Scott E Litke
Ice Cream Ingredient Sales, Owner
Scott’s first job was working as a dishwasher at Swenson’s Ice Cream Parlor. A few years later, Scott’s brother opened his own ice cream parlor, where Scott was employed. At that time, Scott enjoyed helping his brother create new ice cream flavors. One of the first ice cream flavors that Scott created was E.T., after the hit movie. (Shortly after E.T. ‘phoned home’, Scott created a yellow- and orange-colored vanilla ice cream, mixed with Reese’s Pieces candy.)
Since that time, Scott has created hundreds of ice cream concepts and flavors for ice cream manufacturers and QSRs (Quick Serve Restaurants/Milk Shake concepts) across the country.
Scott exited the restaurant business in 1987 and founded SEL Food Sales, Inc. Since that time, Scott has focused his efforts on selling ingredients to the Ice Cream, Bakery, Candy, Nutrition, Dry Blending, and Beverage companies throughout the Mountain West, Midwest, and California.
Scott’s strength is in ice cream flavor creation; however, for the past 40 years, he has become proficient in many different areas of the food industry. Scott loves his work—especially the associations and friendships he has developed over the years. Scott loves to fish in his free time.
- Office: 801-753-0704
- Cell: 801-362-5580
Research & Development, Nutritional Ingredient Sales
Ian graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, and a minor in Business Management. Ian has worked closely with nutracuetical companies for over a decade, specializing in flavoring and masking functional ingredients.
Ian is a husband and father to four children, and has a great love for the beach. Ian enjoys people and loves to interact with customers on a daily basis. Ian is excited to move forward in to the future of food flavoring and sales. Ian is happy to assist with all questions relating to food flavoring and ingredient needs.
Bakery Ingredient Sales
J-D graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and a minor in Business Management. Following his graduation, J-D moved to California, where he worked for three years as a food scientist in the research and development department for a large, nationally known bakery. J-D’s research in food science has given him a solid base in product development and ingredient sourcing. J-D joined SEL Food Sales in 2011, and provides a skilled perspective to the team. J-D’s “table top experience” is a valuable resource as new ingredients, applications, and opportunities are needed for various projects. In addition to his contribution to the SEL Food Sales team, J-D continues to consult for other food-industry professionals in regards to research and development. J-D loves living in Utah and enjoys fly-fishing in his spare time.
Packaging and Ingredient Sales
John joined the SEL Food Sales team after spending 17 yeas in the print and advertising industry. John has extensive experience in helping companies with product packaging and printing. John graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, and an emphasis in Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications.
John is an avid golfer. Prior to John’s career in the print industry, he worked in the golf industry as a tournament coordinator, a caddy to three different Senior Tour professionals, golf club component manufacturer, golf industry sales, and teaching golf club creation.
John is married with two children and loves the outdoors. He and his wife, Lisa, love to scuba dive. Although he lived most of his life in California, he became a certified diver at the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah. Diving is the only thing that surpasses John’s love of golf.
Ryan is in the marketing program at Utah Valley University and works as an intern at SEL Food Sales. Ryan is very excited to apply and implement product marketing and business ideas to SEL Food Sales. Ryan recently returned from Boston, Massachusetts, after serving as a missionary for two years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ryan speaks Spanish fluently. Ryan loves all types of sports: watching, playing, refereeing, and coaching. Ryan is excited to be part of the SEL Food Sales team.