Every American kid who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s 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.
Chef Boyardee was a real dude!
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.
Visit Chef Boyardee
A bronze statue of the good chef’s likeness stands outside of Con Agra Foods in Milton, Pennsylvania.
Visit the statue:
30 Marr St., Milton, PA
First Commercial – 1953
In this YouTube video you can enjoy Hector Boiardi’s lovely lyrical accent as he discusses feeding your family on a budget.
I’m going to be a bit controversial here but I think Hector was our first celeb sex symbol chef. That accent… [swoon] He’s so persuasive I’m finding myself wanting to feed my family for only 15¢ a meal.