Foodservice


Gen­eral Pro­duce plays an inte­gral role in pro­vid­ing a full line of fresh fruits, veg­eta­bles, spe­cialty items and organic prod­ucts to restau­rants, hotels, schools, cor­po­rate foodser­vice oper­a­tors and other insti­tu­tional food­ser­vice cus­tomers through­out North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, West­ern Nevada and South­ern Ore­gon.

Would you like to pro­mote local pro­duce? In addi­tion to estab­lished, trusted rela­tion­ships with major grow­ers and ship­pers, Gen­eral Pro­duce has sup­ported local farms and farm­ers for over 80 years, and we can offer local prod­ucts year round. If it’s in sea­son, we have a local sup­plier!

We know that food safety is of great con­cern to our cus­tomers; there­fore, strict han­dling stan­dards are enforced through­out our pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties to ensure the high­est qual­ity prod­ucts and to main­tain the cold chain. Food safety aware­ness, inde­pen­dent 3rd party facil­ity audits, ongo­ing employee train­ing on prod­uct han­dling and stor­age, and temperature-​controlled deliv­ery trucks all help pro­vide con­sis­tent extended shelf-​life for all Gen­eral Produce’s products.


Services

Foodservice


Gen­eral Pro­duce plays an inte­gral role in pro­vid­ing a full line of fresh fruits, veg­eta­bles, spe­cialty items and organic prod­ucts to restau­rants, hotels, schools, cor­po­rate foodser­vice oper­a­tors and other insti­tu­tional food­ser­vice cus­tomers through­out North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, West­ern Nevada and South­ern Ore­gon.

Would you like to pro­mote local pro­duce? In addi­tion to estab­lished, trusted rela­tion­ships with major grow­ers and ship­pers, Gen­eral Pro­duce has sup­ported local farms and farm­ers for over 80 years, and we can offer local prod­ucts year round. If it’s in sea­son, we have a local sup­plier!

We know that food safety is of great con­cern to our cus­tomers; there­fore, strict han­dling stan­dards are enforced through­out our pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties to ensure the high­est qual­ity prod­ucts and to main­tain the cold chain. Food safety aware­ness, inde­pen­dent 3rd party facil­ity audits, ongo­ing employee train­ing on prod­uct han­dling and stor­age, and temperature-​controlled deliv­ery trucks all help pro­vide con­sis­tent extended shelf-​life for all Gen­eral Produce’s products.


Services

Online Order­ing

  • Our sys­tem pro­vides con­ve­nience, effi­ciency and the abil­ity to order any­time from any­where. A cus­tomized user ID and pro­file will be cre­ated to offer you pri­vacy and con­trol of your online account.

Data Man­age­ment

  • We have the abil­ity to pre­pare cus­tomized reports that help mon­i­tor and track your costs and sales. Detailed updates will assist in track­ing local pur­chases and iden­tify grow­ers, ship­pers and regional purchases.

Elec­tronic Invoicing

  • Go Green. Elec­tronic Data Inter­change, or EDI, allows you to send and receive infor­ma­tion such as invoices, price lists and sales data seam­lessly through elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion with Gen­eral Pro­duce. These trans­mis­sions of data can be set to auto­mat­i­cally send and receive at a sched­uled time and date with­out the worry of man­ual or human inter­ven­tion. This allows for a faster pro­cess­ing and response to our cus­tomers’ needs.

Con­tract Pricing

  • With our long stand­ing grower rela­tion­ships and indus­try con­nec­tions, we can access con­tract pric­ing for all major com­modi­ties, includ­ing value-​added, sea­sonal and spe­cialty products.

Prod­uct Spec Books

  • Allow us to help cre­ate a Prod­uct Spec Book for your staff. Gen­eral Pro­duce has the abil­ity to cre­ate a spec sheet for each of the prod­ucts you use the most! Let us help edu­cate your staff at the point of receiv­ing your deliv­ery. Prod­uct Spec Sheets will assist with: prod­uct description/​pack sizes, gen­eral char­ac­ter­is­tics, stor­age, han­dling & prepa­ra­tion. This will help main­tain con­sis­tency when receiv­ing and stor­ing prod­uct. Min­i­mize shrink and max­i­mize profit!

Weekly Mar­ket Updates

  • Fresh pro­duce sup­plies are sub­ject to the whims of Mother Nature, the chal­lenges of human labor and the real time demands of har­vest­ing and trans­porta­tion. We’ll keep you up to date on what’s hap­pen­ing, what’s in sea­son and what’s crit­i­cal to know.

Local Farm Tours

  • Let us arrange a tour with one of our many local grow­ers. Our farm­ers are always happy to show off their fab­u­lous produce.


What Cus­tomers Say

Scott’s has been asso­ci­ated with Gen­eral Pro­duce since the early 1990’s. We tried sev­eral other pur­vey­ors but General’s prod­uct was always con­sis­tently bet­ter qual­ity than the com­pe­ti­tion, plus the reli­a­bil­ity of accu­rate orders and timely deliv­er­ies made Gen­eral a stand­out, as it does today. The level of ser­vice and qual­ity of prod­uct helps our chefs main­tain con­sis­tently excel­lent prepa­ra­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion stan­dards in the kitchen. It shows in the fin­ished plates that we are proud to serve to our guests.

We rely heav­ily on Gen­eral Produce’s exper­tise in sourc­ing excel­lent sus­tain­able and local pro­duce here at Scott’s on the River.

Alan RP Irvine
Pres­i­dent
Scott’s Sacra­mento River, Inc., Sacra­mento, California


<Gen­eral Pro­duce has been a val­ued asset of Brook­fields Restau­rants for over 30 years. Gen­eral has sup­plied Brook­fields with the high­est qual­ity pro­duce at a com­pet­i­tive price for those years. The cus­tomer ser­vice pro­vided by Gen­eral Pro­duce is atten­tive and respon­sive.

“The sys­tems and HACCP (Haz­ard Analy­sis & Crit­i­cal Con­trol Plan) Gen­eral has in place offers us and our cus­tomers the assur­ance our prod­ucts are not only safe, but of the high­est qual­ity. Gen­eral Pro­duce, thank you for being a part of Brook­fields’ suc­cess.

Sam Manolakas
Pres­i­dent
Brook­fields Restau­rants, Sacra­mento, California


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The San Juan Uni­fied School Dis­trict Nutri­tion Ser­vices Depart­ment has been using Gen­eral Pro­duce as the main ven­dor for all of our fresh pro­duce for over the past 7+ years. Through­out those 7 years they have demon­strated out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice. They con­sis­tently offer high qual­ity pro­duce and effi­cient, timely deliv­ery of those prod­ucts through­out our dis­trict, with drops at mul­ti­ple school sites and at our Cen­tral Dis­tri­b­u­tion Ware­house.

I have the high­est regard for the team at Gen­eral Pro­duce, for their pro­fes­sion­al­ism and cus­tomer sup­port. My staff and I work closely with the entire team on a daily basis and have devel­oped a great rap­port. I con­sider all of the employ­ees of Gen­eral Pro­duce part of our team. Our part­ner­ship through­out the past and present helps to keep our Nutri­tion Ser­vices Depart­ment suc­cess­ful in pro­vid­ing our stu­dents the qual­ity and fresh­ness that they deserve. Healthy nutri­tion pro­motes pos­i­tive minds! Keep up the great work.


Joe Toledo
Nutri­tion Ser­vices Depart­ment Ware­house Super­vi­sor
San Juan Uni­fied School Dis­trict, Carmichael, California


Gen­eral Produce’s excel­lent ser­vice and qual­ity of prod­uct has kept us happy at Tower Cafe for over 10 years. Our sales rep has lit­er­ally combed the val­ley to find spe­cialty pro­duce, such as Mirabella plums. Another rep works in-​house and has researched avail­abil­ity of pro­duce, flow­ers, pric­ing and antic­i­pated length of the sea­son. Thanks, Gen­eral Pro­duce, for all that you do!


Louise Maestretti and Sukanya Tourville (Piag)
Chefs
Tower Cafe, Sacra­mento, California

Gen­eral Pro­duce has exem­pli­fied excep­tional cus­tomer ser­vice for our team at Rev­o­lu­tion Foods in Oak­land. GP pro­vides con­sis­tent on time deliv­er­ies of good qual­ity prod­uct. If there are any changes, GP is proac­tive in com­mu­ni­ca­tion and our team is always able to talk with some­one when needed.

Gen­eral has a great under­stand­ing of our busi­ness needs and sup­ports accord­ingly. We value the part­ner­ship!


Shan­non Koeller
Senior Direc­tor of Pur­chas­ing
Rev­o­lu­tion Foods, Oak­land, California


Gen­eral Pro­duce is a great com­pany to be in busi­ness with. Their focus on cus­tomer ser­vice is top rate and I know I can always count on them to assist me with any­thing I need. The Gen­eral Pro­duce team has been awe­some to work with. They go above and beyond the call of duty and have built a part­ner­ship by not only resolv­ing our issues but assist­ing us with fresh ideas. The Gen­eral Pro­duce team is always pleas­ant and will­ing to help when­ever called upon. I appre­ci­ate their “CAN DO” atti­tude.

Michelle Drake
Food and Nutri­tion Ser­vices
Elk Grove Uni­fied School Dis­trict, Elk Grove, California


Our staff is extremely pleased with Gen­eral Pro­duce! Their excep­tional pro­duce qual­ity and fresh­ness is unmatched. The staff is pro­fes­sional, punc­tual, and always makes sure our order is cor­rect and on time. The employ­ees are very friendly, even at 6 am, and we appre­ci­ate them. Our rep is very atten­tive to our needs and our account. Thank you very much for your out­stand­ing cus­tomer ser­vice!

Dana Bur­ton
Din­ing Ser­vice Direc­tor
Emer­i­tus at Her­itage Place, Tracy, California


New Customers

By lis­ten­ing to needs and spec­i­fi­ca­tions, Gen­eral Pro­duce can deliver a tai­lored pro­gram to meet cus­tomers’ goals. Our knowl­edge­able, skilled staff can quickly adapt to cus­tomer require­ments, while main­tain­ing a level of qual­ity and ser­vice that sets us apart from the com­pe­ti­tion. You’ll find that our integrity is beyond ques­tion, our reli­a­bil­ity is unri­valed, and our per­for­mance is unpar­al­leled. Let us show you Gen­eral Pro­duce.

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