Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Announces New Senior Management Team

Dana Mondella Bentz, President & CEO, Dominique Mondella, Vice President of Marketing


Dell’s Maraschino Cherries “Cocktail Cherries” Have Been the Signature Ingredient in Cocktails for Over 67 Years!


Dell’s Maraschino Cherries is proud to announce that the company has appointed Dana Mondella Bentz to President & CEO and Dominique Mondella as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Established in 1948, Dell’s Maraschino Cherries have been the signature ingredient in cocktails for restaurants across the United States for the past 67 years. Now women-owned and operated, Dell’s processes upwards of 19 million pounds of cherries a year in their 38,000 square foot SQF state-of-the art facility which is also OU Kosher Certified and Halal Certified located in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York.

Prior to Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, Dana Mondella Bentz was a Finance Operations Senior Administrator at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Banking & Capital Markets division in New York City. Dana will be responsible for Dell’s Maraschino Cherries finances, operations and corporate policies and will work directly with Dell’s lending institutions and external auditors. Bentz earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John’s University graduating Magna cum Laude, and a Master of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University.

"I am very excited to have this opportunity to carry on the tradition of Dell’s Maraschino Cherries. I’m committed to working with our suppliers and partners to drive forward our strategic business priorities to better serve our employees and customers," said Dana Mondella Bentz.

Dominique Mondella was promoted from within the company and will serve as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Dominique will be responsible for the strategic planning for Dell’s sales force and customer service department. Mondella will also work directly with Dell’s Maraschino Cherries national distribution and broker network and outside communication firms. Mondella earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. John’s University.

“I am thrilled to be promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing,” said Dominique Mondella. “My entire career has been at Dell’s and I look forward to expanding and increasing our product distribution and sales in both the retail and foodservice channels.”
Dell’s Maraschino Cherries is the only cherry processor to use a cold process which upholds the integrity of their cherries by preserving their taste, shape, size and weight. Other processors use a hot process, which introduces the syrup at a much quicker rate thus shrinking, shriveling and reducing the taste of their cherries. That’s why Dell’s tag line says it all, “Everything Taste Better with a Dell’s Maraschino Cherry!”

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries offers foodservice operators a variety of different sized cherries with or without stems that include medium, large, extra-large, colossal, crushed or halved. Dell’s Maraschino Cherries has experienced significant growth over the past three years increasing their market share among leading chain restaurants and mainstream supermarkets.

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries is proud to call some of the leading foodservice operators as their clients such as Caesars Entertainment, Carvel, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steak House, TGI Fridays, Steak ‘n Shake, Chick-fil-A and Checkers.

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries manufacturing facility is the most advanced in the industry and is automated by their own designed software to meet today’s manufacturing regulatory demands, quality control and product traceability to ensure years of future growth.

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries sources only the finest cherries from around the world to provide its customers with the best quality and best tasting maraschino cherries. As a women-owned and operated business, we strive to provide our customers with excellent customer service and we promise never to compromise on the quality and safety of our cherries. When you choose Dell’s Maraschino Cherries, you can be rest assured you’re choosing the best!