American Culinary Solutions

Meet the Team

Since 1997, we’ve been producing award winning dough and dough related products for our Manhattan Pizza concepts in the Mid-Atlantic region. We launched ACS in 2023 so that these products are available to our rapidly growing customer base nationwide. We have a passion for high quality dough products which is why we pride ourselves on manufacturing products that meet your customer demands and exceed industry performance standards.  Located in Northern Virginia, American Culinary Solutions is a family-owned and operated business that strives to assist food service operators by offering fresh-frozen products that not only expedite food processes, but also maintain high standards of quality, taste, and performance.  We place great value on fostering strong customer relationships, and upholding our mission with passion and integrity in all aspects of our business.  We take pride in producing our top-notch goods, and earning and keeping the trust of our customers.


Jack Azar

Jack Azar, CEO and culinary expert, is the Co-Founder of ACS. For over 40 years, he has dedicated his career to the food industry.  His experience as a brand developer, successful restaurant owner/operation and as a Research & Development expert in the food industry bring a sense of production realities and technical savvy to the company.  As the driving force behind Manhattan Pizza award winning dough products, Jack brings a wealth of hands-on practical experience producing huge volumes of award winning dough and dough related products.

Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy, SVP Sales and Business development worked closely with Jack to launch Manhattan Pizza Franchising LLC in 2010 and together with Jack expanded the Manhattan Pizza footprint throughout Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. Andy has over 35 years of sales leadership experience in the technology industry working with large firms such as IBM and HP. Andy has a wealth of sales and business development experience and has been building successful, high performance sales teams since throughout his career.

industry leading food manufacturing

Our philosophy centers on the belief that quality dough forms the cornerstone of excellent food. We take pride in crafting products that fulfill your customers’ expectations and surpass the industry’s benchmarks for performance.


Our facilities are outfitted with the state of the art production equipment which meets all industry cleanliness and safety standards. Our leading edge machinery manufactures a wide variety of product offerings with wholesale, private label and custom formulation capabilities.


Our staff comprises some of the most skilled and experienced bakers in the industry. With years of baking under their belts, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our company. We take pride in their commitment to excellence, as it enables us to create exceptional products that meet and exceed our customers' expectations.


We use a proven, time tested, family recipe. Our products are flash-frozen to ensure dough freshness,performance, texture and flavor to produce a dough product unlike you've used before. No artificial ingredients, preservatives or additives.


ACS is made up of seasoned industry veterans who possess extensive knowledge and years of experience in the pizza industry. With our team's expertise, you can trust that you'll receive the finest dough products that will enhance your business and impress your customers.


Our client relationships are built on trust which is earned over time. That means we place our highest priority on the quality and consistency of the products we deliver.Our food safety procedures, product consistency controls and worker safety standards ensure our products will perform consistently to meet your customer demands.


ACS's dough is crafted with care and precision, using high-quality ingredients and expert techniques to deliver outstanding taste and texture. Our dough is sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your culinary creations, whether you're making sweet or savory dishes.


We understand the uniqueness of our clients requirements and our goal is to create culinary solutions that exceed your customer's expectations. Customer and client satisfaction is our top priority. We understand the value of thriving partnerships and continually strive to find the best solutions for your needs.


American Culinary Solutions (ACS) is continually researching new production methods, products and technologies to continue developing market segments based on consumer demand.

Discover the ACS Creative Difference

We have crafted our product lines to enhance the ‘New-York-made dough’ experience to a whole new level. Our products boast a fresh taste and texture, with double the consistency and productivity. You’ll discover for yourself the efficacy of producing Manhattan treats in an efficient manner.


We are fully equipped to meet your specific needs with services tailored to help you achieve your unique business objectives in a cost-effective and labor-saving manner. ACS offers product development, private label branding, custom formulations and wholesale capabilities. We love what we do and are confident that our expertise can help your business grow more profitably and run more cost efficiently.


Prior to introducing the ACS products at Bear Chase 3 years ago, we offered a limited menu which was not popular with our guests. As a result, many guests stayed less than an hour due to the lack of a quality menu offering. However, once we implemented the ACS menu, we noticed an immediate improvement in overall guest satisfaction. Our guests' visit time almost doubled which meant the average ticket per guest increased significantly.

Chris Suarez, GM Bear Chase Brewing

The Old Farm winery is our newest venue. It opened in the Spring of 2022 and we needed to make a big splash for our grand opening. We introduced ACS's Pizza during our grand opening with great success. The pizza continue to be a big hit with our customers. We have since introduced the pizza on our menu at the Bull Run Winery. We couldn’t be happier with the results.

Dean Gruenburg, GM The Winery at Bull Run