Dallas, Texas-based Van’s Kitchen, a women- and minority-owned egg roll manufacturer, has been named the Refrigerated Food Processor of the Year by Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine.
“We are honored to be recognized by this award. It affirms all the hard work we’ve done and reflects the investment in our company and people. And the growth we have enjoyed has allowed us to add new positions across the board – from human resources, to production and operations,” said Theresa Motter, CEO of Van’s Kitchen.
The company has onboarded more than 10 new distributors, supermarket and convenience store accounts which increased its client base by 28 percent. Last year, to further service increased demand for its products, Van’s added another shift to its production facilities – moving from one shift six days a week to two shifts. Overall, sales increased 40 percent over the previous year.
”We continually work to provide our retail partners with the necessary supply of our delicious products that they need to service their customers. Being proactive now by ramping up production capability ensures that we will continue to meet demand,” said Carl Motter, CSO of Van’s Kitchen.
Each month, the company donates 90,000 egg rolls to food banks – the equivalent to more than 500,000 meals annually. Van’s Kitchen financially supports No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to solve problems of hunger and poverty, and its Van’s Cares Fund, which is dedicated to helping the company’s associates and vendor partners who are in financial, medical and personal need. Van’s Kitchen grows the Cares Fund by matching every employee contribution.
Van’s Kitchen, the flagship brand of Van Oriental Food, was founded in 1986 by Van and Kim Nguyen – immigrants from Vietnam. In 2014, the company was transitioned to their daughter Theresa, who carries on the family-oriented, relationship-based tradition and leads the company as CEO.
For more information, visit vanskitchen.com.