In 1983 a baker and an inventor recognized an opportunity…the baker was having problems cutting cakes and inserting pieces of paper between the slices to make the product look professional. The inventor was full of ideas. Together they envisioned a machine, and they built it. FoodTools was born with the CS-2, an electric machine that could cut a cake into even portions and deposit a Divider Insert between the slices.
In late 1983 a local businessman came upon this growing company and joined the team brining his marketing experience and business focus to help increase the company’s sales. The businessman soon bought the managing share of the company and continued to push for growth in the bakery market.
FoodTools began with a focus on slicing round cakes and our first few machines were built for this purpose. FoodTools holds several patents including a patent for our system to mechanically slice and deposit a Divider Insert into a cake as well as the mechanical system to automatically index and turn the cake from slice to slice while cutting. FoodTools soon outgrew the round cake cutting market and with more experienced employees began inventing machines to cut sheet cakes, breads, cheese, horizontal layers, and more.
FoodTools still operates a manufacturing, sales, and service facility out of Santa Barbara, California but the company has opened several other offices around the world. FoodTools Central in South Haven, Michigan also has a production floor, sales staff, and service technicians to cover eastern North America. FoodTools UK is a sales and service office located in London, England. FoodTools China is the newest office and operates sales and service from Zhuhai, China.
FoodTools is today a global company focused on advancements in the food portioning industry. There are FoodTools machines right now portioning products from Australia to Romania. Years of experience and expertise has made FoodTools the industry leader of food portioning equipment.
FoodTools Corporate Mission Statement
FoodTools will provide the food industry with the most cost-effective portioning equipment available.
FoodTools Company Objectives
Our General Business Goals
To generate a return on investment sufficient for continued existence of our company
To adhere to strict principles of business ethics and to deal honestly and openly with customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders
To be the leading company in portion control for the food industry
Our Employee Goals
To remember that our greatest assets are our employees, and to treat each individual with respect
To provide an atmosphere where each person is empowered to accept responsibility and accountability, and to be compensated for their contribution to the bottom line
Our Customer Goals
To offer products and services at prices consistent with an adequate return on the company’s investment
To foster and maintain a reputation among all of our customers for fair dealing, prompt and courteous services, dependability, integrity, product quality, and technical competence