Upper Lakes Foods Products and Services

Our Services

Not only do we distribute over 12,000 fine food products, but we offer a personalized full-service approach to supplying and marketing your business. Some of our other services include…

Menu & Recipe Development

In addition to our fully trained foodservice sales team, our on staff chef specialists and dietitians are available to demonstrate fresh, on-trend menu ideas to increase your traffic and profitability. They are able to assist in the creation and development of menus for all segments of foodservice operations. We welcome you to join us in our test kitchen at our Cloquet, MN facility or are willing to visit your establishment, depending on your preference. Please contact your salesperson for more details.

Evaluation, Planning & Marketing

Our skilled team is available to help you evaluate your operation! Whether it is menu design and marketing, inventory analysis and planning, or front-of-the-house and/or back-of-the house evaluations, we are here and ready to assist you in adding more to your bottom line. Please contact your salesperson for more details.

Graphics, Menu & Signage Design

We know how important marketing and branding is to your success! In order to help you succeed, ULF has put a skilled graphic arts department in place that is ready to work with you to create menus, table tents and posters for your operation.


We have ServSafe certified instructors on our team to offer food safety training and certification exams. We are also proud to announce we are an Official Food Handler Partner with the Always Safe Food Company. For more information on ANSI certified course content, click the banner below.

Food Shows, Traveling Kitchen and Trends

We have two food shows annually, one in the spring and one in the fall. We guarantee these shows will give you the opportunity to see and taste the latest products and trends in the industry! We take pride in having the best food shows in our region and are certain you will leave with new ideas on how to drive more traffic and profit in your establishment regardless of the segment you are in.

ULF is also well-known for our “traveling kitchen” where we bring the ideas to you! We have a bus that we have converted into a kitchen to show you the latest and greatest products we have in stock. Just sit back and relax! This meal is on us!

Financial: Pricing, data and business planning

At ULF, we truly believe we are only successful if you are successful. We want to partner with you every step of the way to ensure the success of your operation. We are ready to meet with you to review your business, to include menu costing and pricing analysis by item as well as inventory management and put a customized plan together based on your business to help you hit your goals.