At CES we were able to attend a demonstration by Panasonic, a big player for years, as most of you know, in the Premium Food Service Equipment Business. They have now improved on the commercial induction cookware and had a demonstration on the High Roller, where for thirty focused minutes, we were introduced to the latest concept of cooking. Look for Panasonic and its latest line of food service equipment in our upcoming issues. Here we had the pleasure to meet with Panasonic’s National Accounts Manager, Food Service Division Jeff Plys and Senior Marketing Manager Persia Tatar.

Recently visiting Sacramento and the International Outdoor Sportsmen’s Expo, SoCalFNBPro Sr. Editor/Publisher Mike Fryer was able to visit with his old meaning longtime friend Raewyn Weyer, who for the last two years, along with her husband Brent, has owned and operated Seldovia Fishing Adventures. With their bed & breakfast they take guests out fishing for halibut. FYI...Seldovia is in Alaska and you can see more at Here we catch Raewyn selling the experience you can have there!

At the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, Mike Fryer was able to catch up with his friends and associates from Aloha Shoyu at their display/tasting booth. They told him they had just signed a major agreement with a big casino property in Las Vegas to supply all their properties and restaurants. Great News! Additionally, Aloha Shoyu would like to sponsor a POKE contest similar to the one they had done years ago with the Wolfgang Puck Group; Mike says, “I’m definitely IN for this!”