Located in Southern California, Cibaria International has long been a leading supplier of wholesale olive oils and wholesale balsamic vinegars to every segment of the food industry. Kathy Griset, our founder, has traveled the world procuring the very finest products from some of the oldest and the most traditional olive oil and balsamic vinegar producing families in the Mediterranean, making them readily available to our customers.
From there, it’s been a natural expansion into Specialty Oil, Certified Organic Oils, Non GMO Oils, Vegetable Oils, Aerosol Oils, and Soap Making Oils. Our growth continues to be fueled, in large part, by our customer’s continued interest in both the quality of products being brought to the market place and cost effectiveness. We are committed to constantly improving both, working hard to build strong partnerships with our customers and suppliers.
Our brand new 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility is a testament to our dedication to continue to be better, do better, and provide the best products available. We are thrilled to bring our products online and hope you will be too.
A single mom with a vision is unstoppable, and our founder, Kathy Griset is living proof of this. Managing an olive oil company for someone else and feeling restricted in what she could sell, who she could sell to and how she should sell it, Cibaria International started to take shape. It took one year to visualize her concept in completion (along with lots of courage & determination) risking all to bring that vision to life.
In 1998 Cibaria International was incorporated and set up a manufacturing facility in the historic Pierre Biane Winery in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Her integrity, honesty, fairness and loyalty has earned her wide trust and great respect among customers, employees and vendors. Kathy built the company on a belief in customer service and has guided the company through good, and some not so good, times by focusing on how best to serve the customer. Our products, brands and services are continually updated to meet the changing needs of those customers. We are proud to say that Cibaria International has grown to over four times the size of the original olive oil company assets purchased and continues to have a valued and significant presence throughout every category of the industry. Today’s team of employees take great pride in the quality and service they consistently bring to the marketplace.
Our people are our core assets. Aligning the work efforts of everyone with a company’s broader mission and vision fosters a satisfying & productive working environment. An organization’s culture is made up of all of the life experiences each employee brings to the organization. Culture is especially influenced by the organization’s founder, executives, and other managerial staff because of their role in decision making and strategic direction. Cibaria constantly strives to maintain a workplace that is ethical, collaborative, trustworthy, transparent and mindful of all employees, collectively and individually. Faithful team members and a strong team dynamic help our company obtain our goals and maintain the high standards we set for ourselves.