Al Fresco specializes gourmet, flavorful, healthy chicken products, including fully cooked chicken sausage links and patties. Chicken sausages make a healthy breakfast to start your day, or a comforting dinner to come home to – great in soups, stews, pasta dishes and sub rolls. All of Al Fresco’s chicken sausage products have 70% less fat and 35% less sodium than pork products, and they’re all gluten free, and made locally in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
In 1909, Kazimierz Monkiewicz and his wife Helena began making specialty meats, including Kielbasa by hand in a small storefront in Chelsea, MA, delivering it to surrounding neighborhoods by horse drawn carriage. Today, Kayem Foods is the largest meat processor in New England. Owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years, the company manufactures Kayem Franks, the #1 brand of franks sold in New England.
Best known for its Old Tyme Natural Casing Franks, Kayem produces over 200 varieties of hot dogs and deli meats. Kayem Foods has grown from both product creations and acquisitions. The acquisitions of the once Somerville based Triple M Branded Fully Cooked Ham business and Genoa Fresh Sausage Company lead growth in the 90’s. However it was the creation of Al Fresco Fully Cooked Natural Casing Chicken sausage by the third generation Monkiewicz Family that has taken our business to over 40 states and international. Al Fresco, the #1 Chicken sausage in America is 100% all natural and both great tasting and great for you.
The most publicized addition came in 2009, when Kayem Foods began making the iconic Fenway Frank line of hot dogs, the Official Hot Dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. In 2010, Kayem also became the Official Hot Dog and Sausage of the New England Patriots. Four generations of family have been dedicated to providing delicious, high quality meats that have graced America’s kitchens and picnic tables for over a century.