Co-Packing Services are NOW available
Co-Packing Services we will be offering include, but not limited to:
*Small Batch Fridays*
Have a product you are looking to bring to market but don’t what 50 gallons? Don’t know where or how to start? That is what we are here for! We will help you with all of your questions and concerns. All you have to do is take the first step. Anything is possible if you have the courage to make it happen…
*Large Batch Co-packing*
This includes anything over 50 gallons per batch.
*Co-Packing for Restaurant Groups*
We pack for restaurant groups of ALL sizes. The food service industry makes up 95% of our business and we wouldn’t want to have it any other way! We built our careers in the hospitality industry and a great deal of our passion is still within those walls. We understand your needs, we know how your products are being portioned, used and stored. We understand your financial stand points and we feel that is what makes Ashlynn’s the BEST co-packing company for YOUR job!
Being in this business for 10 years, I have come to understand that this is a tightly knitted community of dreamers and Doers. Many people have risked it all to make their dreams of being “THE Sauce Boss” a reality. It takes guts, it takes determination and, far too often, it takes way too much money. The food industry is fierce and extremely competitive, but, if you have a good product and a good bit of determination, you have the opportunity to grow as big as you would like.
A major concern, for nearly every company I know, is co-packing. There seems to be an overwhelming amount of distrust in this area. I have seen my fair share of dishonesty as well which has led me to this stage of business. I have worked inside many co-packing facilities and have learned the “tricks” of the trade. I have seen firsthand how experiences, good and bad, have impacted businesses and how the determined entrepreneur reacts.
I came to realize, early on in my journey, that this business does NOT have to be so difficult. You SHOULDN’T be laying awake at night worrying about the job that your co-packer is doing for you. You SHOULD be anxiously awaiting the dawn of a new day in business, you SHOULD be excited about new opportunities. You SHOULD be focusing on selling the product, not worrying about whether or not it was made correctly or priced honestly.
I want your experience is this business to be a positive one. I want to gain your trust, I want to give you total transparency in your invoicing, I want you to join us in the kitchen when we produce your sauces, I want to make sure that every batch is exactly how you want it to be, I want your business to grow and I truly believe that glory multiplies, it’s not just something I will say. I want you to be educated and I want to answer your questions, calm your concerns and give you a leg up when you need it. I have been in your shoes, and I remember every single step.
If you have, even the slightest bit, of interest in this type of co-packing environment please feel free to reach out!
What are our clients saying??
Min’s Matcha writes:
“Co-packers often get a bad rap and based on our own culinary journey, I can understand why. After we established several wholesale clients for our beverage, we knew we needed a co-packer to help us grow so I started making phone calls. The first co-packer that I called wouldn’t even say hello until I filled out their Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements. Another one told me that we had to use THEIR bottles (versus that ones I was building my brand with). Another would only use plastic bottles. One would never call me back. And although there were a few good ones out-of-state, we wanted to keep our product – including the production of it – as local as possible. Then we met Annthea with Ashlynn’s Gourmet. She listened to us and spent much time working with us before we even stepped foot in her facility. When we requested to be a part of the production, she said yes. Her years of culinary experience along with the high-grade equipment in her facility has made our products even more delicious than we could make it ourselves. Her work ethic is unparalleled. Her facility is immaculate. Because of Annthea and Ashlynn’s Gourmet, we can finally focus on the other parts of our business to grow it to its potential, because not only does she make it delicious, she also manufactures it significantly faster than we can make it ourselves. We are truly grateful for Annthea and look forward to see how our business grows with the help of Ashlynn’s Gourmet.”
Aunt Neci’s writes:
I am so grateful!! As I have had the chance to look at a good case of these cucumbers as I have been labeling and they truly so great!! So pleased, you did such a great job. Yay!! One step closer thanks to you. Can’t wait to sell this batch so I can order another one to see what it all is going to look like with that wonderful label.
DJ’s Homemade Salsa writes:
My name is Donny Hatzenbuhler, I recently opened my own business called DJ’s homemade. I researched and reached out to a few co-packers and the first time to meet and speak with Annthea, I knew exactly who I wanted to work with. She sat me down and went over, step by step, the processes of taking my recipes and turning them into a manufactured product. I was completely involved from start to finish making my first batch. Understanding every process, time, cost etc. She is very upfront and to the point and cusses (Which makes her 100% real!!) I look forward to continuing my new experience and business and can’t imagine trying to do this with anyone else.