A Family-Owned Company.

Sargento Foods Inc. is a family-owned company comprising three business divisions: Consumer Products, Food Service and Food Ingredients. The company employs more than 1,500 people at four Wisconsin facilities: Plymouth, Kiel, Hilbert and Elkhart Lake.

The Consumer Products Division is a leading national packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced, snack and specialty cheeses sold under the Sargento brand.

The Food Service Division is a producer of custom cheese products that are tailor-made to the specifications of many national restaurant chains. These products include natural sliced and shredded cheeses and breaded appetizers.

The Food Ingredients Division is known for innovation and leadership in cheese-based products, sauces, frozen extruded products, premium-quality home meal solutions and custom cheese ingredients, delivering value-added products, and formulation and packaging solutions. It has manufacturing capabilities in three facilities in Wisconsin. The plants have a variety of certifications including kosher and USDA meat.

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Plymouth Manufacturing / Corporate Office
1 Persnickety Pl
Plymouth, WI 53073

Hilbert Manufacturing
460 South 8th Street
Hilbert, WI 54129

Kiel Manufacturing
One Persnickety Place
Kiel, WI 53042

Elkhart Lake Technical Center
305 Pine Street
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

Competitive Pay and Benefits

Grounded in our corporate culture, Sargento provides a compensation and benefit package on par or better than those found in other organizations. As a privately-held and owned company, we are free to appeal to the interests of our employees and not to the whims of stockholders found in publicly-traded companies.

Competitive Pay
  • Annual Bonus Potential: All employees are eligible to earn a potential bonus based on corporate financial targets and the achievement of annual personal/departmental goals.
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay: Based on years of service, all employees are offered paid vacation as well as 10 paid holidays
  • Tuition Refund Program: Sargento offers tuition reimbursement to cover degrees earned at all levels of education.
Health & Investments
  • Health, Dental and Vision Benefits: Both single and family plan coverage is available covering office visits, urgency care and prescription drugs. Sargento also offers the opportunity to participate in a Health Savings Account (HSA).
  • Health & Wellness Center: Our Plymouth and Kiel locations in Wisconsin have an on-site nurse practitioner and licensed therapist to provide convenient, basic medical services for all employees and their immediate family.
  • Flex 125 (Health Care & Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts): This benefit allows our employees the opportunity to create a personal reimbursement account with a pre-tax deferral for Health Care and/or Dependent Care.
  • Profit Sharing and Retirement Plan: This plan includes a 401(k) with a dollar-for-dollar corporate match up to 3%, a base retirement contribution and a profit-sharing plan.
  • Group Term Life Insurance: Base and Accidental Coverage.
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability: Sargento offers short-term and long-term disability benefits when injuries make it impossible to work.

A Foundation of Trust, Honesty and Fairness.

When Leonard Gentine Sr. founded Sargento in 1953, he also laid the foundation for a corporate culture that defines how we interact with others. Leonard taught his employees and his children that success was contingent upon working with good people and treating them the way you would like to be treated – with trust, honesty and fairness.

We have invested considerable time in defining our culture, and we ask every employee to help us maintain and enhance the Sargento spirit. This is how we will continue Leonard’s legacy and become an even greater company without losing sight of the principles and values that guided Leonard and should guide our actions every day.

Mission Statement:
Sargento is a family-owned cheese company dedicated to enhancing long-term stakeholder value. Sustained by an insatiable winning spirit, we are guided by our faith in God. Our central purpose is to be the best at responding to customer and consumer needs for cheese, cheese-based, and other culinary solutions. We will achieve this goal by exceeding expectations for innovation, service, quality, value, taste, and convenience.

We share results of our success with those that contribute to that success.


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