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Ready to think outside of the side?

Ready to think outside of the side? Visit the link below to hear from our Corporate Chef, Paul Rockwell CEC, CFS, and Director of Marketing, Tanya Smith, on the 3x benefits of our BAF Hashbrowns. #GoldenCrispyOnTheOutside #SoftOnTheInside #Hashbrowns

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Happy National Cheese Lover’s Day!

Did someone say CHEESE? Celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day with our Flamin' Hot® Cheesy Mash. A fiery twist to our classic BAF mashed potatoes topped with ooey-gooey queso and Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos.

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2024 Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards

BAF's 2024 Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence Awards took place on January 14th following the School Nutrition Association's Industry Conference in Orlando, Florida. We were delighted to celebrate our amazing winners Julie Telesca, Lauren Weyand, Karyn Buckner, and Moss Crutchfield CEC SNS.

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Congratulations to Lloyd Rockwood, our 2022 Q4 Values Hero!

We're pleased to announce Lloyd Rockwood, consulting engineer in Blackfoot, as the 2022 Q4 Values Hero! Lloyd was nominated four times in the fourth quarter, recognizing him for living our Let Your Inner Hero Shine and Make Thing Better values. Lloyd's commitment to continuous improvement was evident throughout all his nominations. One accomplishment was Lloyd's development of a value stream...

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Congratulations to Matt Pearcy, our 2022 Q3 Values Hero!

We are delighted to share that Matt Pearcy, procurement analyst in Blackfoot, was selected as our 2022 Q3 Values Hero! His peers recognized Matt for demonstrating a commitment to Make Things Better. Matt has implemented an effective and sustainable process between the plants and our suppliers to provide the quick and effective feedback needed to resolve issues in a timely...

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Congratulations to Kerry Johns, our 2022 Q2 Values Hero!

We’re pleased to announce Kerry Johns, storeroom supervisor in Rexburg, as the 2022 Q2 Values Hero! Kerry received nominations recognizing him for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine and Make Things Better values. Kerry’s nominations highlighted his persistence in pushing for excellence. One example was his work to develop reporting that gave greater visibility into our inventory levels. This...

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It’s our honor to recognize Meghan Jurgen, director of continuous improvement, as the 2022 Q1 Values Hero! Meghan was nominated four times in the first quarter for living our Values. Meghan’s exceptional leadership was mentioned in several of her nominations, including her ability to stay calm under pressure, clarify issues, help others prioritize tasks, give honest and actionable feedback, and...

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Concert for Ukraine

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, we remain concerned about the people of Ukraine and all those impacted by this humanitarian crisis. Our “Make Things Better” core value describes BAF’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in our employees’ lives, for our customers, and in the community, so I believe that we have a responsibility to live our...

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Jennifer Arave – Dream Team 2022 Award Winner

Basic American Foods is excited to announce that one of our very own has made the Dream Team! Jennifer Arave, senior quality operations manager, was nominated for this award by her manager, Brad Nelson, director, quality and regulatory operations, because of her leadership, tenacity, and the significant value she brings to her team and BAF overall. The article in Spudman magazine shares Arave’s...

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Congratulations to the 2022 FAME Award Winners!

On January 25, 2022, Basic American Foods sponsored the prestigious FAME (Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence) Awards. In our 33rd year of sponsorship, Basic American Foods is proud to honor the outstanding school nutrition professionals who have raised industry standards by tackling challenges and making a difference within their school districts and communities. Congratulations to the 2022 FAME Award Winners!

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Tornado Relief Contribution

Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee were struck by dangerous storms and tornadoes on Friday night. The trail puts it among the longest tornadoes in U.S. history. The death toll is expected to exceed 100 people, with both homes and commercial properties destroyed in the 200-mile plus path of destruction. The search for survivors continues. Basic American Foods has...

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We are delighted to share that Robin Jensen, senior director of marketing, sales operations and strategy, was selected as our 2021 Q3 Values Hero! In the third quarter, Robin received five Values Hero nominations for five different Values: Make Things Better, Find A Way, Keep It Going, It Takes A Team, and Mean What You Say. Robin was recognized in...

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