We often get requests from our customers asking for recipes and entertaining ideas using our products
Napa Valley, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2008
Fast-growing specialty food company Tulocay & Co. recently moved into a new 52,000 square foot facility. The new complex houses the company's manufacturing and corporate offices and also features the Made In Napa Valley Culinary Centre, which opened to the public May 28th of 2008.
Known for its award-winning Made In Napa Valley gourmet pantry product line sold in specialty and gourmet markets, Tulocay & Co has been expanding its offerings. The new culinary centre, aptly named the Made In Napa Valley Culinary Centre will include a tasting café, cooking school and retail shoppe. "We often get requests from our customers asking for recipes and entertaining ideas using our products," notes Karen Foley, Senior VP of Sales & Retail Operations. "The Culinary Centre is our 'edible brochure' providing the opportunity for visitors to experience firsthand recipes and creative entertaining ideas using our products, and participate in cooking classes for the ultimate Napa Valley tasting experience."
Upon entering the Culinary Centre, visitors will have many options. The tasting café will offer a unique approach to breakfast and lunch menus. A guest can choose from a tantalizing menu of delicious "small plates" showcasing the house brands: Made in Napa Valley, Vineyard Pantry and Kingslake & Crane products. Each menu item will feature the product used and will include a recipe for that dish. The inspiration comes from the company's artisan approach it takes in creating food products for their brands, local products and the healthy, sumptuous life style found in the Napa Valley.
Beginning in July, the Culinary Centre will offer an exciting curriculum of cooking classes, where a visitor will learn fun, easy tips on how to entertain the wine country way. The retail shoppe, featuring Made In Napa Valley, Vineyard Pantry and Kingslake & Crane food products and an assortment of kitchen and tabletop merchandise will excite and inspire with creative collections and displays. Wines from small producers will be tasted along with artisan teas and chocolates to expand on the tasting theme of the centre.
Taste. Choose from a delectable assortment of small plates at the tasting bar, featuring a menu of seasonal dishes made with the Tulocay & Co brands of gourmet pantry products.
Cook. Take a fun and informative class in the kitchen classroom. Classes include daily complementary "short cuts" as well as fee-based themed classes. Favorite recipes and tips will be shared with the class attendees so that they can enjoy the flavors of the Napa Valley in their own homes.
Shop. See the entire product line for all Tulocay & Co brands, plus favorite kitchen and entertaining accessories. New products will be introduced here before going into distribution across the country, offering an "insider" opportunity to be one of the first to sample and purchase those products.
Party. Attend one of the ongoing special events held at the Culinary Centre or create a private event that might include: an al fresco party in the outdoor piazza, a team building cooking class, or an interactive tasting from the pizza oven, grill or rotisserie.
Tour. Get a glimpse behind the scenes. Just like the home cooks, all Tulocay & Co products are made in small batches, using only the best all-natural ingredients.
Founded in 1993 Tulocay & Co, located at the gateway to the Napa Valley is a leading manufacturer of all-natural specialty food products. In addition to the house brands: Made In Napa Valley, a line of specialty pantry products inspired by the unique culinary style and global flavors of the Napa Valley; and Vineyard Pantry, a line of high-flavor, value-priced sauces, condiments and marinades that reflect the casual wine country spirit; and Kingslake & Crane, a line of all-natural premium granola snack products, the company also creates and produces private label products for well-known national brands. To find out more about Tulocay & Co, call 888.NAPA.VLY, or visit tulocayandco.com