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.

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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 choices. But now, some chains [...]


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 ginger, basil or turmeric. Each [...]

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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 for a full 18 months! [...]


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. [...]


Dining Out For Life

August 19th, 2014

Baltimore metropolitan area eateries are giving back again at this year’s Dining Out For Life on September 18, 2014. Will you join them? For the last 21 years, the restaurant community has united for this [...]

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Sandwich report uncovers consumer wants, industry trends

August 19th, 2014

What makes a truly great sandwich? It’s no small question — sandwiches are big business, both for restaurants — Subway, the largest QSR chain in the world, has over 42,000 locations — and retail, with [...]

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Food is changing: what we’re eating, how we’re eating it and where it’s all coming from.

August 18th, 2014

The way we eat — the kind of food we buy, where we get it, how it’s prepared — has become a part of our identity, a guiding force that shapes how we live. It [...]

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Turkey Burger

August 14th, 2014

7 Tips for Trimming Down and Getting Healthier, While Eating Deliciously

August 13th, 2014

Trim portion sizes, build a healthier plate, and don’t automatically eliminate foods from your diet. Try to cut out most of the junky stuff – Avoid and don’t eat any processed or manufactured food products [...]

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August 13th, 2014

The 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week returns this summer from Monday, August 18th to Sunday, August 24th.  Be sure to visit two of our very special customers during the week.         [...]


How Dry Weather and Dry Land are Shaking Up the Beef Industry

August 12th, 2014

Texas used to be a convenient place to raise beef cattle. But that was before the drought, now in its fourth year; before competing uses for corn (think: ethanol) sent the price of the commodity [...]

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The Ins and Outs of Running an Outdoor Dining Operation

August 11th, 2014

Last winter’s blizzards and arctic blasts started becoming a distant memory the minute restaurants around the country set up the patio tables and opened the rooftop decks for the season. Restaurants with outdoor dining spaces [...]


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