Centrally located in the United States, Deli Star is a trusted partner of global food organizations and is revolutionizing the food industry, one collaboration at a time. Founded in 1987 by food scientist Dr. Dan Siegel, Deli Star has earned a solid reputation under two generations of family leadership as not only a leader in techniques, formulas and processes that produce the safest food possible, but also as a science-based culinary-innovation source for its customers and partners. The company’s product offerings include deli meats, rotisserie chicken, seared and sous-vide, clean-label meats, slow-cooked, smoked, braised meats, and sauces. The company takes a collaborative, chef-driven approach to discover and develop new and better ways to produce health, happiness, and the joy of food with a strong focus on food safety, customer service and innovation.


Our History

We have a rich history of innovation and food safety here at Deli Star and we are committed to carrying on the legacy.


Deli Star is founded by Dr. Dan Siegel to provide the world with the safest protein in the industry.


Deli Star moves to former Joe’s Meat Market with a total of 15,000 sqft.


Deli Star develops turkey breast, ham, roast beef, and chicken for sandwich makers.


Dan and Justin Siegel form subsidiary IRAD inc. to post pasteurize raw meat


Justin Siegel joins full-time to help drive business development for deli meats and vacuum packaging technology


Deli Star undergoes steam post-pasteurization (SPP) expansion upgrading the facility to 45,000 sq.ft.


Deli Star expands the facility by 18,000 sq.ft. by adding a large storage warehouse


Deli Star acquires Gaucho Foods.


Deli Star plant expands to 65,000 sq.ft.


Dr. Dan Siegel invents and patents Fresh Case technology and is awarded the Diamond Dupont Award


Dr. Dan Siegel & Justin Siegel receive Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year


Deli Star opens the door of the  St. Louis Innovation Center (SLIC)


Deli Star celebrates 30th anniversary with Fayefest Food and Music Festival


Simple Promise® brand is introduced offering clean label, seared and sous-vide meats 



Deli Star acquires sister company King’s Foods to expand sauce capabilities


The Star expands USDA Facility to 70,000 sq.ft. to  efficiently sear and sous-vide proteins and add smoking capabilities, preparing for the future of food

Associations We Belong To

Research Chefs Association

Institute of Food Technologists

National Restaurant Association

Refrigerated Foods Association

International Dairy Deli Bakery Association