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Ocean Hugger Foods, Inc. announces partnership with Aramark

Collaboration Brings Plant-based Tuna Alternative to Corporate and Higher Ed Dining Cafes

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 21, 2018) -- Ocean Hugger Foods, makers of Ahimi®, the world’s first plant-based alternative to raw tuna, has partnered with Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities and uniforms, to bring the breakthrough ingredient to corporate and higher education cafes.

Created by Certified Master Chef James Corwell, Ahimi® is vegan, non-GMO, and made with just five simple ingredients - tomatoes, filtered water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar.

The game-changing product will be served in a range of innovative poke bowls developed as part of a collaboration between the two companies. Initially, the menus featuring Ahimi® will be offered for a limited time at select corporate cafes and college campus dining halls, managed by Aramark.

Said Ocean Hugger Foods CEO, David Benzaquen, “We are honored to partner with such an industry leader as Aramark in addressing the crisis of our oceans and sharing Ahimi® with their customers. Collaborating with Aramark allows us to expand our footprint and reach countless new customers and further our mission.”

“At Aramark, we’re continually looking for new and innovative ways to deliver culinary experiences that meet the demands of our guests and reflect current marketplace trends,” said Annette Gray, Lead Chef, Culinary & Innovation Aramark. “Our collaboration with Ocean Hugger Foods to introduce Ahimi® into our recipes is another example of our forward-thinking approach to creating sustainable menus that not only taste great but are healthy for you.”

As consumers continue to embrace plant-forward eating, Aramark has stepped up to the plate and expanded its menu selections in collaboration with industry-leading partners, like Ocean Hugger Foods, to ensure it is providing the choices that meet individual lifestyle and dietary preferences. Today, 30 percent of main dishes served across Aramark’s dining operations in Healthcare, Higher Education and Business Dining are vegetarian or vegan, with increases in the amount of fruit, vegetable and whole grain ingredients used.

About Ocean Hugger Foods, Inc.
Ocean Hugger Foods, Inc. offers healthy, delicious and sustainable plant-based alternatives to your favorite seafood dishes. Founded by Certified Master Chef James Corwell, the company’s mission is to alleviate the pressures on our vulnerable oceans and endangered species through culinary excellence. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


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