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  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1933
  • Company - Private
  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)


Basic American Foods is a successful 85-year-old company with a startup mentality. We are a growing retail and foodservice business that’s dedicated to providing delicious and innovative products to kitchens, cafeterias and dining rooms throughout the U.S., such as shelf-stable ...
Mission: Our supportive and collaborative culture is driven by our mission and vision—to make real food heroes every day by providing our customers with foods that are delicious to eat, easy to prepare and accessible to all; and to create a world full of mealtime victories. We aim to ...

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Basic American Foods President and CEO Bryan Reese
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"Excellent company - strong values!"

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- A committed leadership team with vast experience - Balanced family business with a strong external board - Embracing the need for transformation in manufacturing and in leveraging technology -


- constrained potato supply is challenging causing some strategy challenges
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Basic American Foods Interviews

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Applied online54%
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  1. Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
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    Positive Experience
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Basic American Foods (United States)


    I interviewed with their recruiter in California to begin with and then the hiring manager and other Process Engineer. After that, I interviewed with several people in the plant and with HR.

    I didn't move forward in the process but I was impressed with the Recruiter who personally let me know instead of sending a form letter.

    The Recruiter asked a lot of behavioral based questions. The last interview process was based on STAR.

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Company Updates

December 19, 2019
This year, we celebrated the 40-year anniversary of our operations at the Rexburg, Idaho plant! We've also made a sizeable addition to the facility, enabling us to continue to meet the business needs of our customers for many more years to come and serving as a reminder of our dedication to Southeast Idaho.
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Celebrating Rexburg! - Basic American Foods - Corporate
December 10, 2019
A team from our Walnut Creek office recently volunteered at the Monumental Toy Drive in Concord, California by opening shipments containing hundreds of fun gifts, flattening the boxes for recycling, and sorting over 1,300 presents for children from ages 5-10. Basic American Foods was also pleased to donate $1,000 to the Monumental Toy Drive to help meet their need for additional toys to distribute. Since 1997, the MTD has been providing gifts during the holiday season to thousands of underprivileged children from public elementary schools in our community. The work was tiring, but very rewarding, knowing that these gifts will bring joy to so many children!
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Basic American Foods Awards & Accolades

  • Healthiest EmployerThe San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal2013
  • Healthiest EmployerThe Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times2012

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Basic American Foods Locations

  • Blackfoot, ID
  • Idaho Falls, ID
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Rexburg, ID
  • Shelley, ID
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