Ajinomoto Foods North America was the first to market and sell frozen family favorites such as one-step potstickers, breaded mozzarella cheese sticks, and more.

who we are

As a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, Ajinomoto Foods North America is dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.

what is umami?

Umami joins tastes such as sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. These are all unique and cannot be created by mixing other tastes–they are known as primary tastes. Umami provides a pleasant, savory sensation that balances the four other options.

The origin of “Umami”–the fifth taste–begins with the two founding fathers of the Ajinomoto Group: Dr. Kikunae Ikeda and Saburosuke Suzuki II.

who we are

As a leading manufacturer in the frozen food industry, Ajinomoto Foods North America is dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.

vision & Mission

At Ajinomoto Foods North America, we take pride in cooking foods that taste and feel great. Our success is guided by the company’s vision and mission to provide the best products that satisfies everyone’s needs.

our core values

At Ajinomoto Foods North America, three core values serve as the main foundation of our culture and guide our actions towards excellence. The core values are evident in all aspects of the company, ranging from our employees to our products.

Quality

Innovation

Collaboration

our history

With a collective heritage spanning over 250 years in the United States, Ajinomoto Foods North America continue to serve as a leader in the specialty frozen foods industry.

The Ajinomoto Co. was in 1909 founded by Japanese professor Dr. Kikunae Ikeda and businessman Mr. Saburosuke Suzuki II with a vision to improve the overall health and nutrition of the Japanese people. They created the Ajinomoto Group to begin marketing Umami through the product AJI-NO-MOTO®.

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At Ajinomoto, the product is our most fundamental asset, and the key to our great success. In our mind, every product should be crafted and filled with an immense passion. Our quality benchmark should be the best and no compromise should be accepted when it comes down to delivering superior product quality to our consumers.

- Bernard Kreilmann, CEO