Ohio wholesaler hosts chefs and restaurant groups meeting

06/27/2013 08:31:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

A Columbus, Ohio, produce distributor recently hosted a joint meeting of the region’s chefs and restaurant associations.

Sanfillipo Produce Co. Inc.Sanfillipo Produce Sanfillipo Produce Co. Inc. partners Jamie Sanfillipo (left) and Jim Sanfillipo attended a June 17 joint meeting of the Columbus, Ohio, wholesaler’s regional chefs and restaurant associations. Sanfillipo Produce hosted the meeting in two of its bays on the Columbus Produce Terminal Market On June 17, Sanfillipo Produce Co. Inc., invited the Central Ohio Chefs Association and the Central Ohio Restaurant Association to merge their June meetings and meet at the Columbus Produce Terminal Market.

Arranged by the wholesaler’s father and son partners, Jim Sanfillipo and Jamie Sanfillipo, the company cleared a double bay for the party, according to a news release.

Sanfillipo distributes produce from nine of the terminal’s 20 bays, according to the release.

The combined meeting was a first for the two organizations and well-attended, the Sanfillipos said in the release.

At the meeting, Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta provided attendees pasta dishes while Sanfillipo’s sales staff, which are mostly former chefs, prepared the salad, side dishes and fruit bowls.

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