In 1991, the world was still connected through individuals and relationships. Smart phones were more than a decade away, and smart people could still make something new that wouldn’t go out of style two weeks later. It was then that John Zofchak, our founder, had an idea: to begin manufacturing salads at New Market Square in Boston.
The name Boston Salads & Prepared Foods said it all, and as the company blossomed in the years that followed, the business earned an exceptional reputation for quality and a budding partnership as master distributor of Dietz & Watson Premium Meats & Cheeses in New England. In the shadow of the new millennium, Boston Salads relocated to a new, 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility – not far from where it began a decade earlier.
In the last few years, Boston Salads & Prepared Foods has undergone remarkable growth, introducing new production lines for chilled and hot meals, acquiring an additional warehouse facility, expanding product offerings with grain salads and pre-pack options and widening distribution as far west as Ohio and down south to Florida.
In 2015, we completed the addition of another 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space, bringing our total plant size to 65,000 square feet.
No small measure of growth by any means, but larger in many ways because it’s been made by hand – an idea, we’re proud to say, that is still as much in style today as it was when we started all those years ago.