Sysco West Coast Florida

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genewj
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2006/09/27 18:56:02 (permalink)

Sysco West Coast Florida

Wifey and I went to the Sysco Food Fair in Tampa Bay..Tried all the Beef,no flavor,same with the ham..a few Chili's were OK one Good..
I really liked the Block and Barrel Breakfast Sandwiches..My favorite was the National Deli All-Beef 4x1 8 2/5# dogs and especially their N.Y Pickle..
Was not as iompressed as I was supposed to be with the Vienna dog..
A foot note on Vienna..In a nice corner location about 2 blocks away from the convention center was a Chicago Style Deli, featuring Vienna Dogs and Beef..Closed down and out of business..They should have known that Tampa Bay is the Winter Home of the NY Yankee's and specialized in sabratts and the red onion sauce, the Coney Island dog and the Real Coney Island sauce..
Since we have a grill on our cart i'm going to do Weekend Specials of a Grilled Texas Toast Breakfast Sandwich..At the Food Show I ran across the perfect Hash Brown Stix..I can heat them on the grill or in my convection oven..very nice money making addition..
So the learning curve keeps moving ahead..Hope this helps someone..
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    bassrocker4u2
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/01 06:01:02 (permalink)
    thanks for all the info. good stuff! remember, most brands can be obtained through any reputable supplyer.
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    lleechef
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/01 15:21:20 (permalink)
    Sysco Food fairs are pretty much all much the same.......lots of fried food. However, in their defense, I bought all my IBP pork from them, my Angus beef, pheasants, lamb, quail, ducks, etc. They have a gourmet line that they never put out at their fairs. Too bad because not all restaurant owners/chefs want to see a grand assembly of fried food.
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/01 15:33:34 (permalink)
    Their 9oz barrel cut filets are on par with any top steak house in Chicago.
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    genewj
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/01 16:11:06 (permalink)
    Thanks for the imput, since I've reduced my participation to a upscale hot dog, BBQ cart I will remember the speciality Items for my personal use..
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    Cornbread
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/02 14:42:38 (permalink)
    I was there for most for the day Tuesday and I have to say that it was one of their better shows. Glad to see more of their corporate chefs manning the fresh produce and meat booths and answering questions. Highlight for me was getting an actual Sabrett (not a cut up sample) from a neat little countertop replica of a real hot dog cart.. pretty neat oh and the Osso Bucco Ravioli from Provini.

    Did anyone try the new Asiago Steak Panini sandwiches? very impressive.

    So who one the trip to Vegas? pretty sure it wasn't me haha.
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    lleechef
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/02 17:48:36 (permalink)
    Well, I did not win the trip to Vegas but I did win one.....to Aventura, FL, a posh resort called the Turnberry. Flight from Boston paid, room ($500 a night) paid, food and beverages (including booze) all paid for 5 days. We used the spa, the pool, the beach, etc. all at no charge to us restauranteurs. It was a great FREE get-away from Boston in Feb.! We also did not have to attend any lectures, seminars, fairs, exhibits. Just vacation. My kind of company.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Sysco West Coast Florida 2006/10/02 17:51:13 (permalink)
    Lleechef, sounds like my kind of trip. I never had one like that without having to attend all day lectures and etc.

    Paul E. Smith
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