Get to Know Us

We are Krusteaz Professional

With consistent quality year after year, Krusteaz Professional
provides inspiration in every single bite.

Seattle-Based & Family-Owned

We are a Seattle-based, family-owned business that started in 1932 by an innovative woman named Rose Charters who had a clever idea for a just-add-water Pie Crust mix. Rose and her husband, James Charters, started selling the mix to friends, neighbors and local cafés. They quickly outgrew their home kitchen and soon opened the first manufacturing plant in Seattle. This led to our first brand, Krusteaz (easy- crust).

Later, the Heily family grew the company through new product platforms like pancakes and buttermilk biscuits. Over time we’ve added a full line of cakes, muffins, breads, beverages, breaders, dessert mixes and most recently, ready to bake batter.

It can’t go unnoticed that the company has maintained its high standards and baking expertise all these years; currently, 3rd generation family run.

We continue to innovate, making products as close to scratch as you can get. With customer-centric, state of the art insights and industry leading R&D, our goal is to create culinary inspiration in every single bite.

Who We Are

We make modern mixes (and, now batters!) for every…body, occasion and meal:

  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Muffins
  • Biscuits, Cornbread & Gravy
  • Brownies
  • Cakes & Icings
  • Batters & Breaders
  • Donuts
  • Beverages
  • Gluten Free
  • Sustainable Wheat
  • Protein Enriched
  • Ready to Bake Batter...and more

If you’re curious about us, please reach out. We are here to meet all your baking needs...
from traditional to trendy and everything in between!

Our Brands

At Continental Mills, we’ve been delivering quality dry bakery mix products – and total satisfaction – to customers since 1932. Based in Seattle, Washington, we grew up with the pioneering spirit of our Northwest heritage. That taste for adventure has helped us bring many exciting, innovative products to market worldwide.

Krusteaz Professional offers a full line of griddle and baking mixes that are versatile across day parts and simple to prepare. Backed by 89 years of baking expertise, Krusteaz Professional griddle and baking mixes have become a trusted staple in restaurant kitchens across the U.S.

Shepherd’s Grain Baking Mixes are made with flour that has been farmed using sustainable methods. This means that our farmers do less to the soil so that nature can do more. Nutrient-rich, just-add-water mixes add fresh-baked appeal to any menu.

A sweet and slightly spicy, “just-add-water” mix that is perfect as a caffeine-free winter warmer or a summer refreshment. Convenient pack sizes for bulk and individual preparation.

ULTIMATE DECADENCE FROM GHIRARDELLI® Since 1852, Ghirardelli chocolate has been synonymous with “decadence.” We’ve taken that decadence and put it right into our baking mixes. From Triple Chocolate Chip Brownies to Ultimate Chocolate Cake, Ghirardelli baking mixes help you serve up the ultimate in guest satisfaction. The Krusteaz brand is wholly owned by Continental Mills®. Continental Mills manufactures Ghirardelli and sells Ghirardelli Baking Mixes under license from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.

A smart choice for operators who want to serve quality baked goods, but have a tight budget. For recipe ideas or assistance using the CM Value products, please contact us.

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