Gourmet Source
Dedicated to Specialty Beverage

Mission & Team

Quality & Relationships

Nice to meet you.

Our reliable Gourmet Source team is second to none in the industry. We offer our clients (both customers and principals) a high level of practical experience, know-how and insight into the specialty coffee/smoothie industry.

We strive to be the most knowledgeable and reliable source of product and industry information available within the specialty coffee market.

Gourmet Source has achieved these goals by keeping our fingers on the ever-changing pulse of the specialty coffee industry by attending national industry trade shows, specialty coffee events and working hands-on with our customers. Not only that, but we promise to work with a focus on integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Now, here’s a chance for you to get to know our Gourmet Source team a little more in-depth:


Get in touch

At Gourmet Source, we know that running a café is hard work. We are here to help you find the right products and maximize sales. Please take a moment to reach out with questions so we can help you realize your vision. We're looking forward to working with you.



Our Team



Doug Podzilni 

Doug is the President and founder of Gourmet Source Food Brokers. He holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He has over 25 years of applied sales and marketing management experience. Much of his time is focused on National Account Management, principal development, and sales leadership with the Gourmet Source team. In addition to being the President founding member of Gourmet Source, Doug oversees export management and manufacturing for Island Rose Hollander Chocolate Co. 


MAIN Office: Fox Point, WI, USA

Doug@gourmetsource.com | 1 414 716 5249




Rhonda Slone

Rhonda has been with Gourmet Source since the company was founded. She graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Applied Science. Rhonda has a very strong background in product management and customer service. She is responsible for all aspects of customer needs including order development, sample requests, shipping coordination, and qualifying sales leads. Rhonda is a vital part of Gourmet Source’s success.


MAIN Office: Fox Point, WI, USA

Rhonda@gourmetsource.com | 1 414 716 5249




eastern regional sales manager

Kurt Blum

Kurt joined Gourmet Source in the fall of 2002. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics. Kurt has worked with some of the top sales focused companies in the nation and developed a strong background in sales, marketing, and customer support. During his time with Gourmet Source, he has covered 30 different states in all four time zones while learning the subtleties and trends of the specialty coffee industry. Much of Gourmet Source’s growth can be contributed to Kurt’s account development.


MAIN Office: Fox Point, WI, USA

Kurt@gourmetsource.com | 1 414 716 5249



WESTERN regional sales manager

Grant Blum

Grant joined Gourmet Source in the fall of 2005. He studied Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee before refocusing his efforts on Business Administration. Grant has become an integral part of the Gourmet Source team by building and maintaining relationships within three sales territories. While Grant attributes most of his practical experience to absorbing the finer details of the Coffee Industry, his customers have stated that his industry knowledge and customer relations have proven to be a vital source to his success.

CENTRAL Office: Denver, CO, USA

Grant@gourmetsource.com | 1 414 202 8315




Alden Kelley

Alden has worked Gourmet Source as an outside contractor for almost 6 years before joining the team full time in early 2015. With deep roots in coffee, and a diverse background in areas ranging from culinary to fashion industries, Alden has a keen eye for immediate and auxiliary trends that influence marketing and sales within the specialty coffee and beverage industries. His areas of expertise are: Singature beverages and menu board planning. New products. USA & International marketing for Island Rose and Hollander Chocolate Co. 

WEST COAST Office: Portland, OR, USA

Alden@gourmetsource.com | 1 503 784 3014




Bob Muccillo


INDIANA Office: Indianapolis, IN, USA