Patrick Cudahy Stays True to Wisconsin Heritage with New Chef

CUDAHY, Wis., July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick Cudahy, The Home of Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Flavor, is excited to announce their newest chef and brand ambassador, Lambeau Field Executive Chef Heath Barbato. The addition brings two Wisconsin staples together, Patrick Cudahy and the Green Bay Packers.

Chef Heath Barbato, Patrick Cudahy Brand Ambassador

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Barbato will be creating sizzling new bacon recipes for Patrick Cudahy, featuring a variety of all natural, sweet apple-wood smoked bacons. The flavors and aroma will be unveiled at Lambeau Field’s dedicated Patrick Cudahy concession stand “Pack House”, which will be open on gamedays during the 2016 season. Packers fans and their Wisconsin neighbors can put their own chef skills to work when the recipes are released at

“We are thrilled to have Chef Heath join the Patrick Cudahy family, as he is among the finest chefs in the state,” said Bud Matthews, Senior Vice President, Patrick Cudahy. “Chef Heath believes in our tradition of bringing families the quality, one-of-a-kind sweet apple-wood smoked flavor they know and love. Bacon lovers are going to love him and what he creates.”

Chef Heath Barbato will also make television and event appearances in Wisconsin on behalf of Patrick Cudahy throughout the year where viewers will be able to see new and original Patrick Cudahy holiday and tailgate recipes come to life through cooking demonstrations.

“I am so excited to represent a true Wisconsin staple with such rich history,” said Chef Heath Barbato. “I look forward to creating new recipes this season, and can’t wait for all the hungry fans to taste new dishes at the “Pack House” concession stand at Lambeau this season.”

Patrick Cudahy began the craft of smoking meats 125 years ago in Cudahy, Wisconsin where the original smokehouse is located. Meats are smoked with sweet apple-wood to deliver the same authentic flavor and everyday value as they did when Patrick first started out.

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Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Patrick Cudahy
For 125 years, families throughout the Midwest have known the name Patrick Cudahy as one they can count on for quality, value and for the unmistakable flavor of Sweet Apple Wood. Our product line includes fully cooked and traditional bacon, bacon pieces and toppings, dry sausage, pepperoni, ham, deli and sliced meats.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

Contact: Leah Rubertino Breaking Limits for Patrick Cudahy (626) 676-3735

Source:Smithfield Foods