About Upper Lakes Foods

About Upper Lakes Foods

Eleven members of the Sorensen/Ryan family work in the company.

We are a local leader in food service. For over 50 years, we’ve prided ourselves on helping thousands of businesses and organizations thrive in the food industry. At a time when other distributors are looking for ways to cut corners, we’re focused on boosting your bottom line with innovative, cost-effective solutions and products.

ULF Specialist Team

As a family-owned company, we have the flexibility required to respond quickly to your needs. Each customer at Upper Lakes Foods has an account executive dedicated to your company’s success. Customers also have access to experts in graphic arts, menu and product development, interior design, product sampling, and a test kitchen.

We do all of this and more for you – our family – while keeping costs competitive.

Mission Statement

The mission of ULF is to build value for each customer, employee, supplier, and community we serve by bringing the best; the best products, best people, and best ideas.

The ULF Advantage – Public versus Private

We made a commitment dating back to 1967 to remain a private, family-owned and operated food distributor. This decision is just one of many that give us and our customers a competitive advantage.

How does this decision impact you? It means:

Real-time Decisions: Staff holds the ability to make decisions that impact your bottom line on your timeline, not a public board’s meeting timeline.

More Flexibility: We are committed to being as flexible as possible to ensure you meet your goals. Adaptability is just one more advantage of joining the ULF Family.

Less Bureaucracy: As a private company, we operate on a lean staff, removing the extra layers of bureaucracy that can be frustrating and divert your attention from what matters most—your bottom line.

Guaranteed Success: We genuinely believe our success is measured by your success. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here today or tomorrow.

Ready to join the Upper Lakes Foods Family? Contact us today.