People-first. Family-owned.

To discover new and better ways of producing health, happiness, and the joy of food.

The Deli Star Story

Founded in 1987 by Dr. Dan Siegel, Deli Star started with a simple mission: to provide the world with the safest proteins. For nearly 40 years, Deli Star has proudly maintained a zero-recall food safety legacy. In 2003, Justin Siegel, the current CEO, joined the family-owned company and prioritized a “people-first” culture and to strengthen the commitment to providing the world the safest, highest quality proteins.

Through this innovation journey, Justin and Dr. Dan, Deli Star developed multiple unique processes and technologies. Our Fresh Sous Vide and Steam Post-Pasteurization techniques have become industry standards. These methods allow us to offer fresh, never-frozen proteins that are safer, tastier, and have an unparalleled 120-day refrigerated shelf life.

Today, Deli Star operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in St Louis and a Food Discovery Center dedicated to future innovations. Over the years, Deli Star has become the trusted, family-owned protein partner for culinary professionals. We enable chefs, foodservice experts, and large-scale operations to streamline their businesses with our high-quality, ready-to-use proteins. This allows our partners to focus on creating delicious sandwiches, salads, and meals that people love.

We invite others to join our table to create, innovate, and build a more sustainable food future.

Our Culture

At Deli Star, “It’s all about the people” isn’t just a saying—it’s a commitment. We believe everyone belongs, everyone gets a voice, and everyone makes an impact.

Our people are the key ingredient for long-term growth. Our culture gives us the adaptability to thrive in the ever-changing food landscape. Our culture and people are what make Deli Star a special place to work.

Working at Deli Star

As a people-first company, we take compensation and benefits seriously. If you are a regular, full-time employee who works 30 or more hours per week, you are eligible to enroll in Deli Star’s generous benefits on your first day of employment with us.

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Deli Star University

We are committed to continually deepening our knowledge while solidifying our stance as a scientific leader in the food industry.

With Deli Star University (DSU), we support employee development through coaching programs, technical education, leadership training, Personal Growth Plans, book clubs, industry events, and on-the-job learning.

Cultivate People-First Relationships

Care personally, improve dynamics, build partnerships throughout the supply chain, be open and honest, be direct with love, and proactively and effectively communicate.

Build Resilience

Never give up, have grit, manage through a crisis, learn from mistakes, react calmly, and tackle life’s challenges together.

Grow Both Personally and Professionally

Pioneer new products and services, promote well-being, challenge yourself, question often, listen, learn, do something for our community, and have fun!

Craft Your Passion

Truly love what you do, gain industry experience, share your knowledge, be an expert at what you do, leave a legacy, and have pride in your craft.

Own Your Seat at the Table

Own the food you make; be focused, purposeful, systematic, and detailed. Take charge, be practical, and come prepared with solutions.

Our Leadership

Justin Siegel

Justin Siegel

Deli Star CEO, Cure8 Ventures Co-Founder, & Chief Innovation Officer

Justin has over 20 years of experience as a food innovator, entrepreneur, and CEO of Deli Star Corporation.

Aziz Taour

Aziz Taour


In his role as President, Aziz is primarily responsible for financial systems and reporting, primary financial responsibility of operations, and risk/asset management.

Andrew Siegel

Andrew Siegel

VP of Manufacturing & Supply Chain

As VP of Supply Chain for Deli Star, Andrew is responsible for sourcing, cost analysis, scheduling logistics, and all IT systems for the protein company.

Jeff Fuller

Jeff Fuller

VP of Sales & Marketing

Leading the Sales & Marketing efforts, Jeff is responsible for go-to-market programs and delivering exceptional experiences to Deli Star customers.

Lisa Whealon

Lisa Whealon

VP of People & Culture

As the VP of People & Culture, Lisa works to design and implement people-centric strategies that drive organizational success.

Jeanne Gannon

Jeanne Gannon

VP of Quality & Safety

As the head of Quality & Safety, Jeanne ensures consistent quality and leads production compliance and certification efforts.

Dr. Ganesh Kamath

Dr. Ganesh Kamath


As the former head of R&D at Deli Star, Dr. Kamath advises on creating new products and pioneering cooking techniques.

Dr. Dan Siegel

Chairman, Advisor

Our Founder and Chairman, Dr. Dan Siegel, is a distinguished protein scientist and a leader in packaging innovation. He remains an active advisor at Deli Star.

Not just great people, great products.

Deli Star uses fresh, never-frozen proteins with an unmatched refrigerated shelf life known throughout the industry. Explore the Deli Star difference.