The Man With a Plan for a Can, The Legend – Chef Boyardee

The Man With a Plan for a Can, The Legend – Chef Boyardee

Every American kid who grew up in the 70s and 80s probably had more than their fair share of curious meatlumps and squishy sketties from a can courtesy of this dude. The man with the can – Chef Boyardee.

Most people probably think Chef Boyardee was just a marketing character. But no, Hector Boiardi was a real man with a plan and not just a can. A statue of his likeness stands outside of Con Agra Foods in Milton, Pennsylvania.

Chef Boyardee stands at:
30 Marr St.,
Milton, PA

4 Replies to “The Man With a Plan for a Can, The Legend – Chef Boyardee”

  1. My parents were Old World German immigrants who did not believe in prepackaged meals, especially in a can. My brothers and I were introduced to Chef Boyardee, Swanson’s, et al by friends’ parents. It was a guilty pleasure we did not tell our parents about. Thanks for stirring a long dormant memory. Bob

  2. The only time we got to have canned spaghetti was when we went camping. Later, while doing geology field work, I was introduced to Chef Boyardee spaghetti (without meatballs) cold out of the can. It had to be without meatballs. Just cheese and sauce…

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