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    Highlights From Our 2018 Food Show

    On March 27, 2018, Benjamin Foods celebrated its 11th anniversary in business with a spectacular food show at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia. Benjamin Foods would like to thank all of our vendors and partners who helped make our 2018 Food Show such a success.

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    February 2018 Feature: Cherryl Lemi Gutierrez Interview

    Benjamin Foods: Tell us about how you developed an interest in the art intricacies of food?

    Cherryl Lemi Gutierrez: It was after graduating from high school. My only option is to be an Optometrist (to be in school for 8+ years) or a be a Chef(only two years). Obviously, I picked to be professional chef. Once I decided that I wanted to be a chef, I immediately searched and looked where I can go to pursue my dream. My top choice was only to go to school at The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, New York. I graduated December 20, 2002. After graduation I also decided to take one continuing education class with Dolores Custer Food Styling.

    How many years ago was that?

    1997 was the year I graduated High School and the year I decided  to become a chef.

    Do you live in the Philadelphia area? Where did you grow up?

    I live in South Philly. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I came to The United States when I was 13 years old.

    Do you have a favorite food?

    Yes, I love Fettuccini carbonara and their amazing garlic knots from Piccollo Trattoria Pennington NJ and Artichoke Basil Pizza from NYC. I bake an amazing Carrot Cake!! Just don’t serve okra to me because I won’t even dare to eat it!!

    Are there specifics aspects of the food business that you are particularly passionate about?

    I’ve been in the food industry since 1997 and I took a C.E. Continuing Education Food Stylist at the CIA where Dolores Custer was teaching at that time. As a Chef, I have been obsessive about all aspects of dining out. It could be from a hole-in-a-wall to a Michelin star restaurant. From the menu, decor, ambiance, music, experience and the food of a restaurant. Everything has to come together in order to have a successful dining experience. 

    How much of your daily to weekly time is dedicated to food?

    I eat, breathe, think, Dream food at all times. As soon as I wake up I check my Instagram. To answer your question 24/7. Don’t worry I sleep also!!

    Is it just a hobby or have you been able to make it part of your work?

    Both, I love entertaining, cooking and making people happy by my cooking. Food ALWAYS brings people together!! 100% guarantee!!

    What is the Travel with Chef Cherryl brand about?

    Travel with Chef Cherryl is all about people that love to Travel & Eat Food at the same time. People travel from Point A to Point B right? Either by foot, bus, car, train, or plane. I love sharing all my domestic and international travels to other people. I want to share through my social media when I do take food photos of the local foods and specialty foods I’ve visited one state/country at a time. I am all about authenticity!!

    Where do you see yourself in one year from now? In five years?

    One year from now… I hope to travel the Midwest. Five years- I’d love to travel the Southeast Asia and Europe. I would love to go to Japan for their sushi and ramen. Korea to find the best Korean BBQ and bibimbap. I’d love to go back to Maui and perhaps island hop to the Big Island and Kauai, Hawaii. My other dream is to publish my own cookbook.

    How can people get in touch with you and follow you?

    They can follow me via:

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    Save the date for our spring 2018 food show

    Our 2018 food show takes place on March 27, 2018 at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, PA.

    Benjamin Foods Spring Food Show
    March 27, 2018

    SugarHouse Casino
    1001 N. Delaware Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19125

    Free Event
    Free Parking
    $10 Free Play for all Attendees

    Cash Prizes | Food | Giveaways

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    Welcome to the new home of Benjamin Foods on the web!

    We’ve updated our site to better serve you, our loyal customers. In the fast-paced food industry, time is money. Our new look is designed to make it easier for our customers to find the products and information that they need, fast.

    We believe our new design represents the type of forward thinking for which Benjamin Foods has become known. The new is engineered for easier, more intuitive navigation. Now that many of our customers are accessing the site on mobile devices, we’ve created a fully responsive site design compatible with modern tablets, browsers and smart phones to allow them to access our catalog in the kitchen, in the car, or anywhere.

    We’re as proud of this new web experience as we are of our Philadelphia roots. And don’t think we’ve lost sight of the traditional core values that got us to this point. Behind our shiny new digs, we’re the same hardworking broadline food distributors you’ve come to rely upon since 2007.

    In fact, like everything else we do, we believe the brand-new Benjamin Foods experience reaffirms our commitment to our core values of:

    • Integrity
    • Accountability
    • Passion
    • Persistence
    • Loyalty

    We invite you to please take a moment to explore our new site, bookmark us, and check back regularly for more information about our products and services as well as commentary on industry news.

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    March Feature: 2017 Food Show

    Our 2017 food show takes place on March 28, 2017 at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia, PA. It will run from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event is free and there will be prize giveaways all day!

    Sugar House Casino
    Philadelphia, PA
    March 28, 2017
    10 AM – 4 PM

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