Favorite WN Foods Moments

WN Foods has been in business since 1942. That’s 76 years worth of happy moments and fun times with our family and our loyal partners! We know it’s hard to pick favorites, but let’s take a look at some of our staff’s most fond memories.

Bernadette: “I always enjoy creating new sauces: starting from scratch, sourcing new concepts and required ingredients, making bench top samples, and testing product specifications to make sure they achieve the product’s safety and also sensory tasting to achieve the best quality, of course. However, the absolute best moments for me are looking at people’s face as they enjoy the sauces I create. I was very happy to have the opportunity to create more than 20 sauces for ECRM Private Brand Food Show event in 2015 – I remember one of the happiest moments was when I found out that one of the sauces (Thai Red Curry) I made got picked as the winner, and WN Foods was honored with 2015 Buyer’s Taste Award.”

Linda: “My best moment at WN Foods is when I received a big gold coin for my 30 years services anniversary award from the company. This award will always remind me of the company’s appreciation.”

Gregory: “One of the great moments (of many) that I remember is when we had a production issue and the customers truck was waiting at our dock to pick up the product. The original estimate was that it would take a week solve the problem and have the product ready to ship. The customer couldn’t wait that long, so the entire WN team came together to fix the problem in 24 hours. Every person from every department volunteered to help and worked as a team to meet the needs of the customer. The customer received their product on time and I was never more proud of the entire WN staff.”

Kiana: “My favorite moment at WN Foods was the 70th anniversary party. We held a big party with all our friends and family where we got to enjoy fresh meals from food trucks, impressive lion dances, and heartfelt speeches from our staff. It was really touching, and I’ll always remember it.”

Hanh: “Every year, we always look forward to the WN Foods annual Christmas party. One of my favorite moments is the Christmas party of 2016 when Kiana pulled my name from the drawing box to win a TV, and Gregory thought Kiana and I worked together to rig the drawing.”

Peter: “My favorite moment at WN Foods would be lunch time of everyday. We get to wind down, sit and discuss about anything whether it be about our family issues, if we gained weight, jokes, etc. Sometimes all the female workers talk about their womanly issues like I am not there (laughs).”

Margaret: “In 2014, we had an event to celebrate Jon’s retirement. Prior to the event, countless hours were poured into planning by the whole office as well as the operations crew. Team members prepared every detail during office hours and over the weekends with nothing but smiles and best efforts. True teamwork was at play for this celebration with 200 friends & colleagues & business partners. On the day of the event, what we witnessed were all the happy memories of an devoted employee who have given 30 years of service to the company, and what he got in return was all the love and life long friendship by the peers and suppliers and clients. But most of all, the deep appreciation and heart felt love from the owner’s family. That, to me, is priceless and that’s what sets this company apart from many other business. It’s got soul. Therefore, it has been and always be one of my favorite moments of my years in this big family.”

Huge thanks to our team for taking a walk down memory lane. It’s fun to reminisce, isn’t it? Readers, do you have any favorite WN Foods moments? If so, please share them with us!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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WN Foods 2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights

Can you believe it’s already 2018? Time flies! We are so eager to see what this year has in store for us. But before we get too excited, let’s take a moment to remember a few of our favorite moments from 2017.

Launching Our New Website

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Our website got a major makeover! The new version introduced not only a more streamlined design, but also an online shop where you can order all your favorite Double Hi sauces.

A+ BRC Rating

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Thanks to our hardworking QA team, we had an A+ BRC rating in 2017. We’re infinitely grateful that they work so diligently to keep us and our customers safe!

Welcoming Jon & Peter

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In 2017, we had the pleasure of welcoming two new members to our happy family: Jon (sales manager) and Peter (director of operations). Thanks for joining us, and here’s to many more years of success together!

75th Anniversary Celebrations

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We celebrated WN Foods’ 75th anniversary with a series of fun BBQs. Every month in the summer, we were surrounded by fresh food, great conversation, and good friends new and old. We hope all our guests enjoyed these parties as much as we did!

How was your 2017? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 9

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75 years later, WN Foods’ future looks bright. The company’s staff is made up of a group of driven, caring individuals who think of each other as family and hope to keep WN Foods successful far into the future. With the company’s legacy in mind and Greg Hall in the lead, they continue to work hard to manufacture and co-pack the highest quality products for their clients. Happy 75th anniversary, WN Foods! Here’s to many more years of family, tradition, and quality!

To see previous chapters, please click here.

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 8

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After decades of hard work, Dave Hall retired and left WN Foods to Greg Hall in the 2000s. Under Greg’s leadership, the company flourished. He marketed the company to new demographics and began producing a broader variety of products, leading to a wider, more diverse audience than ever. He also installed a state-of-the-art high speed production line, greatly expanding WN Foods’ co-packing and manufacturing capabilities. With hard work and perseverance, what was once a tiny soy sauce manufacturing business in a Chinatown basement has now grown into a prosperous co-packing company celebrating 75 years of family, tradition, and quality.

To see previous chapters, please click here.

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 7

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(Dave Hall and his sons Greg Hall and Patrick Hall at WN Foods)

The 1990s were a transitional period for WN Foods. After the company began to specialize and hone its skills as a co-packer, it started bringing in more business than ever. It soon became clear that WN Foods had outgrown its San Francisco building and needed a larger updated space, which it found at its current location in Hayward, CA. Here, Dave Hall was joined by his son, Greg Hall. Greg, an engineer with a knack for problem-solving and innovation, came in eager to modernize WN Foods. Taking a more analytical approach, he went department by department to improve efficiency and expand company profits. He and Dave attracted new clients and formed new business relationships, growing WN Foods and its legacy ever larger.

Up next… Chapter 8: 2000s-Present!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 6

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The 1980s were a time of growth and new partnerships for WN Foods. Chinese food was becoming more and more mainstream to American tastes, and major players in the food industry took notice of this. When Dave Hall formed partnerships to create Asian sauce brands such as House of Tsang and Sun Luck, they were picked up and sold in grocery chains countrywide. More than 40 years after its founding, WN Foods was busier than ever, co-packing up a storm and forging new relationships wherever it did business. It was the epitome of prosperity and longevity.

Up next… Chapter 7: The 1990s!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 5

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Dave Hall breathed new life into WN Foods in the 1970s. He split his time working as a pharmacist and getting to know the company. Naturally business-minded and determined to honor his father’s legacy, Dave picked up the ropes quickly; he was eager and had many new ideas for promoting and expanding WN Foods. He and John Young began connecting with more business owners, investing in co-packing equipment, and stayed involved with the Chinese-American community. It soon became clear that WN Foods had again grown too large for its location, and it needed facilities that would better suit its ever increasing manufacturing needs. After moving the company to a larger building in San Francisco, John retired, feeling confident in WN Foods’ future with Dave.

Up next… Chapter 6: The 1980s!

To see previous chapters, please click here.

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.