Sandridge Crafted Foods® has earned its place as a leader in chef-crafted food for a reason. It’s our continuing investment in our people and culture – from chefs and food scientists to those who craft and deliver our products – and cutting-edge processes that ensure you always get the highest quality, freshest products on your shelves, in your commercial kitchens, and on the table to delight your customers.

Chef Crafted Food Starts Here…

A Family Legacy

Sandridge Crafted Foods is proud to be a third generation, family owned and operated leader in the fresh food industry. When Vincent R. Sandridge started the company in 1960, he sold deli meats in vacuumed retail pouches. His hard work and ambition enabled us to expand into the cold salad business a few years later. With over 60 years of experience, we are one of the most trusted names in the industry for developing and manufacturing complete meal solutions.

Vincent’s son, Mark D. Sandridge, joined the company in 1976 and focused his energy on food science, development, and innovation. Michael S. Sandridge, Vincent’s youngest son, joined the organization a decade later and directed his efforts toward developing long-lasting customer relationships.

Mark purchased the company in 1997 and became CEO. His background in food science and visionary approach expanded our manufacturing capabilities to include kettle soup and sauce production, and sous vide cooking. Additionally, a huge investment was made to bring High-Pressure Processing (HPP) into our facility to help differentiate ourselves in an increasingly competitive field. These resources helped pave the way for countless opportunities and transformative growth.

For two decades, Mark’s sons, Jordan D. Sandridge and Dane V. Sandridge, have worked closely with their father to implement new technologies, streamline operations, craft new and exciting recipes, and position themselves as leaders in both manufacturing and innovation to guide the company into the future. Today, we have multiple locations and nearly 1,000 valued employees helping to drive our success! The Sandridge family takes pride in all that has been achieved and looks forward to continuing to grow together.

Our History of Memorable Moments


Vincent Sandridge started his entrepreneurial journey by partnering with the Buddig Family, owners of Buddig Meats. They proposed that Vince manage the direct-to-store distribution services of their vacuum sealed lunchmeat products.


Vincent moved forward with the largest investment in the company up to this point in time by building the Sandridge Gourmet Salad 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing site on Lafayette Road in Medina, Ohio.


Vincent purchased Gourmet Salads and incorporated his family name and existing business under Sandridge Gourmet Salads. He originally manufactured and sold salad products out of his home in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


Mark Sandridge had a growing interest in the company and came on board in 1976. He has served as CEO since 1997 and holds a degree in Food Science from The Ohio State University. Mark’s vision and execution of the strategy for the company has earned him acknowledgement by peers in the industry as an innovative thought leader. His primary focus today is talent development, leading a company wide program to identify and mentor talented employees for the next generation of growth.


Increase in demand and popularity of prepared fresh salads required a larger manufacturing facility. Vincent built the 20,000 sq. ft. site on Commerce Drive in Medina, Ohio as an enduring symbol of commitment to producing the highest quality products.


Sandridge® purchased the Melch’s® Brand to further expand the product portfolio in the Midwest. Melch’s consisted of fresh, ready-to-serve Amish-style potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw.


Michael Sandridge, Vince’s youngest son, attended Kent State University and began working for the company as a sales rep in 1986. He became VP of Sales, managing top-to-top customer relationships leveraging his broad culinary knowledge. Michael led the largest growth with a key foodservice customer and played a vital role in growing the company’s customer base to what it is today through his incomparable care for customers and consumers.


Sandridge® established its now iconic legacy brand, Grandma’s®, which is proudly sold to more than 80 different foodservice and retail businesses throughout the country.


Sandridge® made the strategic move into the fresh soup industry. This was part of a seasonal growth focus allowing the company to fill capacity during non-peak salad season.


The Sandridge® story expands into the third generation with Mark’s son, Jordan. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Jordan served in many operational management positions, including the company’s in-house logistics division, MDS Inc., before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2020. He furthered his education by earning an MBA from The Ohio State Fisher College of Business.


Sandridge® invested in two High Pressure Processing (HPP) lines as a proactive response to consumer demands. HPP enables us to extend the shelf life of many products without the need for preservatives.


Dane Sandridge, Mark’s youngest son, continued the family legacy by joining the company with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Wittenberg University. Dane furthered his education with a Culinary Arts Degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He oversaw the innovation strategy for the company while also managing top customer accounts and the marketing team before being promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in 2021.


Sandridge® acquired RMH Foods in Morton, Illinois to relocate their protein cooking operations and begin leveraging the benefits of sous vide cooking – further enhancing the quality food that customers have come to rely on and appreciate.


Sandridge® invests in kettle cooking equipment. This European technology enables our culinarians to develop the right product for the right application. It also allows them to layer flavors making soups and sauces that are healthier and more flavorful.


Sandridge Food Corporation elevates Jordan Sandridge and Dane Sandridge to the positions of Co-President, passing the torch of company leadership to the third-generation of the Sandridge family.


Sandridge® rebrands as Sandridge Crafted Foods® to better reflect the company’s purpose statement; to foster community and human connection through Remarkably Fresh, Chef-Crafted Foods. Our new name and identity bring forth the crafted quality that goes into everything we produce for our customers, clients and the industry. Chef-Crafted Foods Start Here.


Sandridge Crafted Foods completed the acquisition of a new production site in New Oxford PA, a strategic move to increase our production capacity and market presence in the Continental U.S.


In 2024, we updated our iconic brand from Grandma’s Original Recipes to Grandma’s Kitchen™, creating a modern feel that will resonate with customers for generations to come.

Remarkably Fresh, Chef-Crafted Food Starts Here. Remarkably Fresh, Chef-Crafted Food Starts Here.
Remarkably Fresh, Chef-Crafted Food Starts Here. Remarkably Fresh, Chef-Crafted Food Starts Here.

Our Brand Pillars

Hometown Values

Our business is firmly grounded in values we live every day. And they make a real difference for our customers, the people they serve and our employees.


We believe that great food brings people together and make moments memorable.


We’ve built an inspired and diversely skilled team united by the values we share and driven by a passion for excellence in everything we do.


Quality, freshness and food safety is imperative in today’s climate. Whether co-packing, private labeling or sold under our own brand, you can count on quality control and food safety.


We’re moving at the speed of fresh with state-of-the art processes to innovate, create and deliver exceptional food value to our customers.

Proudly Serving Our Communities

Sandridge Crafted Foods is proud to be a leading job-creator in Northeast Ohio, North Central Illinois, and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

We also strive to make a positive difference in these communities by helping ease food insecurity through regular food donations to organizations that support ending hunger for the youth, senior citizens, and disadvantaged populations.

Our ongoing relationships with the organizations on this page help our donations reach those who need it most. Click on any logo to find out more about the organization and volunteer/donation opportunities.

Folds of Honor

Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships for the spouses and children of fallen or disabled service members.

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth in Medina County by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.

Medina County Port Authority

The Medina County Port Authority (MCPA) is a dynamic, county-wide organization that endeavors to build and sustain a competitive business environment in Medina County by utilizing its unique powers to enhance economic development through marketing and innovative financing.

Feeding Medina County

Feeding Medina County’s mission is to educate, engage, and lead our community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry. We nourish our community with essential programs that put food on the table for children, families, and seniors who are at risk of hunger.

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member hunger-relief programs in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. These member programs operate 500 food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.

Morton Chamber of Commerce

Morton Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote, connect and build community of the Pumpkin Capital of the World.

New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce

The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit organization and its affiliate corporate, the New Oxford Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), have the mission of attracting businesses and professions to the New Oxford, Pennsylvania area, as well as encouraging the expansion of existing business entities.

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


As the largest consumer of water in Medina County, Sandridge works diligently to use water in a way that meets current ecological, social, and economic needs without compromising the ability to meet those needs in the future. This includes regular daily monitoring of in-flow and out-flow pH levels and screening for any potential contaminants that could harm the environment. Sandridge works closely with the Medina County Sanitary Engineering Department to ensure that water quality and safety are a top priority.

Sandridge has converted production facilities and warehouses from metal halide fixtures to energy efficient LED and T5 high bay warehouse lighting.

Motion sensors were also installed resulting in energy savings up to 70%, effectively producing nearly twice the light using half the energy.

Last year (2023) Sandridge sent 1,412,840 pounds of food waste to local farms to use as feed for livestock.  Using food waste can help farmers reduce feed costs while helping Sandridge reduce disposal costs and minimize the environmental impacts of this waste.

Sandridge also sent 2.7 million pounds of food waste to Northeast Ohio solid-waste processors for use in anaerobic digestion facilities. This cutting-edge process allows bacteria to turn food waste into useful resources such as fertilizers and bio-fuel.

Sandridge runs a fleet of 30 trucks that have implemented fuel-efficiency standards to minimize the impact on the environment.

– California emissions standards.

– FlowBelow – To reduce wind resistance and improve fuel economy.

– Super Single Tires – Only one tire per axle vs. two to reduce weight and improve efficiency.

Last year (2023) Sandridge Crafted Foods sent 6,252,181 pounds (3,126.09 tons) of recyclable waste items to processing facilities across Northeast Ohio. Recycling conserves natural resources, protects natural ecosystems, and encourages biological diversity – enhancing the long run sustainability of the biosphere.

Sandridge continues to increase the amount of waste that is recycled rather than sent to local landfills year-over-year.

We’re Delighted You’re Here!

The Sandridge family believes that good food is the foundation of genuine happiness. May lasting memories be made with good friends and perhaps most importantly great food. Our family is committed to carrying on the traditions that help bring your family together. Enjoy life, it’s delicious!