ANAHEIM, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council held its annual dinner dance Jan. 28, here, at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel to celebrate the installation of its 2018 slate of officers.
More than 500 people attended this famed Southern California destination, where the theme of the evening was “Rock The Night Away -- Party at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.” Guests really did rock the night away, dancing to music ranging from oldies to disco to classic rock and today’s hits.
Alfonso Cano of Northgate González Market is this year’s chairman of the board, replacing outgoing Chairwoman Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission.
Bill Brooks of Westlake Produce Co. with his wife, Kim.
Debi Orrin of Evolution Fresh and Doug Imler.
Baltazar Garcia of Pete’s Living Greens and his wife, Patty, with outgoing FPFC Chairwoman Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission and her husband, Bob.
Rick Moreno of WJL Distributors and his wife, Stassa.
Jason Bushong of the Giumarra Cos. and his wife, Jennifer.
Brad Martin of Perimeter Sales & Merchandising and his wife, Linda, with Raul Gallegos of Melissa’s World Variety Produce.
Greg Corrigan of Raley’s and Lisa Davis of Tessemae's.
Marvin Quebec of Quebec Distributing Co. and his wife, Wali.
Kristen Gomez and Gary Caloroso of the Giumarra Cos. with — could it be? — Bono.
Dave Howald of Pear Bureau Northwest, Roberta Davis Lewis, former owner ICD, and Emily Fragoso of MIXTEC Group.
Amanda Nojadera and Chris Garcia of Quebec Distributing Co.
Liane Mast of Stater Bros. Markets and her husband, Robbie, flank Ria Hurban of the FPFC.
Dan Acevedo of GreenFruit Avocados and his wife, Maria.
Kelly Craner and his wife, Michelle, with Marty Craner and her husband, Ken, of B&C Fresh Sales.
Doug Meyer and his wife, Elisa, with Susie Rea of West Pak Avocado.
Ed Morrison and Chris Puentes of Interfresh Inc. flank Virginia Morrison of Lighthouse Foods.
Doug Hoover of IFCO Systems and John Freitas of Fresh Origins.
2017 FPFC Chairwoman Connie Stukenberg of the California Avocado Commission passes the gavel to 2018 Chairman Alfonso Cano of Northgate Gonzalez Markets.