It all began in Montreal in 1981 when Chef Michel Lachapelle and his wife Monique founded Plats du Chef. The company specialized in making chef quality appetizers such as Escargots en Brioche for local grocers. Because of the exceptionally high quality of these original products, the Plats du Chef business mushroomed and by 1994 the company was an internationally successful frozen food manufacturer making signature products such as French Onion Soup and Pizzettas, both of which remain best sellers.
Today Plats du Chef operates SQF, level 3 certified production facilities in Montreal and Toronto, producing frozen food products for a number of business channels. Our branded Cuisine Adventures products are sold in Club, Grocery and Mass Market retailers and our private label customer list includes North America’s top tier grocers. Through broadline and specialty distributors, Plats du Chef sells unique foodservice products. And, under contract, we also manufacture products for other CPG companies who want to expand their consumer offerings.
Plats du Chef is owned by C.H. Guenther & Son LLC. Day-to day operations are carried out by a team of experienced, food and innovation focused business people.
C. H. Guenther & Son LLC is a member of Pritzker Private Capital, which partners with middle-market companies based in North America with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s differentiated, long-duration capital base allows for efficient decision-making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with all stakeholders. Pritzker Private Capital builds businesses for the long term and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies. Pritzker Private Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, visit PPCPartners.com.