Hospitality Supply Management Spring Conference

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May 18-20, 2005 The Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL

Don't miss this chance to partake of the best the industry has to offer. Find out what's new in the marketplace and what your colleagues in hospitality are doing to overcome their newest challenges.

ISM's own "food network" brings you face-to-face with your colleagues and leaders in the industry. 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 supply chain that delivers quality at the right price.

  • Market updates and economic outlook
  • Powerful take-away tools
  • Exceptional networking opportunities
  • Experts from the hospitality industry
  • Cost analysis for disposables and soft drink contracting
  • Tips on negotiating and project management
  • Special luncheon with Chef Paul Prudhomme
  • Earn 12 CEHs
Chef Paul Prudhomme

Call ISM Customer Service for information 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 401.

If you work in the hospitality industry and would like more information about the HSM, visit



Arrowstream, a supply-chain services company, has developed a set of patented innovations, which generates significant inbound logistics efficiencies within large supply networks and simultaneously creates real-time supply-chain visibility for Foodservice Chain organizations.

C.F. Sauer Foods

C.F. Sauer Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of the C.F. Sauer Company, based in Richmond, VA, and privately held for four generations, since 1887.

Since the early 1900's, the C.F. Sauer Company has established itself as a high quality, low cost producer of mayonnaise, salad dressings, sauces, margarine, spices, seasonings and extracts. The Sauer Family owns and operates five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, strategically located to service the foodservice industry coast to coast.

While C.F. Sauer is a proud marketer of its Duke's & Sauer branded products, its strength in foodservice is developing and packing products that meet its customer's specification as well as offering competitive alternatives to most national brands.

With an expertise forged over more than a century of quality, service and value, the C.F. Sauer Company is confident in its ability to be among our customer's most trusted suppliers and we appreciate the opportunity to grow in partnership with your company.

Carla's Pasta

Carla's Pasta is a family, minority owned manufacturer of frozen filled and string pastas and pestos. They use only the best ingredients available and manufacture over 250 different pasta and pesto products. They are a USDA, HACCP compliant facility with independent inspection and lab testing via Silliker, where they scored 95% / Excellent on their most recent audit. For more information contact Ed Shank at 800/957-2782 Ext. 912, or

The Christie Cookie Company

The Christie Cookie Company is a proud producer of gourmet cookie and brownie dough. Started in 1985, it's a privately-held, family owned company based in Nashville, TN. For over 10 years the company has made the Doubletree Hotel® signature cookies nationwide. Additionally, the company sells gourmet cookie and brownie dough under the Christie Cookie® brand. Our chefs use only the finest ingredients such as premium chocolates, real vanilla, Heath® toffee, fresh nuts and 100% real creamery butter. All products are Kosher.

For more information please call Jay McKnight at 800/458-2447, ext. 143 or go online at

CH Robinson Worldwide

CHRW is one of North America's largest 3PL companies. We specialize in complete supply/demand chain management, developing customized solutions to meet our partner/customers sourcing, transportation and distribution needs. At CH Robinson, we pride ourselves on being an action-oriented company, and are a one stop shop for all of your logistical needs. As a focused provider of third-party transportation, logistics and sourcing services, our combination of scale and experience allows us to provide innovative solutions that continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our 16,000 customers worldwide.

Clipper Corporation

Clipper Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of supplies and uniforms for the hospitality industry. Clipper provides standard and customized plastic, metal and tabletop products at competitive prices. The company is dedicated to providing personal service with quick response time, extensive product knowledge and prompt delivery of products.

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

ConAgra Foodservice

ConAgra Foodservice is one of America's largest foodservice suppliers and offers a broad array of products for the menu. These products include Armour prepared meats, sandwich meats and pre-cooked bacon, Butterball turkey products, Lamb Weston specialty potato products, Angela Mia and Hunt's tomato products, Healthy Choice frozen entrees, Egg Beaters, Fernando's ethnic entrees, Singleton shrimp, Wesson cooking oils and many more.

Consumers Packing Co

Consumers Packing Company was established in the Chicagoland area over 49 years ago. Since its beginning, CPC has become recognized as a preferred supplier to some of the nation's leading restaurant organizations, locally and nationally. We have earned our reputation through our passion and dedication toward quality craftsmanship of properly aged, hand cut, USDA Prime and USDA Choice graded products.


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.

Edward Don & Co

Edward Don & Company is the leading distributor in foodservice equipment and supplies. In business for over 80 years, Don professionals are truly the experts in the industry with a vast product selection of more than 12,000 items. Don was also awarded the Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois 2002 Torch award. Find out more about Don at or call 800/777-4DON.


With worldwide sales exceeding $4 billion, Ecolab is the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance and repair products and services for the hospitality, institutional and industrial markets. or 800/35-CLEAN.

Grecian Delight Foods

Founded in 1974, Grecian Delight Foods is the leading manufacturer of top quality Mediterranean and ethnic foods. Grecian Delight is a multi-faceted producer of Mediterranean products within both the foodservice and retail channels. Product portfolio includes top quality meats, savory flatbreads, sauces, entrées, appetizers and desserts designed for consumer appeal.

Heartland Catfish

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

Instill Corp

Instill provides solutions to clean, standardize and present accurate purchasing and sales data, enabling foodservice operators and manufacturers to increase profits and make more informed business decisions. Instill combines technology and foodservice expertise to identify opportunities for operators' purchasing and finance teams to reduce food costs, increase quality and boost profitability.

Safe4Hours Antibacterial Lotion

JD Nelson & Associates of Columbus, Ohio specializes in marketing, sales and distribution to the Food Service industry. Currently, JD Nelson & Associates are marketing a new antibacterial lotion to Food Service under the brand name Safe4Hours. This lotion features the patented Invisicare delivery system that will continue to provide antibacterial protection even after repeated washings. When reapplied every four hours, Safe4Hours can dramatically reduce cross contamination, kills 99% of germs and bacteria and is alcohol free.

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.

Jones Dairy Farm

Jones Dairy Farm is a sixth generation family business which began in 1889. Jones is known for the production of premium hams, bacon and sausage, and especially all natural precooked sausage. Jones also produces other specialty items including liver sausage and scrapple. Jones Dairy Farm is a NSF approved plant for HACCP standards with an A2LA certified lab.


Kellogg is the world's leading manufacturer of cereal and also a leading producer of convenience foods including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles and meat alternative veggie foods.

The cereal industry was born a century ago in Battle Creek, Michigan, the result of work done by Dr. John Harvey and William Keith Kellogg. Today Kellogg produces 12 of the 15 most popular cereals in the world. Kellogg acquired Keebler Foods Company in 2001. Keebler is the second largest manufacturer of cookies and crackers in the country.

Kellogg's Food Away From Home provides innovative ideas and expertise to the food service industry. To learn more about Kellogg's Food Away From Home, visit our website at

Lee Kum Kee

Since 1888, Lee Kum Kee, the inventor of Oyster Sauce, has brought to its global market Soy Sauces and many flavorful convenient one-step cooking sauces. The Lee Kum Kee offices and production plant in the USA produce credible products and provide excellent services to customers in the North & South Americas.

Lyons Magnus

Lyons is a well-known leader in the production of fruit and chocolate products for the foodservice industry, serving the needs of numbers of 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.

Neil Jones Food Companies

The Neil Jones Food Companies™ packs and produces premium California tomato products, custom formulated sauces, and Pacific Northwest fruit and concentrates for US and export customers. NJFC markets products under the San Benito™; Old California™, Oregon Trail™ and Perfect Pouch™ brands through foodservice, wholesale and retail channels.

Nestle Foodservices

Nestlé Foodservices is a division of Nestlé S.A., the largest food company in the world. We offer some of the most reliable brands in the industry including, Minor's, Nescafé, Chef Mate, and Hot Pockets. Our highlighted new innovation includes Nescafé Hot and Cold Cappuccino, LiquiFresh Shelf Stable Liquid Coffee and bulk Coffeemate Creamer.

Otis Spunkmeyer

Renowned as the pioneer in the fresh-baked cookie business, Otis Spunkmeyer continues to be the #1 brand in foodservice. Our popular program includes pre-portioned, gourmet frozen cookie dough, ovens and merchandising tools. In addition, Otis Spunkmeyer continues to be the leading manufacturer of frozen, RTS muffins and other premium bakery products. Please contact Jeanne Mosgrove at 800/938-1900, ext. 7712 or and visit

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, 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 further processed chicken and further processed turkey. Privately held and family-run for three generations, the company employs 18,000 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.

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.


Hot Dog or Frankfurter?
Whatever your preference …
Everyone prefers Sabrett!

Sabrett®, #1 Hot Dog, renowned for the famous snap! of their natural casing, all-beef frankfurters. Every Sabrett® hot dog is always fresh and bursting with flavor, because Sabrett® has been committed to the outstanding quality of its products and the ultimate satisfaction of customers for over half a century. Although Sabrett® is best known for their all beef natural casing and skinless frankfurters, they also manufacture a wide variety of meats including hot sausage, kielbasa, salami, and garlic rings.

Marathon owns and operates two manufacturing plants, one of which is currently being expanded to keep up with increasing demands. As required by the USDA, our plants are supervised by onsite Government Inspectors. Recently the government has proposed stricter guidelines for all processed food. Here at Sabrett® we are already meeting and exceeding those guidelines.

Sabrett® is a registered trademark owned by Marathon Enterprises, Inc. Our frankfurters are sold nationally under the Sabrett® label.

San Antonio Farms

San Antonio Farms (formerly Van De Walle Farms) is a leading manufacturer of authentic Mexican Sauces and other tomato based products. Products are sold to foodservice accounts, club and grocery stores. The Company operates one manufacturing plant in San Antonio and markets its products predominantly under proprietary labels and retail brands.

Sargento Food Inc

Sargento Food Service provides cheese solutions to chain restaurants as a producer of custom cheese products. Sargento products include portion control serving sizes of natural sliced, shredded and Italian style cheese as well as breaded appetizers and cheese sauces. Contact Sargento for the latest in cheese related trends and profit producing ideas.

Smucker's Foodservice

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.

® Registered Trademarks of The J. M. Smucker Company.

Stampede Meat

Stampede Meat, Inc. is a Chicago based further processor of custom beef and pork products. Ready-to-cook items produced include full range of steak cuts, portion sizes, and USDA grades. Specialty products range from cubes or strips and cooked-in-bag products include prime rib, carnitas and pot roast.

Superior Uniform Group

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 different way of working

TODDS - a different way of working

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.

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

Wing Hing Noodles

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 and wrappers found in today's nationally recognized restaurant chains and retail markets.