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>p PRODUCERS gel spice co. llc A Spicy Business Family owned Gel Spice is growing and wants to expand in 2011. By Alan Dorich company profile Gel Spice Co. LLC Headquarters: Bayonne, N.J. Specialty: Spices, bakery ingredients and seasonings Jacob Engel, vice president and owner: “The company remains 100 percent family owned by the Engel family.” >> Based in New Jersey, Gel Spice Co. sells spices, bakery ingredients and seasonings to food manufacturers and consumers. F or many, the most important part of food is its taste. People like to savor the tantalizing flavor a meal can leave in our mouths, making us want to have it again and again. Gel Spice Co. LLC is in the business of enhancing that experience, Senior Vice President of Corporate Brands Steve Thomas says. The Bayonne, N.J.-based company sells spices, bakery ingredients and seasonings to food manufacturers and consumers. “Gel Spice has enjoyed a long history of success in the branded spice category, employing multiple product lines and blends to have an appeal for the consumer, no matter what their seasoning needs are,” Thomas says. Gel Spice’s history goes back to 1955, when Margaret Engel and her sons, Barry and Andre Engel, founded the company. Although Margaret and Barry Engel since have passed away, the company is still under family management. Andre Engel is the CEO and is joined in the business by his sons: Vice President of Purchasing Gershon Engel, Vice President of Sales Sherman Engel and Vice President of Marketing Jacob Engel. “The company remains 100 percent family owned by the Engel family,” Thomas says. Gel Spice is a major importer and manufacturer of spice in the United States. “Our most prevalent brands are our Spice Supreme and Spice Time brands, with some new additions to our line with Nature’s Supreme Sea Salts, Salt Supreme and most recently, our all new natural blends of Nature’s Supreme Flavor Mate brand of seasonings,” Thomas says. Recently, the company has seen growth in the spice category with spice grinders, Thomas says. “As a result, we have developed a number of flavor offerings in spice grinders in both plastic and glass to accommodate the grocery > 48 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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