About North Star

North Star Agency is an independent manufacturers’ representative group marketing commercial kitchen equipment and supplies. Serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin, we specialize in connecting restaurants and foodservice operators with our industry’s leading brands.

The team at North Star partners with the full spectrum of foodservice professionals, bringing decades of hands-on experience in commercial kitchens and restaurants, and industry-leading manufacturers of foodservice equipment and supplies.

Top Shelf Service For Over 60 Years

Owner Todd Anderson began his career in foodserivce in the early 1970’s.  Todd became full owner of North Star in 2007 alongside of his wife and company Controller, Krista Anderson.

Todd and Krista and the entire North Star team continue to add additional manufacturers they represent and, are active participants in local, regional and national organizations that support and grow the foodservice industry. For example, Todd served on the MAFSI board of directors for 4 years representing region 19, the upper Midwest chapter and is active on various Rep councils.

Our History

Our Team

Like many small successful businesses, North Star Commercial Agents history is made up of classic ingredients: humble beginnings, hard work, unyielding integrity and a dedication to its customers and partners.

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Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson


Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Chef Patrick

Chef Patrick Zylla

Active Marketing Chef, UNOX
Jim Froelich<br />

Jim Froelich

Marie Milde<br />

Marie Milde

Krista Anderson<br />

Krista Anderson

Carrie Frank

Carrie Frank

K-12 & Healthcare Specialist, Grant Writer
Tom Anderson<br />

Tom Anderson


Serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin

North Star serves MAFSI Region 19.  Our main office is located in Minneapolis and we offer multiple test kitchens throughout the region.  In addition to our test kitchens we also offer two mobile demonstration centers so we can bring the best brands directly to you.
MAFSI Region 19

Minneapolis, MN Test Kitchen
Center Point Energy FoodService Learning Center
700 Linden Avenue W.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Bloomington, MN Test Kitchen
(in cooperation with General Parts)
11311 Hampshire Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55438

Fargo, ND Test Kitchen
(in cooperation with Culinex)
1802 1st Avenue S.
Fargo, ND 58103

Sioux Falls, SD Test Kitchen
(in cooperation with IS)
1421 B Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Upper Lakes Foods Test Kitchen
For Demo's of UNOX Combi Ovens
801 Industry Avenue
Cloquet, MN 55720

Performance Food Group Test Kitchen
For Demo's of UNOX Combi Ovens
13400 Commerce Boulevard
Rogers, MN 55374

Cash-Wa Test Kitchen
For Demo's of UNOX Speed Pro Ovens
4101 15th Avenue N.
Fargo, ND 58102