Ocean Mist® Farms Brings Executive Chef Christopher Vacca to PMA Foodservice
- by Jordan Okumura
CASTROVILLE, CA - Christopher Vacca, Executive Chef, culinary consultant, menu developer, and an alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America, has partnered up with Ocean Mist® Farms at this year’s PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, where he will prepare and sample Tuscan Style Braised Baby Artichokes.
“It’s an honor to bring this caliber of chef to an industry event like the annual PMA Foodservice Conference where his experience is so highly valued,” said Diana McClean, Senior Director of Marketing at Ocean Mist Farms. “Chef Chris has always done an incredible job elevating artichokes at the annual Castroville Artichoke Festival, so we’re really looking forward to him sharing insight on foodservice trends with our partners.”
The Executive Chef of Hyatt Carmel Highlands has had his hand in many different ventures, from fine dining and fast‐casual to catering and food trucks; he was also the former Executive Chef at award‐winning Cantinetta Luca in Carmel. Chef Chris’ wealth of experience and knowledge is sure to bring exceptional flavor and attract many of the attendees at this year’s show.
Ocean Mist Farms’ press release also revealed that the company will showcase several of its washed and ready-to-use convenience products specifically designed with foodservice professionals in mind. Products on display will include Brussels Sprouts (whole, halves, and shreds) in 3 and 5 lb bags; Broccoli Florets in 3 lb bags; and Spinach in 1, 2, and 2.5 lb bags.
Be sure to stop by booth #219 at the show to catch Chef Chris in action and to check out Ocean Mist Farms' Baby Artichokes.
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