Dan Mancini

Founder of MamaMancini’s

In 1921, Daniel Mancini’s grandmother Anna Mancini made her way to America through Ellis Island with his grandfather, Nicola Mancini.  They settled in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and raised five children.  Shortly after Daniel Mancini was born he was in the kitchen cooking along side his grandmother. None of the recipes were written down, just stored in her heart.

At the age of 15, Daniel asked his grandmother to teach him how to make his favorite – her Meatballs and Authentic Italian Sauce. She taught him the only way to prepare authentic old world meatballs was using 7 ingredients: beef, whole fresh eggs, Romano cheese, onion, parsley, a pinch of salt and pepper and just the right amount of breadcrumbs, that’s it!

Daniel went on to pioneer numerous, successful consumer goods businesses. From 1986 to 1998 as President of Ultra Pink a clothing manufacturing company, Daniel grew this business into a successful apparel company in the junior clothing market with annual sales in excess of $100 million.

But in the fall of 2007, he sold this business and made a career change to fulfill another passion – bringing back the family dinner. Using his grandmother’s recipe, MamaMancini’s An Original Family Recipe was born.

“It’s amazing how each time I prepare them the aroma transports me back in time to her dinner table. It’s my own “scented memory.”

The fast growing brand is carried in markets such as Whole Foods, Kings Supermarket, The Fresh Market, Acme, Pathmark, Publix, Giant Eagle, Shaws Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, Stop n Shop and Shop Rite to name a few.

Daniel has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, Today Show, Access Hollywood LIVE, CBS Local, Fox Businessand has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New York Daily News and more.