Chloe Eklund

Chloe Eklund

Chloe is the Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for Bargreen Ellingson. She is an avid reader, loves London Fog lattes and her budgie, Brodie.

Recent Posts by Chloe Eklund:

Mother's Day Marketing Tips

Mother's Day happens to be one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, so we wanted to provide some tips and tricks for making the day successful, profitable, and fun. 

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Bargreen Bake Off: Pin to Win a Dexter Knife Set!

Do you have the perfect pie recipe? If so, we want to see it on Pinterest! 

Post your best original pie photo and recipe on Pinterest and you could win a Dexter Knife set (below)! Be sure to include the hashtags #BargreenBakeOff & #BeInTheKitchen in the comment section of your pin to qualify. All entries will be pinned to Bargreen Ellingson's "Contest & Entries" Pinterest board, and the winning pin will be selected based on creativity and presentation.

Topics: Contests & Giveaways

An Interview with Windmill Bistro's Chef and Owner, Bruce Patterson

With Mother's Day around the corner, we headed to Sumner, WA to visit with Bruce Patterson, owner, and chef of the Windmill Bistro. Windmill Bistro is a charming restaurant nestled away in a lush garden setting that can only be described as fairy tale-esque. During our interview, Bruce talks about the challenges he faced while transitioning from working in resorts to becoming a small restaurant owner, why he still makes most of his food in-house, and what motivates him every day. Read his interview below!

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

An Interview with El Toro's Angelica Arias

I recently met with Angelica Arias, General Manager of El Toro Mexican Restaurant to talk about her family's owned and operated chain since 1979. Still run by her father with Angelica and her siblings as partners, El Toro has successfully served five key locations in Tacoma, Washington for more than 35 years. Read Angelica's interview to learn more about their business, plans for future locations, and advice for starting your own restaurant chain.  

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

An Interview with Restaurant Owner & WSU Culinary Educator, Jim Harbour

As we pull into the parking lot of Pullman's South Fork Public House, I am surprised by the location. The restaurant is flanked by an Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree - an expected placement but one that was strategically planned by restaurant owner and Washington State University college professor, Jim Harbour. We are meeting for lunch to talk about his newest venture, CASK - a small tapas bar specializing in local beer and wine, complete with a unique 102 square foot kitchen and beautiful rustic interior.

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews News & Trends

Behind the Scenes: How an Order Gets Processed in our Distribution Center

We went behind the scenes of our Fife Distribution Center to show you what happens after you place an order with your local sales representative. After being entered into our system, the DC team carefully selects the foodservice product from our 200,000 square foot warehouse, taking every step to ensure its safe arrival in your hands. Watch the video below! 

Topics: Behind the Scenes

Bangers & Mash Recipe

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, we headed over to Doyle's Public House in Tacoma, WA to get inspired by an Irish themed lunch. Instead of the typical corned beef and cabbage, however, we tried bangers and mash - a traditional favorite of the British and Irish consisting of sausage and mashed potatoes. 

Topics: Cooking & Recipes Restaurants & Bars

Matfer's Simple Steps for Seasoning Steel Pans

If you want your steel pan to have an excellent non-stick surface and prolonged life, consider seasoning. All you need is vegetable oil, a cloth rag, and a little bit of time. Your pans will last longer, cook more evenly, and clean more efficiently. Matfer demonstrated the five basic steps during our latest Sales Workshop. Follow the steps below to easily season your steel pan and be sure to check out the tips and tricks section!

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Buttered Scallops with Risotto & Kale

 
Looking to serve a romantic dinner bursting with flavor? This recipe for Buttered Scallops with Parmesan Risotto and Garlic Kale is easy to cook, delicious, and perfect for date night. Butter and garlic tie this dish together, adding a richness to the wilted kale and creamy risotto.  Get out your induction pans and let's get cooking this mouth-watering recipe!
Topics: Cooking & Recipes

Slow Cooker "Red Hot" Cheesy Dip

Calling all cheese lovers! Our Slow Cooker "Red Hot" Cheesy Dip combines the flavors of four types of cheese with chicken, green onions, and Frank's Hot Sauce for spicy, melty goodness. We served it straight from our Hamilton Beach slow cooker with chips or try slathering it on top of bread rolls. Either way, your guests will love this game-day dipping favorite!