FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. is approved as a Registered Small Business Enterprise with Port Houston
HOUSTON, TX, April 9, 2018 – Gourmet Baker, Jeanette Davis, and her baking company Gourmet Harvest International, LLC were register by Port Houston as a Small Business Enterprise and will be included in the Port Houston Small Business Directory. Gilda Ramirez, the Senior Director Small Business & Maritime Education informed Ms. Davis of the registration.
The registration was effective March 21, 2018 and covers:
BAKERY PRODUCTS, FRESH (IE. BREAD, CAKES, DOUGHNUTS, PASTRIES), MADE IN COMMERCIAL BAKERIES
Ms. Davis stated, “We are very excited to be a registered Small Business Enterprise with Port Houston. We are very much looking forward to having our baked goods be part of the products that Port Houston has available to select from for any of their food needs.” She added, ” We anticipate a long, mutually beneficial relationship.”
Visit www.GourmetHarvestInternational.com to see a selection of Gourmet Fruit Cakes, Nut Breads, Cookies and Muffins offered.
Jeanette L. Davis is the President of Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. , which is a privately held, Houston, Texas based gourmet baking company servicing individuals, retail and the food service industries. Providing the best fruitcakes, nut loafs and breads muffins and cookies is what she loves to do. The company was founded on family recipes that have been handed down for generations.
Jeanette L. Davis has always had an affinity for customer service and the consumer business. Over the course of her career she has contributed greatly to her field, including helping with the implementation of many startups as the first point manager and operations team, writing a Training and Reference Manual for the Chips Ahoy Snack lines used to train management, and writing an instructions manual for an Oracle 12 startup for customer service operations in the oil and gas environment, just to name just a few. She has worked for several large companies, including Frito-Lay, Inc., Nabisco, Compaq Computers, and Hewlett-Packard.
“I enjoyed the work environment so much and took advantage of opportunities,” Davis said. “I enjoyed what I was doing and being in people reporting responsibility roles more often than not. I continued to work on my development and the development of employees who reported to me. Eventually, I desired the next challenge.”
Davis’s vast knowledge eventually led to her becoming an entrepreneur. With the entrepreneurial spirit firmly taking root, Gourmet Harvest International, LLC. was born.
Davis holds a BS in Mechanical and Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Houston. She also holds a Mid-Management Executive Certificate from the College of Business Administration at the University of Houston and Food Service Management Certificate from the City of Houston.
The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of 150-plus private and public industrial terminals along the 52-mile-long Houston Ship Channel. The eight public terminals are owned, operated, managed or leased by the Port of Houston Authority and include the general cargo terminals at the Turning Basin, Care, Jacintoport, Woodhouse, and the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals.
We’re the largest port on the Gulf Coast, the biggest port in Texas and the only port in Houston. Each year, more than 241 million tons of cargo move through the greater Port of Houston, carried by more than 8,200 vessels and 223,000 barges. The port is consistently ranked 1st in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage; 1st in U.S. imports; 1st in U.S. export tonnage and 2nd in the U.S. in total tonnage. It is also the nation’s leading breakbulk port, handling 41 percent of project cargo at Gulf Coast ports.
The port has been instrumental in the city of Houston’s development as a center of international trade. It is home to a multi-billion petrochemical complex, the largest in the nation and second largest in the world. Carrier services on all major trade lanes link Houston to international markets around the globe. The ship channel also intersects a very busy barge traffic lane, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Centrally located on the Gulf Coast, Houston is a strategic gateway for cargo originating in or destined for the U.S. West and Midwest. Houston lies within close reach of one of the nation’s largest concentrations of 142 million consumers within 1,000 miles. Ample truck, rail and air connections allow shippers to economically transport their goods between Houston and inland points.
The port is vital to the local, state and national economy and the maintenance and improvements of the public facilities ensures its continued economic impacts. Keeping the port secure so that business can flow freely is also an essential responsibility. As the local sponsor of the Houston Ship Channel, the Port Authority plays an important role in the management and environmental stewardship of this important waterway.