Ep 103. Summer Fresh Salads tasty dips go great with chips

Company Profile
Fresh and flavourful, healthy and nutritious gourmet dips and appetizers, salads and chef prepared foods for a busy lifestyle is what Summer Fresh Salads is all about. As a leading North American supplier of prepared foods to the retail and food service sectors including supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, caterers and more, our company offers a full range of over thousands of product recipes in addition to private label food products many of which are kosher and organically certified.

Like fashion, food follows seasonal trends. We, at Summer Fresh, believe in this so strongly that we trademarked the phrase Food is Fashion(TM). Essentially, it means that while the staples like meat and potatoes stay the same, the foods that you use to accessorize this dish change with the seasons like fashion. Whatever the season, you may be confident that Summer Fresh is setting trends with many new and exciting product introductions with every quarter. Summer Fresh Salads is food for real life, prepared ready to be served, so that you and your customers can enjoy doing the things you love most – whatever that may be.

In 1991, I together with my mom, identified a need in the market place to make fresh, specialty gourmet salads available in deli supermarkets. Why should gourmet salads be enjoyed only when dining at fine restaurants or when family get togethers call for my aunt Melody’s famous mouth watering potato salad?

Only after a few short weeks, my mom and I found a 3,000 square foot federally inspected facility. Production quickly began. At present, our family run operation occupies a 63,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing facility that is both federally inspected and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) recognized which ensures problems are prevented in advance as opposed to rectified after the fact. Our operation is also kosher and organically certified and is equipped with the most modern environmental control systems and manufacturing equipment available in today’s food manufacturing industry including metal detectors, rare earth magnets and ultraviolet light technology.

With our fully equipped microbiologist operated in-house laboratory, R&D facilities, strong quality control program and technical team, the highest quality freshness, consistency and nutrition are always guaranteed. And with the ‘Just in Time’ production and distribution system that we adopt for our refrigerated fresh food products, all our products are made to order ensuring that orders are processed, produced and delivered immediately. Indeed, Summer Fresh is Fresh!(TM)

Over the years, many things have changed for Summer Fresh Salads. But, the one constant is the level of involvement from our family and entire staff. With over 100 full time employees, Summer Fresh Salads’ professional customer service representatives are trained to make the deli more profitable. They facilitate the deli manager’s task by taking customer orders, providing product information, supplying point of sale material and offering advice on how to merchandise effectively. In addition, they prepare deli programs specifically designed for your needs and will train staff which all serve to promote deli sales. At Summer Fresh Salads, we are all dedicated to helping you and your customers get the best quality, and it shows.

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