Gordon Food Service (GFS) the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America, recently announced a partnership with meez, the creator of a first-of-its-kind digital professional recipe tool, and the launch of their powerful new tool, Gordon Culinary Pro, following a year-long collaboration.

Gordon Culinary Pro, powered by meez, enables chefs and culinary teams to create and organize their recipes efficiently as well as train staff quickly. Foodservice operators can view theoretical food costs, track recipes and ingredients, as well as share photos and videos of recipes for staff training. Customers that already utilize the original Recipe Manager service from Gordon Food Service will now enjoy all the same benefits, plus the additional features of this new tool.

Gordon Culinary Pro offers users a host of benefits that will enable them to:

  • Keep recipe costs accurate, enabling better decisions.
  • Cut training time and costs.
  • Simplify recipe management and version control.
  • Improve consistency of execution.
  • Reduce food waste caused by scaling errors.
  • Streamline collaboration among the team and multi-unit operations.

“Our customers want and deserve enhanced insight and inspiration into what is at the heart of their business - their ingredients, their recipes and their menus,” said Tommy Gordon, North American director of Digital Products and Services at Gordon Food Service. “Partnering with meez, and leveraging technology in innovative ways, we can give our customers the precision and flexibility of exact weights and measures, paired with the ability to order and purchase those required products in a cost-efficient, straightforward way.”

GFS serves more than 100,000 restaurants and culinary professional across North America. Now, thanks to the partnership with meez, restaurants and chefs can utilize superior recipe and ingredient management technology, understand their recipe costs, and ultimately build better margins.

“When we first met the meez team, we were impressed by not only their innovative use of technology but by the strength of their leadership team and vision,” said Rich Wolowski, president & CEO of Gordon Food Service. “There is nothing else like this out there, and we’re pleased to bring this game-changing technology to our customers.”

“It was immediately apparent from the first time we began speaking with the Gordon Food Service team that the success and happiness of their customers was of the utmost importance to them, and part of the fabric of how they operate. This resonated deeply with our core value of operational empathy for kitchen professionals,” said Josh Sharkey, CEO of meez and 20-year industry veteran.

meez’s technology is already deployed in more than 1,200 kitchens worldwide, spanning fine dining and fast casual restaurants, culinary schools, ghost kitchens and catering companies.


About Gordon Food Service
For more than 125 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. Beginning as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, we’ve grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach since 1897—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate 170+ Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.