Food Expo - Ginsberg's Foods

Food Expo

2022/06/06 09:30:00

Ginsberg's 2022 Food Expo Show at the Albany Capital Center

Please Join Us!

June 6, 2022
9:30 am to 3 pm
Albany Capital Center


After 2 years, the Ginsberg’s Food Show is back! This invite-only show for our business customers has a few surprises to make this event worth venturing out to experience. The team can’t wait to see you at the show!

Keep checking back for show updates!


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Labor Saving products to meet your needs
Cross Merchandise products across dayparts
Menu Profitability ideas
Network with other establishments
Ways to build a better Take Out Program
Is your business on-trend? plant-based + others

*You must attend the Expo to gain access to 9 weeks of catalog deals*

Ginsberg's Food Expo New Items

Cooking Demos at Ginsberg's Food Show Expo

Cooking Demonstrations will be held throughout the day by our guest chefs on the center main stage. Their goal is to provide you with solutions for your kitchen with labor-saving products that can also cover multiple meal dayparts.

Gerald Drummond Corporate Chef at Campbell's Food Service

Gerald Drummond

Executive Chef Campbell’s Foodservice for North America

Chef Bio

Chef Gerald has an impressive 36 years of food service experience from some of the country’s top kitchens. Currently he leads Campbell’s Soup Company Foodservice for North America as their Executive Chef. Prior to joining Campbell’s, he led culinary operations for Stephen Starr’s Restaurant organization as Executive Regional Chef for their Catering and Events business. In 2006, he held the top spot at the renowned Morimoto Restaurant in Philadelphia for Starr. Previously, he was on the culinary leadership team for restaurateur Jeffery Chodorow, leading culinary operations for several restaurant concepts including China Grill, Asia de Cuba, Rock Lobster, Red Square, Rum Jungle, Mix by Alain Ducasse, Ono, Hudson Cafe, and Restaurant 44, in Miami, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Mexico.

He has extensive experience in many cuisines, and specializes in Asian, Mexican, Cuban, and regional American cuisines. His philosophy and approach to cooking and food are based on using the finest ingredients, disciplined techniques, dedication, and passion for his craft. He has had the pleasure of cooking for high-profile clients, most notably former President Obama, The Pope, and celebrities.

When he is not busy in the kitchen, he is compassionately helping his community to combat hunger and poverty. Additionally, he is on the leadership board for the United Negro College Fund to help raise money for college bound students. with the American Culinary Federation and an ACE Regional Gold Medalist

Kettle Cuisine Patrick Schultz Corporate Chef Demos at Ginsberg's Food Show Expo

Patrick Schultz

Kettle Cuisine Foodservice Corporate Chef

Chef Bio

Patrick Schultz started his illustrious career in the late 70’s washing dishes for a family owned café in Milwaukee, WI. Then went on to graduate from a culinary program and immediately began cooking in some of the most avante garde restaurants the city had to offer. Received an offer from Quad Graphics Printing Company to be the private chef on their rail car in 87. First assignment, cooking at the Brackett House in Saratoga Springs, NY. Second assignment, cooking for the 88 Super Bowl out in San Diego. Patrick shifted his career to the other side of the stove when he accepted a position with, Bonewerks, where he stayed for 20 years, then Joined through the acquisition, Kettle Cuisine and became Foodservice Corporate Chef.

Brandon Collins Corporate Chef At Unilever Food Solutions hosting Demos at Ginsberg's Food Show Expo

Brandon Collins

Unilever Corporate Chef

Chef Bio

Growing up in Fairborn Ohio where food brought family together. Brandon knew he wanted to be a chef from a young age. At the age of 15 he started working at a local concert venue as a line cook where he was exposed to cooking for people like Ozzie Osbourne to Next. After graduating high school he pursued his passion to the Culinary Institute of America. Graduating in Sept of 2001, he moved back to Cincinnati where he took over different kitchens for 2 years before moving back to the Hudson Valley.

As the Executive Sous Chef at Valley Restaurant at the Garrison they were awarded the equivalent of 4 stars from the NY times. After 9 years at the Garrison, Brandon moved on to the Roundhouse at Beacon falls where he oversaw the construction of a Fine dining restaurant, outdoor patio space, speak easy bar, and 350 seat event space. After opening the NY times again would review, and awarded the equivalent of 3 stars on the outdoor patio. While at the Roundhouse they were awarded best new restaurant in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley magazine and he sat on the board for Hudson Valley restaurant week.

After 3 years at the Helm he moved onto take a job at Sodexo as executive chef at Pitch, which was Unilever’s personal care divisions co-creation space. After working closely with the company he decided to take a position as Corporate Chef North East.

Cider & Beer Tastings at Ginsberg's Food Show Expo

Brown's Brewing Logo

Try our Nigel IPA named after our chef!

Featured Vendors

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Great Lakes Cheese

Today, Great Lakes Cheese serves the nation’s retailers and food service operations as a premier manufacturer and packer of natural and process bulk, shredded, and sliced cheeses. 

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Wayne Farms

More consumers are interested in a well rounded product or meal that is both healthy and convenient. Show off your FLEXIBILITY by providing quick service that doesn’t cut quality.

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Omar Coffee

Aroma Coffee was formed in 1937, later to become the Omar Coffee Company. John started with a single blend of coffee and a simple vision: buy premium green coffee beans, slow roast them to perfection, and always deliver superior freshness and personalized service to all customers. In their 85th year, they celebrate hard work, progress and achievement, all while still holding true to tradition and trust.

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Ore-Ida brand exclusive offer to UniPro members like us! All Ore-Ida purchases qualify for amazing rewards! Join the McCain Insiders Club™ for valuable rewards, business building tools, menu ideas/recipes, and industry trends/insights at 

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Laundry | Foodservice |Housekeeping | Daily Cleaners

Where cleaning, sanitizing & disinfecting is needed, The INTEGRA Program® is ready with a simple, safe and effective solution.

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When selecting haddock from the frigid Icelandic waters, or salmon from the depths off the Chilean coast, our goal is ambitious yet our focus is precise. Provide the very best by doing things the right way. We will never sacrifice quality, safety, or effort in being your single source for a world of succulent seafood options.

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Copper Creek Cattle Company

America’s heartland is home to an unassuming serene place called Copper Creek Cattle Company.  Their combination of sustainability, genetics and product handling consistently yields the nation’s best Premium Black Angus Beef. 

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Versa Oils & Shortenings

Versa delivers outstanding versatility, quality and value for all your oil and shortening needs. Because taste drives your menu, and your menu drives your reputation, you know you can count on the superior quality, variety and purity of the Versa brand. Born of exceptional quality and value through partnering with industry-leading manufacturers, the versatility of the Versa Brand has you covered with premium oils.

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Whether it’s Beef, Pork, Deli (value-added meats), we have the products to fill your everyday needs. From the heart of the pastureland to the heart of your kitchen, we’re committed to bringing you excellent options with flavor, quality and consistency you can trust.

Offering bacon, ground beef, deli turkey.

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Sweet Source

Not just another “dessert” brand that plays by the rules. Sweet Source the embodiment of sweet indulgence for any time of day. It’s about having convenient, indulgent sweet treats that complement any daypart and satisfy any sweet craving. Whether cool and creamy or warm and gooey, feel free to enjoy it whenever you want. Any time, any way you serve it, it’s right.

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The foodservice industry is faced with an array of challenges and needs reliable solutions. The Companions line of disposables and non-foods is designed to deliver the stress-free support that you expect. Whether it’s food safety best practices or helping you grow your take-out delivery business, let Companions lend a hand.

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Brighton Farms

We know cheese can make anything taste better, so let’s be different in how we think of cream cheese. Let’s get ready to Brighton Every Day!

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Creating a menu featuring Italian dishes is easier when you use Cortona – Italian Specialties. Featured under Cortona are cheeses, and garlic products. 

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Highland Market

Reaching new heights is not without challenges, especially when it comes to food cost versus food quality. To help you overcome those challenges, we proudly offer our newest pantry goods brand, Highland Market™ dried Italian Seasoning and Ranch Dressing mixes.

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Ken's Dressings

Learn what customers are craving and discover new Ken’s dressings, sauces and marinades to you that will power bowls, tacos, wings, salads, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, fries and more to the next level

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Gourmet Table

From tabletop condiments to portion control sweeteners, Gourmet Table has been designed to deliver the finest complement your meal.

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Brands we know and love from Angelia Mia, Hebrew National, Krusteaz, Rotel, Gardein. Reddi Wip, Award, Libby’s, JHS and more!

2022 Vendors


Bear Mountain Coffee (Omar)
Adirondack Beverage
Florida’s Natural
Gregory Packaging



Brighton Farms
Cheese Merchants

Blue Bunny
Couturier Hudson Valley
Great Lakes Cheese
Land O lakes
Sommer Maid Creamery
V&V Supremo


1909 Butcher Cuts
Copper Creek

Albertville Farms
Buona Vita
Deb El
Jennie O
Northfork Bison
Old Neighborhood
Schweid & Sons
Southshore Meats
Wayne Farms
Wonder Meats


A. Zerega
Azar Nut
Bake N Joy
Blue Bunny
Brooklyn Bagel
Chefler Foods
Father Sam’s
General Mills
J&J Snacks
Jasper Wyman
Kellogg’s FAFH
Kettle Cuisine
Knouse Foods
Lamb Weston
LeBus Bakery
Les Chateaux De Franc
Lilly’s Pasta
Major Products
Michael Foods
Patriot Pickle
Sara Lee Bakery
Treehouse (Cain’s)
Sugar Foods
Supreme Oil
Sweet Steet
Tyson Mexican Original

Non Foods


Anderson Chemical
Berk Enterprises
Brown Paper
Emi Yoshi
National Checking
Pitt Plastic
RJ Schinner
PCA (Timbar)

Plant Based

Beyond Meat
Cheese Merchants
HP Hood
Happy Little Plants


Ocean Horizons

Chicken of the Sea
Handy International
Highliner Foods
King & Prince
Pana Pesca
Ruggerio Seafood
Sea Watch



Albany Capital Center

Located at 55 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207


Free parking is available at the Albany Capital Center Garage (7 Wendell Street)

Free overflow parking will be in the MVP Arena (formerly Times Union) Garage located at 100 Beaver St with Voucher.

  • Print voucher from link below and give to parking attendant  UPON ENTRY into the garage

Additional Options (choose where you park and submit for credit on account)

  • Take photo of PAID parking garage receipt. Email to with your account name and number. Deadline to submit your receipt is June 17th.


As we adapt to the new normal, the safety of our team, attendees, and vendors remains our focus.  We will continue to review all current protocols up to the day of the show and will inform you of any changes through this webpage.  The Albany Capital Center facility has enhanced protocols in place to promote safety and comply with CDC and government guidelines, click here to learn the specifics.

We look forward to seeing you all at the show!

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