Kayem Food Inc

By: Bubbajunk.com

Kazimierz Monkiewicz started his pushcart handmade sausage business in 1909; the business emigrated from Poland and settled in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His handmade specialty sausages were delivered fresh to his customers in his horse drawn wagon. Kazimierz and Helen develop the business into a retail store and the next generation refocused it primarily on wholesaling. Kayem manufacture products for the delis and they distribute them. The product line now includes traditional Italian sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, and fresh gourmet chicken sausage. Some of their well known brands include; Genoa Sausage, Triple M Spiral Hams, Kayem Old Tyme Hot Dogs and Al Fresco Chicken Sausage. 
 
The Chelsea plant, with over 500 employees, has grown with the latest addition to over 200,000 square feet. The new addition includes a modern continuous Frankfurt operation.  Additionally to the Chelsea plant, Kayem operates the Genoa Sausage company in Woburn MA, which is the biggest fresh sausage manufacturer in New England. 
 
ISO 9000 is recognized as a strict measure of quality throughout the world. Kayem chose to request ISO 9001 International Standards registration 4 years ago, as it has moved into foreign markets. Adhering to the ISO 9000 standards served as a basis for the company to put its existing quality management system in place and fine-tune it even more to comply with HACCP.
 
Presently, Kayem operates plants with cutting edge technology and stringent USDA & ISO 9000 quality standards but they still retain their old world philosophy and vision. For over 90 years, Kayem is still owned by the same family, still employing many other families for multi-generations, still in its hometown of Chelsea and still manufacturing & delivering freshly made convenient, wholesome and delicious foods to its very valued customers. Some things are too good to change.  

The company mission is to provide people with delicious tasting foods that are carefully prepared and designed to make their daily lives easier. The core value of the company is integrity, honesty, and respect in all relationships, continuous enhancement and hard work. Their commitment is to continually improve their quality systems and products to meet their customer's requirements. All of their employees are trained to understand their Quality System under ISO standards.