ButterBall Farms Inc.

A Guide to Choosing Sauce Manufacturing Companies

You’re passionate about your food, but you might not have the time, staff, or space to experiment with creating the perfect sauce that will take your dish’s flavor profile to the next level.

The most important consideration when it comes to sauce manufacturing companies is finding a sauce manufacturer who can create a custom sauce that complements the dishes on your menu. Selecting a sauce company is crucial to creating a mouthwatering dish, but there’s no reason to stress. It can be easy when you consider the following factors — keep reading to learn more about how to choose the best sauce manufacturing company for your business.

What Should Restaurants Look for in Sauce Manufacturing Companies?

1. Experience

In an industry where condiment manufacturers are plentiful, you will have to look for some distinguishing factors to determine what sauce manufacturer is right for you. Butterball Farms has been in business for more than 60 years, and we’re humbled by the trust that restaurants and manufacturers have placed in us

2. Reputation & Reviews

Restaurateurs and food manufacturers looking for custom sauce suppliers should look for sauce manufacturing companies that have a solid reputation and reviews to back it up. Established companies will take pride in what people have to say about their products and have a presence in the community

When considering sauce suppliers, think about their mission and what their company stands for. It may not seem obvious, but finding sauce manufacturing companies that care about the communities they serve will tell a lot about their integrity — and that translates to more than just good deeds, it will tell you what they think about their business and ultimately their sauce. The sauce supplier you choose shouldn’t keep their reputation a secret. 

3. Manufacturing Capabilities

Whether you’re a single restaurant owner or you run a large food manufacturing operation, sauce manufacturing companies are likely high on your list of important suppliers because a sauce can make or break a dish. Choosing a supplier whose manufacturing capabilities can handle the demands of your restaurant now and in the future as your business grows is an important consideration. 

Though you may not be looking for a supplier for custom butter or other spreads right now, these items may be something you’ll want to consider in the future. As a restaurant owner, you want to find a sauce supplier who can handle many of your needs to simplify your work, which means you’ll want to choose a sauce manufacturer who has the capabilities to produce what you need with scalability. 

Not only does this mean volume, but it also could mean expanding into other customized flavored options like glazes, gravies, marinades, and specialized sauces such as butter sauces, dipping sauces, and more. Talk to your sauce supplier representative to learn what other products they offer, how customizable they are, and how you can still have your flavor be front and center of the sauce or other products they manufacture for your restaurant.

4. Quality Control & Certifications

For sauce manufacturing companies, and really any food service supplier, having proper quality control and noteworthy food service certifications, like the stringent BRCGS certification, are imperative to ensure that you have not only the craveable product you need but to also ensure that the product is safe for consumption. An issue in quality could be devastating to your business’s reputation, so evaluating your sauce supplier for quality control and certifications is always a necessity. When considering a sauce supplier, ask if they hold any certifications and what internal quality control measures they take outside of what is required for the certifications. They should be upfront and honest with you about each step they take.

5. Communication & Collaboration

Creating a custom sauce should be a collaborative process, and you should expect that your sauce supplier will welcome your input as it is key to a successful and long-lasting relationship. Sauce manufacturing companies that offer custom sauces to restaurants should be open about their process, so during your initial conversation, you will want to see how they would work with you on creating your sauce. Look to sauce suppliers who offer a variety of options, from things like speed-scratch to fully custom, and who have the scalability and capacity to dedicate time to you, their customer. 

6. Customer Service & Logistics

The collaboration shouldn’t end once your sauce is created! Sauce manufacturing companies that are willing to create the perfect custom hot sauce or other mouth-watering topping should want to work with you at every step of the process, even after that first order is fulfilled. Communication is key, from initial concept to manufacturing and delivery.

Working with the Sauce Manufacturers at Butterball

When you choose Butterball Farms to be your sauce supplier, you can expect to be treated with respect and care for your business and your products.

Our process for custom sauces is fairly simple and customer-focused. First, reach out to us with your ideas, questions, and anything else you’d like to know. Then, you’ll meet with our flavor development team to bring your flavor to life. Once we get the flavor just right, we’ll send you a sample to make sure. When we’ve confirmed the flavor is perfect, our team will scale your product to get you the quantity you need. From there, you’ll place your order and make your meals!

We want you to feel empowered to create craveworthy dishes with the sauces we manufacture for you, whether we’re using your recipe or you’re using one of ours. 

Let’s Create a Sauce for Your Restaurant

Are you ready to begin the process of creating a craveworthy custom sauce? Contact us today to get started!