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Name of business: Pirate Gourmet
Owner’s Name: R.E. Pride
Chef Robert Pride has been a chef for 30 years. For 25 years he owned a gourmet catering company in Manhattan where he worked with a variety of international chefs giving him exposure to exotic cuisines. He has put his own spin on these recipes and adjusted them to the American palate. He is now back in his native Pensacola where he has started Pirate Gourmet to share with the people of the Gulf Coast these fascinating and delectable recipes.
Some of the interesting products are shrimp dip, fire roasted chicken vegetable soup, Lumpia, smoked tuna dip, handmade salsa, and an assortment of heirloom candies and baked goods. Items change according to the seasonal temperatures and availability of materials.