About Hook to Cook Gourmet Food, Inc.
Hook to Cook Gourmet Foods, Inc. is a Michigan Corporation owned and operated by a very talented couple named Mark and Debbie Hagendorff. The Hagendorffs
have been married and business partners for over 30 years.
Mark and Debbie began taking guests out for day fishing charters and provide a gourmet lunch for the guests with the fresh fish just caught, hence the name Hook to Cook was created. The Hagendorffs would prepare the pan fried fish with their own special recipe fry mixes, made with only the finest ingredients. Charter customers were so elated with the flavor and the light and crispy texture of these fish that many of them encouraged the Hagendorffs to bring their recipes to market. After a year of working closely with a food scientist the Hagendorffs finally had their recipe perfected. It took another year to find a co-packaging company. The Hagendorffs developed the name, logo and the look and feel of the packages, thus Hook to Cook Gourmet Foods, Inc. was formed.
Hook to Cook products are available in finer markets in the Metro Detroit area with it’s first sale in Nino Salvaggio’s in May, 2005. The Hook to Cook Gourmet Foods product line has rapidly expanded to
4 products with several more being in the developmental stage. A team of cooking demonstrators can usually be found in several stores in the area on weekends cooking up delicious samples of coconut shrimp or tilapia along with light & crispy vegetables or chicken, all featuring the Hook to Cook gourmet coatings.
The current product line consists of the following:
Hook to Cook Premium Coconut Coating: a superior coating with the sweet exotic tropical flavor of real coconut blended with the finest flours, herbs, and spices, to make any entrée fry up crisp, crunchy, and delicious with the excitement of the islands.
Hook to Cook Premium Light & Crispy coating:
an excellent coating that chefs around the world strive for: seals in juices, has a light and crisp texture, is golden in color and creates a delicious enhanced flavor. To achieve this spectacular result, we have blended the highest quality flours, herbs, spices and special bread crumbs.
Hook to Cook Premium Pre-Dip Coating: pre-dip makes a superior adhesion batter forming an intermediate binding layer that produces a healthier entrée by preventing oil/fat absorption. Pre-Dip also seals in juices/moisture and nutrients, increases adhesion, crispness and prevents blow off during frying. Pre-Dip will also help food stay crisp longer when kept warm or on the table and with it’s superb blend of flours and spices Pre-Dip will enhance the flavors of any additional coatings giving you the results of a professional chef. Pre-Dip is highly recommended to be used with all Hook to Cook premium coatings.
Hook to Cook Tropic Sauce: this superior sauce has the sweet exotic tropical flavor of real fruit blended with spices to make any entrée delicious with the excitement of the islands. Tropic Sauce can be used for dipping, grilling, marinade and much more.
Hook to Cook Gourmet Foods is enjoying rapid growth with great success. More stores are being added to our wholesale customer base monthly by our extremely knowledgeable and experienced
distribution companies. Hook to Cook Gourmet Foods, by popular demand,
has institutional packaging for restaurants and other commercial
kitchens We are also currently working on a demonstration video
targeting QVC and Home Shopping Network, and are working on a complete line of frozen food products, all coated with Hook to Cook premium coatings.