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Central Restaurant Products

Central Restaurant Products is one of the largest multi-channel distributors of commercial foodservice equipment and supplies via our eCommerce website, print catalog, and advertising efforts across marketplace platforms like Amazon, eBay, and Google Shopping. Our success wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated Central family. We offer a range of career opportunities in sales, multi-channel marketing and merchandising, IT, warehouse, contract and install services, finance, employee experience, and customer service.

We continue to grow, actively seeking to expand upon current opportunities and promote upward mobility from within. Our employees have the chance to pave their own path and create exciting new positions and opportunities with personal and professional development. We invest in each other, and everyone has the chance to share in our company success through bonus and reward programs, and are financially rewarded for individual performance.
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Purpose

We equip people who feed the world! We provide all the foodservice equipment and supplies a foodservice establishment needs to thrive. Originally founded in 1981 as a 100%-based print catalog company, we’ve grown into a leading distributor. We still publish our print catalog, in addition to curating the best solutions for our customers with our user-friendly website and internal sales team to ensure our customers get personalized assistance to make the right decisions for their unique needs. We also stock thousands of our top-selling items in our onsite warehouse to provide same-day shipping to quickly meet customer needs, as well as working with our vendor partners to secure competitive pricing and promote emerging industry trends.

Our assortment spans both front- and back-of-house essentials, including cooking equipment like ranges, fryers, and ovens; refrigeration such as reach-in refrigerators and freezers, walk-in coolers, bottle coolers, draft beer dispensers, display merchandisers, prep tables; dining room furniture; shelving and storage solutions; dishwashers; drinkware; dinnerware; and so much more.

We tailor our assortment to meet key demands of all commercial foodservice operations. These include, but are not limited to, restaurants, K-12 school cafeterias, colleges and universities, correctional facilities, and government and military operations.

Our team operates with a unique set of customer-focused values that make us a leader in the foodservice industry.
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Mission

A company of choices, founded on values, built on service, and focused on your success – every step of the way.

Our driving values:

- Customer First
- Do the Right Thing
- Operational Excellence
- Success Driven
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Additional Culture Details

With our values as our guiding force, we promote a strong culture of trust and collaboration with fun events, charitable giving, and community involvement. These include, but are certainly not limited to:

Family events (in the past we’ve hosted tailgates at Colts football games, gone to the State Fair, Brickyard 400, catered onsite events, and more.)
Superbowl cornhole tournaments
Top Golf outings
Poker night
Organized internal recreational sport leagues
Bring Your Dog to Work Day
Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day
Video game tournament sponsoring Child’s Play Charity

Our Employee Engagement Committee organizes events for all employees and their families with the mission of promoting and encouraging cross-departmental engagement and team building to continue fostering Central’s culture. Ideas for new events are always welcomed!

In addition to regular events, we’re also a proud sponsor of the Make-A-Wish foundation, aiming to make a child’s wish come true every quarter. We also participate annually in the Toys for Tots drive and host onsite blood drives.

Central’s paid volunteer day enables all employees to give back to their community by taking the day to volunteer at their chosen charity, non-profit, etc.
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Values

Customer First
Relentless pursuit of understanding and improving the customer experience.

Headquarters

Indianapolis, IN

Employees

142 US Employees

Industry

Wholesale Distribution

Recent Awards

  • 2021
  • 2018

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