The largest broadline wholesale food service distributor in Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Serving independent restaurants, carryouts, delis, caterers, country clubs and grocery stores.


10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With a Lemon

September 22nd, 2014

1. Help Toothaches Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist — and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn’t a great long-term strategy. But if you’ve already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons can [...]


Good Egg…or Bad? The Two-Second Way to Tell

September 18th, 2014

Oops! You took your eggs out of the carton and put them into one of those nifty refrigerator compartments — but now you don’t remember exactly how long ago you bought them. Never fear: There’s a quick and simple way [...]

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Seafood Salad

September 18th, 2014
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Corn Production Up 3 Percent from August Forecast

September 16th, 2014

USDA Reports: Corn Production Up 3 Percent from August Forecast Soybean Production Up 3 Percent Cotton Production Down 6 Percent Corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from both the August forecast and from 2013. Based [...]


Getting Back to Marketing Basics

September 15th, 2014

Getting Back to Marketing Basics Social media clearly provides a great way to get the word out for many restaurants. But social media isn’t a “marketing strategy.  Social media is a conduit or tool. It’s [...]

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Thai Chicken Flat Bread

September 11th, 2014

Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?

September 10th, 2014

Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get? The demand for a little heat picked up a little bit around 2006. However, menus began to cool in 2008, when a salmonella outbreak was traced back to [...]

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Tilapia Reuben

September 4th, 2014
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Restaurants Shrink Menus, Focus Efforts

September 1st, 2014

The restaurant industry’s Next Big Thing is shrinking the menus. For years, most major restaurant chains have been expanding their menus at a breathless pace in response to intense competition and consumer demand for more [...]


How to Match Wood to Meat for Best Smoky Flavors

August 28th, 2014

How to Match Wood to Meat for Best Smoky Flavors It’s essential to match the right woods when grilling or smoking foods, from pork to fish. Think of pecan, mesquite and alder the same as [...]

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Pad Thai Sweet Potato Fries

August 28th, 2014

ProStart Power Card

August 22nd, 2014

A new fundraiser for RAMEF is the ProStart Power Card! We all could use a discount at businesses all over the state of Maryland. Cards may be purchased for only $15.00 and they are valid [...]


Going Wild for American Shrimp

August 20th, 2014

If there were such a thing as a national shrimp intervention, this may be a perfect moment for it. We are a popcorn shrimp nation, enthralled by endless shrimp platters and bulging all-you-can-eat seafood buffets. [...]


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