A statue of Chef Boyardee was raised right outside the entrance to the ConAgra factory in Milton, Penn., this week. The statue celebrates 75 years of Chef Boyardee products being made in Milton.
Chef Ettore "Hector" Boiardi is the man represented by the statue, a man whose face many will recognize from the red cans Chef Boyardee pasta they grew up with.
"He was a chef who, at a young age, was known all over the world. He was that good," Paul Boiardi, the famous chef’s nephew, said in a video by local news channel WNEP. Boiardi also said that he was very emotional to see that his uncle, erected as a statue, "will never be forgotten."
ConAgra employees rolled away an enormous mock can of Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs to reveal the statue concealed behind it. An official can be heard saying, "And there he is!" as the can rolls away. "Welcome home, chef. Welcome home."
Watch the video of the statue's unveiling below.