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Gordon Food Service Overview

Wyoming, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Catering & Food Service Contractors
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Gordon Food Service offers a broad range of employment opportunities throughout our corporate offices, distribution centers, and over 170 retail stores. We have a strong commitment to our employees and foster an environment that promotes internal growth, training, and career ... Read more

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

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  • Did you know Gordon Food Service has a new distribution center operating in Imperial, PA? A Grand Opening Celebration was recently held at the 420,000-square-foot facility, 16 miles west of Pittsburgh. The facility will ultimately employ 300 people.

    Imperial Careers | Gordon Food Service

    Learn about Gordon Food Service job opportunities in Imperial, Pa.

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Gordon Food Service – Why Work With Us?


Since our 1897 founding, Gordon Food Service has grown to become the largest family-operated broadline foodservice distribution company in North America.While we’ve been growing pretty much continuously over these 120+ years, we’ve remained consistent at the core of what and who we are: passionately committed to customers and employees. Being part of Gordon Food Service means being part of something important, something bigger than oneself. Join us.




Ours is truly a people-focused culture, forged through camaraderie, teamwork, and inclusion. Our business model is one of servant leadership. We best serve the customer by serving with great care those who serve our customers. We are what we say we are. Be part of it.


We feel the culture when we work together, and when we serve together. As a team, we tackle our challenges, celebrate our successes, and have fun on the journey.


We embrace diversity and leverage inclusion because we believe it strengthens our workforce, maximizing our ability to serve our customers and be a leader in our industry.



These groups engage a broad range of employees in our home office and divisional operations to execute on our D&I strategy by celebrating diversity and help our leadership teams understand and pursue opportunities for a more inclusive work environment.


Individuals in our Veteran Action Team have found a meaningful way to serve: supporting veterans and providing valuable feedback on how Gordon Food Service can best attract, develop, and retain service members as well as support their spouses, and family members.


Gordon Food Service is committed to being a leader in the intentional engagement and development of women. These teams work to provide an inclusive network with tools and resources to attract, retain, and advance women at all levels of the company.


We are proud of the relationships we have forged—and continue to foster—as we strengthen our workforce and serve our communities.



It’s in our name: Service. The notion of service is at our very core at Gordon Food Service. We believe that veterans find a meaningful career home within our servant leadership–focused culture, and a broad range of job opportunities that suit specialized skills. It is our privilege to welcome service members, spouses, and families.


We take care of you as if you were part of our family by providing benefits that give choice and flexibility for what matters most to you. We aim to deliver a competitive package that not only supports you but also your family. Benefits vary based on your employment status with the company.

Full-time employees are provided benefit options to support work-life and your need to take care of yourself and those close to you. These benefits are outlined below. Some exclusions apply for store Sales Associates.

Part-time employees enjoy many company benefits including the retirement plan, profit sharing, company note program, paid holidays, work/life services, EAP, Care Partners, and discounts.


Health Expense Coverage

Medical, dental, prescription drug and vision expense coverage available to employees and eligible dependents

Three Medical Plans Administered By Aetna

All three plans cover the same medical services and provide choice based on how you pay for your healthcare - whether in lower deductibles or lower weekly premiums, the choice is yours.

Prescription Drug Coverage

For retail and mail-order pharmacies through OptumRX

Voluntary Protection Plans

Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospitalization to provide you money to help offset medical and household expenses

Vision Coverage Through EyeMed

Preventive care and eyewear coverage with discounts for additional purchases

Dental Coverage Through Delta Dental Of Michigan

Preventive, minor, and major restorative dental services covered, including orthodontia

Wellbeing Support

Voluntary well-being initiatives and incentive programs—including health, nutrition, and smoking cessation support—to help employees and family members lead healthier lifestyles


Pre-Tax Savings Accounts

Savings accounts that enable you to take advantage of tax savings by paying for eligible healthcare and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis

Profit Sharing

Further build retirement savings by sharing in the company’s success

Short-And Long-Term Disability

Income protection for a non-work related illness or injury if you are unable to work.

Company Note Program

Savings program for short-term financial goals that earns above average interest

Life Insurance

Coverage for employees, spouses and dependents that provides a payout upon death to ensure your loved ones are cared for financially.

Identity Protection

Service that monitors fraud and supports in identity restoration

Retirement Savings Plan

Excellent retirement plan for eligible employees administered by The Vanguard Group. Eligible employees can make pre-tax 401(k) Payroll Deferral and/or after-tax Roth 401(k) contributions with no waiting period.


Vacation Time

Time provided to allow you to maintain a well-balanced life by taking time away from work to rest and relax.

Flex Time

Hours are provided to be used for planned or unplanned time away for personal or sick reasons

Paid Holidays

Paid company observed holidays

New Baby Week

Paid time off for parents to welcome their new arrival for a birth or adoption of a child


Adoption Assistance

Reimbursement support for expenses involved in the adoption of a child

Care Partners

Trained and experienced care partners to extend care, concern and compassion when difficult times arise

Tuition Reimbursement

Reimbursement for tuition expenses with furthering you, your spouse’s or child’s education

Work/Life Services

“Finders” for resources that affect life outside of work, including child/elder care, home repair, and legal help

Employee Assistance Program

Confidential help from licensed professional counselors to support you through personal difficulties


Employee Discount Program

Group discounts through Beneplace offer savings on everything from entertainment to travel to home appliances and more

Gordon Food Service Store Discount

10% off any purchase at Gordon Food Service Store locations (where available)

Gordon Food Service Reviews

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    "Friendly Environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Gordon Food Service part-time (More than a year)


    The coworkers were always friendly and fun to be around. I also found the schedule to be flexible for my needs.


    The turnover rate was pretty high so you had to learn to work with new people regularly.

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Gordon Food Service Photos

Gordon Food Service photo of: Diesel Fleet Mechanics keep our fleet running!
Gordon Food Service photo of: Chemical/Beverage Technicians ensure customers; beverage machines and industry chemicals are working!
Gordon Food Service photo of: Customer Development Specialists are consultants and partners in their customers' business
Gordon Food Service photo of: Diesel Fleet Mechanics - we keep them safe with our "lifts - no pits" philsophy
Gordon Food Service photo of: 2016 Women Food Service Forum Leadership Conference attendees
Gordon Food Service photo of: Hi lo drivers within our Manual DC's ensure product is loaded safely
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Gordon Food Service Interviews



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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gordon Food Service (Cincinnati, OH) in August 2019.


    One on one, three different interviews with management. Each one provided a very relaxed, down to earth approach. I not only found it very welcoming but, very much appreciated since having been on the job hunt for many months. Each manager projected the same personality and same approach - which is a good sign of the type of management in itself.

    Interview Questions

    • What would I say to a customer if I only saw hotdogs in their cart.   2 Answers
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Gordon Food Service Awards & Accolades

  • 2015 Distinguished Industry Achievement Award, International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, 2015
  • Top Workplaces 2015, The Baltimore Sun Media Group, 2015
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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