You might not expect to find a former financial analyst whipping up Shish Tawook marinade, garlic spread, and other gourmet Mediterranean sauces and dressings behind an unassuming storefront in Clinton Township, Michigan. But this is exactly where Teta Foods founder Tarek Abouljoud feels happiest.
It all started a few years ago, when Tarek began craving a new career outside the financial sector. He’d always loved cooking Lebanese food and bringing people together over delicious meals. This passion, coupled with an old family recipe for Fattoush dressing he’d make as a child in his grandmother’s kitchen, sparked a business idea. But before taking the plunge, the analytical Tarek conducted a six-month feasibility study to confirm what he’d already suspected: People love Mediterranean fare but find the thought of preparing it daunting.
So in 2010, Teta Foods was born. Tarek set out to create all-natural, non-GMO Mediterranean dressings, marinades, and spreads made with the same high-quality, whole-food ingredients that he uses when cooking for his family. Each label features a recipe to show you exactly how to use that sauce. Delicious, high quality, and convenient, Teta Foods’ sauces & dressings have quickly gained a passionate following, prompting Tarek to dramatically increase batch sizes thanks to a new semi-automated production process. Still, every bottle passes through Tarek’s hands so he can ensure quality is up to snuff. Very much a small family business, Tarek’s loved ones help fulfil orders. Even his labels feature a picture of his inspiration: his grandmother.
Stop by our Shop today and check out Teta Foods’ full line of Mediterranean foods. From Fattoush dressing to Garlic Spread to Shish Tawook and Shawarma marinades, they’ll help you create Mediterranean-inspired meals in a flash! Tarek’s tip: You can’t go wrong with a Shish Tawook chicken sandwich with Garlic Spread.