History

King's Command Foods was founded by Harvey Baer and originally operated under the name Home Frozen Foods. The company began selling home freezers along with food plans to households in the state of Washington in the 1950's and later expanded into Oregon and Alaska. At a time when retail stores did not offer frozen meat products, Home Frozen Foods provided customers with a selection of "Food Fit For a King" to fill the household freezers it sold.

 

In the 1960's, Baer realized that a market for frozen, portion controlled meat products was emerging. He began selling to restaurants and other institutions through distributors under the company's new name, King's Command Meats. As this market continued to grow, King's Command Meats added various other fully cooked items to the menu, including charbroiled burgers and a line of fully cooked breaded products.

 

Baer continued to work and grow King's Command Meats foodservice business in its original location in Seattle, WA until his death in 1989 when his son, Ron Baer, became president. In 1990, King's Command Meats moved to its new headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 85,000 square foot facility in Kent, WA and became King's Command Foods, Inc. in 1995.

 

King’s Command Foods, Inc. further expanded production and distribution capabilities in 2006 with the addition of a new production facility in Versailles, OH, The new facility allowed the company to expand the foodservice and retail markets through the Midwest and Eastern regions.

 

In 2014, King’s Command Foods, Inc. combined operations with American Prepared Foods Group, a division of American Foods Group, LLC of Green Bay, to form King’s Command Foods, LLC. The new partnership has further expanded the production capabilities for King’s Command Foods with the addition of a plant in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

King’s Command Foods, LLC, now a subsidiary of American Foods Group, LLC., is one of the largest meat processors on the West coast, specializing in portion controlled, pre-cooked and ready-to-cook beef, veal, pork and chicken. With three manufacturing facilities and a growing product line, King’s Command Foods, LLC. remains dedicated to providing the industry with the finest protein products possible.

King's Command Foods Inc. Since 1966