May 7, 2018 ANCHORAGE – Anchorage-based Bambino’s Baby Food, which distributes Alaska grown and made baby food to families across Alaska and in all 50 states, received the 2017 Made in Alaska Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Governor Walker presents Zoi Maroudas President -Founder of Bambinos Baby Food Manufacturer of the Year.
Bambino’s was selected from numerous Made in Alaska permit holders because of its substantial growth, extensive community outreach, and substantial use of Alaska produce and seafood. “Bambino’s is a great example of an Alaska-born company whose commitment to collaboration with other Alaskans fits perfectly with our mission to promote healthy economies and strong communities,” said Mike Navarre, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. “Bambino’s helps expand the market for Alaska grown produce and wild-caught Alaska seafood. As Bambino’s grows, so will the company’s partners.” “We share this award with Alaska, our farmers, our fishermen, and Bambino’s families across America,” said founder Zoi Maroudas, who launched Bambino’s during the wee hours of the morning from the Pizza Olympia kitchen in 2012 before expanding into her own space in 2017. Bambino’s new manufacturing facility is right next door to its original home in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood. They have an open-door policy, welcoming parents to visit to see how the products are made. Video from Governor Walker’s visit to Bambino’s earlier this year is available on the Governor Walker’s Vimeo channel. “I wanted to create a brand that parents, pediatricians and allergist could all stand beside with flavors that babies will love,” Maroudas said. “Bambino's Baby Food is a family brand that addresses infant nutritional and development needs with full transparency and traceability.”