Cuisine Solutions, a provider of prepared gourmet entrees, sauces and other menu items to foodservice providers, has announced the opening of a new $30 million plant in Sterling, Va. The 56,500-sq-ft facility will expand the company’s capacity to produce customized, gourmet menu items for fast-casual and restaurant chains, hotels, airlines, retailers, and consumers using the “sous-vide” cooking method pioneered by the company. French for “under-vacuum,” the company claims sous-vide is a cooking method that helps seal in moisture, enhance the natural flavors, and provide consistent quality.
“Demand continues to grow from today’s consumers for the high-quality, fine-dining experience they look for in memorable meals—wherever they chose to eat,” said Felipe Hasselmann, President of Cuisine Solutions. “This new, highly automated facility greatly improves our ability to work with our customers, partners, and retailers to deliver the natural flavors, best-in-class ingredients, and consistent quality they have come to expect from Cuisine Solutions.”
This is Cuisine Solutions’ fourth production facility, and will add up to 80 jobs when the plant is fully operational. The company’s other production facilities are located in Alexandria, Va., Louviers, and Le Petre, France.