Thumbs Up Foods is a family owned and operated, independent Canadian food manufacturer based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. However, our family is originally from Tanzania, East Africa – a country whose cuisine ultimately inspired the one-of-a-kind recipes.

Thumbs Up Foods Inc. manufactures Gourmet Ethnic East Indian and East African style specialty foods under the brand name: Serenna’s™, named after a beloved family member. The products are made to high quality standards using only the finest and freshest local ingredients available. The company has blended the traditional “hand made” technique with a modern process, which we believe enhances the quality of the products, as well as increases shelf life without adding any artificial preservatives. All recipes are prepared under strict controlled conditions guaranteeing a superb and consistent product for the health conscious consumer.

Thumbs Up Foods Inc. guarantees that all products are free from artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives as well as trans fat free.


The company started in 1996 in the basement of a home with only two people running the operation. The business grew at a steady pace and moved to its first commercial location in April of 1998. In March 2006, the company received an opportunity to acquire and construct a 6,000 square foot facility to meet the growing demand for their products. However, the facility on its own could not provide the higher production capacity. Therefore, the addition of new, more efficient equipment was necessary. The company’s new roti and samosa machines are capable of producing high volumes of product.

Following the above changes, Thumbs Up Foods Inc. was able to expand the supply of it’s products to five star hotels, catering companies, local stores, golf courses, and deli’s across Western Canada, as well as through local distributors. Exports to the United States have also become an integral part of the business.

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