Our Story - Dominex Natural Foods

Our History

Known as the “Eggplant People” Dominex Natural Foods is a leader in helping make traditional eggplant recipes easy to prepare. In addition to our signature frozen Breaded Eggplant Cutlets, the company continues to broaden the use of the enticing purple vegetable (fruit) into great-tasting products. Look for the vegetarian Eggplant Cutlets and Fries along with Dominex’s Vegetarian Meatballs in the frozen aisle.   

The Dominex Natural Foods’ story dates back 30 years, as a category pioneer in the foodservice industry that created the original eggplant cutlet for application to restaurants, pizzerias, sandwich shops and white table cloth establishments.  The company founders recognized the laborious, expensive and time-consuming nature of preparing fresh eggplant in restaurant kitchens, while also understanding the temperamental nature of the beloved purple vegetable when cooking.  From a farm in Florida, the first made-from-scratch Dominex eggplant cutlets were created, utilizing farm fresh eggplants and a signature breading recipe to deliver a robust taste that’s become a staple in restaurant kitchens and homes ever since.

Because of the products’ convenience, ingredients and the use of only the freshest eggplant available, the company began selling to grocery and natural food stores nationwide.   Today, Dominex has expanded its offering to include other meatless items and appetizers, utilizing eggplant as the primary ingredient which it continues to source fresh, year-round.