About Toby’s

Our story

The “Toby’s brand” started in our mom’s kitchen. She was a mom making food for a reason – her kids were hungry. It wasn’t to support her family, make profits, or capitalize on “the next big thing.” It was out of necessity – to feed her kids. One of her sons had severe food allergies, and the options we have now just weren’t available back then. So, she set out to make her own recipes that the whole family could enjoy.

As Toby shared her food at family gatherings, with friends, and at the Eugene Saturday Market, word spread. Toby wasn’t just making food for her two boys anymore, and while pregnant with her third child she started making food for restaurants (Tofu Palace – anyone?). The local community begged relentlessly for Toby to sell her ever-addicting tofu pate. Local restaurants were requesting this new salad dressing (something they called ranch) and couldn’t think of a better chef than Toby to make it for them. So, we began.

Our company

For the last 40 years, we’ve always embraced the Toby mentality of creating food for a reason. Our foods are made with three things in mind: flavor, convenience, and nutrition.

We’re still a company made up of real people, passionate about our work and good food. We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not perfect, but we’re always trying to get better and achieve our lofty expectations for high quality, delicious foods.

Back when Toby’s Family Foods first started, it was a simpler time. Now there are so many more things to worry about; it’s overwhelming. We can’t turn back the clock, but we can try and make it just a little easier for you and your family to make better, more informed choices, the Toby way.

Food for a reason

We want to make life in the kitchen just a little easier for you. Our foods are made with three things in mind: flavor, convenience, and nutrition. The recipes are tried and tested and people of all generations fall in love with them. Why? Because they taste good. And, they measure up to our standards, so you can feel good about what you’re serving your family. Our foods were truly created for a reason.


Did you know?

Toby’s Family Foods has a sister company, Genesis Organic Juice. We think you’ll love our organic juices and other drinks as much as you love our dressings and tofu dips!