The Dish

April Sales Meeting

Palmer Foodservice - 04/16/2015

Happy Hump Day!

This past Friday was our April sales meeting! We had so many great vendors come in to feature their lines, Louisiana Fish Fry Products, White Wave, Red Diamond Tea, Kemps Ice Cream, and Superior Catfish!

To kick off our meeting Red Diamond gave a presentation on tea and how their tea differs (and surpasses) from all other tea lines. John Padgett with Red Diamond cut open various tea bags to show the difference in the actual tea before it is steeped in water. What he revealed to us was shocking! When he cut open the first bag we saw that the tea was a light brown, which to us seemed pretty normal. He then cut open a second bag and poured it out beside the first bag. This bag was darker and a finer cut that the previous. He informed us that when companies started packaging tea into tea bags decades ago, the ability to use more of the leaf and stem of tea leaves became prevalent. The use of stems in tea is what dilutes the tea and it is definitely visible! Red Diamond Tea uses a blend of Orange Pekoe and Pekoe tea to ensure a perfect serving every time! The image below shows two competitor teas and across them is Red Diamond tea, just look at the difference!!

Palmer Foodservice is very excited to be bringing in Louisiana Fish Fry Products! This is a well know brand and for good reason! The aroma in our kitchen took us out of Tennessee and down to the Gulf! The guys at Louisiana Fish Fry cooked up so many delicious treats for us, Shrimp Creole, Dirty Rice, Gumbo and so much more!

Steve Daniels with White Wave came up to meet our sales force and talk to them about iced coffee and the dispenser program Palmer Foodservice currently offers. White Wave dispensers are paired with International Delight iced coffee, Mocha and Vanilla. International Delight is a beloved name in most family homes, so you know the quality is going to be perfect!

To celebrate the warm weather we had Kemps Ice Cream come in a talk with us about all of their products, from Novelty items to traditional 3 gallon tubs to IttiBitz. These cold, tasty treats are perfect for the hot summer days that are just right around the corner!

Last but not least Superior Catfish came in to talk to us all about their line! With their premium, farm raised catfish and variety of cuts a good ole southern fish fry should be on everyone’s menu this season!


Ask your DSR today about all of the new and exciting things they learned at our sales meeting!!