Kontos Foods Exhibits at New England Food Show

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A wide assortment of flatbreads, including Panini, Whole Wheat Pita, Gyro breads, and ethnic sweets including Assorted Baklava will be on display

Paterson, N.J. – Feb 27, 2017 – Kontos Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, is exhibiting at the New England Food Show Feb. 26-28 at the Boston Convention & Exhibitor Center in Boston. At the show, which is produced by the National Restaurant Association, Kontos will showcase a variety of hand-stretched ethnic flatbreads, as well as Fillo Dough and sweet Middle Eastern-style Fillo pastries.

The Kontos Foods booth will have on display over 50 varieties of Flatbreads, including Tandoori-style, Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Greek Lifestyle Flatbread®, Gyro breads, grilled Panini breads, All-Natural, French-Style Crepes, and other ethnic flatbreads. The company will also be showcasing Kontos Fillo dough of varying thicknesses, as well as Kataifi dough – finely spun strands of dough that add golden crunch to seafood and dessert dishes. Several Kontos products will also be available for sampling, including Kontos Foods’ ready-made Baklava and Nut Roll pastries.

New England might have a small footprint geographically, but it’s packed with restaurants–more than 30,000 reside within that small space. “And with over half of attendees coming from food service or restaurant industry, this show represents a great opportunity for us to reach and extend relationships with our primary clientele,” said Steve Kontos, vice president and owner of Kontos Foods.

Kontos will be exhibiting at Booths #326 and #328. Products include:

• Massala Nan – A blend of fresh chopped hot chili and onions with oriental spices create this wonderfully flavorful oval flatbread; flavor is enhanced by heating.
• Grilled Panini Bread – This oval bread is ‘pre-grilled’ for convenience; requires a minimal amount of heating to become extremely flexible. Ideal for Panini sandwiches and bruschetta.
• Lavash – The perfect ‘roll-up’ flatbread! This soft and pliable 9 by 11-inch rectangular flatbread rolls in both directions. Because it is yeast based, it will absorb moisture and not fall apart. May also be used to make ‘pinwheels’ for appetizers.
• Gyro Bread – This bread is ‘pre-oiled’ for easier handling and requires a minimal amount of heating to become extremely flexible. Ideal for traditional souvlaki/kabobs and gyros.
• Fillo Dough – Very thin dough, traditionally used to make Greek baklava.
• Cocktail Flatbread – Two inches in diameter, these special flatbreads are the perfect substitute for crackers in almost any appetizer. Top them with favorite meats, fish or vegetables.
• Greek Lifestyle Flatbread – A hand-stretched flatbread with more protein, fewer carbohydrates, sugar and calories than other flatbreads; ideal for sandwiches and appetizers.
• Pizza Parlor Crust – Tastes like pizzeria crust at its best and has Olive Oil baked right into the crust. Add sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings for an individual pizza within 5 minutes.
• 9 and 11-Inch Traditional and Savory Crepes – These crepes have a delicate, contemporary flavor and texture to complement a variety of fillings; they also make a delicious low-cal substitute for a traditional wrap.

“New England is a natural for Kontos because it’s a region where people are loyal to their ethnic roots,” said Brad Wasserman, regional sales manager for Kontos. “Our traditional breads are hand-stretched for fluffiness, just like homemade so people are drawn to them, and feel good about incorporating them into their traditional meals; they don’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience.”

Find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/kontosfoods/. Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and around the world.

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit www.kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.

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Kontos Contact
Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326
WarrenS@kontos.com