Basic American Foods Overview

  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1933
  • Company - Private
  • Food & Drink 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 ...

Basic American Foods Reviews

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Bryan Reese
Bryan Reese
23 Ratings
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great Company!"

Mar 24, 2021 - Segment Account Manager in Denver, CO
Positive Outlook
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Amazing people, organized, welcoming, well liked by customers, fantastic product line.


There really aren't any, it is a great place.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing. Transparency to the associate level is fantastic. Makes the entire team engaged on big goals
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Basic American Foods Interviews

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Applied online50%
Employee Referral10%

  1. Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Blackfoot, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at Basic American Foods (Blackfoot, ID) in Feb 2019


    Very thorough structured interview. They look for STAR responses and most all salaried go through a scenario where you present to the group. Multiple interviews, usually 3 different group with 2 people in each group.

    Name your biggest mistake and how did you handle it?

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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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