Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods Executive Chef Thomas Pearce has spent more than 25 years in the food industry. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., then worked at a five-star French restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio. He draws on his classic French training for all the recipes he develops for Ukrop’s. He’s also brought a focus on producing items by hand and using fresh vegetables and herbs during the height of their growing seasons.
“My kitchen and recipe development philosophies are deeply rooted in the classics,” he says. “I stay true to what I learned in culinary school,” he says.
Most recently, Chef Pearce developed the Ukrop’s Bakes collection that provides quick, delicious meals for families. He also oversees quality control in Ukrop’s central kitchen, ensuring Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods are consistently carefully prepared for delicious flavor.