Back in 1957, a young entrepreneur named Jesus Cardenas journeyed from his home in Jalisco, Mexico to the farmlands of southern California. With his wife, Luz, their children, and his American dream of starting his own family farm, Jesus traded in his bucket of tools for a pig. And Del Real Foods was born.

Today, Del Real Foods makes tamales, carnitas, salsas, and other recipes inspired by the Cardenas’ native Jalisco—all created by hand with fresh ingredients and nothing artificial. Delicious, slow-cooked meats and homemade sauces that taste like you cooked them yourself are now available at your local grocery store and ready to serve in minutes.


Our success is rooted in giving employees the opportunities and tools they need to succeed, including great benefits, advancement, and positive work environments. We value our teams and are proud to offer competitive benefits to full-time team members including:

  • (9) Nine Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Complete Health & Wellness plans covering Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Matching 401K Program
  • Life Insurance Coverages starting at $25K
  • Tuition Reimbursement

View our detailed list here.







See what del real foods employees are saying


Production Lead

"Everything I’ve learned here, I’ve brought into my personal life because it impacts you in a certain way where you can say, "If I could achieve things professionally, why wouldn’t I do it personally?


Customer Service Representative

"I think it's the environment of knowing that in my team I could rely on them if I need anything, work-wise or personal."