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


We’re a wholesale distributor of commercial food service equipment and supplies, striving to fit our customers’ unique needs with individualized solutions to help run an efficient operation. We channel our industry experience and expertise gleaned since our founding in 1981 to offer insights on emerging trends and operations management, outfitting each customer with customized resources to achieve their goals.

Whether you’re preparing to open your first restaurant or coming to us with years of contributions to the food service industry, we promise to deliver the personal attention you deserve. Here at Central, people are our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on recruiting the industry’s best and most knowledgeable professionals with their own sets of industry experience.

A Company of Choices

Our mission is to help food service professionals worldwide by offering flexible options.

Product Selection

We advertise hundreds of thousands of products on our website, spanning a range of categories and product lines. If you’re not finding what you’re looking for, give us a call and one of our product experts will track down the right piece.


Originally founded as a catalog company in 1981, we launched our website in 2001 where we could provide visitors with more ways to connect with us. You can reach out to us in whichever way works best for you – either by calling, texting, live chatting on our website, or perusing our selection without interruption.


We boast more than ten ways to pay, featuring free, no membership required net 30 terms, special 12-month financing, lease to own opportunities and more.


We’re continuously crafting new resources to introduce you to industry trends, understand more about common regulations, and how to resolve operational issues. New content such as buying guides, foodservice education and operational management resources are published regularly on our Resource Center.

Founded on Values

Every Central initiative revolves around our four core values.


  • Do the Right Thing: Striving to keep our promises with open, honest, respectful communication
  • Operational Excellence: Get it done correctly; get it done now; and do it better in the future
  • Success Driven: Passion to be the best
  • Customer First: Relentless pursuit of understanding and improving the customer experience

Built on Service

We’re focused both on loyal service to our customers and to our community. We’re committed to making an impact locally by giving back to those who shaped us. We’re a proud sponsor of the Make a Wish Foundation, granting wishes to children battling critical illnesses to inspire hope and strength throughout hardship. As of 2019, Central Restaurant Products has made more than 16 (and counting) wishes come true.

Every year, all of our employees receive a paid volunteer day to contribute to any organization or cause they hold near and dear. Employees continue to aggregate a diverse portfolio of volunteer experiences, including serving at local food banks and homeless shelters, helping set up and orchestrate special community events, planting trees and tackling beautification projects, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and many, many more.

We also hold annual events at our Indianapolis office intended to give back to our community.

  • Annual Blood Drives
  • Collecting toys every holiday season for Toys for Tots to bring joy to less fortunate children
  • Hosting an onsite video game tournament to collect donations for Child’s Play Charity, an organization dedicated to providing video games and entertainment for children in hospitals

We’re also committed to service to our customers. We’re not just in the business of advising the right product solutions, but service solutions as well. Our Services Department knows the ins and outs of commercial kitchens and are pros at installing heavy duty equipment.

Focused on Your Success. Every Step of the Way.

Our customers are at the root of our impact. They’re at the foundation of all that we do and all we strive to be. To all our customers, our promise is to continue to be a company of choices, founded on values, built on service and focused on your success – every step of the way.

Learn more about all Central has to offer by giving us a call at 888.912.5812, or browsing our website.