About Us

In May 1938, Edward E. Hoekzema founded the Frost-Pack Distributing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Frost-Pack was the first West Michigan, full-service distributor to the foodservice industry.  Under Mr. Hoekzema’s leadership, Frost-Pack proved to be a true innovator in West Michigan – the first to market frozen food products to restaurants, deliver ordered product to customers in a refrigerated compartment, occupy a frozen food warehouse facility and develop a wholesale cash and carry operation. Mr. Hoekzema and Frost-Pack were instrumental in the formation of the Sysco Corporation in 1969.  Frost-Pack and eight other independent regional foodservice distributors merged to form Sysco Corporation.     

Today, Sysco Grand Rapids services western, northern and central Michigan and northern Indiana.  Approximately, 375 sales, operations and office associates work together from several key locations throughout this sales territory.  Key locations include the office and warehouse distribution center in Grand Rapids and delivery depots in Alanson, Cadillac, Kalkaska, West Branch, Niles and White Pigeon. With the hard work, dedication and creativity of our associates, Sysco Grand Rapids will continue its tradition of growth and prosperity. 

Featured Products

Ebel's General Store

Little Town Jerky Company was founded in 1994 from humble beginnings. The company’s primary focus began with jerky products, but over the years the Ebel’s product line expanded to include everything from smoked picnic hams to cooked beef ribeye. Today, Ebel’s continues its legacy as a true family business. Mark Ebels works with his sons Bob Ebels, Tom Ebels, and Rich Bennett.

Ebel's General Store

Little Town Jerky Company was founded in 1994 from humble beginnings. The company’s primary focus began with jerky products, but over the years the Ebel’s product line expanded to include everything from smoked picnic hams to cooked beef ribeye. Today, Ebel’s continues its legacy as a true family business. Mark Ebels works with his sons Bob Ebels, Tom Ebels, and Rich Bennett.

Arnie's Bakeries

Arnies Bakery was founded by the Sonneveldt brothers in 1905 as Crescent Bakery on the west side of Grand Rapids. The “Arnies Bakery Restaurant” concept started in 1972 when Arnie Fahlen became partners with Arnold Sonneveldt. Arnies Bakery and Restaurant have over 75 retail bakery locations in grocery stores across West Michigan.

Clemens Food Group

Clemens Food Group is a family-owned company that has been bringing delicious, quality pork to market for 120 years. Based in Hatfield, PA, Clemens Food Group recently partnered with a group of family-owned pork producers to build a new fresh pork processing plant in Coldwater, Michigan. This new state-of-the-art facility will allow Clemens to better service their partners in the midwest and west, bringing new life to the local community and economy. Clemens is proud to offer family-owned, Michigan made pork to its customers.

Clemens Food Group

Clemens Food Group is a family-owned company that has been bringing delicious, quality pork to market for 120 years. Based in Hatfield, PA, Clemens Food Group recently partnered with a group of family-owned pork producers to build a new fresh pork processing plant in Coldwater, Michigan. This new state-of-the-art facility will allow Clemens to better service their partners in the midwest and west, bringing new life to the local community and economy. Clemens is proud to offer family-owned, Michigan made pork to its customers.

MaMa LaRosa

There are many reasons to choose MaMa LaRosa when purchasing bread and pizza dough, but the one reason that keeps customers going back for more is taste. More specifically, MaMa LaRosa bread and pizza dough is convenient to use, simple to order, and saves money. 

Hudsonville Ice Cream

Hudsonville ice cream was founded in the pasturelands of Western Michigan in 1926, and is now the most well –known, Michigan Crafted Creamery. Hudsonville was a co-operative created in 1895 by local farmers who were looking for a better way of selling their dairy products. Their first location was on Chicago Drive in Hudsonville, MI. The creamery started producing ice cream in 1926 and was making six flavors by 1940, including Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple, Tutti Fruitie, Chocolate, Strawberry, and of course, Vanilla. Dick Hoezee bought a controlling interest in the creamery and moved it to Burnips, MI to make room for the widening of Chicago road Drive. He sold the business to his four sons in 1972. Denny Ellens bought Hudsonville from The Hoezee family in 2003, and moved it to its current location in a state-of-the-art facility in Holland, Michigan near the farms which supply fresh milk and cream daily. Today, Hudsonville Ice Cream produces over 50 flavors and is sold across Michigan and Indiana.

Hudsonville Ice Cream

Hudsonville ice cream was founded in the pasturelands of Western Michigan in 1926, and is now the most well –known, Michigan Crafted Creamery. Hudsonville was a co-operative created in 1895 by local farmers who were looking for a better way of selling their dairy products. Their first location was on Chicago Drive in Hudsonville, MI. The creamery started producing ice cream in 1926 and was making six flavors by 1940, including Butter Pecan, Orange Pineapple, Tutti Fruitie, Chocolate, Strawberry, and of course, Vanilla. Dick Hoezee bought a controlling interest in the creamery and moved it to Burnips, MI to make room for the widening of Chicago road Drive. He sold the business to his four sons in 1972. Denny Ellens bought Hudsonville from The Hoezee family in 2003, and moved it to its current location in a state-of-the-art facility in Holland, Michigan near the farms which supply fresh milk and cream daily. Today, Hudsonville Ice Cream produces over 50 flavors and is sold across Michigan and Indiana.

Solutions and Services

MySysco

95% of restaurateurs agree that technology improves their business efficiency, but 32% believe they’re trailing behind. Our upgraded and improved technology suite can help and it’s easy to get started! Log into MySysco.com for a one-stop hub for all your Sysco accounts and apps. You can also assign different access levels to different users to help delegate work efficiently across your organization, set up demos for Sysco Mobile, Mobile Inventory and more!

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Business Resources

Our category experts are ready to help determine the right items for menu application, discuss market information, as well as recommend labor saving and cost effective items.

With dedicated specialists for Produce, Seafood, Center of the Plate, and Culinary, we have the tools to help you succeed.

CAKE Restaurant POS

Get more out of your restaurant with products designed exclusively for the foodservice industry and solutions that work as hard as you do. From mobile marketing and waitlist management to point of sale and payment processing, the CAKE restaurant management system helps you grow your business.

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MySysco

95% of restaurateurs agree that technology improves their business efficiency, but 32% believe they’re trailing behind. Our upgraded and improved technology suite can help and it’s easy to get started! Log into MySysco.com for a one-stop hub for all your Sysco accounts and apps. You can also assign different access levels to different users to help delegate work efficiently across your organization, set up demos for Sysco Mobile, Mobile Inventory and more!

learn more
Business Resources

Our category experts are ready to help determine the right items for menu application, discuss market information, as well as recommend labor saving and cost effective items.

With dedicated specialists for Produce, Seafood, Center of the Plate, and Culinary, we have the tools to help you succeed.

CAKE Restaurant POS

Get more out of your restaurant with products designed exclusively for the foodservice industry and solutions that work as hard as you do. From mobile marketing and waitlist management to point of sale and payment processing, the CAKE restaurant management system helps you grow your business.

Learn More

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Drivers

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Warehouse

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Sales

Promote Sysco’s products and services for building relationships with new and existing accounts.

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Drivers

Responsible for driving a tractor trailer for delivering and unloading various products for Sysco customers.

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Warehouse

Responsible for operating an electric pallet jack or forklift, selecting the correct products from warehouse.

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Sales

Promote Sysco’s products and services for building relationships with new and existing accounts.

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Sysco Grand Rapids

3700 Sysco Court SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49512-2083

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