We believe that meals bring people together. It’s an opportunity to laugh, tell stories, and make memories.

Some of our family’s favorite, earliest memories began in the kitchen. Growing up, we had a 1950s style kitchen which inspires our brand today. I would stand on a wooden stool next to the tiled counter. I can vividly recall the light green cupboards, a white gas stove, the stainless-steel-trimmed dinette off to the side, and the sound of my mother’s voice coaching me through the steps to bake a cake. Though we didn’t have much, she was committed to only using the finest, most natural ingredients. That’s why we choose to do the same. My mother, Elda Abronzino, inspired our passion to provide the finest Cooking and Grilling Sauces on the market. Growing up, our door was always open. Friends, family, and acquaintances stopping by would just drop in and, of course, my mom would feed them. Everyone knew they could count on a delicious meal and jovial Italian welcome. Food has a way of bringing people together. My parents were Italian immigrants. They were hard-working people that never took for granted the opportunities that America afforded us. My parents instilled in me that with discipline, you can make a living doing what you love.

Since 1996, I have been involved in sauce making. It started with a partnership with Whole Food’s value-added program. I would make sauces with clean ingredients and they would implement the marinades into their meat program. I continued to create sauces and work in the meat industry with varying roles. Turning the concept into a business inspired by my mother was a dream for me. In 2016, Elda’s Kitchen began.

America gave so much to my family so manufacturing in the USA was not a question. It feels like a small way to give back. Upon touring different bottling companies, I visited the town of Oneonta, NY. It had a sweet charm and a comfortable feel. A local restaurant owner told me that people were leaving the area because of the lack of jobs. The opportunity to provide jobs to that town led to our partnership with Brooks Bottling Company. The team at Brooks is like family to us. We’ve been a part of helping their business grow from 10 to 40 employees.

“I want to make sure that we have a good product for the people, and for the people who make it. We proudly make and bottle our sauces here in the USA” 

-Al, Co-Owner

This business has always been about the people. It’s about meeting new people, connecting people, and, most of all, bringing people together. It is our hope that our sauces will help bring people around you together and create lasting memories.

Welcome to the family.

Aldo Abronzino, Owner

 

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Growing up in an Italian Family will always have its moments, and the Wooden Spoon had a dual purpose in the home. Besides stirring up some of the finest pasta sauces we’ve ever known, this lightweight cooking utensil was a lasting reminder to run for cover when trouble was brewing!

Mom called it the “Miscollino”…a word, in Italian, that meant only trouble to us kids. Aldo and his family were so impressed with the discipline implied by the “Wooden Spoon”; they decided to incorporate it as a fundamental image in the company’s logo.