Gold Coast Packing to Launch New Superfood Salad at PMA Foodservice Show
Original Article Here by Christina DiMartino
Superfoods are, by definition, nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. This category of food is found in nature. Typically they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense, meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. And they are outstanding sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients. The human body requires these nutrients, but it cannot produce them.
Gold Coast Packing Inc., in Santa Maria, CA, knows its superfoods, and the company will be featuring its new Superfood Salad at Booth No. 34 at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA, in July.
“The Superfood Salad includes broccoli slaw, kale, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, green cabbage, and carrots,” said Brent L. Scattini, vice president of sales. “We’ll also be promoting our washed, ready-to-eat broccoli leaves and some exciting new cauliflower-based products.”
Gold Coast Packing will have a large and diverse team of staff members on hand at the PMA Foodservice event to greet and meet with visitors. In addition to Scattini, among them will be Ron Burk, president and chief executive officer, John Schaefer, vice president and general manager, sales representatives and others.
“We have prepared some fresh salad ideas and unique vegetable blends at the expo,” added Scattini. “We’ll have our full line of exciting products on hand for visitors to view, including our processed, ready-to-use broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, cilantro, parsley, salad mixes and kale.”
Approximately 80 percent of Gold Coast Packing’s product line is sold to the foodservice industry. Its customers are located throughout North America.
“We supply high-end restaurant chains, quick-serve chains, foodservice distributors, regional processors and retail clients,” explained Scattini. “Gold Coast Packing specializes in customized product lines and pack sizes to meet the specific needs of foodservice and retail customers alike.”
The company, he noted, has experienced tremendous growth over the past five years in both overall customer volume, new line items and expanded customer bases.
And the company is growing physically to accommodate its growth.
“We have finished completion of our new processing facility, Fresh Venture Foods, a few years back,” said Scattini. “The facility is exceeding our expectations. Fresh Venture Foods is a joint venture between Gold Coast Packing and Babe Farms, and provides great synergies for both companies as well as our customer bases.”