For over 25 years, National Food Group has built lasting relationships with our customers by providing high-value, high-quality food products for a full range of meal patterns and budgets.
You can rely on us for food industry expertise, buying prowess, and a dedication to providing
top-notch customer service.
We form strong alliances by matching customer requests with vendor capabilities to source products that support a wide variety of needs. From traditional to trendy, we strive to find innovative ways to bring people and food together.
“We never settle and always push forward to do better for our customers, partners and each other.”
~Sean Zecman, President & CEO
Strong To The Core
What makes us unique among peers is the way we get results. It’s the spirit and substance we bring to the task at hand. That approach flows from our core values:
Ultimately we aim to create a customer experience like no other. Our front-line team is empowered to answer your questions, bring solutions forward and simply get it right. We entrust our employees with the serious responsibility of delivering complete satisfaction. When genuine enthusiasm for your business and a flair for creative solutions come together, you can feel confident that success will follow.
Programs To Suit Every Taste
National Food Group offers three core programs to make your food purchasing easy.
Innovative Product Development
The real place for innovation is developing the new ideas, formulations and products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. We bring food scientists, dietitians, chefs and food sourcing experts to the table to develop, test, and refine products that fulfill specialized customer requirements.
We collaborate with our customers to develop custom food lines that match nutritional trends, consumer preferences, government mandates, and tight budgets. Through our network of manufacturing partners, we can produce food items that can’t be found through other sources. Also, as a USDA nationally approved processor, we receive food commodities, such as apples and cherries, and convert them to single-serving products, such as applesauce and fruit cups for K-12 students.
Our robust distribution network spans all 50 states. We offer flexible delivery options to accommodate your special needs. Give us your specific shipping requirements and our team of logistics experts will find a way to meet them.
Like many companies, ours had a humble beginning in founder Bud Zecman’s modest basement. Bud had been working in the food industry as a broker, and he realized there was an opportunity to do business better and to be more customer-focused. In 1990, Bud made it his goal to make a company with the happiest and best fed customers in the industry!
Hard work and dedication run in the Zecman family. Bud’s son Sean, now CEO/President, came on board in 1996 to help his father achieve the goals creating an innovative and relevant company. After some years of food brokering, National Food Group found its stride in developing and distributing product lines in-tune with the needs of customers and manufacturers:
Over twenty-five years later, our company has sprouted into one of the largest national distributors of Opportunity Buys® within the wholesale food service industry. After Sean became CEO/President, the company went through another leap of growth expanding to include an office in San Diego, CA. Over the past 25 years, National Food Group has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the United States. Our company started with solid roots and continues to grow into a fun, forward-thinking, adaptable food service distributor. Thanks to the vision and efforts of Bud, Sean, and the entire National Food Group team.
From day one our mission has been to provide our customers with creative food solutions that enrich relationships. This has led us to be the industry brand that people depend on. Our team members #livethebrand by practicing our core values every day: Step1: feeding local families, innovation, integrity, agility, relevance and fun!