Utah Food Markets

#18: Tony Caputo Retires


Tony Caputo: we all know the name. He’s the man, of course, behind Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli — a downtown Salt Lake City staple.

Caputo's has been a large part of the Utah food scene since 1997, when Tony opened up across from Pioneer Park. It’s part deli, part market, and today.. a large third part that is their online store, where they ship out hundreds of boxes each day filled with fine cheese, chocolate, meats, oils, jams… in fact, they’re the largest premium chocolate company in the United States.

Tony Caputo is now 66 years old. It was about this time last year that he started thinking about retirement and his intentions to hand the reigns of the business over to his son Matt, and Matt's wife Yelena. But it was just a few weeks ago that Matt published a moving blog post on the Caputo's website where he spoke fondly of his father and how he would miss spending time with him at the downtown location they are still in over 18 years later.

The deli and market are such a large part of the Caputo family and Matt’s post was moving.. and officially kicked off a new chapter for the family business.

On today's show, we sit down with Tony Caputo to reflect on his career and hear stories of his days running Caputo's Market and Deli. If you know Tony, you know him as a caring, passionate, and friendly person and over the years he has had a large influence on the Utah food scene. Listen in as we celebrate his career and wish him well in his retirement as he starts his next chapter now that he's officially retired from Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli.


Tony Caputo's Market & Deli



314 W 300 S, Salt Lake City


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