Our business model is Customer Intimate.
That means when you work with us, we work together.
Are we a good fit? Find out what makes Buddy's unique.
Our Culinary Innovation & Design Team, led by Chef Joe Chiovera, brings creativity, business savvy, and passion to the table.
Our facilities feature a mix of automation & hands-on processes allowing us to produce unique items on a "best cost" basis.
SPECIALTY & CLEAN LABEL
Buddy's produces both Organic & Gluten Free items and is actively developing products in line with healthy & clean eating trends.
TWO USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC & GLUTEN FREE FACILITIES
Burnsville, MN - 65,000 sf
Lakeville, MN - 91,000 sf
- Certified Organic & Gluten Free
- Ready-to-Eat (RTE)
- Spiral & Storage Freezers
- USDA/FDA Dual Jurisdiction
- On-Site Test Kitchens
- Flexible Manufacturing
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY
At Buddy’s Kitchen, our commitment to food safety & quality is paramount. We are committed to setting the industry standard for food safety and quality and have invested heavily in processes, staff, training, testing, chemistry and third-party consulting services to ensure that we deliver on that promise.
WHAT MAKES US TICK
We create custom cuisine solutions for specialty foodservice applications.
how we operate
We intimately serve a base of food-forward customers through our unique agile innovation and flexible manufacturing processes.
Customer Focus. Intimacy with a small group of world class customers.
Passion. For continuous improvement and great food.
Own It. Be Accountable and deliver on your commitments.
Communicate Honestly. The good and the bad.
Team Spirit. Supportive but direct team interactions.
In 2017, we debuted our 5-acre employee garden on the site our Lakeville plant. The 78 large garden plots were quickly and enthusiastically filled with bountiful crops ranging from collard greens and tomatoes to string beans and potatoes. This year we're bringing back the employee gardens by popular demand with a wait-list for plots!