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America's Best Beef Jerky Story

The Old Fashioned Original flavor Jeff's Famous Jerky recipe had its orgins when founder, Jeff Richards began experimenting with Jerky recipes in the early seventies.  The original recipe has been fine-tuned each year for nearly thirty years and after a twenty-year career in the restaurant industry that culminated with experience as both a restaurant owner, consultant, founder and co-founder of restaurant and various business concepts, the one constant was Richards' love of cooking that was now a fourth generation family tradition.

Jeff Richards

"The principles of gourmet cooking and eating wholesome food have been in my blood from an early age.  And coupled with my foodservice training that crossed cultures, the beef jerky recipes I prepared a few times a year just naturally continued to evolve" says Big Bear City, California resident, Jeff Richards.

Then after twenty years of experience in the food service industry, Richards took his extensive corporate business development and business marketing training and used it to begin his own new company, Creative Business Adventures with the goal of helping small business owners market and develop their own business ventures with stream-lined strategies for success. 

Self-taught in a variety of additional and new, simple, but effective business development and marketing strategies, his company has served clients in a wide variety of industries throughout the United States and internationally.

America's Best Beef Jerky

WE WON!!!!!!!! America's Greatest Jerky!

Our own Black Pepper and Sea Salt flavor WINS the America's Greatest Jerky Championship! 

Forbes 2015 Magazine Article about our company: READ it here. 

Big Bear Lake Beef Jerky

Througout this time in his career, cooking Beef Jerky became something to do in the holiday season as a wholesome gift for friends and family.  Finally in late 2006, after giving away more than twenty-five pounds of his homemade product and his casual introduction of a few new fusion flavors...  "Interest in the product was overwhelming and pouring in from people in several states who had shared it with friends and acquaintences who wanted more. Both the demand and timing in the market place was just too big to ignore."  Still, it is a long journey to produce any recipe or food product commercially.

Then, after more than three years of working on every aspect of this new venture, Jeff teamed up with his long-time close friend and business colleague, Mike Aggarwal and ... the birth of Jeff's Famous Jerky began in the mountain village of Big Bear, California ...from the roots of the same tradition from which it started using premium cuts of beef in original fusion marinades that are slow cooked to perfection.  And the rest may be history, but don't just take our word ...go ahead and taste it and then you decide!

Meet Our Staff

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards, Founder, President, CEO

A career that spans over 30 years of corporate management, business development and consulting experience in a variety of industries including more than 20 years in the food service industry.  As the founder and co-founder of several businesses, Jeff has extensive experience in business start-ups, business development, corporate training, product development, strategic planning and innovative advanced techniques for rapid business success.
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Mike with his lovely wife, Veena

Mike Aggarwal, CFO, Vice President of Operations

Award-winning and dynamic, vision-driven leader with more than 25 years of success building team oriented organizations and achieving excellence in customer service, quality control and operations for some of the leading Fortune 500 companies in the food service industry.  Mike and Jeff have been close friends for more than 20 years!  Email Mike Here

Dan Bouey, Sales Manager   (photo coming soon)

A well respected leader and sales professional with more than 20 years of in depth sales experience with some of the largest chain stores in the USA, plus more experience than most ...introducing new products, sourcing and doing business internationally.   Email Dan Here

                             Beef Jerky International Shipping for Personal Consumption

We can send Jeff’s Famous Jerky almost anywhere however there are a few countries that do not allow delivery of beef jerky from the United States. Most countries do allow USDA inspected jerky to be delivered, but there is some risk involved for international export; it often depends upon the discretion of the customs officer, so order at your own risk.  International packages are not returned to us.  We cannot be responsible for a package that is refused by customs.  We have international customers who order frequently, and only occasionally have an issue with one delivery; just know there is risk involved with any international order.  Expect that international jerky shipping does cost more than shipping in the United States and generally can take 2-4 weeks to arrive.

  • The United Kingdom is sometimes enforcing a new European Union law. Your package could be refused entry, so order at your own risk.
  • These countries presently do not allow any entry of beef jerky from the USA; Germany, Japan, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.

We use only 100% American Hormone-Free USDA Certified and Inspected Premium Beef.

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