Basic American Foods

Basic American Foods

Family owned and operated since our founding in 1933, Basic American Foods has the best selling line of shelf-stable potatoes and beans today by combining consumer preferred taste with exceptional convenience. Our ongoing innovation (40+ patents) focuses on continuously meeting customer needs.

Our convenient potato and bean products are made from 100% USA grown potatoes and beans. They are cooked, dried and packaged utilizing our proprietary technology and stringent quality specifications to lock in flavor and texture for that "from scratch" taste in every batch.

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4 reasons to menu tasty plant protein pasta

For operators trying to offer menu options for health-conscious diners, plant-based pasta is a surefire win.

While foodservice operations across the country have expanded their vegan and vegetarian menus in recent years, those plant-based options are crossing over into the mainstream.

Ensuring that kids in school cafeterias eat healthful, tasty food can be challenging. Fortunately, food manufacturers are listening.

Because noncommercial settings have to appeal to the masses, there’s a little bit less freedom when revamping the menu, but that doesn't mean that operators are stuck serving the same old, same old day in and day out.

A well-made pasta dish is the perfect option for many diners when they’re eating away from home.

Given the media attention lavished on trendy new ingredients and emerging ethnic cuisines, one might assume that customers are always seeking new thrills when they dine out. The reality is quite different. Research shows that consumers are actually creatures of habit who go back to the same restaurants and order the same items because it is safe and comforting.

Chef Bill Kim is known for scratch-made menu creations at bellyQ, his popular Asian barbecue restaurant in Chicago. However, he widened his horizons and enhanced his creativity by working with a pair of convenient, labor-saving products from Basic America

For decades, foodservice operators have counted on Basic American Foods potato and bean products for great flavor, consistency and quick, easy prep.