Illes Seasonings is a third-generation family business that produces liquid and dry food products sold to food manufacturers and national restaurant chains. These products include glazes, marinades, rubs, sauces, sauce bases and flavors. http://www.illesfoods.com They have two Texas facilities which have been built to handle the volume demands of today’s leading food producers and restaurant chains, plus their modern R&D center allows customers to sample custom products and interact directly with their R&D and culinary teams. Since opening our doors in 1927, Illes Seasonings & Flavors has focused on quality products and customer service. Through investments in innovations and in manufacturing technology, they are able to customize products for both large small chain restaurants.As a new sponsor of the ICCA Jonathan Crossland, Chef-Sales for National Accounts, joined the ICCA at the recent New Orleans Regional Conference where we learned about the seven nations who have influences Cajun and Creole Cuisine from John Folse, partner with Rick Tramonto at Restaurant R’evolution. .We also dines at 10 of the best restaurants in the “Big Easy” including ones owned by renowned chefs Paul Prudhomme, Susan Spicer, John Besh, Donald Link and John Harris. For additional information and menu ideas from that event, read the New Orleans article.