Santa Maria Foods History

genoa-salamiSanta Maria Foods has been delivering great-tasting, authentic Italian foods to North American consumers since 1978. Made according to the highest standards using old-world recipes refined over centuries, our products offer a unique taste experience that can only be achieved through careful mastering, slow aging and use of the best ingredients available. We celebrate the tradition of delicious deli meats and believe in respecting the art of old-world food by combining the finest ingredients, expert knowledge and time-honoured methods that cut no corners.

Santa Maria Foods manufactures and sells over 100 different deli and grocery products with the brand names San Daniele and Mastro. Best known for our exquisite and versatile Prosciutto, Mortadella and Genoa Salami, our brands are market leaders and a favourite of Canadian consumers. Our diverse range of Italian deli meats offers a wide selection of specialties to please your entire family, enhancing every recipe from quick meals to sophisticated gatherings.

Outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, our large Ontario-based processing facilities expertly refine traditional recipes, age deli meats to perfection, and enhance flavour through the use of brick ovens. Our high manufacturing standards adhere strictly to all regulations, respecting Italian tradition without compromising quality. We are thrilled that our customers have made us a leading producer of prosciutto in North America.

Over the past 29 years, Santa Maria has become an industry leader in delivering authentic Italian taste at your table. Thanks to our passion for preserving great taste and old-world tradition, San Daniele and Mastro products are now internationally recognized symbols of delicious taste and superior quality. In January 2007, Santa Maria Foods began a new chapter in its history. Windpoint Partners, in partnership with CEO Fred Jaques, purchased the company with the intent to build on our past success. The company is projecting significant growth and value creation for the future.

Santa Maria’s products are available at major food retailers, including grocery chains, gourmet delis and restaurants across North America, South America and the Caribbean.

Our Values:

Results-Oriented

We take responsibility and deliver on our commitments. We set challenging goals and take satisfaction in delivering the results.

Open, Honest Communication

We believe in the value of sharing our vision, our progress and our passion. We speak our mind in a respectful way.

Teamwork

We recognize the value of diverse opinions and experiences, especially in solving business challenges. We seek to do what is right for the company, not for ourselves.

Commitment to Growth and Improvement

We look for ways to improve and innovate when it comes to both the company and ourselves. We stay true to our old-world authenticity and traditions, but look to the future as well.