In the name of the entire Produits Alimentaires Berthelet team, it’s with pleasure— and with the interests of consumers, our distribution partners, and our loyal end-users in mind— that we created our brand new website. More efficient, complete and accessible, it offers a detailed menu of our savoir-faire and is intended to open the door to our company. Welcome to our universe!

Since 1960 we have been pioneers in the food industry where, thanks to the close relationships we have developed with our clients, we have evolved and renewed ourselves for more than 50 years in the fields of food services, retail, private labels, and industrials. Our manufacturing plants for dehydrated and liquid products have a large production capacity and are flexible enough to always be able to respond to the varying demands of our clients and to support them in their projects.

Our dedicated multidisciplinary team has won DUNAMIS, DUX and GAÏA awards, testimony to the respect that the food industry holds for Berthelet. Enjoy your visit.


Who we are

Since the founding of our company in 1960 by Donat Berthelet and his wife Léda Berti, Berthelet has been a pioneer in the food industry. Thanks to the relationships we have developed, we constantly evolve by creating products and solutions for our clients in the fields of food services, retail, private labels, and industrials.

After humble beginnings focused mainly on selling products and supplies to butchers, the company incorporated in the early 60s and soon became one of Canada’s most important manufacturers of dehydrated food products.

Several years later, the company, that has always believed in frank and constructive discussions, met with Mr. René Léger, owner of three very successful rotisseries in Montreal operating under the name of St-Hubert Bar-B-Q. This young chain of family restaurants was already growing rapidly and becoming well-known for its TV spots on Saturday night hockey games. But the famous St-Hubert sauce was difficult to prepare and preserve. The Berthelet brothers asked Mr. Léger’s permission to try and match the secret recipe for the sauce— but in dehydrated form. The businessman accepted their proposal.

After a great deal of work and a few failed attempts, they managed to create a dehydrated version of the sauce, on the greatest restaurant success in our history. Far from resting on their laurels, Berthelet decided to go even further and develop a retail version of the famous St-Hubert sauce for Quebec supermarkets. For the first time, families could buy, for the modest sum of 9 cents, a packet of sauce that they could rapidly and easily prepare at home.

This success demonstrated the entrepreneurial spirit of the company which was the first to introduce a restaurant brand in the Quebec retail market. In 1991, the Berthelet et Léger families built a new production facility in Blainville to support the factory in Laval that was running at full capacity. The new company, Berthelet& Léger inc., focused on the retail market and manufactured, among others, products destined for supermarkets as well as the dozens of St-Hubert restaurants in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes.

In 2007, the Berthelet family decided to sell its retail business to the Groupe St-Hubert, in order to devote itself to its core business, the food services industry.

Berthelet has never wished to be the biggest manufacturer, but rather the best manufacturer in its sector. Its reputation has been built on quality, consistency, and good taste, along the unrivalled client service.

These principles guide the company today as it explores new opportunities at home and abroad. 2013 marked the return of the company to the retail sector with Thaï Express brands for the MTY Group and Koolifruits brands that offer innovative products to consumers seeking tasty and healthy products.

Far from forgetting its origins, the company, which occupies a place of pride in Quebec kitchens, doesn’t want to conquer the world, but simply wants to remain the best in its field.


14 / 08 / 2015


We are very pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Serge Racette as Vice-President and General Manager of Produits Alimentaires Berthelet Inc. on June 1, 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor in Administration, Business Relations and Marketing, both awarded by the University of Ottawa.

Serge has extensive experience in the food service industry, having held strategic positions both with wholesalers and retailers, including Metro, Provigo and the SAQ, and with manufacturers, including Lassonde Industries and Plaisirs Glacés.

His experiences gained in marketing and business development and operations make him a considerable asset to our company. Generally recognized as a rigorous, positive and energetic manager focused on obtaining results, it is his human values and respect for others which really distinguish him.

We also want to take this opportunity to announce that Mr. Alain Breault is due to retire shortly. Alain has been a key player in the success of Berthelet throughout his nearly 10 years within the company, first as Vice-President of Finance, then as Vice-President and General Manager. We would like to sincerely thank him for his vast contribution, loyalty and unwavering commitment.

2 / 04 / 2015


Produits Alimentaires Berthelet Inc. was delighted to present the finals of the Nappe Blanche Culinary Challenge on March 23, 2015.

The competition was aimed at culinary schools in Quebec. To qualify, participants vied to create the best sauce prepared using our Nappe Blanche demi-glace sauce mix, and serve it appetisingly with a meat of their choice. Three teams made it to the finals from several participating schools throughout the province.

The six winners shared a prize of $2,500 and each received a Santelli brand knife worth $60. The two first place winners also won the official Nappe Blanche Culinary Challenge jacket.

Congratulations to the winners!

Sign up now for the next edition: 2016 Nappe Blanche Culinary Challenge by contacting Marie-Josée Lévesque by e-mail:

We are delighted to announce the happy winners of the 2015 Nappe Blanche Culinary Challenge

1st prize: Brome-Missisquoi Vocational Training School, Cowansville
Caroline and Jonathan Bowering
2nd prize: André-Morissette Vocational Training School, Plessisville
Angie Bellavance and Emmanuelle Perreault
3rd prize: Marie-Rivier Vocational Training School, Drummondville
Sabrina Giroux and Annie Gosselin

Photo des gagnants défis nappe blancheDeuxième place défi nappe blancehe
troisième placeCulinary Challenge first prize winners Caroline and Jonathan Bowering, second place winners Angie Bellavance and Emmanuelle Perreault, and Sabrina Giroux and Annie Gosselin, who came in third place.

All of the winners are pictured with Mr. Alain Breault, General Manager, and Mr. Yves Moscato, Executive Chef of Produits Alimentaires Berthelet.


27 / 03 / 2015


Offering unbeatable customer service, Shirley Dion supervises a motivated and passionate team.

Shirley has 25 years of customer service experience, the last eight of which have been working for Berthelet Food Products. She shares her passion and knowledge with her team to offer the support needed to respond to the numerous enquiries they receive.

Whether you need to place an order, ask for a data sheet, obtain further information on our products or make any other enquiry, the customer services team is here to help you.

If you speak to Shirley, you will find her organised and dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.



16 / 12 / 2014


We are pleased to announce the happy winners of the contest.

The first prize of $2,500 in Visa gift cards was won by Ms. Lucie Beauparlant of Résidence Lafond in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, QC.

Ms. Lucie Beauparlant, winner of the 2014 Newsletter Contest, with Mr. Alain Breault, Executive Director of Berthelet Food Products.

The three second prizes, iPad Airs, were awarded to: Ms. Pam Cranfield of Renfrew Victoria Hospital in Renfrew, ON, Mr. Jessy Martineau of the L’Invernois sugar shack in Invernes, QC, and Ms. Nadia Bernier of CPE La Petite École Childcare Centre in Daveluyville, QC.

We wish to thank all the participants and invite you to keep up with company news and promotions through our website and newsletter.

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Are you up for a challenge? Join our team.

Produits Alimentaires Berthelet is a family-owned business. This notion is part of our DNA and we consider our employees as being part of a big family.

This is the spirit that has guided us for more than 50 years in how we deal with distributors, operators, chefs and food services managers as well as the retail market in the eastern part of the country.

If you want to join a team of dynamic professionals who are always ready to listen and are, quite frankly, different, then we invite you apply.