Philadelphia, PA – Cheerleaders, a mascot, plenty of people and food, food, food- It had everything. The annual Kast Distributors Food show was hosted on Tuesday at Lincoln Financial field in South Philadelphia- the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Some 170 vendors from across North America shared their food tips with restaurant, Pizza shop and diner owners.
Philly’s Best Cheesesteak Co. certainly caught our eye as we sampled them over and over again. The Greek owned company has been processing and distributing the Philly famed product since 1995. One woman we interviewed said, her son comes up from North Carolina every two weeks to visit. When he leaves, he grabs a case and takes them home where their gone instantly. “We distribute to Dubai and China now too, and continue to grow”, said Zafeiris Akranas of Philly’s Best. The popularity of the Philadelphia cheesesteak is known globally and many companies have jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to distributing.
Members of Kast welcomed you into the Linc as it known and directed you to anyone or anything you needed. “We are known as a friendly, family business with attention to personal service. When the phone rings we pick up, not a machine” says Manos Vournavakis of Kast. The Greek owned company has built a reputation that is well known in the region. KAST Distributors is a broadline foodservice distributor serving the foodservice industry in the mid Atlantic region and was founded in 1994.
The annual event is hosted every spring and continues to grow in popularity. For more information about the annual event, you can visit them online or just pick up the phone as Manos said (856-299-3553).