Pom¬, a leading supplier of 100% Italian tomato products to the foodservice industry, will be sponsoring the 13th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress at the Brooklyn Expo Center from Sunday, October 21st – Tuesday, October 23rd. At Congress, Pom¬ will be used in exciting dishes throughout the event while exploring the theme of Cooking with Respect: Better People, Better Food. In addition to Pom¬s popular bag-in-box offering, they will be showcasing their new line of tomato juice.
A group of rising star chefs from across the U.S. will be serving up delicious bites at the Pom¬ booth, with each day featuring a new chef and dish. Chef Jennifer Cox of Levy Restaurants will kick things off on Sunday with Shrimp Puttanesca. On Monday, Chef Max Convertini of the Federation of Italian Chefs (FIC) will prepare Tomato Marmellata on Tart and Tomato Panna Cotta. Brooklyns own Michael Ayoub of Fornino Pizza will be firing up Roman Pizza on Tuesday to close out the conference.
Beyond the booth, attendees will see Pom¬ included in a main stage presentation with Chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast (Portland, OR), and hands-on workshops led by Toronto Pastry Chef David Chow and New York bartender Pam Wiznitzer.
Pom¬ will also be part of evening festivities including at the Congress Cocktail Session Where Orson Salicetti of Middle Branch will be mixing up drinks with Pom¬ tomato juice. Finally, Chef Kurt Applegate of Extra Fancy is hosting the industry after party, where Pom¬ chopped tomatoes will highlight a Spanish-style canape.
Foodservice is a key channel for Pom¬s growth in the U.S. and working with StarChefs we have been able to get in front of some of the top and up and coming chefs in the industry, stated Umberto Marconi, Vice President of Pomi USA. Chefs appreciate the versatility, quality, flavor and purity of Pom¬ tomatoes in their kitchens.
Pom¬ was founded in 1982 in the province of Parma and immediately became an icon thanks to its innovative packaging the carton brick, which makes the tomato sauce easily recognizable in any country where it is exported. Today, Pom¬ is synonymous with Italian quality, controlled supply chain, tomato traceability and sustainability of production and transformation processes. In fact, Pom¬ tomatoes are grown from selected seeds cultivated by members of the Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro on over 7,000 hectares between Cremona, Parma, Mantua and Piacenza, in Northern Italy. Pom¬ tomatoes are 100% Italian, cultivated to respect the environment and the health of our consumers while bringing a burst of flavor to each dish.
100% Italian, 100% GMO-Free, BPA-free, Kosher, Non-GMO, No Preservatives, No Artificial Flavors, No Citric Acid, No Salt or Water added.
Pom¬ is available through retail, specialty, Italian distributors nationwide.