Since 1936, Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL, a Lebanon-based family owned company, has been manufacturing and selling Middle Eastern delicacies and specialties for markets all around the world. Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL was founded in the early sixties as a family owned company. For nearly 60 years, it has been producing Ready-to-Serve middle eastern food specialties using authentic Lebanese recipes. These 6 decades of steady continuous growth - with a focus on innovation and quality in the company's approach to production, sales, and services - have made Conserves Modernes Chtaura a leader in the food processing sector in Lebanon.

Chtaura vintage boat symbol
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ince 1936, Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL, a Lebanon-based family owned company, has been manufacturing and selling Middle Eastern delicacies and specialties for markets all around the world. Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL was founded in the early sixties as a family owned company. For nearly 60 years, it has been producing ready to serve middle eastern food specialties using authentic Lebanese recipes. These 6 decades of steady continuous growth - with a focus on innovation and quality in the company's approach to production, sales, and services - have made Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL a leader in the food processing sector in Lebanon.

1930's - 1940's

How it all Began

The company was first established in the borders of Syria and Lebanon. They were selling Arabic and Middle Eastern mezzas and basic mounet products to the neighboring villages. The name of the company then was“Société Libanaise des Conserves Modernes”

Illustration of the village
1950’s - 1960’s

Establishing the factory

In the 1950’s, a land was purchased in Bar Elias, Chtaura. The factory was built, in the most fertile region of the Bekaa, Lebanon.

Societe Libanaise de Conserves Modernes Chtaura 1961

1961

Societe Libanaise des Conserves Modernes Chtaura

In 1961, the “Societe Libanaise des Conserves Modernes Chtaura” was born and the production of a variety of canned fruits and vegetables started. In the 60's, the company expanded and had a production line for cans

1965

NEW ROSSI CATELLI LINE

In the mid 1960’s, the first new Rossi Catelli line for tomato paste production was installed at the factory and that took the production output up to 200,000 cans sold in Lebanon and neighboring countries.

1965 Chtaura Tomato Cans
1970's - 1980’s

Production During the War

During the war, food supplies in Lebanon were running low but Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL kept going. All the machines and production lines were modernized and refurbished. Our products were available in supermarkets around the country, providing nutrition, flavor and hope to many Lebanese households.

70's

FACTORY UPDATE

New Bertuzi lines were introduced for jams, ketchup and fruits in syrup. The factory proudly inaugurated a new FVR production line for Ready-to-Serve Lebanese specialties production, allowing the range to be more diversified and more accessible. New markets were accessed, nothing was unattainable! A Frigoscandia freezing tunnel as well as a new Maseto sesame seed (for our Tahini paste) line were inaugurated during this period. This helped with the growth of the factory. The factory had higher sales and a broadening market share. Production in glass containers was also launched during this period. The factory started exporting to Saudi Arabia and to other emerging countries in the Gulf and achieved higher international sales.

70s Chtaura Ad
1985 Chtaura Ad

1985

creation of new brands and products

In order to reach bigger markets and provide more choices, Conserves Baalbeck was created. New brands and new products were also launched such our famous Hummus Tahini, the speciality chick peas and tahini dip. Other innovative items were also incorporated such as Moujaddara (a traditional Lebanese lentil dip), Arnabieh Sauce (a Middle Eastern tahini sauce made with 5 types of citruses) and new lines of pulses. Our delicious line of renowned jams was perfected and expanded

1990's - 2010’s

A Leader in the Food Processing Sector

After a steady presence in both the local and the Middle East market, the brand became a leader in the food processing sector. Modernizing the production lines expanded the factory’s manufacturing with 60 new different items.

Tahini Bowl and Spoon

90's

FACTORY UPDATE

A Frigoscandia IQF freezing tunnel as well as a new Maseto sesame seed derivatives (Tahini) line were inaugurated during this period. This helped with the growth of the manufacturing in the factory.

Launch of new products

New products such as Lebanese Loubiye with Tomato Sauce (Lebanese Green Beans) and other stews in cans were created in the early 90's, and a broader line of Foul Moudammas (Traditional Cooked Fava Beans) in different flavors and recipes, were launched.

Fava Beans
Oriental Diwan and Chef Chtaura logos

1995

Launch of new BRANDS

Innovative brands, such as Med Gourmet, Oriental Diwan and Chef Chtaura, were introduced and exports were expanded to countries in North and South America.

TODAY

A Popular
International Presence

Nowadays, Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL is still a pioneer in the manufacturing sector and in the region. We have a popular international presence and recognition. While we have worked on a delicate rebranding by bringing back the original hand drawn logo that everyone loves, the brand is constantly growing and adapting to the modern age’s requirements and trends, from traditional to vegan, from organic to Ready-to-Serve, while always emphasizing on Lebanese and delicious! The new markets to which our products are exported now include more than 35 countries around the world such as Australia, China, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand. We have created new products such as Tahina sauces, Falafel mixes, Molasses and Syrups and launched innovative sub-brands such as Mezeh, Chef Chtaura and Oriental Diwan. Our newest project was our organic range, recently introduced under Mezeh. We, at Conserves Modernes Chtaura SAL, hope to always provide you with our beloved products and delicious flavors everywhere around the world.

Plate of Lebanese Mezza

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