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Gordon Food Service

Over 100 years of fresh ideas
Gordon Food Service started out as a butter-and-egg delivery business more than a century ago. Today, we’re the largest family-owned broadline foodservice distributor in North America—and one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

We’ve weathered a lot of changes since 1897. We’ve even instituted a fair number of them, leading the industry into new and more efficient ways of doing business. But our values remain the same as those of the 23-year-old entrepreneur who started it all: hard work, reliability, and integrity are the only business practices that really matter.

Our purpose is to serve our customers with the highest-quality foodservice products and services. We achieve this purpose through innovative systems and the spirit and integrity of our people.