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How It Started

Finding Inspiration at Every Turn

Founded in 1947 in the Los Angeles area, Golden State Foods began business as a small meat company providing products to area restaurants and hotels.


Our Story

When the company teamed up with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s, it was on its way to becoming a major player in the food processing and distribution industries.


On a handshake and a promise, GSF and McDonald’s set out to pursue a dream of the highest standards. Built upon solid values and relationships, Golden State Foods’ vision was clear: make the best products and provide the best service.


These aren’t just words; they aren’t just a mission statement; they are a way of living, a way of doing business, and a reflection of the positive change that we would like to see in the world.

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We believe in God and the dignity of all people.

We believe that people should be treated as we would like to be treated, and this applies to all of our associates, their families, our customers and suppliers, and to all others with whom we do business.

We believe that successful independent business is the backbone of nations, and that our success is dependent upon the success of our customers, and that only by working together can the ultimate success of all partners be assured.

  • Treat others like you want to be treated.​

  • Make the best product.​

  • Give the customers a fair deal.​

  • Maintain the highest standards.

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President and Chief Executive Officer

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Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

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Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Corporate Senior Vice President and President, Quality Custom Distribution

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Corporate Senior Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Innovation

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Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Corporate Senior Vice President and President, Liquid Products North America

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Corporate Vice President and President, Protein Products and Operations Support Services

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Corporate Vice President and President, International Business Group

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President, KanPak U.S.

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Corporate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
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Group Vice President, Operations – Protein Products
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Group Vice President, Sales
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Group Vice President,
Global McDonald’s Business Unit
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Senior Vice President, Global Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs
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Group Vice President, Communications
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Group Vice President, Human Resources and Labor
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