We took the time,
so you don’t have to. ”
Lou Albanese
Yes, Lou is a real person.
Lou Albanese, Chairman and CEO of Lou’s Barbeque, has been developing superior, innovative products for Canadian families for over 35 years. Lou personally developed all of the delicious recipes for the irresistible and unique line of products at his kitchen located in Stoney Creek Ontario. The result is a variety of traditional family favourites of quality time saving products that are prepared just like you would at home.
Lou’s has been developing superior, innovative products for Canadian families for over 35 years.
Lou was first introduced to the meat industry at the age of 15. When he needed a summer job, his uncle got him a position at a local beef-packing house. By the time Lou was 25 years old, he was managing the company and discovered he liked making important business decisions. In 1978, he enjoyed being "almost" self-employed so much that he decided to start his own business, which began in the basement of his house. By 1982, Lou purchased a 3,500 sq. ft. building in Stoney Creek, which he has expanded several times since then, to what is now over an 80,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility.

Lou recognized that Canadian consumers and families were increasingly aware of food safety and wanted every possible safety assurance. In the 1990s, Lou’s Barbeque became a Federally Inspected plant and earned the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, an internationally recognized food safety standard, as well as continually maintaining a gold rating by the BRC (British Retail Consortium). In 1998, Lou’s Barbeque installed a test kitchen to develop and assess what has become the Lou’s line of Award Winning Fully-Cooked Quick-n-Easy products. This unique product line was created by Lou Albanese for the busy consumers who did not want to compromise the quality of a home cooked meal for lack of time. He recognized that two-income families did not have the time or in some cases, the cooking skills required, to provide a healthy, hearty meal that the entire family would love. He wanted to create home cooked products as an alternative to takeout and fast food.

LOU ALBANESE CREATED THE QUICK-n-EASY LINE FOR THE BUSY CANADIAN CONSUMERS WHO DID NOT WANT TO COMPROMISE THE QUALITY OF A HOME COOKED MEAL FOR LACK OF TIME.
It took two years to develop the three initial perfected products that launched Lou’s Barbeque line of the tender and tasty Quick-n-Easy meal solutions. The product line and concept was developed when Lou’s daughter was figure skating and his son was playing hockey. Being so busy with his job and driving his kids to their various sports, he recognized that there was a definite need for high quality, "home-cooked" style meals ready in minutes. Today, Lou’s boasts an extensive line of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Turkey products that are carefully selected, hand trimmed and slow-roasted. The result is the tastiest and the most superior product in the market that’s ready in a matter minutes. Lou believes that families deserve the very best product available, just like he serves his children and grandchildren. If Lou won’t eat it, he won’t sell it, GUARANTEED!
If Lou won’t eat it, he won’t sell it, GUARANTEED!