Spring Conference for Hospitality Supply Management

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Spring Conference for Hospitality Supply Management

May 14-16, 2008
Chicago (Downtown), IL

Testing for the CPSM, CPSM Bridge Exam, C.P.M. and CFPM will be offered during the Conference on Wednesday, May 14th. Register for exams with your conference registration. For CPSM Pilot Exam re-takes, please register directly through ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401

ISM's HSM Forum delivers a wide array of educational sessions — Everything from selecting safe food suppliers and recall procedures to leadership and sustainable best practices. Take this opportunity to find out what's new and what's on the horizon. This is a chance to ensure you have a fresh, safe, efficient supply chain that delivers quality at the right price.

All sessions focus on supply management in the hospitality industry.
  • Learn Attributes of Successful Supply Chain Managers
  • Trends in Purchasing
  • Best Practices & Innovations
  • Commodity & Market Updates
  • Food Safety & Recall Processes
  • Green & Sustainability
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Leadership

Plus, get powerful take-away tools and valuable networking opportunities.

Earn 9.25 CEHs

If you work in the hospitality industry and would like more information about the Hospitality Supply Management Forum, visit www.ism.ws/sites/hospitalitysupplymgmt.


Advanced Economic Solutions

Advanced Economic Solutions is dedicated to providing high quality economic and commodity analysis to agri-business and food companies. Advanced Economic Solutions provides forecasts and analysis for procurement, investment and risk management decisions, in order to help these companies in their decision-making processes and strategic thinking.


Brakebush produces a full line of great tasting, value added chicken items. Products are fully-cooked, prebrowned, breaded or unbreaded, and come in a wide variety of bold flavors. Stop by to see how Brakebush is "Making the chicken that makes your

C.F. Sauer Foods

C.F. Sauer Foods is the foodservice arm of the C.F. Sauer Company, based in Richmond, VA and privately held through four generations, since 1887.

C.F. Sauer Foods has established itself as a high quality, low cost producer of mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, margarine, spices, seasonings & extracts, servicing foodservice chain accounts & distributors coast to coast.

While the company proudly markets its Duke's & Sauer branded products, its strength in foodservice is developing & packaging custom products that meet its customers' needs and specifications.

Chicago Meat Authority

Chicago Meat Authority, founded in 1990 and located in the historic Chicago Stockyards, is a full line processor of beef and pork offering portion control products to national broadline distributor organizations as well as national restaurant chains. CMA is also a full line custom spec beef and pork supplier to many major further processors of protein products.

The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite, and a wide range of other beverages, including diet and light soft drinks, waters, juices and juice drinks, teas, coffees and sports drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate exceeding 1 billion servings each day. For more information about The Coca-Cola Company, please visit our website at www.coca-cola.com.

ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods is one of America's largest foodservice suppliers and offers a broad array of products for the menu. ConAgra Foodservice products include popular consumer brands — Hunt's Ketchup, Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees, Egg Beaters, Reddi-wip and Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn. As well as proven Operator favorites such as J. Hungerford Smith and Angela Mia Tomatoes. Also available from ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston is a wide variety of potato products, handhelds and appetizers.

Desert Glory

Desert Glory, grower of NatureSweet™ Tomatoes is the largest independently owned and operated greenhouse grower in North America. We supply our vine-ripened cherry and roma tomatoes to leading operators through out the United States and Canada. Our food safety program is truly "seed to serving" including the ability to trace back each case.

Distribution Market Advantage (DMA)

DMA is a national foodservice distribution system whose shareholders are prominent regional foodservice distributors. We joined forces to provide foodservice operators with the pricing, distribution and technological advantages of a national organization, and the service priority of a local business.


Ecolab is the world's leading provider of cleaning, food safety, and health protection products and services. With more than 12,000 sales-and-service experts, Ecolab is committed to assisting its customers with their unique needs by providing them with value-added solutions and personal service. For more information, visit www.ecolab.com or call 1-800-35-CLEAN.

Edward Don & Company

Edward Don & Company, the leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, is celebrating 86 years of supplying everything but the food. We carry the largest variety of tabletop, smallwares, paper products, janitorials, equipment and furnishings with more than 12,000 items in stock and ready for shipment. Don received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Find out more about Don at www.don.com or call 800-777-4DON.

Heartland Catfish of Mississippi

Heartland Catfish of Mississippi provides the freshest, highest quality US Farm Raised catfish products. Offered are breaded and unbreaded fillets, strips and nuggets. Specialty items include marinated fillets and salt & pepper breaded strips. Our vertically integrated State-of-the-Art facility is the only HACCP level one plant in the industry. For a personalized custom program contact us at www.heartlandcatfish.com.

InnoWare Inc.

InnoWare is a manufacturer of premium disposable plastic and paper products for foodservice and retail. The assortment includes stylish black/clear hinged and two-piece containers and quality linen-like paper items. InnoWare's focus is customization and innovative product development. Products can be customized with your logo or new products created to meet your individual needs.

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Jennie-O Turkey Store understands the value of trust and confidence. That's why we go to great lengths to carefully control every aspect of our turkey processing. We make sure you and your customers are getting the industry's best. Your reputation depends on it. And so does ours.

Lyons Magnus

Lyons, a well-known industry leader in the processing and marketing of all things from fruit, juice, flavoring, and cocoa for the foodservice industry, serving the needs of numerous customers in the hospitality sector. Expertise and experience join to create new and innovative products that continually add to our offering of solutions for our customers.

Nice-Pak Commercial

Nice-Pak Commercial offers a complete line of products to help improve efficiency and enhance how the public perceives cleanliness and sanitation for any business. From improved compliance with food safety to innovative sanitizing and cleaning methods, our products generate greater customer satisfaction by visually demonstrating a strong commitment to good health and hygiene practices.

Ore-Cal Corporation

Ore-Cal Corporation, doing business under the brand name "Harvest of the Sea" has been supplying shrimp to all segments of the food industry for over 40 years. While our emphasis remains on shrimp, Ore-Cal can provide many new products to fit ever changing customers' needs.

Pacific Supreme Company

Pacific Supreme Company of California is one of the most reputable and well-recognized seafood importers in the nation. We import and distribute the highest-quality seafood from around the world and specialize in securing the finest frozen shrimp, including custom breaded and/or seasoned products for foodservice and retail customers. Additionally, we are a member of the minority business development council and a founding member of the Aquaculture Certification Council dedicated to ensuring supplier compliance with Best Aquaculture Practices.

Perdue Farms Foodservice

Based in Salisbury, Maryland, the Perdue Farms Foodservice is dedicated to delivering the finest poultry products to foodservice operators throughout the United States. The company's product offerings include a complete line of Perdue™ further processed chicken and further processed turkey products. And a complete line of deli sliced meats, under the Sandwich Builder™ brand.

Privately held and family-run for three generations, the company employs 20,000 associates and partners with 7,500 independent farm families — all who share in the commitment to quality, service and reliability that has guided the company since its founding in 1920.

For more information, contact Linda Roskovich, Perdue Foodservice Marketing Services Manager, at 410/543-3086, Linda.Roskovich@perdue.com or visit  www.perduefoodservice.com.

Rich Products

Rich Products was born from an innovation. The founder's pioneering spirit continues to guide this family-held company's ongoing success. Rich's history has been marked by innovative breakthroughs, an unparalleled commitment to "Caring For Customers Like Only a Family Can™." Rich's is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and a leading supplier and solutions provider to the foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces through our portfolio of Finished Desserts, Pizza Products, Sweet Goods, Breads & Rolls, BBQ, and Shrimp & Seafood.

S&D Coffee

S&D Coffee has been roasting select coffees since 1927. Not only does S&D have a full assortment of fine quality coffee blends, they offer a variety of specialty coffees, cappuccinos, iced coffee, tea, condiments and more. For a successful beverage program, including equipment, service and point of sale marketing plans, the choice is simple, choose S&D.

Sargento Food Service

Sargento Food Service provides custom cheese solutions to chain restaurants. Sargento capabilities include natural sliced, shredded and Italian style cheese, breaded appetizers and cheese sauces.

The J. M. Smucker Company

Since Jerome Smucker signed the label on his first crock of apple butter over 100 years ago, The J. M. Smucker Company has upheld a commitment to offering quality lodging products. This shared heritage with generations of your guests lends a measure of trust and comfort to their dining occasions. The icon brands Smucker's®, Dickinson's®, Jif®, and Crisco® help bring value to your foodservice operation. Serving our quality products shows your guests that you care. For over 100 years, the Company has been headquartered in Orrville, Ohio and has been family run for four generations.

©/® The J. M. Smucker Company

Stampede Meat, Inc.

Stampede Meat, Inc. is a Chicago-based further processor of custom beef and pork products. Ready-to-cook items produced include a full range of steak cuts, portion sizes, shapes and USDA grades. Other products include chicken fried steak and cook-in-bag items such as prime rib, brisket, carnitas and pot roast.

STIR Foods

STIR is uniquely qualified to produce exactly what you want, when you need it, with the quality controls in place to ensure that it is dependably delicious. Our team can help you ensure the product consistency of existing signature recipes or work with you to develop innovative new products that add excitement and appeal to your menu. Best of all we can package your products to accommodate your specific operational needs and ship it how and when you want it.

Superior Uniform Group, Inc.

Superior Uniform Group, Inc., through its marketing divisions, manufactures and sells a wide range of uniforms, corporate I.D. wear, career apparel and accessories for the hospital and healthcare fields, hotels, fast food and other restaurants, and public safety, industrial, transportation and commercial markets, as well as corporate and resort embroidered sportswear.

"The mission of Superior Uniform Group, Inc. is to enhance our long term profitability by maintaining a leadership position in understanding and serving the uniform/career apparel industry, as we market, manufacture and sell a broad line of proprietary products.

We are committed to:

  • Providing customer satisfaction in product quality, value and service.
  • Maintaining our reputation for creativity, reliability and integrity.
  • Offering employees opportunities for growth and self development in a secure and stable work environment."

TODDS, A Division of H.J. Heinz Company, L.P.

At TODDS, there are three simple ideas — a deep collaboration with customers, an eye-to-eye culinary approach, and a passion for getting the job done. Combining these ideas with skilled manufacturing creates better products, which sets TODDS distinctly apart from the competition. TODDS manufactures superior proprietary products featuring sensational soups, sublime sauces, and superb salad dressings. USDA inspected, Superior AIB rated and HAACP certified, TODDS assures the highest quality standards.

Wing Hing Foods

Wing Hing Foods, a leader in manufacturing authentic Asian noodle products since 1953. In 1990, Wing Hing began modernization and quality improvements to the classic recipes of noodle manufacturing. Today, Wing Hing produces a variety of Asian noodles, wrappers, and crispy salad toppers found in today's nationally recognized restaurant chains and retail markets.

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