Mission and Values


At Gordon Food Service, Customer is King and our purpose is to serve our customers with the highest-quality food service products and services. To do this, Gordon Food Service is guided by hard work, innovation, compassion, spirit, integrity of our people and a deep commitment to what we call our "Cornerstone Values." 

Cornerstone Values

Our Cornerstone Values are the principles that guide every interaction, and how we evaluate our performance and measure our success:

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Customer is King

Our customers come first. We’re driven to exceed their expectations by listening, leading, solving problems, and delivering what we promise.


The best relationships are founded on honesty, trust, and respect. We say what we will do, and then we do it.

Philosophy of Sharing

Personal and professional growth depends on teamwork. By sharing knowledge, skills, ideas, and effort, we benefit our customers, ourselves, and our communities.

War Room Mentality

We play fair, but never lose sight of the goal to win. With that in mind, we execute our plans and strategies with focus, commitment, and passion.

Rewards for Performance

We encourage productivity and efficiency, and there are rewards for jobs well done. Sometimes it’s a financial incentive, other times an award, always a genuine thank-you.

Everyone is Important

Our future depends on the success of each employee. In an atmosphere of dignity and diversity, our appreciation for each other’s talents and contributions keeps us at our best.

Networking Organization

Strong relationships break down barriers and promote innovation and cooperation. By working as an open-minded, responsive team, we achieve excellence.