Our Story

Schenck Foods has been a family owned and family operated business since our very beginning.

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The Beginning

In 1928, Bob Schenck and Howard Cahill founded the Valley Food Company, which manufactured Blossom potato chips. Soon after, they began a distributor relationship with Kraft Foods, and the business expanded to the sale of retail food items, becoming the Schenck Cheese Company. We distributed within a 30-mile radius throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

In 1952, the company incorporated under the name Schenck Foods Company. The product line grew to include food service items to support institutional food customers. The second generation of family had begun with the leadership of Bill Huntsberry and Getty Schenck Huntsberry.

David Huntsberry, a third generation leader, oversaw the expansion of the company in the late 90’s and 2000’s. Ensuring the solvency of the company through the rocky economic downturn in 2007 and 2008 was key to keeping the doors open today! David remains at the helm as CEO and President today, driving the company with loyalty of his own, that of tenured employees and most importantly long-standing customer relationships.

Today, the company continues to thrive with more than 5,000 items in stock. We are a full-service broad-line distributor, and provide outstanding commercial coffee and beverage service and ware wash and laundry equipment service – proudly serving more than 4,500 customers within a 100-mile radius of Winchester, Virginia.

— We are proud to partner with local, organic, sustainable and farm-to-table providers to grow and service the next generation of Schenck Foods customers.  —

Core Values

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Commitment to our customers

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Mutual respect

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Relentless commitment to innovation and growth

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Shared common goals

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Career path opportunities

Our Mission

To provide unparalleled, consistent, personalized services and products from our family to yours. 

Our Vision

To be the number one choice for food service distribution to contract with, sell to, work for and buy from. 

Schenck Foods participates in the USDA Good Agricultural Practices / Good Handling Practices audit program( GAP/GHP). We at Schenck Foods take pride in being able to assure our practices are equal to or better than Government requirements. The quality of our products and our customers safety are paramount in the way we do business.