( Courtesy Club Chef )

Taylor Fresh Foods has purchased the assets of Club Chef, a Covington, Ky., fresh-cut processor owned by the Castellini Co.

Salinas, Calif.- based Taylor Farms in a news release said the facility will continue operating as usual under the “leadership of the Taylor Farms Tennessee operating company.”

Taylor Fresh is Taylor Farms’ parent company.

“Club Chef has a long history of leadership in the foodservice fresh-cut vegetable industry,’ Bruce Taylor, chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms, said in the release. “We are honored to complete this transaction and establish a distribution partnership with the Castelilni Co.” 

The Club Chef employees remain on the job.

“This transaction provides a wonderful opportunity for our employees and customers who are joining Taylor Fresh Foods and allows us to be singularly focused on growing in areas of the produce supply chain where Castellini has, for over 120 years, provided great value to its customers,” Brian Kocher, CEO of the Castellini Group of Companies, said in the release.

“Castellini Group of Companies looks forward to the expanded relationship with Taylor Farms and overwhelming our current and prospective customers with the value that we can provide,”  Kocher said in the release.

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