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A better way with potatoes and beans. These are some classic american foods packaged for commercial kitchens to use. Basic foods like beans, potatoes, chili, and hash browns. BAF offers tons of recipes as well for your cafeteria or cafe to cook delicious meals from these bases. Or just serve them as is. They are great either way.
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Basic American Santiago Seasoned 26.9 oz. Black Beans
Basic American Santiago Seasoned 26.9 oz. Black Beans
Price $40.48 / Case of 6
300 in stock!

Basic American Santiago Seasoned 26.9 oz. Black Beans
Basic American Quick-Start 20.8 oz. Home Style Chili
Basic American Quick-Start 20.8 Ounce Home Style Chili
Price $40.20 / Case of 6
296 in stock!

Basic American Quick-Start 20.8 oz. Home Style Chili
Basic American Potato Pearls 5 Pound Seasoned Dispenser
Basic American Potato Pearls 5 Pound Seasoned Dispenser
Price $111.00 / Case of 8
300 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls 5 Pound Seasoned Dispenser
Basic American Golden Grill 24.24 oz. Potato Pancake Mix
Basic American Golden Grill 24.24 oz. Potato Pancake Mix
Price $53.95 / Case of 6
283 in stock!

Basic American Golden Grill 24.24 oz. Potato Pancake Mix
Basic American Golden Grill Russet Premium 40.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Basic American Golden Grill Russet Premium 40.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Price $59.14 / Case of 6
261 in stock!

Basic American Golden Grill Russet Premium 40.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Basic American Whipp Complete Saf-T-Can Instant 5.31 Pound Mashed Potato
Basic American Whipp Complete Saf-T-Can Instant 5.31 Pound Mashed Potato
Price $61.95 / Case of 6
222 in stock!

Basic American Whipp Complete Saf-T-Can Instant 5.31 Pound Mashed Potato
Basic American Granules Automash 48 oz. Potato Mix
Basic American Granules Automash 48 oz. Potato Mix
Price $57.95 / Case of 10
300 in stock!

Basic American Granules Automash 48 oz. Potato Mix
Basic American Potato Pearls Country Style 30.7 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Country Style 30.7 oz. Mashed Potato
Price $68.15 / Case of 12
298 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Country Style 30.7 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Extra Rich 3.5 Pound Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Extra Rich 3.5 Pound Mashed Potato
Price $60.84 / Case of 6
295 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Extra Rich 3.5 Pound Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28 oz. Mashed Potato
Price $69.95 / Case of 12
282 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 29.6 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 29.6 oz. Mashed Potato
Price $63.60 / Case of 12
299 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 29.6 oz. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 50 Pouch Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 50 Pouch Mashed Potato
Price $123.63 / Each
300 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 50 Pouch Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 3.7 lb Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 3.7 lb Mashed Potato
Price $62.86 / Case of 6
294 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Golden Extra Rich 3.7 lb Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls School Pak with Vitamin C 5 lb. Mashed Potato
Basic American Potato Pearls School Pak with Vitamin C 5 lb. Mashed Potato
Price $106.53 / Case of 8
300 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls School Pak with Vitamin C 5 lb. Mashed Potato
Basic American Classic Casserole O Brien Style 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Basic American Classic Casserole O Brien Style 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Price $62.20 / Case of 6
299 in stock!

Basic American Classic Casserole O Brien Style 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Price $61.19 / Case of 6
299 in stock!

Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Scalloped Potato
Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Au Gratin Potatoes
Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Au Gratin Potatoes
Price $62.29 / Case of 6
300 in stock!

Basic American Classic Casserole 2.25 lb. Au Gratin Potatoes
Basic American Instant Diced Potato 2.5 lb.
Basic American Instant Diced Potato 2.5 lb.
Price $54.12 / Case of 6
300 in stock!

Basic American Instant Diced Potato 2.5 lb.
Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28.22 oz. Creamy Butter with Skins Mashed Potatoes
Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28.22 oz. Creamy Butter with Skins Mashed Potatoes
Price $69.30 / Case of 12
289 in stock!

Basic American Potato Pearls Excel 28.22 oz. Creamy Butter with Skins Mashed Potatoes
Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 40 Pound
Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 40 Pound
Price $90.36 / Each
299 in stock!

Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 40 Pound
Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 5 Pound
Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 5 Pound
Price $79.70 / Case of 6
293 in stock!

Basic American Instant Potato Flakes 5 Pound
Basic American Golden Grill 37.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Basic American Golden Grill 37.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Price $51.66 / Case of 6
299 in stock!

Basic American Golden Grill 37.5 oz. Hashbrown Potato
Basic American Granules Complete 49 oz. Mashed Potatoes with Vitamin C
Basic American Granules Complete 49 oz. Mashed Potatoes with Vitamin C
Price $58.12 / Case of 10
300 in stock!

Basic American Granules Complete 49 oz. Mashed Potatoes with Vitamin C
Basic American Natures Own Potato Pearls Premium 29.28 oz. Mashed Potatoes
Basic American Natures Own Potato Pearls Premium 29.28 oz. Mashed Potatoes
Price $60.20 / Case of 10
296 in stock!

Basic American Natures Own Potato Pearls Premium 29.28 oz. Mashed Potatoes
Basic American Redishred Hashbrown 2.5 Pound Potatoes
Basic American Redishred Hashbrown 2.5 Pound Potatoes
Price $47.98 / Case of 6
297 in stock!

Basic American Redishred Hashbrown 2.5 Pound Potatoes
   
 
In 1933, brothers Jack and Bill Hume set up a modest dehydration processing plant in Vacaville, California, using a technology that was later applied to potatoes. This was the beginning of Basic American Foods.
In the mid-fifties, Basic American Foods established a potato processing plant in Blackfoot, Idaho, where the first instant potato product that could be rehydrated with boiling water was developed.
This led to a series of innovative potato products for the foodservice industry that includes the brands Potato Pearls, Potato Pearls EXCEL, and Nature's Own Potato Pearls Premium Mashed Potatoes, Redi-Shred, Golden Grill, and Golden Grill Russet Premium Hashbrowns, and Classic Casserole Scalloped and Au Gratin Potatoes.
As the company grew, additional plants were built in Idaho and in other prime potato growing areas like Wisconsin and Washington.
In response to a customer need for laborsaving quick-prep beans, Basic American Foods introduced Santiago Refried Beans in 1986.
The technology that created this dehydrated authentic-tasting bean product is now being applied to Santiago Black Beans and Quick-Start Home Style Chili.
Being the innovator and leader in convenience foods, it was only natural that Basic American Foods would start exploring the refrigerated foods category.
The first acquisition was Naturally Potatoes in 2005, a refrigerated potato company located in Mars Hill, Maine producing a full line of refrigerated potatoes including white mashed, redskin mashed, shreds, sliced, diced and wedges.
In 2007, Basic American Foods acquired Harry’s Fresh Foods, a line of ready-to-eat, fresh-never-frozen gourmet foods, prepared by chefs and Kettle Cooked in small batches.