On Monday night, Hunt’s Point’s own Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest food distributors in the Northeast, celebrated the launch of their new website, which will completely automate the food ordering process, with their customers, farmers, chefs and food industry leaders.
The site, which features products and information on more than 80 farms and 4,000 items, provides a unique ecommerce experience for the food industry. It offers complete transparency and allows customers to know where their ingredients are coming from, what the growing practices are, who the people are behind the products they buy, seasonal availability, weather patterns and specialty items, just to name a few. Baldor also announced that a portion of online sales will be donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC, to help give NYC school children access to healthy food.
In true Baldor fashion, the event was one-of-a-kind. Baldor transformed the upstairs of the Skylight Modern on 27th Street in NYC into a farmer’s market where celebrity chefs, like Bill Telepan and Liz Neumark, restauranteurs, and other notables in the food industry walked the “green carpet,” and sampled some of the most colorful produce from local farms across the country, along with a gin lemonade in a mason jar decorated with a striped straw.
Downstairs, more than 500 guests were treated to iconic cuisine from some of the most unique restaurants in the US, including Guerrilla Tacos in LA, Mac’s Seafood in Cape Cod, Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas, Prejean’s in New Orleans, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Baltimore, Johnny O’s in Chicago and Havana’s in Miami. The delicious cuisine was complimented by a special performance by indie rock band, Dispatch.
To browse Baldor’s new site, please go to BaldorFood.com.