Who We Are
A History of Quality and Success
It is no coincidence that Plats du Chef was founded by a professional chef. The company was established in Montreal in 1981, with a focus on creating high-quality appetizers for local grocers. The business expanded rapidly and by 1994, it had become a leading international frozen food company offering a wide range of delicious meals, dips, soups and snacks. Today, having earned a reputation as expert manufacturers and innovators, we remain passionate food lovers at heart.
Plats du Chef is owned by C.H. Guenther and Son, a Texas-based manufacturer of a wide variety of products since 1851. We believe creating great food is both an art and a science. Our cutting-edge, 185,000-square-foot manufacturing facilities in Montreal and Toronto have the capabilities to help ensure the success your frozen food business.
We regard our vast range of offerings the way an artist views their palette of colours, creating an extensive portfolio from a spectrum of flavours, aromas and inspirations. Our products include a variety of meals, dips and soups, as well as egg-based favourites, specialty fried snacks and pastry-based appetizers. Prepared and frozen immediately to lock in flavour and freshness, our products are quick and easy to prepare, offering convenient time-saving options for every taste and preference.
Every day, our team creates high-quality, convenient and delicious products by collaborating closely with our suppliers and customers.
We are vigilant about food safety and committed to conducting our business in an ethically and sustainable manner. Our quality approach extends beyond traditional customer requirements, regulatory requirements and international food safety and quality standards such as GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and SQF (Safe Quality Food). Our facilities are SQF certified for food safety and quality and we take pride in ensuring compliance with the most stringent manufacturing, hygiene and sanitation standards at every step of the supply chain (farm to fork).
In addition, our Quality Assurance team works closely with all regulatory agencies, ensuring our facilities are fully compliant with CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requirements.
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We constantly explore new ways to create original products with exquisite taste, top-quality ingredients and flavour inspirations from around the world, while offering outstanding convenience and efficiency. Our vision is to deliver delicious everyday innovation to your customers’ tables.
Our Core Values
From daily operations to our endless quest to create sensational new foods, four core values are at the heart of everything we do:
Great food should be creative, original and exciting, so we continuously push the culinary envelope to dream up innovative, delicious foods.
Ensuring the highest standards of quality and excellence at every stage, from product ideation to market release, is a top priority.
As a frozen food manufacturer that has launched countless profitable partnerships, we are committed to being our customers’ most trusted, reliable and conscientious partner.
Our people are our greatest resource and we take pride in fostering a results-driven team of like-minded professionals who work together closely, communicate openly and bond like a second family.
Plats du Chef is owned by C.H. Guenther & Son LLC. Daily operations are carried out by a team of experienced food- and innovation-focused businesspeople.
C. H. Guenther & Son LLC is a member of Pritzker Private Capital, which partners with middle-market North American leaders in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The company’s capital base allows for sound decision-making, broad flexibility and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneurs and family owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.