Folks at Sysco Central Texas wear many hats — and matchmaker is one of them. Only at their Summer Showcase could you find customers, brokers, and suppliers uniting together in one room, for a real food FIESTA! It’s a sociable, seasonal event with products from all over the world on display, and set for sampling. Interacting with the chefs, seeing the new ideas for high end, sustainable ingredients and the ease at which they can be integrated into any menu…just incredible.
Stephen Higgs, Sysco Central Texas Exec. V.P., spoke more about the networking opportunities that come from days like this, as well as how much it means to have the support of longtime, loyal partners. Groomer’s Seafood, for example, the largest wholesale seafood distributor in Texas since 1982, was on-site. President Rick Groomer says they’ve been aligned with Sysco through their Fresh Fish Program since 1993 — talk about a long term relationship! How’s this for some numbers…Groomer’s brings in roughly 1300 seafood items from around the globe, at 200,000 lbs a week!
So many varieties, so little time. At the end of the day, it’s about finding real solutions for Sysco and its many partnerships. And sustaining the inevitable growth to follow! For more delicious recipes and fun food and wine pairing ideas, subscribe to my newsletter.