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9/17/2019

Hurricane Dorian Relief Donation

Hurricane Dorian has left behind catastrophic damage throughout the Bahamas, impacting at least 76,000 people and 13,000 homes. The storm continues to impact the eastern coastline of the United States, with high storm surges, rain, and tornado threats. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered as a result of this storm, and with the emergency personnel working...

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9/10/2019

We rolled up our sleeves to save lives!

On September 9, the Blackfoot office rolled up its sleeves to save lives! We partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive, as it complements BAF’s core value of giving back to the community. The Red Cross has over 135 years of experience providing humanitarian aid and has been collecting blood for over 70 of those years....

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8/26/2019

Giving Back to Our Community at Celebrate Blackfoot!

During the annual Celebrate Blackfoot event in Blackfoot, Idaho, members of our finance team and their families volunteered at a booth shared by the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation (GBMF) and the Bingham County Sheriff’s K9 unit and raised $1,000 for GBMF! The foundation’s mission is to provide protective gear for police K9 officers and GBMF recently donated a bulletproof vest...

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8/19/2019

Employee Spotlight – Raquel Vercellono, Research and Development

What makes this a great place to work? The reason BAF is a great place to work is our attention to quality. There is never a price too high or a problem we aren’t willing to fix. We always strive to give our customers the best quality possible. Why would someone love working here? I love working for BAF because...

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8/8/2019

Employee Spotlight – Kristin Mooney, Package Engineering Manager

Why would someone love working here? The culture at BAF is motivating - our leadership team has built a strong foundation of core company values and consistently follows through on strategic initiatives. I appreciate the autonomy in decision making and that my voice is valued and heard. Also, this area of the country can’t be beat! I moved here from...

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7/30/2019

Employee Spotlight – David Darrah, Key Account Manager

What makes BAF a great place to work? I have worked in sales at Basic American Foods for 16 years. We are a relatively small company with a large footprint that allows us to be one of the most influential and respected companies in the foodservice industry. We have the finest group of co-workers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to...

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7/25/2019

Employee Spotlight – Jake Holloway, Territory Sales Manager

Why would someone love working at Basic American Foods? The company culture is amazing. You truly feel like you are part of a family when working at BAF. You can tell that people are passionate about what they do and believe in their products. What about BAF is different from other places you have worked? You are not just a...

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7/16/2019

The Power of Plant Protein – Better for the Menu

Our goal at Basic American Foods has always been to help people serve up easy-to-prepare, delicious meals every single day. As more and more people are choosing plant-forward diets with less animal protein, or are looking for gluten-free or non-GMO food options, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to give patrons the menu choices they want! Our...

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7/9/2019

The Power of Plant Protein – Better For The Planet

Part of being a Basic American Foods Hero is Making Things Better in the larger communities where we work and live. One of the ways we strive to do that is by doing our part to take care of the environment. As we look at how resources are used to produce different forms of protein, it’s easy to see that...

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7/2/2019

The Power of Plant Protein – Better For You

Basic American Foods takes pride in treating our employees like family, and we enable and encourage our employees to prioritize their health as much as possible through initiatives like wellness programs, an on-site medical clinic, smoking cessation programs, and various other health benefits we offer. But our commitment to wellness doesn't just end there! It’s also important to us that...

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6/17/2019

Living Our Values: Consumer Foods Service Day

On Friday, May 17, our consumer foods team volunteered at two Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa locations, Antioch and Martinez. Loaves and Fishes prepares nutritious, hot meals at a kitchen in Pittsburg and provides free meals at four locations Monday through Friday. Since its founding in 1983, over 4.5 million meals have been served to those in need in...

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6/10/2019

22nd Annual Taste the Trends™ Tour, Chicago IL

Basic American Foods proudly hosted the 22nd Annual Taste the Trends™ Tour in Chicago on May 18, 2019, during the National Restaurant Association Show. This invitation-only event is a highlight for many of our operator customer attendees. This year, the tour kicked off at Chicago’s new luxe food hall, Aster Hall, which featured 16 food vaults and various cuisines to...

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