Make your menu pop with COLORFUL, FRESH BERRIES.
California Giant Berry Farms’ 2023 Chef Finalists of its 2023 Chef Invitational have been selected!
The Top Chef is Steven Halliday, Gordon Food Service – Red Thai Berry Chicken Curry with Blueberry Lemon Rice
The People’s Choice Winner is David McGurn, Performance Foodservice – Congee with Brulee Berries and Quick Berry Pickles
The finalists and their recipes are:
• Dontre’al Haigler, Denny’s – Fruity Fried Octopus with Blueberry Sticky Rice
• Jereme Nemeth, Sysco – Blackberry Fennel Scallops with Blueberry Risotto
• Katie Bulger, Performance Foodservice – Blackberry Brown Butter Seabass with Strawberry Chimichurri
To learn more about the 2023 finalists, click here.
Berry Storage and Handling Best Practices
Unload all berries immediately into a cold room, roughly 32°F. Never allow a shipment to sit outside of a cold atmosphere.
Check for maturity, ripeness level, quantity, packaging, size, count, weight, and grade. Report any discrepancies immediately.
Store unwashed, in clamshells away from sources of moisture; moisture will cause rapid breakdown of the berry.
Don’t wash berries until ready to serve and use a gentle spray of cool water.
Don’t remove green caps from strawberries until after rinsing. This helps to retain flavor inside the berries.
PACK SIZES THAT FIT YOUR NEEDS
1 lb. • 2 lb. • 3 lb. • 4 lb.
6 oz. • Pint • 18 oz. • 24 oz. • 2 lb.
6 oz. • 12 oz.
6 oz. • 12 oz.
Sustainable packs available:
Ask your sales representative about our sustainable offerings