Discussing Asian flavor and food trends with a corporate executive chef
March 31, 2021
Prepared Foods talks Asian flavor and food trends with Andrew Hunter, corporate executive chef for Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. Chef Hunter also is head of culinary R&D for Wolfgang Puck Worldwide and executive chef for Niman Ranch.
Creative chefs are probing into the interior flavors of indigenous cultures within the countries of the southern part of the Western Hemisphere as well as moving beyond Hispanic flavors to delve into the non-Hispanic culinary traditions of countries such as Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname
American consumers are coming to recognize that the term “Latin cuisine” encompasses far more than the foods of Mexico and Central America or even the few dishes from South America that have hit the mainstream here.
Say hello to the bold and reimagined noodle from immi, the world’s first low-carb, high-protein instant ramen. immi’s mission is to enrich lives through the vibrant world of Asian American food, starting with the reinvention of one of the world’s most nostalgic and crave worthy foods.
Nissin celebrates 50th anniversary of Cup Noodles with new innovation
February 2, 2021
Nissin Foods introduced Cup NoodlesⓇ Stir FryⓇ flavors, hot garlic chicken and teriyaki chicken. In celebration of 50 years, the expansion of the Cup Noodles Stir Fry product line-up, the first soupless cup for the popular brand, combines modern innovation with timeless Asian-inspired recipes.
Family-owned La Tortilla Factory finds like-minded partner to support future growth
February 1, 2021
La Tortilla Factory, Inc. announced that Flagship Food Group, LLC has agreed to make an investment into the company to support its future growth strategy. Flagship will become the majority stake holder in the company while the third generation Tamayo family members continue to remain valued partners.
The investment will support the company's long-term growth strategy
January 29, 2021
Cacique®, LLC – an independently owned Hispanic foods company and maker of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, and chorizos in the US – announced an addition to the company's ownership group as part of a round of funding that will be used to accelerate the brand's continued rapid growth nationwide. Boston-based investment manager The Baupost Group, LLC ("Baupost") will take a minority stake in Cacique.
Move creates expansive Hispanic frozen novelty company
January 21, 2021
Wind Point Partners and portfolio company Tropicale Foods, a manufacturer of authentic Hispanic-inspired frozen novelty products under the Helados Mexico brand, announced the acquisition of Paleteria La Michoacana (“PLM”), a portfolio company of Canum Capital Partners and Greyrock Capital Group.