Founded 33 years ago in Austin, Texas as the Del Sol Food Company, Inc., BRIANNAS Fine Salad Dressings grew out of a desire to create a superior product demonstrating family pride and consistent high quality. Named after the owner’s daughter Marianne and grandson Brian, BRIANNAS has grown to become one of the most popular and sought-after salad dressings in the world. The company has received numerous first place industry taste awards for its delicious dressings, most notably the American Culinary ChefsBest “Best Taste Award.” In addition, BRIANNAS packaging was honored with the most prestigious award in packaging design, the “Clio.” (For a complete list of BRIANNAS’ awards please visit its website: BriannasSaladDressing.com/company/awards.)
The Del Sol Food Company is family-owned and operated and there are presently four family members involved in the day-to-day business. Through the years, the “family” has been instrumental in creating the award-winning packaging and the exceptional recipes. Many of these recipes are unique to their flavor category.
Company President Jerry Brown commented, “From the very beginning we were focused on one thing and one thing only — creating the highest quality, most delicious salad dressing available anywhere. We make all of our distinctive flavors “home style,” a little at a time, in small batches, just like you’d make them in your own kitchen. In fact, most of our recipes were first created in our family’s kitchen at home. Salad dressing is all we do and we control the process from beginning to end. We believe this attention to detail plays a large role in setting us apart from our competition in the marketplace.”
All BRIANNAS salad dressings are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art, totally climate controlled facility in Brenham, Texas. This location, built in 2006, provides many improved benefits including more warehouse and office space, and enhanced quality control with better product flow. The new location provides plenty of real estate for future expansion. In addition, the plant carries the highest rating available — “Superior” from ASI Food Safety Consultants.
There are approximately 60 people employed at Del Sol Food. Many of
these dedicated individuals have been with the company for a significant number of years, with half having been with them 10 years or longer.
One of the many goals of the company is to encourage team building. This can best be seen by the celebration this May, when Del Sol Food Company marked 13 years without a loss- time accident. This is an outstanding accomplishment for a food manufacturing facility.
Another goal of the company, as stated in its mission statement, is “to provide courteous and professional service to all of its business associates, while expanding its product offering in a controlled and profitable manner.”
Del Sol Food produces 15 unique flavors of BRIANNAS Salad Dressings. All are made with heart healthy canola oil and contain no trans-fats or high fructose corn syrup. Eleven flavors are gluten free, two are fat free, BRIANNAS Real French Vinaigrette is sugar free and nine flavors are certified kosher.
In 2014, because of consumer demand and the company’s commitment to its customers, Del Sol Food started the process of obtaining kosher certification. Sales Director Jeff Sadler explains, “We feel it’s important to satisfy the requests of our customers. Obtaining Orthodox Union kosher certification helped us achieve that goal. Thus far the response from consumers has been outstanding!”
The company is proud to have the Orthodox Union symbol on the following BRIANNAS dressings: Saucy Ginger Mandarin, Rich Poppy Seed, Real French Vinaigrette, Classic Buttermilk Ranch, Blush Wine Vinaigrette, Zesty French, Champagne Caper Vinaigrette, Lively Lemon Tarragon and Dijon Honey Mustard.
THE ORTHODOX UNION RABBINIC COORDINATOR FOR BRIANNAS FINE SALAD DRESSING IS RABBI DAVID BISTRICER.