WHY MAYA Steaks | seafood, ONLY OFFERS IOWA PREMIUM®

After visiting Iowa farms, I experienced first-hand the passion farmers have for raising cattle humanely. This dedicated care leads to superior beef – full of rich, savory flavor. I am excited to share this experience with you and confident you too will ‘taste’ the beef difference. -- Buen Provecho, Chef Mimmo

Iowa Premium exclusively specializes in premium family-farm raised corn-fed black Angus beef.  Located in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa has been devoted to raising and growing food for generations.  We procure cattle from family farm-feeders as close to our Tama, Iowa plant as possible.

Iowa Premium advocates humane and compassionate treatment of animals.  From our farm partners to every phase of processing, our cattle are treated with the utmost dignity, respect, and compassion. 


Our premium line of beef offers more than exceptional quality...we share how our beef is responsibly and sustainably raised and processed.

Hand-Selected to Ensure Flavorful, Tender Beef

Our team hand-selects only corn-fed black Angus beef cattle that exhibit superior quality characteristics. 

Angus cattle have a proven track record of yielding beef with more marbling. Marbling, the flecks of fat within the meat, directly result in beef with exceptional flavor, tenderness and juiciness – all leading factors in a remarkable eating experience.

Our beef comes from cattle that have grazed on pastures for the majority of their lives then finished on a nutritionally balanced, locally-sourced corn-based diet. Corn imparts a distinctive flavor unmatched by any other grain or feed stuff.

Blk Str at bunk-large.jpg

Animal care is an obligation,
not an option


We believe premium beef begins with premium care. Farmers provide daily care for their cattle because the safety, security and comfort of their animals is their top priority. 

Iowa Premium advocates humane and compassionate treatment begins with the belief that proper care, handling and nutrition for cattle is an obligation, not an option. 

Iowa Premium does not tolerate the willful mistreatment of cattle such as knowingly inflicting physical injury or unnecessary pain. Animals must be handled with care and in a manner that imposes the minimum possible stress on the animals.

The Cattle Care & Handling Guidelines, created and coordinated by the Beef Checkoff funded Beef Quality Assurance program, outlines proper management, nutrition, health care, shelter and handling procedures we request our farm-feeders to adhere to. 

One Plant, One Team with One Focus - To Supply Premium Beef

Iowa Premium’s newly renovated facility incorporates the latest technologies and interventions for food safety, quality assurance and environmental excellence. 

Product integrity, freshness and shelf-life are enhanced by our state-of-the art cold-chain management system.

With only one plant, we have only one-set of skilled butchers that trim the same way every day. 

Owner and Executive Chef Mimmo Alboumeh visits the IOWA PREMIUM® facility.