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Since 1975
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1975

Every great success story starts from a humble beginning. Ferraro Foods is no exception.

Established in 1975 in Greenbrook, New Jersey, and named after its founder and original owner, Ferraro Foods initially operated out of a small garage with a single truck. The vision was to become the premier supplier to the Italian pizza trade, selling not only quality products, but premier service.

1985

Michael Giammarino continued this vision when he took ownership in October 1985. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, his passion for the Italian food trade began at a young age while working in a local Salumeria on 18th Avenue. When he was presented with the opportunity to own and operate his own company, Michael took this passion and knowledge he had for food and began to grow the business. He moved his family to New Jersey, and eventually settled on a new location in Edison. Through hard work, a dedicated team of associates, and an emphasis on family values and principles, Ferraro Foods quickly became recognized by the local pizzeria as the most dependable and service oriented distributor in the marketplace.

In 2002, Ferraro Foods opened its 135,000 square foot headquarter facility in Piscataway, New Jersey, and two years later opened up a second location in High Point, North Carolina. By 2013 Ferraro completed an expansion in New Jersey with a 55,000 square foot extension to the Piscataway facility as well as a newly constructed sister facility in Mebane, North Carolina.

Today

Today our state of the art fleet has grown to over 100 tractor trailers which span the eastern United States. They transport not only products designated for the Italian trade, but over 4,000 items that cater to a number of different concepts and restaurant establishments. However, even after 40 years, the focus and culture of the company has remained unchanged. Personalized customer service facilitated by a dedicated in-house customer service staff and an active sales force in the field. Sales and Customer Service associates are Individually assigned to each customer, providing a level of service rarely seen in the food service industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to consistently be the leading Italian Food distributor in the marketplace delivering quality food products, value, and reliable service to the Italian restaurant and pizzeria segment, as well as numerous other concepts. As a family owned business, our goal is to make the customers and suppliers feel like part of the family. We are proud of our team and continually welcome the opportunity to help grow the businesses of our valued customers day after day and year after year.

Company Highlights

Much like the pride that you take in preparing each dish, Ferraro Foods strives to bring you ingredients and service unmatched in the industry. Our staff of food service professionals is dedicated to bringing you the finest products available to keep your customers coming back again and again.

Ferraro Foods services over 3500 customers in 16 states. We operate out of two distribution locations; our flagship facility in Piscataway, New Jersey and our facility in Mebane North Carolina. From multi-temp trucks, to refrigerated loading docks, here at Ferraro Foods, product integrity is paramount. From center to center, loading dock to loading dock, and truck to truck, all of our equipment meets the same high standards, so that we can meet yours.

We carry all of your product needs from pasta, premium cheeses, tomatoes, flour, beverages, meats, seafood, appetizers, desserts, pizza boxes, food containers, etc. We also import some of the finest specialty food products direct from Italy and Europe. Whether it is ‘Ferraro’, ‘Marino’, ‘Vitale’, or ‘Country’ Exclusive Brands, you can be sure it is quality. Our relationship with many premier manufacturers brings you the best Europe and the world has to offer. We source consistent quality products that you and your customers deserve. You can rely on Ferraro Foods to deliver on our promises so that you can deliver on yours!

Additionally, we offer support through our Custom Multi-Unit program, Coffee program, Chemical program as well as Export Consolidation. Click on ‘Our Services’ for more details.

Our Services