Culinary Driven Philosophy

Pocono is committed to a culinary philosophy that drives everything we do.

We don't just move food; we move the food that moves people.

Culinary Driven Philosophy

Pocono is committed to a culinary philosophy that drives everything we do.

We don't just move food; we move the food that moves people.

  • Our team of trained professional chefs works with our customers on menu development, product selection and costing options, sampling and chef demonstrations.
  • Our chefs are more than willing to consult with our customer’s culinary team as well as the chefs on-site at all restaurant locations.
  • Our facilities at Pocono are also available to our customer partners and use of facility can be scheduled with ease.
  • Our team of trained professional chefs works with our customers on menu development, product selection and costing options, sampling and chef demonstrations.
  • Our chefs are more than willing to consult with our customer’s culinary team as well as the chefs on-site at all restaurant locations.
  • Our facilities at Pocono are also available to our customer partners and use of facility can be scheduled with ease.

Everything from menu critique and design to product demos and culinary seminars to food safety training is always within reach. Starting in the kitchen and carrying out to the dining room, there is something for everyone on your staff within our Culinary Services offerings.

Industry Expertise

Certified Chefs

  • Chef Doug Petruzzi, CEC AAC: Doug has been with Pocono since 2000. In addition to being a Certified Executive Chef, Doug is a member of the AAC, the Honor Society of the Amerian Chefs Federation. His expertise and unique perspective on the foodservice industry are an invaluable resource.
  • Chef Rick Placek, CEC COP: Pocono's Center of the Plate Specialist (COP) is an expert in his field. After spending much of his career in fine-dining establishments, Rick is an excellent fount of information on culinary issues, particularly Fresh Meat and Seafood.

Menu Development Program

Menus that look and taste good

Pocono ProFoods understands your business.

When the food tastes good, the menu should look good too.

Let our team of culinary and design experts create an updated menu designed to help build customer loyalty and sell more food!

Ask your Sales Representative for more information today.

Trainings and Demos

The most popular training programs

  • ServSafe®, which is a national program designed to train participants in food safety and food protection issues
  • A “Remember Me, I’m the Guest” Waitstaff Seminar delivered by a Pocono ProFoods Culinary Specialist is a one of a kind training experience for you and your front of the house team.
  • ProFoods Kitchen Rescue is a program designed where the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team will take an in-depth look at your business and help guide you to the best possible solutions.
  • Food Cost 101 will assist you and your team in putting together the most efficient system to track your food cost.
  • Chef Demos provides you with a one-on-one with the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team with a live demonstration and samplings of products for your business.

Beverage Specialist

Food and Drink

Pocono ProFoods’ in-house beverage specialist can help you with your beverage needs from product recommendations to beverage machines and service support.

Culinary Assistant Program

Culinary Driven

Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team includes trained chefs to assist in all sales with one objective in mine - to help our customers succeed. The Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team is at your disposal when you need them the most.

Industry Expertise

Certified Chefs

  • Chef Doug Petruzzi, CEC AAC: Doug has been with Pocono since 2000. In addition to being a Certified Executive Chef, Doug is a member of the AAC, the Honor Society of the Amerian Chefs Federation. His expertise and unique perspective on the foodservice industry are an invaluable resource.
  • Chef Rick Placek, CEC COP: Pocono's Center of the Plate Specialist (COP) is an expert in his field. After spending much of his career in fine-dining establishments, Rick is an excellent fount of information on culinary issues, particularly Fresh Meat and Seafood.

Menu Development Program

Menus that look and taste good

Pocono ProFoods understands your business.

When the food tastes good, the menu should look good too.

Let our team of culinary and design experts create an updated menu designed to help build customer loyalty and sell more food!

Ask your Sales Representative for more information today.

Trainings and Demos

The most popular training programs

  • ServSafe®, which is a national program designed to train participants in food safety and food protection issues
  • A “Remember Me, I’m the Guest” Waitstaff Seminar delivered by a Pocono ProFoods Culinary Specialist is a one of a kind training experience for you and your front of the house team.
  • ProFoods Kitchen Rescue is a program designed where the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team will take an in-depth look at your business and help guide you to the best possible solutions.
  • Food Cost 101 will assist you and your team in putting together the most efficient system to track your food cost.
  • Chef Demos provides you with a one-on-one with the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team with a live demonstration and samplings of products for your business.

Beverage Specialist

Food and Drink

Pocono ProFoods’ in-house beverage specialist can help you with your beverage needs from product recommendations to beverage machines and service support.

Culinary Assistant Program

Culinary Driven

Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team includes trained chefs to assist in all sales with one objective in mine - to help our customers succeed. The Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team is at your disposal when you need them the most.

Industry Expertise

Certified Chefs

  • Chef Doug Petruzzi, CEC AAC: Doug has been with Pocono since 2000. In addition to being a Certified Executive Chef, Doug is a member of the AAC, the Honor Society of the Amerian Chefs Federation. His expertise and unique perspective on the foodservice industry are an invaluable resource.
  • Chef Rick Placek, CEC COP: Pocono's Center of the Plate Specialist (COP) is an expert in his field. After spending much of his career in fine-dining establishments, Rick is an excellent fount of information on culinary issues, particularly Fresh Meat and Seafood.

Menu Development Program

Menus that look and taste good

Pocono ProFoods understands your business.

When the food tastes good, the menu should look good too.

Let our team of culinary and design experts create an updated menu designed to help build customer loyalty and sell more food!

Ask your Sales Representative for more information today.

Trainings and Demos

The most popular training programs

  • ServSafe®, which is a national program designed to train participants in food safety and food protection issues
  • A “Remember Me, I’m the Guest” Waitstaff Seminar delivered by a Pocono ProFoods Culinary Specialist is a one of a kind training experience for you and your front of the house team.
  • ProFoods Kitchen Rescue is a program designed where the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team will take an in-depth look at your business and help guide you to the best possible solutions.
  • Food Cost 101 will assist you and your team in putting together the most efficient system to track your food cost.
  • Chef Demos provides you with a one-on-one with the Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team with a live demonstration and samplings of products for your business.

Beverage Specialist

Food and Drink

Pocono ProFoods’ in-house beverage specialist can help you with your beverage needs from product recommendations to beverage machines and service support.

Culinary Assistant Program

Culinary Driven

Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team includes trained chefs to assist in all sales with one objective in mine - to help our customers succeed. The Pocono ProFoods Culinary Team is at your disposal when you need them the most.