The Honey Baked Ham Co. Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

The brand celebrates with the introduction of new celebrity
ambassador, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This November, The Honey Baked Ham Co. celebrates 60 years as the
exclusive provider of the signature spiral sliced Honey Baked Ham® a
favorite centerpiece on holiday tables. In honor of this milestone
anniversary, The Honey Baked Ham Co. is proud to announce a culinary
partnership with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian – renowned restaurateur,
cookbook author, celebrity Iron Chef, longtime favorite judge on
Food Network’s Chopped and host of Cooks vs Cons and Emmy
nominated, The Kitchen.

One of the leading figures in the culinary world, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
will act as both a brand spokesperson and resident chef expert this
holiday season for The Honey Baked Ham Co., sharing new recipes and
cooking tips for customers, providing new and exciting ways they can
continue the tradition of serving their favorite World’s Best Ham™ at
their holiday tables. Continuing to honor the company’s esteem as the –
leader in taste and melt-in-the-mouth quality, Zakarian looks forward to
working with a brand that he himself has loved for years. “Serving Honey
Baked Ham has been a special tradition in my own family throughout the
years,” said Zakarian. “I am thrilled to partner with the brand and play
a role in their milestone 60th Anniversary.”

Family owned for four generations, The Honey Baked Ham Co. was founded
in Detroit by Harry Hoenselaar in 1957 with only $500 in his pocket. The
brand has become an iconic part of holiday traditions and has expanded
to over 400 retail locations in the U.S., along with an on-line store
and catalog business.

As the pioneer of ham spiral slicing, The Honey Baked Ham Co. is known
for its high-quality, 24-hour smoked bone-in ham with unique flavor,
tenderness and sweet, crunchy glaze. Each ham is hand-selected and
hand-crafted with a caramelized glaze. The brand has since expanded to
offer turkey and other meats, heat-and-serve dishes, desserts as well as
lunch and catering. The catalog and on-line store offers a wide range of
products that can be shipped to your family and friends the perfect
holiday gift.

“We’re celebrating six decades of being invited into homes and onto
holiday dinner tables, generation after generation,” said Linda Heasley,
CEO of The Honey Baked Ham Co. “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Geoffrey
Zakarian to The Honey Baked Ham Co. family, and look forward to seeing
him bring our products to life in exciting new ways over the holidays.”

About The Honey Baked Ham Co.:

Founded in 1957, The Honey Baked Ham Company, LLC is a premium food
retailer with 400 locations nationwide as well as an e-commerce site.
Over the years, serving Honey Baked Ham has become a tradition for
family gatherings. Best known for its signature spiral-sliced Honey
Baked Ham® with the famous sweet, crunchy glaze, The Honey Baked Ham Co.
offers delicious, fully-cooked, presentation-ready hams, turkey breasts
and other premium meats, as well as deli side items, heat-and-serve
dishes and desserts. For more information, visit


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