Friday, April 29, 2011

Local Restaurant Now Retailing My Gourmet Caribbean Jerk Sauce Marinades

Thanks so much to all of you who have visited the Reservoir Inn Restaurant in West Hurley, NY and ordered the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs. As you know, the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs dinner features my gourmet Caribbean Mild Jerk Sauce as the marinade on the baby back ribs.

Shawn, the Proprietor and Head Chef at the Reservoir Inn Restaurant initially featured the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs meal as a special on the dinner menu but this meal quickly became wildly successful, regularly selling out. As a result, Shawn decided to make it a permanent addition to the restaurant's dinner menu. The Caribbean Baby Back Ribs dinner now has a growing loyal following- patrons who visit the Reservoir Inn regularly just for the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs dinner. How cool is that? :)

I had the great pleasure to meet one of the Reservoir Inn's patrons who is a big fan of the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs meal. He observed, "...your jerk sauce is outstanding, it's made the best ribs I've ever had. I order them all the time, they're so good!" Thank you so much for that feedback. It feels great to know that you're enjoying my Caribbean Mild Jerk Sauce Marinade on your favorite foods. Don't forget to tell your friends to stop by the Reservoir Inn and order the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs dinner :)

Though Shawn has been preparing the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs in my Caribbean Mild Jerk Sauce Marinade, he is now offering a hot version of this meal for patrons who prefer a more intense flavor. The Caribbean Baby Back Ribs dinner at the Reservoir Inn is therefore now available in both hot and mild versions. Shawn has also started retailing both my Caribbean Mild Jerk Sauce Marinade and Caribbean Hot Jerk Sauce Marinade at the restaurant. Reservoir Inn Patrons can now conveniently purchase both of my gourmet Caribbean Jerk Sauce marinades to prepare their own international creations for sharing with family and friends.

Thanks to Shawn at the Reservoir Inn and all of you for the ongoing support. I so much appreciate it. If you've ordered the Caribbean Baby Back Ribs at the Reservoir Inn, it would be great to hear from you. Why not leave a comment to this post and share your culinary experience with us.

Here's to having an international meal tonight!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marketing to Women -- why do we rule the world?

If you're looking to get some insights into or learn new tactics for improving your marketing to women, then I encourage you to attend this month's meeting of the Business Marketing Association of the Hudson Valley. The featured speaker is Steve Mayhew, President and Founder of Momentum Advertising & Design, a full-service marketing, advertising and media buying firm. He'll explain why Advertising in the New Millennium means Women Rule the World :)

The Business Marketing Association of the Hudson Valley (BMA-HV) brings together professionals from different industries and specialties- including leading marketing academics and consultants who share their knowledge and experience on a variety of business issues. As a small business owner, it's helped me learn about a variety of business issues from folks who have successfully dealt with those issues before. The monthly meeting's are pretty informal and the group somewhat small so it's easy to approach and ask others for advice, insights, etc.

Baron's International Kitchen is sponsoring this month's BMA-HV networking meeting. The meeting is tomorrow evening 4/28 from 6-9 PM at the Ship's Lantern Inn in Milton, NY. If you'd like to attend, learn more.

Look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Signed first Distributor!

Well, it's sure been a whirlwind of activity these past few weeks and I have news about another big company development - Baron's International Kitchen has hit another milestone with the signing of the Nelson Farms Marketing Group as the first official distributor of my company's gourmet sauces and condiments.

Nelson Farms, located in Cazenovia NY, is a very scenic though far drive northwest of my company headquarters in West Hurley, NY. Nelson Farms, a specialty food co-packaging company, has had the insight to offer additional value-added services well-suited not just to the gourmet food manufacturing entrepreneur who is just getting started but also to the growing specialty food producer. The full suite of services provided by Nelson Farms makes them a really attractive (co-packaging) option because when you're ready to grow your gourmet specialty food production business, Nelson Farms Marketing Group is right there providing the services you need to take your business to the next level. This makes Nelson Farms feel more like a trusted partner rather than just another service supplier/vendor and I believe working with Nelson Farms will be a good fit for Baron's International Kitchen.

I'm excited about working with the Nelson Farms Marketing Group. Our partnership will expand Baron's International Kitchen's presence out into the the upstate NY market and beyond - into restaurants and some of the larger retailers/supermarkets interested in showcasing Pride of NY products. It feels good to have this partnership in place as this year's outdoor grilling/BBQ season gets started.

Here's to connecting with more of you in 2011,


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Now a Pride of New York member!

Baron's International Kitchen is now a member of the Pride of New York Program.

The Pride of New York Program was developed to promote and support the sale of agricultural and food products grown and processed within New York state.

The Program's membership includes farmers, processors, retailers, distributors, restaurants and related culinary and support associations. All of these organizations work together to bring wholesome and high quality New York State products to the marketplace. The Pride of New York Program provides an easy way to connect with these organizations.

The Pride of New York website contains a searchable online database so you can easily look for organizations either by region, county or type of product/food. Companies are organized alphabetically in the database. You'll find Baron's International Kitchen listed in the Metro Region of the member search list.

So whether you're looking for Alpacas, Wine Gift Packages or Zucchini, you can find products made locally, grown locally and processed locally on the Pride of New York website.

Here's to growing our local economy!


Monday, April 11, 2011

My gourmet products now available at the Nelson Farms Country Store!

My gourmet Caribbean Jerk Sauce Marinades and Caribbean Hot Sauce are now available at the Nelson Farms Country Store in Cazenovia, NY.

The addition of the Nelson Farms Country Store marks my entre into the north country market. It's exciting to have this opportunity to reach foodies in upstate NY and I'm expecting to add additional stores throughout upstate NY this summer.

The Nelson Farms Country Store delivers an upscale, visually appealing shopping experience. The store features gourmet and specialty foods produced by local Pride of NY businesses. Products include syrups, jams and jellies, barbecue sauces, salsas, cheeses, chocolates, pancake, muffin and other mixes and much more! You can also mix and match any of the items in the Country Store to create your own unique Gourmet gift basket- a distinctive gift they're sure to remember that's right for any occasion.

Just after my products were placed on the shelves at the Nelson Farms Country Store, Laurie Terrier a Nelson Farms employee shared the following experience, "One of my friends came to the store yesterday and bought a bottle of your hot jerk sauce. They called me last night and said it was the best marinade they ever used." How cool! Thanks, for sharing your friend's experience, Laurie. I would be interested to know what your friend prepared with my gourmet Caribbean Hot Jerk Sauce Marinade. I hope you'll invite them to post a comment to this post and share their experiences with us.

If you're in upstate NY, I hope you'll stop by and visit the Nelson Farms Country Store located on Route 20 in Cazenovia, NY. Browse all the delicious gourmet and specialty yummies New York State has to offer, it's a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Shop local, buy local!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Hansen Caviar Company new location!

I'm very excited for Michael Hansen, owner of Hansen Caviar Company Gourmet Foods. He's at a new location. Hansen Caviar Company Gourmet Foods is now located at 1706 Rt. 9W in Lake Katrine. Phone and website are still the same (800 735 0441, online at

The new location has an awesome glassed-enclosed viewing room where you can watch Michael's selection of high quality caviar being prepared. Michael will continue to feature the yummy gourmet foods, specialty tools and other items you've come to expect from the Hansen Caviar Company Gourmet Foods specialty store. Micheal's restocked my Portuguese Repolho Relish and Caribbean Hot Sauce so you can also continue to purchase my gourmet products at this new location.

I hope you'll stop by and check out the new store in support of Michael's grand re-opening!

Here's to old friends,


Friday, April 1, 2011

My gourmet condiments are now available at the Earthgoods Market!

I'm happy to announce that my gourmet Caribbean Hot Sauce and Portuguese Repolho Relish are now available at the Earthgoods Market located at 71 Main Street in New Paltz, New York.

Clement Lau owner of the Earthgoods Market is strongly committed to providing organic, all natural, local products and when you enter the store, you'll get a real feel for Clement's commitment (I've included a few pictures below for your viewing pleasure). The shelves at the Earthgoods Market are stocked. There's a wide variety of all natural products including fresh produce, vitamins/supplements, coffees and teas, snacks, baked goods, gluten free foods, vegan prepared foods and even skin care products. The Earthgoods Market also accommodates bulk purchases to suit your needs.

Clement is dedicated to nurturing healthy minds and healthy bodies. In the future, he hopes to offer new services sure to enrich minds, souls and lives. These are in the planning and development stage so I'll be sharing more info as details become available.

I hope you'll visit the Earthgoods Market and meet Clement and his team. The Earthgoods Market is open Saturday - Sunday from 9am - 9pm. Call at 845 255 5858 and visit them on Facebook.

Here's to healthy living!


selection of specialty coffees

vitamins and supplements
Teas and snacks

Look for the storefront sign