BREAD IS OUR PASSION. SERVICE IS OUR SPECIALTY.
Who is Highland Baking?
Founded in 1984, Highland Baking is owned by the Rosen family and headquartered in Northbrook, IL. We provide a high level of responsiveness to our customer’s needs from concept to product development to testing and implementation.
Key Product Lines
- Hamburger Buns
- Pretzel Buns
- Pan Breads
- Specialty Sandwich Rolls
- Table Breads
- Dinner Rolls
More information on our products and capabilities:
Corporate Headquarters; 250,000 sq. ft.
7 frozen bread lines; 7 fresh/small batch lines
R&D Kitchen; Culinary Innovation Center
East Coast plant; 250,000 sq. ft.
5 frozen bread lines; Room for expansion & expanded capabilities
Why Work With Highland Baking?
Throughout the industry and across our customer base we see continued growth & innovation in the premium burger and sandwich category. This has led to a demand for new, innovative bread carriers and we excel at:
- Identify the trends
- Translating those trends into relevant, value added breads
- Scaling up a product equal in quality to the sample
- Unmatched speed to market
Quality Breads, a family tradition since 1984
When we first opened our doors for business we promised never to compromise our high-quality techniques nor our unmatched customer service for any reason. As we have grown and expanded our product line we are proud to have maintained our focus on premium quality products and outstanding customer service. As a family run operation we control the decisions on how we invest in people and equipment, maintaining our legacy and reputation continue to drive those decisions.
Driven by our family focused culture and our commitment to our customers, we are able to quickly respond to customer requests and shifts in consumer demands. Our customers turn to us when they need a new idea, a new product and a partner they can trust and rely upon. When you work with us, you work with the proud owners and team members of a business driven by relationships and a spirit of partnership.
–Stu Rosen, President & CEO
The Highland Baking Company has more than 30 years of experience developing and delivering custom bakery solutions to Chicago’s finest chefs and national QSR, Family and Casual dining chains, winning numerous awards and recognition for our superior customer service and product quality. Highland excels at the creative development of new formulations and solutions to the most daunting foodservice challenges for our operator partners. Highland has an extensive track record of successful partnerships in supplying the nation’s top foodservice operators and we look forward to working with you to create your next bread solution.
Commitment To Quality
Highland Baking is an SQF Level 2 Certified Supplier.
What does this mean for you?
Requiring SQF certification from suppliers helps protect your brand by focusing on hazard analysis, risk assessment and proactive prevention strategies. This, in turn, increases consumer confidence and loyalty.
SQF certification meets regulatory food safety requirements and enables buyers to demonstrate due diligence in food safety matters by requiring their suppliers to implement just one program and one standard.
- Currently SQF Level 2 in Northbrook, IL.
- Currently SQF Level 2 in Spartanburg, SC.
We have a superior rating from Silliker Inc
Custom designing is our specialty. From hamburger buns designed for a toaster or grill to rolls and breads that will heat perfectly in the high heat of a Turbo Chef ® or even stand up to the challenge of the microwave, we have the expertise to create products that will perform under the toughest challenges. In addition our culinary team specializes in creating new and unique bread flavor profiles that will make your sandwich pop, whether it is a smoked Gruyere pretzel roll or a scorpion pepper Achiote roll, let us create a custom solution to your opportunity.
Commitment To Customer Solutions
At Highland we have a long history of working closely with clients to create premium breads, buns and rolls to fulfill our partners’ vision of success. We continue to be recognized for outstanding customer service and focus on working closely with customers to solve complex challenges.
Our team is dedicated to working with you to help select one or a range of our existing breads that will meet your operational and recipe needs. At the same time, we know that not all programs are the same and you may desire a more custom approach. We have a team of dedicated chefs and bakers to assist with the development of new sandwich carriers or to design a custom sandwich program catered specifically to your opportunity.
Our team of standout experts; master bakers, chefs and operations, lead the industry in customer service. Our flexibility and passion will serve your needs unlike any other. From designing award winning bread to helping design a complete sandwich program, rely on Highland Baking as a partner in your program.