In the competitive world of the restaurant industry, staying ahead of the game is crucial.
It’s not just about creating delicious food and offering excellent service; it’s also about staying updated with the latest trends and ingredients. One way to achieve this is by selecting and attending the right food distributor trade shows.
With an understanding of just how many show options there are and how busy today’s Metro New York restaurateur and foodservice operator is, Victory Foodservice has dedicated itself to creating that must-see show experience. The Hunts Point based distributor will roll out the red carpet for its current and future customer base on Wed. Oct. 4th from 11am to 6pm at Terrace on the Park in Queens, NY.
Victory Foodservice is a family-owned, independent foodservice distributor that has served the New York City market and northern New Jersey with superior customer service, high-quality foodservice products, and competitive prices for over 35 years.
The company was was founded by the Tyras family in 1985. Prior to founding Victory, brothers Michael (Mihail) and Gus (Konstantinos) were both employed selling groceries throughout the greater metropolitan New York market. The company began with a singular focus on produce and grocery distribution.
By working as salesmen and route drivers, the Tyras brothers developed a first-hand knowledge of the needs of foodservice operators. This experience, along with a commitment to putting customers first, helped Victory steadily grow a reliable customer base and robust product catalog.
In 1995, Victory transitioned into a full-line food service distributor, and two years later, the company moved to its current headquarters facility. Victory’s continuous growth over the past 35 years has been built on the ethics of hard work, honesty, and integrity with customers. “Our customer base has grown to include restaurants, supermarkets, healthcare facilities, catering halls, diners, hotels, bakeries, cafes, and pizzerias,” noted the company’s Marketing Coordinator Joanna Zoulis.
Next month’s Victory Foodservice show will showcase the company’s commitment to customer service. “For more than 35 years, we have offered personalized attention and service to our customers,” Zoulis added. “Our extensive product catalog, which includes over 9,000 fresh, frozen, and dry items, provides the products to serve all three dayparts and cater to various ethnic cuisines.”
“With access to a wide selection of over 9,000 items available for immediate delivery, we ensure you get what you need, when you need it,” Zoulis continued. “Even if a specific item is not in stock, we are more than willing to place custom orders to meet your needs. Our commitment to innovation includes recent investments in state-of-the-art computerized inventory, selection, routing, and solar energy that continue to drive our business forward.”
Victory’s annual food show allows the Bronx firm to showcase its products and services to its diverse customer base. “It’s an excellent way for us to gather insights into the needs of our customers, specifically how we can expand our inventory to provide new items to our customers,” Zoulis added. “In this way, we can continue providing beyond expectation service to our customers, which is always our goal here at Victory.”
This year’s show marks the 20th annual edition of the Victory show.
“Our goal is to make this show our grandest yet,” Zoulis continued. “You can expect to see top brands like Tyson, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, and many more. We’ll have live demonstrations, hourly raffles, and exclusive show-only discounts available for customers who attend this year’s show.”
In a world in which technology brings access to even more information, Victory understands the importance of the show’s networking opportunities. Many Metro New York restaurant and foodservice professionals look to the Victory show as an opportunity to sample new products. “Our vendors are always happy to provide recipe inspiration to enhance operator menus,” Zoulis detailed. “Additionally, we’re happy to announce that our new and improved website now features recipes and articles to provide operators with inspiration to update and elevate their menus.”
In addition to new products operators will be able to source the latest industry trends. “As sustainability becomes more important, operators might find eco-friendly packaging solutions, ethically sourced ingredients, and other products that align with environmentally conscious dining trends,” Zoulis said. “Ready-made sauces, pre-marinated proteins, pre-cut vegetables, and other convenience foods can help operators streamline their kitchen operations without sacrificing quality.”
“With the growing demand for plant-based options, operators might find new plant-based protein sources like vegan burgers, plant-based sausages, and vegan condiments,” he said. “These products cater to the rising number of customers seeking vegetarian and vegan menu choices.”
Victory Foodservice has always been known for its visionary approach to changes in the marketplace. Among the latest trends is an industry push to add alternative protein options like plant-based meats or sustainable seafood, gluten-free or vegan ingredients.
“Victory proudly stocks a diverse array of vegan, plant-based, and gluten free products,” Zoulis said. “Some of which include vegan mayonnaise, milk alternatives, vegan chicken options, veggie burgers, gluten free pasta, flour, pizza crust and much more. We’re always looking to expand our inventory with in-demand products to meet the needs of our customers. You can expect to see these types of products at our food show on October 4th.”
Victory has long been a trendsetter in terms of local to table offerings. “As we look to keep up with the trends and provide inspiration to our customers, we stock fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Our buyers are consistently seeking in-season produce to provide our customers with the best quality. Our produce offerings are updated daily to meet the needs of our diverse customer base,” Zoulis concluded.
Operators that would like to attend the event with a complimentary badge are invited to visit the Victory Foodservice website or call 718-378-1122 to register for the Food Show. The Victory team is looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 4th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Terrace on the Park located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.