June 16, 2014
Griselda Gudino is facilities manager for Amy’s Kitchen, overseeing three facilities in Santa Rosa, including two health centers, and our corporate office in Petaluma.
June 9, 2014
Profiles of 26 human resources executives at top placement agencies or the North Bay’s largest employers.
January 24, 2014
It’s been a bit of a rough couple of weeks for business, jobs and the economy in Sonoma County.
First and foremost were news reports that the largest and most successful organic food producer in the North Bay, Amy’s Kitchen, was dropping plans to build an additional production facility in Santa Rosa that could employ 800 people. City leaders could not find a way to keep them at home.
Not to be outdone by the city of Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appears poised to hand construction unions a gift while giving the stiff arm to local independent, often small family companies that represent the vast majority of the building industry.
September 2, 2013
North Bay food products companies are gearing up to comply with a new federal law that calls for more stringent prevention of food-borne sicknesses.
August 12, 2013
Mark Rudolph is chief financial officer of Amy’s Kitchen.
June 17, 2013
HR professionals listed in alphabetical order by their organization’s name, drawn from the top five largest employers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as trade organizations and the region’s staffing companies who responded to the Business Journal.
May 27, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Packaged vegetarian foods maker Amy’s Kitchen plans to come up with a new recipe in coming months for a major production expansion after learning that its original idea would cost about $31 million just for supplying the new plant with water and treating what goes down the drain.
February 4, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Amy’s Kitchen brought the convenience of frozen vegetarian meals to the grocery aisle 25 years ago, and now the Petaluma-based packaged-foods company wants to do the same for the fast-food drive-through.
September 24, 2012
Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and Kaiser Foundation hospitals in Santa Rosa and Vacaville were the three North Bay facilities on latest list of the nation’s top performers in “key quality measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of U.S. health care organizations. …
Northern California Center for Well-Being on Sept. 14 held its annual “Celebration of Dreams,” honoring local health care professionals and individuals for improving overall health in the region: Amy’s Kitchen, Gary Pace of West County Health Centers, Zuli Baron of St. Joseph Health, Andrea Michelsen of Kaiser Permanente and Hannah Early, a student at Analy High School. …
Two Petaluma orthodontists recently purchased a 7,500 square-foot former Wells Fargo branch at 301 Washington St. and plan to remodel it for their private practice. …
North Bay Cancer Alliance, a Santa Rosa-based nonprofit, launched a new website, a new brand and renewed focus on expanded community programs. …
June 25, 2012
Rachel Berliner is co-founder and “chief taster” of Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., a Sonoma County-based company that produces frozen and canned meals made from vegetarian, organic ingredients, has been a family-owned, family-run business for the past 25 years.
March 12, 2012
ROHNERT PARK – Marin and Napa counties are on track to be the “shining stars” of economic recovery in the six-county North Bay Area in 2012, though the enduring caution of commercial lenders and other pressures will likely keep growth modest across the entire region this year, according to regional economics expert Dr. Robert Eyler.
March 1, 2012
Amy’s Kitchen had, as the company likes to say, “a beautiful beginning.” It was 1988, Amy’s CEO Andy Berliner’s and his wife and company co-founder, Rachel, were expecting the birth of their daughter, Amy. It was a night no one wanted to cook, so Mr. Berliner went to the store and purchased a prepared frozen dinner. It was terrible. They knew they could do better. And so, Amy’s Kitchen was launched.
February 27, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Amy’s Kitchen has taken a unique step among Sonoma County employers in opening a primary care clinic at its southwest Santa Rosa production facility, a move the maker of natural convenience foods said will help reduce health care costs and increase convenience and health for employees and their families.
February 13, 2012
In the following interview, Amy’s Kitchen Chief Executive Officer Andy Berliner touches on the company’s growth in and beyond Sonoma County, the status of the planned South Carolina plan, potential for sales of prepared natural foods in foreign markets and the proposed ballot measure California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, which was submitted to the state Attorney General’s Office last month. Mr. Berliner will be a panelist at the 2012 Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 23 in Rohnert Park.
February 6, 2012
NORTH BAY – After nearly 25 years in Petaluma, Barbara’s Bakery will depart in June. Yet times are good for most food manufacturers in the North Bay. The improving economy has been kind to the food business as consumers treat themselves in restaurants and supermarkets.
February 3, 2012
The annual Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 23, which for nearly two decades has been one of the benchmark events in the North Bay, will include a unique combination of high-level presentations from one of the region’s leading economists, the founder of the area’s private natural foods producer and a top state budget official.
December 20, 2011
PETALUMA [updated Dec. 21] — Amy’s Kitchen, maker of prepared natural and organic foods, plans to reconfigure its Santa Rosa and Oregon operations as the planned opening of a $63 million East Coast production facility has been pushed back “a few years.”
June 20, 2011
SANTA ROSA – Amy’s Kitchen, producer of packaged all-natural frozen foods, is considering a restaurant concept in the North Bay.
May 11, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Natural prepared foods maker Amy’s Kitchen plans to open a $63 million, 700-employee production plant in Greenville, S.C., in January 2012, according to an announcement today by South Carolina officials. Acquisition of a 125,000-square-foot former bakery includes land that could accommodate a plant twice that size, according to a commercial real estate agent involved in the pending deal.
March 30, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Packaged natural foods producer Amy’s Kitchen Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for a nearly 110,000-square-foot former Ritz Foodservice distribution warehouse at 3000 Dutton Ave. in southwest Santa Rosa.