Massachusetts-based Kettle Cuisine has acquired specialty soups, sauces and custom foods manufacturer Del Monaco Foods or Morgan Hill, CA.

This transaction represents the second acquisition completed by Kettle Cuisine since being acquired by Kainos Capital in August 2015.

With the acquisition, Kettle Cuisine becomes a  coast to coast fresh soup producer, having two SQF Level 3 certified facilities in Lynn, MA and Morgan Hill.  This national platform enhances the company’s capabilities to national, retail and food service customers.

In a joint statement, Vic and Tony Del Monaco said they are “very pleased and excited about the future growth and development possibilities for our team members and business partners that this partnership will bring us. We believe that Liam McClennon, our new CEO, shares our passion for the food industry and epitomizes the executive leadership we need to lead us collectively toward the founding vision of Del Monaco Foods to be the most trusted food company in the world.”