AFDR partners

AFDR could not provide comprehensive training and other information to DSRs without the partnership from many leading companies and organizations. 

Platinum Partners
generalmillsFoodserviceLogosmalljpg General Mills Foodservice has wide array of high-quality products including, Cheerios®, Yoplait® yogurt, Nature Valley® granola bars, Gold Medal® baking mixes, Pillsbury® frozen baked goods, including Place and Bake biscuits muffins, cinnamon rolls and provide a variety of support tools to make your life easier.  Let us know how we can help you and your customers grow.

Heinz Foodservice is the leading manufacturer of condiments for the foodservice industry.In addition to America's Favorite Ketchup®, the Heinz Foodservice product line includes a wide array of condiments, sauces, canned soups, tomato products, frozen desserts and appetizers, vinegar and pickles. Heinz Foodservice also is the manufacturer of Todds, Chef Francisco Soups and Quality Chef Soups and Entrees.


Kraft Foodservice, a division of Kraft Foods Global, Inc., has proudly served the foodservice industry for over 100 years. Our unparalleled portfolio of powerhouse brands, such as Oreo, A.1., Grey Poupon, Philadelphia and Maxwell House, has proven customer acceptance. By working with Kraft Foodservice, you have a choice of quality branded products for virtually every category, application and occasion.


Sara Lee Foodservice is a leading supplier of integrated beverage, bakery and meats solutions with well-known brand names such as Douwe Egberts, Superior Coffee and Paradise iced tea for beverage; Sara Lee and Chef Pierre for bakery products; and Sara Lee, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park and Hillshire Farm for meats.

Gold Partners


Hormel Foodservice is a leading player in the foodservice industry. We serve the needs of restaurants and foodservice operations of all shapes and sizes. Our long list of operator-friendly foodservice products is an ongoing testimony to the Hormel spirit of innovation. Hormel is known for its high-quality deli meats, hams, bacon, sausages, pizza toppings, turkey, barbecue and many other protein products.


Kikkoman is the leading manufacturer of soy sauce, convenient Asian-style sauces, coating mixes, sushi vinegar, panko bread crumbs and soy milk.  Naturally brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce is a versatile flavor enhancer for a wide variety of foods, from Asian to mainstream American with low sodium, organic, sushi and many other styles.  Learn more about Kikkoman’s wide range of teriyaki sauces and marinades, rice vinegars, stir fry sauces and many other authentic Asian products at


Lamb Weston is the innovator behind specialty potato products such as Generation 7 Fries®, Stealth® Fries, LW Private Reserve® and many others. These products have revolutionized the french fry industry and delivered greater profits to our customers.

Silver Partners


Dole Foodservice products have been satisfying the most discriminating patrons of restaurants and other foodservice operations for nearly a century. Our premium quality products are specially designed to meet the unique operational needs of foodservice operators. Dole backs its dedication to quality with comprehensive food safety programs, stringent quality control measures, and ongoing research and innovation. Dole is a leading supplier of packaged, fresh and frozen prepared fruits and vegetables.

precision.jpg Kent Precision Foods, Inc. specializes in developing, blending and packaging dry mix food products used throughout the foodservice, including salad dressing mixes, frozen desserts, seasoning blends, stuffing mixes, seasoned rice and sauces.  PFI customizes blends for leading foodservice manufacturers and chains, as well as offers its own popular brands including, Frostline softserve products, Mrs. Dash salt-free seasonings,Land O Lakes cocoa, and Foothill Farms salad dressing and seasoning mixes.


Rosina is a leading manufacturer of frozen specialty Italian food products known for their authentic taste and quality.  Rosina has a broad range of foodservice solutions... everything from meatballs, eggplant, pasta, Italian sausage, pizza toppings and unique appetizers such as buffalo-style chicken meatballs.


Simplot is a leader in frozen and dehydrated potato products, roasted and specialty vegetable and fruit products that are known the world over for their quality, flavor and labor-saving innovation by foodservice operators. Sold under the popular brand names of Simplot, Idahoan, Jiffi Crisp, RoastWorks, Tater Pals and others, Simplot foodservice products are used broadly by national chains and smaller independents every day.


Unilever Foodsolutions is one of the world's leading global foodservice companies with marquee brands such as Hellmann's® Mayonnaise, Salad Dressings, Condiments, Dips and Sandwich Sauces;  Knorr, known for its soups and sauces that stand for authentic flavors and deep understanding of chefs' needs; and LIPTON Tea, the largest supplier of branded tea that is enjoyed by people in over 80 countries.

Bronze Partners


McCain Foods is the world's largest privately-owned frozen food manufacturer offering French fries, appetizers, pizzas, vegetables, desserts, juices, entrees and oven meals. One of every three French fries sold worldwide comes from McCain!  With some of the industry's most favorite and trusted brands, McCain is the home to Brew City appetizers and sides, Anchor Poppers and Cheese Shotz, Harvest Splendor Sweet Potato products and Farmer's Kitchen oven-roasted potatoes.

PepsiCo Foodservice is home to some of America's favorite brands, such as Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker Oats and Gatorade.  In addition to its broad line of convenience foods and beverages, PepsiCo offers a wide range of free tools to help operators build their business.  Visit for more information.


Uncle Ben's is the number one rice brand in America, is proud to offer a wide range of rice dishes with flavors and textures that will help bring more to your meals, both for convenient side dishes and savory main courses.


Upper Crust Enterprises is the first U.S. company to produce Panko (Japanese bread crumbs), and remains the leading supplier to thousands of restaurants across the country, Canada, Mexico and beyond.  Upper Crust also produces authentic gourmet tempura batter mix.

Affiliate Partners


Since 1960, Dot Foods has been delivering food products quickly and reliably from manufacturers to distributors all across the U.S. We offer over 80,000 quality products from 700 manufacturers in the food and non-food categories that our distributor customers know and trust. Our goal is to help distributors and DSRs offer the broadest foodservice offerings to their operator customers while keeping distributors’ inventory costs at a minimum.


Technomic is a fact-based research and consulting firm, helps restaurants and food suppliers grow profitably with business-building guidance. For over 40 years our consultants have helped clients anticipate and respond to customers’ needs—and competitive threats. Our services range from major research studies to management consulting solutions to simple fact-finding assignments.

Founding Partners

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AFDR would not exist if not for the leadership of Tyson Foods. Tyson was an active member of AFDR's organizing committee, and the organization's first sponsor. Today, Tyson remains one of AFDR's primary supporters and visionaries that believes AFDR is good for the entire foodservice industry. Tyson encourages all manufacturers and suppliers to actively support AFDR.


As a founding sponsor, Nation's Restaurant News has brought its insight and influence in the foodservice industry to help guide the formation of AFDR. NRN’s editorial power and frequency has become the primary source of foodservice news, trends & information for the foodservice industry.

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