"The foundation of Southern Specialties resides in the quality of the people and businesses that make up our culture and enterprise.

As a company, it's rewarding to have traveled so far and have such great visions for the future." Robert Colescott, Founder

Southern Specialties was founded in 1990 by Robert Colescott, President and CEO of the company. Our mission was to provide the finest restaurants and hotels in the nation with the best quality specialty produce. After years of success as a grower and supplier to the foodservice industry, we expanded our product line to include a variety of offerings for the retail sector.

The Southern Selects product line was developed to meet the needs of today's educated consumer. We control all aspects of

growing, importing, processing and distributing our expanding menu of specialty fruits and vegetables from the best farms in the Americas.

The foundation of Southern Specialties resides in the quality of people and businesses that make up our culture and enterprise. As a company, its rewarding to have traveled so far and have such great visions for the future. We look forward to continuing our enduring partnerships, and providing the freshest and most delicious, healthful fruits and vegetables to our valued customers for years to come.

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Meeting the special needs of the foodservice industry

Whether you service the finest white tablecloth dining establishments, the nation's largest restaurant chains, hotels, corporate dining rooms or cruise ships, Southern Specialties has the resources to fulfill your customer's needs.

Our foodservice programs provide solutions through an extensive product line, value-added packaging and customized distribution programs from our Florida, California and Texas facilities.

We understand foodservice and our customer service is unparalleled. We believe in supplying our customers with the safest, best tasting, highest quality products, and we know that you do too.

Exceptional service, quality & value

At Southern Specialties, our unwavering insistence of quality and unparalleled customer service has helped us become one of America's leading growers and distributors of premium specialty produce. Our customers include the finest retail, foodservice and wholesale club companies in the United States and Canada.

Meet Our Growers

Edwin Sanabria - Founding Grower

“ Our partnership with COOP Magdalena in Guatemala provides year-around income, agricultural and food safety education, schooling, clinics and community activities.”
~read Edwin's story

West Coast

Our West coast office distributes quality assured specialty produce grown on our farms in central Mexico, Baja and central California. Our convenient Los Angeles location enables us to seamlessly service Western customers and retailers, club stores and foodservice distributors with a national presence. We offer quality service from coast to coast.