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A Sincere Thank You to All of our Dedicated Employees!

Please join me in thanking all of our employees who have been working very hard to keep feeding America with nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare foods! I am so proud of our teams and want to thank everyone for their effort and dedication during these challenging times. Shaun Young Chief Supply Chain Officer

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The Great American Takeout 2 – Tuesday, March 31

Help us to support all of our partners in the foodservice industry during this challenging time by taking a second helping of the Great American Takeout on Tuesday, March 31! We all know that many restaurants are struggling due to the restrictions on in-restaurant dining throughout the country. However, many are still serving food via take-out, drive-thru, and delivery! Join...

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Congratulations to Chuck Jensen, our 2019 Values Cup winner!

Congratulations to Chuck Jensen, our 2019 Values Cup winner! Chuck Jensen, our strategic planning and forecasting manager in supply chain, was our third quarter winner in 2019, receiving two nominations and being recognized for displaying both the Find A Way and Keep It Going values. However, throughout all of 2019, he earned 12 nominations from 12 coworkers from all areas...

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BAF Company Update Regarding COVID-19

Basic American Foods is taking the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation very seriously, and we have taken action to minimize potential risks to our employees, our customers, our communities, and our business. These steps include, but are not limited to, restricting non-essential domestic and international business travel, restricting attendance and participation in any large events, requiring employees who can work from home...

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Congratulations to Brian Crawford, our 2019 Q4 Values Hero!

It’s our honor to recognize Brian Crawford as the 2019 Q4 Values Hero! While Brian exhibits numerous traits of each value, he is recognized for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine, Make Things Better, and Find A Way values. Brian, our senior director of technology, is overseeing the largest capital project in our history – the Rexburg plant expansion....

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What does Basic American Foods do?

What does Basic American Foods do? Who are we? Dan Karn, our Senior Process Manager, can tell you just a little about how we've revolutionized the food industry!

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2020 FAME Awards

On January 12, 2020, Basic American Foods sponsored the prestigious FAME (Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence) Awards. In our 31st year of sponsorship, Basic American Foods is proud to continue to support and honor the outstanding School Nutrition Professionals committed not just to school nutrition but to feeding America’s future. The FAME Awards have grown to become the pinnacle of achievement...

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BAF Gives Back: Museum of Idaho

On January 23, Hailey Walker and Lacie Rich, members of BAF's Human Resources team, presented the Museum of Idaho with a grant of $5,000. They were thrilled to receive the donation as it will give 1,000 students from Eastern Idaho access to world-class learning opportunities at the museum that they might not otherwise have. BAF is proud to Make Things...

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Celebrating Rexburg!

In 2019, we celebrated BAF's 40-year anniversary of our operations at the Rexburg, Idaho plant! This facility has dedicated the last four decades to making quality food enjoyed by people in restaurants, schools, and kitchens across the country. Our landmark anniversary is a sign of the commitment we have to serve the Idaho community and our customers, and couldn't be...

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Idaho AgFest – BAF’s Proud Partnership With Agriculture

Late planting and an early freeze made the Idaho harvest season difficult for farmers and agricultural workers, so the 2019 AgFest hoped to recognize them for their hard work. Free to agricultural workers and their families, the AgFest was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Idaho Falls, and attendees were treated to live entertainment, raffle prizes, local vendor booths,...

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Be A Part of Our Team!

Earlier this month, we unveiled a new billboard campaign throughout Southeast Idaho to reinforce our commitment to the community. Three billboards, strategically placed in key corridors, display the statements of “Be A Part Of Our Team” and “Come Grow With Us.” It’s our goal that they will not only attract prospective employees, but remind the community at large that we...

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Congratulations to Martin Lopez and Chuck Jensen, Our 2019 Q3 Values Hero Recipients!

We’re proud to announce that Martin Lopez and Chuck Jensen are the 2019 Q3 BAF Values Hero Winners! Martin, who recently assumed the position of technical services analyst on the QRO team, received an astounding ten nominations from his coworkers in the third quarter, recognizing him for exemplifying our Make Things Better, Keep It Going, Let Your Inner Hero Shine,...

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