Cereal Docks Food was born in 2013 and is part of the Cereal Docks Group. We operate in the sectors of standardized plant lecithins, oils, functional blends and high added value ingredients for applications in food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, animal nutrition and industrial fields.

We are present on the national and international market. Partners of companies and industrial groups looking for technologically advanced, reliable and rigorously guaranteed solutions and products in terms of quality, traceability and food safety.



Cereal Docks Food puts people at the center of the business.

The continuous search for integration between the human factor, technology and innovation, supports the company in creating a workplace where employees feel motivated to express their best.

The Cereal Docks Food team is a group of people united by common values and objectives, which works with passion. It contributes with professionalism and experience to the growth of an entrepreneurial project that aspires to the well-being of individuals through food and relationships.

The faithfulness to the principles and values require a constant commitment with customers to give to the final consumer high quality, healthy and genuine products.

The mission of Cereal Docks Food is to become an innovative hub, open to the world and to the future, to provide, through research and development, new answers and solutions to consumer’s questions.



mauro faninHe founded Cereal Docks in 1983 with his cousin Paolo Fanin, and still leads it as President and CEO. A forward-looking entrepreneur, he has been able to interpret the changes in the market to create a Group that today is one of the main European players in the first transformation of agricultural raw materials (cereals and oilseeds) and holds a recognized leadership in the creation of traced and sustainable supply chains.

In 2013 he founded Cereal Docks Food with Silvia Santarelli, with the aim of further expanding and qualifying the offer in new application sectors, particularly in the food ingredients market.
He has realized acquisitions of strategic importance, such as the Marghera (Venice) factory from the multinational Bunge. It has initiated innovative start-ups in the biotechnology sector, such as Demethra Biotech.

He is vice president of Assocostieri, member of the board of directors of the Port of Venice Zone Authority and President of the RIBES-Nest Regional Innovative Network for the health ecosystem and smart nutrition. Consistently with values of inclusiveness and responsibility, he actively supports sports, cultural and social initiatives in the territories where the Group companies operate.



Co-founder and CEO of Cereal Docks Food, a master’s degree in economics and Commerce, she has gained significant experience in the American multinational Cargill, as Italy sales manager for Cargill Texturizing Solutions, a company active in the sector of additives and ingredients for the food industry.

For Cargill Texturizing Solutions she coordinated a European team for the development of bakery product lines, with project management and key account customers.

Previously in the international group Roha, leader in the food sector, she held the role of export area manager. With professionalism and determination leads Cereal Docks Food to establish itself in the reference markets in Europe and beyond.

The inspiring principles that guide her business management are open, innovative, responsible organization, attentive to the quality of its products and services and relations with its stakeholders.

Since 2017 she has been a mentor for Deloitte’s FoodTech Accellerator program contributing to the go to market of innovative start-ups.


Cereal Docks is an Italian industrial group, active in the first agro-food transformation, to produce ingredients derived from oilseeds (flour, oils, lecithins) and from cereals for applications in feed, food, pharma, cosmetic and technical sectors.

Cereal Docks was born 35 years ago thanks to Mauro Fanin and his cousin Paolo Fanin in Camisano Vicentino where the group’s headquarters are located.

It must be considered a successful model of “family business”.
With 5 production plants and 2 storage centers, the company processes over 2.5 million tons of cereals and oilseeds every year, involving more than 14,000 farms in Italy.

The Cereal Docks Group is a point of reference in the Italian and European agro-industry market, thanks to a solid and efficient industrial structure, to the work and skills of highly qualified human resources, to continuous investments and commitment. Today the Group faces a new phase of growth that has as its objective the diversification of the offer and the development of new business areas, to “contribute to the well-being of people and animals, transforming the fruits of the earth into products that improve life and they conserve the planet’s resources”.