Industry Pioneer Launches Elara Foodservice Disposables

Foodservice industry pioneer Dan Grinberg announced the launch of Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC, headquartered in Jericho, New York, combining the business of foodservice disposables with the social mission of feeding the hungry. Grinberg previously built FoodHandler Inc. to $80 million in annual revenue before selling the company, and he is now launching Elara to provide a fresh approach to foodservice disposables.


Jericho, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 -- Foodservice industry pioneer Dan Grinberg announced the launch of Elara Foodservice Disposables LLC, headquartered in Jericho, New York, combining the business of foodservice disposables with the social mission of feeding the hungry. Grinberg previously built FoodHandler Inc. to $80 million in annual revenue before selling the company, and he is now launching Elara to provide a fresh approach to foodservice disposables.


Elara is a designer and producer of food contact gloves, food storage bags, plastic cutlery, meal kits and related single-use products used by commercial and non-commercial foodservice operators. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality, professional strength products at affordable prices at a time when many disposables suppliers seem to be cutting corners, potentially compromising their customers’ food safety.
Elara has also incorporated the social mission of fighting hunger in America into the company’s DNA. Through its “One Case/One Meal” program, Elara will contribute a meal to a person in need for every case purchased.
“More than 49 million Americans, including 17 million children, are struggling with hunger,” says Grinberg. “Through our One Case/One Meal program and by raising awareness of the issue of hunger in America, Elara and our customers can make a positive impact in our communities.”


Grinberg, a recognized hunger relief advocate, was inspired to create a social enterprise by socially responsible companies such as TOMS Shoes, which provides a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair bought by a customer. “I got very excited when I realized that there was an emerging model for combining business with philanthropy,” he says. “Not only are our products better for our customers, they are also better for our community.”


Grinberg serves on the Board of Directors of Island Harvest, a Long Island (New York) food bank, and is the organization’s treasurer. In 2010 Grinberg received Island Harvest’s Linda Breitstone spirit award, which recognizes “individuals whose passion, determination and hard work have made a positive difference in the lives of neighbors struggling with adversity.”


For more information, visit http://ElaraDisposables.com or contact 877.893.3244.

Last updated by FohBoh Nov 1, 2011.

Advertisments

 

DEPARTMENTS

Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries

Smartbrief

Report: Consumers want more protein, need more education

A majority of U.S.  -More

California Walnut Beet Carpaccio Flatbread
Jump start their appetites with this fabulous flatbread appetizer topped with beets, goat cheese, arugula and California Walnuts. For this and more great recipes, visit http://www.walnuts.org/food-professionals/trending-recipes/.

Vegetables take over dessert menus

Top pastry chefs in the U.S.  -More

Rising takeout demand drives new Mama Fu's footprint

Austin, Texas-based Mama Fu's Asian House debuted a smaller footprint unit focused on feeding a growing demand for takeout an -More

JOBS & CAREERS

Posting a job or finding a job starts here at FohBoh. Call us about special $25 posting packages to syndicate across all major jobs boards.

National News

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes Certified As Nation's Largest 'Green' Restaurant Chain

National Group Salutes Country's Only Large Restaurant Group to be 'Certified Green Restaurants®'

National Restaurant Association and EatStreet Release Online Ordering Guide

The National Restaurant Association and EatStreet have released a free educational guide focusing on online ordering and emerging restaurant technology trends.

Boyd's Coffee Launches Single-Cup Coffees For Retail And Foodservice

The coffees come in a variety of roast levels and include organic and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ options: French No. 6®, Red Wagon® Organic Coffee, Good Morning™, Hi-Rev® (delivers more caffeine), and Lost Lake™ Decaf Organic Coffee.

Arby's Announces Development Deals With New And Existing Franchisees

ARG recently sold 14 company-operated restaurants in Tampa, FL to Mosaic Investments, Inc. (Mosaic), a fully integrated investment firm based in Atlanta. In addition to remodeling existing locations slated to commence at the end of 2014, Mosaic has committed to build 13 new Arby's restaurants in the Tampa area over the next nine years.

Smoothie King Appoints Vice President Of Business Development To Drive Brand's Expansion Across The U.S.

Prior to joining Smoothie King, Bruno served as vice president of retail sales, operations and franchise development for Fannie May Fine Chocolates, a division of 1800Flowers.com, where he oversaw a $69.5 million retail division that included 100 corporate stores and 45 franchised stores.

CROWD FUNDING

If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.

TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)

Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner.

TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to enable imaging of planets about distant stars. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

© 2014   Created by FohBoh.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service