Daring To Be Better – Plantation Prestige Outdoor Furniture | “Jack’s Gems”

So, I guess it’s easier to never change, or, be different.  At least that’s how many people think. Don’t stand out and be noticed. Never have to explain yourself, to anybody. “ Comfort Zone”……..a sure way to never have to worry about being “called out”. NEWS FLASH! Not me. I do not concur. Because of […]

National Restaurant Show Less Than 2 Weeks Away

It’s already time for the 2016 National Restaurant Show. This year is sure to be even better than last’s at the ever popular McCormick Place located in Downtown Chicago. Vendors will be showcasing their products from all over the world Saturday, May 21st and ending Tuesday, May 24th. Here is a list of the manufacturer’s that The […]

HGI Recognized as Eco-Products “2015 Broker of the Year”

The Hode Group (HGI) was recognized as Eco-Products’ 2015 Broker of the Year at their National Sales Conference in Boulder, Colorado. This special honor came in light of HGI’s outstanding performance in 2015 with recognition and gratitude going towards the amazing team at Eco-Products and HGI’s key distribution partners. The HGI team looks forward to a great 2016 […]

Deep Plate Exercise: October 2015

Courtesy of Stella Lorens, Culinary Artist, Michelle Lansky, Culinary Writer – Edward Don & Company, Woodridge, IL   AUTUMN NORTHERN (CHICAGO) ITALIAN Lake perch fillets pan-fried with Vesuvio Sauce (Chicago Style) with peas. Complimented with pomegranate seeds, sliced black Olives, Parmigianino, fresh basil, and red onion slivers. Ombre by Tafelstern I Want to Deep Plate!

Deep Plate Exercise: September 2015

The Mini Serving Pan by WMF September’s Deep Plate exercise features an item from our WMF brand that allows you to jump into the fall months with savory, comforting and warm dishes. This sleek, stainless steel, mini serving pan will bring a wow factor to your table delighting your guests. Perfect for desserts, tapas, and […]

Deep Plate Exercise: May 2015

Spring has arrived, finally! The trees are budding, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and green grass is popping out below the melting snow. This is the perfect time of year to let your creativity shine through. Therefore, we are offering you a unique combination for plating this month. For May’s exercise we will […]

Deep Plate Exercise: April 2015

If you’re anything like us you are tired of the snow and are ready for flowers and sunshine! This year has brought record amounts of snow to parts of the country but spring is just around the corner. It’s sometimes hard to remember at this point in the year but a fresh snow fall is […]

The HGI Product Focus: Royal Paper Folded Takeout Boxes

Royal Paper Food Box Packaging Product Review Rich Hode, of The Hode Group, demonstrates the difference in standard styrofoam and plastic food packaging with Royal Paper food box’s. Folded Take Out Boxes designed to meet all your carry out needs. Poly-coated interior makes these boxes leak and grease resistant. Cut resistant and microwavable, they retain […]

HGI Product Focus: Durable Packaging International (DPI)

Durable Packaging Featured Products Review Video Todd Dery and Corey Anders of Durable Packaging International speak about some of their great product lines. Durable Packaging – Excellence in Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Containers and Plastic Foodservice Packaging Durable is ready to help you grow your foil and wax paper sales as well as increase your profits in these […]

Forget Deflate-Gate… Check this out! Eco-Products “…makes the cut”!

Only five made it, Eco-Products and WNA were two of them! http://www.biocycle.net/2014/12/17/compostable-cutlery-disintegration-trials/