If you like cake – and even if you don’t – you most likely know Buddy Valastro, or The Cake Boss, the burly dark-haired celebrity pastry chef featured on The Discovery Channel. And if you’d like to meet him, come to the 2013 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) November 10th at 11 a.m. at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
Valastro will be part of “The Javits is Cookin’,” a new segment focusing on F&B trends that’s part of this year’s conference, sponsored by IHMRS and Posternak Bauer Aitkenhead and Cantamessa (PBAC). PBAC is celebrating its 25th and equipment maker Traulsen’s 75th anniversaries.
Valastro began running his bakery, Carlo’s Bakery, after the death of his father, but it wasn’t until April 2009 when he became a household word. That’s when The Discovery Channel picked up the reality television show, “Cake Boss,” which follows the operation of Valastro’s business.
Founded in 1988 by Michael R. Posternak and Steve Bauer. PBAC serves the food service, bakery, supermarket and convenience store industries in the New York/New Jersey and Fairfield County Connecticut areas.
Posternak Bauer uses state-of-the art computerized paperless office systems to provide customer service, close factory liaison and direct mail capabilities to the food services industry. PBAC uses more than 200 dealer salesman who specify its products.
“PBAC fully understands the complexities of today's foodservice marketplace such as the role of buying groups, the importance of consultants trade associations, as well as the benefits of select distribution,” said Posternak.
PBAC’s lines include Imperial Brown, Elkay SSP, Hobart, Traulsen, Duke, Metro, Gaylord, Vulcan, and Hamilton Beach among many others.