Welcome To Golden Gate Nuts

Golden Gate Nut Company is a grower, processor, and manufacturer of natural, blanched and roasted almonds. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we are focused on quality and service and dedicated to meeting the needs the food processing industry. Our experienced team of professionals is here to serve you and dedicated to customer satisfaction.



Golden Gate Nut Company is owned by Steve Gikas who has been an almond grower and processor for over 25 years. He purchased the snack food processing facility in Ripon in 1999. Since then he has expanded facility operations to include nut processing, blanching, roasting, seasoning and cutting lines. All lines are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and quality control.

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Quality Control

From the farm to the marketplace, all processes are regulated by strict quality control methods. Practices include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Procedures (HACCP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). We are certified by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) and Kosher Certified. All products are inspected, and required documents are prepared prior to shipment.

Quality Control


In addition to the almonds grown and harvested by the owner, we purchase from almond growers throughout California, and from other almond handlers. All incoming products are inspected by USDA. Products are then cleaned, fumigated and stored for further processing. Finished products are kept fresh in our cold storage warehouses, then packed to order for shipping to industrial, wholesale and retail buyers worldwide.

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