Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods Picks Up Top Manufacturing Award Seattle-based packaged foods company receives Washington Manufacturing Award presented by Seattle Business

SEATTLE, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods, a Seattle-based leading producer of natural gourmet foods for retail and foodservice, today announced it was awarded the prestigious Washington Manufacturing Award presented by Seattle Business. The company was recognized as Food Processor of the Year for achievements that led to a significant increase in production, distribution and revenue while still maintaining the high quality the company is known for.

"Because of the extra care and handcrafted approach we take to our food manufacturing, I like to say we're 'inefficiently delicious'," noted Brad Glaberson, owner and executive chef of Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods. "We're committed to producing real food with real foods, only using the freshest, highest quality ingredients. From hand picking fresh basil to freshly grating cheese, we pay attention to quality and detail, and this has helped us grow a devoted client roster that has led to significant growth."

Cucina Fresca's recent achievements include a more than 60-percent increase in sales revenue thanks in part to rapid development for its among its foodservice capabilities and footprint. Already working with noteworthy food management companies such as Centerplate and grocery retailers such as Whole Foods, Cucina Fresca is able to offer customers quality, consistency and labor savings along with custom recipe development and made to order production. The company is also present in several stores through the U.S. and Canada, with more than 30 consumer retail and 130 foodservice products available.

The Washington Manufacturing Awards are presented by Seattle Business to recognize and highlight the achievement of Washington-based manufacturers. This year, Cucina Fresca was one of 20 local companies to receive top honors at the April 25 awards ceremony in Seattle.

About Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods

With roots as a mom-and-pop shop in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market, Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods is today a leading producer of natural prepared. Its products – including Kettle sauces, salsas and marinades for foodservice along with fresh pastas and sauces, and frozen "lazy" lasagnas and macaroni and cheese for retail – are all handcrafted in small batches from only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. For more information and recipes, visit www.cucinafresca.com.  

SOURCE Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods



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