American Quality Foods is relentlessly dedicated to creating the best tasting specialty dessert mixes for foodservice professionals. Founded in 1994 with only three employees, American Quality Foods has grown into a multimillion-dollar operation near Asheville, North Carolina, now with a staff of over 50 employees.

The purpose of American Quality Foods is to fill a need for nursing home diabetics who had very few options for delicious-tasting, diet desserts. Our uncompromising commitment to quality, coupled with a Research & Development team experienced in polymer chemistry and food science, has led the creation of over 70 of our own exclusive recipes for scrumptious dietetic desserts. Offerings include sugar free, no-sugar added, fat-free and other dietetic versions of drinks, gelatins, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, puddings, mousse, and more.

What customers say they love about American Quality Foods is…

  • Our wide variety of products and flavors
  • Flexibility of order size, from single units to assorted cases
  • Our super-personable & reliable Customer Service team.

After outgrowing two buildings in our early years, American Quality Foods now operates out of a modern 34,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and office, with a separate warehouse/distribution center located nearby.

In October 2022, our parent company (Dover Foods) was purchased by TVS, Inc., an award-winning, not-for-profit, contract manufacturer located only 10 miles from our facility here in western North Carolina. They focus on manufacturing dry food products for government agencies, as well as dietary supplements for premium brands in the natural/wellness industry. Importantly, TVS embraces a mission of workplace inclusivity, specifically focused on providing meaningful employment to people with intellectual and physical disabilities and other barriers to employment. Learn more about them at

After seeing great synergy between the manufacturing expertise, commitment to quality, and leadership of the two organizations, TVS purchased Dover Foods/AQF with the intention of growing our presence in the foodservice, healthcare and senior living dining channels, as well as furthering the mission of fostering an inclusive work environment at our facility.  Since the purchase, TVS has invested heavily in our business, tripling our production capacity, by adding state-of-the-art blending and packaging equipment, new processes, and an expanded production schedule. The sales, packaging and distribution operations are all located in the scenic town of Mills River, North Carolina.