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Rao’s Specialty Foods, a market leader in the Super Premium sauce category brings its branded 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:
Rao’s Homemade® Marinara Sauce —
The simplicity of Rao’s all natural sauce is an ideal base for your favorite recipes. Rao’s classic slow-cooked tomato sauce is made with Italian tomatoes, olive oil, fresh onions, fresh garlic, and fresh basil.
Rao’s Homemade® Lemon Cooking Sauce —
The lemons of Southern Italy have long been used in Mediterranean cuisine for their refreshing citrus flavor and exceptional fragrance. The luscious lemons cultivated in this region between the scenic mountains and blue sea of the famous Amalfi coast are prized for their taste. Rao’s Specialty Foods’ Lemon Cooking sauce is a blend of Italian lemon juice, oil, wine vinegar, white wine, fresh garlic and herbs. This versatile sauce can be used for grilling, roasting, baking and broiling fish, shellfish, chicken, veal, pork or vegetables. Be transported to a lemon grove.
Produced in and imported from Italy.
Rao’s Homemade® Tomato Basil Sauce — The aromatic bouquet of fresh basil is combined with Italian tomatoes, fresh onions and garlic, to permeate the senses and awaken the taste buds.
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 dates back as far as 1896, when Charles Rao established a small saloon in New York City. More than a century later, the business continues to remain in the hands of the Rao family. Rao’s Specialty Foods was formed in 1993.
Sharon Straci, Rao’s Partner and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for defining and implementing Rao’s Specialty Foods’ product strategy and business development worldwide. Sharon heads a team of dedicated members of staff, all of whom refer to her as, "The Woman Behind The Sauce®," and who contribute their unique know-how for the benefit of the entire enterprise.
Rao’s Specialty Foods has developed a range of products for the retail trade. The portfolio is made up of 11 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 Artichoke Sauce made with fresh Italian artichokes, Roasted Garlic Sauce made with aromatic, caramelized garlic, 4 Cheese Sauce, a smooth blend of four classic Italian cheeses, Pizza Sauce made with Italian cherry tomatoes, and Rao’s famous Marinara Sauce, a traditional slow-simmered tomato sauce. Other flavors include Tomato Basil Sauce made with fresh basil, and Vodka Sauce, made with Parmesan and Romano cheeses and vodka. For people who are sensitive to the flavor or the effects of onions or garlic, Sharon developed Sensitive Formula Marinara Sauce which achieves full-bodied taste without the use of onions or garlic.
The sauce selection includes two Southern Italian favorites: spicy Arrabbiata Sauce with just the right amount of crushed red pepper, and Puttanesca Sauce, a combination of tomatoes, anchovies, capers and olives along with two hearty vegetable sauces - Garden Vegetable Sauce made with fresh peppers, onions and mushrooms, and Roasted Eggplant Sauce made with freshly roasted eggplant. more...
Rao’s Specialty Foods was started over 20 years ago to share the wonderful flavors, aromas and recipes of Southern Italian cuisine. Simple recipes, fresh ingredients and extraordinary quality are the keys to its success.
Sharon Straci, Rao’s Specialty Foods’ Chief Executive Officer, and also known as The Woman Behind The Sauce® defines the criteria and maintains the quality standards for Rao’s products. Sharon strives to make cooking simple and easy so that family and friends can enjoy good food and memorable times with their loved ones.
Rao’s award winning pasta sauces start with naturally sweet, sun-ripened tomatoes imported from the fertile volcanic soils of southern Italy.
Rao’s slow-simmered sauces are made with the finest, all-natural ingredients. You can see and taste the difference that comes from using farm fresh basil, onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, artichokes and other fresh vegetables.
Rao’s sauces do not contain added sugar, tomato paste, water, starches, fillers, or colors.
Rao’s premium sauce collection includes classic favorites such as Marinara, Vodka, 4-cheese, Tomato Basil, Garden Vegetable sauce, and regional Italian favorites including Arrabbiata, Puttanesca, Roasted Garlic, and Roasted Eggplant sauces.
Sensitive Formula Marinara Sauce (made without onions and garlic and lower sodium than Rao’s Marinara sauce), Pizza sauce, and Artichoke Sauce are some of our newest sauce flavors.
Rao’s sauces satisfy the burgeoning demand for natural food made from real, simple ingredients.
Rao’s sauces are a base for many quick and easy meal solutions. Rao’s Sauces are not only perfect for pasta, but they can be used for preparing classic dishes with seafood, steak, chicken, pork, bruschetta, soups, caponata, or serve with vegetables, rice, or polenta.
The Rao’s product line also includes Artisan Bronze Die-cut Pastas imported from Italy, Italian Peeled Tomatoes, "ready to serve" sweet Roasted Red Peppers, Signature Dressings, Lemon Cooking Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP, White Balsamic Condiment and Organic Red Wine Vinegar.
Sharon Straci – The Woman behind the Sauce®
Rao’s Partner and Chief Executive 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 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.more...