Founded in 1994, American Quality Foods is the fulfillment of Kathy Milner's vision and commitment to create the best tasting, gluten-free and diet dessert mixes for foodservice professionals. Starting from her home in the quaint town of Newfane, Vermont, with three employees, American Quality Foods has grown into a multimillion-dollar operation near Asheville, North Carolina, with a staff of 35 employees.


The original purpose of the company was to fill a need for nursing home diabetics who had very few options for delicious-tasting, diet desserts. Kathy's unrelenting commitment to quality, combined with her education and experience in polymer chemistry, led to her creation of over 110 scrumptious, gluten-free or diet, low-fat dessert recipes. The response was tremendous and our customers now encompass thousands of facilities.


We manufacture all of our healthier dessert products using our own exclusive recipes developed through Kathy's extensive research and great passion for excellence. After outgrowing two buildings, American Quality Foods recently built a new, 17,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and office, and we tripled our production capacity by adding state-of-the-art blending and packaging equipment. The sales, packaging and distribution operations are all located in the scenic town of Mills River, North Carolina.