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In 1961, Nebraska Governor Frank B. Morrison sent Table Supply Meat Company steaks to all U.S. Governors and President Kennedy. Shortly thereafter, a team of cooks that included Chef Edmond C. Kaspar, Executive Chef of the Baker Hotel in Dallas, Texas, was sent to Frankfurt, Germany to represent America in the Culinary Olympics. The Table Supply Meat Company was proud to supply aged prime ribs of beef to the American culinary team. When the dish featuring Omaha roast beef was credited with winning the Grand Gold Prize, Table Supply was placed on the international culinary map.
International interest in Table Supply's gourmet beef expanded as far as the dinner tables of foreign rulers and dignitaries. In March of 1963, upon hearing that Frontier Airlines was involved in an exchange program with Scandinavian Airlines Systems, gift boxes of Nebraska's best grain-fed beef steaks were sent to the rulers of three Scandinavian countries. In later years, orders were sent to places such as the White House, the Pentagon and Air Force One for the enjoyment of American presidents, visiting foreign diplomats and kings.
Growth continued, spurred primarily by expansion of consumer business. More production space was needed, so in 1966 Table Supply Meat Company built a new plant and headquarters in Omaha. With the opening of the new facility, the company changed its name to Omaha Steaks International. The new, much bigger plant provided for larger beef breaking, order processing and freezing facilities.
The company's efficiency and success was renowned in the industry, and meat purveyors from around the world came to Omaha to observe Omaha Steaks' facilities. Throughout the 1960's, groups from Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and France came to tour the plant and office facilities. In March of 1960, despite the Cold War, a group of seven Russian meat-packing experts made the trip to Omaha and spent four days touring our operation. They said that Omaha Steaks were "the best they ever tasted!"