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Who's News for January 16, 2021

Chef Chris Bybee has been named Western regional sales manager for Northern America for InHarvest, Inc.

In his new role, Bybee will manage account acquisition and retention within the company’s established “Culinary First” sales strategy. He’ll continue to assist with broker training.

Bybee began his industry training at 14 as a dishwasher for a Houston unit of then-Nacogdoches, Texas-based Kettle Restaurants, where he rose through the ranks to ultimately become assistant manager while still a student. Upon graduating high school, he embarked for Europe and accepted a stage under a well-known chef in Switzerland.

That training launched a series of diverse leadership posts and culinary roles, including chef de cuisine of a restaurant/nightclub in Anguilla; executive chef and foodservice consultant to a healthcare system in Texas; corporate executive chef for a food broker in Colorado; and chef/owner of a full-service catering operation, also in Colorado. InHarvest, which had worked with Bybee as a consultant, enlisted him as a full-time corporate chef in 2012.


World Centric, the leading compostable tableware company, that donates at least 25% of their profits to global grassroots social and environmental programs and to offset their carbon emissions from raw material to delivery has announced the newest additions to their product lineup.  


 Fiber Utensils:  

  • 6" Fiber Spork  
  • 6" Fiber Spoon  
  • 3" Fiber Spoon  

The wood-free, petroleum plastic-free products are capable of hot or cold use and provide the foodservice industry a more environmentally-conscious option to traditional disposable cutlery and serving utensils– ideal for a broad range of common food and meal prep circumstances.  


Snowy River Cocktails, a line of all-natural cocktail decorating products including glitters, colorful salt and sugar rimmers, beverage colors, syrups and cocktail flavors, has been honored with medals from the PR%F Awards 2020 Tasting Competition. This is the second consecutive year Snowy River Cocktails was honored for its products by the organization.  PR%F Award judges are a team of beverage buyers of multi-unit restaurants, bars, nightclubs, casinos, hotels, resorts, airlines, retail and distributors from across the nation.

Snowy River Cocktails won four Double Gold Medals for its Purple and Turquoise Cocktail Glitters, Diablo Cocktail Salt and Candy Cane Sour Sips.  The Washington-based company also won two Gold Medals for its Chocolate Diamond Cocktail Sugar and Maple Bacon Cocktail Flavor.

The Snowy River Cocktails 2021 Product Catalog is now available by request to Stuart Cutler at .  


Vibrant Table has created a new line of business that provides Virtual Event meals for non-profit organization guests. The NPO organizes their virtual event, and VT will deliver the three course meal to patron’s homes with simple re-heat and plating instructions. The goal is to recreate the live shared meal experience that coincides with the live virtual gala. Several organizations have met or exceeded their goal, which is phenomenal given the climate.

NPO’s Vibrant Table has partnered with during COVID for virtual events: Cascade AIDS Project, Portland Center Stage, NAYA, Planned Parenthood, Youth Rights & Justice, Meals on Wheels, Maybelle Center for Community, Raphael House and more, creating and delivering over 3000 meals. Additional information on Vibrant Table Virtual Events, the process, and roster of past organizations can be found here:  


Florida-based startup Pure Pour is now offering its game-changing no-leak bottle pour spout online at  Sterile and antimicrobial, the spout puts a stop to bottle leaks and spillage, the #2 cause of beverage product loss according to the National Restaurant Association.  The innovative design fits virtually any bottle and includes a snug-fitting bug cap.  Pure Pour is made of FDA-approved food grade material, is dishwasher-safe, does not rust and lasts up to three times longer than other pour spots.




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