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Frequently Asked Questions

Helping Customers SucceedWe take our customers' success personally so we strive to offer you many business-building tools and services. These valuable resources, along with our quality products, are available to help fuel the success of your business.

To learn more about our offerings, explore the questions and answers below.

Helping You Succeed


Why Gordon Food Service?

  • Would I have my own Gordon Food Service account representative?

    Once you become a customer, you will have the opportunity to work with a Customer Development Specialist that will be able to advise you on the products and services you need to keep your operation running smoothly.

    Learn more on our People page.

  • What is the Gordon Food Service service area?

    Gordon Food Service distributes to food service operators within the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada.

    For more specific locations, see the Service Area page.

  • How do I request a donation from Gordon Food Service?

    In recognizing the importance of community involvement, and to insure that the contributions available are used for the intended purposes, certain standards have been established for the granting of donations. Please be advised that contributions of funds or products are made to bona fide charitable 501(c)3 and educational groups only.

    We are unable to handle these requests on a call-in or walk-in basis. You must submit your request in writing, on the letterhead of the organization, to the following address. Fax or e-mail requests will not be accepted.

    Donation Committee
    Gordon Food Service, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1787
    Grand Rapids MI 49501

    Please provide information about the group and the upcoming event (e.g., purpose, history, who will benefit from the event, etc.)

    Be as specific as you can about what you are asking for (e.g. type of product, quantity, etc.)

    Allow three weeks (from the time we receive it in Grand Rapids) for processing your request. We will respond in writing, whatever the decision may be, to the address on your letterhead.

  • What types of customers choose Gordon Food Service?

    Gordon Food Service meets the needs of a variety of customers. Our food service distribution customers include restaurants, healthcare, and educational facilities, recreational and lodging establishments, and other operators who prepare meals. Gordon Food Service Store customers include party planners, restaurants, non-profit organizations, and family shoppers.

    Learn more on the Food Service Distribution or Gordon Food Service Store pages

  • How do I become a Gordon Food Service customer?

    Sign up on our Become a Customer page to become a food service distribution customer or go to our store locator to find your local Gordon Food Service Store. If you are a business or non-profit organization, sign up for our Gordon Food Service Store Gordon GO! rewards program.

  • How can I apply for a job with Gordon Food Service?

    Check out our open positions and submit your application online on the Careers page.

  • What types of products does Gordon Food Service offer?

    Gordon Food Service offers customers an extensive line of private brand, nationally branded, and exclusive products. In addition, we offer an array of specialty products ranging from specialty coffees to specialty meats and cheeses.

    For listings of specific products types, see the Products page.

  • Who can I talk to if I have a question not answered here?

    Email general questions to For Gordon Food Service Store questions, email

    For the main operator call (888) 437-3663.

  • How do I inquire about getting food service delivery from Gordon Food Service?

    Sign up on the Become a Customer page and we will contact you.

    Send additional questions to or call customer service at (800) 968-4164

  • Who is Gordon Food Service?

    Gordon Food Service, founded in 1897, is North America's largest family-managed broadline food service distributor. We take pride in ensuring consistent delivery schedules, unmatched customer service, and developing innovative business tools for our tens of thousands of food service distribution customers. We also operate in over 170 Gordon Food Service Stores.

    Learn more on the About Us page.

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  • How does the Gordon Food Service team serve my needs?

    From your first contact with a Gordon Food Service representative, to convenient, reliable deliveries inside your back door, you’ll find professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your business goals. We’re here to serve you, and to provide everything you need to ensure your customers' delight.

    Learn more on the People page.