If you need a reliable supplier of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts or spices, our sheer scale and specialist knowledge in each makes us a go-to. But the real value comes when we cross-pollinate our thinking to open up exciting new possibilities.
We supply cocoa ingredients to customers all over the world, working with partners across the supply chain to create indulgent treats for consumers and a positive future for cocoa.
We source and supply high-quality green and soluble coffee globally while building partnerships to secure the future of coffee for farmers and coffee lovers everywhere.
Our dairy ingredients satisfy your business needs while helping you create tasty, nutritious and convenient products across many categories.
From the orchard to the store, we’re at the forefront of global nut production – serving the needs of customers and farmers, and working to reduce our environmental impact.
We deliver value, support growth and create impact for our customers with our fresh ideas, ingredients and solutions that are:
It’s easy to make something taste amazing. It’s much harder to fill it with nutritional benefits too. And what about making sure it’s ethically sourced and right for the planet? Whatever category you’re serving, let’s supersede the benchmark with our portfolio of highly complementary natural and delicious ingredients. Co-creation is easy!
Your next cookie filling, cake topping, pie crust, biscuit crumb or bread mix starts with our playground of ingredients. Let’s get busy combining tastes, textures and colors that not only delight consumers, but also the people and planet around them. Give sweet treats a natural twist by combining our cocoa powder and nut pastes to create indulgent center-filled cookies with a premium texture.
From cold brewed spiced coffee to golden milk made with dairy powder or nuts to suit modern consumer preferences. Even the most basic ingredient can make a real difference. With us, you can customize and co-create from plant to palate to find taste, texture and nutritional profiles that make your hot, cold, or plant-based beverages unique.
The world loves cocoa, in chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, bars and desserts. The need to make these better for our bodies and planet has never been greater. We’re bringing lots of fresh thinking to the table – like reducing sugar and sodium in recipes with clever cocoa creations and vegan, organic and traceable solutions. How about creating delicious vegan ‘milk’ chocolate bars with our gluten-free and grain-free cashew flour?
Emerging flavor trends in milks, yogurts and ice-creams are a real opportunity to create healthy, tasty, formulations that consumers can indulge in. Why not try new twists on familiar pairings, such as chocolate doughnut and coffee flavored ice cream? In cocoa alone, our R&D specialists can help tackle challenges in both dairy and plant-based desserts: from a unique methodology to pair cocoa powders with pea, nut, or oat bases to address taste, to reducing bitterness of FMP formats with our Fresco Cacao.
It’s great when you can respond to trends. It’s even better when you spark them yourself. Together, we can create sauces, nut-based cheeses, and spice blends that fulfil existing desires or even feed new ones. How about putting a new spin on traditional dishes with trend-led ingredients like our choco mole sauce inspired by the Oaxaca region of Mexico? Using authentic spices and premium cocoa, this sauce is rich in antioxidants with a deep color and enticing aroma that will delight the senses.
Join our search for the next trail mix, cereal, or snack bar hit. Together, we can find new ingredient combinations that fulfil consumer desire for taste, texture, nutrition, and traceability. One idea? Take consumers on a journey through the world’s most vibrant cuisines with seasoned nut recipes drawing on our Blends of the Americas spice range, including Blanched Almonds with Spicy Citrus Coast and Candied Cashews with Warm Sedona Sunset.
We are excited to be represented by our deZaan team, one of our legacy cocoa brands, at the 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show on June 25-27, 2023 at the Javits Center in NYC. deZaan offers a range of cocoa powders designed for chefs and artisans and made with the finest cocoa ingredients available. The range showcases the full spectrum of what cocoa powder can deliver with its complex range of flavor profiles, colors and technical properties. Explore the endless possibilities of cocoa.
Your full name: Jagdeep Basi
Your city and country: Fresno, US
Your job title: Sr. Director Supply Chain
Your functional area: Planning and Customer Ops
Q: How long have you been at ofi: 5 years
Q: What brought you to ofi? (Please feel free to tell us a little about your career background here, what attracted you to ofi in a few sentences)
ofi’s vision and the future of the company. I had done planning previously in my career and I saw the organization as a place where I could apply my knowledge and help find new ways of managing supply planning.
Q: What’s the most exciting part about your job?
The most exciting part of my job is finding solutions to problems by collaborating with multiple teams and functions to fulfill customer orders. Not a single day is the same as previous day, new challenges which keeps me on my toes.
Q: What has been your favorite moment at ofi so far?
Planning for legacy spices (garlic, onion, pepper, parsley, etc.) has always been my favorite part at ofi. It feels like home.
Q: Where would you like to travel next?
Q: Where is your favorite healthy place to eat in your hometown?
Heirloom – so good!
Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Eva Longoria – she looks like me.
Q: What three hashtags describe your personality?
#adventure #nurturing #spontaneous
Q: What’s your ultimate desk snack?
Editor’s Note: Peanut M&M’s are made with ofi’s peanuts and cocoa
Q: Name one person at ofi (currently employed) that inspires you and why?
Michael Smyth, He is incredibly positive and walks me off ledge constantly 😊
Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Travel the world
Q: What’s your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?
I love hiking in the mountains.
Q: What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Editor’s Note: Guru Nanak is known as the founder of Sikhism. You can learn more about him here.
Q: If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Editor’s Note: Indra Nooyi is an Indian American woman and business executive. She is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo driving its Performance with Purpose initiative. Learn more about her here.
The trend for bold colors and flavors in food and beverages is rising this year. With consumers increasingly exposed to an array of global food trends, including a wide range of exotic flavors and colors, many are becoming more experimental. At the same time, confectionery products, treats, and snacks are often a moment of fun and relaxation in consumers’ daily lives, so they can be a great opportunity for experimenting with new and exciting shades.