Victoria Taylor, Founder & CEO, Victoria Gourmet
A native of Providence, RI, Victoria attended Harvard University where she graduated with a degree in Physics. After earning her MBA from the Wharton School of Business, Victoria worked as a product manager for the Kingsford Products Company where she managed the national roll-out of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. She later joined Welch’s where she managed the company’s bottled juice business and authored the Welch’s Health and Nutrition Marketing Initiative.
Yearning to pursue a career that combined her lifelong passion for cooking with her business experience, Victoria left corporate life to start Victoria Gourmet, Inc. in 1998. Since its inception, the company has enjoyed steady growth. Victoria Taylor’s Seasonings can be found at over 3000 retail locations in North America. The company’s blends are purchased in bulk by several major restaurant chains, industrial companies, and celebrity chefs in the United States.
Victoria and her products have been featured in many publications including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, Fancy Food & Culinary Products, Barbecue & Beverage Magazine, Specialty Food Magazine, Boston Women’s Business Journal, Coastal Living Magazine, The Washington Post, Country Living, Ladies Home Journal, and Oprah Magazine. In 2015, Victoria was profiled in Wharton Magazine. The article, “6 Ingredients for Business Staying Power”, outlines her keys to entrepreneurial success.
Victoria Gourmet has received many Awards and Industry Recognition for Innovation. From the Specialty Food Association, the company was awarded a SOFI (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation Award) for Outstanding Food Gift for Victoria Taylor’s Culinary Salts of the World in 2003 and a SOFI for Package Design Innovation for the Window Spice Tins Design in 2011. In 2016, Victoria Gourmet was honored for Technical Achievement in Printing and Design for Victoria’s Retail Recipe Packets developed for the grocery channel.
Victoria Gourmet has a growing internet presence with the company website, www.vgourmet.com and its recent launch on Amazon, supported by a robust social media marketing commitment.
Victoria Gourmet has 20 employees including an all-woman management team who work out of the company’s home office and fulfillment center in Woburn, MA.