T.A. Dowd has provided sales and marketing representation in Louisiana and the gulf coast region since 1966. Operating under the same name since 1976, Dowd started out as D.V.L a partnership between four friends as one of the two Institutional Food Brokers in the state. We have been committed to building relationships and successfully representing our manufacturing partners ever since.
T.A. Dowd consists of 9 sales professionals with an average of 25 years of experience, coming from different aspects of the industry including catering, corporate chefs, regional managers, marketing and business management. The sales staff is supported by a one of kind customer service department with an average of 28 years of experience, as well as personnel in roles for training, marketing and culinary ideation.
T.A. Dowd is unique in that we are the largest independently owned sales agency in the Louisiana market. We recognize that our business starts at the operator level. The reputation we have built and maintained with our distributor and operator partners, along with our years of market experience, has enabled us to successfully grow our business.
We are proud to say we have a seasoned sales team with a collective industry experience of over 200 years.
* Monthly / quarterly sales meetings and /or as requested by our manufacturers.
* We conduct many in service training's for our operators for products and services in our training test kitchen.
* We attend all manufacturer’s training's when available. i.e. C. H. Guenther and Ventura Foods.
* Monthly training on new items conducted at sales meetings.
* Joint partnerships with Culinary Schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
* Use our culinary and sales experience to train distributor healthcare and sales associates monthly.