Cuizina's roots reach back to the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, Washington and the family's first Italian restaurant. Known throughout the city for their specialty, homemade ravioli, the business grew over the next twenty years to include two more restaurants and a sizable take-out clientele.
Two of the owner's younger sons, who had grown up in the restaurant business, realized the need for consistent, high quality pastas in the food service industry. In 1984 they started Cuizina as a USDA authorized manufacturing facility to fill the niche. It quickly became apparent that food service was not the only segment that was looking for high quality, I.Q.F. (individually quick frozen) pastas. The business has since evolved from doing pasta to soups and sauces. Customers include not only restaurants and retailers, but also fresh salad manufacturers, soup manufacturers, industrial uses as well as private label. Over the years, one thing that has not changed at Cuizina is our commitment to quality. As a result, what started out as a plan to service the Pacific Northwest soon expanded to national and international distribution.
About | Commitment to Quality
Great products begin with outstanding ingredients. Each year our buyers search for suppliers with only the best quality products. For example, tomato crops change from year to year, a complete product comparison is required before each year's production and a contract is signed for the coming year. Close work and communication with all of our fresh, frozen and dried ingredient suppliers ensures that we have consistent results from each finished batch. Cuizina's commitment to producing a clean, wholesome, unadulterated product encompasses each person within the company. Our SQF Certification ensures that each person is aware of the importance of his or her personal commitment in making sure this goal is reached with each and every item we produce.