Outdoor al fresco dining table Friends enjoying a charcuterie board with Al Fresco Chicken Sausage

we are Al Fresco

Al Fresco is a family-owned all-natural* food company whose mission is to help consumers at any level unleash their cooking game with chicken products made with real ingredients that deliver fresh flavor to any dish or occasion. 

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Our all-natural promise to you

Chicken raised with no antibiotics ever

100% natural chicken raised in the USA flag

It starts with our high quality 100% Natural* Chicken. 

No artificial ingredients

And using real ingredients like Vermont Maple Syrup or diced bell peppers. 

Next Level Goodness

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with no nitrates or nitrites added**, and no added hormones.+ in short, none of the nasties!

*No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed.
**Except those naturally occurring in seal salt & cultured celery powder.
+Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in poultry.

1996 – We Were Founded by Deb O’Donnell 

Deb grew up in the family business, as the great granddaughter of Kazimierz Monkiewicz, founder of Kayem Foods.   

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1999 – Our First Chicken Sausages Launched  

Deb collaborated with John Levins, former chef Cambridge’s Green Street Grill to develop a better chicken sausage that tasted fresh and flavorful. 

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2004 – Expanding into Chicken Breakfast Sausage 

Building on the success of our Chicken Dinner Sausages, we launched three chicken breakfast sausages – country style, apple maple, and blueberry. 

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2012 – #1 in Chicken Dinner Sausage  

Al Fresco becomes the number 1 selling chicken dinner sausage in the country! 

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2016 – Al Fresco launches Fully Cooked Chicken Bacon  

Al Fresco launches fully cooked chicken bacon that can be heated as a side or used in a sandwich or just eaten on it’s own. 

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2020 – COVID Supply 

We wanted to recognize all our workers who kept our manufacturing facilities producing and delivered the high-quality consumers expected. 

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2024 – Al Fresco New Look Launches 

Al Fresco launches new look across our packaging and website that highlights our quality, fresh flavor and versatility. 

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Original Al Fresco Chicken Sausage packaging Original Al Fresco Chicken Sausage packaging
Image of a breakfast bowl and packs of Al Fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Image of a breakfast bowl and packs of Al Fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage
Plate full of freshly grilled juicy Al Fresco Chicken Sausages Plate full of freshly grilled juicy Al Fresco Chicken Sausages
breakfast plate of fresh avocado toast and Al Fresco Fully Cooked Chicken Bacon Fresh breakfast plate of avocado toast and Al Fresco Fully Cooked Chicken Bacon
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Our Commitment

Our values

Proud to be Family Owned

As part of Kayem Foods, family-owned company that started back in 1909 by Kazimierz Monkiewicz, we believe in the importance of consistently delivering quality and also in giving back to our community.  

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Our All-Natural Promise 

Since our first products launched in 1994, we have stayed true to our belief that you never have to compromise flavor and taste at the expense of all-natural goodness and convenience.   


BRC AA Rated 

Strong manufacturing processes ensure the highest quality products.  Our facilities are Organic certified and we have consistently attained the highest certification rating of AA from BRC (British Retail Consortium), which is the industry standard for food safety.  

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Early Adopters of Protein P.A.C.T. 

The Meat Institute’s sustainability framework has been developed through extensive consultation with members, sustainability experts, and across the supply chain.  

al fresco, for today’s

See some of our favorite recipes and get inspired with ways to elevate your everyday go-tos with honest-to-goodness flavor.

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