OSI Food Solutions is a company based out of the Chicago suburb Aurora, Illinois. It is the global leader in creative custom food solutions for the food service industry and counts high profile clients such as McDonald’s, Papa John’s, KFC and Subway among its customer base. The company ranks as a top 100 food company in the United States. OSI Food solutions started out in Oak Park, Illinois as the local meat market of the Kolschowsky family. Otto Kolschowsky called his company Otto & Sons and he started small but slowly built up his business, moving to the area of wholesale distribution. The company already had quite a bit regional distribution going on and some big clients such as McDonald’s by the time that Sheldon Lavin joined the company. Sheldon became the Chairman and CEO of OSI Food Solutions when the last of the Kolschowsky family retired. He has led the company on a constant campaign of expansion throughout North America and around the world that has led to it operating in 17 countries around the globe.
OSI Food Solutions puts its customers first. It has a many-decades-long reputation in this area. It also has a family-oriented culture with its employees that makes for devoted and loyal workers willing to do what it takes to help OSI Food Solutions succeed in its customer service goals. OSI has little turnover because of this family culture and it makes sure that its customers feel like family as well. OSI Food Solutions gets its greatest satisfaction when its customers succeed with a custom food solution the company offered.
OSI’s European customers will be even more satisfied than usual with the food solutions the company can now offer up to them. The acquisitions of Baho Food and Flagship Europe have bulked up OSI Food Solutions portfolio in the European Market.
With this move, OSI’s footprint in the critical European market is greatly increased. It is a nice addition to the fact that processed chicken production has doubled in OSI’s Todelo, Spain facility.