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Agawam, MA, October 27, 2023 — Carando Gourmet Frozen Foods, a third-generation family frozen food manufacturer, announces a company rebranding as CG Family Foods, marking a milestone in the company’s evolution. This strategic shift continues to exhibit CG Family Foods’ commitment to innovation, growth, and delivering quality meal solutions to food service and grocery retail customers throughout North America.


Founded by Peter and Angelina Carando as Carando Gourmet Frozen Foods, they crafted traditional family recipes true to their heritage. The company earned a reputation in the industry for making superior foods by adhering to the same standards Peter and Angelina used when cooking at home made with care and expertise, using only the finest ingredients.

Over the past several years, CG Family Foods has built an expanded and best-in-class operating team under the direction of Peter Carando Jr, Chairman and Michael J. Carando, CEO and President, a 30-year industry veteran. The seasoned management team assembled by Mr. Carando includes a newly promoted Chief Operating Officer, Jacqueline Symington; Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kathleen Carando; Director of Supply Chain Operations, Jennifer Dufour Blackwell; Operations Manager, Jermaine Riley; Quality Assurance Manager, Paola Martinez-Ramos and Transportation and Safety Manager, Peter Carando III.

Mr. Carando noted, “I am so proud of the CG Family Foods team and the growth we have been able to achieve together! To rebrand the business name from Carando Gourmet Frozen Foods to CG Family Foods is a further testament that our employees are part of the family and more than just a number in a corporation.  Our employees are the ‘secret recipe’ to our business success, and we value each of them as a member of our work family.”

About CG Family Foods: Headquartered in Agawam, MA, CG Family Foods is a family-owned, savory frozen foods provider specializing in quiche, pot pies and pasta dishes. Founded in 1950, the company has been owned and managed by the Carando family for over 60 years and has grown into a leading meal options company for busy lifestyles. Country Chef and Priscilla’s remain house-branded banners under the CG Family Foods umbrella. For more information, visit www.CGFamilyFoods.com.