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Steve TabriziHistory

We are an organic Thompson Seedless grape grower, packer and handler, who owns and operates two ranches in Madera, Central Valley, California. CCOF officially certified us as organic growers in June 2008. This means that we have farmed our fields without chemicals for at least three years prior to becoming organic certified.
Our venture started in 2005, when Steve N. Tabrizi, President & CEO of Pica Trade Co., Inc., after thirty years of success in conducting his trading business selling to chain food stores and importing merchandise to the USA from all over the world, took on a new challenge: start his own manufacturing project.   
Steve acquired the first California Gourmet, Inc. Ranch in Madera, California Central Valley. The second ranch joined the ranks a few months later. Steve's background in engineering helped him master the fascinating yet challenging field of grape and raisin production, for which the Fresno-Madera area is world-known. 2006 saw the first big success of Steve's new enterprise: the first crop of organic in transition, Thompson Seedless raisins. 2008 brought another success: the organic certification of ranch #1 through CCOF, followed by Ranch #2 in June 2009.

Mission

California Gourmet Inc. is concerned with promoting a healthy lifestyle when it comes to foods. We want to bring to your family and business a variety of natural, and whenever possible organic, food products, locally grown. California Central Valley offers the best climate and natural conditions for growing delicious fruits and vegetables. Our passion and commitment do the rest.
California Gourmet Inc. believes that the success of its organization depends not only on environmental factors, but especially on human ones. The mutual commitment and fairness in the relationship between employer and employees is the cornerstone of the success and constant growth of California Gourmet Inc. Fair wages, health benefits and, above all, recognition and appreciation of each person and their contribution to the success and growth of our Company are highlights of this relationship.