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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BAF Values Hero – Shawna Anderson!

Please join us in congratulating Shawna Anderson as our 2019 Q1 Values Hero winner! Shawna is a marketing business process team leader who received two nominations this quarter. Shawna exemplified the “Find A Way” value by jumping in and helping with an urgent request from sales and marketing to fill a customer order. Even though she was covering for two...

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Living Our Values and Making Things Better!

On Tuesday, May 14, a BAF team from the Walnut Creek, CA office volunteered at The Gardens at Heather Farm, a non-profit dedicated to the upkeep of the beautiful gardens that are open to the community to enjoy. We spent most of our time in the community garden, which is new to Heather Farm this year, shoveling dirt and mulch...

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Research & Development: Our Commitment to Innovation (part 2)

(Have you read the first part of our R&D story? If not, read it here!) Although Basic American Foods is an 85-year-old company, internally it can feel very much like a startup. “We’re small, we’re scrappy. We’re trying to do big audacious things by attacking it through innovation. It’s challenging, but it’s fun. It’s been an amazing flood of great...

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