Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 24, 2019 – Del Monte Meat Capitol Meat Co., Ridgefield, Conn., was recognized as the Foodservice Brand Extension Marketer of the Year by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

At Del Monte, the team is in tune to delivering the consistent, quality products chefs require for center of the plate, and offers a wide selection of the branded beef fresh cuts, including Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime and Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime Natural. They work hand-in-hand with chefs on specific cuts and beef aging to exact specifications, often in Del Monte’s own culinary center.

“Having a culinary center at the facility is absolutely huge,” says Rollie Stover, vice president of business development. “We’re able to cut, cook and eat product right on the spot.”

Training is equally important to the Del Monte sales team. The branded beef is included as an educational topic at every sales meeting and in promotions, allowing the team to grow the personal relationships they have with customers by delivering real solutions to their kitchens. Trainings have included hands-on cutting, so the team members understand the qualities of each beef cut, as well as insight on timesaving beef items for the menu.

Customers look to Del Monte for beef menu items that are top quality, economical and impress guests consistently. This year, the company focused on introducing local chefs to Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime.

“Del Monte’s mission is to be the premier meat company,” says Ryan Vallis, vice president of operations. “It’s serving the best brands with the highest amount of service that we can to this mecca of chefs that we have out here on the West Coast.”

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created over 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.