Taylor Fresh Foods, Salinas, Calif., acquired Club Chef, Covington, Ky. The Covington facility will continue full operations under the leadership of the Taylor Farms’ Tennessee operating company. 

“Club Chef has a long history of leadership in the foodservice fresh-cut vegetable industry,” says Bruce Taylor, chairman and CEO, Taylor Farms. “We are honored to complete this transaction and establish a distribution partnership with the Castellini Co.” 

“This transaction provides a wonderful opportunity for our employees and customers who are joining Taylor Fresh Foods, and allows us to be singularly focused on growing in areas of the produce supply chain where Castellini has, for over 120 years, provided great value to its customers,” says Brian Kocher, chief executive officer of the Castellini Group of Cos., the Newport, Ky.-based parent company of Club Chef. “Castellini Group of Cos. looks forward to the expanded relationship with Taylor Farms, and overwhelming our current and prospective customers with the value that we can provide.”