In the 2 1/2 years of ILIS we have only had the opportunity to review 1 other spicy beef jerky. Before we get to what makes Jeff’s Famous Beef Jerky famous, I must mention the fact that their beef jerky is make from premium cuts of steak and contains no Sodium Nitrates or added MSG. Jeff’s Famous has 7 other interesting flavors too …Sweet Teriyaki, Old Fashioned Original, Black Pepper and Sea Salt, Jalapeno Carne Asada, Cajun Style, Orange-A-Peel, Cranberry Jalapeno. We will be doing a review on their Cranberry Jalapeno and their Black Pepper and Sea Salt varieties over the next couple of weeks.
Our review team for this is the Father & Son team of Zzombie & Big Daddy B, The Pepper Boys and Heynetboy. Before you watch the reviews check out a little beef jerky history…
Our Beef Jerky Story
The Old Fashioned Original flavor Jeff’s Famous Jerky recipe had its origins when founder, Jeff Richards began experimenting with Jerky recipes in the early seventies. The original recipe has been fine-tuned each year for nearly thirty years and after a twenty-year career in the restaurant industry that culminated with experience as both a restaurant owner, consultant, founder and co-founder of restaurant and various business concepts, the one constant was Richards’ love of cooking that was now a fourth generation family tradition.
“The principles of gourmet cooking and eating wholesome food have been in my blood from an early age. And coupled with my food-service training that crossed cultures, the beef jerky recipes I prepared a few times a year just naturally continued to evolve” says Big Bear City resident, Jeff Richards.
Then after twenty years of experience in the food service industry, Richards took his extensive corporate business development and business marketing training and used it to begin his own new company, Creative Business Adventures with the goal of helping small business owners market and develop their own business ventures with stream-lined strategies for success.
Self-taught in a variety of additional and new, simple, but effective business development and marketing strategies, his company has served clients in a wide variety of industries throughout the United States and internationally.
Throughout this time in his career, cooking Beef Jerky became something to do in the holiday season as a wholesome gift for friends and family. Finally in late 2006, after giving away more than twenty-five pounds of his homemade product and his casual introduction of a few new fusion flavors… “Interest in the product was overwhelming and pouring in from people in several states who had shared it with friends and acquaintances who wanted more. Both the demand and timing in the market place was just too big to ignore.” Still, it is a long journey to produce any recipe or food product commercially.
Then, after more than three years of working on every aspect of this new venture, Jeff teamed up with his long-time close friend and business colleague, Mike Aggarwal and … the birth of Jeff’s Famous Jerky began in the mountain village of Big Bear, California …from the roots of the same tradition from which it started using premium cuts of beef in original fusion marinades that are slow cooked to perfection. And the rest may be history, but don’t just take our word …go ahead and taste it and then you decide!
Zzombie & Big Daddy B
The Pepper Boys
Jeff”s Famous Foods, Inc.
Jeff’s Famous Jerky
26040 Acero, Suite 106
Mission Viejo, CA 92691