About Us

Dedicated to Our Customers Since 1978

Our History

We are part of a family owned business under the umbrella of the Grober Group of Companies that celebrates over 40 years of manufacturing excellence in Canada. In 1974, our founder, Jerry Bartelse, moved from the Netherlands to start Grober Nutrition based out of Cambridge, Ontario. In 1978, Jerry started Delft Blue Foods. He was inspired by a name that reflects exceptional quality — just like the world famous porcelain made in the city of Delft, Holland. Our Cambridge-based facility delivers on the highest standards of quality and precision for our entire line of products and services. With our core values anchored in the tenants of innovation, quality, and customer service, we help our customers steadily find new levels of growth and sustainable success.

Our Growth

As consumer demands change, our ability to nimbly adapt to product and packaging requests ensures we continue to deliver exceptional high quality value in a timely and efficient manner.

Our Vision

Our goal is to continuously provide the best tasting, highest quality meat and non-meat protein products while offering our clients consistently exceptional service at highly competitive prices.

Who We Are

We are staffed with highly qualified and dedicated teams — many with several years of industry experience and a consistent passion for quality, food safety, and delivering outstanding results.

Meet the

Delft Blue Foods Management Team

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Jim Carnahan

Plant Manager


Bringing 15 years food industry experience with him, Jim joined Delft Blue Foods in 2012. He remains steadfastly committed to manufacturing quality products efficiently and cost effectively. “At Delft Blue Foods, we believe that success comes not from one individual, but from the efforts of the entire team. With this philosophy embedded in our culture, each team member plays a vital role and is held to the highest standards. As a result, success belongs to everyone!”

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Laura Labour

Quality Assurance Manager


Laura joined the Quality Assurance Team at Delft Blue Foods in 2006. In that role, she gained essential experience as a Laboratory Technician and HACCP Coordinator, before taking on the position of Quality Assurance Manager. Her main goal is to provide the tools necessary to inspire and educate her team thereby creating an environment anchored in food safety and quality. “I enjoy working with the Delft Blue Food team and constantly improving our systems to provide safe, wholesome food for our customers.”

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Kim Chaves

Production and Manufacturing Solutions Coordinator


Kim Chaves joined Delft Blue Foods in 1997. She initially worked in the the Case Ready department when it was first introduced. In the 15 years Kim was in the role of Case Ready Supervisor, she helped customers launch many new products. She brings a great deal of experience and creativity to her current role as Production and Manufacturing Solutions Coordinator. “I look forward to many diverse opportunities to partner with existing and new customers.”

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Jaime Ward

Sales Manager


In 2015, Jaime joined the Delft Blue Foods team with extensive experience in the food industry and a particular specialization in retail sales. His industry knowledge facilitates his ability to quickly understand unique customer needs. His passion, motivation and integrity allow his to provide our vendor partners with a value proposition that provides a competitive marketplace edge.

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Rick Rochon

Sales Manager


Bringing extensive food industry experience with him, Rick joined Delft Blue Foods in 2015. With a background in vendor and distributor relationships, Rick has a deep understanding of the specific challenges customers face. Rick believes in listening for understanding and working toward solutions through a highly collaborative approach thereby enabling him to consistently deliver exceptional results for his customers.

Jim Carnahan

Jim Carnahan bio photo

Jim Carnahan

Plant Manager


Bringing 15 years food industry experience with him, Jim joined Delft Blue Foods in 2012. He remains steadfastly committed to manufacturing quality products efficiently and cost effectively. “At Delft Blue Foods, we believe that success comes not from one individual, but from the efforts of the entire team. With this philosophy embedded in our culture, each team member plays a vital role and is held to the highest standards. As a result, success belongs to everyone!”

Laura Labour

Laura Labour bio photo

Laura Labour

Quality Assurance Manager


Laura joined the Quality Assurance Team at Delft Blue Foods in 2006. In that role, she gained essential experience as a Laboratory Technician and HACCP Coordinator, before taking on the position of Quality Assurance Manager. Her main goal is to provide the tools necessary to inspire and educate her team thereby creating an environment anchored in food safety and quality. “I enjoy working with the Delft Blue Food team and constantly improving our systems to provide safe, wholesome food for our customers.”

Kim Chaves

Kim Chaves bio photo

Kim Chaves

Production and Manufacturing Solutions Coordinator


Kim Chaves joined Delft Blue Foods in 1997. She initially worked in the the Case Ready department when it was first introduced. In the 15 years Kim was in the role of Case Ready Supervisor, she helped customers launch many new products. She brings a great deal of experience and creativity to her current role as Production and Manufacturing Solutions Coordinator. “I look forward to many diverse opportunities to partner with existing and new customers.”

Jaime Ward

Jaime Ward bio photo

Jaime Ward

Sales Manager


In 2015, Jaime joined the Delft Blue Foods team with extensive experience in the food industry and a particular specialization in retail sales. His industry knowledge facilitates his ability to quickly understand unique customer needs. His passion, motivation and integrity allow his to provide our vendor partners with a value proposition that provides a competitive marketplace edge.

Rick Rochon

Rick Rochon bio photo

Rick Rochon

Sales Manager


Bringing extensive food industry experience with him, Rick joined Delft Blue Foods in 2015. With a background in vendor and distributor relationships, Rick has a deep understanding of the specific challenges customers face. Rick believes in listening for understanding and working toward solutions through a highly collaborative approach thereby enabling him to consistently deliver exceptional results for his customers.