RoliRoti

Tory Putnam

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Contact

510.780.0300

People

Thomas Odermatt, along with 10 full-time and 10 part-time employees.

About

Thomas founded RoliRoti in 2002 after studying agriculture in Zurich, Switzerland, and working to improve conditions for the animals on his family’s rabbit farm in Hungary. As a marketing student at UC Berkeley, Thomas was required to create a business plan for a fictitious business, and it was out of this project that RoliRoti was born.

Sourcing

All of RoliRoti’s chickens are free range and raised without antibiotics. They are never fed animal by-products. They are raised in open houses with equal space available outside to roam. Most of RoliRolti’s chickens are roasted within two days of slaughter. They are spiced and then spit-roasted at low heat for about 90 minutes on rotisseries in specially built trucks.

All other meats are from Heritage Foods USA and Heritage Acre, a company that supplies pasture-raised, antibiotic-free meats. Potatoes are from Zuckerman’s Farm, a seller at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Herbs are organic and kosher, from a supplier based in Los Angeles.

Fun Fact

Thomas is the son of a Metzgermeister (Swiss for “master butcher”).

Location


Hayward, California

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »