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 a conference room.
With a network of over 180 food service 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 products online through PerfectPuree.com and Amazon.com.
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 cooking 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.
Since the product line was launched in 1988, The Perfect Purée has grown from eight to over thirty flavors. Culinary and beverage professionals across the continent have come to count on the high quality and consistency of The Perfect Purée.