Who We Are

Ideal Food Market 1948

Founded in 1950 by Nathan Stein, Ideal Meat Company has always been a cornerstone for distribution in the Indiana market.

Nathan valued his customers and strived to serve them at any cost. His legacy continues to this day.

Nate passed the company on to his sons, Jeff and Larry. The brothers have grown Ideal Meat

and are now in a building nearly triple the size of the original location.

The brothers were determined to honor their dad’s legacy and have expanded their distribution network into Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.

Ideal Meat is positioned to continue to expand the “kid glove” service into even more of our neighboring states.

Chris and Joe represent the third generation of the Ideal Meat family and will continue

the tradition of excellent customer service that started over 70 years ago.

Their vision and experience will take Ideal Meat to a new level by incorporating the best technology and business practices

while never losing sight of the high standards upon which Nate, Jeff and Larry built this company.

Chris and Joe have already made significant changes in the company.

The new and expanded “Ideal Meat & Specialty Food” will be focusing on all types of foodservice and retail products.

Ideal Meat & Specialty Food is our new and exciting technology driven company with an eye on the future.

We don’t just sell meat anymore!

We are now Ideal Meat & Specialty Food