Cuisine Solutions expands in Loudoun County
Cuisine Solutions in Loudoun County is expanding. The company is adding 63,000 square feet of space to its Sterling headquarters and investing nearly $70 million in equipment, technology and construction.
“This is great news for an important Loudoun company, but it’s also great news for the diversity of the Loudoun economy,” Phyllis Randall, chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, said in a statement.
According to Loudoun County Economic Development, Cuisine Solutions is the largest “sous vide” company in the world. Bruno Goussault, the company’s chief scientist, pioneered the technique “sous vide” technique, which allows the company to offer gourmet food that can be shipped and stored without harmful preservatives or the loss of flavor or texture.
The company produces a range of food items sold to the military, cruise ships, airlines and resorts. “Cuisine Solutions’ clients are international brands with household names,” Buddy Rizer, Loudoun Economic Development’s executive director, said in a statement.
The county is working with the company to finalize an incentive package that will come before the Board of Supervisors at its Feb. 22 meeting.
When the company opened in 2013, its staff included about 80 employees. Since then, it has hired more than 700 employees, including 500 new hires since the beginning of 2017.
“Over the last several years, we have worked closely with various groups within Loudoun County to expand our production capabilities. These resources, coupled with the proximity to multiple means of transportation, have made Loudoun County an ideal headquarters location,” said Mark Kujawa, Cuisine Solutions’ chief financial officer.