Kevin G. Fortun Launches Finishing Touch Sauces

SEATTLE Kevin G. Fortun, founder of Stockpot Soups and Fortun Foods, has launched a new line of products, Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces, designed to transform casual home cooking into restaurant-quality meals. The product line consists of twelve varieties of sauces simmered in small handcrafted batches with top quality, natural ingredients that turn simply-cooked meat, pasta and fish into gourmet, flavorful dishes.

Fortun, who made his name with Stockpot Soups, built his reputation on bringing top quality flavor and consistency of product to food service operators and families around the world. He brought Stockpot Soups to worldwide recognition with distribution in 23 countries, and sold it to the Campbell Soup Company in 1998 in a historically unmatched acquisition deal within the food industry. After taking several years off from the consumer product industry, Fortun gathered many members of his original Stockpot Soups team to create Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces. Exotic flavors, fresh ingredients and chef-developed recipes ensure that the full-flavored Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces maintain the high standards expected to accompany the Fortun name, while providing a time-saving solution for busy consumers who crave great flavor and fresh ingredients.

Cooking gourmet foods can be expensive and time consuming, so we wanted to create a product that would help anyone cooking at home serve a restaurant-quality meal quickly, said Kevin Fortun, founder of Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces. The trend toward healthy living coupled with time-pressed busy lifestyles contributes significantly toward the growing demand for products like our sauces.

Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces are easy to use; simply heat to a simmer and pour over cooked meat, fish, poultry or pasta. The twelve varieties showcase flavors from across the globe, taking families on a dinnertime journey through the cuisine of the southern United States, the Mediterranean, India, Russia, Asia, France and Spain.

The product line consists of twelve finishing sauces:

BBQ (Picnic in a Pan) A hearty, tangy sauce packed full of summer vegetables and black beans with a hint of chipotle and hickory smoke

Four Pepper Green, black, pink and white peppercorns and spices accent this complex sauce deepened with Madeira and red Burgundy wines

Lemon Dill Caper with White Wine A fresh, zesty sauce brightened with fresh lemon juice, white wine, capers and dill

Marsala & Mushroom Fresh mushrooms and sweet Marsala and Madeira wines flavor this traditional Sicilian sauce

Mediterranean A flavorful blend of traditional Greek Calamata olives, anchovies and capers

Mulligatawny Curry Golden raisins, apples, brandy and fresh carrots flavor this traditional East Indian curry sauce

Asian Style Pepper Sake, oyster sauce, hoisin and garlic give the bell peppers and onions in this sauce a distinctive Far East flavor

Rajun Cajun A lively sauce flavored with okra, Tabasco sauce and the holy trinity of Cajun cuisine (fresh onions, celery and bell peppers)

Santa Fe Verde Crushed tomatillos, green chilies, smoked peppers and diced jalapenos give this sauce a rich, spicy flavor

Stroganoff An old-country Russian favorite flavored with traditional veal stock, sour cream, fresh mushrooms, Dijon mustard and red Burgundy wines

Spanish Romesco with Saffron A traditional Catalan sauce flavored with ora chili peppers, fresh tomatoes, red bell peppers, mushrooms and olives

Spicy Mustard with Brandy A creamy sauce spiked with Dijon mustard, fresh garlic and brandy

Keeping true to his roots in foodservice, Fortun has also developed an easy-pack version of Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces for foodservice operators. This fall, he will add Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces to the menu at his restaurant, Desert Sage in La Quinta, Calif.

All varieties of Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces are fresh-refrigerated products with a shelf life of 150 days. Fortuns Finishing Touch Sauces are 8 ounces, retail for $4.95 to $5.95 and will be available in fine grocery stores throughout the country in Fall 2009.

Source: Fortun Foods