V&C Foods

V&C Foods is a family-owned and operated dairy distributor that has been serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas since 1945. We are San Francisco’s premier distributor for organic and traditional dairy, eggs, cheese and artisan products. One of the few remaining San Francisco distributors, we pride ourselves on our ability to seamlessly adapt with the city’s ever-evolving restaurant industry.

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Operating Hours:
5:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our History

Founded in 1945 by Victor and Charlotte Cortesi, V&C began by distributing ranch fresh eggs from Petaluma and the Central Valley to bakeries throughout San Francisco. The company operated in the South of Market District for nearly 49 years. During that period, Victor ran his business with the help of several key employees, most important of which was his youngest daughter, Judy. Shortly after her hiring, Steven Herrera began as a route driver. As an ambitious, twenty-five-year-old, Steven took every opportunity to grow, becoming a Salesperson, Distribution Manager, and eventually, Operations Manager.

In March of 1994, the company moved to a larger facility in the Bayview District to accommodate their expanding clientele and product line. Shortly after the move, Judy entered into partnership with Steven. Over the next decade, the company continued to offer a broader range of products and services. In 2005, Judy Cortesi retired from V&C Foods and relinquished her remaining interest to Steven.

Our Products

To match the ever-changing landscape of the Bay Area restaurant scene, it is only appropriate to continuously evaluate our product line. We believe that by offering the best products available in our marketplace coupled with unparalleled service, the finest establishments will continue to demand our services.

In 2005, we made the decision to represent the Bay Area’s leading organic fluid dairy manufacturer, Straus Family Creamery. This move set into motion efforts to identify complimentary products from manufacturers that value sustainable practices, both in production and distribution.

Our Family

As the patriarch of our family, Steven saw the potential for V&C to grow from a small, egg distributor to a full-service Dairy Distributor. With an extended product line, expansion beyond the City limits became the next goal. Steven laid the groundwork to expand V&C by creating a name amongst the Bay Area’s top establishments and working with the crème de la crème of chefs and restauranteurs; some of whom have worked with Steven and V&C upwards of 25 years.

Although products have changed, we continue to honor the values that were established over 70 years ago. Our company remains family owned and operated, with Steven’s wife, Liz, managing the finances and their daughter, Victoria, serving as the Director of Sales.

As we continue to look for opportunities to better serve our clientele, our company’s pledge to our customers remains the same today as it was in 1945: “Quality, Service, and Value”.

What Our Clients Think of Us

V&C Foods has been our supplier since we opened our doors. From the exceptional customer service to the wonderful delivery drivers to the high quality products V&C offers – we couldn’t ask for more! V&C accommodates all our requests and has been an essential part of our operation. We couldn’t do it without them.

– Amanda M, Jane on Fillmore

I can’t say enough about Steve, his family, and the staff of V&C. The service they have provided our business for two decades has been the absolute best. The Herrera Family and V&C staff takes the time to understand our business and its needs and continually impress us with being one step ahead. We really appreciate the time they have dedicated to helping our company move forward in these always changing times in the culinary industry.

– Gary R, Emporio Rulli

Farallon has been loyal customers of V&C Foods for the last 14 years. They have consistently provided us with fair pricing, friendly delivery drivers, and excellent customer service. They are a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend them to anyone.

– Nicole L, Farallon Restaurant

Thank you! You have been a great asset with excellent product and customer service. Our first few months open have been great and we’re glad to be able to work with you.

– Fred and Liz Sassen, Homestead

We have been using V&C Foods for 15 years, since we opened, and have been very happy with their products and service.

– Paul M, Masse’s Pastries

We only have good things to say about V&C. Our stores aren't their only account, but it feels like we are because we always have their full attention. V&C is not just another vendor to us but rather an integral part of our team. Whenever we have a problem, they are proactive and fight for us. They push themselves harder than any other partner we have. At the end of the day, Boba Guys would not be Boba Guys without the symbiotic relationship we have with V&C. Theyalways do more than expected and it doesn't go unnoticed.

– Kris G., Boba Guys

Seaglass loves V&C dairy! We enjoy not only the quality of V&C products, but their service as well. I remember once a product was unavailable and Steven, the owner, brought it in himself as soon as it became available. I appreciate that attention and care to detail. He has been successful in the food industry for so long that we have reminisced about all the top restaurants
and chefs I’ve worked for, most of which he has served! We will continue to support your
growing company, V&C!

– Lauren V., Seaglass Restaurant at The Exploratorium

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Serving the Bay Area




1736 Fitzgerald Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

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