2024 Hall of Fame Inductee: Cristiano Creminelli, Creminelli Fine Meats/Charcuterie Artisans

Starting out in 2007 in the basement of Caputo’s Market & Deli in Salt Lake City, Creminelli used his family’s salami recipe to build a specialty food empire, Creminelli Fine Meats, that has won numerous awards for its premium salami and other products. The growth of the company, which Creminelli founded with partners Chris Bowler and Jared Lynch, has been exponential.

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners Raises $423 Million for Inaugural Fund, Invests in Charcuterie Artisans

Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (“e2p”), a Chicago-based, control-oriented private equity firm focused on the food and consumer packaged goods industries, announced that it has closed its inaugural fund, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners I (“e2p I” of “Fund I”), with $423 million in aggregate capital commitments. Fund I has invested in five platform investments to date, including Charcuterie Artisans (a producer of high-quality charcuterie and meats).