The Royal Gourmet

Orlando's love for the kitchen started at an early age. He was around 18 years old when he was introduced to the art of preservation by his father, who used to make and preserve his own tomato sauces and fruits from any fruit that became available, especially mango because they had a huge mango tree in their yard.

Maria grew up watching her grandma cook.  Maria’s mind goes back in time when she describes the decadent aromas of mixed herbs, spices, onions, garlic, and fresh tomato emanating from her grandma's kitchen. Her eyes shine and her mouth waters while these nostalgic thoughts wrap her mind and bring back really good memories. She says!

When Orlando and Maria met, they quickly realized that they shared not only love for each other but also for the kitchen. They spend lots of time in the kitchen everyday and  love and enjoy gathering the family for any occasion; any excuse is valid when it comes to cooking or baking. Like Orlando says:  "Who can resist the glorious fragrances that rise through the air when baking fresh bread or your preferred pastries? It is impossible not to surrender to such fascinating deliciousness”. Over time their food, pastries, became popular among our family and friends. Orlando and Maria are fine food enthusiast and unconditional lovers of the culinary arts. They are always looking for a new dish to try or a new innovative product with a great taste to indulge their palates.

As parents they are always looking for good natural food sources, reliable brands and products for their children and themselves. Their quest led them to learn about all the chemicals, artificial sweeteners, flavor enhancers and preservatives that are harmful to the human body and are found in many processed foods. 

Orlando has a background in Real Estate Sales and Marketing;  Maria in Customer Service and Wholesale.  After working so many years for other Companies, they were looking for a business opportunity.  All great things start with a dream,  and a strong desire to succeed. After doing some research they decided it was time to make the world's finest gourmet fruit preserves from Florida fruits, and bring to the consumer one of the best food experiences they ever had. Because they believe fruit preserves, jams, and marmalades should be fresher; they should just be better; with no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, no genetically modified ingredients, fillers or artificial sweeteners,  just fresh fruit in a jar. Fruit preserves should taste better and be made with better ingredients to remind you of the magnificent taste of fruits.

 
The Royal Gourmet was born out of passion for the kitchen and the necessity to consume and be able to provide good natural healthy food options with a better flavor. Every tiny sand grain helps!

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3 reviews

  1. Jason Kirsh, October 19, 2014 4:21 pm business - The Royal Gourmet
    5/5

    Real fruit, great flavor, and on top of that healthy!
    The best Jams and Marmalade ever!

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  2. Carl Richarson, December 19, 2014 11:32 pm business - The Royal Gourmet
    5/5

    Insane flavor! Great texture! The best!

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  3. Bob Sloat, July 4, 2015 12:18 pm business - The Royal Gourmet
    5/5

    I am a Marmalade fan, The Royal Gourmet has the best Artisan Orange Marmalade I have ever tasted, period…

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