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About Us

Founded in 1980 by Taylor Bumbalough, Food Concepts began as a small, industrial manufacturer, making powdered coffee blends under holding company Coffee Connexion. Since then Food Concepts has moved into institutional food service, primarily for correctional facilities around the country.

Family-owned and operated, Food Concepts specializes in powdered food and beverage products including milk replacements, sauces/seasonings, pudding/gelatin, and shelf-stable meals.

Our products are not only health-focused, but also environmentally friendly. Powdered products are more efficient to store and transport and produce far less waste than comparable liquid products.

Why Work with Us?

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Live Customer Service

We answer our phones live during regular business hours. No voicemail or phone options to go through. Speak with a real person to place your order or ask questions!

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Custom Blends are Our Specialty

Our goal at Food Concepts is to provide our customers with what they want, not what we have. That’s why we developed our custom blending operation. We can work directly with your chef or dietitian to create products with custom flavor profiles or required nutrient value.

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We can package product from 1 gram to 2,000 lbs. We cater to the needs of both large and small facilities, providing bulk package options and smaller sizes. We are continually striving to produce more products that are normally made in a liquid form, such as our powdered red sauce instead of traditional tomato sauce.

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All of our products are Kosher Certified and Halal Certified to meet religious requirements.

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Strategically Located

We ship nationwide from our four locations in central Tennessee. We can ship direct to your facility LTL or provide truckload shipments.

Ready to consider powdered and dehydrated food products for your facility?