My Mother’s Delicacies (MMD) is committed to high quality, attention to detail, and bringing value to our customers. We specialize in gourmet mini pastries that are unique to the marketplace at a competitive price. We are large enough to meet your production needs, but small enough to care!
We currently supply supermarkets, wholesale clubs, restaurants, delis, individual bake shops, and catering halls. Our products are available frozen unbaked in bulk, frozen baked in bulk, and frozen baked in pre-packed clamshell containers and cellophane bags.
My Mother’s Delicacies operates in a state-of-the-art GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)/BRC facility. We adhere to strict GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and HACCP (Hazard and Critical Control Point) standards. MMD is a Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise. All of My Mother’s Delicacies baked goods are certified Kosher Dairy under the supervision of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, New York.
My Mother’s Delicacies will gladly co-pack under a private label.
My Mother’s Delicacies, Inc. Appoints Thomas S. Malinowski, Chief Operating Officer
SCRANTON, PA – December 20, 2010 – My Mother’s Delicacies, Inc. (MMD) has named Thomas S. Malinowski, Chief Operating Officer of its wholesale manufacturing plant, on-site café, and e-tailing business. With an expertise in Lean Operations and Total Quality Management, Malinowski will help lead development and execution of our business plan to drive growth and build value for our customers.
“This is a very exciting time for My Mother’s Delicacies, as we advance to become the leading national supplier for Eastern European specialty baked goods,” said Susan Herlands, Founder of My Mother’s Delicacies, Inc. “This investment recognizes the sharp focus we have on continuing to move this category into the mainstream and position ourselves for future growth. We are thrilled to have Tom guide this effort.” With the addition of Mr. Malinowski, Mrs. Herlands will operate as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, where she will focus heavily on sales, marketing, and new product development.
My Mother’s Delicacies is a full-line gourmet bakery featuring hand rolled Rugelach and premium European-style pastries delivered to national grocery chains, foodservice distributors, and purveyors of fine foods. MMD enjoys one of the strongest brands in the fresh baked category. All of My Mother’s Delicacies baked goods are certified Kosher Dairy under the strict supervision of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, New York.
Mr. Malinowski has held senior executive positions in sales, operations, and supply chain development with several leading consumer product companies, including Esselte Corporation and Trodat. He began his career in operations with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products.
About My Mother’s Delicacies, Inc.
In June 1988, close to a century after Bertha Hodin immigrated to America, Susan Hodin Herlands took her grandmother’s recipe for Rugelach and decided to share this family delicacy with the world. With her mother’s help, Susan set up a demonstration table in front of a supermarket in Scranton, Pennsylvania with the mini pastries. Within an hour, they were all gone. By Christmas that year, she had hired 17 bakers to keep up with the local orders. As demand for the Rugelach increased, she was able to expand and explore different horizons. Although she holds a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from Tulane University and is a Registered Therapeutic Dietitian, Susan had no formal business training; she just knew a good thing when she tasted it.
“When I first sat across from buyers at supermarkets, they’d say, ‘This is delicious but it’s a little ethnic for us,’ says Susan. “Now everyone eats it. Like the bagel, it has gone mainstream.” Today, My Mother’s Delicacies operates a full line wholesale bakery, featuring hand rolled Rugelach and other fine pastries, with over 45 employees in an 18,000 square foot baking facility. In addition, MMD operates an on-site café and internet business. Like Susan’s grandmother, MMD is committed to quality and customer service. “My grandmother took great pride in her Rugelach. Each crescent-shaped treat boasted an exquisite cinnamon-nut filling and was rolled to perfection.” Today, all of MMD products are produced to rigid standards and HAACP requirements. “We focus on presentation, quality, and value for all of our products,” Susan says.
My Mother’s Delicacies has grown steadily over its 27 year history with its unique niche’ in the market. Ongoing research and development affords the company an opportunity to stay in the vanguard. MMD’s premium All Natural line is gaining popularity.
My Mother’s Delicacies has developed a unique retail model, where the products will be manufactured at the wholesale plant in Scranton and delivered to the individual stores in the frozen unbaked form. Each cafe will have its own oven and bake off fresh pastries daily. “We are bringing back the corner bakery concept,” says Susan, “which is how our grandparents bought baked goods.”
My Mother’s Delicacies currently has 100 plus employees and we are in our 27th year of operation.