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Cuisine Solutions

November 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Cuisine Solutions and Golden Bison Team Up to Develop Healthy, Sous-Vide Bison Meals

Product Line Linked to Resurgence of Bison in American Cuisine

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - Cuisine Solutions, the world's leader in sous-vide foods, today announced a commercial agreement with Golden Bison to develop a new line of sous-vide bison dishes that will provide consumers with healthier, easy-to-prepare meal options. The Plain Smart product line, which is expected to launch in retail stores in early 2014, will include dishes such as Bison Bourguignon and Bison Flat Iron Steaks.

"The marriage of bison and sous-vide is a match made in heaven for the health-conscious consumer," said Marc Brennet, Vice President of Retail Brands of Cuisine Solutions. "We are proud to partner with Golden Bison and bring about the perfect combination of meat and cooking technique. Together we can deliver consumers healthy, gourmet dishes that taste like they were prepared in a restaurant kitchen."

Sous-vide, French for "under vacuum," is a cooking technique pioneered by Cuisine Solutions in which food is vacuum sealed in plastic bags and slow-cooked in water at a precise temperature until it's evenly cooked through. This innovative technique seals in moisture to enhance food's natural flavors and eliminates the need for artificial additives or preservatives.

According to The Bison Council, bison meat has a number of health benefits over other proteins. Bison is lower in calories but has the same amount of protein as beef. It also contains less fat than beef, chicken, pork and turkey.

"Bison is truly a red meat lover's dream," said Andrea Orth, Director, VSA Partners, The Bison Council's lead marketing firm. "It is our mission to raise national consumer awareness about the benefits of consuming bison as part of a healthy diet. We applaud Cuisine Solutions and Golden Bison for developing delicious bison dishes that will make it easier for consumers to serve this meat in their own homes."

"Bison is growing in popularity in American cuisine," said Golden Bison President and Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Harding. "We are excited to work with the experts in sous-vide, Cuisine Solutions, because they will help home cooks discover the delicious flavor and health benefits of bison, regardless of their time or expertise in the kitchen."

Cuisine Solutions will be sampling some of the new dishes in booth #2822 at PLMA's Private Label Tradeshow running Nov. 17-19, 2013 in Chicago. 

To learn more about Cuisine Solutions and the sous-vide method, visit www.cuisinesolutions.com. For more information on bison, visit www.thebisoncouncil.com. To learn about Golden Bison, visit one of its two retail brands: High Plains Bison at www.highplainsbison.com or Carmen Creek Gourmet Meats at www.carmencreek.com.

About Cuisine Solutions
Cuisine Solutions is an industry-leading provider of high-quality prepared sous-vide gourmet entrées, sauces and other menu items for fast-casual and restaurant chains, hotels, airlines, retailers and other food service providers around the globe. Led by an international team of award-winning chefs, using the sous-vide cooking method the company pioneered, Cuisine Solutions supplies to a wide range of world-class food organizations. Cuisine Solutions is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For more information, visit www.cuisinesolutions.com.

About Golden Bison
Golden Bison Consolidated (Golden Bison) is an integrated family of bison businesses headquartered in Denver, Colorado. With the goal of delivering a superior bison experience to each and every one of its customers, Golden Bison has invested extensively in bison production and husbandry, is the leader in bison handling and nutrition, requires adherence to the highest standards of food safety and purity, and promotes and markets bison worldwide through its High Plains Bison, Carmen Creek Gourmet Meats and PlainSmart brands. Golden Bison believes that everyone should enjoy the great taste and health benefits of bison every day.

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