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>d DISTRIBUTORS fairway packing co. A True Cut Above Fairway Packing offers wholesale meat to commercial accounts and consumers. company profile Fairway Packing Co. Headquarters: Detroit Specialty: Meat products, poultry, seafood and produce Gene Baratta, president and CEO: “I am personally involved at every level to ensure we always provide the best of ourselves to [customers].” vate and develop new ideas for its products and supervises production of them from start to finish. Baratta insists that each order receives special attention. “I am personally involved at every level to ensure we always provide the best of ourselves to [customers],” Baratta maintains. Fairway Packing Co. is the only Michigan restaurant meat distributor to be voted into the National Top 200 Purveyors by Meat Processing magazine, he says, adding that his company is the only meat distributor to offer same-day service every day. Meet the Meats >> Fairway Packing Co. says it has been devoted to providing the highest-quality meats for more than 50 years. C onsumers crowd the stalls, booths and storefronts of Detroit’s colorful and unique Eastern Market district every Saturday morning, but during the business week, Fairway Packing Co. also handles commercial packing house and produce business for restaurants in Michigan and nationwide. The company has been located in the Eastern Market since 1989, where it provides old-style packing house-quality meat products, poultry, seafood and produce with state-of-the-art equipment and the newest technology. “We have a reputation as one of the cleanest and best facilities in the Midwest,” the company says. Fairway Packing Co. is inspected regularly by the USDA and is HACCP-compliant. “My family has been dedicated to providing the best meats, poultry and produce for 55 years,” President and CEO Gene Baratta says. “Our courteous and informed sales staff is available day or night to provide the best information and quickest service.” Consumers can pick up all of Fairway Packing Co.’s restaurant-quality meats at wholesale prices. The company also works with award-winning chefs to inno- Fairway Packing Co. supplies a number of unique meat products to commercial businesses and consumers. Among them are Kobe beef, which used to be available only at very high prices or to those visiting Japan. But through genetics, feeding and management spearheaded by the Animal Sciences Department at Washington State University and Kobe Beef America (KBA) Inc.– a fourth-generation beef producer in Bend, Ore. – the experience of Kobe beef can be enjoyed in the United States. KBA combines the Japanese method of evaluating beef for color, fat color and marbling – which uses scoring 146 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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