Food Away from Home
Enjoy quality food away from home with Gehl Foods.
Who We Are
When people think of dairy products, they think of perishable ingredients, refrigeration, and labor intensive preparation. At Gehl Foods, we think differently…
Leveraging more than 120 years of dairy processing experience, we use our expertise in aseptic production to develop fresh, shelf-stable ingredients and snacks for your Food Away from Home (FAFH) business.
Today, our FAFH products can be found in:
- Full service restaurants
- Quick service restaurants (QSR)
- Convenience stores
- Colleges & Universities
- Theaters and stadiums world-wide
- Catered events
Partnering with Gehl Foods
As a leader in food and beverage manufacturing, you’ve likely enjoyed one of our products without even knowing it.
As we develop FAFH products & solutions, we focus on:
- Great Taste
- Ease of Use
- Industry Research
- Consumer Insights
While all aspects of our food and beverage manufacturing process are important, product safety is our primary concern. We know what the foodservice industry requires and consumers expect, and can confidently meet your product’s needs.
Food Away From Home Custom Products
We supply food, dispensing technology and packaging solutions ideal for the foodservice industry. For decades, we’ve been a trusted partner serving some of the industry’s largest national chains.
Besides leading the industry in suppling cheese sauce and dispensing equipment, we also work closely with chefs, and product development teams to develop unique custom flavors and packaging solutions for many National Accounts. Our team collaborates with yours to deliver innovative menus and limited time offerings. We work with you to keep your menu fresh and your customers coming back for more. Our standards for quality, food safety, great taste and innovation are reflected in every product we develop.
Sure, you may know Gehl’s as the leader in Nacho programs, but at Gehl Foods we also specialize in:
- Dairy based sauces
- Specialty cheese sauces
- Sweet sauces
- Coffee, tea and milk-based beverages
- #10 Cans
- Pouch solutions
- Bag in the box dispenser packed products
Gehl’s Dispensed Solutions
Our innovative, dispenser solutions are easy to set up and maintain, reducing your food safety risk and saving you time. With Gehl’s dispensed solutions you don’t need refrigerators, stoves or steam tables. Sauces are heated, stored and served in our patented and ‘Made in America’ dispensers.
Simply load the product into our heated dispenser and allow sauces to reach the safe serving temperature of 140°F. Your product will be held warm and ready to serve for 3-7 days (depending on formula). When the shelf life is up, simply dispose of the package and replace it with fresh product. Whether you are using the high volume Gehl’s Hot Top Single or the innovative new Gehl’s 2.0, your staff can focus on product sales, not dispenser operations.
Gehl’s Back of the House Solutions
Thanks to our aseptic processes, we deliver commercially sterile products that are ‘ready to serve’. While they can be heated or cooled to proper serving temperature, they do not require heating to temperatures of 165°F before serving. Our process creates great tasting product that is a 100% sterile package, ensuring freshness without refrigeration, or preservatives.
Another added benefit of aseptic production? Eliminating frozen or refrigerated shipping and handling, and reducing expensive freezer or refrigerator storage costs.
Our pouch packaging solutions offer advantages over #10 cans. Some of the many benefits of pouches, including:
- Long ambient shelf life
- Consistent product flavor
- Reduced energy required for transportation
- 10% less shipping space
- No sharp edges on cans, and fewer employee injuries
Pouches are as strong as cans. Gehl’s pouches are tested during manufacturing to ensure seal integrity that they can withstand 700lbs. of pressure.