Striving to be a Model of Excellence
It’s not unusual for a company to be judged by its products or services, for these are the qualities known in the marketplace. Request Foods® is no exception. We take great pride in our high quality prepared foods and believe our customer service is second to none. As a global leader of food and food service solutions, Request Foods is a model of excellence. We value our members and our supplier network; we strive to provide opportunities for mutual success. We are actively engaged in the food industry and in our community. God has blessed us with outstanding team members, customers and vendors. In turn, our goal is to provide a nurturing environment for the God-given talents of our people as well as make a positive impact in the lives of those around us — at work, at home, in our community and beyond. The ingredients in our success are dedication, integrity, respect and teamwork.
Clearly, combining all efforts into one has been our way to achieve our progress and strength. Knowing that we have achieved it together, with our vision and diligent teamwork is rewarding. We are truly grateful to our team members, customers and vendors for being a part of our success story.
Values & Mission
God provides the ultimate standard for our conduct. With the goal of honoring God in our decisions and actions, we will choose to be honest, fair, courteous and professional. We are dedicated to placing priority on Christian principles in every aspect of our business.
Respect for Individuals
Our goal is to encourage confident, creative team members by demonstrating respect for every individual. We believe that maintaining a supportive working environment enables everyone to work to their utmost potential. We would like our team members to think of their positions as gratifying and enjoyable.
Commitment to Excel
With a proactive work ethic, we choose to freely give and be receptive to new and constructive ideas. We accept responsibility to mentor one another, as well as to overcome obstacles. Our relentless goal is to do it right the first time.
We understand that sustained success depends upon our ability to continually improve the quality, cost and timeliness of our products and services. We will strive to provide the means for organizational growth, safety and innovation within our organization.
We function as a high-energy team. With the understanding that everyone’s role is important, we are committed to harmonizing our contributions into a unified goal.
To honor God in all we do, to help people develop, to pursue excellence, and to grow profitably.
Investing in the Future
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.
In 2018 the company added on another 75,000 square feet of kitchen and production areas putting the Greenly Street facility over 300,000 sq. ft. This new addition gives Request Foods the ability to produce more single serve meals on the new high speed line.
Request Foods members are actively engaged in the food industry and in our community. Since our beginnings, we have produced more than 500 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.
On Good Stewardship
A leading co-packer of high-quality frozen entrées and side dishes, Request Foods is committed to good stewardship of our natural resources, environment and communities. Our commitment extends to the health and safety of all Request Foods employees, as well as our eco-responsible management and operations.
This commitment is foremost in our use of energy and water, packaging, waste and recycling, and the distribution of our customer’s products. Sustainability can be found throughout our organization and serves as a guide as we reduce waste, conserve energy and source our goods as efficiently as possible.
On January 14th 2014, Request Foods received Recognition for Environmental Contribution from Rebox by reducing our CO2 emissions by more than 3000.
IN 2019, REQUEST FOODS HAS RECYCLED 943,745 POUNDS OF STEEL CANS, SAVING*:
- 726,684 POUNDS of CO2
- 1,679,866 GALLONS of WATER
- 4,010,916 KwH of ENERGY
IN 2020, REQUEST FOODS HAS RECYCLED 194.73 NET TONS OF PAPER, SAVING*:
- 3,310 TREES
- 11,684 POUNDS of AIR POLLUTION
- 15,384 GALLONS of OIL
- 7,789 DOLLARS of LANDFILL EXPENSE
- 1,363,110 GALLONS of WATER
- 643 Cu YARDS of LANDFILL WASTE
- 1,198,368 KwH of ENERGY
IN 2019, REQUEST FOODS HAS RECYCLED 26,751 POUNDS OF PLASTIC, SAVING*:
- 4,175 GALLONS of OIL
- 442 DOLLARS of LANDFILL EXPENSE
- 171,543 KwH of ENERGY
- 82 Cu YARDS of LANDFILL WASTE