The foodservice industry has been around for quite some time. Foodservice companies have come and gone throughout the years and many of them have become a relic. This particular industry is very taxing as well as very meticulous. There is one foodservice company that has transcended time to some degree. This company just so happens to have over 10 decades worth of experience under its belt. OSI Group is its name and offering a wide variety of foods and services is its game. OSI has revolutionized the foodservice industry for the better. It has an abundance of capabilities, which helps to set itself apart from the competition. Distribution, process, management and development are all practiced to the highest degree.
One of the major factors to the company’s huge success came from its owner/founder. Otto Kolschowski was able to turn his dream into a reality by opening a local butcher shop. This local butcher shop provided wonderful beef products, and it certainly served its Chicago-based community. During this time, there was an influx of immigrants that came into the US. In the Chicago area, over 25 percent of the city’s inhabitants came directly from Germany. These hardworking individuals brought a sense of passion with them and this passion helped to boost the local economy. Agriculture and immense farmlands produced plenty of work as well as produced plenty of high-quality meats. OSI Group took full-advantage of what the landscape offered, and it began to thrive.
As word got out, this small company began to build an impressive resume. OSI Group had made it to the big leagues in a sense, but no one knew that it would get as big as it actually became. In today’s contemporary time, OSI Group is a worldwide leader in foodservices, it develops custom foods, and it has a thoroughly trained staff. A Century of Innovation at OSI Group