All American Foods

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All American Foods, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Food Ingredients and Custom Food Processing
Founded 1987, Mankato, Minnesota
Products Dry dairy and non-dairy food ingredients including dairy blends, milk replacers, cheese powders, high fat and yogurt powders, nonfat, buttermilk and whole milk powders, toll processing, custom dry blending and packaging

All American Foods, Inc. (AAFI) is a food ingredient manufacturer, headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota.[1] AAFI operates 4 manufacturing facilities in southern MN that produce over 100 dairy and non-dairy food ingredients for human consumption.[2] AAFI produces ingredients for bakery, confectionery, soups and sauce, and flavor applications.[3] All American Foods also provides custom toll processing and packaging of food ingredients.


All American Foods was founded in 1987 by Jeff Thom in Mankato, Minnesota. Over time, the company became a corporation and expanded its Mankato base to three manufacturing facilities. In 2000, All American acquired Waseca Foods [4] which expanded their capacity and provided new processing capabilities for the company. In 2006, All American acquired Forester Foods, which allowed the company to expand their line to include ingredients for the frozen dessert marketplace.[5]

Leadership Team[edit]

  • Founder/CEO - Jeff Thom
  • President – Rod Mitchell
  • Vice President – Tom Roessler
  • Finance Director – Kevin Olson
  • Technical Services Director – Kathy Jacobsen
  • Quality Assurance Director - Shawn Stoley
  • National Sales Director – Chad Anderson[2]
  • Sales Director of Manufacturing Services – Connie Stokman
  • Human Resources Director – Ann Jones

In the news[edit]

In 2008, Jeff Thom, CEO of All American Foods, Inc. was named Business Person of the Year by Connect Magazine.[6]


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