innovation & design

Buddy's Kitchen Innovation & Design Team (clockwise from upper left: Joe Chiovera, Jeff Covey, Kelsey McCarty, Yutong Zhang, Gail Barnum, Shannon Effertz, Hannah Fox).

Buddy's Kitchen Innovation & Design Team (clockwise from upper left: Joe Chiovera, Jeff Covey, Kelsey McCarty, Yutong Zhang, Gail Barnum, Shannon Effertz, Hannah Fox).

 

The Heart of the Kitchen

Our Innovation & Design Team is led by industry-veteran Chef Joe Chiovera and boasts a growing roster of talent from top culinary & food science programs.

We work closely with customers to create custom products in our two, on-site test kitchens. Our team benefits from a love of great food and a commitment to excellence as well as a wealth of results-oriented experience.

With a focus on trend-forward cuisine and healthier consumer eating habits, we are able to provide sourcing and product development with a natural focus; we can also produce certified organic & gluten free products.


Personal. Passionate. Delicious.

CUSTOM.

 

WHAT BUDDY'S KITCHEN HAS TO OFFER

Two Ready-to-Eat USDA Facilities, Two Full Test Kitchens

A Top-Notch Innovation & Design Team

40+ years  of experience customizing frozen food

Flexible manufacturing processes.

A passion for CUSTOM solutions and an unrivaled commitment to our customers.

 

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Custom Product Development

100% of Buddy's Kitchen products are custom designed with or for specific customers. 

From the test kitchen to the production line, Buddy's trademark flexibility is key to our customers' success. We can handle prototype & pre-production volumes and effectively ramp up to high volumes in a short time frame.


Co-Packing

With more than 40 years of experience and a highly-skilled workforce, Buddy's Kitchen is a best-cost co-packer you can count on. We specialize in flexibility and high levels of customization (to the Nth degree!).

Highlights of our services include:

  • Innovation & Design Team
  • Flexible Batch Sizes
  • Complex Assemblies
  • Fast Changeover
  • High Volume Track Record
  • 2 RTE USDA Facilities
  • Spiral & Blast Freezers
  • 2 Full Test Kitchens
  • SQF Level III Food Safety
  • Cert. Organic & Gluten Free
 

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Packaging

Buddy's offers a full range of packing solutions & custom packaging.

  • Custom Labeling
  • Hand Wrapping
  • Flow Wrapping
  • Pouch Sealing
  • Kitting
  • Retail Cartoning
  • Airline - Bulk Packing
  • Airline - Heat Sealing