The Morton Heritage

Our Heritage

We are rooted in the heartland of Southwestern Ontario.

Established by Gordon Morton in 1919, we are a Canadian family business helping other Canadian family businesses grow. We have never forgotten our origins, and have flourished for over a century based on the power of positive relationships. This tradition of excellence is something we stand by and share with our customers.

Morton is proud to support Ontario and Canadian farmers, both large and small. Our partners share our passion for doing things the right way and understand the importance of supporting local business. This approach allows us to enhance the economic, environmental, and social practices of food purchasing and consumption, especially of Ontario food products.

Gordon Morton’s Guiding Principle

Gordon Morton started his family business over 100 years ago, with one guiding principle – always deliver on what you promise. Gordon’s handshake was his bond. To this day, we still live by our promises and go above and beyond to ensure that each customer receives reliable service with a personal touch.

People are the backbone of our business.

They are the heart and soul of Morton Food Service as well as our frontline troops, always ready for action. They’re driven by a passion for food and helping people that connects our products with you, the independent business we serve. Approximately 65% of our team are former chefs, restaurant owners, managers and marketers who know the restaurant and food service industry inside out.

A Message From Our President

I’m proud to lead a team of dedicated, experienced individuals that work hard and believe in the independent restaurant business. Morton strives to exceed expectations while providing expert recommendations to help your restaurant grow and thrive. Great products are a must, but service is the key to our success. We don’t just understand small business, we live it.

Rob Calcott, President


Former Chefs, Restaurant Owners & Marketers

Years of Experience & Dedication

Tradition of Trust

The trust we’ve earned from customers is a reflection of our dedication to providing the best products at the best value, supported by outstanding service. This hard-earned reputation has allowed Morton to become the premier distributor for independent restaurants and food service providers in Southwestern Ontario and the Niagara Region. Partnerships – between the independent restaurants who depend on our deliveries and the local vendors who make those deliveries possible – is what sustains us. 

With 100 years of experience, a dedication to the independent restaurant and you, the food service owner, and a proven history of delivering on our promises – by creating a superior customer experience,  Morton is ready to help your business grow.

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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Toll Free: 1-800-265-5663
Phone: 1-519-737-6961
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