Welcome to Empire Freezing & Drying

Quality products start with good manufacturing and a deep understanding of market trends.

At Empire Freezing & Drying, our mission has always been to provide customers with superior services, which include individual quick freezing (IQF), freeze drying, chocolate enrobing, powder processing, and more. Through our end-to-end solutions, from product conception to packaging, our experts can turn your vision into reality.

Although we officially started in 2018, we provide over 35 years of experience. Since then, we were able to bring customers on board and launch our first in-house brand Käze. We’ve also launched glucose products with large store chains and quadrupled our freeze drying capacity.

Quick Facts About the Company

  • Location: 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility located in Newark, NJ
  • Products: Smoothie chips, ice cream chips, yogurt chips, glucose melts, puree bites, instant coffee, and other innovative products. Our patented technology enables us to transform anything into pellet form — food, beverages, and everything in between.
  • Values: People-oriented, customer-focused, and top quality and continuous innovation.
  • Strengths: Quick turnaround time on research and development (R&D), a highly qualified and experienced team.
  • Certificates: USDA Organic, FDA, SQF, COR, OU Kosher
David Rosenberg

Meet the Founder

David Rosenberg is the founder and CEO of Empire Freezing & Drying. He has a strong background in the production industry, marketing management, business planning, and retail. He graduated from BMG Lakewood.

Our Team

Michael Wilhelm


Michael is well versed production manager with experience in new product development.

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Ricardo Villota


Ricardo is an experienced QA and R&D leader in the consumer goods industry. Ph.D in food engineering from MIT.

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Jing Wu

Business Development

Jing has years of extensive experience in food & private label business. She has a MBA degree from Darden B-School of UVA.

Leah Kushner


Leah oversees bookkeeping, payroll, sourcing, and vendor relationships.

Where to find us

Where the future of freeze drying is met

Let us tell you more about how we can help by reaching us at 973-649-9800 or info@empiredrying.com.