Dawn Food Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ventura Foods is the Dawn Distributors Advantage (DDA) Vendor of the Year. The DDA is honoring Ventura’s commitment to providing exceptional service and support that ensures customer success and business growth. As a key shortening/oil supplier to Dawn, Ventura Foods leverages in-depth bakery knowledge to provide innovative solutions for the challenges facing customers.  

Bradley Pollack – Director of National Accounts for Ventura Foods accepted the honor at the DDA awards dinner during the group’s annual meeting on Jan. 29 in Orlando, FL. The DDA is a customer-focused buying cooperative strengthened by the leverage that comes from more than $1 billion in annual member sales.

“The Ventura team shares Dawn’s passion for bakery and commitment to high-quality. To be recognized by a partner that we admire is incredible!” said Bradley Pollack, from Ventura Foods. “Our team prides itself on never backing down from a challenge and doing whatever it takes to delight our customers and ensure they succeed.”

Ventura Foods is a leading manufacturer of custom and branded dressings, sauces, mayos, oils, shortenings, margarines, bases and pan coatings. Ventura also supports the bakery, foodservice, retail and ingredient food businesses with agile, responsive service. 

“Continuous improvement and innovation through collaboration is essential for Dawn to deliver growth for our customers and business,” said Carrie Jones-Barber, Dawn CEO. “Our partners at Ventura Foods share Dawn’s dedication to continuously search for better solutions that deliver great results.”

The award marks the first time that an oil supplier has been honored as the Vendor of the Year. “Ventura Foods’ ability to find new opportunities in an established segment of the bakery industry demonstrates that they, like Dawn, are committed to driving innovation,” said Eric Metzendorf, President – Bakery Distribution.