Lemon, you are our shining star! So many great lemon tastings in July! Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants receive fresh lemons from Limoneira Company and they provide 1.5 million lemons a year to our kitchens to get chopped and spritzed into salads, pastas, and muffins.
Cool off this summer with the zesty flavors at the salad bar with Bleu Cheese & Spiced Pecan Lemon Salad and Lemon Linguine w/ Fresh Basil. Drizzle your customized salad with the Lemon Greek Vinaigrette for an extra kick of lemon.
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A number of Orlando Sweet Tomatoes managers and crew, led by Director of Operations Natalia Pacheco, helped support the community this past Sunday in the “Candlelight Vigil for Orlando” event to help honor and remember those affected by the tragedy.
Natalia told her co-workers gathered at Orlando’s Lake Eola “Thank you for lending a hand and helping pass out 46 cases of water, candles and apples to some of the more than 50,000 people who were at the walk. I am humbled and thank you for joining my family as we come together to support our community.”
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, invites its “farm-to-table” farmers to help share the “Discover Fresh” brand message that is central to the restaurants nearly 40-year tradition of bringing real farm-to-table freshness to guests.
Souplantation invited one of its fresh watermelon farmers to share his unique history as another example of four decades of working with local farmers to truly bring fresh to the table. On June 16, 2016 Mira Mesa Souplantation hosted the event where Arthur Saikhon, a third generation watermelon farmer and owner of Saikhon Company with his family in attendance, spoke with guests about his farm.
Arthur recently began supplying watermelons to Souplantation. For the whole month of June, guests in Southern CA are able to enjoy Arthur’s watermelons. Vegetables, hay and grains are also grown on his approximately 1,800 acre farm in Brawley, CA.
Arthur Saikhon and his family along with Susan Hoffman, Vice President of Fresh Sourcing and Menu Innovation (left) and Megan Herman, Field Marketing Manager (lower center).
Saikhon Company and Souplantation gave free watermelons to guests as part of the “Meet the Watermelon Farmer” experience event. Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. CEO John Morberg accompanied Arthur as they shared their mutual commitment to farm-to-table freshness to guests. Diners from all ages had questions for Arthur. [click to continue…]
Teamwork, effort, efficiency, and dedication are all components of what makes work a success. With our awesome team of hard working members, it is possible! A way to say thank you for all their hard work is to host a BBQ.
More than 150 Orlando Sweet Tomatoes crew, management, family and friends attended the Second Annual BBQ at Shadow Bay Park. Managers grilled steak, chicken, and hot dogs during the 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. event.
“The event was a lot of work, but so worth it,” said Natalia Pacheco, Director of Operations. [click to continue…]