For those that know her, there is no doubt Nan is passionate
about food, entertaining and sharing her love of life. Growing up in Northern California not far
from the burgeoning food Mecca’s of San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley, she
was fortunate to experience firsthand new and exciting California cuisine. Nan is well traveled and has experienced the
wonder of the culinary worlds of France, Mexico and Italy. Ultimately she
became legendary with family and friends for her celebrated cooking and highly
anticipated dining events.
Over time, she cultivated experimenting with new products
within her circle of foodies, and would happily coach them to become adventurous
cooks themselves. It became the norm to
seek Nan’s guidance on the best quality ingredients. In due course it became customary for these
products to be considered ‘Nan Approved’.
Nan spent a lot of time and dollars evaluating the ever
growing array of ‘hot’ so-called gourmet products. Her disappointment with the quality of many
of these drove her to seek and promote her own products. The ‘Nan Approved’ movement was about to take
a step in the ultimate direction.
In 2003 Nan left the corporate world to pursue her passion
for fine food products full time. She
traveled the west with her best wares, offering them at food & wine
festivals and farmers markets, developing a cult following of folks who came
back to her show after show. In time,
it only made sense to offer the world a chance to obtain these amazing products
with a web-based gourmet food store.
Nan’s Gourmet Foods mission is to bring ‘Nan Approved’
directly to you, providing you with the finest and highest quality gourmet food
products available anywhere. For you, it
is the confidence of knowing you have great ingredients. Great ingredients are the key to making great
food. ‘Nan Approved’ products advocate simplicity
in preparing your favorite meals. It is
not a surprise to learn Nan’s motto; “Eat well, laugh hard, love and enjoy
life”. We think there is nothing better.
In addition to offering the finest in gourmet food products,
this site also strives to help you with recipe ideas, food combinations and
food news. Please check our Facebook
page as well as our blog
for news, recipes and input from people like you on the wonderful world of
cooking yummy food.
Nan’s Gourmet Foods is located in Vallejo, California. Along with being dedicated to excellent food,
Nan and her team are deeply committed to giving back to the community. A portion of all sales benefits Bay Area food
banks, soup kitchens and animal shelters.
If you have any questions or need recipe ideas or help,
please feel free to write
to us. Don’t be surprised if many
times it will be Nan herself who responds!