Chef Heath Barbato joins Patrick Cudahy

by Bob Sims
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CUDAHY, Wis. – Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary Patrick Cudahy has announced the addition of Executive Chef Heath Barbato as its newest chef and brand ambassador. The partnership between Barbato and Patrick Cudahy brings two true Wisconsin staples together.

Chef Heath Barbato 

Barbato will use Patrick Cudahy’s variety of all natural, apple-wood smoked bacons to create new recipes. The dedicated Patrick Cudahy concession stand at Lambeau Field, “Pack House,” will serve the creations and be open on game days during the 2016 season. The recipes are available at

“We are thrilled to have Chef Heath join the Patrick Cudahy family, as he is among the finest chefs in the state,” said Bud Matthews, senior vice president, Patrick Cudahy. “Chef Heath believes in our tradition of bringing families the quality, one-of-a-kind sweet apple-wood smoked flavor they know and love. Bacon lovers are going to love him and what he creates.”     

Barbato will provide recipes and do cooking demonstrations at events and on television appearances in Wisconsin on behalf of Patrick Cudahy. The appearances will feature holiday and tailgating items that viewers will be able to try out on their own.

“I am so excited to represent a true Wisconsin staple with such rich history,” Barbato said. “I look forward to creating new recipes this season, and can’t wait for all the hungry fans to taste new dishes at the ‘Pack House’ concession stand at Lambeau this season.” 

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