WELCOME TO GREAT LAKES FOOD.
THE WORLD'S LEADING PRODUCER OF FRESHWATER LAKE SMELT.

“Our focus is only on providing our customers with the finest quality lake smelt, expertly processed to ensure its uncomparable freshness, sweet taste and maximum nutritional value.”

John Neate, President, Chief Executive Officer

RECOGNIZED FOR QUALITY, SERVICE AND INTEGRITY AROUND THE GLOBE.

Our history for fishing rainbow smelt from the freshwaters of Canada’s Lake Erie, dates back to 1911. Today, seasoned Captains and crew carry on the tradition, sailing Great Lakes Food trawlers from fishing villages between May and November ensuring consumers, our trade partners and the food service industry around the globe can enjoy our premium quality products.

Our Story.
Our People.

Serving Food Service
World-Wide

Sustainably
Sourced.

Consumer Favourites.
Sweet Tasting.
Quick Prep.
Low Cost.

The World’s Leading Producer of Freshwater Smelt

The Smelt
Kitchen

Smelt Facts

Healthy Choice. High In Nutrients.

OUR ROOTS ARE CANADIAN. OUR MARKETS ARE WORLDWIDE.