Under Pfingsten’s ownership, Park Foods was a national manufacturer of food and beverage products for the foodservice, in-store bakery, contract packing and private label retail markets. Products included bakery items (prepared dry mixes, cake icings, pie fillings, food oils and shortenings), hot beverages (coffee, tea and cocoa) and cold beverages (powdered drink mixes). The company sold its products to retail stores, foodservice distributors, and food brokers. Headquartered in Barrington, Illinois, the company had 166 employees in two facilities in Illinois and Colorado. Pfingsten sold its interest in 1998.