Each December, Greco & Sons holds a Christmas party to thank its Chicago-area customers. As a supplier of Italian food specialties to more than 8,000 restaurants, pizzerias, beef stands, fast food operations, schools, grocery stores and country clubs across Chicagoland, the company is a leader in the foodservice industry. Founded in 1990, the company has fostered business relationships that have helped thousands of businesses grow, especially those in the Italian-American community.
The event was held at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame on Taylor Street in Chicago. It was a star-studded night, with Hollywood actor Gianni Russo unveiling his new Genco Olive Oil line, which will be distributed exclusively by Greco. Fellow actor Mike Starr was also there to support his buddy, Eddie Greco.
Filling four floors of the Hall of Fame, the party featured a wide range of Italian fare presented at carving stations, shellfish displays, pasta bars, a huge Italian antipasti display and dessert stations. The event showcased some of the more than 15,000 products provided by a wide range of suppliers that Greco & Sons represent.
Several sports celebrities were also on hand for the celebration. Chicago Blackhawks legend Dennis Savard welcomed the crowd, and Lightweight Boxing Champion and NIASHF “Ambassador” Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini offered holiday greetings along with Sports Hall President and Founder George Randazzo.
The Hall was the perfect backdrop for the event, as the theme of the evening was “All things Italian.” Foodservice was coordinated by Scott Harris and Francesca’s Restaurants. The Greco & Sons team put the entire event together and Ron Onesti served as the master of ceremonies.
Submitted by Onesti Entertainment
Photos by Scott Romer Photography