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About Us

LEADING DISTRIBUTOR OF HIGH QUALITY IMPORTS - CHOCOLATE, PASTRY AND DESSERT INGREDIENTS
Marque Foods was founded in July of 2000 by Ramon Canova, who had a vision to start a business that put professional chefs first in the distribution chain. Today, Marque Foods is Northern California’s leading distributor of high quality imported chocolate, pastry and dessert ingredients.

SUPPLIER TO TREND-SETTING CHEFS
We are a team of professional chefs who serve our customers with an outstanding selection of specialty ingredients and offer an unparalleled level of technical and sales support. We source products from world class certified manufacturers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We also sell over 1000 different product items, including those of brands such as Dreidoppel, Cacao Barry, Callebaut, PatisFrance, Mona Lisa, Dobla, Boiron, and many more.

EXCLUSIVE IMPORTS
As part of our commitment to offering an exceptional array of specialty ingredients, we are an exclusive provider of select premier imports to the Western United States. Our top-quality imports include flavoring pastes from Dreidoppel, Europe’s premier flavor company. We also offer our trademarked Grand Marque Chocolates and Compound Coatings, as well as a full selection of our private label Grand Marque specialty ingredients.

UNCOMPROMISING COMMITMENT TO PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
We’re committed to keeping our centrally located warehouse fully stocked to ensure timely delivery. With our own fleet of trucks, we deliver directly to our customers in Northern California and serve other areas through common carrier, UPS or our associated network of regional distributors.

RELIABILITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
With over 25 years of distribution management experience, we’ve earned our solid reputation for reliability. To demonstrate this commitment, our order fulfillment rate exceeds 99%. We are experts at handling delicate pastry and dessert ingredients, so your orders arrive in perfect condition.

YOUR MARQUE FOODS TEAM

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Meet the Founder

Ramon Canova

Ramon Canova

Ramon has thrived in the food service industry for over four decades as a Pastry Chef, Executive Chef, Restaurateur, Club Manager and Wholesale Distribution Company Director. He founded Marque Foods in the summer of 2000. 

After college he pursued his passion to become a French chef. “The San Francisco food scene of the 1970s was dominated by classical French restaurants,” he recalled, and he wanted to learn from the best. He moved to France, worked for a series of French food companies and apprenticed in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Alsace and a pastry kitchen near Paris.

Upon returning to San Francisco, he furthered his skills at Le Trianon restaurant under former president Kennedy’s chef Rene Verdon.

With a solid background in French pastry and cuisine, Ramon later became a demonstration chef for a French dessert ingredient manufacturer. For seven years he traveled across North America, training chefs and distributors in French pastry techniques and ingredients.

“For a long time,” he explained, “I wanted to contribute to the quality of American cuisine. Founding Marque Foods allowed me to import the most hard-to-find, high quality pastry and dessert ingredients and provide a reliable source for my fellow chefs.”