The Wornick Company, a manufacturer of convenience foods and customized meal solutions, announced today that Chef Paul Sturkey will join Wornick’s product development team supporting the company’s foodservice segment.

“Paul Sturkey is known throughout the country for his innovation and creativity in the restaurant and food industry,” says Jon Geisler, CEO of The Wornick Company. “We recently started a new foodservice division to leverage our product development and unique food manufacturing capabilities to provide prepared foods to restaurants. Chef Sturkey will be leading our product formulations for this market as well as reviewing and updating our product offerings in Wornick’s other key segments.”

Wornick’s focus is moving food forward by designing, developing, and delivering flavorful convenience foods and innovative packaging solutions to co-manufacturing, foodservice and military customers.

“Our strong culinary formulations and the quality of our food differentiate us and bring value to our clients,” says John Kowalchik, senior vice president at The Wornick Company. “Paul Sturkey is a best-in-class chef, and with his addition to our team, we will elevate the level of service and the strength of our product offering to our customers.”

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to work at The Wornick Company, a company that has been providing high quality, great tasting foods to various customers for more than 30 years,” Sturkey says. “Wornick has invested heavily in technology, R&D, and the skills of the culinary team – we will all work together to produce superior food products.”

For more than 20 years, Sturkey has performed as a chef in nationally recognized restaurants. He and his wife, Pam, collaboratively developed several renowned restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they founded The Paul Sturkey Bottling Co. that produces salad dressings and spices. He has appeared on Good Morning America and DIY (Do It Yourself Network). Chef Sturkey studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.