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Curtze Food Service Top Distributor

About Us

Curtze is truly a full line food service distributor.  We offer a unique center of the plate program which includes fresh portion control aged meat in a custom cutting federally inspected meat facility, as well as a custom cut fresh seafood program. In addition to canned goods, frozen foods, paper products, chemicals, equipment, supplies, dairy and other staples, we offer temperature controlled fresh produce distribution. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned us a reputation as the “Food Service Distributor of Choice”. For over 140 years we have been committed to this goal and it has been a key element of our continued growth. Today, we proudly serve eight states.

What Does a Foodservice Distributor Do?

What does a foodservice distributor do? Who do we sell too? It takes a team of professionals working everyday to provide the highest level of service that our customers count on. Take a look at this brief video as an introduction to the industry.

Our History

Over 140 years of service to our customers and the community.

Humble Beginnings

In 1878, Charles August Curtze opened his wholesale business, supplying food products and merchandise to general stores and a growing number of oil and lumber camps of the era. Change, progress and dedication to the needs of customers were the guiding principles of the C.A. Curtze Company in those days. That same philosophy has been carefully adhered to by the six generations that have followed.

Today

From those humble beginnings - including gunpowder, barrels of flour, and the horse drawn wagon - the company has grown into a full line food service distributor that supplies over 12,000 items from four distribution centers, reaching an eight state area.

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Marketing Area

Curtze Food Service Market Coverage

We service an eight state geographical area including Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Maryland. We offer next day delivery in all markets making your ordering process easy, and efficient while delivering you the freshest products available.

By the Numbers

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Affiliations

We have developed strong relationships with the most influential groups in the food service industry. Our partnerships benefit our customers through shared knowledge and resources, creating a community of people committed to your success!

UniPro Foodservice

UniPro Foodservice, Inc.® is the largest food service distribution cooperative in the United States, with over 850 distribution locations to serve you. Our distributors provide quality food service products to over 800,000 customers just like you. This assures you the optimum variety of product at competitive prices. The UniPro network of distributors is dedicated to be your local market source for quality products and services.

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The International Foodservice Distributors Association

Working to help our food service distributor members succeed. Our primary constituents are food service distributors and are found across North America and internationally. They include leading broadline, system, and specialty distributors.

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North American Meat Institute

NAMI is a national trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey products in the US and their suppliers throughout America.

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The National Restaurant Association

The largest food service trade association in the world, supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations (SRA), we have more than 750 staffers working to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

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The American Culinary
Federation, Inc.

A professional organization for chefs and cooks. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

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Club Management Association of America

The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally.

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Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

PRLA helps you solve problems in your business. Whether it's ​staffing,
certifications, a regulatory issue or more, PRLA is here to help you find a ​solution quickly and easily.

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New York State Restaurant Association

The New York State Restaurant Association is your partner in growing your business and shaping the future of the restaurant industry. We are here to help you navigate all areas of business - and to shield you from burdensome laws through effective lobbying and advocacy.

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Ohio Restaurant Association

Since 1920, the Ohio Restaurant Association has proudly served Ohio's restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, and our members have always been our number one priority. Founded on thought leadership and service, the ORA is focused on finding sound business solutions for our members.

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National Equipment and Supply Association

A leading member-owned cooperative comprised of 130 dealers and distributors across the country, offering the operator community valued business solutions.

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Pro*Act

The PRO*ACT family is more than 50 members strong and using our collective power to procure the highest quality produce at the most competitive prices.

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Manufacturer & Business Association

A not-for-profit employers’ association whose focus is to help businesses succeed.

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

Including approximately 140 CEOs in the Erie area and led by a committee of 16 business and community leaders. Through the Growth Partnership, members become intimately engaged in strategic community initiatives that will make a long-term impact on the region's economic vitality.

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