About Ruiz Foodservice Since its founding by father Louis and son Fred in 1964, the Ruiz Foods family has grown to nearly 2,500 team members and 185 SKU's. As one of the nation's top minority-owned businesses in the nation, it continues to be owned and operated by the Ruiz family, now in its third generation. The foodservice division has enjoyed record growth due to the growing popularity of Mexican food and the “can-do” attitude that permeates the entire company. Quality Assurance The proven ability to produce a safe, delicious product – with near-perfect repetition – is critical to Ruiz Foods’ position in the marketplace. Our Quality Assurance Team validates quality throughout the process to ensure the final product meets the exacting standards of Ruiz Foods’ most important critic: your customer. Research & Development An idea is one thing. A viable product that sells is another. As a leader in the creation of new flavor profiles and menu items, Ruiz Foods' extensive R&D staff knows how to turn the best ideas into commercial successes. A team of 13 food technologists with a combined 200-plus years of experience remains focused on a clear goal: deliver the right product to the right market at the right time. Food Safety Ruiz Foods is dedicated to ensuring that its facilities don’t just meet but exceed regulatory and industry standards. Ruiz Foods will never compromise the safety of its people, its products or its customers. Our in-plant Quality Assurance and Foods Safety Departments are versed in meeting the regulatory requirements of both USDA and FDA. All plants are either certified or in the process of achieving GFSI certification in 2020. Implementing and maintaining a culture of food safety is the key to success at Ruiz Foods. We require that our supplying partners achieve or exceed the same stringent standards as Ruiz Foods. As the food industry and regulatory environments evolve, Ruiz Foods is proactive to meet future demands. Custom Product Development Choose Ruiz Foods, whether you need an experienced partner to help you create a new menu offering or to outsource production of one of your existing items. Ruiz Foods is regularly commissioned by some of the country's best-known restaurant chains and foodservice venues to do both. From Asian to American, appetizers to desserts, savory to sweet, Ruiz Foods' creations are always the results of successful collaborations. Quality, efficiency and consistency are all part of the package. National Distribution Regional managers and nationwide distribution centers allow Ruiz to quickly supply product anywhere in the continental United States.