Sunset Foods was founded in 1937 when John J. Cortesi and his uncle opened up a small storefront market. They originally took orders by phone and had them delivered.
Today, Sunset Foods has 5 locations in the greater Highland Park, Illinois, area and more than 1,000 employees.
Third generation John E. Cortesi took over as President and CEO in 2006.
Sunset Foods prides itself on obtaining fresh, organic food from local farmers. The company also provides “community rooms” for organizations to use at no charge.
The company maintains a corporate office in Highland Park, Illinois.