Fortun Foods Founder – A Proven Expert in the Food Industry
Fortun's Finishing Touch Sauces were developed by a man who knows a thing or two about quality foods. In 1981 Kevin G. Fortun developed Stockpot Soups, a line of premium, fresh-refrigerated soups. His goal was to provide quality, convenience and consistency to food-service operators with a product made from the freshest, all-natural ingredients. The end result was a fresh, homemade soup with no MSG, no preservatives, and no artificial ingredients.
Stockpot Soups quickly became the leader in the field. After expanding into the retail market, it grew into the largest fresh-refrigerated soup company in the world, selling in 23 countries. Stockpot sold to Campbell’s Soup Company in 1998.
Fortun’s Finishing Sauces Meet Demands for Healthy Convenience Food
Kevin Fortun has always been a trend setter in food development. His newest creation is sure to start a buzz in both retail and food service. He has developed twelve new, innovative finishing sauces of gourmet restaurant quality. The timing and growing demand for healthy convenience foods could not be greater than it is right now. Together with a trend towards ethnic cuisine, these unique finishing sauces just promise to be another home run for this entrepreneur.
Fortun came up with the idea from his own restaurant, Desert Sage, in LaQuinta, California, because of his desire to capture the great taste and culinary experience of chef-quality sauces for people who want to dine at home. He spent years consulting with top chefs and perfecting each recipe himself. “You know you’ve come up with something really special,” said Fortun. “I set the bar very high in everything I do. I don’t stop until I know it’s the best it can be.”
This fall, Kevin will add Fortun’s Finishing Touch Sauces to his menu at Desert Sage. When he says “restaurant quality,” he stands behind it.
Fortun's Sauces Are Great for Both Consumers and Food Service Operators
Fortun's Finishing Touch Sauces are fresh and ready to use. Simply heat and pour over your finished meat, fish, poultry or pasta. The rich, authentic, natural ingredients enhance any meal. You can enjoy flavors such as Marsala and Mushroom, Mediterranean, Santa Fe Verde, or Spicy Mustard with Brandy. These gourmet sauces are cooked in small kettles, sautéed, simmered and perfected with just the right amount of fresh ingredients and spices.
Keeping true to his roots in food service, Kevin Fortun has developed an easy pack for food-service operators. Just as he revolutionized the fresh soup concept years ago, he will provide the same conveniences and consistency with these innovative sauces.
Fortun's Staff Keeps Standards High
Kevin Fortun has also been successful in gathering many of his original staff from the Stockpot Soup days. Key personnel from every department have come back on board at Fortun's Foods. The standards are high, but they understand Kevin’s expectations and appreciate the opportunity to build and grow a productive company.
"When Kevin called and told me about the finishing sauces, it was a no-brainer," said Mary Shepard, Fortun Foods National Sales Manager. I asked, ‘When do we start?’ Kevin is a rare breed that cultivates an environment of trust. We believe in these products just as much as he does. His passion is contagious!”
Fortun may just have the golden touch once again. His company has the experience, knowledge and fortitude to change the way we look at sauces. His success will surely be that much “saucier” the second time around!
Fortun's Finishing Touch Sauces Are Brand New!
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