When it comes to providing their customers the very best, leading chefs know premium beef must be served.
Culinary leaders were honored Sept. 18-20 by the Certified Angus Beef® brand for innovative beef promotions. The awards, presented during its annual conference at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, Calif., honored chefs, distributors, cattle ranchers, and retailers for their accomplishments this year.
“Premium quality is driven by passion for the details,” said John Stika, the brand’s president. “These culinary leaders represent the ranchers, food distributors and licensed restaurants who are dedicated to bringing their best to the table everyday through the Certified Angus Beef® brand.”
Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, exclusive distributors of the Certified Angus Beef® brand, revealed that Giovanni’s Restaurant of the Hyatt Regency is the International Independent Restaurant Marketer of the Year for Certified Angus Beef®. The restaurant’s premium beef and wine focus included the “Roasts, Reds and Rendezvous” celebration, a monthlong promotion.
The award is given to the top licensed independent international restaurant. There are 1,500 licensed international restaurants from 40 countries that the Hyatt Saipan was selected from.
Certified Angus Beef® employees decide upon the award considering supportive information and dialogue about the nominees, along with factoring a list of 10 different criteria.
On hand at the annual conference to receive the award was Hyatt executive chef Gabriele Colombo. He has been with the Hyatt Regency for over eight years and takes great pride in serving his customers premium beef.
Certified Angus Beef® is provided at all Hyatt Regency outlets with the finest quality steaks prepared at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Teppanyaki Restaurant.
“It has been a great honor receiving this prestigious award during the 2013 Certified Angus Beef annual conference on behalf of our food and beverage team at Giovanni’s,” said Colombo. “In Saipan everybody loves beef and accompanied by some great wines it was easy for me to come up with different menus and recipes together with my talented team of chefs to create different styles and cuisines.”
Chef Colombo added, “Working with Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods and Certified Angus Beef has been a real privilege. When I joined the Hyatt eight years ago, it was the first time for me to utilize this premium brand of beef as the quality and consistency is by far the best in the market. Being able to attend the conference was a wonderful experience for me to meet a lot of great people that use and promote this great brand of beef.
Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods and the Hyatt’s “Roasts, Reds and Rendezvous” event is an annual promotion that is in its fifth year. The event was created to bring together premium beef and select Kendall-Jackson wines from Pacific Trading Company. The promotion includes Certified Angus Beef® paired with Kendall-Jackson wine menu specials during the month of April and concludes with a gala event to culminate the celebration.
“Witnessing the Hyatt and Chef Colombo win this prestigious award brings great joy to us here at Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods as the Roasts, Reds and Rendezvous event is our signature Certified Angus Beef promotion,” said Jay Santos, general manager for Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods. “Moreover, when you consider the fact that Giovanni’s Restaurant beat out 1,500 other CAB licensed restaurants across the globe, this is indeed a huge accomplishment. The Five Star team congratulates Chef Gabriele Colombo and the entire Food & Beverage Department at the Hyatt as they truly deserve this award.”
Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods is a subsidiary of Triple J Saipan, Inc. and has been the exclusive distributor for Certified Angus Beef® for well over 12 years. They take great pride in providing quality foodservice products to hotels, restaurants and retail stores on Saipan. (Triple J)