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Get Advice For Your Thanksgiving Dinner Directly From Chefs At 1-800-TURKEYS

November 13, 2019
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Jennie-O Holiday Turkey
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Jennie-O Holiday Turkey

WILLMAR, Minn., Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennie-O Turkey Store, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, reminds consumers that the 1-800-TURKEYS hotline is the go-to source for all holiday season cooking questions. New this year, Jennie-O is enlisting the help of well-known chefs, social media influencers and bloggers, and a certified master chef to answer consumers’ most asked questions about preparing their holiday meal.

Hosts and dinner guests alike are invited to call 1-800-TURKEYS for advice on a variety of topics like techniques for cooking a turkey, wine and drink pairings, leftover recipe inspiration, and – most importantly – what it takes to avoid the most common kitchen disasters that can wreak havoc on Thanksgiving Day. The Minnesota-based, consumer engagement team at Jennie-O expects to receive more than 10,000 inquiries this month related to Thanksgiving turkeys.

“This is the 12th straight year that Jennie-O has a hotline for consumers to help ease the stress and anxiety often associated with holiday hosting,” said Nicole Behne, vice president of marketing at Jennie-O. “We’re excited to deliver next-level expertise this season through a panel of culinary experts who have achieved success in some of the most stressful restaurant kitchens in the world and who are routinely solving all types of cooking dilemmas.”

From Nov. 21-27, during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, the following chefs and turkey aficionados will be working the 1-800-TURKEYS hotline:

In addition to the 1-800-TURKEYS hotline, available from now through Dec. 1, consumers have the ability to ask their turkey prep questions via live chat at the JENNIE-O® brand website, and even track their fresh or frozen JENNIE-O® whole turkey back to its originating farm through the JENNIE-O® Turkey Tracker. From calculators that tell the host how much turkey to buy, to full menus for Thanksgiving dinner and inspiring suggestions for preparing tasty leftovers, Jennie-O offers easy solutions for any holiday meal.

For more information about all JENNIE-O® turkey products, including recipes, nutritional information and where to buy, visit jennieo.com or follow the brand on social media at Facebook.com/JennieoTurkey, Instagram.com/jennieo and Twitter.com/Jennieo.


Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc., based in Willmar, Minn., is one of the largest and most beloved turkey brands in the world. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), Jennie-O Turkey Store offers an array of more than 1,500 high quality fresh, frozen, refrigerated and deli turkey products that are distributed throughout the United States and 27 countries worldwide. Jennieo.com


Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

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