888-627-5772

PHONES-CELLULAR

Air Corp Wireless ............................ Page 04 .. 630-514-9333

PICKLES & RELISH

Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800

PITA BREAD

Grecian Delight Foods ..................................... 847-364-1010

PIZZA CRUST CRISP ADDITIVES

Krisp-It..............................................................800-574-7748

PIZZA PRODUCTS

Krisp-It..............................................................800-574-7748

PIZZA SUPPLY DISTRIBUTORS

Anichini Brothers .............................................. 312-644-8004

PLUMBING SERVICES

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mech.................... 866-855-2932

PLUMBING SUPPLIES

Faucet Shoppe The ........................ Page 14 .. 773-478-3890

POINT OF SALE SUPPLIES

Schmaus Cash Register & POS ...................... 847-675-6066

POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS

Retail Control Solutions ................................... 630-521-9900 Schmaus Cash Register & POS ...................... 847-675-6066

POPCORN BULK-POPPED & RAW

Mellos Snacks .................................................. 312-550-1911

POULTRY-FRESH

New S B L Inc .................................................. 773-376-8280

PRESSURE WASHING

Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

PRINTING-CUSTOM ITEMS

Accurate Printing.............................................. 708-824-0058

PRIVATE LABEL FOOD MANUFACTURERS

E Formella & Sons ........................................... 630-873-3208 Milano Baking Company ................................ 800-495-BUNS

PRODUCE DISTRIBUTORS

REFRIGERATION SERVICE Temperature Pros ............................................ 630-470-7664

REFRIGERATION-EQUIP/COMMERCIAL

Custom Cooler & Freezer ............... Page 08 .. 630-879-3131

REFRIGERATION-INSTALLATION & REPAIR

Polar Refrigeration ........................................... 630-670-6890

REMODELING & NEW CONSTRUCTION

Walter Daniels Construction............ Page 16 .. 773-775-0170

RESTAURANT EQUIP MANUFACTURERS

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Boelter Foodservice Equip & Supply ........................ Page 18 888-263-5837 Custom Cooler & Freezer ............... Page 08 .. 630-879-3131 Olympic Store Fixtures.................... Page 03 .. 773-585-3755 Ramar Supply Co............................ Page 31 .. 708-233-0808 Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151 TriMark Marlinn Equip & Supplies .................... 708-496-1700

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT REPAIR SERVICE

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151 CSI - Coker Service Inc ................................... 888-908-5600 Cobblestone Ovens ......................................... 847-635-0172

Wehrli Woodworks .......................... Page 13 .. 630-357-9663

REFRIGERATED TRAILER RENTAL/LEASING

Portable Cold Storage..................... Page 32 .. 800-535-2445

REFRIGERATION EQUIP SERVICE & REPAIR

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 ................................. Page 28 .. 847-987-9738 CSI - Coker Service Inc ................................... 888-908-5600 Climate Pros .................................................... 888-463-8159

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TOMATO PRODUCTS

Tierra Environmental ....................... Page 30 .. 888-551-1998

Monini North America....................................... 203-513-2763

SEWER(MAINT)-RODDING & JETTING

DarPro Solutions/Darling Int’l ........................... 708-338-3223 Spark Shared Kitchen ...................................... 312-399-2084

SHIPPING SERVICES

Perishable Distribution Solutions ..................... 888-491-1641

SHORTENING

Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

SIGNAGE-INDOOR & OUTDOOR

American Graphics ......................... Page 06 .. 888-774-6270

SILVERWARE & DINNERWARE

Vicki Righeimer & Associates .......................... 847-899-8146

SLICERS-SALES & SERVICE

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151 Maestranzi Brothers ......................................... 708-867-7323

SNACK FOODS

Belmont Sausage Company ........... Page 21 .. 847-357-1515

SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES

March Quality Used & New Equip... Page 15 .. 800-210-5895

RESTAURANT REAL ESTATE SALES

John Moauro/Realty Executives ...................... 708-361-1150 Kudan Group Inc .............................................. 312-575-0480 Nick Dibrizzi/Coldwell Banker .......................... 708-562-9328

Lee’s Foodservice ........................... Page 04 .. 800-728-1102 Stick Out Social............................... Page 22 .. 312-655-9999

SOFT DRINKS

PepsiCo Foodservice ....................................... 773-893-2319

SOFT SERVE-ICE CREAM/EQUIP & SUPPLIES

Kool Technologies ........................... Page 30 .. 630-483-2256

Pontarelli & Company ...................................... 847-778-3571

SOFTWARE-MEAT/SEAFOOD PRODUCTION

A D E Foodservice Equipment ......................... 630-628-0811

SOFTWARE-WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

RESTAURANT-DESIGNERS

Losurdo Inc ......................................................630-833-4650

TopshelfDS...................................... Page 16 .. 770-883-7441 TopshelfDS...................................... Page 16 .. 770-883-7441

Sarfatty Associates .......................................... 847-920-1100

SOUPS

La Scarola Restaurant ..................................... 312-243-1740

Bistro Soups (Div of Vienna Beef) ................... 773-278-7800

RESTAURANTS

Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800

Pita Inn Restaurants ........................................ 847-677-0211

SOUS-VIDE COOKERS

Mennon Rubber & Safety Products ................. 847-678-8250

SPA

Ken’s Foods .................................... Page 47 .. 800-633-5800

SPECIALTY FOODS

Columbus Vegetable Oils................ Page 05 .. 773-265-6500

STAFFING-SERVICES

SAFETY PRODUCTS-INDUSTRIAL SALAD-DRESSINGS

SALAD-DRESSINGS & OILS

Tec Foods Inc.................................. Page 08 .. 773-638-5310

SAUSAGE

Chicago Booth ................................ Page 11 ... 773-378-8400

Chicago Cardinal Communication ................... 708-424-1446

SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS

Bob King Auctions ........................... Page 14 .. 847-363-2268

US Foods .........................................................800-323-1004

RE-UPHOLSTERY

TOFU AND BEAN SPROUTS

SOAPS & DETERGENTS

SATELLITE TV SYSTEMS

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

Express Seating .............................. Page 17 .. 630-985-7797

SEATING REPAIRS

Major Appliance Service .................................. 708-447-4100

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT-NEW & USED

Illinois Restaurant Association ........ Page 12 .. 312-787-4000 All Sports Direct ............................................... 630-918-3000 Belmont Sausage Company ........... Page 21 .. 847-357-1515 Vienna Beef .................................... Page 03 .. 773-278-7800 Anichini Brothers .............................................. 312-644-8004 Crawford Sausage ........................................... 773-277-3095

Sammic Corp ................................................... 224-307-2232 King Spa & Sauna............................................ 847-972-2540

TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Food Industry News ......................................... 847-699-3300

TRUCK GRAPHICS

American Graphics ......................... Page 06 .. 888-774-6270

TRUCK-REFRIGERATED

DCI Central ..................................... Page 13 .. 800-468-7478

TRUCK-SALES & SERVICE

DCI Central ..................................... Page 13 .. 800-468-7478 Mercedes Benz of Chicago .............................. 312-628-4101

TRUCK-SALES NEW & USED

D & S Truck Center ......................... Page 25 .. 708-352-5551 M & K Truck Centers (Hino) ............ Page 26 .. 708-793-5251 M & K Truck Centers (Isuzu) ........... Page 27 .. 708-793-5251

TRUCK-VEHICLE GPS TRACKING UNITS

Air Corp Wireless ............................ Page 04 .. 630-514-9333

TV SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION

BKS Enterprises................................................847-352-1118

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wisconsin Restaurant Association ................... 800-589-3211

VEHICLE TRACKING DEVICES

Air Corp Wireless ............................ Page 04 .. 630-514-9333

VENTILATING-SYTEMS CLEANING

Enviromatic Corp of America .......... Page 06 .. 800-325-8476 Averus ..............................................................800-393-8287 Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

Chicago Cardinal Communication ................... 708-424-1446

WALK IN COOLER, MOBILE, RENTAL/LEASING

Portable Cold Storage..................... Page 32 .. 800-535-2445

WALK-IN COOLER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

Mackay Heating & Mechanical........ Page 04 .. 847-381-0448 Mechanical 24 ................................. Page 28 .. 847-987-9738

WALK-IN COOLERS AND FREEZERS

Custom Cooler & Freezer ............... Page 08 .. 630-879-3131

WAREWASHING PROGRAMS

Lee’s Foodservice ........................... Page 04 .. 800-728-1102

Atlas Employment Services ............ Page 41 .. 847-671-1557 Olympia Maintenance ...................................... 708-344-0344

WHIPPED CREAM

Leach Food Equipment Dist............ Page 32 .. 815-712-7707

WINE PRODUCERS

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151

YOGURT & SOFT SERVE EQUIPMENT

STEAM CLEANING

SUPERMARKET & DELI EQUIPMENT

SUPERMARKET- EQUIPMENT/ NEW & USED T-SHIRTS-CUSTOM PRINTED

DLS Custom Embroidery ................................. 847-593-5957

TABLES-ALL TYPES

TAMALES

Berkel Midwest................................................. 800-921-9151

TEA-GREEN

ChiTown Fish & Seafood................. Page 21 .. 800-574-7748

TEA-HOT & ICED

Fisherman’s Pride ........................... Page 23 .. 800-543-2110

Pastorelli Foods ....................................Page 02 ... 800-SOS-AUCY

WELDING & FABRICATING

Grant Park Packing ......................... Page 19 .. 312-421-4096

SEAFOOD

Phoenix Bean................................................... 773-784-2503

Artisan Specialty Foods ................................... 708-762-5238

Chicago Booth ................................ Page 11 ... 773-378-8400

SCALES

Illinois Royalty .................................................. 630-487-1485

WEBSITE DESIGN

Red Hot Chicago.............................................. 800-249-5226

SAUSAGE MANUFACTURER

Atlas Employment Services ............ Page 41 .. 847-671-1557

TEXT MESSAGING PROGRAMS

SHARED KITCHEN

Losurdo Inc ......................................................630-833-4650

TEMPORARY STAFFING

Waco Manufacturing ........................................ 312-733-0054

FSI/Foodservice Solutions ............................... 847-719-6088

Nichols Farm & Orchard .................................. 815-236-1615

PUBLISHING

Richardson Seating-Fse Division .... Page 48 .. 312-829-4040

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mech.................... 866-855-2932

SANITATION TRAINING

PRODUCE-WHOLESALE

SEATING

Sammic Corp ................................................... 224-307-2232

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT

Premier Produce .............................................. 847-678-0780

PRODUCE-LOCALLY GROWN

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Waco Manufacturing ........................................ 312-733-0054 Supreme Frozen Products ............................... 773-622-3777 Dewdrop Tea .................................................... 630-335-7806 Ronnoco Coffee ............................................... 630-669-2885

Americaneagle.com ........................ Page 28 .. 847-699-0300 KOP Ind. Welding & Fabrication ..... Page 15 .. 630-930-9516 Instantwhip Chicago........................ Page 17 .. 800-933-2500 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates .............................. 630-302-5596

Kool Technologies ........................... Page 30 .. 630-483-2256

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SPORTS BAR: Corner, NW suburban location. Great lease. Video gaming! Fully fixtured with complete kitchen. Upscale casual or breakfast/lunch will work here also. FF&E @ $125K RESTAURANT, BAR & BANQUETS: Just over WI border. Seats over 275. Plenty of parking. Includes 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. All housed in a beautiful, elegant Victorian building nestled in Oak trees on 2.5 acres! Owners retiring after 25 successful years. REAL ESTATE, BIZ, FF&E @ $585K.

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Retail space for lease in heart of East Albany Park. Surrounded by retail shops, restaurants and only .2 miles from Kedzie Brown Line. Strong vehicular and pedsetrian traffic. Size: 800 SF Rental Rate: $1,000/Mo. (Gross) Contact: Anthony/Jarrett

Bridgeport- 234 W. 31st - Rocky’s Sports Bar & Restaurant Sports bar/restaurant with a Tavern License. Sizable outdoor patio and beer garden. Conveniently located blocks from Guaranteed Rate Field and Dan Ryan Expressway. Size: 3,300 SF (Indoors) Rental Rate: $4,000/Mo. (Net) Price: $195K Agent: Juan Carlos

West DePaul- Confidential Code #A148- Real Estate and/or Business Freestanding restaurant near busy intersection. Features a large kitchen, bar area and full basement. All FF&E included, along with Retail Food and Incidental liquor licenses. Size: 2,626 SF (Bldg.) 2,700 SF (Lot) Price: $695,000 (R.E.) $124,900 (Bus.) Agent: Adam

Evergreen Park- Confidential #C109 - Real Estate & Business for Sale

Longstanding South Side bar. Local hangout with large patio, multiple TVs. Pizza business with to-go pick-up window. 30 parking spaces. Size: 2,300 SF (Bldg) 3,128 SF (Lot) Price: $650,000 (R.E.) $100,000 (Business) Agent: Bob

Lakeview- 962 W. Belmont Ave. - Asset & Licenses Sale Only Located on hard corner of Belmont & Sheffield, .5 mile from Wrigley Field & steps from 5th busiest L-train. Fully-equipped with Incidental Liquor, Outdoor Patio & Retail Food licenses. Size: 2,645 SF (Indoors) 600 SF (Outdoors) Price: $194K (Assets + Licenses) Agent: Jarrett

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Below market rent! Newly built-out restaurant with outdoor sidewalk seating. Profitable business just 3 blocks of Wrigley Field. Ideal space for delivery, carry-out and casual dining. Size: 1,900 SF (Interior) Rental Rate: $3,400/Mo. (Gross) Price: $125,000 (Bus.) Agent: Jarrett

West Loop- 820 W. Jackson Blvd. - Tapworks Bar/restaurant with brand new build-out. Beautiful decor with new windows, reclaimed wood and brick interior, full kitchen, large basement for storage, office and extensive draft system. Size: 4,741 SF (Ground Floor) 1,815 SF (Basement) Price: $199,000 (Business) Agent: Jerrod

Midlothian- Confidential #C108 - Real Estate & Business for Sale Classic pub with full bar and dining room, multiple patios and high revenue video gaming. Located in the Central Business District. Separate carry-out and to-go business. Size: 5,029 SF (Bldg.) 29,787 SF (Lot) Price: $1,250,000 (R.E.) $310,725 (Bus.) Agent: Chad

Lakeview- 905 W. Belmont Ave. - Gyro Mena

Great fast casual restaurant available in the heart of Lakeview. Space comes complete with a large black iron/exhaust system and a full basement. All FF&E included in sale. Size: 1,250 SF Rental Rate: $45/SF (Net) Price: $199,000 (Business) Agent: Adam

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Highly visible freestanding restaurant on 1.81 Acre lot. Prime location in front of two hotels with 270’ of frontage. Includes FF&E. Restaurant may be divided for the right tenant. Size: 7,923 SF (Bldg.) Rental Rate: $13/SF (NNN) Price: $1,450,000 (R.E.) Agent: Adam REQUEST A COPY OF OUR COMPLETE INVENTORY AT INFO@KUDANGROUP.COM

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Family style bar-grill & pizzeria. Corner free standing mixed use 4,055 SF bldg. 1st floor-3,125 SF bar-grill seats 100 +/-, 30 ft. sit down bar. 2nd floor-4 bedroom apartment. Low Real Estate taxes. Parking for 30 +/- cars. Established for 20 years, owner retiring. Open from 4pm to Midnight, potential for longer hours. Profitable business, 3 years Federal Income Tax returns available. Clean incidental liquor license & PPA license. Selling Real Estate & Business.

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NEW! CHICAGO/SOUTH SUBURBS Restaurant-bar-banquets-drive thru-catering. Specializes in ribs, steaks, chicken & fish. Established for 42 years. 4 million in sales a year verifiable 16,000 SF building/seats 200 in dining room, 200 in banquet rooms plus sit down bar 22 seating. Carryout with drive-thru window, catering service with 2 delivery trucks. Parking for 155 vehicles. Five slot machines $120,000 gross monthly. For Sale/For Lease Qualified Buyers Only. NEW! WESTERN SUBURBS-LOMBARD Turn-key free standing restaurant bar-banquets 6,900 SF building, seats 270+/-, Lot 70,000 SF parks 100+/-. Low Real Estate taxes $24,000 a year or $3.47 per SF. For Sale/Lease. Lease type: Triple Net. Lease price per SF: $15 NNN Asking price: Upon Request NEW! WESTERN SUBURBS - LISLE For Lease-free standing former restaurant. 2,520 SF plus 1,000 SF lower level brick building. Lot 22,850 SF, Hard corner stoplight intersection SEC of Main Street (Route 53) and Maple Ave. National Tenant location by Benedictine University. Next to major national tenants, high traffic counts, great demographics. Lease type: NNN/$30 per SF NNN. Real Estate Taxes: $5.60 per SF

Turn key, fully equipped fast food restaurant with drivethru window All new & shiny. 1370 SF plus 1,200 SF lower level with high flexicore ceiling. Building 13,304 SF; lot parks 17 cars plus additional parking. Next to Dunkin Donuts & CVS Pharmacy. High density traffic. FOR LEASE/FOR SALE. Call for more information.

For Lease/Sale. 3,783 SF building with 79,715 SF lot. Quick service restaurant with drive-thru window. Existing furniture, fixtures and equipment in place. Next to CVS Pharmacy. Surrounding retailers include CVS Pharmacy, KFC, Walgreen’s, Culver’s Burgers, Applebee’s, Burger King, etc.

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NWC stoplight intersection of 47th Street and Damen Avenue. Located in the outlot of “The Yards” Plaza. For Sale/Lease. 3,750 SF building with 27,557 SF Lot. Brand New quick service restaurant with drive-thru window. Existing furniture, fixtures and equipment in place. Located next to Burger King, Pizza Hut & Wings in the same shopping center. Surrounding retailers include Checkers Burgers, McDonald’s, Home Depot, Walgreen’s, Food For Less.

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Just one door south of the SEC stoplight intersection of 147th Street and Cicero Avenue. For Sale/Lease. 4,200 SF building with 46,590 SF lot. Brand New Quick Service Restaurant with drive-thru window. 49,000 VPD traffic count on Cicero Avenue and 29,000 VPD traffic count on 147th Street. Next to Fannie May and across from Walgreen’s, major development NWC of 147th Street and Cicero Avenue. Surrounding retailers include, Mariano’s, Cooper’s Hawk, McDonald’s, Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, Popeye’s Chicken, Panda Express, Taco Bell.

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Located in SW burbs, adjacent to a golf course community; great for banquets. Seating 400 plus. Apx. 58,000 Sq Ft site, building w/ walk out lower level. Over 13,000 Sq Ft. Low RE taxes, being offered below current appraisal. Bank owned w/ possible financing available. Call for details.

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Freestanding 2,500 sq. ft. restaurant. A community favorite! Seats 60. Abundant parking. 4-5 star reviews on Yelp, Facebook and TripAdvisor. Asking low 300Ks. Call for details.

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Fast Food Restaurant For Sale

Located in Woodstock, IL. One block off the Historical Square. Free-standing building, 6 years old, 1476 sq. ft. ground floor. 790 sq. ft. basement. Inside seating capacity 36, outside has 6 picnic tables. Drive-thru window. Specializing in hot dogs, Italian beef, Italian sausage, French fries, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, cones and more. Concession trailer included. Micros POS System also included.

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“Thank-you” Inspires Work

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South American Spirits Make a Strong Showing in 2017 The rise of cachaca and pisco has paved the way for more South American spirits to enter the US market, and spirits and flavor profiles from the continent are expected to pop up on more cocktail menus this year, according to the 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Citrus fruits and singani, a Bolivian grape brandy similar to pisco, are likely to show up in more cocktails as the trend gains steam, Kimpton’s director of bars, Mike Ryan, said. – Adapted from SmartBrief Food & Beverage

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Nuggets According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, street foods are ready-to-eat food and beverages prepared and sold by vendors on the street, in markets, from mobile carts and similar places. The organization estimates that street food is eaten each day by 2.5 billion people around the world. Four to 10 percent of food purchased by a foodservice operation is discarded before ever reaching a guest, according to LeanPath. By keeping tabs on and reducing waste, chefs and operators can cut food costs and increase profits. For more on food waste reduction, visit Conserve. Restaurant.org. Hunts Brothers Pizza, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee is family owned and operated with over 50 years of industry experience. Their pizza is currently available in more than 7300 locations in 28 U.S. states. Girl Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies by introducing new Girl Scouts Smores cookies in select markets during the 2017 cookie season. More than 59 million American women alive today participated in Girl Scouts during child-

Building on the recent success of the many new product introductions from Welch’s, Two Rivers Coffee has teamed up with the historically innovative company to produce a line of great tasting fruit ciders. Keeping with the Welch’s tradition, the ciders come in a wide range of fl avors that are fun and delicious.

hood. O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is United Airlines’ hometown hub and the fifth busiest airport in the world. Route 66 is one of the most well-known roads in the country. The road passes through eight states, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Stand anywhere in Michigan, and you are within 85 miles of a Great Lake. The state of Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams. Storing bread in the refrigerator can cause it to dry out faster. The board game, Scrabble is sold in 121 countries and comes in 31 different languages. Merriam Webster has an Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. The top selling Little Debbie®varietes are oatmeal crème pies, Swiss cake rolls and nutty bar & wafer bars.

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Peet’s Coffee Social Responsibility Effort

Monday April 3rd, Peet’s Coffee® announced its People & Planet™ effort, an initiative featuring curated coffees that highlight the 2017: The Charlie brand’s decades long heritage of caring for farmer comTrotter Food & Wine munities at origin and for the environment. By combining under Spring Festival! one umbrella a number of craft Galleria Marchetti, coffees that deliver social and en825 W. Erie in Chicago vironmental benefits, Peet’s aims (one block west of Halsted) to educate and empower consumers to make more impactful VIP Reception at 5.30 PM choices about coffee consumpCost: $99.00 tion. (Hors D’Oeuvres with Cham“In establishing People & Planet, we are not only able to pagne, greet and meet the showcase and expand the reach Chefs, the Sculptor, plus all of some of our favorite coffees, from General Admission) but we are also better positioned to share the stories of our longGeneral Admission at 6PM standing social responsibility Cost: $79.00 efforts,” said Doug Welsh, VP of (All 20 Restaurants Food, Coffee and Roastmaster, Peet’s Wines, Beers, Live music Coffee. “The coffees included as & Dancing, Silent auction part of the initiative underscore important components of the journey we are on to ensure, in equal measure, tables, Engraved souvenir wine glass, etc. that we are supporting our farmers and the environBe part of an historic moment while also providing remarkable quality coffees.” Find more information at peets.com/peopleandplanet.

Think Better Beef

With Simply Essentials™ beef, you can put tender, juicy beef back at the center of your plate and feel good about the choice you make. Simply Essentials is a revolution in beef processing that yields delicious cuts of All Natural Black Angus Beef that have up to 48% less cholesterol and nearly 400% more Omega-3 fatty acids (the nutrients that support brain health and proper metabolism). It’s time to stop compromising for protein in your diet. It’s time to pick up your steak knife and demand your beef back. It’s time for Simply Essentials: ■ Premium Black Angus Beef ■ All Natural and humanely raised in the heartland ■ Up to 48% lower cholesterol than conventional beef ■ Up to 400% more Omega-3’s than conventional beef (a nutrient that support brain health and proper metabolism). ■ Cooks up tender and juicy at lower heat (searing in the flavor) ■ More affordable than grass fed beef For more information, visit simply-essentials.com

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ment while sampling great food and wonderful cocktails, wines, beers & more from Chicago’s best restaurants throughout T he evening. Don’t miss the best part of the night when Chicago acclaimed sculptor, Mr. Virginio Ferrari unveils the bronze life-Size statue of Chef Charlie Trotter. Sponsors, ticket sale information & line up of participating restaurants to be announced. Enjoy being part of this amazing event to ensure that Chef Charlie Trotter’s impact on Chicago and the culinary world is never forgotten. Bust for Charlie Fund Committee Chef Didier Durand, Chairman

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Kaushik Guha Hakka Bakka Kati Rolls 1251 W. Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 872-802-3968 BIRTHPLACE: Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica CURRENT POSITION: Chef/Owner of Hakka Bakka Kati Rolls FIRST FOODSERVICE JOB: My fi rst long term foodservice job is actually owning Hakka Bakka. Prior to this, I worked at a few quick serve restaurants to get a feel for how things work. FAVORITE FOOD: Kati Rolls!!! These are pan seared unleavened flat bread coated with an egg. The Kati Roll is filled with chicken (or any other protein), then onions, chilies, and cucumbers are added to it with a dash of lemon juice. AWARDS/HONORS: Chicago Eater has voted us as one of the best Indian restaurants in Chicago several times. MEMORABLE CUSTOMERS: One lady who un-fl inchingly took money out of my employee tip jar (saying she dropped it in there) to pay for her food. WORST PART OF JOB: Time away from my daughter. MOST HUMOROUS KITCHEN MISHAP: Once I was making a soufflé in the oven. Baking and confectionery are not my strong suits. So this souffl é batch was turning out to be beautiful. I looked into the oven and they looked glorious and risen. I opened the oven a little bit to check on the browning. When things looked satisfactory, I closed the oven door. Much to my horror, before my very eyes, most of the soufflés deflated like a burst balloon since I had closed the oven door too hard. FAVORITE FOOD TO PREPARE: Chicken Tikka Wings, which are a new product that we started at our restaurant. We make a Tikka Sauce on the frying pan in which we coat and fl ip the baked wings. WHAT PART OF YOUR JOB GIVES YOU THE MOST PLEASURE: My food seems to really strike a chord with babies and toddlers. And my restaurant has a cult following of little tykes. The best part of my day is when one of my regular pint size customers come in and can’t seem to get enough of the Chicken Tikka and Rice and their parents stop them from over eating. IF YOU COULDN’T BE A CHEF, WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? An applied economics consultant. I was an applied economics consultant for 8 years for various consulting firms before I started my restaurant. BEST ADVICE YOU EVER GOT WAS: Put your money where your mouth is (and I did it literally!) WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO VACATION? Lucerne, Switzerland WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT FOOD INDUSTRY NEWS? The endless information about Chicagoland news and events in the restaurant industry.

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Intro Gets Modern Dim Sum Menu

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Coming off the success of the dim sum pop up at Intro last month, Chef Stephen Gillanders, Chef CJ Jacobson and Chef Aaron Martinez have returned to the kitchen to collaborate on the next iteration of the restaurant- a modern dim sum concept, which launched in time for the Chinese New Year. “For this new concept, we wanted to create a menu of things that we love to eat,” says Intro’s Executive Chef, Stephen Gillanders. “I have eaten so many amazing foods during my experience traveling in Asia and with this menu, I picked some of my favorites from certain categories: noodles, seafood, meat, vegetables, dumplings, and more.” The menu will be a collaboration between the three chefs, reflective of all their cooking styles. “There is a very natural harmony to the way the three of us cook. We all enjoy being around each other and being in the same kitchen provides us the ability to bounce ideas off of one another. Having that dynamic results in a better product because after all, two heads are better than one and we have three,” said Gillanders.

Nice Guys Finish First

Who says nice guys finish last? According to a study done by researchers, “nice guys” get the best results from their subordinates. Of the 16,000 executives studied, the 13 percent identified as “high achievers” tended to care about people as well as profits. On the other hand, average achievers concentrated on production, while low achievers were preoccupied with their own security. Here are some other ways high and low achievers differ: n High achievers viewed subordinates optimistically; low achievers showed a basic distrust of subordinates’ talents and skills. n High achievers sought advice from their subordinates; low achievers didn’t. n High achievers were listeners, whereas moderate achievers listened only to superiors, and low achievers avoided communication and relied on policy manuals.

Intro is located at 2300 N. Lincoln Park West in Chicago

Southside Smitti’s is a personal favorite. As Chicagoans, we have seen a lot of giardiniera that is cut too small, milky looking and just not fit for the Chicago palette. Southside Smitti’s Hand Crafted giardiniera delivers a superior taste and crunch. It is a nicely balanced mix of jalapenos, green and red bell peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, spices, vinegar and oil. Add it to anything, but in our house, its perfect on thick cuts of fresh, crusty bread. Find ‘em at southsidesmittis.com.

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Chicagoland News 18th Annual Wingfest takes place on Sun. Mar. 5th, 2017 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at UIC Pavilion 525 S. Racine in Chicago. Hosted by WGN TV’s Pat Tomasullo and benefiting the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Café Billiards—a new bar, billiards, dining establishment with outdoor beer garden plans to open in the Spring 2017 at 1230 5th St. in Lincoln, IL. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the James Joyce Irish Pub located at 7138 Windsor Ave. in Berwyn. The James Joyce opened in 2000 and was designed as a neighborhood Irish Pub brought here to the states through the vision of owners Colin and Chalky, who both hail from Ireland. Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be held at Navy Pier in Chicago from Mar. 1826. Chicagoland Pet Expo will be held at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, IL from Mar. 17-19. Heroes & Villains Fan Fest will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on Mar.25-26th. Lake County Restaurant Week—10 Days to Savor will be going on from March 2nd - 12th. Lettuce Entertain You will be opening Beatrix West Loop at 834 W. Fulton Market, a neighborhood coffeehouse, restaurant and market in spring 2017. This will be their third location. Current locations are 519 N. Clark and 671 N. St. Clair in Chicago. Macy’s Inc.— one of the nation’s premier retailers and Garrett Brands, owner of Garrett popcorn shops announced that Garrett brands will acquire Frango, a distinguished choc-

Above: One of the exquisite wedding cakes from Gerhard’s Desserts of Lake Forest, IL. Gerhard’s is the much-lauded and very loved gourmet European bakery featuring handcrafted breads and wedding cakes, plus pastries & espresso. See their ad on page 6.

olate brand from Macy’s Inc. O’Shaughnessy’s Public House located at 4557 N. Ravenswood in Chicago is an authentic Irish Pub serving Irish and American fare along with 28 beers on tap, Irish Whiskeys and spirits. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. St. Patrick’s Day dyeing of the Chicago River will take place at the Columbus Street Bridge on Mar. 11, 2017. Hot “G” Dog, 5009 N Clark, Chicago carries the Hot Doug’s model to Andersonville. Duck fat fries are alive and well there, as are exotic and very tasty sausages. Weekly specials offer awesome surprises.

The Frontera Farmer Foundation — which has given nearly $2 million in grants to Midwestern farmers — is engaged in a new philanthropic partnership with FamilyFarmed. A major fundraising event, scheduled for the Art Institute of Chicago on April 30, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Rick’s Frontera Grill and raise money to support the Frontera Farmer Foundation and FamilyFarmed in their efforts to help farm and food entrepreneurs succeed and built the market for Good Food.

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