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, now retired, serves as a key advisor to the company and Chairman of the Board.

Jason Huntsberry now leads in the tradition of the last three generations. Today, the company continues to thrive with more than 5,000 items in stock. We are a full-service broadline 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


Commitment to our customers


Mutual respect


Relentless commitment to innovation and growth


Shared common goals


Career path opportunities

A Note From Our President

In 2018, Schenck Foods celebrated 90 years of providing the highest quality products and best-in-class customer service to the greater Winchester, VA, community. As we move into 2019 and beyond, we continue to strive to enhance product offerings and service, and we look forward to creating partnerships with more customers in Winchester and to extending our reach to serve customers in Southern Pennsylvania, Eastern West Virginia, the Highway 81 corridor south, and the DC Metro area.

We believe in growing, expanding, and innovating to meet the changing needs of our customers. Here is an idea of what you can expect to see from Schenck Foods:

  • Innovative products
  • Dynamic and progressive product categories
  • Customized offerings unmatched by our competitors
  • A family-friendly onsite pickup or curbside delivery of products
  • An unparalleled reputation for excellence

Regardless of your goal – decreased food costs, increased profit margins, capacity to provide local and organic offerings, enhanced efficiencies, consistent ability to provide safe, reliable food, chemical, and beverage options – Schenck Foods is the best partner to help you achieve your goals.

As a proud fourth-generation owner/operator, I want you to know that we stand humbled and ready to assist you on your journey.

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 is a US Federal Contractor Verified Vendor