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Pasta is life!

At JD Food we are passionate about fresh, local, honest food! We love food and take every opportunity to learn and share food love! Fun fact: Did you know that Spaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti? https://www.buzzfeed.com/jesseszewczyk/pasta-facts Representatives from Costa Pasta visited us a few weeks back and wanted to take an opportunity to...

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Local Non-Profit Partner: Every Neighborhood Partnership

Statistics within Fresno County concerning food insecurity are staggering. One out of every five households in the city of Fresno and Fresno County are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food,” and this is by far the highest number in...

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Take me out to the ball game

By Steve Lloyd American sportscaster Ernie Harwell once said, “Baseball is a lot like life. It’s a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.” Considering baseball is my favorite sport and we are having a company outing at a Grizzlies baseball...

Summer Leadership Series
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Summer Leadership Series

Week 1 Recap: Leading Ourselves Well By: Hannah Friesen Yesterday we were asked the question, what leadership means. After listening to Lauren and thinking about the concept of leadership, it is easy to see that leadership is needed all around us. Leadership 24/7 is taking a look at what it means to be a leader...

2019 Bike Giveaway!
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2019 Bike Giveaway!

At JD Food, employee volunteers have the privilege to donate time once a week during the workday in 4th grade classrooms at Calwa Elementary School and the non-profit Off the Front. This past week volunteers from JD Food and Certified Meat Products participated in the bike ceremony-where bikes are rewarded to students who met healthy...

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Crustless Quiche Lorraine (Gluten Free!) Ingredients: 1 tsp. Extra -virgin olive oil 3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced 6 large eggs 1/4 c. Milk 1/8 tsp. Kosher salt 1/8 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. Mild shredded cheese (preferably Gruyere) Chives for garnish Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees...

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6 secrets to Career Growth By: Rob Maxey

One of the exciting things about growing is that new people are constantly joining our family of companies.  Over the last several months, I have been in many interviews and those conversations have reminded me of a very important principle that we believe at JD Food.  People often want to know about advancement, asking, “What...

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Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Holy Guacamole

Who doesn’t like avocados? If you don’t, I don’t think we can be friends. This is a super simple recipe, that packs a ton of flavor. But be forewarned, once you start snacking, it’s hard to stop! Serves 4-6 Time: Less than 15 minutes 3 or 4 ripe Large avocados Half of red onion diced...

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20 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

20 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Ingredients: -1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed -4 cloves garlic, minced -1medium shallot, minced -1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes -1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined -kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste -3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves -1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice -2 teaspoons...

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Management Message: Thrown (fearlessly) into the Fire

By: Matt Lloyd “Hi, I’d like to order some hot dogs for our fundraiser this weekend.  Can you tell me your prices?”  It was at this moment during my first week as an inside sales rep that I discovered I didn’t have all the answers.  In a state of nervousness, I politely asked if I...

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