Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks is a family-owned and operated snack food manufacturer that produces over one hundred varieties of top quality meat snacks, trail mixes, roasted nuts and candies.


Born and raised in Tillamook, Oregon, Ken & Karla Werner built Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks from the ground up. In 1994, Ken & Karla started making beef jerky in their garage at home in Tillamook Oregon. When the jerky was ready, Ken would load up their family minivan with beef jerky to drive up and down the north Oregon coast, selling Werner Beef Jerky to local shops and stores. People loved the savory taste and homemade feel of their jerky and Werner Brand Beef Jerky soon became a local favorite.


As time went on Ken realized the limitations of only selling Werner products to the local shops and stores and began to market their products to wholesale distributors in markets outside of their local community. As the business grew Werner’s continued to focus on producing the best quality, great tasting meat snacks possible while never compromising quality for quantity.