Kontos Foods to Exhibit Halal and Kosher Flatbreads, Fillo Products at Gulfood 2016 Show

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Visitors to Kontos’ booth can see and sample a wide assortment of flatbreads, including the new Rustics Collection™ Tandoori Naan, Panini, Whole Wheat Pita and Gyro breads

Paterson, N.J. – Feb. 16, 2016 – Kontos Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of traditional Greek and Mediterranean foods, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the Gulfood 2016 show, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality tradeshow, to be held Feb. 21-25 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, U.A.E. Kontos will showcase an extensive range of of halal- and kosher-certified flatbreads, as well as its Fillo Dough and sweet Middle Eastern-style Fillo pastries.

Visitors to the Kontos booth will be able to see Kontos Foods’ over 50 varieties of Flatbreads, including new Kontos Rustics Collection™, Tandoori-style Naan bread in original and garlic flavors, 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. Attendees will be able to sample several Kontos products, including Kontos Foods’ ready-made Baklava and Nut Roll pastries.

“With an extensive Middle Eastern and Indian clientele in the US and around the world, Kontos Foods knows this marketplace well and we’re looking forward to showing our latest products to retailers, restaurants and other foodservice attendees. We had a very positive experience at last year’s Gulfood show and are looking forward to expanding our relationships in the region,” said Steve Kontos, vice president and owner of Kontos Foods.

Kontos will be exhibiting in the USA Pavilion, Hall TCA, Booth #S3-C53. Products include:

• Kontos Rustics Collection™ Tandoori Naan – This light and fluffy, oblong-shaped Naan bread provides great taste and authentic Tandoori taste and texture.
• 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 Burma and Balorieh, the Middle Eastern dessert comparable to 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.

In the past two years, Kontos Foods has attended several international trade shows, in Hong Kong, China, Europe and Canada. The company is also actively working to grow sales in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

“Consumers in the Persian Gulf area, India and other countries in the region appreciate authentic, ready-made breads that are simple to warm and serve with local dishes,” said Warren Stoll, marketing and business development director for Kontos Foods. “It’s exciting to be sharing our traditional breads, which are hand-stretched for fluffiness, with a region of the world known for its delicious and varied cuisine.”

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