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May 2022 Marketing Update

May 2022 Marketing Update


This month we’re excited to highlight our HeaterMeals line of shelf stable meal kits and beverages.  They are a great alternative to use during low density training especially, this time of year!  The new Variety Kits were designed to provide the Warfighters more menu options while helping SPV’s consolidate (cut down) line items.  Please see the advantages below which outline and compare MRE’s to Heater Meals.

Additionally, please note the Heater Meals are normally at least $2.00 less per case of 12 than MRE’s.  I’ve electronically attached our information briefing and POS for Heater Meals, GoMeals & Café-2-Go for your files.  For those of you not familiar with “Go Meals”, they are a heater-less alternative to HeaterMeals and MRE’s and POS is attached.

We have found at most installations the dietician and nutritional community prefer the HeaterMeals to MRE's when possible because of the their healthier formula. They are more in keeping with the DOD's push for healthy alternatives. 

Below are some bullet comparisons regarding HeaterMeals Plus vs. MRE's:

  • HeaterMeals Plus entrees are 12 ounce (versus 8 ounce for an MRE).
  • HeaterMeals Plus has 12 varieties of Lunch/Dinner meals (3 of which are vegetarian)
  • HeaterMeals Plus 5 Breakfast Kits (4 new oatmeal varieties which are a single SKU)
  • HeaterMeals Plus have Juice Bowl beverages in the kit, instead of MRE beverage powder.
  • HeaterMeals Plus are designed to keep sodium as low as possible.
  • HeaterMeals Plus Meal Kits offer 40% to 60% less sodium content compared to MREs.
  • HeaterMeals Plus are designed for non-combat exercises and missions and therefore have 25 - 30% fewer calories.
  • HeaterMeals Plus items have 15 - 20% higher fiber and protein content compared to MRE's.
  • HeaterMeals Plus entrees are heated and served in a tray for easier handling while eating.
  • HeaterMeals Plus Kits come in colorful packages to create appetite and eye appeal.
  • HeaterMeals Plus kits contain name brand products such as Juice Bowl, King Nut, and Famous Amos brand cookies.

We Currently Represent

  1. Corporate Chefs [Cooked Bacon, Raw Bacon, Shelf Stable Bacon, Canadian Bacon, Sliced Deli Meats, Chicken Tocino, Pork Longanisa, Veg. Lumpia, Pork Lumpia, Chicken Lumpia, Meat Lasagna, Vegetable Lasagna, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Piccata and we partner with various companies including The Arizona Tea Company, Conte’s & Maple Leaf Farms].  We are Buyers Guide compliant!!  We are a Service-Disabled Veterans Owned Small BusinessIF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT, PLEASE CONTACT ME SO WE CAN DISCUSS! 

    Corporate Chefs LLC also provides world class products and services!  Together with our manufacturing partners we pride ourselves in offering only the highest quality food service equipment at a fair and reasonable price. Corporate Chefs LLC represents a large variety of food service equipment manufacturers, offering hundreds of thousands of items, from small wares to large commercial equipment, all of which are FDA and NSF certified.

  2.  Custom Culinary [Sauces, bases, gravies (including the CW Resource gravies sold through the Ability One program)]  CW Resources distributes Custom Culinary® gravies as part of the Ability One Program
  3. HeaterMeals [Provides multiple shelf stable breakfast, lunch & dinner meal kits that fulfill an array of customers’ needs while providing nutritional benefits]
  4.  American Food Group (AFG)/Kings Command [A further processor with a variety of products such as; flame broiled burgers, meatloaf, chicken fried steak, veal, etc.]
  5. Native American Enterprises (NAE) [Quality beef, buffalo/bison pork, lamb, poultry and brand name related provisions. They’re a, SDVOSB, participate in the Indian Incentive Program and are located in a HUB Zone]  
  6. InHarvest [specializing in premium rice blends and pure grains]
  7. Bridgford Foods [complete line of frozen bread dough products]
  8. Kerala Curry [Kerala Curry is a family-owned and operated “Goodness Grows in NC” food manufacturer producing five different lines of authentic, high quality South Indian Curry products. Their products are all made in their federally inspected USDA plants in NC and are 100% Natural & Gluten Free; No MSG, artificial colors/preservatives, fillers, modified food starch or corn syrup. Visit for more information.
  9. Taste Traditions [They specialize in Mexican Entrees (Premium & Authentic), Premium Pasta dishes, gourmet soups and more. For more information please visit us at for more information.
  10. OvaEasy [They're a small, family-owned company that's been refining a new egg drying technology since 2001. They've invented a way of crystallizing egg at low-temperature so that it keeps all its fresh flavor and functionality.]  100% real eggs, no junk!
  11. Bake Crafters [Bake Crafters is a family owned business with representation in all 50 states. They sell baked goods for K12, colleges & universities, healthcare, military, in-store bakeries, and restaurants.  Since 1989, Bake Crafters has operated with a single aim: providing the baked goods customers want. This means broad selection, rapid product development, competitive prices, and dedicated customer service.
  12. Planterra Foods [Planterra Foods is a new innovative plant-based protein start-up, based in Colorado. We believe consumers should have a choice of exceptional variety and delicious plant-based protein choices – that are beneficial to both you and the planet. Superior taste, innovation and convenience are at the forefront of Planterra Foods, and our first plant-based protein brand – OZO™.] or

We would also like to thank you for your continued support!  As you open back up for in person meetings we ask that you please contact anyone from our team if there’s anything we can do to assist you as we move forward and please pass this information on to anyone I may have missed within your organization.  We hope you can enjoy the last half of the summer with friends and family.  Remember, be safe out there!

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