About The Manufacturers

To learn more about the food companies that make the great-tasting samples in the SuperKids program, view their information below.

Ardent Mills

Ardent Mills is the trusted partner in nurturing our customers, consumers and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions. We offer the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet your needs and backed by unrivaled technical support, customer service and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of 40 community mills, three bakery-mix centers and a specialty bakery.

We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. Right around the corner. And always ahead of the curve.


Armour

About Armour Specialty Marketing

Armour Specialty Marketing is a specialty food company and the home of the #1 Brand of Retail Lard - Armour Lard. The Armour Brand has been a trusted brand in the home kitchen for more than100 years. In addition to retail products, Armour Specialty Marketing owns a line of specialty commercial oils and shortenings. Currently Armour has 11 distribution points throughout the United States and exports products to Mexico and Puerto Rico. Based in Grand Prairie, Texas, Armour’s key objectives are to provide exceptional customer service and to produce a high quality product. To learn more about Armour Specialty Marketing, visit armourlard.com.

Available immediately from Armour Specialty Marketing, Ultragrain Pasta® now comes in six classic shapes: spaghetti, rotini, penne, elbows, lasagna and egg noodles. Perfect for any recipe that uses these shapes, Ultragrain Pasta® is ideal for foodservice companies and food manufacturers interested increasing whole grain nutrition without sacrificing the taste and texture associated with traditional semolina pasta. Ultragrain Pasta® can also be used to replace existing whole wheat pastas that are often soft, bitter, gritty and have visible specks, helping to improve consumer appeal.


Azteca Foods, Inc.

Recognized as a pioneer in the refrigerated tortilla business, Azteca Foods, Inc. started in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago as a vision of Art Velasquez and nine other Mexican American businessmen and members of the Azteca Lions Club. With a passion for quality Mexican food and a dream to positively contribute to the economic development of their community, Velasquez and his business partners each invested $8,000 in 1969 to found the Azteca Corn Products Corporation. At a time when Mexican food was not mainstream, the founding members built the company on a strong desire to bring traditional Mexican foods to a wider group of consumers outside their own neighborhood.

With the sale of Azteca Corn Products Corporation as a wholly owned subsidiary to The Pillsbury Company in 1984, the Azteca® brand grew tremendously due to a broad-based product line, application of new technology and investment in advanced production facilities.

In 1989, Velasquez and his wife Joanne bought back the assets of the business from The Pillsbury Company and changed the name to Azteca Foods, Inc.

Azteca® has grown to become a multimillion-dollar business still family-owned by the Velasquez family.  Located on the southwest side of Chicago, Azteca® operates in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which employs over 135 people.

Azteca® prides itself in developing the first refrigerated tortilla using fewer preservatives to bring extended shelf life to its category, while maintaining strict quality control to ensure only the freshest and highest-quality products available. The company continues to revolutionize the industry and grow its product line with the addition of bake-and-fill salad shells, and tortilla chips.

Although Azteca Foods, Inc. has grown to serve national and international markets, the Velasquez family remains committed to Chicago and the Latino community through participation on more than 20 not-for-profit boards.


Buena Vista Foods

Our company, founded in 1991, is an industry leader in the development and production of high quality bakery products for the K-12 school foodservice industry. We take great pride in providing our school customers with nutritionally superior products that are “better for you” and also taste great! Our team of skilled industry professionals stand ready to do what it takes to earn your business.


Chef Pierre

About Chef Pierre

Our story began in 1922 in the small town of Traverse City, Michigan, where good, honest people took pride in baking delicious pies. They used fresh fruit, real dairy and eggs and went to work. Day after day, they refined recipes and created simple yet unforgettable pies people loved. Today, the Chef Pierre® brand is a leading, well-recognized foodservice provider of restaurant-quality pies, now serving even more bakery favorites consumers crave throughout the day.


ConAgra Foodservice

We make everyday food in extraordinary ways

At ConAgra Foods, we believe in the power of great food. Food you turn to every day, food you count on as part of your life. We make food that does more than satisfy your hunger — it actually gives you less to worry about and more to look forward to. That’s what we do here at ConAgra Foods: We make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways.

Find the food you love on store shelves, where you can choose from our retail brands such as Hunt's®, Orville Redenbacher's®, and Healthy Choice®. We also have a strong foodservice business that supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery products to commercial and foodservice customers.

ConAgra Foods is one of North America’s largest food companies, but we’re more than that. We’re more than 33,000 individuals, each with a story to tell. And we’re a family — from the son who followed in his dad’s footsteps with a career at ConAgra Foods to the employee who took a temporary job and — eight years later — still loves what he does.


DeWafelbakkers LLC

Quality, innovation, exciting new flavors and packaging - that has been DeWafelbakkers’ focus for 30 years. We understand that school nutrition Directors and Nutritionists have the difficult job of finding healthy foods that children will want to eat at a price that fits in their budgets. Our line of 100% whole grain individually wrapped mini pancakes were designed specifically to fit those needs. With ingredients like Ultragrain, sea salt, and whole fresh eggs you are giving your kids a better quality and healthier breakfast. With innovative flavors like Banana and Apple Cinnamon, you are also getting the students attention and breaking through the breakfast boredom. Please request a sample of our Banana IW Mini Pancakes. We know that you will enjoy them.


Domino's Pizza®

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza® is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DPZ.”  Through its primarily locally-owned and operated franchise system, Domino’s operates a network of 8,873 stores in the United States and 60 international markets. The Domino's Pizza® brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of over $5.5 billion in 2008, comprised of nearly $3.1 billion domestically and over $2.4 billion internationally.  Domino's Pizza was named “Chain of the Year” by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry.  In 2009 Domino's ranked number one in customer satisfaction in a survey of consumers of the U.S. largest limited service restaurants, according to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). 


Fernando’s

Fernando’s helps bring restaurant-quality Mexican food to the school café. With 25+ items conforming to the new USDA Meal Pattern, it has never been easier to bring on-trend center of the plate entrées to your students in this fast growing segment. Already recognized as a game-changer in the school segment for quality and value, Fernando’s makes it easy to innovate and increase average daily participation.


Flowers Bakeries Foodservice

 

 

 

Flowers Bakeries Foodservices offers a full line of bread and snack products. From commodity bread and buns to specialty sandwich buns and premium loaves, Flowers Foodservice’s product line can meet all of your bread needs. Available nationally through foodservice distributors, the Mountain Farm and European Bakers product lines have a bread solution for every foodservice segment. Serving the foodservice industry with high quality foodservice products is Flowers Bakeries Foodservice’s only mission.


J&J Snack Foods Corp.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing nutritional and affordable branded niche snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, BAVARIAN BAKERY and other soft pretzels, ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI’S, MINUTE MAID frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, MARY B’S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY’S fig and fruit bars, TIO PEPE’S , CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO Churros, PATIO Burritos and other handheld sandwiches, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and several cookie brands within COUNTRY HOME BAKERS. For more information, please visit www.jjsnack.com.

Minute Maid is a registered trademark of The Coca Cola Company

OREO is registered trademarks of Mondelez International group, used under license


Kellogg's

At Kellogg, we LOVE breakfast. To us it’s so much more than just a meal. We passionately believe in the power and promise that comes from eating the right breakfast. It’s the first fuel for our bodies—nourishing us for today, tomorrow and for life.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been working to serve the world a better breakfast. Whether it’s through the creation of cereals such as Corn Flakes and Special K or our more recent breakfast drinks, we want everyone to have the advantage that can come from eating breakfast.

We know that beginning the day with you is a privilege so we’ll continue to do our best to earn a place at your table every morning.

See you at breakfast.


Pinnacle Food Service

About Pinnacle Food Service

Millions of times a day, consumers all over the nation reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 12 categories in which we compete — and we’re just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of “Leadership” and “Foundation” brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience. In food service, we supply both commercial establishments from table service to quick-serve restaurants and non-commercial facilities such as schools, colleges, healthcare and business and institution accounts.


Sunny Fresh

Leverage the Sunny Fresh Brand of Products to Grow Your School Program Success

A leading U.S. marketer of premium, further-processed egg products,
Trust Sunny Fresh® egg and breakfast products – rich in valuable protein and nutrients – to help meet your nutrition requirements and get students ready to succeed. Our innovative, heat-and-serve favorites include our new whole-grain and reduced-sodium items that are Smarter by the Serving™ and feature kid-friendly flavors that students will love for breakfast, lunch – or anytime!

  • Protein Power – Eggs help fuel up students to thrive all afternoon, especially when guidelines fall short
  • Variety – our products feature exciting flavors and forms
  • Value – an economical protein that helps you optimize your commodity budget
  • Appeal – kids love the taste and now you can satisfy their cravings in even more ways
  • Ease – heat-n-serve options make prep fast and easy

Water Lilies

Similar to many immigrants, the Lee family hoped for better opportunities when they emigrated from Taiwan to New York City in 1989. With their strong passion for food, they found themselves a promising family business cooking and selling Chinese vegetarian gourmet foods out of their own kitchen. From cooking, packaging, to delivery, each family member played a role in this business. In the first three years, what started as a small business quickly outgrew their kitchen. This lead to the establishment of Water Lilies Foods Inc., a modest facility of solely vegetarian cuisine was born in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1995.

In just five years, Water Lilies continued to expand which included changing their original business focus. A supermarket chain that was in search of a non-vegetarian line of Chinese appetizers contacted Water Lilies. Seeing this as a perfect opportunity to expand their line, Water Lilies obtained a USDA certification for their facility and the new appetizer line was yet another example of Water Lilies continuous effort in researching and developing only the best quality products, which has played a key role in their success. By May 2006, the company took another huge step and became USDA organic certified. Their customers and business have continued to increase – pushing them again to expand to a larger location.

In September 2006, Water Lilies Food relocated to a 48,000 square foot location. With this new and larger facility, they are able to implement newer and more automated equipment. The volume and productivity have more than doubled as a result of this. The facility is SQF3. At the start of 2008, a line of authentic Asian entrees was launched with much success. With their perpetual passion for food and dedication to family tradition, Water Lilies strive to deliver the highest quality and most delicious products to their clients for years to come.


We’re proud to feature these great brands made with Ultragrain®
Ardent Mills logoArmour logoAzteca Foods, Inc. logoBuena Vista Foods logoChef Pierre logoConAgra Foodservice logoDeWafelbakkers logoDomino's Pizza® logo
Fernando’s logoFlowers Bakeries Foodservice logoJ&J Snack Foods Corp. logoKellogg's logoPinnacle Food Service logoSunny Fresh logoWater Lilies logo