Entrepreneurship, rather than corporate recognition is the true badge of the millenial generation. In keeping with the times, I took leave of my executive position at RGA to start a humble condiment company, with no seed money or partners - just an idea and a basic recipe from my French mother. It's since skyrocketed into success and recognition on the strenght of its unique look and peerless quality. - look for it at your local Whole Foods and other high end grocers. :)
The Empire Mayonnaise Company makes gourmet, small-batch mayonnaise in Brooklyn, New York. Using all-natural ingredients, and exotic seasonal flavors, it’s made by hand, with humanely raised eggs and non-gmo oils, and it’s the first brand of its kind.
Empire Mayo is created by Chef Sam Mason and Designer Elizabeth Valleau. Co-founders and friends, Sam and Elizabeth, had a vision of mayonnaise made different. They knew that homemade and flavored mayo could transform the simplest dish into a gourmet treat. Through the combined talents of the Chef and the Designer, the concept for an entirely new mayonnaise was crafted.
They started the brand small and local in 2011. The famed Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg events were taste testing grounds before opening a commercial kitchen and retail lab a year later in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Opening a production facility in a retail space generated a tremendous amount of press interest by making Empire Mayonnaise the world’s first mayonnaise store and demand has increased exponentially. As of 2014 Empire Mayo can be found in several regions of Whole Foods and over 200 independent groceries in the US, and has begun international distribution in Japan, Canada, Singapore, and China.