FoodService

FoodService

Market Coverage

Our foodservice division actively covers the markets of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and New Mexico.  Not all partners are represented by Hanks Brokerage in the full territory.  Contact Us for details.

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Hanks Brokerage, Inc. is one of the largest industrial brokers in our market and works hard to bring opportunities to our food service principals.

Spices & Breading

(US)

Advanced Spice & Trading is an importer, processor and full line distributor of spices and manufacturing ingredients used in the food industry.  They source quality ingredients from around the globe and provide a local supply in a timely manner.  Product line consists of, but is not limited to, whole and ground spices, dehydrated onion and garlic, chili peppers and powders, paprika, parsley, cilantro, salt, MSG, oleoresins and foodservice containers and lids. SQF inspected facility – Rated SQF 2 

(T, OK, NM)

A manufacturer and distributor of high quality chicken and fish breading as well as customer blends, specialty blends and more! Our focus is on quality and affordability so that our customers can better serve their customers.

(US)

The Valdez Corporation is a private label company that specializes in dry flavor and seasoning blends, including, but not limited to, dip mixes, soup mixes and bakery products.  Their capabilities include custom blends, in-house blends, and repacks for bulk spices and herbs, accommodating both bulk and portion packing.  SQF Inspected facility – Rated SQF 2. 

BAKED GOODS & DESSERT

(T, OK)

Ace Bakery produces highly customized artisan breads that are consistent, tasty and easy to use. Their range of items offers distinct differences in looks, tastes, textures and sizes. They are proud to say that the entire collections of artisan breads are Non-GMO. Their product line includes baguettes, loaves, buns, rolls, bagels, crisps, toasts, croutons and granola. 

(T, OK, NM, AL)

Kenny’s passion for Key Lime pie led him to start Kenny’s Great Pies in 1989. Their genuine tropical “Island Style®” cream pies are the finest available on the market with the “flagship” being Kenny’s Key Lime Pie. Their unique selling point is that they are experts at acquiring, grading and juicing of fresh citrus fruit “on site” which gives their pies the clean natural flavor of “pure citrus” that sets them apart from all others. 

(T, NM)

A family business started in 1943, making the very best cookie for the very best price.  Best Maid cookies are made with the best ingredients, from real M&M’s® and Reese’s Pieces® to plump California raisins and Hawaiian cane sugar.  Over 50 flavors to choose from in dough form, in a range of sizes, from a mini .45oz up to a large 5oz. cookie dough puck.  Fully baked products in bulk packages or individually wrapped, this line also includes brownies, bars and smart snack solutions. 

(T, OK, NM, LA, AL)

With the success of Gambino’s bakeries, website, and mail-order business, Gambino’s Foods was formed with the idea and intent to be able to provide both New Orleans and the entire country with REAL New Orleans French bread, gourmet stuffed olives, Italian olive salads, and assorted pickled vegetables using a national base of food distributors.  If you are looking for authentic New Orleans’ foods or just a unique gourmet product to satisfy your customer’s needs, Gambino’s is available and ready to serve you today.

(T, OK)

Lantmannen offers a wide selection of Danish pastries and croissants, as well as Euro-Bake artisan breads that bring back the best of Europe’s culinary history. All of their pastries are pre-proofed and pre-glazed, offering you and your operation freezer-to-oven ease of preparation. Through 150 years of baking traditions and craftsmanship, they have perfected their flaky, authentic pastries for the world to enjoy. 

(T)

Carnival Culinary Solutions is a full service food manufacturer located on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  Their culinary team, comprised of professionals from all areas of the food service industry, specializes in custom formulations tailored to your operation. They approach the development of all their products with your end use in mind.  Offering “complete menu solutions,The Carnival Culinary product line includes hand-made appetizers, dips, soups, sauces and gravies, as well as center of the plate entrees and desserts.

(T)

Knouse Foods is a growers’ co-op made up of some 150 Appalachian Mountain and Midwestern grower/members.  Their brands (Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln and Speas Farm) have been family favorites for more than 50 years.  In addition to stocking supermarket shelves, Knouse supplies foodservice operators and industrial-ingredient companies with bulk apple and other fruit products.  They also offer private-label and co-packing services.  The Knouse foodservice lineup includes apple sauces and juices, sliced apples, whole apples, pie fillings, vinegars, sparkling beverages, apple butter, puddings and cheese sauces.

Condiments, Sauces, and Oils

 

Plant-based dips and spreads. All Credo products are made from 100% plants. Yep, no animal products!

(T)

Arcobasso specializes in developing custom sauces, dressings and beverages, bottling and packaging them in a variety of forms and sizes. With over 25 years of experience, Arcobasso is the partner that restaurant and bar owners, food service professionals, distributors, retailers, and convenience store operators can count on.  Included in the Arcobasso lineup is the award winning Major Peters’ brand of Bloody Mary mixes and complete line of bar basics, made with only the finest ingredients.  

(T)

Knouse Foods is a growers’ co-op made up of some 150 Appalachian Mountain and Midwestern grower/members.  Their brands (Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln and Speas Farm) have been family favorites for more than 50 years.  In addition to stocking supermarket shelves, Knouse supplies foodservice operators and industrial-ingredient companies with bulk apple and other fruit products.  They also offer private-label and co-packing services.  The Knouse foodservice lineup includes apple sauces and juices, sliced apples, whole apples, pie fillings, vinegars, sparkling beverages, apple butter, puddings and cheese sauces.

(T, NM)

Giovanni & Felice Colavita founded Colavita as a small olive mill in the village of San’Elia a Pianisi in the Molise region of Italy in 1938. In 1979 they expanded to the United States sense they are the leading family owned and operated Italian Olive Oil company in the U.S.

(T, OK)

A broad assortment of products under the Ambrosia Brand, only products meeting Schreiber’s quality standards can be packed with the Ambrosia label.  Products in this line include oils, vinegars, cooking wine, a wide assortment of fruits, olives, vegetables, condiments, ingredients, grains, rice and seafood. 

(T, OK, NM, LA)

The Girard’s brand had its beginning in San Francisco in 1935 with a recipe for Girard’s Original French Dressing created by Wilfred L. Girard.  Girard’s foodservice operations offer more than 100 varieties of dressings, sauces, and mayonnaise in addition to custom formulations in standard packaging to fit all food service, single serve, and industrial requirements. 

(T, OK, LA, NM)

Ketchup, Tomato sauce, and Chili sauce

Fruit and Vegetable

(SA, H)

Started in 1924, Calavo Grower’s, Inc. has become the world’s leading marketer of fresh avocados.  Calavo’s Food Division offers a range of frozen and fresh avocado and guacamole products in a variety of flavor and texture profiles including guacamole, avocado halves and chunky pulp packed in tubs, pails, pouches, canisters, singles and easy squeeze options. 

(T)

Pompeii offers a variety of juice concentrates including lemon, lime, key lime along with grenadine and soy sauce available in 4oz squeeze bottles, ½ gallon, 1 gallon and 5 gallon containers. 

National Frozen Foods started bringing the highest-quality Northwest fruits and vegetables to the nation in 1912. Today, we provide — and source — that same standard of quality around the world.

(T)

Knouse Foods is a growers’ co-op made up of some 150 Appalachian Mountain and Midwestern grower/members.  Their brands (Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln and Speas Farm) have been family favorites for more than 50 years.  In addition to stocking supermarket shelves, Knouse supplies foodservice operators and industrial-ingredient companies with bulk apple and other fruit products.  They also offer private-label and co-packing services.  The Knouse foodservice lineup includes apple sauces and juices, sliced apples, whole apples, pie fillings, vinegars, sparkling beverages, apple butter, puddings and cheese sauces.

(T, OK, NM)

USDA inspected Hatch green chiles, red chiles, jalapeños, poblanos, tomatillos, and tomatoes in various heats with consistent levels.  All New Mexico Green Chile products are harvested, flame roasted and frozen within 24 hours during which time they are triple inspected to clean any peels or stems missed.  Product has higher yield and less residue. 

(T, OK, LA, NM)

San Benito Foods
Full line of food service tomato products in 6/#10 cans

Old California
Pouch pack (6/#10 equivalent pack) tomatoes and custom formulations of tomato based products

Northwest Packing
Bartlett Pears, Purple Plums.  Royal Anne & Dark Sweet Cherries

(T, OK)

A broad assortment of products under the Ambrosia Brand, only products meeting Schreiber’s quality standards can be packed with the Ambrosia label.  Products in this line include oils, vinegars, cooking wine, a wide assortment of fruits, olives, vegetables, condiments, ingredients, grains, rice and seafood. 

Diversifood is a full-service procurement and management company, providing frozen fruits, vegetables and appetizers to food companies. With an emphasis on independent foodservice distributors, national chain operations and industrial customers, Diversifood warehouses product in consolidated distribution centers from coast to coast.
 

Wellness Options

(T)

Hormel Health Labs is a leader in providing nutrition resources for people at risk of malnutrition, which spans many conditions, including cancer treatment, kidney disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease to name a few. Through multiple product lines, they offer a wide variety of highly fortified functional food and beverages. Their product lines include broths & soups, desserts, purees, meal kits, nutrition shakes, protein mixes and beverages, as well as thickeners and thickened beverages.  

BEVERAGE

(T)

Hormel Health Labs is a leader in providing nutrition resources for people at risk of malnutrition, which spans many conditions, including cancer treatment, kidney disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease to name a few. Through multiple product lines, they offer a wide variety of highly fortified functional food and beverages. Their product lines include broths & soups, desserts, purees, meal kits, nutrition shakes, protein mixes and beverages, as well as thickeners and thickened beverages.  

(T)

Pompeii offers a variety of juice concentrates including lemon, lime, key lime along with grenadine and soy sauce available in 4oz squeeze bottles, ½ gallon, 1 gallon and 5 gallon containers. 

Appetizer

 

Plant-based dips and spreads. All Credo products are made from 100% plants. Yep, no animal products!

(SA, H)

Started in 1924, Calavo Grower’s, Inc. has become the world’s leading marketer of fresh avocados.  Calavo’s Food Division offers a range of frozen and fresh avocado and guacamole products in a variety of flavor and texture profiles including guacamole, avocado halves and chunky pulp packed in tubs, pails, pouches, canisters, singles and easy squeeze options. 

(T)

Carnival Culinary Solutions is a full service food manufacturer located on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  Their culinary team, comprised of professionals from all areas of the food service industry, specializes in custom formulations tailored to your operation. They approach the development of all their products with your end use in mind.  Offering “complete menu solutions,The Carnival Culinary product line includes hand-made appetizers, dips, soups, sauces and gravies, as well as center of the plate entrees and desserts.

(T, OK)

Stone Gate Foods brings to the table over three decades of successful partnerships with national, regional and private label food brands.  Stone Gate Foods has the facilities, technology and business expertise to create a private label product or launch a venture with a food distribution giant. They can create and package foods the customers’ unique needs and specifications. Their commitment to service is the same, whether the customer is a small food retailer, a supermarket chain or a specialty or private label food distributor.

PASTA and Grains

(T, OK)

A broad assortment of products under the Ambrosia Brand, only products meeting Schreiber’s quality standards can be packed with the Ambrosia label.  Products in this line include oils, vinegars, cooking wine, a wide assortment of fruits, olives, vegetables, condiments, ingredients, grains, rice and seafood. 

(T)

Zerega is America’s leading producer of custom pasta for the foodservice market.  Using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art equipment, they produce 250 million pounds of dry pasta each year in over 300 varieties.  Zerega supplies pasta with the ideal shape, dimensions and formulation so it performs perfectly in all applications and maintains its shape, taste, and texture.  

PRotein

Since 1960, Rochester Meat Company has used its Midwestern work ethic to set the innovation bar high. There’s not a better example of Rochester’s problem solving nature than the creation of the Cloud burger. A totally unique idea that combines all the goodness of a hand-formed burger with the ease of a frozen one. It’s this kind of problem solving for clients that’s sure to make your business even better.

(T)

Carnival Culinary Solutions is a full service food manufacturer located on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  Their culinary team, comprised of professionals from all areas of the food service industry, specializes in custom formulations tailored to your operation. They approach the development of all their products with your end use in mind.  Offering “complete menu solutions,The Carnival Culinary product line includes hand-made appetizers, dips, soups, sauces and gravies, as well as center of the plate entrees and desserts.

(T, OK, NM)

Manchester Farms is the oldest, most respected and largest producer of farm raised Quail in the US with exceptional product quality and customer service.  Processing 110,000+ birds per week with no antibiotics or growth hormones, Manchester is small enough to react to customer requests rapidly while still being large enough to accommodate runs for large chain accounts.

For more than five decades, St. Louis-area Holten Meat has been a family-owned player in a sector dominated by giants. Over the years, the company used a strong focus on customer needs to grow from a four-employee local company to a more than 300-employee state-of-the-art processor. Innovative solutions like the THICK N JUICY® burger are a great example of the strong customer-centered attitude your business will appreciate.

(T, OK, NM, AR, LA, AL)

As a second generation family owned business established in 1946, Deen produces quality cooked and marinated foods for chain restaurants worldwide.  Products include beef cube steak, grill ready beef & chicken fajitas along with kettle cooked chili, taco meat & soup, shredded chicken and pork and other custom items. 

(T, OK )

Liguria Foods, Inc. provides premium quality meat toppings, including what many consider the market’s best-tasting pepperoni.  Founded in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1974, Liguria’s dry sausage business has continued to grow thanks to customers who appreciate the artisan approach used to create high-quality pepperoni plus Genoa and hard salami.  Liguria uses the highest quality ingredients – always fresh and never frozen – sourced directly from long-time area farms. 

(West Texas)

At Jennie-O Turkey Store, we believe that eating well shouldn’t come at the cost of taste. Since 1940, we’ve been in the business of delivering on that mantra. From whole turkeys to ground turkey and sausages, we offer more than 1500 products and recipes that make it easy to eat well.

(T, OK, NM, AR)

Wayne Farms LLC is dedicated to developing innovative products including fully cooked, ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook and custom-designed poultry products representing the best value and best selection of great tasting chicken entrees, snacks and food items.  Wayne Farms has a host of top food design engineers, scientists, and culinary experts dedicated to developing innovative poultry products with the latest flavors and textures. 

(T, OK, NM, AR)

A high quality sausage manufacturer with a family tradition dating back generations, Syracuse’s product line includes Italian, Cajun, Smoked, Wisconsin Style, Polish, Texas, Mexican, Brazilian and breakfast style sausages along with numerous styles of meatballs. 

SEAFOOD

(T)

Carnival Culinary Solutions is a full service food manufacturer located on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  Their culinary team, comprised of professionals from all areas of the food service industry, specializes in custom formulations tailored to your operation. They approach the development of all their products with your end use in mind.  Offering “complete menu solutions,The Carnival Culinary product line includes hand-made appetizers, dips, soups, sauces and gravies, as well as center of the plate entrees and desserts.

(T, OK)

Handy International is America’s oldest seafood processor and has consistently maintained the highest quality standards in the seafood industry for over 100 years. Established in 1894 by John T. Handy and located in Crisfield, Maryland since 1903, Handy specializes in the processing of the area’s best-known delicacy: soft crabs.  Their product line also includes handmade crab cakes and seafood cakes, shrimp products, crab meat, oysters and artisanal fish.

(T)

Established in 1979, Consolidated Catfish (Country Select) was the first processor in the catfish industry to implement a USDC approved HACCP quality assurance program.  Country Select produces a variety of products that include whole fish, steaks, fillets, nuggets, strips, and marinated and breaded catfish.  Along with catfish, Consolidated is the distributor of Gulf Pride Select Shrimp pulled from the Gulf of Mexico. 

(T)

Raw Seafoods is a family owned business founded in the heart of one of the world’s largest fishing ports, historic New Bedford, Massachusetts.  Specializing in processing, freezing, packaging, and distributing fresh and frozen scallops, they also own the new Cape Cod Cuisine brand of gourmet quality seafood meals, entrees and appetizers.

Dairy

Fresh dairy goodness made up of 13,000 diverse farms across the country. Proud to share the simple pleasures straight from the farms. DFA is comprised of over 15 different brands of cheeses and milk products. DFS is committed to quality,  the quality of our farms, our plants our products, our brands our services and our way of doing business

(T, NM)

Upstate Farms offers a variety of high-quality, award-winning dairy products including yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and string cheese. When it comes to producing the very best yogurt and dairy products, Upstate Farms believes that home is where the heart is. That’s why they house unique processing plants engineered for the specific needs of each one of their product categories.

OUR K-12 DIVISION

Hanks Brokerage, Inc. is one of the largest regional foodservice brokers in our market and works hard to bring opportunities to our foodservice principals.

A family business started in 1943, making the very best cookie for the very best price.  Best Maid cookies are made with the best ingredients, from real M&M’s® and Reese’s Pieces® to plump California raisins and Hawaiian cane sugar.  Over 50 flavors to choose from in dough form, in a range of sizes, from a mini .45oz up to a large 5oz. cookie dough puck.  Fully baked products in bulk packages or individually wrapped, this line also includes brownies, bars and smart snack solutions. 

 

Branding Iron was formally introduced to the world in 2013 and we’ve been changing perceptions ever since. Combining the strengths of our two core companies, Holten Meats and Rochester Meat Company, has allowed us to hit the ground running in every way. But the combined reputations, equipment, teams and processes of our big two isn’t the only driving force behind Branding Iron. It’s the unified “customer-centric” philosophy, putting your reputation before ours, that really makes this thing work so well.

 

Carnival Culinary Solutions is a full service food manufacturer located on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.  Their culinary team, comprised of professionals from all areas of the food service industry, specializes in custom formulations tailored to your operation. They approach the development of all their products with your end use in mind.  Offering “complete menu solutions,The Carnival Culinary product line includes hand-made appetizers, dips, soups, sauces and gravies, as well as center of the plate entrees and desserts.

Upstate Farms offers a variety of high-quality, award-winning dairy products including yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and string cheese. When it comes to producing the very best yogurt and dairy products, Upstate Farms believes that home is where the heart is. That’s why they house unique processing plants engineered for the specific needs of each one of their product categories.

The Valdez Corporation specializes in dry flavor and seasoning blends, including, but not limited to, dip mixes, soup mixes, and bakery products. Our capabilities include custom blends, in-house blends, and repacks for bulk spices and herbs. We can accommodate both bulk and portion packing.

At Jennie-O Turkey Store, we believe that eating well shouldn’t come at the cost of taste. Since 1940, we’ve been in the business of delivering on that mantra. From whole turkeys to ground turkey and sausages, we offer more than 1500 products and recipes that make it easy to eat well.

Packed from vine-ripened, California tomatoes, then fire roasted for flavor you can taste! When you’re looking to add some authentic Southwest flair to your favorite recipe, look no further than San Benito and Neil Jones.

Gold Creek offers a wide variety of nutritious whole muscle and formed chicken products designed to meet the K-12 school market.  They offer USDA commodity processing and commercial chicken products targeting the public schools across the United State

Knouse Foods is a growers’ co-op made up of some 150 Appalachian Mountain and Midwestern grower/members.  Their brands (Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln and Speas Farm) have been family favorites for more than 50 years.  In addition to stocking supermarket shelves, Knouse supplies foodservice operators and industrial-ingredient companies with bulk apple and other fruit products.  They also offer private-label and co-packing services.  The Knouse foodservice lineup includes apple sauces and juices, sliced apples, whole apples, pie fillings, vinegars, sparkling beverages, apple butter, puddings and cheese sauces.

Schreiber Foods strives to do good through food every day. Based in North America, we’re a customer-brand leader in cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese, shelf-stable beverages and yogurt.