Chef Drew Starkweather founded Drew’s in 1995. Drew received his first restaurant job at the age of 12, and during the following eleven years, worked his way through the ranks to become head chef at the prestigious Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts. It was here that people began to discover his all-natural salad dressings and marinades. Before long, customers at the Deerfield Inn started requesting bottles of the dressings to take home. It was from this popular demand for the chef-created salad dressings that Drew’s was formed. Drew designed the labels himself, produced, and packed those first bottles in his own kitchen. Chef Drew’s philosophy from the beginning was to offer products that were chef-created and nature-inspired, using quality natural ingredients.
In 1999, after outgrowing the initial production facility, Chef Drew decided to accommodate the rising demand by assembling a new production facility in Chester, Vermont. The state-of-the-art facility increased Drew’s production capacity by 800 percent, and new distribution quickly created demand for the additional output.
Today, Drew’s remains privately owned and Drew is still involved in the activities of the company. Drew’s ranks among the top three shelf stable salad dressing brands in the natural products industry and is still one of the fastest growing brands in the country. The company’s top-quality dressings and salsas are now available nationally wherever natural products are sold.