US: Duda Farm Fresh Foods brings convenience to celery

At the PMA Foodservice Expo this year, the Duda Farm Fresh Foods team will share how the company is reinventing this kitchen staple – part of the holy trinity of most recipes -- with convenience.

“Let’s talk stalk,” said Susan Noritake, director of fresh cut sales.

Duda’s fresh-cut celery products are marketed under the Dandy® brand and sold and served in retail and food service establishments throughout North America year round.

Through years of extensive breeding, consumer and marketplace research Duda has the capability to grow celery in different regions of the country, without compromising the sweet taste consumers enjoy. Because of the company’s continual investment in breeding superior celery seed varieties along with innovative processing technologies, Duda delivers the most flavourful, colour hardy, disease resistant fresh-cut celery in the marketplace.

The school foodservice segment especially loves Dandy® celery, Noritake said, because the single serve celery stick packs make it easy for school lunch programs to incorporate more vegetables into menus. The Dandy® 1.6-ounce, 2.5-ounce and 3-ounce single serving celery stick packs are perfect for any school’s healthy meal or snack program.

Fresh citrus is another staple ingredient in restaurant kitchens everywhere. Duda Farm Fresh Foods has a large variety of citrus items available including lemons, oranges, grapefruit, Meyer lemons and Clementines; all products will be on display at the Expo in Duda’s booth #137.

On Saturday, July 26, sponsor chefs will demonstrate a dish in small groups at the buffets. Afterwards, attendees will be encouraged to create a version from a de-constructed buffet. Chef Todd Fisher will be making Lemon Grass Steamed Chicken Bahn Mi Bun with Dandy® Radish and Celery “Quickles.”

As part of the supply chain, Dandy® delivers with in-house freight experts and a logistics team that doesn’t depend on the open truck market to cover delivered business. In addition to its own small trucking fleet, the company has direct relationships with various trucking companies that have dedicated specific trucks to Duda for delivery.

For more information:
Elena Hernandez
Duda Farm Fresh Foods
Tel: +1 831-784-2336

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