Halibut baby food maker expands operations in Alaska with new facility, storefront
Alaska-based baby food brand Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food has expanded with a new manufacturing facility and storefront in Anchorage, the company announced.
The facility, which the company said was necessary due to growing consumer demand, officially opened at the beginning of September.
The facility encompasses 3,000 square feet and has employed 200 people, including farmers and fisherman, company founder and CEO Zoi Maroudas said in a press release.
Maroudas , who is a former medical researcher and Mediterranean diet expert, hosted a grand opening event for the facility on 1 September.
"Bambino’s is about nurturing from the very beginning and all the way through life, with healthy, natural, and delicious food," Maroudas said during the event.
The grand opening was attended by upwards of 400 people, including Alaska Governor William Walker and the First Lady of Alaska Donna Walker, U.S. Representative Don Young, and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Don Sullivan.
"We are not just another manufacturing company," Maroudas said. "We are a significant extension of every family."
Wild Alaska seafood and state-grown fresh vegetables are staples of several units of Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food. The company is the first in the baby food sector to offer a national subscription service, delivering to all 50 states. Bambino’s flash-freezes its products – which feature species like halibut – before shipping to help ensure freshness.
The company has received numerous accolades for its products, including Best Organic Brand from America’s Choice Awards; Alaska Business Plan Competition First Place Winner recognition; and 2016 Grand Prize Winner distinction for the Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition. Aside from its baby food innovations related to seafood, Bambino’s has also created the only commercially-available cookie proven to desensitize high risk infants to peanut allergies.