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CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!!! a/k/a: Captain Ken's Firehouse Beans &/or Captain Ken's Firehouse Chili
Home of the great tasting Oven-Baked Beans served annually at the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener's Community Picnics & Shore Lunches. "The community of Lake Waconia provided a successful launch of the 2012 summer fishing season on Saturday, May 12th. Thank you to everyone! Furthermore, we look forward to helping the Park Rapids area community extend the same type of hospitality May 12th to 13th, 2013."
Home of the Official Chili of the 2013 St. Paul Winter Carnival. "We are proud to have our "All-Natural Ingredient" chili served again to many Winter Carnival volunteers and participants this year. Captain Ken's chili is the perfect answer to the cold and wet weather. And yes, we still have the best firehouse chili available!"
Business: Refrigerated And Frozen Food Processor
Founded: 1967 Location: St. Paul, MN
Products: Chili ("ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS"), Chicken Chili ("ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS"), Wagon Trail Chili ("THE CAPTAIN'S LATEST CHILI TASTE SENSATION"), Original Recipe Oven-Baked Beans (often referred to as "The Best Oven-Baked Beans In The U.S.A."), Baked Applebeans With Pecans, Baked Applebeans (Without Pecans), Gramma D's Baked Beans (aka Calico Beans), Smoked BBQ Beans With Pulled Pork, AuGratin Potatoes, Maria's Beef Taco Meat, Sloppy Joe Topping, Macaroni & Beef, and others. Ask us about our Vegetarian Beans and Vegetarian Chili. For a complete list, see Product List.
NEW PRODUCTS : Tater Tot Hotdish, Marinara Sauce, Minnesota Prairies Grass Fed Beef Chili, Minnesota Prairies Macaroni & Grass Fed Beef, Homemade Style Organic Oven-Baked Beans Flavored With Uncured Bacon, and Organic Vegetarian Oven-Baked Beans
Packaging: All products are fully cooked and packaged frozen and/or refrigerated. Just heat and serve.
- Foodservice. Coverage includes the Midwest plus other areas in VA, FL and TX. Distributors include broadliners such as SYSCO, U.S. Foodservice, Reinhart, McLane Foodservice, Franchise Foodservice, plus other local and regional distributors. End-users include institutional operators, local and regional restaurants, and fast-food chains. Foodservice represents over 50 percent of business. For a complete list of foodservice distributors, see Distributor List.
Retail. Coverage is predominantly Minnesota with ongoing expansion into the Wisconsin, Illinois, and Denver markets. Wholesalers include SuperValu, Roundy's, Nash Finch, plus other local distributors. Supercenter stores include Wal-Mart and Super Targets. Supermarket chains served include Cub Foods, Rainbow Foods, Lund's, Byerly's plus other company owned and independently owned stores. For a complete list of retail distributors, see Distributor List.
Deli. Coverage includes Minnesota and Wisconsin and others. Distributors/wholesalers carrying Captain Ken's products include SuperValu, Nash Finch, Roundy's, SYSCO, U.S. Foodservice, etc. For a complete list of deli distributors, see Distributor List.
Fund Raising. Various organizations.
Products from Captain Ken's presently include Individual Serving Sizes: Chili (12 oz. dual-ovenable tray), Original Recipe Oven-Baked Beans (14 oz. dual-ovenable tray), Au Gratin Potatoes (12 oz. dual-ovenable tray) and Family/Party Pack Sizes: Chili (3 lb. plastic tub), Sloppy Joe Topping (3 lb. plastic tub)
Production and Packaging Capabilities: USDA certified facility. Production for many processes is continuous. We offer a broad range of packaging alternatives and sizes for both retail consumers (12 oz. dual-ovenable trays) and foodservice/deli operators (plastic tubs, aluminum pans, pails and heat sealed plastic boilable pouches (sizes from 2 ounces to 128 ounces). Private label contract packaging also available.
Competitive Advantage: Captain Ken's products are made using only quality ingredients. With only a few exceptions, all of our products are made with natural ingredients and no fillers, no artificial ingredients, and no food coloring. We are flexible to meet customers' needs and react quickly to developing new products. Captain Ken's employees are experienced, our customers loyal, and brand name recognition strong.