Baldor Specialty Foods, headquartered in the Bronx, NY, hosted an “After the Show” cocktail reception for grower-shippers, customers, employees, friends and family members to decompress following the New York Produce Show on Thursday, Dec. 12.
The venue, the elegant Queensyard room at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, was packed with guests enjoying cocktails, food and each other’s company.
In a brief presentation, Baldor President Michael Muzyk thanked attendees for partnering with and supporting the company. “The New York Produce Show is full of inspiration and opportunity,” said Muzyk. “It’s also full of noise, crowds, and wheeling and dealing. As it’s Baldor’s home city, we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all that we are grateful for your partnerships, your friendship and your support. We also thank our loyal Baldor team, each of whom contribute to our success and growth. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.”
Baldor President Michael Muyzk with Cindy Jewell of California Giant Berry Farms.
Lisa Padilla and Bryan Barsness of Linkfresh with Brandi Brady of Whole Foods.
Baldor team members Gabrielle Amette, Barry Frish, Christina Bronne and Ben Walker.
Manny Diaz, Craig Dobler, Fernando Ramirez and Charles Etheridge of Field Fresh Farms.
Maggie Bezart-Hall of La Bonanza Avocados with Matthew Rendine of Baldor Specialty Foods.
Andrew Gomez and Dan Acevedo of Green Fruit Avocados.
Carlos Alfara of Union Market, Patrick Ahern and Omar Shilleh of Baldor, and Manny Galeano of Marvel Produce.
Samuel Monte and Ben Wake with Monte Package Co. with Dave Rand of Local Foods.
Dan Canales of Ippolito International, Rocio Munoz of Babe Farms and John Landa of Ippolito International.
Luis R. Melendez of Puerto Rico Food Exchange, Jorge Ramirez of Agro Negocios, Angel Santiago with Caribbean Produce and Betty Enríquez of the New York State Office of Trade & Tourism.
Ande Manos with Babe Farms and Todd Gosule of B&W Leafy Greens.