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In business for over 30 years, Italian Rose provides consistency to our customers, convenience to chefs, restaurant owners and home cooks alike. A regional sales staff and excellent relationships with nationally known distribution services give customers immediate response and thorough follow through.
Our customer service and samples team are second to none and provide order processing and point-of-sale support to customers, account managers, and distributors alike.
“We are very excited to be in position to contribute to the diverse tastes that all of us enjoy today and are creating for tomorrow.
As we move forward may we take this opportunity to thank everyone who have been a part of our success.”
Meet our Italian Rose Family:
Ken Berger (right) – President / Owner / Founder
Cole Berger (left) – Vice President / Co-Owner
Debi Berger – Director of Special Projects
Lisa Berger – Assistant to DSP
Italian Rose—Fresh, Vibrant Flavors for Every Meal
Foodies relish vibrant flavors at every meal, especially those dishes prepared at home. For more than 30 years, Italian Rose has offered fresh salsas, dips, sauces and spreads to make every meal exquisite. This innovative approach has earned Italian Rose a place in the best kitchens nationwide.
Italian Rose uses only fresh produce that is never heated, prepackaged or overly handled. The majority of their tomatoes are grown in Florida. These juicy, plump beauties are washed, chopped and mixed with crisp onions, cilantro and jalapenos to create an original, natural salsa experience.
“We are proud to say we are one of the few manufacturing facilities where you will always find fresh, never cooked tomatoes straight from the farm,” says Debi Berger, one of the founders of Italian Rose. Strict quality standards coupled with minimal productions steps ensure the retention of natural flavors. “We go to great lengths to procure the freshest and highest quality produce and ingredients available on the market.”
Berger continues, “Our creative chefs are always developing new salsas with innovative flavors.” Among the latest offerings is the Tabla Fresca line, which features the farm to table experience. Fresh Bruschetta and Fresh Pico de Gallo are two of the mouthwatering options. “This is the freshest salsa experience possible,” she affirms.
Party Hosting Made Easy and Delicious
With Wellington’s Season just around the corner, the brand new Get-Together-Platter makes hosting fun and easy. This ready-to-serve assortment of dips, including creamy cilantro and white wine and artichoke tapenade, will make any party memorable.
Italian Rose was founded in 1979 by the Berger Family with a singular mission—delivering fresh ingredients packed with flavor. Among their first products: peeled and chopped garlic. The fresh garlic was immediate hit with restaurants.
“Thirty-five years ago ‘fresh’ was a new concept,” Berger explains.
Enthusiasm from commercial chefs led to an expanded line of freshly ground horseradish and cocktail sauces, garlic spreads and butters, and finally to fresh salsas.
Growing consumer demand for zesty, natural ingredients led Italian Rose into the retail marketplace. Italian Rose products are now available at Sam’s Club and Walmart nationwide. The new Tabla Fresca line can be found at Publix stores in the Wellington area. The Italian Rose facilities are located in West Palm Beach and house 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and storage space.
Engaged in the Community
As part of its success, Italian Rose is a supporter of the local community through various charities. Berger is currently working closely with Big Dog Ranch, a leader in the animal welfare movement. Big Dog Ranch has placed more than 12,000 dogs in permanent homes and is committed to rescuing, nurturing and adopting dogs into loving situations. “The work that Big Dog Ranch does is very important,” states Berger, a lifelong animal lover and equestrian.
Passion and commitment are qualities that drive the Berger family in both their business and their involvement in the community. Berger sums it up, “We’re always looking for ways to innovate and give back.” This win-win philosophy serves them, and their Italian Rose customers, well.