Van Eerden Food service
February 28, 2024 0 Comments

Van Eerden: A Fresh Approach to Foodservice 

In 1920, a long-standing legacy was born in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Van Eerden Company, a wholesale produce market, was founded by the visionary Andrew Van Eerden, aimed at providing local restaurants and businesses with the highest quality, fresh produce.

Over a century later, Van Eerden Foodservice is the Midwest’s premier independent, broadline distributor, serving independent operators. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Van Eerden Foodservice is dedicated to providing each of its customers with Fresh Ideas, Fresh Products and Fresh Solutions.

Van Eerden’s unwavering commitment to provide each customer with “A Fresh Approach to Foodservice” is reflected in their unique product offerings and consultative, tailored approach for each customer. Van Eerden’s national capabilities and local flexibility enable them to offer customers a comprehensive set of offerings including center of the plate, produce, dairy, grocery, beverage and non-foods.

Van Eerden Food Service/Facebook

Their long-standing partnerships with national buying co-ops and prominent brands enable them to bring their customers the highest quality, unique products at a competitive price. Van Eerden also works with over 60 Michigan-based purveyors offering customers exclusive services such as their custom beef program and pre-cut or custom produce blends.

Overall, Van Eerden Foodservice is committed to Great People, Delivering a Great Customer Experience. Their hands-on philosophy is driven by their engaged salesforce who work collaboratively with each customer to develop a customized plan to meet their unique needs. Van Eerden offers a variety of innovative solutions including menu analysis, menu design, business analysis, online ordering, inventory management, culinary and test kitchen resources.

In an era where longevity speaks volumes, Van Eerden Foodservice stands tall as a centennial symbol of excellence in foodservice. Their steadfast commitment to quality, personalized customer service and innovative solutions ensure that that legacy ignited by Andrew Van Eerden over a century ago continues to thrive for generations to come.

Van Eerden Food Service team/Facebook

Cover Image: Van Eerden/Facebook

Two generations of Van Eerden leadership at our 2023 Food Show! Thank you for leading by example and setting the standard high for the foodservice industry.