Loudoun County-based Cuisine Solutions has announced a major expansion to its Sterling facility.
The company has added 63,000 square feet of space and close to $70 million in equipment, technology and construction. The expansion also creates about 500 new jobs, according to Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer.
Cuisine Solutions supplies meals to U.S. military men and women serving around the world using sous vide cooking, which uses in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and then placed in a water bath to cook. Cuisine Solutions Chief Scientist Bruno Goussault pioneered the technique, which allows the company to offer gourmet food that can be shipped and stored without harmful preservatives and without the loss of flavor or texture.
County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) said the company’s expansion is good news for the company and for the diversity of the Loudoun economy. “Cuisine Solutions has a great facility, a growing workforce, and we are very thankful for the commitment and investment they have made in the county,” she stated.
Cuisine Solutions also produces a range of meals that are eaten in fast-casual restaurants by passengers on cruise ships and airlines, and among guests at prestigious resorts.
The county is working with the company to finalize an incentive package that is pending approval by the Board of Supervisors, and a new road leading into the Sterling headquarters to be called Sous Vide Lane.
Cuisine Solutions’ CFO Mark Kujawa noted that the company has worked closely with various groups in Loudoun to expand its production capabilities. These resources, coupled with the proximity to multiple means of transportation, have made Loudoun County an ideal headquarters location,” he said.