Category: Zesco News

26th Annual James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 26th annual James Beard Foundation Awards and we couldn’t be more proud about all of the Indiana nominees! These nominees were selected from a list of more than 20,000 online entries and the prestigious group of semifinalists in 21 categories represent a wide range of culinary talent from exceptional chefs to wine and spirits professionals to restauranteurs.

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Illinois Street Food Emporium

Illinois Street Food Emporium has been a staple in the Butler Tarkington area for over 35 years, serving the neighborhood with an assortment of delicious homemade sandwiches, salads, pastas, sweets, baked goods and more. Owner Vivian Farris took over in 2014 and has only improved what loyal customers love about ISFE.

Here at ZESCO, we can’t say enough great things about ISFE! We even put together a list of our top five reasons we love this neighborhood café, although it was hard to narrow it down to only five.

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Shop Our Showroom for Your Last Minute Kitchen Needs

For over 40 years, ZESCO has been a staple and community hub for the Indianapolis food and beverage community. Come in to visit us and on any given day you will see hotel GMs, caterers, rock star chefs, restaurateurs and more in our showroom.

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Q&A with Martha Hoover

Here at ZESCO, we are proud to have Martha Hoover and Patachou Inc. as a client. When Hoover announced she was opening Public Greens: Urban Kitchen with a Mission, we couldn’t wait to meet with her and get to work.

Public Greens is a farm-market inspired urban cafeteria and microfarm located right along the Monon Trail in Broad Ripple. All profits and crops go to feeding kids via The Patachou Foundation. Inside, you’ll find everything from their famous fried chicken to Kung Pao Broccoli with a fresh menu that allows you to create your own unique dish by mixing and matching ingredients.

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Client Case Study: Gandolfo’s Redesign

In April of 2014, Gandolfo’s and Zesco came together in a partnership to redesign their kitchens. The redesign was debuted when Gandolfo’s opened a new location in Zionsville/Whitestown, and we’re looking forward to the next new location in Carmel/Westfield opening on Monday, November 9.

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