Nancy Ragozzino is the President of Ragozzino Foods, Inc. located in Meriden, Connecticut. Ragozzino Foods is a family owned custom food manufacturer that has been continuously operated by the Ragozzino family since 1952.
Nancy has been involved with her family business for almost 40 years. Growing up in the family business prepared Nancy for many facets of the business. Her passion for food coupled with her vivacious personality have guided her to her main role in sales. Her experience in the factory makes her the perfect fit for converting a Chef’s idea into a factory-friendly product. Her duties also include R&D, Quality Assurance and she became company President in 2014.
Nancy has been affiliated with Fazoli’s for over 20 years and is the supplier of the brand’s signature Lasagna product. Her relationship with Fazoli’s came by chance when she struck up a conversation with a chef in an elevator during a National Restaurant Association convention in 1999. That chef just happened to be the Executive Chef at Fazoli’s, a contact she had pursued professionally often over the years to no avail.
Over the years, awards and accolades for Nancy and Ragozzino Foods have been as frequent as they are impressive. Ragozzino Foods has been recognized as Fazoli’s Supplier of the Year Award five times. Additionally, the company has received the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business of the Year Award and is a well-known supplier to numerous local civic groups. In April 2020 Nancy was elected to join the Board of Comporators for Ion Financial.
Nancy is a hands-on President. When she isn’t traveling, she spends a lot of time in the plant and mentoring her staff. You won’t find Nancy on a golf course. Nancy enjoys shopping, karaoke, baking cookies and hanging out with her family. She loves her customers and would do anything for them. She is admired by her dedicated and hardworking “work” family of over 125 employees, each of whom she knows by name. There’s no “undercover boss” at Ragozzino Foods… she resides in Newington CT.