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Who's News in Catering for May 6, 2023

Products on the Market

Stora Enso has introcued a new easily recyclable packaging for frozen and chilled food. Tambrite Aqua+ is a new circular packaging material for frozen and chilled food packaging that reduces the need for fossil-based plastics and improves recyclability after use. Tambrite folding box board has been providing industry-leading stiffness and bulk for over fifty years with its excellent printability, runnability, and robustness. Aqua+ is a new water-based dispersion coating that uses renewable materials to provide the necessary protection and food safety.   

People on the Move

The Broadmoor announced the promotion of David Patterson to vice president of food and beverage. In this leadership role, Patterson will oversee all food and beverage operations while maintaining the resort's high culinary standards and enriching the resort’s award-winning dining experiences. Prior to this new position, Patterson was The Broadmoor’s executive chef and was responsible for overseeing the iconic resort’s diverse collection of restaurants, cafes, and lounges, as well as servicing over 300,000 square feet of banquet and event space. Patterson joined the Forbes 5-star, AAA 5-diamond Broadmoor as executive sous chef in January 2013 after working with Alain Ducasse restaurants in New York, Paris and Monaco. He was appointed as The Broadmoor’s executive chef in 2017. A former executive chef of Hotel Hana-Maui, his career led him to host the prestigious James Beard House dinner, “A Taste of Maui.” As a young sous chef at Maisonette in Cincinnati, David was introduced to the world of Stars and Diamonds in the restaurant that earned five of each for 42 consecutive years. Throughout his tenure, he has traveled extensively to explore and discover the exciting world of food and its traditions in South Korea, China, Thailand, Singapore, India, Egypt and Jordan. 

Hot Off the Presses

HUNGRY (, the comprehensive platform that provides exceptional food and events solutions for businesses across the country, announces an ambitious new initiative that seeks to offset a significant amount of the company’s carbon dioxide emissions. The HUNGRY Carbon Neutral Delivery Program, launching this month, allows HUNGRY and its corporate clients to help reverse the effects of global warming, protect animal habitats, and provide needed income to local communities by planting mangrove trees to naturally sequester carbon dioxide. Through a partnership with Click a Tree (, HUNGRY plants mangrove trees to offset C02 emissions. What’s more: Click a Tree supports local workers to maintain the trees for the next 50 years, compounding the positive impact on the environment and community for decades to come. To jumpstart the program, HUNGRY will split the cost of making a catering delivery carbon-neutral with like-minded clients — $5 from the client matched with $5 from HUNGRY — to continue growing the HUNGRY forest and make a huge, and growing, difference. The company already made its commitment known with a 2,000-tree investment. Over the next 50 years, those 2,000 initial trees will remove approximately 2.7 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere — offsetting over 60,600 catering deliveries! 



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