Entrepreneurial Spirit.. the Pursuit of Excellence
Request Foods® began as the prepared entrées division of Bil Mar Foods, one of the nation’s largest turkey processors. When Bil Mar was bought by Sara Lee in 1988, a group of investors, led by Jack DeWitt, purchased the division and launched Request Foods in a new 100,000 sq. ft., production facility in Holland, Michigan.
In 2001, Request Foods expanded with an additional 100,000 sq ft. as the company began to focus more on co-packing frozen entrées for consumer product companies and major food service organizations.
In 2003, the company expanded even again, increasing its size to 370,000 sq. ft., adding processing equipment, kitchen and production areas. Today, Request Foods is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 frozen food processor in volume, capabilities and breadth of products.
In 2011 Request foods opened the new 230,000 square foot Greenly Street facility, located across the street from our current plant. This facility added additional single serve meal capacity, multiple serve meal capacity and a new temperature controlled skillet bag meal room.
Request Foods members are actively engaged in the food industry and in our community. Since our beginnings, we have produced more than 400 different custom entrées, side dishes, appetizers, sauces and desserts. We believe our success during the past two decades is the reward of hard work, innovation and the pursuit of excellence.
Request Foods. We make your brand . . . Better.