Penguin Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Scott Nairne. Scott had traveled extensively in Asia and found the grains and rice products there to be superior to that of the products in the United States. Utilizing those experiences, he launched Penguin Natural Foods, Inc. with three flavored rice mixes that he had personally developed.

In 1993, Scott secured the private label rice business with a major retailer and has expanded into baking mixes, potato mixes, cornbreads, pastas and a full assortment of specialty rice blends.

In the last ten years, Penguin Natural Foods has developed a reputation for superior products and has secured the private label business for a number of major retailers.