About Andy's Seasoning
Andy’s Seasoning, Inc. began in the basement of Katherine and Reuben “Andy” Anderson’s home, where Reuben combined a love of cooking with a knack for blending ingredients. Through trial and error they perfected their first product, barbecue sauce, which they would use for summer cookouts and work events. Friends and relatives loved their barbecue sauce and would say, “You ought to put this on the market.” The couple listened to their advice and started making samples taking it to their jobs to get feedback. They began visiting local grocery stores.
In 1981 the company incorporated and began the process of growing from a small, two-product home-based business to a nationally known firm. Although Andy’s began with barbecue sauce, the company discontinued the product in 1990 to concentrate on dry blends of seasoned breading and Seasoned Salt. The first dry products were the Red Fish, Mild Chicken and Yellow Fish breading, which was the actual breading that Mrs. Anderson used for her fish dinners and summer fish fry’s. The four basic products have now grown into eight products including Hot ‘N’ Spicy Chicken, Cajun Fish, Vegetable Breading (think fried green tomatoes), Seafood Tempura, and Low-Sodium and ‘No MSG’ variations of our Red and Yellow Fish.
In 1996 Reuben Anderson passed away suddenly. Refusing to abandon the dream that she and her husband created years prior, Katherine Anderson retired from her city job and enrolled in an entrepreneurial program at Saint Louis University. Already a multi-million dollar company when she took over, Mrs. Anderson had quadrupled the revenue of Andy’s Seasoning under her leadership.
Mrs. Anderson passed away in November of 2011. Having served on the company’s Board of Directors and as Director of Operations for many years, her son, Larry W. Lee became President and CEO of the company.
The company continues to experience success and growth with products sold in all 50 states.
MissionAndy’s Seasoning, Inc. will be the premier provider of high quality, reasonably priced food-related products with an emphasis on customer service and responsiveness that is beyond reproach. We will enhance our opportunities for success and growth by balancing the needs of our customers, valuing our employees, supporting our communities, and protecting the environment.
The primary objectives of the company are to produce a reasonable profit in order that the following may be achieved.
- Have a well-organized, well-managed, productive company that will enable us to make a profitable contribution to our customers and our society.
- Produce and market products that are of the highest quality and value in the industry.
- Be fair, honest, and ethical in dealing with our suppliers, customers, and employees.
- Be always in pursuit of innovation for new products, new ideas, and new processes that will benefit the company, our employees, and our customers.
- We will do everything in our power to make the company a good place to work and to serve as an asset to our community.