About

Gourmet Specialty Foods is a USDA Ready-to-Cook manufacturing facility located in Andover, Massachusetts. We pride ourselves on manufacturing quality, fresh made-to-order prepared foods, value-added meats, and home meal solutions. In partnership with our distribution network, Gourmet Specialty Foods services major retail supermarket chains, foodservice distributors, and foodservice operations across the continental United States. We are a meat distributor and food supplier who values your product and your brand, and constantly develops innovative solutions to meet your needs.

What Makes Us Different

At Gourmet Specialty Foods, our mission is to continuously strive for improvement. Our long-term results benefit our customers, our company, and our employees. Working in a caring and friendly atmosphere, we provide the finest quality products, services, and value, surpassing the expectations of our customers.

Commitment To Excellence

We stand behind our products and their quality, and will guarantee that what we present to you is what your store will receive. We don’t cut corners, and we never compromise the integrity of our proteins. We invest in fresh, premium ingredients to deliver a superior product.

Innovation

We are inspired by the seasons, and have the ability to bring new ideas and concepts to the table any time of year. The culinary experts within our company, along with our key partnerships across the county, provide us endless flow of culinary innovation, giving us a competitive advantage.

Unparalleled Service

We pride ourselves on the service you and your team will receive. We take a hands-on approach, and are engaged at every level of the business. Because we are family owned and operated, we value the personal touches that allow us to be responsive, nimble, flexible, and forward thinking.

Family-Centric

We are more than just a food manufacturer. We believe in creating a company with integrity, not only for our customers, but for each of our employees. The high-quality, innovative, and trusted brands you purchase from us are thanks to the hard work of our talented and dedicated team. We recognize and value their contributions, and will always support and nurture them.


Safety / Food Safety

Winchester Farms is a USDA Raw Protein facility located in Andover, MA. We are proud to share high quality, customized products with distributors and retailers across the continental United States. Our premium products are designed with the customer in mind, and you can tailor the product and packaging to meet the needs of your brand. For more than five years, we have served our customers faithfully, meeting their unique needs in all that we do. More than 30 years of experience through our parent company, JAFCO, allows us to be flexible and execute our private label programs. If you're a distributor looking to build your own brand, or a retailer looking for a private brand, call us.


About Our Plant

  • USDA Ready To Cook (Raw) Food Manufacturing facility
  • Located in Andover, Massachusetts for more than 10 years
  • SQF Level 2 Certification
  • HAACP Approved
  • Fresh and Frozen Meat Manufacturing (Beef, Pork, Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Lamb)
  • Onsite Product Development Specialists, Certified Food Scientists, and Certified Chefs

Programs

  • Fresh & Frozen Capabilities
  • Meat Department Retail & Butcher Shop
  • Deli & Foodservice
  • Exact Weight & Catch Weight
  • Custom Development – Concept Driven, Cost Driven, Packaging
  • Seasonal Menu Development
  • Gluten-Free Manufacturing Available
  • ABF, All-Natural, Organic
  • Cook in Tray Programs

Product Development & Innovation

  • We achieve excellence by continuously developing new and exciting products for our customers.
  • Our culinary team, commitment, and passion for food are our strongest assets.
  • We are able to stay ahead of the latest food trends for our retail customers through years of strategic partnerships, including one with our own JAFCO Foods national distribution business.
  • Offering product lines such as meal kits, ready to cook, family style, and other convenience category solutions allows our retailers to provide what customers are currently seeking.
  • Due to our in-house logistics team, we are able to service not only large-scale retailers and foodservice customers, but also each and every end user with whom we do business.

“Great tasting, easy to prepare items. Lots of different options available.”