WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor its 100-year-history of being in the kitchen of confident female cooks, Contadina® – which is Italian for "woman in the field" – is celebrating 100 years of women in the culinary field.
Contadina is supporting Cherry Bombe, the bi-annual indie magazine that champions women and food, for the launch of The Cherry Bombe 100, its inaugural list of 100 women who are making unique and lasting contributions to the food industry. The brand also tapped Hedley & Bennett, the LA-based makers of aprons, chef wear and accessories used by the country's top chefs and home cooks, to design a limited-edition apron to commemorate this pinnacle moment in time for the brand.
"The Contadina logo features a strong, dedicated woman who has always been a symbol of the care the brand puts into every can of tomatoes," said Marc Fehlberg, brand manager for Contadina. "In celebrating the brand's 100-year anniversary, we wanted to pay tribute to that heritage and I can't think of a better way than by partnering with these two wonderful, female-fueled companies to honor women and their impact in the world of food."
To announce The Cherry Bombe 100 and honor the women on the list, Contadina is hosting a celebratory event with its two partners at Hedley & Bennett's apron-factory-meets-event-space in Los Angeles and gifting the honorees with the limited-edition Contadina anniversary apron created by Hedley & Bennett.
"When Contadina approached us about partnering on their 100th anniversary program, it felt like the perfect time to launch The Cherry Bombe 100 with their support," said Cherry Bombe editor in chief Kerry Diamond. "We are thrilled that the inaugural list has a partner that understands the importance of showcasing the contributions of women making history in the culinary field today."
Follow Contadina's 100th anniversary celebration with #Contadina on social. For more information visit Contadina.com or check out the Contadina social channels: Facebook.com/Contadina; Pinterest.com/ContadinaTomatoes.
Since 1918, Contadina® has been on a mission to perfect canned tomatoes. Contadina uses fresh, vineripened Roma tomatoes – harvested and canned in the same day – for rich authentic flavor that is the perfect foundation for your family's favorite dishes. For more information on Contadina, visit the brand's website at www.contadina.com.
About Del Monte®
Del Monte® Foods, Inc. is one of the country's largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded food products for the U.S. retail market. Del Monte brands include Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, S&W® and other brand names. For more information on Del Monte Foods, visit the Company's website at www.delmontefoods.com.
About Cherry Bombe
Cherry Bombe is the leading indie media company celebrating women and food. Launched in 2013 with Cherry Bombe Magazine, the company has built a solid following of educated, engaged, and influential women who are passionate about the brand's mission to showcase the best talent in the food world, telling stories about makers, bakers, artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs, and personalities who are empowering the next generation. Cherry Bombe's brand channels include the magazine, the #1 podcast about women and food Radio Cherry Bombe hosted by Cherry Bombe Co-Founder and Editor Kerry Diamond, the successful Jubilee conference, and the Cherry Bombe cookbook, in addition to the brand's growing social media and digital platforms.
About Hedley & Bennett
Hedley & Bennett is the LA-based and female founded culinary lifestyle brand that outfits the best chefs, home cooks, and makers. In 2012, Founder/CEO Ellen Bennett, while working as a line cook, was inspired to create a "better apron" that would impart a sense of pride and dignity in all who wore them. Bennett built her "Apron Squad" one chef and restaurant at a time, and today Hedley & Bennett can be found in 6,000+ restaurants around the world, as well as national and international retailers. Each product is made by hand in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.