We are Independent Food Service

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Family Owned & Operated

We Know Our Customers

The Morton Difference

Morton is an independent distributor that supplies food and beverage products to some of the best restaurants in Ontario. The foundation of our business is the relationship we have with you: hardworking, independent restaurant owners and food service operators across southwestern Ontario and Niagara Region. Yes, we offer over 6,500 local and national products as well as many other international products, but when you work with Morton, you get much more than that. We offer a superior service experience which differentiates us from our competitors.

We are consultants with experience in all areas of the food service industry. We are skilled and reliable members of your extended team that care about your success. Because it’s all we do, we understand the unique challenges of independent food service operators and are capable of providing effective, individualized solutions. It all comes as part of the Morton package.

The Morton difference adds value first, builds relationships, and earns your loyalty. We are independent food service.

Local & Global Products

Customer Deliveries Per Year

Morton Grass Roots LOCAL BEEF

Our beef is 100% local; sourced from South Western Ontario. Buying local beef supports your economy and is great for your kitchen! Ask your rep for more information on our ethically farmed beef.

High Liner

Featured Product

WOW! Factor Desserts
Sensational new festive favorite features a ginger-spiced graham base stacked with a layer of caramel custard, followed by a thick n creamy rum & homemade eggnog cheesecake layer. Topped with eggnog mousse, white chocolate mousse, white chocolate shavings, and homemade caramel-rum drizzle.

Our Customers Come First

We make your success our business because independent food service is our passion. Morton services a broad range of dining establishments, from everyday to gourmet. We have built long-term relationships with many independent family-owned restaurants, roadhouses, local pubs, catering businesses and more.

We also serve some of Ontario’s leading golf courses and country clubs, fine dining establishments and specialty restaurants – from Italian trattorias and French bistros to that intimate steak house on the corner. With all of our customers we focus on the three pillars of successful restaurants: consistency in food quality, service and atmosphere.

Our Passion for Great Products

Our products and ingredients inspire. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers with a variety of locally grown and sourced products in addition to carrying specialty imported products and all the major national brands. 

Our close relationship with our suppliers and partners helps to promote consistency in products, so you can trust that what you receive is of the finest quality and best value. Our product offering is designed to grow your business and delight your customers, whether you’re selling a burger or a fine dining experience.

Canadian products – including those from right here in Ontario – are of the highest quality. They’re also sustainable, environmentally-friendly and hold a traceability standard.
Local products taste better because they are harvested while in season and travel shorter distances to get to your plate.
We believe in strengthening the communities we operate in by stimulating the economic cycle close to home. Eat local, buy local, support local – it’s worth it.

Morton understands how a restaurant works. Their service is far superior to other options - I feel like they’d do anything it takes to get you what you need. They’re flexible with you so you can be flexible with your customers. A restaurant is a fluid, dynamic place and when you deal with a company like Morton, with a bigger focus on service, it’s really helpful.

– Doug Kalapos,
Billy's Tap House

As an independent restauranteur, having an independent restaurant supplier works for us. It’s a great working relationship. They always strive to get products that best meet our needs, especially with local foods. They took us out to a local farm to meet the producer, and we got exactly what we wanted in the end. They have great knowledge of what we need, and consistently go above and beyond.

– Ryan Odette,
Mamo Burger and Vine + Ash

Ease of service is what sets Morton apart. When I switched over, I was floored by their customer care - it’s through the roof. I’m telling you, I’ve never gone without. Morton usually has what I need but if they don’t, they will always go and find it for you. I feel like they work with us and are here to help the smaller guys. From a customer satisfaction perspective, they check all the boxes.

– Matt Boschman,
Brantford Golf and Country Club

Our Morton rep is like family to our business. They’re always there, even at the last second. They know what my business needs instead of just selling me random things. There’s no price gouging. Their transparency is everything - they have no problem turning around the laptop to show you exactly how much things cost, what they’re making and what they’re saving you. They’re not looking for volume, they’re trying to get you the right products.

– WIll Thompson,
Stillwaters Plate & Pour

The client service has always been wonderful. Our rep himself is here a couple of times a week. We really like the relationship - we’ve been approached by bigger companies but the relationship is key to us. We can always rely on Morton.

– Kelly Turner,
Angel Inn

Morton has an incredible selection of locally-sourced products and has been amazing at procuring whatever else we need. They sit with us as we go through menu development, talk about how to launch things and figure out systems that really work for our needs. I’ve worked with other companies and nothing has been quite as personal. My relationship with them is phenomenal.

– Court Desautels,
The Neighbourhood Group

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Morton is ready to help your independent business thrive and grow.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, we’d love to meet. Please contact us and we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange an initial meeting.

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About Morton Food Service

Deeply rooted in the independent business community for over 100 years, Morton Food Service is the premier broadline distributor to independent restaurants serving Southwestern Ontario and the Niagara peninsula.

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