Delicious smells and groovy sounds eminated from White Auditorium Wednesday, as EVCO Wholesale Food Corp. hosted their annual food show. This year's theme was EVCO Groovin', with '60s flower power and tie-dye filling the room, along with 105 food service booths.
The invitation-only food show is a chance for EVCO customers to interact with vendors directly, and sample some of their products. Luke Harms of McCain Foods said they've been partnered with EVCO for more than 25 years. McCain's specializes in potato-based products, like french fries and onion rings, and Harms says people always seem to enjoy their product.
Harms said the crowd favorite was their spicier items, and the same can be said for other vendors offering samples.
Hormel Foods representative Katie Cecil-Schout said this was their first year participating in the food show.
On display at Hormel's booth were the usual meat products: bacon, brisket, pulled pork, as well as low-sodium items, and even Skippy peanut butter (Hormel recently acquired Skippy brand). Cecil-Schout said they look forward to coming back next year and partnering with EVCO.
EVCO provides a range of food service products for institutional kitchens, such as schools, hotels, and health care facilities.