Mike Hudson Distributing Blog


Plant-Based Option for Foodservice Operators

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

We’ve seen the trend toward Plant-Based preferences in consumer shopping continue to increase over the last year. With no sign of this trend losing ground, we find it is advantageous to bring you more Plant-Based options for foodservice operators you can incorporate into your hot bar or menu easily. Consumer trends state that more than 70% of meat eaters are…


Bay Area Charcuterie – Fabrique Delices

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Fabrique Delices has been producing artisanal French-style Bay Area Charcuterie in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 35 years. Products include all-natural pates, mousses, duck confit, magret, duck rillettes, boudins, sausages, truffle butter, macarons, cornichons, and more. Perfect for the holidays and beyond, Fabrique’s line of charcuterie checks a few of the boxes consumers are looking for: Local All…


Bring on the Holiday Cheer with La Brea Bakery

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The holiday season is nearly here, and that means there will soon be potlucks with co-workers, hosting family for the holidays, celebrating the season with friends, and New Year’s Eve get-togethers. With that said, food is the glue that binds friends, family, tradition, and the holidays, so this time of year is especially full of reasons to gather and break…


Imported Specialty Cheeses – A Guide for Cheese Buyers

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

When putting together the perfect selection of holiday imported specialty cheeses, plan to include cheeses from a range of countries, different animal milk, and various textures to give your customers a wide variety from which to choose. Our specialty cheese offering is comprehensive as we work closely with suppliers to bring you the best selection of imported specialty cheeses from…


Food and Labor Cost Savings for Your Foodservice Business

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Do you manage a convenience market in San Francisco? Or maybe you own a small deli off the Coast of Mendocino, or just opened a cafe-restaurant business in Napa Valley? No matter what your business type, every foodservice business looks for Food and Labor Cost Savings. Managing food waste, implementing a 90 day trial period for new employees, or fine-tuning…


High Protein Snacks – Wholesale Snack Foods

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Friday, September 6th, 2019

The Retail Snack category is booming! Consumers are looking for convenient, healthy, high protein snacks. We’ve responded to this need in our industry by offering more health-friendly, high protein snacks. Here are a few popular wholesale snacks for resale we carry that will sell. Snyder Lance Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels #712706 From America’s favorite pretzel brand, we offer Snyder’s of…


Packaging Solutions

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, July 25th, 2019

When it comes to packaging R3 Papercraft has got you covered. With so many choices, it’s hard to know which options will work best for your business. Let’s examine two options that could work as a hot or cold to-go container. Made from 100% recycled paper, Bio Plus Earth Food Containers are an earth-friendly responsible choice. The outside natural kraft…


What is a Dairy Cooperative?

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Friday, July 12th, 2019

A dairy cooperative is a collection of dairy farmers who work together to bring milk and other dairy products to market. The dairy co-op is owned and controlled by all members of the co-op equally. Dairy producer members share in the profits and expenses of the co-op. Dairy cooperatives can range widely in size and function. While some dairy cooperatives…


Pasta Geometry & The Perfect Sauce

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, June 27th, 2019

When we look at pasta geometry in search of the perfect cuts of pasta to meet the needs of our foodservice customers, we turn to Costa Pasta. Costa Pasta is known throughout the foodservice industry for making the highest quality domestic pasta available. All Costa Pasta is made using the highest quality ingredients which produce durable and consistent pasta. From…


Quality Charcuterie for On-The-Go Consumers

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Summer is here! When the weather turns warm consumers head outside. And before they do they fill their picnic baskets, coolers, hiking packs with food. We all know quick and easy to consume grab-and-go items sell well in the summer months. But this year consumers are showing a particular interest in artisan options. Quality charcuterie is an artisan option that…


Premium Pesto Food Service

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

We offer several different types of premium pesto for food service applications. Here we would like to identify four different pesto sauces perfectly suited to meet the needs of your food service business.   Armanino Foods Basil Pesto MHD# 4851 Made with fresh basil, parmesan cheese, oil, garlic, and salt. This sauce is balanced perfectly with so many application possibilities…


Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, June 6th, 2019

There are two types of Mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana and Fior di Latte. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is made from the fresh milk of water buffaloes and is considered to be the very best type of Mozzarella. Fior di Latte is Mozzarella made from pasteurized cows milk. Mozzarella cheese originated in Italy. There Mozzarella was primarily made using…


Wholesale Olives Suppliers

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

A food service business in Northern California has many different wholesale olives suppliers to choose from. What makes Mike Hudson Distributing the best choice? We are selective in choosing the olive manufacturers we offer our customers. We value local, quality and sustainable farming. As a family owned and operated business, we identify with other family-owned businesses which we support at…


Wholesale Mozzarella Cheese for Pizza

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

  Why is mozzarella used to make pizza? Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the US because of pizza. Mozzarella is most often used to make pizza because it offers the best melting, bubbling, and browning of all other types of cheese. This is due, in large part, to the high water activity of the cheese. Stretchability is also…


New Salads – Sonoma Salad Company

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Sonoma Salad Company is located here in Petaluma. Inspired by the bounty of the wine country, Sonoma Salad Co has been creating fresh salads for food service businesses for more than ten years. All salads are hand made in small batches using only fresh, local ingredients. And Sonoma Salad Co is committed to never adding artificial coloring, additives or preservatives…


Columbus Charcuterie

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Taken from the French word for “cooked meat,” charcuterie to Columbus is an artistically plated spread of slow aged cured meats paired with cheese, crackers and various pickled, spicy and savory garnishes. Columbus Craft Meats is the authority on charcuterie and to put together the perfect charcuterie board they recommend choosing two types of cured meat. Let’s take a look…


Vienna Beef Baseball Home Opener Special

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Baseball Home Opener Special   GET $1.00 OFF A CASE WHEN YOU BUY ANY 3 CONDIMENTS, BUNS, CHILI OR FRANKS! View our full selection of Vienna Beef products here.


Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Monday, April 15th, 2019

  We have concluded that grilled cheese is a great unifier. It's visual, flavorful, and exciting—you could almost call it a cultural movement. It’s one of the few foods that isn’t just about taste but is also evocative of childhood comfort food.  Anyone can create their version of a good grilled cheese sandwich. And chefs have turned it into a…


Blount White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Blount White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is the grown-up version of the kids favorite Macaroni and Cheese. No artificial ingredients, Blount Fine Foods combines shells of pasta with decadent, creamy white cheddar cheese sauce and their unique blend of herbs and spices. Always made with wholesome ingredients, Blount White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is delicious and additives free.…



Posted by Michelle Eighmey on Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Butterball Turkey Quinoa Bowls Butterball Turkey Quinoa Bowls are nutrient-rich, easily customizable and meet demands of your health-conscious consumer. Prep Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 Bowl RECIPE: 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 cup Shredded Lacinato Kale 1 cup Shredded Spinach 1 cup Cooked Red or White Quinoa 1/4 Ripe Avocado, peeled and sliced 3 Blister Tomatoes 1 Soft Cooked…