Team Member Profile: Mike Griffin

With over a decade as Creative Director under his belt and a recent elevation to Chief Creative Officer, Mike Griffin is part of the core team at Garden Fresh Gourmet. He is reluctant to take full credit for the look of the branding for all the products falling under the Garden Fresh Gourmet umbrella, but he admits that his capacity as gatekeeper is a big responsibility. Mike explains that when he came to the company, it was already successful and his job was to "not screw it up." This unpretentious tone is typical, and surfaces again when asked about his recent promotion. He acknowledges … [Read more...]

High Pressure!

GFG HPP Maching Delivery

Innovative Technology When the first high-pressure processing system was delivered to Garden Fresh, the enormous machine was escorted across several states by security vehicles, so rare and special was the new technology. Now, six years later, Garden Fresh Gourmet has two HPP systems, and three shifts to run them. HPP Technology is an innovative cold pasteurization technique which consists of subjecting food sealed in flexible, water-resistant packaging, to a high level of water pressure (up to 87,000 psi) for anywhere between a few seconds to a few minutes.  This highly innovative … [Read more...]