Headquartered in Napa, California, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, LLC overlooks
the familiar statue of a grape press that officially welcomes visitors
to the celebrated wine-producing region of Napa Valley. Housing a
full-time staff, The Perfect Purée workplace includes a warehouse,
production lab, commercial kitchen and conference room.
network of over 180 foodservice distributors throughout the United
States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, The Perfect Purée continues
to grow and enjoy status as a market share leader in gourmet food
products. The company launched its first retail endeavor in 2004,
selling purées on Amazon.com and looks forward to introducing the line
in specialty supermarkets in the near future.
A brief history…It
was a recipe for success: Her love of cooking combined with the desire
to go into business for herself brought entrepreneur Tracy Hayward to
the food industry. Drawing upon her culinary background, she created a
line of quality prepared purees for professional chefs and enthusiasts:
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.
As with many start-up
companies, Hayward’s venture was self-financed. Tracy sold her home for
start up capital and started The Perfect Purée out of her parents’ home
in Southern California. To immerse herself in the industry, she studied
distributor networks, suppliers, product development and processing
methods. She visited processing plants and distribution facilities,
attended dozens of trade shows, and researched equipment and packaging.
the product line was launched in 1989, The Perfect Purée has grown from
eight to nearly thirty flavors. Chefs and culinary professionals across
the continent have come to count on the high quality and consistency of
The Perfect Purée.