About California Caviar

About The Caviar Queen

 

Deborah Keane – EXPERTISE + EXPERIENCE

“Caviar is here to stay and, through continued education, it will be an everyday indulgence for many in the near future.” —Deborah Keane

A longtime expert in luxury products, founder and CEO Deborah Keane—dubbed the “Caviar Queen” by the press—has catapulted California Caviar Company into one of the premier caviar brands in America. Globally known as a master taste maker, she has perfected the art of caviar production and is a leading pioneer in sustainable fish farming.

Over the last 14 years, Keane has enlightened aspiring chefs on the wonders and versatility of caviar at the legendary Degustibus Cooking School, Johnson & Whales, and the Culinary Institute of America. She has lectured at the Woman Chefs and Restaurateur Conference and at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, and conducted seminars at the American Institute for Wine and Food, Chevalier du Tastevin, and Les Dames d’Escoffier.

In the media, Keane has been featured alongside culinary royalty including Armon Petrossian and Thomas Keller, and has been featured and interviewed in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Huffington Post, ABC, E!, and CNBC.

Keane has been invited to prestigious events from the James Beard Foundation Awards to the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

Prior to entering the caviar world, Keane had an extensive career in luxury publishing with Morris Communications, in the U.S. and in Paris. Throughout her career, she has been a devoted advocate for advancing women in business and in education, serving on boards and working for organizations such as Women on the Move Conference, Bloom Where You Are Planted, and the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education (WICE in Paris).  

 

CCC TOMORROW

Implementation of the no-kill caviar initiative.

CCC is the only farm with the experience and rights for this proprietary and skilled process.

No-kill, cruelty-free caviar will change the industry from the perspective of consumers and farms. CCC will be a leader in responsible farming practices and harvesting techniques, while increasing production, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.







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Under the leadership of Deborah Keane, founder and CEO, California Caviar Company (CCC) is proud to be the first woman-owned and woman-run caviar company in the world. With Keane’s expertise, impeccable palate, and inexhaustible caviar knowledge, CCC marries this age-old delicacy—once enjoyed by the Ancient Greeks and Romans—with modern culinary trends, illustrating the versatility of this timeless ingredient. Collaborating with other industry pioneers, marine biologists, and ecotoxicologists, she raised the standard for quality, compliance and sustainability.

What else can women do to help innovate, educate and nurture the world? The answer is caviar, possibly the world’s finest savory nutrient rich, immune-boosting food. As a woman-owned and operated company, we capitalize on our strengths to find innovative methods to raise awareness and distribute this undervalued health food— from the creations of our Michelin-star chefs and in boutiques to everyday American hearts, minds and palettes. All the while, we firmly maintain our commitment to sustainability so that this jewel can be enjoyed by your children, and their children’s children, for generations to come.

OLD WORLD TRADITIONS MEETS NEW WORLD INNOVATION

“The U.S. caviar industry is similar to the wine world in the late 1960s. In the early days, it was enjoyed as a seasonal, celebratory indulgence. With increasing product availability comes accessibility, and finally caviar will be an everyday indulgence for anyone with taste.” —Deborah Keane

SUSTAINABILITY

We control every step of production—from the farm to the tin. Transparent and traceable, no one touches our caviar, except us.

ACCESSIBILITY

Worldwide, there has been a boom in fish farming, making caviar available—and affordable with a more moderate price.

INNOVATION

With education, traditional attitudes are changing and there is a new respect for the many health benefits of caviar. And for everyday, it’s a flavorful and rich addition to your favorite dishes.

CCC TOMORROW

Implementation of the no-kill caviar initiative CCC is the only farm with the experience and rights for this proprietary and skilled process. No-kill, cruelty-free caviar will change the industry from the perspective of consumers and farms. CCC will be a leader on responsible farming practices and harvesting techniques, while increasing production, sustainability, and customer satisfaction.


CALIFORNIA CAVAIR COMPANY FIRSTS

First sustainable caviar company in the U.S. in 2007

First woman-owned and operated caviar company in the world

First woman-owned, vertically integrated spawn-to-serving caviar farm in California

First exclusive North American importer for no-kill caviar

First to be granted the master patent for no-kill caviar in the U.S .

First perishable item listed on Gilt (10+ million members) and Rue La La (8+ million members)

First “Caviar Chefs” caviar program for Michelin star chefs

First pressed caviar in the U.S., produced for Chef Jacques Pépin First to introduce caviar “bumps” to the public at Pebble Beach Food & Wine Fesitval


California Caviar Companies Core Beliefs:

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