NC (February 9, 2009) -- Ford's Gourmet Foods, purveyors of the internationally
acclaimed line of Bone Suckin' Sauces, today announced that they would be
participating as an exhibitor at the Fourth Annual Charleston Food + Wine
Festival, March 5-8, 2009.
Gourmet Foods is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based, fourth generation family
business. They are known for creating some
of the world's greatest tasting all-natural, gluten free foods including Wine
Nuts and Fire Dancer Jalapeņo Peanuts, Earth Family Organics and Naturals, and
the internationally acclaimed Bone Suckin' Sauces - the ONLY barbecue sauces
rated #1 by Newsweek, Food & Wine and many others. Company vice president, Patrick Ford, is a
1995 graduate of the College
traveled all over the United
States and the world in the last several
years, introducing new customers to our products and we're grateful for the
incredible reception we've received," said Mr. Ford. "Now, to be able to participate in an
outstanding event like the Charleston Food + Wine Festival, closer to home and
certainly a second home to me, that brings it full circle for my family and for
2008, Ford's Gourmet Foods was recognized for their efforts to provide Gluten
Free products by Columbia
University's Celiac Disease
Center, one of the
leading research centers in the field.
In addition, they were also honored with the first ever North Carolina
Exporter of the Year award and named one of the Top 20 Small and Mid-sized
Market Players by the Consumer Products
Guide. A regularly
quoted and featured speaker in the food business in the southeast, Mr.
named one of the Top 20 People Under 40 Years Old in the Food Business
by Gourmet News. He is also a mentor for the College of Charleston's
International Business Program and Entrepreneurial School for students
want to learn to take their ideas abroad.