Our story began in Charleston, West Virginia when founder Albert Wendling started the business of delivering fresh meats to customers in 1913. Always the innovator, Albert could be seen cutting ice from the river and moving it to a storage area to cool the meats and keep them fresh. He'd then load the goods onto his delivery vehicle to bring to waiting customers who appreciated his personal attention to their needs.
Where we are today?
Over 100 years later, our company has grown to become the largest independent family-owned and operated broadline food service distributor in West Virginia and Virginia - serving the Mountain State, the Old Dominion and border markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina. We stock over 7,000 products (and have access to over 28,000) including fresh seafood, produce, dairy items, and a growing line of non-foods products including paper, chemicals, and more.
We are proud to continue the heritage of A. F. Wendling through our own USDA-inspected meat processing facility offering fresh meats hand-cut to order.
Most importantly, we are proud of our family of employees who are dedicated to offering a unique brand of personalized customer service... one customer at a time.
We are a member of UniPro Foodservice, Inc. an organization of over 650 independent food service distributors with more than 900 locations across the country. UniPro Foodservice, Inc is the largest foodservice distribution network in the United States, with over $58 billion in buying power, which directly benefits you. Through UniPro, we can provide local market response time and service with access to programs and services unmatched in the food service industry.
A.F. Wendling's Foodservice continues to invest in our business to prepare for future growth.