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Rao's Specialty Foods, a market leader in the Super Premium sauce category brings its retail branded pasta and cooking sauces to Foodservice for its USA and International customers. Rao's sauces are convenient, time saving, all natural, competitively priced, and are available in 90oz/ 2550g cans.
Rao's Food Service Line includes:
Marinara Sauce — Rao's classic slow-cooked tomato sauce made with Italian plum tomatoes, Italian olive oil, fresh onions, fresh garlic and fresh basil.
Italian Pepper, Mushroom and Onion Cooking Sauce — This versatile sauce made with Italian tomatoes, fresh vegetables, and a hint of white wine combines to create a flavorful sauce that can be used over pasta, steak, chicken, risotto, or served as a side dish to accompany your meal.
Pizza Sauce — Vine-ripened Italian plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and fresh vegetables create a rich and naturally sweet sauce.
Sensitive Formula Marinara Sauce — A slow-simmered Marinara sauce prepared with vine-ripened Italian plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, fresh vegetables but without onions or garlic.
Tomato Basil Sauce — The aromatic bouquet of fresh basil is combined with Italian plum tomatoes, fresh onions and garlic, to permeate the senses and awaken the taste buds.
Vodka Sauce — A velvety blend of Italian tomatoes, Italian Romano and Parmesan cheeses and vodka. more...
Italian Food enjoys an excellent reputation in kitchens worldwide. New York based Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. has shaped the face of Italian Cuisine in the USA and is now poised to conquer the international markets.
The history of Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. dates back as far as 1896, when Mr. Charles Rao laid the foundation stone for the enterprise by establishing a small saloon in New York City. More than a century later, the business continues to remain in the hands of the Rao family.
Sharon Straci, Rao's Partner and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for defining and implementing Rao's Specialty Foods' product strategy and business development worldwide. Sharon heads a team of 16 dedicated members of staff, all of whom refer to Sharon as, "The Woman Behind The Sauce™," and who contribute their unique know-how for the benefit of the entire enterprise.
Rao's has also developed a range of products for the retail trade. The portfolio is made up of 13 different sauce varieties. Rao's Specialty Foods' sauces are made from natural ingredients such as Italian plum tomatoes and fresh vegetables. The range of sauces includes: New Roasted Garlic sauce made with aromatic, caramelized garlic, New Raos 4 Cheese sauce, a smooth blend of four classic Italian cheeses, Rao's Pizza Sauce made with Italian cherry tomatoes, and Rao's famous Marinara Sauce, a traditional slow-simmered tomato sauce , Rao’s Sensitive Formula Marinara Sauce, which is formulated without onions or garlic for those with sensitive digestive systems, Rao's Tomato Basil Sauce made with fresh basil, and Rao's Vodka Sauce, made with Parmesan and Romano cheeses and vodka.
The selection also includes two Southern Italian favorites: spicy Rao's Arrabbiata Sauce, and Rao's Puttanesca Sauce, a combination of tomatoes, anchovies, capers and olives, and two hearty vegetable sauces Garden Vegetable Sauce made with fresh peppers, onions and mushrooms, and Rao's Roasted Eggplant Sauce made with freshly roasted eggplant. For the meat lovers, Rao's offers two distinct meat sauces: Cuore di Pomodoro Sauce made with prosciutto and onions, and Rao's Italian Sausage and Mushroom Sauce. more...
Rao’s Homemade line of premium quality pasta sauces are made from fresh, all natural ingredients.
Rao’s imports its tomatoes from the fertile volcanic fields of Southern Italy.
Imported pure olive oil, fresh vegetables and fresh basil are added and slowly cooked to create a perfectly balanced pasta sauce.
Rao’s sauces do not contain added sugar, tomato paste, water, starches, fillers, artificial preservatives, or colors.
Rao’s does not authorize the use of GMOs.
Rao’s sauces are a good source of Lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Perfect for a healthy lifestyle, Rao’s sauces are quick and easy meal solutions.
Many of Rao’s sauces are suitable for vegetarians.
The simplicity of Rao’s sauces makes them a common base for many great dishes. Rao’s all-natural pasta sauce is not only perfect for pasta,
but also wonderful for preparing classic Italian dishes with shrimp, veal, steak, chicken, pork, dips, bruschetta, caponata, vegetables, or over rice, couscous or polenta.
Rao's Partner and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for defining and implementing Rao’s Specialty Foods’ product strategy and business development worldwide through her strong management background and belief in the Rao’s product.
Sharon grew up in a small town in Illinois and spent a great deal of time at her grandparent’s farm. “Spending time at the farm taught me about fresh food and fresh ingredients”, says Sharon. As a child, she participated in doing chores on the farm where she learned the value of hard work and responsibility. These tools and an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle along with Sharon’s exacting standards has established her as a business leader in the premium pasta sauce category.
Over the past 18 years, Sharon has defined and maintained the criteria for making the sauce using the finest, freshest, all natural ingredients, without added sugars or fillers, and uses traditional slow cooking methods to produce a premium sauce that tastes as if the consumer made it fresh at home for their own family.
Rao’s Specialty Foods has become a very reputable and marketable brand known for its high quality products. Southern Italian cuisine is the key to its success, and for many years, Sharon has been refining and designing mouth-watering recipes for private homes nationwide.
Sharon strives to make cooking simple and easy so that family and friends can enjoy good food and memorable times with their loved ones.
Ron Straci and Frank Pellegrino
Ron Straci, Uncle Vincent’s nephew and now co-owner of Rao’s, remembers serving as an informal waiter at Rao's Bar & Grill.
“I spent every Sunday dinner I could remember with “Mama Jake,” as my grandmother Francesca was called by her children and grandchildren, Rao’s Bar and Grill, next door to my grandmother’s, seemed like such a wonderful haven of good friends, fast smiles, and wonderful smells. I can still remember the smell and taste of the sauce and meatballs that Mama Jake would make for our family. She would make enough to feed the family and the customers at the restaurant. Only the passage of time has made me an owner, but the fond memories of family, food and friends live ” more...
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Rao’s Specialty Foods, Inc. 17 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004 1-800-Homemade(466-3623)