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Meet Alfredo

Chef Alfredo Napolitano, President of Aliments O’Sole Mio, is above all the executive chef of the company...

History - Meet The Family

Opening of Casa Napoli restaurant in Montreal's Little Italy. The restaurant is known for the quality and authenticity of its cuisine...

Our Quality Control

From preparing the ingredients to making our meals, every step in the production process is meticulously inspected  ...

Join Our Family

We are constantly looking for ambitious people who want to make a direct impact on the realization of our products...

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Meet Alfredo

Chef Alfredo Napolitano, President of Les Aliments O'Sole Mio, is first and foremost THE executive chef of the company.

 

After attending culinary school in Quebec, winning the Dairy Bureau of Canada (now Dairy Farmers of Canada) competition and working as an apprentice at the Château Champlain in Montreal, Chef Alfredo Alfredo went to hone culinary skills under the top chefs chefs of Italy and Switzerland.

 

O'Sole Mio is a family business whose objective is to always provide our customers fresh and tasty products inspired by our Italian heritage. Our mission is to simplify the daily routine by creating products that are ready-to-serve at your table and taste great!  That's why Chef Alfredo selects the source of all his ingredients himself and always develops his recipes without any additives or preservatives.

 

In fact, Alfredo Napolitano has accomplished quite a real feat since he's one of the few entrepreneurs to offer ready-to-serve products created and manufactured in Quebec and using 100% fresh ingredients!

 

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History – Meet The Family

1960
At the age of 21, Giuseppe Napolitano, his wife Rosa and their 6-month-old son, left their native village in the province of Naples, Italy, to start a brand new life in Quebec. Upon his arrival, he quickly joined the Italian restaurant community where he learned English and French.

History – Meet The Family

1961

With their culinary talents and their entrepreneurial flair, they decided to open their first pizzeria under the name O’Sole Mio, on Darlington Street at the corner of Barclay Street. This pizzeria immediately became a must in their neighborhood for a few years.

History – Meet The Family

1963

2 years later, the Napolitano family decided to open a new restaurant, this time on Masson Street. A bigger place, with a complete menu that allows them to share their passion for cooking and their recipes from their country.

History – Meet The Family

1967

It is during this year that the Napolitano family decided to think bigger and open their 3rd restaurant, the Napoli Restaurant on Dorion Street. This step is crucial in the ascension of the achievements of the family, because according to this new challenge, it will allow them to acquire more experience and to realize the ultimate dream of Mr. Napolitano, a few years later.

History – Meet The Family

1969

In 1969, the Napolitano family began the importation of tomatoes from Italy. It became easier to obtain fresh ingredients from their region to which their culture is still attached.

History – Meet The Family

1978

It is in the neighborhood of Montreal’s Little Italy that Mr. Napolitano’s dream of owning an upper class gastronomic restaurant has become a reality. Casa Napoli has become an institution known for the quality and authenticity of its Italian cuisine! It is a must and a destination of choice for Hollywood stars such as Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Christopher Reeve, Danny DeVito and Al Pacino.

Their son Alfredo, who is as actively involved in the success of the restaurant as the other family members, discovered very quickly the same passion as his father for Italian cuisine.

History – Meet The Family

1989

After receiving a special mention in 1988 for his participation in the Grand Prix du Service Alimentaire, Alfredo deepened his knowledge by studying at the Culinary Academy at LaSalle College. His talents were rewarded and he continued to win awards of excellence, including the Dairy Bureau of Canada’s culinary award, against all the Canadian students present at this competition.

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1991

Alfredo hones his culinary skills through various internships with the top chefs from the leading hotels in Switzerland and Italy.

History – Meet The Family

1994

Alfredo becomes the executive chef of the family restaurant Casa Napoli, much to his father’s delight.

That same year, the three brothers Gennaro, Fiore and Alfredo, along with Guiseppe’s brother Luigi, founded O’Sole Mio Inc. It was Alfredo’s turn to realize his dream of commercializing his own products.

History – Meet The Family

1998

For the past 4 years, O’Sole Mio products have been a great success! The Napolitano family seizes this opportunity and starts this year the construction of a 10 000 square feet factory in Boisbriand.

History – Meet The Family

1999

The success of O’Sole Mio products continues to grow. With their efforts, their audacity and their business sense, the products are quickly sold in several banners in Quebec. The Napolitano family is approached and seeing a great opportunity, they develop the restaurant market and several private brands.

History – Meet The Family

2000

Alfredo’s brother Fiore, a finance manager at a major banking institution, brings his expertise to the company. Fiore is now the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the retail, foodservice and private label channels in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Always ready to find new opportunities with major customers, Fiore visits trade shows around the world.

History – Meet The Family

2004

Thanks to their audacity and Fiore’s expertise, O’Sole Mio products began to be exported to the United States and Mexico, where the brand is ranked number 1!

History – Meet The Family

2013

Received the most coveted grand prize of all, the Investment of the Year Grand Prize, in addition to winning the title in the Manufacturing Company of the Year category, for the erection of a new building and the relocation of the company.

 

 

History – Meet The Family

2014

Opening of a 185,000 sq. ft. LEED-certified factory in Boisbriand employing 200 people.

History – Meet The Family

2013
After many efforts to place O’Sole Mio products at the top of the sales list in supermarkets, Fiore Napolitano receives the “Food Export Personality award”!

History – Meet The Family

2018

This vision that was born, that was strategically implemented, is now a success! O’Sole Mio’s fresh, frozen and ready to serve products are available in major retail chains in North America and Mexico.

History – Meet The Family

2021

In an objective to refresh their image, O’Sole decides to make a massive modernization campaign.
The O’Sole Mio logo is simplified, the brand image takes a new turn, all the visuals and packaging of O’Sole Mio are renewed and the approach on the social media is more present in order to propose and maintaining an active presence.

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Our Quality Control

From the preparation of our ingredients to the production of our meals, each steps and stuffing is meticulously inspected and verified to guarantee freshness, accuracy and on-time delivery.

 

In order to guarantee the impeccable quality of our products, our manufacturing operations are strictly managed under HACCP-certified quality controls, and all our products are inspected by Agriculture Canada.

Join Our Family

We are constantly looking for ambitious people who want to make

a direct impact on the realization of our products that we are so proud.

 

See all available job offers to be part of the great O'Sole Mio family!

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Philantropy and collaboration

Over the years, O'Sole Mio has participated in and graciously contributed to various projects in order to help the community. Partly due to our participation, several foundations have been able to raise funds to help students in the community.

It is in this spirit of "giving back" that this value is most meaningful and integral to the O'Sole Mio culture.