Midwest Foods knows what’s cooking, and that makes us the chef’s choice for quality fruits, vegetables and herbs. From seasonal delicacies like tiny white asparagus and tamarillos to exotic micro greens from mizuna to tatsoi, we are only as successful as your last showcase menu.
Chicago’s Wholesale Produce Distributors
For more than a decade, the Greater Chicago area’s leading hotels and restaurants have relied on Midwest Foods to source specialty produce. Whether it’s organic and locally farmed or conventionally grown, our commitment is to exceed your expectations with every delivery. Make Midwest a part of your kitchen team and taste the difference passion makes.
We Don′t Have Accounts. We Have Relationships.
Erin and John Fitzgerald grew up in the produce business-and it shows. In 1998 they pooled their expertise to establish Midwest Foods to serve Chicago’s growing fine dining market. Today the company is a leading independent wholesale produce distributor for the Greater Chicago, Southern Wisconsin and Western Indiana area. There is no detail too minute, no request too large and no “no” at Midwest.
Good Enough Doesn′t Cut It at Midwest Foods
It takes a team immersed in culture of excellence to consistently deliver the goods. From our buyers to order-fillers, drivers and maintenance folks, we hire, train and retain the best in the business. Each Midwest staff member is armed with the skills, support, and tools required to be a key contributor to our organization.
We live in the back of the house
Located on Chicago’s south side, Midwest’s state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center was designed to meet modern standards for perishable foodservice wholesaling. Recognized by the industry as a showplace, our expertly planned building enables us to operate under optimal conditions. But our requirements for the safety and freshness of your order don’t end in our facility. Our late-model refrigerated trucks are maintained under a strict weekly sanitation schedule, assuring that they conform to the rigorous standards you expect from Midwest Foods. Our fleet is an extension of our facility, a warehouse on wheels.
Midwest Foods Distribution Center Highlights
- 70,000 square feet
- Partitioned cooler freezers and control rooms with three temperature zones and one humidity zone
- Refrigerated sealed-tight dock doors and auto load ramps
- Pallet and hand pick slotting
- Monitoring system for temperature control
- Exterior separated refuse area
- Employee safety and training program for all hires
- Bio-terrorism plan under development according to industry recommendations, FDA guidance documents and security guidelines