Lucky Lee

Biography

Lucky Lee (Richardson) is a founding partner of Lucky’s Real Tomatoes, New York’s only supplier of American, fieldgrown, sunripened Beefsteak Tomatoes. Lucky’s is a family owned business created by her Dad, Tony, and the Marcelli family over 30 years ago. She and her brother, Alan Marcelli, President, run the day to day operations from New York to Florida. Their client base includes New York City’s finest Restaurants, Hotels, Retailers, Food Service and Distributors, as well as national distribution. Her responsibilities are Director of Sales and Merchandising, Public Relations and Product Development.

Lucky’s Real Tomatoes has always worked with American farmers, specializing in bringing year round, flavorful, beefsteak tomatoes to the tables of their clients in the New York area, and began national distribution over a decade ago. The company has been “farm to fork” and a “slow food” company, long before it became popular, and, to this day, has remained true to its roots.  Their steady and consistent growth is attributed to their unending commitment to quality and service.

Lucky’s Real Tomatoes is a member of United Fresh, The Produce Marketing Association, The James Beard House, is a board member of EWVIDCO and regular donor to City Harvest and City Meals on Wheels.  Lucky’s product and story have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily News, New York Newsday and in cookbooks by renowned chefs Alain Ducasse, Andre Soltner, The Palm Steakhouse and Food & Wine. Her product has appeared in The Food Network’s “Follow That Food” and “Brooklyn Eats,” and also on “Ciao Italia” and on NBC’S Today Show.   Lucky’s Real Tomatoes received the Quality by Purfresh Seal in recognition of their leadership initiatives in implementing a state of the art Ozone cleansing system, insuring that her product is sanitized and safe.

Lucky’s Real Tomatoes started on the back of a truck over thirty years ago, and has grown to become the premier specialty tomato purveyor in the New York area, and the only company focusing on American, fieldgrown, sunripened beefsteak tomatoes. Recently, a 25 year client of Lucky’s, offered her the ultimate compliment when he said she was

“The Danny Meyer of Tomatoes!”



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