09 Mar 2021

Our Success Lies in the Success of Our Customers


Dealers Ingredients has been supporting the Canadian food industry for over four decades with a relentless focus on customer service.  This service comes in many forms, including our ability to adapt our product line to the needs of our customers.  Dealers Ingredients also provides amazing support when it comes to product development.  Lastly, we are quick to go out and source ingredients for customers that we might not even carry, often passing on sales to other suppliers for the benefit of the customer. This dedication to our customers has resulted in long-lasting mutually beneficial partnerships.

Dealers Ingredients began as Dealers Dairy, selling US dairy products into Canada.  Many of our customers have been with us for multiple decades, and as consumer trends changed, Dealers continued to find new ways to help our manufacturing partners.  Canadian food manufacturers were regularly asking for lower cost, healthier products, and ingredients that were easier to use than diary.  As a result, Dealers Ingredients brought Butter Buds to Canada.  Butter Buds is a Wisconsin-based company that creates concentrated dairy ingredients and flavours.  These ingredients deliver rich dairy flavour at a lower cost per use and since they are shelf stable and have long shelf lives, reduce inventory costs.  As the market continued to evolve, Butter Buds created some amazing butter, milk, cream, and cheese flavours that are considered non-dairy and can be used in a host of plant-based products.  This is just one example of how Dealers Ingredients has supported their customers through adapting their product offering to match the relevant consumer trends.

Along with modifying their product line to better support Canadian food manufacturers, Dealers Ingredients has an experienced research and development team, especially when it comes to plant based dairy and meat alternatives.  Along with in-house experts, Dealers Ingredients is the exclusive Canadian partner of Planteneers.  Planteneers is part of the multi-billion-dollar Stern-Wywiol group.  With an R&D team of 80, Planteneers and Dealers Ingredients can offer support at any stage within the development cycle, from formulation, to plant trials, to regulatory, all the way through to manufacturing.  Together we can customize any taste or texture profile that our customers are aiming to achieve in their plant-based products.  Having access to thousands of ingredients and providing complete-end-to-end solutions is where Dealers Ingredients really sets itself apart in the plant-based food space and allows them to create winning solutions for our customers.

Dealers Ingredients truly believes that the more successful our customers are, the more successful we are.  This is true even when Dealers does not supply a product that a customer is looking for.  Always willing to tap into their global network, we have helped countless customers find products that we do not carry within our portfolio.  We are more than happy to connect customers to other ingredient suppliers if we feel that it is in the best interest of our customer.  This mentality truly exemplifies Dealers Ingredients commitment to our partners and their dedication to industry leading customer service.

Longevity is a good measure of success and we are very proud of our history.  Going strong into our fifth decade of business is a testament to our efforts in supporting our customers and in developing long-term relationships.  We are committed to our customers, and to continually bringing all Canadian food manufacturers innovative, health conscious, and low-cost ingredients solutions, all built on our foundation of customer service.

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20 Jan 2021

Team Spotlight: Roma Bhati

Title: Director of Product Management and Quality Assurance

Roma has been a part of the Dealers Ingredients team for about a year.

What is the favourite part of your role?

Everyday is different which comes with it’s own challenges and learnings.

What do you love to most about Dealers Ingredients?

Support from the company executive to achieve work goals, empathy towards mothers with young kids, and feeling of teamwork amongst staff.

What are you looking most forward to in 2021 for Dealers?

To support colleagues to achieve company objectives.

What is your top aspiration goal for 2021 personally?

Excited to start my MBA to help enhance my career and place myself into strategic roles helping organizations meet company objectives.

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01 Dec 2017

Technical Sales Representative, Ontario

The Technical Sales Representative, Ontario reports to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales and is responsible for developing new business, managing existing customers and acting as a liaison with suppliers. You will participate in the development of strategy for your territory and the company.


  1. Create yearly sales plans for Ontario. Execute the plan, while tracking and reporting on progress through quarterly business forecasts and regular customer updates.
  2. Facilitate the sale of all Dealers Ingredients products and responsible for achieving sales and margin targets.
  3. Analyze customer needs, competitor activities, and marketplace trends to maximize sales volume of current products and provide insights to identify new products that would complement the company’s existing product line.
  4. Identify, develop, prepare and present high impact sales presentations to current and potential clients.
  5. Provide technical assistance, operational support, and customer service to Dealers Ingredients customers.
  6. Manage and participate in all necessary trade shows.
  7. Develop and display category expertise in all existing and future Dealers Ingredients product categories.
  8. Regular on-site visit for key customers


  • Experience in the sale of food ingredients through direct and in-direct channels
  • Exemplify Dealers core values (Integrity, Innovation, Service Excellence, Trust, Passion)
  • Applicable degree or advanced diploma in Food Science plus directly related experience in a related position
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal in English
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office
  • High level of self-motivation, independence, with strong time management and planning skills

Core Competencies

  • Results Oriented – You are driven and vigilant in driving growth and achieving results
  • Organizational Agility – You exercise sound judgment, possess a strategic mindset and work
  • Relationship Management – You can build effective interpersonal relationships through good listening skills, development of trust and rapport, acceptances of differences, and willingness / ability to work with peers, supervisors, and subordinates.
  • Innovation – You can generate innovative ideas, solutions and opportunities. Approaches problems with curiosity and open mindedness. Can come up with new ways of looking at problems processes and/or solutions. Demonstrates a willingness to experiment with new ideas, within acceptable boundaries.

Please submit your resume to info@dealersingredients.com or in the online form listed on the careers section of the website. 

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23 Feb 2017

Celebrate National Banana Bread Day with Profi Pro Banana Bread Recipe

Did you know that February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day?

We can help you mark this day with a delicious, nutritious, moist Profi Pro protein and fiber banana bread recipe. Need a sample of Profi Pro? Just click here to request a sample.

Banana Bread Ingredients and portions


Preparation Instructions:

1. Weigh all dry ingredients excluding sugar.
2. Mix until homogeneous (1 minute).
3. Measure all wet ingredients, plus sugar.
4. Mix until homogeneous (2 minutes).
5. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until
6. Dispense into greased loaf pan.
7. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes.
8. Take out of the pan and cool on wire cooling rack.

Nutritional Facts Panel for Banana Bread



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07 Jun 2016

PROFI™, Vegetable Based High Protein Composite (HPC), Winner of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology Award

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada-February 2, 2016 -Dealers Ingredients Inc., is pleased to announce that PROFI, vegetable based high protein composite (HPC) was the winner of the 2016 DUX Ingredients and Technology award within the broad category of Products. This prestigious award was announced at the fourth annual DUX Gala in Montreal, Quebec on January 27, 2016.

The DUX Gala brought together over 450 professionals representing the top leaders in the food supply chain (producers, processors, retailers, distributors, restauranteurs, food services, non-profits, institutions, etc.) to celebrate those who had distinguished themselves with offerings in 2015.

Dealers Ingredients first time submission to the DUX contest consisted of providing in-depth answers to 15 questions as well as written technical support for PROFI that was judged by a distinct jury made up of professionals and influential experts in food and health. In order to be considered a finalist in the contest, the PROFI application had to score a minimum of 70%. For more information on the members of the jury, visit http://programmedux.com/en/the-dux-contest/jury/

“We are very excited to be part of this year’s DUX contest and Gala awards ceremony especially since DUX is a program that aims to inspire and mobilize businesses, organizations, and institutions to create initiatives that contribute to improving people’s health through nutrition. Dealers Ingredients, a supplier and now a manufacturer of natural food ingredients for 40 years, has always had a passion for and commitment at its core in helping to create a healthier lifestyle. It is with this commitment that led to the creation of PROFI, value-added, innovative ingredient solution.” said Chuck Harvey, President and CEO, Dealers Ingredients Inc.

PROFI, vegetable based high protein composite (HPC), contains all nine essential amino acids in proper proportions. Formulated into a single source food enhancer for ease-of-use, usage rates have been identified for achieving ideal grams of plant protein per serving size within but not limited to cookies, breads, cupcakes, soups, sauces, protein bars, pasta, crackers, veggie burgers and beverages. After two years in development PROFI, especially designed to address the issues of taste and product formulation, can replace soy, dairy and meat as an allergy free, non-GMO, Kosher and Halal protein source. PROFI was also specifically developed to contain a high PDCAAS score, indicating the efficacy of the product protein solution.
Available in two main varieties, PROFI Bake™, gluten-free and non-GMO, makes it ideal for manufacturers to add protein and fiber to many baked goods including muffins, cakes and breads. PROFI Pro™, also gluten-free, can be used to add non-GMO plant protein to small or large serving sizes in food and beverages.

About Dealers Ingredients Inc.
Since 1976, Dealers Ingredients Inc. has been specializing and supplying natural, nutritional ingredients and solutions to leading food manufacturers and processors across Canada. Our dedicated team of research professionals/food consultants are committed to working together to create improvements in product performance in the areas of quality, nutrition, label declaration and profit margins embracing our vision of “Creating a healthier tomorrow naturally”. With our focus on creating and distributing healthy lifestyle ingredient choices, we’re committed to helping our customers revolutionize every day food choices for consumers.

With the recent launch of PROFI, Dealers Ingredients is interested in expanding distribution on a global basis and exploring new partnerships with interested USA distributors and manufacturers. Additional information on PROFI can be found at www.dealersingredients.com/profi (La version francaise du site Internet est actuellement en construction).

For more information, contact:

Debra Tomotsugu
Manager, Marketing and Sales Support
Dealers Ingredients Inc.
905 458 7766 ext. 29

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07 Jun 2016

Dealers Ingredients would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth

Dealers Ingredients would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the two most recent trade shows where we celebrated our 40th anniversary by sampling our delicious tasting chocolate cupcakes featuring PROFI Bake™ and Butter Buds©:
CIFST Quebec Suppliers Show
April 21, 2016, Laval, Quebec

Bakery Showcase
May 1-3, 2016 Mississauga, Ontario

Interested in receiving the recipe? Click here

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