A Note from Ken Alary, Owner of Russian River Fine Foods:

I have been in the culinary industry for 20 years, and have a culinary degree from the California Culinary Academy.

In Redwood City, California, I taught cooking classes for two years while executive chef at Encore Performance Catering. I was also executive chef at the Powerhouse Brewing Co in Sebastopol, California and at Lisa Hemingway’s Bistro in Santa Rosa, California.

In 2004, I started Russian River Fine Foods. I have always felt that “sauces are what make a meal.” They add color, while enhancing and complimenting the flavors of the food, increasing the complexity and enjoyment of the entire experience.

I believe there will always be a demand for new food products. People’s tastes are vastly unique, and there is a desire to experience innovative flavors like Chipotle Ketchup, as well as updated traditional products.