PMQ hunts down some of the hottest products at
New York’s International Restaurant & Foodservice
the show at
This past March, PMQ Pizza Magazine and Pizza TV hit the
show floor at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show
in New York.
The only event in New York exclusively serving the
restaurant and foodservice industry, the New York Restaurant
& Foodservice Show is held each year at the Javits Convention
Center and attracts thousands of attendees from the
restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries. Three event
days are filled with live culinary demonstrations; more than
500 product vendors; dozens of educational seminars; culinary
competitions; and more.
PMQ’s show booth allowed staff to meet with readers and
learn about new products and businesses, and when there was
a break in traffic at the booth, the Pizza TV team was out on the
show floor gathering interviews and footage about some of the
latest products making their way into pizzerias this year.
Read on to see what we found, and visit Pizza TV.com to see
exclusive interviews from the show.
Company: Freekehlicious (201-297-7957, freekehlicious.com)
Product: Greenwheat Freekeh
In the pizza industry, operators are
always looking for new ways to stand
out with unique menu items. When
we heard that pizzas were being made
with something called freekeh flour,
we wanted the scoop. It turns out that
the low-carb, high-fiber freekeh flour
is milled from roasted whole green
grains and is 100% natural and free of
chemicals or GMOs. Because freekeh is
harvested while still young, the flour is
highly nutritious. The flour mimics the
texture of whole-wheat pastry flour and
can be substituted in any pasta, bread
or pastry recipe.