In-kind Sponsorships


    In 2010 US Foods sponsored our Annual Gala and our Second Annual Burger Throwdown.  For the Throwdown, US Foods provided all of the fresh 100% pure American beef burger patties everyone enjoyed.  For the Gala, they donated Niman Ranch beef tenderloins.  Special thanks to Rocco Paradiso, CCC, our long-time supporter!



    Fortune Fish Company provided several hundred beautiful jumbo shrimp for our Annual Gala. Special thanks to sales manager Jeff Lemke, CEC!


    Homer's, the homemade gourmet ice cream made in Wilmette, always pleases our guests. Thank you, Dean Poulos, for supporting us year after year!


    Peter Testa, Debbie Johnson and the Testa Produce team are long-time supporters of the chapter, always generously responding to the chapter's needs. Testa offers the quality and price value of a broadline distributor, with outstanding quality and service. They supply all varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables (domestic and international), frozen, canned, and specialty products from our facility just west of the Loop.


    Bill Schutz and his great team are generous sponsors, accommodating our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown at their facility every year.  For over 50 years, Consumers Packing Company has been providing customers with the very best USDA Prime and USDA Choice beef available in the marketplace. They go above and beyond to be the best, with a reputation of quality and service.


    Our friends at Tasty Catering provide equipment, tents, small wares and support staff for our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown.  Their generosity is overwhelming.  For top quality and exceptional service in catering, Chicago businesses trust Tasty Catering.  Whether you are looking for a pig roast, company picnic, breakfast or lunch catering, boxed lunches, holiday parties or elegant special events, Tasty Catering is your partner for corporate catering.


    The French Pastry School instructs over one thousand students and pastry professionals in hands-on classes each year and offers three main programs: L'Art de la Pâtisserie, a full-time 24-week pastry and baking certificate program; L'Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program, a full-time 16-week certificate program; L'Art de la Boulangerie, an 8-week Artisanal Bread Baking Course; and Continuing Education courses.


    Concept Food Brokers was founded in 1981 by Carl Fulkerson with a commitment to provide a high level of sales and service for their principals. They provide the best possible representation for their principals by being actively involved in the planning, marketing, sales and service functions affecting their busines.


    Since 1958, Maple Leaf Farms of Milford, Indiana has been producing innovative, value-added duck products of unequalled quality. Consistent and flavorful eating experiences make our products the favorite of chefs, restaurateurs, retailers, and discerning consumers worldwide.


    Unilever Food Solutions helps chefs all over the world serve tasty, wholesome meals that keep guests coming back for more.  They create ingredients that save precious prep time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavour or flair, and constantly provide ideas and inspiration that keep your menu fresh and exciting.


    For over 115 years, we’ve delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve. We believe in the power of good food—to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order, and every decision we make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate.

    Who Do We Serve?

    We partner with food service operations such as restaurants, both big and small, as well as organizations like schools, universities, and hospitals. From remaining compliant with industry regulations to helping them plan their menu, we give them our best—so they can serve just that to their own customers.

    Are We in Your Community?

    With more than 170 locations in the U.S., the Gordon Food Service Store offers businesses and consumers a wide array of restaurant-quality products and supplies. With friendly associates and great choices, we’ll help you elevate events and make meals memorable.

    What Sets Us Apart?

    We are innovators in food service supply chain operations, having developed world-class practices based on your business needs. Our clients spend more time building their businesses, assured that their foodservice delivery will be on time and undamaged. Our employees take pride in building relationships and paying special attention to each customer. We reward employees for good work, ensuring that we maintain a high level of employee retention, which guarantees consistent service through the food service supply chain.




    Who We Are

    Smithfield Foods is a U.S.-based global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer.

    Based in Smithfield, Virginia, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. We are committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.



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