New York, NY, December 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- At the world’s first dedicated search engine for the hospitality industry and general public, it’s all about food, the suppliers who provide it, the air and sea freight companies who transport it, the chefs who use it and the home cooks who want to prepare dishes using premium ingredients. The Expat Deli (www.expatdeli.com) is a foodies dream, offering a gourmet journey to the finest foods, boutique beverages, cooking equipment and hospitality supplies from around the world.
First launched in Australia, the global fine foods portal is spreading its culinary treasures to the U.S., offering 15 main food and beverage categories organized into subsections and global regions. The 24/7 food emporium site is an epicure delight, listing sources for gourmet foods, natural foods, exotic foods, game meats, native foods, jungle foods, herbs, spices, fine wines, beers and ales, micro beers and boutique beers. It is also the most comprehensive source for locating products for special dietary needs, such as gluten free foods, vegetarian foods, spiritual foods, health foods, organic foods, halal foods and halal products and wholistic foods. The company expects its gourmet foods listings to expand to thousands more as additional U.S. food manufacturers and suppliers hear about the site and list their products and services.
If you’re a food or beverage manufacturer or supplier, or a distributor, restaurant, retailer, or caterer, The Expat Deli offers a 24/7 global marketplace where you can connect with one another to buy and sell your products. To arrange for air and sea freight both locally and internationally, simply click on the section for a listing of logistics companies offering air, sea and freight transport, including cold storage or perishable transport needs. “Most of our user base attends specialty foods expos and many of those showcased on the site exhibit at these expos, so The Expat Deli is like a virtual specialty food expo,” explains Katherine Sutherland, spokeswoman for the company.
Beyond being a fine foods portal, The Expat Deli features a chefs biography section that links visitors to master chefs and celebrity chefs offering their favorite recipes, the latest culinary news and chefs’ blogs that share tips for improving culinary skills. The search engine also lists a monthly calendar of food expos scheduled throughout the world for those who want to exhibit, find out where their competitors exhibit, or simply attend open to the public shows. In coming months, The Expat Deli will include a careers/jobs section showcasing hospitality industry jobs, cooking schools, hospitality schools and other career resources, an online fine wine shop featuring premium wineries around the world, and an online boutique beer shop listing microbrewers around the globe.
Since its launch, The Expat Deli has recorded visits from 84 countries, 355 major cities and 19 subcontinents. The niche search engine attracts more than 3,000 visitors a day, with that number to increase substantially as it rolls out the search engine in other countries. The food emporium portal already attracts regular customers, including 5-star hotels and resorts, gourmet distributors and retailers, restaurant, cafe and deli owners, importers and exporters, catering companies, logistics providers, corporations, chefs from around the globe and the general public.
The search engine is free to all users. Food and beverage manufacturers and suppliers or vendors serving the hospitality and catering industry with equipment and support services can add their company listing by emailing Katherine Sutherland at email@example.com or completing the contact form on the website. Prime placement is available for those who register early with their company listing.