Buddy's Kitchen Then & Now
Buddy’s Kitchen was founded near Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1974 by Nils “Buddy” Eian. The first Buddy’s product - a mouthwatering, hand-cooked omelet made for North Central Airlines - remains a signature Buddy’s product to this day.
Until 2007, Buddy’s focused primarily on airline customers. Since 2007, the company has meaningfully diversified its customer base and capabilities and opened a second, larger production facility. We produce more than 350,000 meals daily.
Today, Buddy’s Kitchen is an industry leader in the customization of frozen food and co-packing. Newer customers include industry leaders in specialty food service application in the Convenience, QSR and Deli channels.
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Our team strives to operate our business in the most sustainable way possible
through recycling, local sourcing, and reducing waste.
- In 2016, we recycled 500 tons of cardboard boxes!
- We give preference to suppliers located within 100 miles of our plant.
- Our logistics & packaging experts work to optimize shipping & reduce waste.
- We work with local farmers to re-use food waste & keep it out of landfills.