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Chef’s Cut Real Jerky to exhibit at PGA Show

Premium Quality Snack Brand Displaying at Booth #2103

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co.™ (Chef’s Cut) – the No. 1 premium jerky brand on the market – will showcase top-quality, chef-crafted smoked meats at Booth #2103 during the upcoming 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida from January 23-26.

Launched by co-founders Chef Blair Swiler and Dennis Riedel as caddies at Florida’s Calusa Pines Golf Club and New Jersey’s Bayonne Golf Club, Chef’s Cut has perfected the homemade, jerky recipe with aspirations to redefine snacks on-and-off the golf course.

PGA Merchandise Show attendees visiting the Chef’s Cut exhibit will enjoy hand-carved jerky by a professional chef and the opportunity to meet Swiler and Riedel, along with other product samples and giveaways. Featured flavors will include Asian Style Teriyaki, Chipotle Cracked Pepper, Honey Barbecue, and more. 

“We developed Chef’s Cut with golfers in mind to provide a protein-rich, natural alternative to processed, sweet or salty snacks,” says Riedel, a former professional golfer and collegiate player at Michigan State University. “In many ways, the annual PGA Merchandise Show allows us to return to our roots and thank the industry where our exciting journey began just a few years ago.” 

Chef’s Cut’s products are available at more than 1,000 golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pinehurst Resort. All meats contain chef-approved, domestically sourced proteins such as USDA choice beef and all white turkey and chicken breasts. Additionally, the snack is gluten-free with no nitrites, and lower in sodium and sugar than other jerky brands.

Thanks to a 5,669% revenue spike over the last three years, Chef’s Cut was named the 58th fastest-growing privately owned U.S. company and ranked 4th in Food and Beverage on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list. Products are sold at Amazon, Albertsons, Costco, Kroger, Safeway, 7-Eleven and other grocers.

Backed by CAVU Venture Partners and Halen Brands, Chef’s Cut boasts famous investors like actress Olivia Munn and acclaimed athletes Von Miller, Earl Thomas and David Ortiz.

The 2018 PGA Merchandise Show will kick off Tuesday, January 23 with an interactive Demo Day followed by three days of exhibits from 1,000-plus companies and brands. In addition, a variety of educational conferences and instructional workshops are held by 40,000 global golf industry professionals.

About Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co.™

Chef's Cut Real Jerky Co.™ was co-founded by Chef Blair Swiler and former professional golfer Dennis Riedel.  Chef Blair has been smoking meats his entire life; a tradition passed down by his father.  In 2009, the two golf buddies teamed up to create a high-quality jerky and began selling it to golf and country clubs across America.  Today, their vision is to change the way people think about jerky by creating the best tasting, highest quality products on the market.  Chef's Cut Real Jerky Co.™ only uses hand-cut, premium pieces of beef, chicken, pork and turkey marinated with real ingredients and cured using a proprietary smoking process.  Chef's Cut is low in fat, gluten-free, and provides 10 grams of protein per serving.

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Jenna Irish