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We put heart into everything we do around here. From the ingredients we choose and processes we use, to putting our employees first and supporting the causes and communities that mean most to them. Cedar’s with Heart is something to be felt, endowed with care and driven to make a true difference. We hope to lead by example and inspire people to do and know better. In today’s world, the value of community, togetherness and shared experiences is invaluable. So whether you’re a customer of ours, a member of our team or part of our community, we hope you’ll join us on our mission to know better, do better and make a difference.
 

Our Employees

Our family of employees always have a seat at the Cedar’s table. We’re here to listen to them, support them and champion the causes they care about.
 

The Heart of Cedar’s: Our Employees

It’s about time you met! After all, it’s our employees who make it possible to produce over 2 million pounds of hommus each week. From the mixers and pasteurizers who carefully bring our original family recipe to life, to line teams who test, pack and label our products; from technicians, forklift operators and sanitation crews, to team members who drive, deliver and stock store shelves; from our dedicated staff who run our offices, to everyone who keeps them clean — it’s their hard work, and heart, at each and every step ensuring you get to Know Better Hommus. Each month, we will introduce you to member of the Cedar’s family so you can get to know us better.
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Anolbia Mejia

Janitor

We like to say Anolbia Mejia can do a little bit of everything. Which makes summing up this “Jill of all trades” in just a few short sentences easier said than done. A member of our Cedar’s family for more than 25 years, Anolbia started out in our Salad Department washing, prepping and cutting the vegetables. She currently works as a Janitor, taking care of big and small tasks with care. One of Anolbia’s favorite things about her job is the camaraderie she’s built with the people around her, including Tony Nammour, a fellow member of the 20+ years club here at Cedar’s. When she’s not enjoying one of our Salads or our Original Hommus (her favorite flavor), Anolbia’s favorite things to do are cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren on the weekends.

Our Community

Ever since we put down roots and started Cedar’s almost 40 years ago, our community has embraced us. Today, we’re committed to giving back to the local communities our employees call home and the communities our consumers care about. Each month, we will highlight a mission or organization we are partnering with to show our commitment to doing better and making a difference in these communities.

Proud Partner of the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Selecting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as Cedar’s Foods’ Cedar’s with Heart first partnership was a quick decision for us. In 2020, we became a partner by donating $50,000 to their vital work. We recognize many of our consumers have been indirectly or directly affected by breast cancer, but what truly hit home for us is we have current employees who are living with breast cancer, employees whose family members are living with breast cancer, employees who have successfully completed treatment and employees we have lost to breast cancer. Once we learned more about BCRF’s mission and efforts, we made a commitment to join them in their mission to put an end to breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. Look for the pink ribbon on all our 8 oz hommus flavors now through October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more and get involved at BCRF.org.
Cedar's Foods and Breast Cancer Research Foundation banner. The message is 'Spread Hommus. Spread Awareness.'
Hear from some of the members of the Cedar’s family whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. We stand with them.
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Aimee Tsakirellis

VP, Marketing

Aimee’s yiayia (grandmother in Greek), Aglaia, passed away in 2013 from breast cancer. Aglaia immigrated to the United States in the 1970s, and worked at Cedar’s in the 1990s making baklava, which was sold in retailers throughout New England.
 
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Bienvenido Mora

Food Prep

Breast cancer has struck twice in Bienvenido’s family. He lost a sister to breast cancer in 2009 and more recently another sister, Argentina, was diagnosed and is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments in the Dominican Republic.
 

Our Consumers

Know Better Hommus is our commitment to you. Our promise that, with Cedar’s, you’re getting an authentic family recipe that’s simply delicious and made to share. To us, “better” means there’s no finish line, and that doing better, knowing better and being better is a constant journey forward together.
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