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The Finest Natural & Organic Sauces & Dressings

For more than half a century, Chelten House Products has prepared premier salad dressings and sauces. Manufactured and sold under the Chelten House, Marinade Bay and Simply Natural brands, as well as private label, we are dedicated to bringing consumers "Only the Finest," freshest and liveliest tasting products. From our kitchens in southern New Jersey, we use the finest quality natural and organic ingredients in the products we produce.

Our expansive array of products includes:

Salad Dressings, Sauces & Marinades, Salsas, Pasta Sauces, Ketchup & Mustards

Our expertise encompasses:

Natural & Organic; Ethnic, including Asian, Mexican, Italian & Mediterranean; Kosher Approved

Company Profile

Chelten House Products, Inc., now in its fourth generation of industry leadership, has been developing premium products for food purveyors and marketing companies for more than 40 years. From our 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Bridgeport, New Jersey, we create, pack and ship high-quality food items worldwide.

Pledge of Quality Assurance

Chelten House is committed to creating and manufacturing the finest tasting sauces and dressings using the highest standards of Quality and Safety with the sole purpose of serving our customers with products that provide a value. We are certified by S.Q.F. -Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF 2000 - Level 3) as part of the Global Food Safety Initiative. We have implemented and maintain a H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) based program for Food Safety and Food Quality. Our commitment to these programs reflects our dedication to manufacturing at the highest standards.

Rely on Us...Creative Recipes for a Wide Range of Products.

We are committed to producing "Only the Finest" using the freshest ingredients, our recipe expertise, and manufacturing in small batches for quality control. We take no shortcuts in preparing foods for your customers.

A History of... "Only the Finest"

In the mid 1940s, an enterprising young Philadelphian named Martin Dabrow became America's very first importer and distributor of high quality foods sold directly to supermarkets.

By the 1950s, Martin was still importing some products, but he began using local manufacturers to produce some dressings and sauces here in America. A real stickler for quality, Martin kept a watchful eye on their kitchens. He soon concluded he could make the products even better if he made them himself. So, in 1965, Martin used his life savings to purchase a food plant in Philadelphia. He named it "Chelten House" in honor of a handsome home he admired in his childhood neighborhood.

Martin's reputation for quality spread quickly. Before long, hundreds of supermarkets and restaurants were asking him to manufacture sauces and salad dressings they could use and sell under their own name. It wasn't long before Chelten House had outgrown its Philadelphia location and moved to a new, larger facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Under Martin's son, Alan Dabrow, the new manufacturing company became even more successful. So much so that, in 1979, Chelten House ceased all importing to focus solely on manufacturing its own food products. The mission statement "Only the Finest" never changed and the company's thrust into upscale dressings, sauces and marinades continued.

The third generation had now joined the business by the early 1980s. Again, the need to expand presented Chelten House with the opportunity to build a larger, more modern facility. In 1987, Chelten House initiated production in its current plant in the rural Jersey farmlands. Alan and his son Steve designed the new facility to maintain its emphasis on small batches, which enabled our products to retain that "homemade" flavor and texture. Years later, a redesign of the processing area, incorporating the newest technology including computerized batch making system, helps keep Chelten House out in front of the competition.

In the early 1990s, Steve steered the company into the all-natural and organic arena. Chelten House scoured the country to find vendors who could supply them with certified organic ingredients needed to create great tasting products.

From that point, the decision was made to work closely with the retailers in the United States to develop their own private label programs. Today we produce products for a number of the retailers in the United States - creating and producing many all natural and organic pasta sauces, salad dressings, salsas, ketchup and varied sauces for these companies. Meanwhile, Chelten House continues to market its own organic brand Simply Natural in Canada. Simply Natural is the number one brand of organic pasta sauce, salsa and salad dressings in Canada.

The last 10 years has seen the company grow from 35,000 square feet to 150,000 sq.feet of manufacturing and warehousing space. It has tripled its research and development space by adding a full blown industrial kitchen. The addition of a full time chef who works hand in hand with the research team is leading to new and exciting products, which our customers are taking advantage of.

A fourth generation has now joined the business, Steven's son Jason, as Chelten House continues to look to the future in being a leader in the organic and premium segments.
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Chelten House Products, Inc., 607 Heron Dr., Bridgeport, NJ 08014
phone 856 467-1600