A family heritage.

Our family history in the pastry industry dates back to 1865, you could say we know a thing or two. Pastry is in our DNA.

A legacy of excellence.

Your pastry and bakery ingredient partner since 1986.


A family tradition with a long history.

PastryStar’s excellence in service and quality dates all the way back to 1865, when the Picou family established their first pastry ingredient manufacturing facility in Saint Denis, France.


A need in the American market

Theodore Pary, a Master Pastry Chef, and Mireille Picou, Business Executive of the Picou family, recognize a need in the American market for easy-to-use pastry mixes. Combining their business and pastry knowledge enabled them to start Amero Foods Manufacturing Corporation in 1987, a distribution company established in the US with a powder mix manufacturing department. From the very beginning, we’ve focused our efforts on creating all-natural products. 


Expansion into kettle manufacturing.

The growing demand for fruit-based products directed the development of a second production line: kettle manufacturing for wet products.


The end of distribution.

Amero Foods moves away from distributing other companies’ products to focus exclusively on manufacturing our own. The PastryStar product line is produced in-house and is the only line that remains. With this, the logo is modernized for the first time.


A new generation

Mireille and Theo’s children, the late Romain Picou, Pastry Chef, and Antonin Picou join forces to continue the family legacy. Today, we honor Romain’s memory in all that we do. 


Growing our capabilities

In 2020, PastryStar expands its production area by 18,500sq.ft. and invests significantly in a state-of-the-art automated filling production line.


A new identity

Amero Foods adopts PastryStar as its business name and a new identity is created to align the quality of the products with the image of the company. The logo is refreshed with a modern touch while honoring the heritage of the company: a nod to chefs, our French origin, and quality products.


Today’s PastryStar

We focus on the creation and manufacturing of custom made, clean label products to solve our customers’ problems.​ We envision a world where the choice between the “healthier” option and the “tastier” option doesn’t need to be made, because they are one in the same. Our clean label, made-from-scratch ingredients allow you to accomplish just that in your business. Our ambition is to become the largest producer of the cleanest and highest quality bakery and pastry products, accessible to all.

Be part of our story!

Are you passionate about baking and pastry?
Do you have a positive can-do attitude?
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