From the age of 19, Mario began learning the craft of butchery from his older brother, Pio, who at the time had his own butcher shop in Woodbridge, ON. Pio was a master butcher who taught Mario everything he knows.
In 1992, Mario started The Food Plus Company as a side business while still working for Pio full-time, with the dream of someday having his own full-time butchery business. Throughout the 1990s, The Food Plus Company continued to grow more sustainable as a full-time, viable business. After his brother retired, Mario felt it was time to take The Food Plus Company to its full potential and go out on his own.
In 2003, Mario officially opened his own bricks-and-mortar butcher shop in Pickering, ON, retaining The Food Plus Company name and brand. With his wife and kids by his side, it has remained a family-run business for over 25 years.
Presently, Mario’s middle child, David, continues to have a major role in the running of the business day-to-day. His fabulous wife Filomena handles the daily office duties that come with running a family business. His two other children have pursued careers outside butchery, however all of Mario’s children, his son-in-law, daughters-in-laws and grandchildren can often be found still helping out at The Food Plus Company from time to time!
Quality, Expertise, Mouth- Watering Goodness
We accept Debit, Cash, Mastercard, Visa and Food Plus Gift Certificates.
We offer them in $25, $50 and $100 amounts.
They must be purchased and redeemed in-store.
How Does Ordering Work?
You can place your entire order online, and pick it up when its ready.
Directions From 401
- Exit at Brock Road in Pickering.
- At Clements Road (second set of lights) make a Left.
- Go over the train tracks and make a Right into your first available driveway.
- The building address is 1885 Clements Road and we are in Unit 237.
Do You Take Walk-Ins?
You can also just come in and we will serve you right away. The usual wait time is around 10-15 minutes for walk-ins depending on the size of the order and how busy we are at that moment. If you choose to call ahead and give us an approximate time that you will be here, we will have it ready for you. You can even submit an order through this website. Check out our complete price list by clicking on the Products link.
“the best quality meats anywhere in the GTA“
Always VERY satisfied with everything that I buy. Definitely will continue to shop at Food Plus. The dinners always get rave reviews. A pleasure using your meat, chicken. Great quality food.
I don’t buy any meat at all from any of the supermarket stores, since discovering Food Plus and their Mega Pacs.
The staff is always friendly when I come in to place my order. I shop here when I’m preparing a family dinner or barbeque because I know that the meat will be perfect. I usually purchase jerk burgers, souvlaki and chicken.
M-F: 7am - 4pm
Sat: 9:30am - 2pm