June 19, 2008

Monterey Gourmet Foods Announces 2008 Shareholder Meeting

Monterey Gourmet Foods (NASDAQ: PSTA), a manufacturer and marketer of fresh gourmet refrigerated food products, will host its 2008 Annual Shareholder Meeting on Friday, June 27, 2008, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon Pacific Time at the Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay located in Seaside, CA at 1441 Canyon Del Rey. In addition to the company's President/CEO Eric Eddings and CFO Scott Wheeler, speakers will include other members of the executive management team. After the meeting, Monterey will offer attendees the opportunity to sample its innovative food products.

For additional information about attending this event, please contact Janie Sheridan at 253-867-0573 or [email protected]

About Monterey Gourmet Foods (NASDAQ: PSTA)

Monterey Gourmet Foods manufactures USDA inspected, fresh gourmet refrigerated food products at its integrated 133,000 square foot corporate headquarters, distribution, and manufacturing facilities in Salinas (Monterey County), CA; Seattle, WA; and Eugene, OR. Monterey Gourmet Foods has national distribution of its products, which are sold under the brands Monterey Pasta, CIBO Naturals, Emerald Valley Kitchen, Sonoma Cheese and Casual Gourmet in more than 10,000 retail and club stores throughout the United States and selected regions of Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. For more information about Monterey Gourmet Foods, visit www.MontereyGourmetFoods.com.

 Company Contacts: Monterey Gourmet Foods Eric Eddings Chief Executive Officer Email Contact  Scott Wheeler Chief Financial Officer Email Contact (206) 622-1016  Investor Relations Contacts: Lippert / Heilshorn & Associates Kirsten Chapman Email Contact  Christiane Pelz Email Contact (415) 433-3777  

SOURCE: Monterey Gourmet Foods