D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading purveyor of all-natural and organic poultry, game, free-range meat, foie gras, charcuterie, wild mushrooms and truffles, was named a silver award winner of the 2016 Stevie International Business Awards for Midsize Company of the Year in the food and beverage industry. Selected from among 3,800 nominations from over 60 countries, D’Artagnan is being recognized for its national growth strategy and ability to maintain its unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability for over 30 years.
Founded in 1985, D’Artagnan has grown from a one truck, two employee company to a nationally recognized food brand. The company partners with a network of small family farms to offer high-quality meats at retail and through its website. D’Artagnan also works with top chefs and the brand’s sustainably-raised meat, poultry, foie gras and mushrooms are featured on menus in more than 5,000 restaurants across the country. In New Jersey, D’Artagnan products can be enjoyed at top restaurants, including Chez Catherine, Lorena’s, Jockey Hollow and The Frog and the Peach.
By expanding into new restaurants, increasing product availability at retail and extending the brands’ geographic footprint in the South and Midwest, D’Artagnan has achieved exponential growth in the ever-changing food industry. With more than $100 million in sales, D’Artagnan continues to fuel its growth through expansion and product innovation, collaborating with chefs and farmers to breed new poultry and game while pioneering new culinary trends.
“For over 30 years, D’Artagnan has been dedicated to providing only the best-tasting, conscientiously-raised meats with the highest standards in farming production,” said Ariane Daguin, CEO and cofounder of D’Artagnan. “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to quality and look forward to continued growth and expansion in the U.S.”
To support increased consumer demand and drive growth across the U.S., D’Artagnan moved its company headquarters to Union, NJ in 2015, more than tripling its operating space in the Northeast. In addition, the company recently built a new warehouse in Chicago and opened up its first distribution center in Houston.
“Our growth strategy is only as good as the people we have to execute it, said Andy Wertheim, President of D’Artagnan. “This is a humbling and exciting recognition for all of our employees.”
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on Oct. 21.