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#015: How Commitment to Transparency Builds Lifetime Brand Loyalty for a Food Service Giant – US Foods

Josh & Kevin (@US_Foods) of US Foods Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Ole Hickory Pits: Grill Grates: Weber Grills: Del Mar BBQ Championship: Del Mar BBQ Championship Facebook Event:  US Foods Acquires Another Distributor: US Foods Press Releases: US Foods Class Action Lawsuit: US Foods Tipping Point:   PFUFA Website: PFUFA Directory: A Weekend With PFUFA: #PFUFA: Shawn's Trip to Canton: Shawn's Trip to Canton: Cali Shawn PFUFA: OIT: The Washington Hogettes fan group have raised over $150M for child cancer research: Ladainian Tomlinson into the Hall of Fame: The PFUFA / Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade is the 3rd largest parade in the US behind macs parade and rose bowl parade: US Foods catered food for the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend US Foods is one of the best food service companies around Cali Comfort BBQ and Valley Farm Market both have great relationships with US Foods Transparency is KEY in business Josh has been with US Foods for 9 years and is going strong! Honesty, Integrity, Transparency, Diligence, Follow-Through Kevin is a US Foods as a Business Development Manager, and is a Meat Specialist Kevin is extremely knowledgeable in the food business Certified Angus Beef: StockYards Meat Company: – The oldest meat packing company in the world – created in 1893 Shawn “The more you can learn about every aspect of the company, the better you will be at your job” When 100 people want ribeye, what to do with the chuck piece of the meat? Full Carcas Utilization – There are 29 lean cuts of carcas on a cattle Chicago is the “Mecca of USDA Beef” because it was easy to “rail out on the american railroad systems… easy to bring the feed to the cattle” – Kevin  Derek, “Knowledge is POWER” US Foods flew Derek out to the main packing facility to show him how they do it – Transparency US Foods really cares about their clients like Cali Comfort BBQ and Valley Farm Market Restaurant Owner (amazing resource): Josh, “So many business owners focus on ways to save their way to succes instead of focusing on quality, creating partnerships” US Foods needs to make money too, and restaurant owners need to understand their costs and reflect those on the menu Josh, “The more successful the business is, the more successful US Foods is” Josh started learning about food by starting in the kitchen Josh went to Culinary Institute – “go to the best places and work your way up”   Josh was a busboy at Harpoon Henry's: Shawn “Gratitude goes a long way” Josh started at the very bottom…

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