Core Values

At Rice Works, our business is guided by a set of core values that focus on customer happiness, quality products, community involvement, environmental responsibility, and the growth and wellbeing of our team members.

We are grateful for the opportunity to make you smile!

Generating Happiness and Smiles for Our CustomersEvery Rice Works product is created with our customer’s happiness in mind. We hope you enjoy our delicious products, as well as the chance to experience authentic Japanese food. We strive to provide a smile with every bite, because your happiness is our happiness!

Creating Quality ProductsAt Rice Works, we take pride in everything we make. This company began with a mother preparing food for her children, so we understand the importance of quality ingredients and careful preparation. That’s why Rice Works’ products are designed to please your taste buds while they nourish your body. With simple, natural ingredients like rice, nori (dried seaweed), and authentic Japanese seasonings and fillings, as well as innovative new flavors, you can always feel good about choosing Rice Works.

Being Part of the CommunityLong before we became one of the leading brands of onigiri, we got our start with public school fundraisers. Rice Works’ commitment to the local and global community is an integral part of our mission, and as the company grows, we hope to grow our community outreach efforts as well. Locally, we want to share our passion for good food and cross-cultural understanding through our products and by sponsoring educational and charitable events. Globally, we are committed to donating 3% of our profit to UNICEF to help feed children in need.

Operating in a Green and Sustainable MannerAs part of the global community, Rice Works is committed to being an environmentally conscious business. All our packaging is recyclable, compostable, or made from recycled materials. At our kitchen, every effort is made to avoid food waste – waste not, want not! As Japanese mothers like to say, “Never waste even a grain of rice, a farmer worked hard to grow that for you!”

Developing a Healthy and Happy WorkplaceHappy people produce happy products. We want Rice Works to be a workplace that feels like a family, where everyone is valued and respected. Our goal is to grow together as people and as a business.