We get offers from poultry plants on their excess, updated all during the day. As the senior member of our poultry operation, “I have over 50 years’ experience buying and selling poultry, started working in a plant when I was 11. Was an owner of 2 poultry plants and served on the board of directors of the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association. I love the chicken business and would love the opportunity to work with you.”
I am available 24/7. Call me anytime.
O: (205) 823-3811
C : (205)337-5813
At Big Daddy Foods, we have a wealth of experience working with restaurants, chains, broad-line distribution, and various commercial/non-commercial food-service operators. “I have over 45 years in the food-service business. I owned a food-service brokerage business for over 45 years and was always viewed as a non-salaried employee on my customers' payroll.”
“My personal background has led me to the areas of poultry (both chicken and turkey), seafood, pork and beef. My seafood experience extends from north Atlantic species to value added custom processing, importing and fresh seafood. The food-service industry and helping my clients find solutions are my life's passion.”
I am available 24/7. Call me anytime.
C : (713) 385-3374
I have worked in the Food industry for 38 years. I have experience in Warehousing, Purchasing, Marketing and Sales. I have over 25 years’ experience working and partnering with Food Banks, Feeding programs and Institutional Feeding Facilities across the Nation.
I am very knowledgeable of the products and needs of these organizations. I would love to talk or meet with you and always happy to help with any questions you may have. I am available by cell 24 hours a day. Please do not hesitate to call me.
LARRY MERRILL Jr
As a third generation poultry man, I have gained valuable knowledge and a love of the industry. My father taught me to develop a work ethic by participation in sports throughout my adolescence. Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school and later playing in the San Francisco Giants and California Angel organizations I enjoyed a relatively short but exciting career in professional baseball.
Upon completion of a BA degree in communication from Auburn University, I returned to what I know best- the poultry industry. Starting in production with management with FCT and Savory Farms and later as a consultant for internet trading company, Global Food Exchange. With over 17 years of working with distributors, retailers and producers we know how to match up the product with the customer. We move product-let me work with you!
O: 205-823-3811 C: 205-337-5814
Eliane has over fifteen years of business experience in sourcing and selling major proteins internationally. Eliane was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and lived in Miami for over 20 years. She is fluent in Spanish and has a vast experience in working with Suppliers and customers in Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America.
Eliane’s greatest strengths are in establishing and building long-term business relationships with both suppliers and customers. Being bi-lingual and bi-cultural allows for a keen sense and respect for different cultural norms. Eliane has travelled extensively throughout Latin America and is most interested in continuing to expand on long-term, collaborative business relationships in the Americas.
Eliane holds a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. She is actively involved in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Plano Economic Development Center. Eliane’s membership in the Free Trade Alliance allows for her expertise in Mexico and Latin American to be used for both business and academic endeavors.
Karen started her accounting career working part-time at a bank while still a senior in high school and hasn't looked back. Since then, she has worked for different domestic and foreign banks, savings and loans, as well as trust companies.
Karen’s areas of experience are operations, accounting, regulatory matters, and management. She studied at the University of Houston and continued her education with coursework in commercial banking and trust operations at the American Institute of Banking, SMU.
O: (713) 854-8570
After graduating from the University of South Carolina (B.S. Marketing), Roy’s career has been honed in the food service industry where he has served in multiple capacities starting as Club Officer at USAF Open Mess at Moody USAF in Valdosta, GA.
Corporately, Roy joined Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) as a territorial sales representative (Wisconsin) for the Food Service Division. Subsequently, he returned to the home office where he was rewarded for his performance as Field Sales Manager. After several years, he departed RCP, Inc. and founded Pro Rep Organization (PRO), a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency calling on the Food Service Distributor network representing a dozen non-food manufacturers (including RCP) in Central Florida.
His next progression was his cultivation of the Alabama/Florida Panhandle market as Outback Steakhouse Franchisee. Roy commanded full turn-key territorial responsibility as he personally opened 14 Outbacks from stake-to-steak overseeing every step of the development process from soup-to-nuts. Over the course of 12 years he orchestrated his business acumen as a Franchisee employing 1250+ Outbackers managing the daily operations centered around Guest satisfaction and prudent financial management including the procurement of food & supplies.
Roy brings this invaluable diverse experience to the Big Daddy team and the Clientele they’re privileged to serve. He genuinely empathizes the challenges in the Food Service Industry, as he has had “boots on the ground” living the day-to-day rigors of executing the tasks as a restauranteur, vendor and manufacturer. He values the opportunity of being part of the Big Daddy Foods supply network assuring competitive pricing, consistent dependability, quality assurance and congenial Client relationships.
C : (205) 296-5011
I am a recent graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Before going to Auburn, I played baseball at Central Alabama Community College and was a part of the 2013 NJCAA National Championship team. Baseball taught me hard work, dedication, and how to work through the tough times.
Being new to the food industry I have a lot to learn, but there is not a better group of people to learn from than the Big Daddy family. Working in the office with my grandfather and uncle is just the cherry on top. At Big Daddy, we are dedicated to fulfilling our customers' needs and building lifelong relationships. Let us work with you.