At De Luca Fine Foods, we are constantly on the search for new products to offer to our customers. Recently, we have added more lasagna to our list. Mushroom and Sausage, Butter Chicken, Seafood and Lobster. Our goal is continue offering the finest lasagna this side of the border and if you have any suggestions on what you would like us to make, simply send us an e-mail. You speak and we listen
Since September 05, when Dal at Rockland Variety took the decision to become a full fledged Authorized De Luca Fine Foods Distributor, he has stuck to his promise. The De Luca line at Rockland has become a major presence amongst what used to be a large Variety Store filled with all kinds of items; from cold beverages, to cigarettes and lotto tickets.
Dal has seen a rise in De Luca product sales, and decided that the way of the future is to jump on board in the early stages of De Luca's expansion year. He is a hard working man and will do very well with the De Luca line. There has been discussion of a possible De Luca Store within his Variety store giving it the look of a true De Luca presence. Freezers filled with the entire food line, giving De Luca clients a full selection to chose from.
We at De Luca are very proud of our new Associate and will continue to work together with Dal and his team to expand our presence in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. Club Azzurri is just around the corner from Rockland and it's members visit Dal on a regular basis. Given the fact that Dal speaks Italian fluently, it makes shopping at his store much easier for the Azzurri Club members. Now, they will be able to stop by Rockland and grab a Lasagna or a Pasta Fagioli soup on their way home.
We urge all of our out of city clients to stop by and say hello to Dal. He will be more than happy to show you around and tell you how proud he is to be associated with De Luca Fine Foods.
De Luca Fine Foods is proud to announce the commissioning of a local Design Studio to work with in developing the image for our "Branding" design. Joseph Comazzolo of A.O.C.A., R.G.D. ADF Design Group will be working together with De Luca Fine Foods to revamp our image and bring it to a higher level after 12 years of existence. The reason for the re-design is to create a packaging system that will adapt itself to other areas and countries that are not familiar with the food quality that we produce. A corporation has to always remain in the forefront and Joseph Comazzolo in my opinion is a very talented individual and I am honored to have created this association. The new design lends itself more to branding on a larger scale.
Today, De Luca Fine Foods played host to a family that is visiting relatives in Port Colborne, from Venezuela. The Schettino Goncalves family originates from Venezuela but their origins go back to Italy.
It was an immense pleasure to have them dine with us today and allow them to try some of the delicious Italian foods that reminded them of back home. They savoured everthing that the chefs put together for them and ended it all with some real espresso coffee. That is one thing that foreigners find different here in Canada. Back home, when coffee is offered it is in a demi tasse and a single shot most of the time. They are not used to the small, medium, large and extra-large portions served by some of the local coffee establishments.
They told us that our hospitality touched them deeply and that if we should ever visit Venezuela, they would appreciate the opportunity to repay us with their hospitality. Who knows, it could be time to go on a vacation. Lol.
The man responsible for taking the picture that has circulated the world, (seated centre) and created the Logo for De Luca Fine Foods returns to Canada for the third time.
My cousin and one of De Luca's biggest fans comes back to Canada to see what progress has been made since he has been here last. He will find many changes that occurred in the last several years as De Luca Fine Foods has aggressively expanded since his last visit.
We are all very happy to have him here once again.
Ti aspetiamo con anzia Cristiano!
As school re-opens in two days, students prepare themselves for another year of hard work and studying. For some University students in the Kitchener and London area, there is one thing less that they will have to concern themselves with is the preparation of meals that will sustain them during those long hours in class and study time in the evening. They will no longer have to rely on the "famous" mac n' cheese that so many of us used to consume while in University and away from mom's good old fashion cooking.
De Luca will be putting a line of 8 items in freezers located in several student housing buildings in the above mentioned areas. As time progresses, we will expand the student housing area to include Toronto, Hamilton and St. Catharines.
A parent's major concern aside from grades while their offspring is so far away is: my son or daughter eating healthy. With De Luca Fine Foods, they will be eating what so many Italian sons and daughters grew up on. Basic healthy foods without the use of "PRESERVATIVES". We have undertaken a great responsibility, but our reputation over the last 12 years will assure those parents that the food their children are consuming is amongst the best in this province.
The product line will consist of approximately eight items for starters and eventually we will be adding more if the requests are there. The students will be able to consume homestyle chicken soup for those days when they are feeling a little under the weather, lasagna, egg pasta with meatballs or chicken parmigiana for their protein and carbs. Marinara sauce for those who are wanting to periodically cook their own pasta. The calzones, breakfast burritos and personal size pizzas for those late study nights that a trip to a local pizzeria isn't possible. And the garlic bread will be there to snack on when studying hits the wee hours of the night.
Rockland Variety becomes an official De Luca Fine Foods Distributor for the Hamilton and surrounding area as of September 05, 2015.
Almost seven years ago, De Luca Fine Foods opened a retail store in Hamilton, ON but under the name of Warehouse Foods. The location only remained opened for approximately six months due to a shortage of parking space in the plaza. A Corporate decision was made and the store was closed. A variety store in the same plaza took on some of our products to retail since a small clientele had been created during our stay in the city. Since the name in Hamilton was not well established, the owner of Rockland Variety decided to carry a limited selection of the De Luca Line and see how it would go. For the last seven years, Rockland Variety slowly created a customer base for the product in the Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Oakville and Toronto GTA area. Due to a lack of freezer space, Rockland was not able to carry most of the De Luca line and that limited the sales growth of our product to our customer in the area. A double door freezer was placed in the store and now the full line is available to De Luca customers
Rockland Variety is located at the corner of Rymal Road, East and Rockland Avenue in Hamilton on the mountain. They are open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm seven days a week. The store is owned and operated by Dal and his wife Bal. They are very knowledgeable in the product line and will offer the same service that made De Luca Fine Foods a household name in many parts of Ontario. We welcome Rockland Variety to our team of distributors.
The man who was once a Pizza Legend in our City is being honored by De Luca Fine Foods which has begun making a Pizza so similar to the once called "Joey's" that Joey himself would have a hard time telling it apart. The visual similarities coupled with that mild semi sweet sauce that he used to top his pizzas makes this "Tribute Pizza" an exact replica of many years ago.
People have missed eating those 16" pies that were stacked in columns on the pizza ovens when you went inside to pick up your order. The overall smell that fills the room is so much like those Friday nights when everyone craved a Joey's Pie and went to his Main Street location. As you stood in line patiently to finally reach the counter, you couldn't help but salivate a little thinking of getting home and sharing this work of art with your family or friends.
We hope that we can re-create that special time in all of our lives when eating a simple product like a pizza could make us very happy. Bringing back those special memories that sharing a Joey's treasure with our family is what we hope hope to accomplish with our "Just Like Joey's" Pizza.
Almost twelve years ago, the idea of producing gourmet Italian entrees for people to purchase, heat in the oven and then serve to their families was simply a dream of Mario De Luca. Today it has become more than a reality but a way of life for those who shop at his establishment.
The clientele has grown province wide and beyond to even some areas in the US. People have been making the weekly journey to Port Colborne to purchase an assortment of delightful creations that begin in the kitchen and end up on display in freezers at the De Luca Fine Foods retail store on Prosperity.
Due to the successful growth of the company, there has been a constant discussion on how to make the product more readily available to existing and potentially new customers. In essence, how would the future growth of the company be developed so that De Luca could become a household name. The answer was evident; take the product to the people. Make service the primary mandate.
Many years ago, the milkman used to religiously deliver his product to your doorstep. You did not need to leave your household to go shopping for his product, but rather he brought it to you on a regular basis. We at De Luca Fine Foods have decided to bring back this concept but in a more modern environment. You access our web page from your home, you place your order online and on a specified delivery date your De Luca Fine Foods product is delivered to your doorstep in a newly acquired Refrigerated vehicle.
E-commerce is upon us and here to stay. Millions of products are shipped daily from warehouses throughout North America to your doorstep. De Luca Fine Foods has now made purchasing their products much easier so that more people can enjoy the delightful foods that we produce.
Frozen doesn't have to be ordinary.
Our new slogan says it all. Frozen really doesn't have to be ordinary. Great food starts with great ingredients. At De Luca Fine Foods we have made it our mission to always source the highest quality ingredients, meats and produce available. It is through the integration of these ingredients that our products come to life. Even though ultimately our food is destined to become frozen, it is not frozen food. That may be a bit confusing, but the truth is our food is closer in quality to a meal at an expensive Italian restaurant then it is freezer food at your local grocer.
The De Luca Difference
Traditional or you could say non traditional since large frozen food producers are anything but traditional. These companies focus on producing frozen food as cheaply and quickly as possible to maximize making profits for their company. You could almost say they are in the profit business and not the food business at all. At De Luca we take a different approach. We are more in the passion business and we just happen to make handmade food with that passion at a reasonable price to feed your growing family. Thats right handmade Instead of buying automation machines that stamp out food, we train people how to produce our products using nothing but their hands the way food is supposed to be made. We make the food your nonna made, using the same techniques she did to feed you and your family.