Our History and Commitment to Excellence

Diversified Foods, Inc (DFI) symbolizes the very essence of a successful family business. DFI operates from its Metairie, LA headquarters as a continuation of three generations of service and dedication to the food industry.

Founded in 1948 by Mr. H.A. Tabary, DFI's primary business consisted of rice trading and export. Upon Mr. Tabary's retirement in 1974, ownership of the company was passed on to his son-in-law, Mr. Marcel J. Damiens (who had been assisting in its management for 15 years). Mr. Damiens expanded the business by incorporating rice packaging and commodity trading segments.

In 1989, Mr. Damiens children, Tab and Michelle, assumed control of Diversified Foods, Inc. and have continued to adapt to changes in the worldwide food market.

Starting in the mid 1990's and continuing to this day, DFI continues to expand its ability to service a broader segment of the food business both domestically and internationally and has added regional distribution centers in Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; Hanover, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Joplin, MO; and Naperville, Illinois in order to better service our customers 'Just in Time' inventory needs.

DFI is EDI capable if your company requires direct electronic processing of purchase orders and invoicing. We will continue to embrace new technology and changing needs of our customers as we focus on adding value to our products and services.


Through effective, quality leadership, we will strive to be the very best, both as individuals and as a company. We will take pride in our work, build trusting partnerships with co-workers, customers, and vendors, offer quality products and services in a fair market pricing policy, maintain open and effective communications, enabling us to learn from each other and always conduct ourselves professionally and with the highest degree of integrity.