Bea was originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in an all-Italian neighborhood on East 14th street between avenues X and Y. The majority of her neighborhood had mother, aunt or a nanna that made the traditional Italian Sunday Dinner. These Sunday Dinners took hours of preparation and lots of love from the heart. It became a competition between the neighborhood kids and their families to brag about who has the best Sunday Gravy. At the very young age of 10, Bea developed a passion for the sauce. She just loved watching the tomatoes get crushed, the chopping g of the onion and garlic as well as adding the fresh basil and spices. She picked up on different peoples techniques and then added her own twist making it unique. Bea was passionate about making the Perfect Sunday marinara sauce, or gravy as she alls it. The smell of this gravy was absolutely nostalgic. Nothing could beat dipping some fresh baked bread in Bea’s Sauce.
Deluxe Gourmet Specialties was originally founded after being a successful catering company for small and medium sized events. Their food stood out however people said the real star of the show was their sauce. During the off-season people would call Bea and the company and ask if they would be interested in selling some of their sauces in pint and quart containers. While the original focus of the company was producing traditional dishes like lasagna, meatballs, stuffed shells and baked ziti, Bea decided that it was time to try and bring their sauces into mass production to share with their customers around the world. It ended up being a long road that took a lot of time to master and a lot of love the sauce still had to taste fresh, authentic and homemade just like when it was hot in the pot. Once Bea locked in her flavor profiles she gained a lot of confidence as her first major grocery account was established.
Bea’s first grocery account was with some Shoprite stores throughout New Jersey. It took her until the last minute to cook her sauces and get them in the jars ready for delivery. She even made the deliveries herself and packed out the shelves at each store. Now Bea’s of Brooklyn is located in retail stores all over the world. Nothing tastes better than Bea’s marinara and vodka sauces and they are also well known for their honey barbecue sauce. Bea and the company are devoted to delivering quality products made with love. Shop online with Louis Winz and pick up a few jars of Bea’s Brooklyn’s Best sauces and change your Sunday dinners forever!