MamaMancini's Executive Chef Chris Styler and Co-Founder Dan Mancini Collaborate on New Recipes
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (MMMB), a marketer of specialty pre-prepared, frozen and refrigerated all-natural food products (as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture), today announced it has commenced selling pasta bowl meal component kits for supermarkets, club stores and the food service segment during this past month. The offerings include Beef Meatballs, Sauce and Spaghetti; Chicken Meatballs Sauce and Spaghetti; Chicken Parmesan, Sauce, Cheese, and Rigatoni; Chicken, Alfredo Sauce, Cheese and Linguine; and Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Sauce and Rigatoni. The Company will soon be adding Beef and Turkey Meat Loaf and Pasta and Sauce to the product line.
These new products and components were developed by Christopher Styler, MamaMancini’s Executive Chef, and Dan Mancini, the Company’s co-founder, with an eye toward providing expanded choices to the Company’s existing retail grocery store customers and its entrance into the expansive food service segment.
In a career spanning more than 30 years in the food and dining industry, Chris Styler is an experienced research and development test kitchen chef, teacher, culinary producer, and author. He has written more than 16 cookbooks; many of which were best sellers, including The Desperate Housewives Cookbook, Sylvia's Soul Food, and forth coming Golden Girls Cookbook for Disney/Kingswell. He has served as award winning Editor-at-Large for Foods Arts Magazine, Producer for PBS and Food Network television series and MasterClass.com. He has worked with many renown master chefs including Thomas Keller, Dominique Ansel, Lidia (Bastianich), Daisy Martinez, Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, and Jamie Oliver. Among his many achievements he has also completed projects for Darden Restaurant Group, Gourmet Magazine, Gotham Bar and Grill, Lidia's Restaurants and Food and Wine Magazine. He also was the private chef for Bruce Springsteen for several years. In 1999, Chris started Freelance Food, LLC which specializes in corporate and home-use recipe development and video production. He is currently R&D chef for Mama Mancini’s and finishing up The Golden Girls Cookbook for Disney/Kingswell. His website is ww.chrisstyler.com.
Carl Wolf, CEO of MamaMancini's, stated, "We are very pleased with the collaboration of Chris Styler, our Executive Chef, and Dan Mancini, our co-founder, in developing these exciting new products and components. The Company is prepared to accelerate development of new recipes for our continued growth in the retail food industry and our entry into Food Service and Convenience store segments of the market. We will continue to develop new product offerings adding value to our end-user customers that rely on great tasting food with superior nutritional profiles and minimal prep time. We are excited to enter into this new market segment with Allan Sabatier, our new Vice President of Business Development – Food Service Segment, to expand our addressable markets and drive revenue growth. We look forward to the opportunities ahead.”
Chris Styler stated, "I really enjoy working with MamaMancini's in our new state of the art test kitchen along with input from the flexible and forward-thinking management of the Company. It is a pleasure to work with Dan Mancini in developing new recipes. We all appreciate Dan’s quest for all natural, healthy, and always delicious foods."
MamaMancini’s continues on the leading-edge of providing high quality, fresh, take-out food at local grocery store deli counters, and soon in the food service segment, as consumers increasingly look to manage busy work and family schedules with nutritious pre-prepared meals. MamaMancini’s products have outstanding nutritional profiles, require very little prep time and offer a real value for busy consumers. Its products perfectly mesh with the evolving everyday life of millions of Americans.
MamaMancini's is a marketer and distributor of a line of beef meatballs and turkey meatballs, all with sauce; five cheese-stuffed beef and turkey meatballs, all with sauce; original beef and turkey meatloaves; chicken parmesan; stuffed peppers; and other similar Italian cuisine products. The Company's sales have been growing on a consistent basis as the Company expands its distribution channel, which includes major retailers and distributors such as Costco, Publix, Shop Rite, Jewel, Save Mart, Sam's Club, Lucky's, Lunds and Byerlys, SuperValu, Safeway, Albertsons, Spartan Nash, Whole Foods Market, Hy-Vee, Shaw's, Kings, Roche Bros., Key Foods, Stop & Shop, Giant, Giant Eagle, Foodtown, Kroger, Shoppers, Schnucks Markets, Fresh Direct, King Kullen, Lowes, Central Market, Weis Markets, Ingles, Food City, The Fresh Market, Market Basket, Meatball Obsession, Monterrey Provisions, Porky Products, Sysco, DPI, United Natural Foods, Bozzutos, Burris Foods, and C&S. The Company sells a variety of its products on air and online on QVC, the world's largest direct-to-consumer marketer.
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MamaMancini’s Holdings, Inc.
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