We are building a food company for the 21st century, helping to transform how food is sourced, made and delivered to consumers. Our business is built around ideas, with a uniquely flexible manufacturing environment that allows for production across food categories and platforms.
Fresca Foods is resourced across the supply chain to deliver turnkey innovation and manufacturing services to our partners. Built on a legacy as a natural foods manufacturing and supply chain company, we have grown to be an owner and operator of several high growth, category leading brands, and innovation partner to some of the world’s largest CPG companies.
Owned Consumer Brands
We own and operate fast growing challenger brands. Our industry experts are leaders in marketing, sales and brand management. We’re on the ground with a finger on the pulse of Natural & Organic trends, consumer insights, and market demand.
Inspired by design thinking, we’ve developed a reliable and repeatable process for innovation, creating leading-edge food products for global food giants. We leverage consumer insights, cross functional expertise, and rapid prototyping to take concept to shelf in 6 to 9 months.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management
We operate a flexible, nimble, and scalable manufacturing platform that is designed to align with the size of the project and quickly grow with demand, supported by a world class food safety, quality, engineering, sourcing, and logistics teams.
Who We Are
We are a diverse and passionate team dedicated to a shared purpose and strong desire to grow.
Our purpose is to nourish the lives of those we serve: our employees, our customers, our community, and our planet. This is our “why” – the reason we do what we do and the thing that gets us going every day. We make food, which is nourishment, but we also aspire to nourish the mind and the spirits of the people whom we work with and for each and every day.
Live Our Values
Our core values are integrity, collaboration, respect, embrace change, accountability, and tenacity.
Develop Our People
We strive to create opportunities for growth, empowerment, and meaningful jobs for our team.
Grow Our Business
We are a high growth company that focuses on delivering innovation, growing brands, and attracting new customers and partners.
Work With Fresca
Interested in working with Fresca Foods? Learn more about our culture, benefits, and current job postings below.
Fresca has the fast paced, high growth, creative energy of a start up along with the longevity, growth opportunities, and scale of a larger company. The energy of our team is infectious, the work is challenging, and the opportunities for growth are abundant.
Purpose & Values
We are an employee-owned company committed to our values. Our plants are 100% powered by renewable energy. We serve NGOs that are fighting hunger. We actively invest in our people through gain sharing, 401(k) matching, wellness benefits, and more.
High Energy, High
We are inspired to change the food system by making simpler, more wholesome and nutritious foods made in a sustainable way. This drive and the growth of natural foods have fueled the continuous expansion of our business.
We believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We believe we achieve more because of the diversity of thought, background, experience and perspectives on our team.
Fresca’s Employee Benefits
Employee Stock Option Program
401 (k) Company Matching up to 4%
Medical, Dental, Vision & Pet Insurance
Flex Spending &
Disability & Life Insurance
Current Job Postings
Interested in working with Fresca Foods? Check our job postings below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We change our postings very frequently, so be sure to check back often, or send your resume directly to email@example.com!
Product Development Manager
The Product Development Manager is responsible for the development and documentation of new product formulas and processes, supporting internal and external client needs, and managing projects to budget and timelines.
Director of Engineering
The Director of Engineering is responsible for providing leadership, direction setting and management for the Technical Operations function which includes engineering, facilities and maintenance.
Production and Sanitation Positions
Production Associates perform all tasks involved in the production of natural food products. Sanitation Associates are in charge of cleaning/sanitizing the equipment/rooms used for production.
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Stay up-to-date with all recent and breaking news at Fresca Foods.
Fresca Foods Takes the Lead in Climate Action
Fresca Foods has announced a commitment to reduce its environmental impact in association with the Climate Collaborative, a project of OSC2 and the Sustainable Food Trade Association working to catalyze bold action among natural products companies to reverse climate change.
34 Degrees Tries to Find Sweet Spot with Packaging Redesign
Specialty cracker brand 34 Degrees is seeking to broaden its use occasions beyond charcuterie boards and cheese trays. After over a decade and a half in business, the brand is exploring changes to packaging and branding in order to position itself in the sweet center of the snacking movement.
Deciding on a Co-Manufacturer: Insights from one Thriving Partnership
Craig Lieberman of 34 Degrees and Liz Myslik of Fresca Foods talk about their relationship as a brand and a co-manufacturing partner and share tips for brands that might be looking for their own partners.
Louisville Natural-Food Company Wins Award at Expo West
Sejoyia Foods, a maker of natural sweet snacks, was recognized with a “NEXTY” award for “Best New Sweet Snack” at the 2018 Natural Product Expo West.
Fresca Foods Adds Top Talent: Continues to Grow
Growth is nothing new to Fresca Foods, a company that has experienced 35% growth for the past 15 years, but 2018 has also seen the addition of some exceptional new talent.
Sejoyia Shifts Focus to Snackable Sweets with Coco-Thins
Cookies. The average person will eat about 35,000 of them in their lifetime. But as consumers embrace healthier choices, they’re being more selective about the treats they choose for their moments of indulgence.
34 Degrees and Fresca Foods, Inc., Expand 10-Year Business Partnership
34 Degrees, the category-leading and innovative company behind 34° Crisps, today announced a deepened relationship with Fresca Foods, Inc., its supply chain partner of more than 10 years.
Here are the NEXTY Award Judges
The next batch of NEXTY winners will be awarded on the show floor at Natural Products Expo East 2017 in Baltimore. Winners of the coveted New Hope NEXTY Awards represent the future—they are the innovative, inspirational and integrity-filled products that help shape the outlook of the natural products industry.
NOSH Live 2017 Highlight Reel: Morning Edition
It was storytime when Fresca Brands CEO Liz Myslik hit the main stage. Myslik explored what she deemed to be universal truths of the industry through a fable in her presentation “Big Isn’t All Bad: What Small Brands Can Learn from the Big Food Companies.”
Fresca Foods, Inc. Acquires Longtime Partner Open Road Snacks
Fresca Foods, Inc., today announced that is has acquired longtime partner Open Road Snacks, makers of Rocky Mountain Popcorn, Sinfully Thin popcorn, and Diego’s Chips.
Thought Leader: Quick Queries with Fresca Foods’ Liz Myslik (video)
Liz Myslik is a branding expert – Forbes called her a kingmaker in consumer and retail and New Hope Media dubbed her the “Wonder Woman” of the natural food industry for building entrepreneurial natural products into national brands.
Fresca Foods Receives 2016 Colorado Manufacturing Award
Fresca Foods today announced that they have been recognized with the 2016 Colorado Manufacturing Award for Food and Beverage, which recognizes exceptional companies and individuals leading the modern manufacturing economy in Colorado.
Food Innovation Today Must Go Deeper than Products
As the food landscape has changed, mission, story and supply chain innovation have become must-haves for brands trying to break into the natural food space.
Fresca Foods Buys Majority Stake in Wonderfully Raw Gourmet Delights
Fresca Foods purchased a majority stake in California’s Wonderfully Raw Gourmet Delights. The Louisville, Colorado-based Fresca will make Wonderfully Raw its second in-house brand, adding to a roster that already includes Snack Out Loud Foods.
Break Things! And Other Ways Nutrition Companies Can Innovate
News flash: You don’t need a big budget to be innovative. In fact, working with limited resources could help push you and your company to think outside of the (compostable, seed-embedded, scan-able and fully traceable) box.
Webinar: How to Build a Great Manufacturing Partnership
Tune in to hear Liz Myslik, CEO of Fresca Foods, answer your most pressing contract manufacturing questions. When her on-demand presentation is done, you’ll know: When to outsource your supply chain, when to use an external partner, how to choose the right external partner, and how to get the most out of manufacturing partnerships.
The Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink
Fortune and our Time Inc. sister publication Food & Wine spent months searching for the most groundbreaking women in the food and drink world. And we found them, placing extra emphasis on our candidates’ accomplishments in the last year.
Fresca Foods is helping lift Colorado’s food brand to national heights, led by a management team remodeling the industry
Fresca Foods started as Pasta Fresca in Boulder, selling pasta, sauces, and soups to retail customers and wholesale accounts. Wholesale overtook retail, and the company began its evolution into a manufacturer that partners with promising food brands. Fresca pivoted to its brand-partner model when CEO Todd Dutkin joined the company in 2003, and Fresca has averaged 35 percent annual growth in the years since.
The 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retailer Companies
Earlier this year, we put together a list of the 25 most innovative consumer and retail companies —the CircleUp 25. Today we are releasing the CircleUp Kingmakers—25 of the most influential “kingmakers” in consumer and retail.
Built to last: 6 things successful natural brands do well
A great idea becomes a great business only if you have the tools & knowledge to stay afloat. Only when you can build a plan, execute on that plan and track the details that matter most will your natural products business succeed. These strategies from branded products expert Liz Myslik should be at the core of your consumer packaged goods business.
9 Wonder Women of the natural industry
This International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re acknowledging the creative, driven and passionate women making a difference—in business, sustainability and society overall.
Fresca Foods, Manufacturing Today
Fresca Foods has changed greatly since it was founded in the early 1990s. Back then, it served retail and wholesale foodservice clients by providing packaged pasta, sauces and soups. Today, the company provides manufacturing, marketing and financial investment to second-stage natural and organic food brands.