For as long as I can remember, my mom has made all of Gioia’s soups from scratch. She takes time out of her busy day, pulls out her favorite soup pot and cutting board, and chops the various vegetables and other ingredients. She takes simple, fresh ingredients and creates soups everyone loves.
I never thought much of the soups she creates every day. I have always known they were good, but I did not understand how good until I started working at Gioia’s Deli.
One of my Gioia’s duties is making sure we have the inventory for our various menu items. After price checking and meeting with the different distributers in St. Louis, I realized there was a short cut for just about every menu item, especially soups. “Just Add Water” or “Heat and Serve” was pitched to me on a daily basis.
I proposed these options to my mom, as cost cutting ideas to help with our bottom line. Her answer to every proposed, premade menu item was a stern “NO”. She explained to me that quality will not be compromised at Gioia’s. She remarked that she would not feed a guest in her home with premade food, and she considers all Gioia’s customers guests in her home.
My mom does not look at Gioia’s patrons as customers, but as guests. She wants to impress her guests and make them feel at home while they stay with her. For this reason, Gioia’s does not use short cuts or compromise quality for the bottom line. We make everything fresh and from scratch to ensure we impress our guests and make them feel at home.
“Treat them as guest in your home” is and always will be The Gioia’s Deli philosophy.
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1934 Macklind Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Saturday: 9 - 3
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