By Duane Blankenship
This year, more than 2.5 million customers will invite Honey Baked Ham to be an important part of their holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving through the beginning of the New Year. It all started back in the 1940s when founder Harry Hoenselaar patented the perfect final touch to his delicious gourmet hams…the spiral-slicing process. In addition, Harry also created a unique curing and cooking process that produced unbelievably high quality, bone-in smoked hams. In 1957, Harry opened his first Honey Baked Ham Co. store in Detroit, Michigan.
To celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, The Honey Baked Ham Co. announced a culinary partnership with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. You’ll recognize him as a renowned restaurateur, cookbook author, celebrity Iron Chef, longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and host of Cooks vs Cons and Emmy nominated, The Kitchen.
“Serving Honey Baked Ham has been a special tradition in my own family throughout the years,” said Zakarian. “I am thrilled to partner with the brand and play a role in their milestone 60th Anniversary.”
The company is still family-owned and each product still employs the same procedures Harry created from the beginning…one at a time. This is just one of the unique features that makes Honey Baked Ham and Turkey so deliciously different from similar products. Whole Honey Baked Turkeys are sold roasted, smoked or Cajun style.
In addition to the exquisite taste, turkey breasts are fully cooked and ready to serve, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating life with friends and family, one meal at a time.
“We’re celebrating six decades of being invited into homes and onto holiday dinner tables, generation after generation,” said Linda Heasley, CEO of The Honey Baked Ham Co. “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to The Honey Baked Ham Co. family, and look forward to seeing him bring our products to life in exciting new ways over the holidays.”
Stop by Honey Baked Ham at 61st & Memorial in Tulsa to let Owner/Operator Lee Griffin and his crew help you create the setting, moments and taste that that have helped make holidays so special for 60 years! That sweet, crunchy glaze on both the ham and turkey breasts can only be found at Honey Baked Ham. And each ham and turkey breast is glazed by hand in the store to assure that you’re receiving the freshest, best-tasting products. Nothing’s better the day after than a Honey Baked Ham sandwich! “We have everything you need,” says Lee. “And we look forward to serving you!”