Our Story

Myron’s Fine Foods, Inc. was established in the 1980’s by Myron Becker, an authority on Japanese cooking techniques. He is a professional research chef with academic degrees in psychology and food service management.

Myron was first exposed to Asian cooking while serving with the US Navy in Yokohama, Japan in the early 1960’s. When not intercepting Russian radio messages, Myron and his friends would eat at yakitori houses. To find out how the chefs created their sauces, Myron hid behind the barrels in the back of the restaurant kitchens until the chefs discovered him and threw him out.

Upon his return from duty, Myron was disappointed to find that the salty, sweet, gooey, corn syrup and gum laden sauces available in the US did not resemble the subtle and delicate renditions that he remembered from Japan. This was the inspiration for “Myron’s #1 Yakitori”, a food concession based on a Japanese yakitori restaurant. Starting with a pushcart on the streets of Amherst in 1984, the concession grew into a trailer suitable for large music festivals including the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, Winterhawk/Grey Fox, and Falcon Ridge. When a young mother with a child on her back emptied her baby’s bottle so that she could fill it with sauce, Myron realized the opportunity and began to bottle sauce to sell on his counter. In 1987, his first commercial sale was to the owner of a natural food store in the Washington DC area who acquired a bottle and asked for more to stock on her shelves.

By 1992, serious retail production and distribution began. Myron’s concession transformed into a manufacturing company for retail. A year later, Myron discovered that a highly placed Boston chef was purchasing large quantities of the sauces for use in his restaurant. The company began packaging for the food service industry.

Nowadays, Chef Myron’s sauces can be found anywhere specialty foods are taken seriously, and used in foodservice operations as diverse as home meal delivery programs, contract management companies, white tablecloth restaurants, health and educational institutions, convention centers, caterers and country clubs. Our passion and commitment to quality continues.

“Myron’s Yakitori Sauce is a staple in our pantry”

John Gabor CEC

“I used your Tsukeyaki marinade for the first time last week on grilled salmon and it was terrific! I felt like I was eating a restaurant meal!  Everyone raved!”

Paige McHugh

“I would never have considered using bottled sauces instead of my grandmother’s recipe until I tried Myron’s”

“Bar None, did I say BAR NONE, Chef Myron’s marinades are Top Shelf!  Using your marinades has given me the ability to get creative and design signature products for my Customers.  You keep creating, we’ll keep buying”

Dennis M. Medeiros
Foodservice Director, Exeter JobCorps Academy

“To say I am impressed is an understatement! I already know that I love your teriyaki sauce BUT, the fact that I received my order in less that 24 after ordering is incredible. You have always shown the best customer service practices and I would like to thank you!”

Virginia Trinque

“You make the best stuff in the world! Your Yakitori always gets oooohs and aaaahs from our? dinner guests. They always ask “Where can we get that?”

Dennis Dupuis

“I’m so happy that Hampton Marketplace will be carrying your marinades as they are the best I’ve ever tried!!!”

Elise Marmon

“These products really work!”

Peter Fontaine
Ex Chef, Greenville (DE) Country Club

“I have never experienced better or more responsive customer service. Myron’s sauce is better than my own homemade, thank you Myron!!!!!!!”

Sharon Tingley

“I have been using your teriyaki sauce for a few months now in the restaurant and it is the best I have ever used. I can’t believe how good and consistent it is. I was making my own but I admit, yours is not only better but it saves me so much time. I use it for all of our, lo mien dishes. We order from SYSCO and it’s one of the best products they have. Thank you for your commitment to excellence.”

Chef Roscoe
Coleman Just Jakes Montclair, New Jersey

“My nine year old will only eat his salmon with your sauce.”

Marshall Ayers

“Marvelously balanced!”

Julia Child

“The Grey’s quote is what introduced me to your products. The True national secret/treasure is the Magic 20 Gauge sauce.”

David Deger

“Absolutely delicious, my Japanese cousin says they are better than the ones she can buy in the Japanese stores!”

Julie T.

“Someplace in my travels I purchased my first bottle of Yakitori, with which I fell in love. I thank you and thank you for making a wonderful product.”

Amelia Lindblad

“I would not want to find my kitchen cabinet without a bottle of Myron’s Yakitori Sauce”

Tim Sperry
Grocery Category Mgr., Whole Foods, NE

“Nothing in the category comes in even a close second (to Chef Myron’s)”

Chef David Miller
Corp. Exec. Chef for specialty products SYSCO, NATIONAL

“Three cheers for Myron’s, I like to dip my finger in and taste it anew from time to time”

A.D. Livingston
Food Writer, Grays Sporting Journal

“I love that Ponzu. I try all kinds of bottled sauces all the time and this stuff was it, man. Best thing since Lee & Perrins, maybe better.”

M Johnson

“I paid a bit more than I would for the other brands, but you can’t put a price on good cooking.”

Mark Arentzen

“One of my native So. Cal friends told me that I’d made him the best turkey burger he’d ever tasted!! My recipe for “Yaki-Turkey Burgers” uses Chef Myron’s Yakitori Sauce which truly elevates things to the NEXT level. Thank you for your wonderful product!”

Lesley M. Richardson

“Not only do you have the best marinating sauce in the world, but you also have exemplary customer service. THANK YOU!!!”

Donny Gregory

Company Profile:

Myron’s Fine Foods, Inc. is a Massachusetts corporation with office and warehouse located at 131 W. Main St, Suite 320 Orange, MA 01364. We are an entrepreneurial food products company specializing in the development and marketing of superior quality, authentic international cooking sauces and marinades.

Organization:

President: Chef Myron Becker

Vice-President: Kathy Becker

Director of Operations: Woodley Wardell

Sales and Distribution Manager: Alyssa Baleno

Mission Statement:

The mission of Myron’s Fine Foods is the design and supply of products of the highest culinary integrity which empower professional and non-professional cooks to prepare meals of superior quality with greater ease and speed.

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