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September 30th, 2014

by Total Food Service

Vincent Barcelona Joins Admiration Foods as Vice President of Customer Experience, Corporate Chef


Supreme Oil Company, Inc., also known as Admiration Foods (www.admirationfoods.com), recently announced that Vincent Barcelona, Corporate Executive Chef of the Fort Pond Bay Company, will be joining Supreme Oil as the Vice President of Customer Experience, Corporate Chef.


In this newly created position, Barcelona will work closely with Supreme Oil’s customers to try and help each of them achieve greater levels of profitability and success in the ultra-competitive and complex restaurant industry.  New services to be offered by Supreme Oil under Barcelona’s leadership include assistance with menu planning, food costing, product ideation, kitchen design and general restaurant consultation. Supreme Oil is the largest privately held supplier of cooking oil and edible-oil based products in the United States.

“The hiring of Vincent Barcelona creates a unique opportunity for all of Supreme Oil’s customers to enjoy an expert level of culinary support that has traditionally been available only to larger restaurant chains,” explains Michael Leffler (President and CEO). “Vincent’s industry expertise and proven record of success in the restaurant business makes him the perfect person to lead this new initiative.  I am thrilled he will be joining our team.”
“I am profoundly honored to join Supreme Oil and work with its very talented team in this new role,” said Barcelona.  “After having spent the last 30 years working in kitchens, this position allows me the opportunity to apply my culinary experiences in a new environment and at a company that shares my philosophy of continuously looking to improve the customer experience.”

Barcelona brings with him a lifetime of expertise from top-rated NYC restaurants Le Bernardin, Union Square Cafe, Park Avenue Cafe, Restaurant Luxe, Mark Hotel and River Cafe, just to name a few.  Later this month, Barcelona will have the distinction of being the James Beard Foundation's featured chef at the Beard House.  Barcelona will join Supreme Oil directly from serving as the Executive Chef at The Fort Pond Bay Company which includes restaurants Harvest on Fort Pond in Montauk, Harvest on Hudson in Hastings on Hudson, Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry and East by Northeast in Montauk. 

Supreme Oil Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated business founded in 1945. Its entrepreneurial heritage and ability to find quick and creative solutions distinguish it from other suppliers. Operating from three strategic locations in New Jersey, Tennessee and Alabama, Supreme Oil manufactures a wide variety of products in an extensive array of packaging sizes and brands (including the popular Admiration and Piknik labels). Supreme Oil’s products are sold across all segments of the food industry and they include items such as edible oils, salad dressings, margarines, shortenings, sauces, condiments, vinegars, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and more.

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