Branching Out Part 3: Kona - Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter Braised Niihau Lamb Shanks & Molokai Sweet Potato Corn Hash

Welcome to beautiful Kona! In our third Branching Out blog post, we partnered with Chef and Restaurateur, Kevin Hanney of 12th Avenue GrillKoko Head Cafe, and Avenue's Bar and Eatery to develop a Hawaiian-inspired recipe. Hanney's Molokai Sweet Potato Corn Hash is so simple and flavorful that it is great alone or as a side to the Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter Braised Niihau Lamb Shanks. Find the recipes below, and be sure to say aloha to the team from the Big Island!

Meet Your Salesperson: Bianca Anaya

With a family background in the food industry and sales, it only seemed natural for Bianca Anaya, territory sales in Oahu, to explore working in the same field. Her passion for food, dining out, and meeting interesting people sparked her interest in the industry but it's the everyday challenges, rewards, and Ohana that keep her motivated. Read Anaya's interview, below, as she reflects on her journey and accomplishments, and her reasons for attending the Hawaii Foodservice Show in October.

Topics: Meet Your Salesperson Interviews

Design Tips with Contract Manager and Lead Designer, Peggy Marvel

Peggy Marvel, Contract Manager and Lead Designer for the Hawaii Division, has 28 years of combined restaurant and architectural design experience under her belt. We sat down with her to get the scoop on all the best tips and advice for creating a functional and beautiful foodservice space. Read below to learn more!   

Topics: Restaurant Design Interviews

Branching Out Part 2: Maui - Guri Guri

In this week's Branching Out blog post, we travel to beautiful Maui to bring you a favorite recipe from the locals - Guri Guri! Read below to make this icy treat, and then meet our Maui branch team. This is part 2 of our 4-part Branching Out blog series, so be on the lookout for another special Hawaiian-inspired post next week!

Topics: Branching Out Cooking & Recipes

Branching Out Part 1: Oahu - Kevin Wilkinson on Living the Aloha Spirit

On Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th, Bargreen Ellingson will be hosting the Hawaii Foodservice Show - the company's largest event of the year on Oahu. Helping lead the charge is General Manager, Kevin Wilkinson. Wilkinson manages over 50 employees and four of the major islands - Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. With over 6000 foodservice licenses on Oahu, over a million full-time residents, and 3 million people on the island at any given time, Wilkinson is a busy man. Despite a full schedule, however, Wilkinson still finds a way to stay committed to his team, his family and living the Aloha Spirit.

In this special four-part Branching Out blog series, we will be island-hopping to each of our branch locations to share with you why you should know our Hawaii ohana. Keep a look out for interviews, recipes and more through the month of September! Continue reading Wilkinson's interview below.

Topics: Branching Out Interviews