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Hearthside Food Solutions

Private Food

The Hearthside story is a blend of the old and the new. Hearthside was formed in 2009 — with a 70 year history in the baking industry and a legacy of value. Hearthside’s CEO and co-founder, Rich Scalise, saw a need in the market for a new kind of contract manufacturer. As a 30 year veteran of the food industry, he had been a contract manufacturer customer and was aware of both the benefits and the challenges that they present to premier brands.

Rich believed the industry was ready for something new. In 2009, along with Wind Point Partners, Rich formed Hearthside Food Solutions LLC. On the day it launched, the company had four manufacturing plants and over 2,000 employees. By 2010 the company had more than doubled in size. Today Hearthside has 13 manufacturing plants spanning six states and employs over 5,000 full-time employees.

From the very first day, the Hearthside mission was clear. If you walk in any of our plants you will likely see it on the walls and hear it in the halls. Our mission is to be faster, more flexible, and to add more value for our customers. The entire organization is completely focused on delivering on that mission every day. What was good enough last month or last year is simply not adequate for tomorrow. It’s what our customers expect – and it’s what we continue to deliver every day.

Career Opportunities

Hearthside is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic companies in our industry today. We operate 13 manufacturing plants spanning six states and today we employ over 5,000. The food industry is competitive and rapidly changing. That means we are always looking for new people to join our company. Do you have what it takes to be part of Hearthside?

Current Career Opportunities: Many of our specific opportunities can be seen on LinkedIn, and other career sites. We are always seeking new people, and we post new openings frequently.


Hearthside customers are many of the world’s premier food companies. these are large, highly successful companies with vast resources. There is very little that Hearthside does for them which they could not do on their own. Our ability to be successful, and to create new value for our customers is based on our ability to be faster, more flexible, and to constantly add more value for those customers.