We are so grateful to have such a wonderful partnership and long-standing partnership with Carl Buddig. This year, they were awarded The National Provisioner’s Processor of the Year. With their achievement, they chose to award us with the title of Carl Buddig’s Vendor of the Year. We look forward to the continued growth together, y’all!
If you haven’t hears the news yet, we have recently released our own brand of case ready product! Be sure to check with your partner, if you have interest in brightening up your meat case.
Every good salesman knows that you have to do a little samplin' before you can preach about a product! Our in-house chef prepared a pork roast, cooked perfectly medium-rare.
Rantoul High School FCA Organization
Christmas is a time of giving, and that is exactly what we partnered up with Rantoul High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes for. Each year they host a free community dinner for those in need of a warm meal for a cold holiday evening. Sliced Pork Loin is exactly what everyone needs to fill their tummies and feel the warm & cheery Christmas spirit.
Rantoul HS FFA Donation
We have recently partnered with Rantoul High School and their FFA Program. We love the idea of encouraging young adults to join the agriculture industry in their path of finding a career. One of the most exciting times for these young adults is the FFA Jacket Ceremony. Many children cannot afford the jackets, as the are expensive. We did not want any child to feel excluded and discourage them from their passion in the agriculture industry. Rantoul Foods purchased a jacket for every student at Rantoul High School that is in FFA!! We are hoping to continue this as a tradition!
Another wonderful event in the books! Thank you to the Chicago Midwest Meat Association for all their hard work to make such a great banquet for us all to let loose a little.
Taste of Colorado '18
This year’s theme was “Around the World.” We took this opportunity to turn our booth into, “Pork’s Passport to the Caribbean.” We had so much fun with this theme! Samples and freebies were flowing like crazy!!
Each year, we take the opportunity to visit our loyal partners, in their homeland. We are blessed to have them travel to our operations multiple times throughout the year. We couldn’t be more thankful to be able to return the favor.
Our loyal partner Peoria Packing was kind enough to send us some of the finished product from our trimmings! Our salesman Mark whipped up his famous ‘Sausage & Peppers’ for the office.
After all of the anticipation, our article is public!! We had such a blast sharing the excitement of our new brand, AGAR, with journalist Lisa Keefe! Haven’t read it yet? Check it out here!!
Rantoul HS Football Dinner
We love helping out our local high school in Rantoul. The Rantoul Eagles Football has a fun get together on Thursday's before their Friday Night Lights, hosted at Coach Delbert's home. We donated some pork to feed the team!
Our Golf Outing Sponsors allowed us to raise enough money to support some extra donations! The remaining money that we raised, was donated to our local food pantry in Carpentersville, IL!
Community Service Center Food Pantry Donation
Our Golf Outing Sponsors allowed us to raise enough money to support some extra donations! The remaining money that we raised, was donated to our local food pantry in Rantoul, IL!
We were so excited to invite Lisa Keefe and her crew into our facility and share a little bit about us! We cannot wait to see how the story turns out!!
CMMA Golf Outing
Thank you Chicago Midwest Meat Association for another wonderful day! This is something that we look forward to attending each year. It’s such a fun opportunity for us to bring our customers and show them a good time, as well as a friendly game of golf!
State Fair Pork Patio
We were so excited to have the opportunity to donate our pork to the “Pork Patio.” After-all, what else are you suppose to crave on a warm fall afternoon, other than a pork chop sandwich! No tummy went unfed.
World Pork Expo 2018
Another wonderful event in the books!! Each year we look forward to meeting with everyone in our industry! Such a wonderful time to see familiar faces and meet new. Check out this neat grill! Clearly everyone was feeling festive this year!
Our President and VP of Sales were honored to be able to attend a talk from the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, and Wall Street Journals’ Mary O’Grady. They were excited to bring back the message and share it with our team.
Hospice Hearts Raffle
We were so excited to be able to participate in a raffle hosted by a charity called Hospice Hearts. Hospice Hearts is based in Urbana, IL and is an animal rescue serving pets whose owners are no longer able to care for them due to nursing home admission, illness, or death. We donated a whole hog to raise money for them. Kevin & Donna Greene were the lucky winners!
We had so much fun this week in Boston! We had tons of food samples and neat giveaways for our partner's customers. Thank you so much for the opportunity and we cannot wait to come back next year!
National Active & Retired Federal Employee Association
Our very own Hog Procurement Manager, Jan, was asked to speak at a breakfast on our behalf. Thank y'all for letting us share our story with you!
Christmas is this time of giving. We love giving back to our employees who give us their hard work and time every week. This year we gave our employees hats and sweatshirts! Thank you for another great year!
2017 Supplier of the Year
We were so honored to be awarded Reinhart's Supplier of the Year for 2017. It has been a great partnership together, and we look forward to continuing to grow with 'all.
We have lots of expansion projects here at Rantoul Foods! We are in the finishing stages of opening a Rendering Plant and the early stages of two new additions! Our Construction Manager took out the drone today to get some awesome aerial footage of all the new construction!
CMMA Meat Ball '17
Our team had such a blast celebrating the Chicago Midwest Meat Association Annual Meatball! It was such a fun night out to spend with our team. For more pictures, check out our Facebook page @RantoulFoodsLLC!
Taste of Colorado '17
Be sure to stop into our booth and grab some freebies at Taste of Colorado! We can’t wait to see y’all and educate you guys on our products and process. 🐽
Annual Japan Trip
Every year we are thankful to have the opportunity to travel to Japan to speak with some of our biggest international customers.
Our Vice President of Finance stopped by Hope Center Food Pantry, on behalf of all of our sponsors at the Golf Outing, to drop off our donation. It's such a wonderful feeling for us to be able to give back to our community.
A special thanks to Dena for taking the time to educate us about the food pantry and thank you for helping out the community.
Annual CMMA Arthur M. Follenweider Scholarship Golf Outing
Did you know that in the next five years, 2 out of every 3 jobs will require at least a two-year degree?
We were happy to attend the Annual CMMA Arthur M. Follenweider Scholarship Golf Outing, again this year. It's always a good time, with great people, and a wonderful cause. The proceeds go to a scholarship fund for the children of Chicago Midwest Meat Association Employees.
Thank you Gordon & Steve for your partnership over the years. We are truly going to miss working with you!
Champaign County Fair
We were happy to donate to the Champaign Country Fair Livestock Fund!
American Berkshire Foundation
We donated a cooler of our pork products to the Berkshire Foundation for their fundraiser. Ken and Julene, from Martinsville, IL are the lucky purchasers! Thanks for your donation to the foundation, guys!!
Animal By-Product Conversion System Progression
The walls are officially up!! We cannot wait to be running by the end of October!
Celebrating 6 years of business.
Today marks our 6th year of makin' bacon!! We couldn't be more happy to continue serving our loyal customers pork that's made at the brink of innovation and quality.
Our office is a little biased! We are full of Cubs fans, who can’t wait to celebrate Opening Day each year!
Animal By-Product Conversion System
We are in the process of constructing a Animal By-Product Conversion System. Our company prides ourselves in ensuring that no part of the hog goes to waste. The rendering plant is set to open October 2017.