Our Family Story
1916: The Midnight Baker
Salvatore Piantedosi, an immigrant from Avellino, Italy, founded the Piantedosi Baking Co., Inc., in 1916 in Massachusetts. Known as the “Midnight Baker” for delivering breads and pasta, anytime day or night, he and his wife Mary worked tirelessly to build an enduring family business, committed to honesty, hard work and a passion for bread. Salvatore was a man who possessed an extraordinary ability to transform dreams into reality.
1930’s: A Commitment to Quality & Tradition
The original bakery was built on Main Street in Everett, Massachusetts, next door to the family’s home. Often Salvatore and Mary would invite the employees, customers, and vendors over for dinner-
1950’s: New England’s Most Modern and Finest Bakery
Time passed, the second generation assumed full time positions within the company and pastries were introduced to the product line. By the mid-
1970’s: It’s all about the bread
As times changed, business continued to flourish, but not ‘across the shelves’. The second generation noted a decline in pastry sales yet fresh bread sales increased. They realized that in order to ensure quality and demand of one line another would have to go. Development for the future became and continues to be the cultivation of the company’s number one best seller; fresh bread products. During the late 1970’s, a bigger facility became essential for the overall growth and success of the company. In an effort to expand, the company transitioned from its original location in Everett and found a new home at a state-
The emergence and demand for frozen foods became part of the American lifestyle in the 1980’s; so once again, Piantedosi’s third generation owners created a niche in this market. They worked tirelessly to introduce the Piantedosi name across the country and have managed to build a national name in the vast, competitive, food service industry. National recognition meant soaring demand. Thus, in order to keep up with the competition and this new found but challenging demand, additional space and experience were needed. In 1995, Piantedosi’s “Specialty Division” was opened. This state-
Change was driven by advanced technology and an awareness of becoming more “eco-
2016: 100 years & Growing Strong
Today, Piantedosi offers its customers “big company” capabilities and innovations with “small company” attention and loyalty! Its’ dignified heritage has been preserved over the years, allowing each new generation an opportunity to develop new dreams, leaving their own mark on a company that values hard work and customer service. 2016 celebrates the centennial anniversary for Piantedosi Baking Company – a history and legacy of which Salvatore and Mary would most be certainly proud! To commemorate this occasion, the family plans to celebrate their milestone by devoting the entire year to honoring their dedicated employees, valued partners and loyal customers.
Piantedosi Baking Company
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Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc.
240 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148-
Toll Free: (800)339-