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Macon Ridge Foods

Dezzie Dough, a new brand combining healthy ingredients with innovative packaging to make fresh baking simple for families everywhere

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Macon Ridge Foods designs & markets Dezzie Dough, a new brand of muffins and pancakes. We flash freezes natural ingredients in a convenient pouch and then ship it strait to your grocer’s freezer. In under 15 minutes Dezzie Dough helps families bake the perfect muffin or pancake in their favorite flavors, with no measuring or mixing, no preservatives, and no cleaning up dirty dishes. Just thaw, squeeze, and bake.


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    Ben Erwin

    Erwin is a Collinston, LA native and brings sales, marketing, and leadership experience from Austin, TX-based startup, NetQoS, Inc., into an executive role at Macon Ridge Foods. Prior to his CEO role, Ben led the Product Management and Product Marketing efforts at NetQoS, Inc., until its acquisition by CA Technologies in 2010. As Product Line Manager, Erwin helped grow annual company revenue to $60M. Erwin received his BS in Electrical Engineer

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    Joshua Raley
    VP of Branding, Co-Founder

    Josh is a native of Crowville, LA and brings management, business planning, and market evaluation experience from multiple companies and university projects. His past experiences include helping package and win a $14 million USDA loan for a middle market grain company, rewriting a credit policy to improve bad debt expense by $450,000 in two years, and writing and winning a grant for $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. Josh received his

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    BJ Trammell
    Supply Chain Engineer

    BJ Trammell has joined the team to help manage the supply chain and build accurate inventory systems. He has experience building successful organizations and teams from the ground up. His experience in successful startups spans areas such as engineering/delivering white/black box appliances start to finish; EMC/EMI, environmental, reliability, and product safety testing; ERP design and implementation from documentation to software; and MET certif

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    Stacy Trammell
    Development Chef

    As Development Chef, Stacy works to promote Dezzie Dough in every market with distribution. Louisiana natives are known for their love of food and cooking, and Stacy is no exception. She promotes the product on live TV cooking segments and utilizes the Dezzie Dough cookbook to highlight the product's uniqueness and versatility. Stacy graduated with Honors from Louisiana Tech University with a BA in Theatre- Performance. After repeat performances

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    Ruben Tweedy
    VP of Sales

    Ruben Tweedy is the VP of Sales of Macon Ridge Foods. Ruben will head the Dezzie Dough sales team and manage outside brokers and partnerships such as the RAM group. Ruben has 34 years of experience selling private label and brand refrigerated dough and managing a territory with net sales in excess of 15 million dollars annually.

Previous Investors

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    Questus Partners, LLC
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    Gordon Raley
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    P180 Investments, LLC