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"This is by far the biggest and boldest move we have undertaken so far", commented VP of Business Planning, Nigel Redman. "It is the American dream indeed". Plans are underway to expand the point of sale markets on a national level. Seasoned has retained the services of a distribution rep firm that has begun to present the Seadoned Foods producs to several national food distribution networks. Nigel states, "this plan has been in the works for over a year. With the launch of three tradenames and over 75 products, Seasoned is ready to go national". He does remind everyone that the core mission of Seasoned will never be compromised by this expansion: QUALITY & HEALTH.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 11, 2018
GRAND OPENING FOR SEASONED DELICIOUS FOODS
A NEW HUDSON VALLEY GOURMET FOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANY
poised for national distribution
On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Seasoned Delicious Foods announced its formal grand opening. In operation for several months and gaining critical shelf space in local food markets and health food stores, the company manufactures traditional Caribbean and tropical-style foods out of its Saugerties NY facility.
Founded by partners Tamika and Martin Dunkley, with the assistance of business consultant Nigel Redman, the company produces a variety of tasty Hot Sauces, Relishes, Oils and Seasonings that would be used in food preparation, garnishes, and finishing adding tasty zest to all foods for a unique cooking experience.
Seasoned Delicious was created to fill the void for locally produced, healthy and nutritional artisan products. Developed from authentic passed-on family recipes, they are vegan, non-GMO and whole-food based. Company CEO and President Tamika Dunkley (pictured) said, “The growing market of those seeking healthy foods and flavors motivated our decision to start the company. Complimenting that decision was our dedication to creating food products that reflect the exotic flavors and spirit of Caribbean cuisine, which run deeply in our Jamaican roots.” Identifying a great opportunity, Seasoned Delicious’ founders are dedicated to creating exciting and reasonably priced healthy food products “for the body soul and spirit.”
Production Manager Martin Dunkley added, “For many years my mother, who we called ‘Momma Blossom’, cared for us and prepared the most delicious meals. Whenever we asked her how she became such a great cook, she always referred to her mother as her teacher. Her specific knowledge is a collection of passed-on recipes and food preparation techniques that are not found in cookbooks. It became our mission to translate these unwritten food formulas and preparation styles into a product we can manufacture and sell. It took a great deal of time and patience, but we convinced Momma Blossom to share her knowledge and cooking experience with us. We carefully documented her recipes documented a food process that kept true to her quality and health values"
Using their own funds, the Founders, with EVP Nigel Redman, have positioned the firm to be a contender in the booming gourmet food sector. Starting in a local leased kitchen, the firm received all the necessary New York State certifications, and has now contracted with a major food processor in the Finger Lakes region to handle its growing volume. Using a model of product excellence and planned, staged growth, the firm has quickly grown local market share, selling in over 15 regional retail markets, health food venues and boutique shops. They use E-commerce sales over their colorful, recipe-packed website www.seasonedelicious.com. They use modern social media techniques and are increasing their local following daily. Seasoned Delicious products can also be found in local Farmers Markets, at special events such as the Saugerties Garlic Festival, and at local tastings at Mother Earth.
Executive Vice President and Consultant Nigel Redman is quick to point out, "after a year of development, testing and market studies, Seasoned is ready for staged national distribution". Our markets are not just West Indian and Caribbean residents but the ever growing general market for healthy exotic foods that are good for the taste buds and good for your body."
EVP Nigel Redman states, "This is a very exciting time for Seasoned. A contract was signed recently that will now allow all of our products to be produced in a state of the art manufacturing facility". After interviewing several NYS certified food processing/manufacturing firms, Seasoned has selected a firm in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York to manufacture the Hot Sauces and Oils for their Seasoned Delicious Caribbean food products. "This company has over 50 years of experience in the food production industry and will ensure that the quality and healthy values that our trademarks will be followed to the letter". Production operations will begin in February 2018.
Seasoned Announces the Planned Launch of Their Own YOU TUBE TV Channel !!!!!
Seasoned is in the final stages of launching their own YOU TUBE TV Channel. The channel will feature Moma Blossom and CEO Tamika Dunkley presenting various dishes with instructions on how to create great Caribbean dishes. "We have retained the services of a top producer to guide us during this phase of our growth" states Tamika. "We want to bring the true West Indian personality and excitement to the TV audience". Plans for an air date of March 2018 are on schedule.
Seasoned CEO, Tamika Dunkley announced on December 4, 2017 that they have plans to launch the healthy line of food products under the label: ABOVE EARTH FOODS. This product line will feature ultra healthy delicious food products and condiments that are all wholesome and good for you as well. "We spent over 2 years and quite a bit of funds to create and source these foods," states Tamika. The products will include salad treatments, spreads and nutritious teas mixes. Look for these products to be in our stores by end of March of 2018.
The new brand will offer a new range of products to a health conscious market. Seasoned will have 30 new products ready for this launch for January 2018
Afya is a Swahili word for health. At AFYA POWER PRODUCTS we strongly believe that healthy eating leads to a better life. Our products are rooted in the history of using traditional components of nature to create a balance of ingredients that promote and support self powered good health. We use no pollutants, additives or fillers that will compromise your immune system. The sources for our ingredients follow the same beliefs, and we never use any GMO or engineered growth products. Nature has a way of providing the best solutions for a balanced and fortified dietary lifestyle. At AFYA POWER we not only embrace that concept, we live by it.
With the success of our seasoning line we have been able to relaunch with new containers that will replace the original plastic bags. The new seasoning containers are 5.5 oz. and provide a standard shaker cap for easy dispensing. Get to one of our stores or visit us online to see the new packaging coming soon.
In an effort to get products to your table, Seasoned has launched an agressive retail store outlet sales campaign. "We plan to have a strong local market presence" says Tamika Sultan, CEO of Seasoned. "Our second quarter 2017 goal is to have 30 store locations where you can purchase our products." Tamika has been personally visiting each location and setting up the displays and working with the product managers to ensure that the products are well placed and available to buyers. Stores are selected that share the mission of good health & nutrition that is the base model of Seasoned Delicious.
Now you can see the warmth and love that inspired the Seasoned line of products. Momma Blossom is the "holder of the book" when it comes to recipies for true and authentic Caribbean foods. She can be found during the summer at our Farmer's Markets arround the Hudson Valley area. Be sure to visit her and talk about her heritage and the history of Caribbean foods.
SEASONED EXPLODES ON FACE BOOK!!!
We want to thank our many Face Book fans for their support. Seasoned has been exploding with more post and friends every day. We will soon be offering special promotions to our Face Book family to express our thanks for their support.
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