San Gennaro Foods began in the early 90's when Jerry Mascio decided it was time for a change from the pasta business. Originally from Italy, Jerry remembered polenta at meals and how great it tasted. With a growing health-conscious world and the increasing popularity of polenta in restaurants, it seemed like such a wonderful idea to make a polenta that was already cooked, eliminating tedious work over a stove. San Gennaro Foods is currently the largest manufacturer of pre-cooked polenta in the United States. In recent years, San Gennaro Foods has expanded their capabilities for co-packing to include a wide variety of packaging formats and products, including frozen entrees and soups, shelf stable sauces, dry blending and packaging, and much more.