MONTEREY, CA — The 2018 Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference & Expo saw a new format in a consolidated two-day program that offered more space on the expo floor and more networking opportunities. The event also drew over 500 buyers and saw an increased number of restaurant operators than in previous years.
In all, the expo featured 191 booths, including 23 first-time exhibitors, in the newly refurbished Monterey Conference Center, here.
Doug Ranno and Shelley Baugh of Heliae.
Michelle Olson Moran and Dan Murray of Sunworks Solar Power.
Jim Cathey and Christian Torres of Malena Produce.
Rulon Robinson, Dandee Hale, Steve Thorne and Stephen Abend of Nonpareil Idaho Potato Packers.
Maurine Collins, Karrie Bolen and Michael Zeller of Simplot.
Geoff Bickham, Michael Richmond and Vincent Versagli of South Mill/Champs Mushrooms.
Rudy Liau-Kang, Phillip Rodriguez, Katiana Valdes, Veronica Donato and Jay Rodriguez of Crystal Valley Specialty Produce.
Rob Myers (center) of J.R. Simplot stopped at the Potandon Produce booth to visit with Susan Bullock, Stephanie Bench, J.P. Sureus and Dick Thomas.
Ray Mason of Red Sun Farms displayed the firm’s diverse line of products.
Representing USA Onions on behalf of the Idaho Eastern Oregon Onion Committee at the PMA Foodservice Expo were Jason Pearson and Kay Riley.
DJ Stornetta, Tara Schwartz, Dave Stornetta, Noelle Downing and Nate Stornetta of Produce Careers.
Eric Frasse and Jim Provost of I Love Produce.
Lorie Donnelly, Stephen Babington and Mandy Bottomlee of Good Foods Group.
Bill Litvin and Greg Sagan of Giorgio Fresh.
Scott Mickelson, Nick Fullmer and Bryan Mickelson of Rigby Produce.
Megan McKenna of the National Watermelon Promotion Board handed out samples of watermelon and pickled watermelon rind to attendees of the PMA Foodservice Expo.
Jane Shaffer and Janet Melac of Monterey Farms displayed the company’s processed artichoke hearts, which are available in foodservice and retail packs.
Sam Capin, Robert Jajkowski and Atanasio Panousopoulos of Delta Fresh.
Representing the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association at the PMA Foodservice Expo were Susan Hughes and Menuka Shrestha.
Mike Shamberg, Dave Phillips, David Hagar and Terrance Lindauer of RPE.
At the Idaho Potato Commission booth were Stanley Trout, James Hoff, Jamie Bowen, Matt Brigotti and Armand Lobato.
George Wooten and Sterling Cook of Wayne E. Bailey Co.
Randy Giumarra, Gil Munguia, Victoria Serrano, Gary Caloroso and John Schaap of Giumarra Cos.
Giltner Cos., a first-time exhibitor at the PMA Foodservice Expo, was represented by Jeff Nelson, Mark Durfee, Zach Ferguson and Dan Hawkins.
Emily Roth, Catherine Fantozzi, Rachel Donnan and Lia Branch of Good Farms.
Kari Maggiorini, Ryan Saucedo and Erik Winge of Seven Seas.
Wilcox Fresh was represented at the PMA Foodservice Expo by Josh Frederick, Nicole Rumsey, Cameron Kerbs and Derek Peterson.
Tod Schmidt, Lance Poole, Matt Simmons and Coleman Oswald of Eagle Eye Produce.
Norman Brown and Kevin Stanger of Wada Farms.
Lori Hickey of Baloian Farms.
Kathleen Triou of Fresh Solutions Network.
Katie Veenstra of GloriAnn Farms with the company’s signature sweet corn.
Scott Hulsey, Lourdes Vasquez and Adriana Fortune of Gourmet Trading Co.
Suzanne Wolter and Wesley Akiyama of Evans Fruit Co.
David Rauscht of Gourmet’s Finest Mushroom Co.
Justin Reyes and Melanie Clegg of Gourmet Mushrooms.
Leslie Simmons, Mike Bowe, and Alma Lorenzo of Dave’s Specialty Imports.
Kim Durocher, Christian Kern and Justin Henkel of Lakeside Produce.
Tony Cappelli of Westmoreland-TopLine Farms.
Jami Yanoski and Kathy Stephenson of USA Pears.
Michael Layous, John Layous and Bob Lords of The Garlic Co.
Louis Hymel and Mitch DiMarco of Spice World.
Dave Santucci, Dan Vega and Kirk Wilson of Country Fresh Mushroom with Kelly Craner of B&C Fresh Sales.
Kevin Steiner, Doug Hearron and Ryan Easter of Sage Fruit Co.
Jim Leach of Oppy.
Phil Tripoli of Emerson.
Esmeralda Souza and Tim Ross of Duda Farm Fresh Foods.
Kevin Fix, Kim Fellom, Mariella Rugama and Jerome Carlisle of Pacific International Marketing.
John Shaw, Marci Alexander and Phil Barrientos of Ocean Mist Farms.
Dave Donat and Marc Hatfield of Produce Pro Software.
Serjio Sanchez, Tom Smith, Sandy J. Jurach and Cindy Jewell of California Giant Berry Farms.
Jeff Taylor, Bill Spidell, Jim Auchard and Brian Miller of Prime Time International.
Devin Picciolini and Sean Silk of Snack it Forward.
Angela Serna and Timothy Beerup of the National Mango Board.
Bryan Garibay, Jason Payne and Patrick Cortes of Mission Produce.
George Henderson and Josh Estebane of West Pak Avocado.
Chef Luis Reyes and Tom Smith of California Giant.
Brian Bernauer, Peter Shore, Jeff Onstat and Nick Garcia of Calavo Growers Inc.
Stuart Burke and Bridget Boskovich of Boskovich Farms Inc.