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Dawn Foods Overview

Jackson, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Dawn Foods

Every day, in homes around the world, Dawn Foods helps make happiness. For almost a century, this family-owned global bakery supplier has partnered with bakers, retailers and other culinary experts to deliver the ingredients and finished baked goods for all of life’s ... Read more

Mission: To delight our customers around the world by delivering the insights, innovations, products, services and bakery expertise that empowers them to achieve their aspirations.

Dawn Foods – Why Work For Us?

From our family to families around the world

Dawn Foods started as a family business. And no matter how large we grow, family is still at the heart of how we think, how we treat our customers and how we treat each other. Here’s a quick look at our family and their history of dedication to serving you and your business.

A History of Commitment and Innovation

Dawn Foods began nearly one century ago with the basics: two bakers and a recipe for really delicious donuts. To this day, Dawn remains a family-owned company — with third-generation Joneses still actively involved in growing our business and serving our customers. And while we now create much more than donuts, our focus on providing the sweet treats for life’s moments that matter hasn’t changed. Under the direction of the Jones family, Dawn Foods has become the international partner of choice for bakers and culinary professionals around the world. We produce more than 4,000 products, employ nearly 5,000 people, do business in more than 105 countries, and operate in more than 57 locations worldwide. But no matter how we grow, our company culture still celebrates hard work and partnership, quality products and innovation, and working with our customers to help them leverage insights and trends to grow their businesses.

Dawn Foods helps create the moments that matter

At Dawn Foods, we know that our customers and families everywhere count on our family to make moments memorable. That’s why we combine unmatched international manufacturing and distribution capabilities with our expertise, commitment and innovation to create bakery solutions for people all around the world.

We supply a complete line of quality, consistent mixes, bases, icings, glazes, fillings, frozen dough, par-baked and fully baked products and equipment to the food industry — worldwide.

How have we succeeded for nearly 100 years? How do we plan to succeed for 100 more? It comes down to the basics that have made us who we are for generations. We have a foundation that sets us apart:

  • Our knowledge of the baking process and industry
  • Our passion and commitment to our customers' success
  • Our ability to bring products and ideas together that help our customers sell to their customers

Business is moving faster and customers need to work more efficiently. But no matter what may change, our commitment to providing the highest quality bakery products and innovative solutions will never falter.

Our values drive our culture, and Dawn Foods works to create a culture of global growth, diversity, service to others, continuous learning and fun.


We are ENERGIZED by the creativity, INSPIRATION and DEDICATION we witness in our customers and in each other. We strive to infuse that passion into ALL THAT WE DO, from working as teams to give our customers our best, to partnering with our customers to help them move their businesses forward. It’s the spark that sets us apart.


Our word is OUR PROMISE and it’s been that way for nearly 100 years.  No matter how large we become, we are COMMITTED to being an organization of INTEGRITY and ACCOUNTABILITY for all we say and do. We know that lasting TRUST comes from being true to our words and our choices, and we are accountable to everyone we work with.


Our success comes from nurturing LONG LASTING PARTNERSHIPS. We are committed to COLLABORATION and working with each other and our customers so that we all grow and improve.  We listen, learn and approach each encounter as an opportunity to work together. Our partners feel VALUED AND HEARD.


We are proud of OUR ROOTS and will always remember our start as a small bakery business.  It’s that humble beginning that helps the Dawn family connect to our customers and understand their goals, struggles and ambitions.  And while we will always strive to INNOVATE AND GROW, we remember that our family roots drive our PROGRESS TOWARD A BRIGHT FUTURE.


We believe in our people and in the power of POSITIVITY for a better tomorrow. In business, there will always be challenges, but if we choose to address each situation with grace and careful consideration, we are CONFIDENT that positive outcomes will be our result. At Dawn Foods, we have an innate desire to continue to better ourselves, to make the experience our partners have with us smarter, richer and more enjoyable. Our end goal is HAPPINESS – for us, our customers, and their consumers.

Careers at Dawn Foods

Our people are our brand. They innovate, they demand quality and they build real relationships with our customers that stand the test of time. If you have your own personal recipe for success, check out our opportunities. Team Dawn may be right for you.

Opportunities, Rewards and Really Good Donuts All Come Together at Team Dawn

We have a fun family culture that values teamwork, genuine innovation and the desire to grow. Dawn is a rapidly growing global leader in the baking industry. We’ve doubled net sales over the past 10 years, climbing to almost $2 billion a year. Today, we have over 40 facilities located in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Latin America.

What makes this possible? Our 4,500 motivated, caring people who produce amazing products that exceed customer expectations every day. We reward success with comprehensive benefit packages, training and financial incentives that let our Team Members know they’re valued and the most important part of our company.

Make Today the Day

Are you ready for a career that helps you grow and rewards your hard work and smart thinking? Check out our opportunities around the globe to find the fit that’s right for you.

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    Dawn creates a positive work environment where employees are encouraged to create, innovate and invest in the future of this amazing company. Employees are treated like family members and I truly enjoy coming to work everyday. My coworkers are all fantastic and I genuinely feel a connection to them and the organization as a whole.


    Would love to see the continued emphasis on internal development and really embrace the idea of cultivating our own talent.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course! There will be bumps along the way but as long as we stay true to our Mission we will be in great shape.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dawn Foods (Detroit, MI) in October 2017.


    I applied on line and uploaded my cover letter and resume. I competed my profile online, as well. It took a while to receive a call, but the phone interview went well.

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Dawn Foods Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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