Founder | President | CEO
A career that spans over 30 years of corporate management, business development and consulting experience in a variety of industries including more than 20 years in the food service industry. As the founder and co-founder of several businesses, Jeff has extensive experience in business start-ups, business development, corporate training, product development, strategic planning and innovative advanced techniques for rapid business success. Email Jeff Here
Vice President of Operations
Award-winning and dynamic, vision-driven leader with more than 25 years of success building team oriented organizations and achieving excellence in customer service, quality control and operations for some of the leading Fortune 500 companies in the food service industry. Mike and Jeff have been close friends for more than 25 years! Email Mike Here
Award Winning Gourmet Beef Jerky …Over One Million Bags Sold
The best beef jerky is in the details and we take the quality and taste of our beef jerky extremely seriously. That starts with a superior cut of American beef that is tender and full of flavor. We use the best ingredients and fine-tune our own marinades and recipes over and over until they reach culinary perfection. Many of the recipes were refined for three decades before we ever produced them commercially and even then it took two years to fine-tune our commercial process so that we could really deliver extraordinary flavor and quality to our customers. Some of our competitors may be satisfied with using shortcuts and standard ingredients, but that is no way to make a superior product. Every aspect of our quality goes beyond expectation to produce a mouth-watering, tender, superior, bold-flavored gourmet jerky that our customers love.
And did we mention GOURMET BACON?… Five years in development; there are no short cuts in creating the best for every customer! We are fortunate and humbled to have received many awards and much recognition for excellence in quality and taste. Watch the video clip below if you want to witness our crowning of “Best Beef Jerky in America, 1st Place Winner” for our signature Black Pepper & Sea Salt flavor, from a 6 week, 64 brand, elimination-style beef jerky competition, but otherwise just grab a bag and try it for yourself! Get some from our website or use the Store Finder on our homepage to locate a retailer that carries our brand.
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Nearly two million people have watched our hilarious YouTube Review: Irish People Try Real American Jerky
Our Story: The intense fusion of flavors began in the 1970’s when Jeff purchased a dehydrator from the county fair. His mother, grandmother and great grandmother were all gourmet cooks, so he was no stranger to the taste of fine foods. A successful career in the foodservice industry followed and Jeff’s Famous gourmet jerky recipes continued to evolve. The enthusiasm from friends and family was too big to ignore but Jeff was reluctant to launch a new venture without a reliable business partner. In 2010, the magic of social media reconnected two trusted friends. In less than an hour, at the ages of 55 and 62, an old-fashioned handshake between Jeff Richards and Mike Aggarwal officially launched Jeff’s Famous Jerky.
Today, the Jeff’s Famous brand is a nationally registered trademark, privately owned by Jeff’s Famous Foods, Inc. “We are proud to say that we have sold over one million bags of Jeff’s Famous beef jerky … and our brand has seriously arrived.” says CEO, Jeff Richards. “We continue to grow by leaps and bounds, and even more growth has been fueled with the development of special recipe private label flavors of jerky for some seriously big companies. At the same time, we are continuing to expand the Jeff’s Famous brand through many growing channels of distribution. In 2013, we were one of the first to bring high quality gourmet bacon jerky to the marketplace. The competition has tried to replicate our product, but there is only one original. We are proud to offer mouth-watering, delicious, innovative flavors of jerky and provide the best service in the industry.”