U.S. Foodservice-Austin Hosts International Business Training Program Through the U.S. Department of Commerce

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The Special American Business Internship Training program will be held at U.S. Foodservice-Austin on June 3, 2010 and seeks to build partnerships and provide technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices

Not only will the participants gain working technical knowledge about U.S. Foodservice operations, they will also receive valuable food safety knowledge that they will be able to implement in their home countries.

U.S. Foodservice-Austin is hosting the Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) restaurant association development program on June 3. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and seeks to build partnerships and provide technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices.

The training sessions provide technical assistance and act as an opportunity for U.S. businesses to transfer industry knowledge to Eurasian business professionals, which promotes economic and civil society development in their home countries. Included in the U.S. Foodservice-Austin visit will be a presentation on food safety and quality assurance (FSQA), followed by a tour of the division’s warehouse and shipping and receiving operations.

“The SABIT program is a wonderful opportunity for U.S. Foodservice to share its expert knowledge in the restaurant and hospitality field,” said John Fowler, division president at U.S. Foodservice-Austin. “Not only will the participants gain working technical knowledge about U.S. Foodservice operations, they will also receive valuable food safety knowledge that they will be able to implement in their home countries.”

The SABIT restaurant association development program is designed to train 19 professionals from the food service industry in Eurasia. Participants come from a variety of countries in Europe and Asia including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia and Ukraine.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s premier foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company proudly employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations. As an industry leader, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. To find out how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®, visit http://www.usfoodservice.com.

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