Who We Are

Your flavor partners in the heart of BBQ country: located in Kansas City, we at OWS Foods live and breathe food culture. Starting as a family-owned business with a legacy of success, we’ve grown into a world-class operation with national scale, dedicated to helping you develop your unique sauces, rubs, blended seasonings, dressings, baking mixes, and more. We’re here as the premier dry and wet foods manufacturer to team up with you to launch your product into the market, taking your recipe from concept to commercialization.

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Our story: a rich history of flavor

OWS Foods got its roots as Old World Spices & Seasonings, a small-batch spice blend company pioneered by John Jungk in 1988. After early success and discovering a passion for innovation, we began to realize our true calling in food development, blending, manufacturing, co-packing, and distribution. Building on our commitment to turnkey service, we put together our very own Research and Development team, growing over the years to one of the most tenured and experienced group of food scientists and flavor experts in the world of custom manufacturing culinary innovation.

In 2008, we constructed our first manufacturing facility in Concordia, MO, which further heightened our ability to provide the best dry food manufacturing capabilities for our partners. In 2021, after joining with Shore Capital Partners, we acquired Head Country Bar-B-Q, a regional BBQ sauce brand and facility in Ponca City, OK, establishing our wet manufacturing capacity and forming the powerhouse combo of wet & dry food manufacturing solutions we offer today.

We have always grown around opportunities where we can be a strategic guide to our customers with service and helpful navigation from start to finish as our north star. We’re proud of our past and even more excited for the future, where we can continue to partner with visionaries to explore and embark on the journey to incredible flavor together.

Culture & Values

Stay Curious

At OWS Foods, we embrace curiosity and creativity. Our team is constantly learning and refining their skills as food scientists to serve you better.

Flavor Expertise

Our R&D team knows flavor like the back of their hands. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, our seasoned food scientists work with you to craft a unique flavor that suits your taste and meets your needs perfectly.

Better Together

We’re your partners in developing and manufacturing your product, and we’ll work with you every step of the way. Your success is our success.

Our facilities: where the magic happens

Our GFSI SQF certified facilities, staffed by our experienced, professional quality team, are ready to help take your product from concept to reality. Whether wet or dry, we have the capabilities to create your vision and get it on store shelves.

Got a rub, blended seasoning, or baking mix idea? Our dry facility in Concordia, MO, is ready to turn that concept into a product that will make you proud.

Looking to launch your unique sauce, dressing, or marinade? Our wet facility in Ponca City, OK, is the perfect place for our expert team to bring your wet food product to life.

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Single Solution Support: We’ve Got Your Back

We’re here to take your food product from concept to commercialization, whether wet or dry, guiding it all the way to store shelves. Let us handle everything in-house.

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Innovation Powerhouse: Crafting the Perfect Flavor and Look

Our experienced food scientists keep up with the latest flavor trends and innovative packaging research, helping you create the perfect flavor, consistency, and eye-catching packaging for your product on a mass scale.

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Quality Ingredients: Only the Best for Your Recipe

We use only the highest quality ingredients in your recipe and can trace every component back to its source, thanks to our commitment to managing our own supply chain.

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join our flavor family

Interested in a career in food? Let’s chat! We offer a wide range of opportunities along with a variety of competitive benefits, including paid vacation, paid leave, nine paid holidays, sick days, and competitive medical, dental, vision insurance, and more.

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