ANAHEIM, CA — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council’s annual dinner dance was held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, here, where the council’s 2019 slate of officers was installed. More than 500 produce professionals attended the festivities at this renowned Southern California resort destination, with the theme of the evening being “A Greek Odyssey.”
Andrew Bivens of Westlake Produce Co. will be the 2019 FPFC chairman of the board, replacing outgoing Chairman Alfonso Cano of Lucky/Albertsons. Brian Cook of Pete’s Living Greens moves into the FPFC 2019 chairman-elect position.
Next up on the FPFC calendar is the Feb. 6 membership luncheon in Cerritos, CA.
Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group with her husband, Casey.
FPFC 2019 Chairman-elect Brian Cook of Pete’s Living Greens with his wife, Jeanette.
Outgoing FPFC Chairman Alfonso Cano of Lucky/Albertsons with Dan McGrath of Robinson Fresh and Raul Gallegos of Melissa’s.
Lisa Davis of Edge Sales & Marketing with Greg Corrigan and Myisha Nathaniel of Raley’s.
Bob Hirada of Stater Bros. Markets with Bill and Kim Brooks of Westlake Produce Co.
Audrey Dunne of Curation Foods with her husband, Rob.
Rick and Stassa Moreno of WJL Distributors.
Dannie and Melissa Timblin of Edge Sales & Marketing.
Michael and Aimee Moore of the Grocery Outlet.
Gonzalo and Maria Rojas of The Giumarra Cos.
Brian Guess and Carrie Briones of Liv Organic flank Susie Rea of West Pak Avocado.
Sean Apt and his wife, Bobbi, with Randy Marsh and wife, Marissa, of Legacy Farms.
David Smith of The Oppenheimer Group with Marty Craner of B&C Fresh Sales.
Connie and Dan Floyd of Veg-Fresh Farms.
Bill Coombs of DLJ Produce with Susie and Blake Lee of Bristol Farms.
Robbie and Liane Mast of Stater Bros. Markets with Veronica and David Martus, also of Stater Bros. Markets.
Yvonne and Robert Schueller of Melissa’s.
Bill and Ginny Laliberte of WJL Distributors with Bill and Marsela Vogel of Vision Produce Co.
The crew from GreenFruit Avocados.
Jules Buehler of North Shore Living, Mike Casazza of FreshSource, and Brian and Emily Porter of Safeway.
Maryam Nikkhah and Nancy Garcia of Pete’s Living Greens get an unexpected visit from Bill Laliberte of WJL Distributors.
Liz Bunch of Edge Sales & Marketing with Leslie and Rex Lawrence of Joe Produce.
Katherine Meyers and Brian Burkhalter of Tosca.