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Who's News in Catering for January 14, 2023

Products on the Market

Pescanova, a leading seafood supplier based in Spain, is bringing its premium seafood products to U.S. foodservice. MSC-certified Cape Hake and Protein Pasta made from responsibly sourced wild Alaska pollock are now available to satisfy consumers seeking delicious, high-quality seafood options on menu. Caught off of the coast of Namibia, Cape Hake is flash frozen as soon as it’s caught to maintain the highest quality, taste and texture. Cape Hake has a flaky texture and a mild, subtly sweet flavor — the perfect choice for consumers seeking a simple white fish without the “fishy” taste. The wild-caught fish comes pre-cut in 3-ounce, 4-ounce and 5-ounce portions and fillets and can be prepared in a variety of ways to align with your menu needs. Pescanova Protein Pasta is a gluten-free, low-carb pasta alternative that delivers the great taste and texture of traditional pasta with the naturally nutritious benefits of seafood. While there are many new alternative pastas coming to menus, Pescanova Protein Pasta is the only pasta made from wild Alaska pollock, a mild, lean whitefish responsibly sourced from the pristine waters of Alaska.      

People on the Move 

Sodexo Live!, the hospitality partner to the world’s most iconic venues, is pleased to announce the appointment of Belinda Oakley as its new Chief Executive Officer, North America. A proven international business leader with two decades of foodservice management experience who has successfully led enterprise growth strategies through operational excellence, innovation and the development of high performing teams, Oakley takes over to lead 20,000+ team members at 150+ partner venues throughout the US and Canada.  Oakley replaces outgoing CEO Steve Pangburn who will stay on to help with the transition through the end of March 2023 in an advisory capacity. Pangburn has opted to step down, in order to spend more time with his family in France, where he will continue working with Sodexo. A native Australian, Oakley has led organizations on three continents, leveraging her transformative leadership style to build cultures of innovation, driving operational excellence and achieving record results.