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Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods
began in 1962 as a part-time job for our founder, Michael Bloch, son of a Chicago meatpacking superintendent. His father regularly sent him shipments of selected cuts of meat. Michael picked them up at a trucking terminal in Columbus and delivered them by car to fine chefs all around the city. Michael soon left his regular job with a paper company and in 1966 bought The Union Meat Company. This became our company, Michael’s Finer Meats.

From the beginning, we served many of the top Columbus restaurants and steakhouses. These included such 1960s landmarks as Tommy Henrich’s, Benny Klein’s, Marzetti’s, the Jai-Alai, The Clarmont and Maramor. Michael’s still serves the area’s finest restaurants and foodservice customers. We have also expanded across Ohio and into more than a dozen other states.

In 1998, after 33 years at our original Frebis Avenue location, we relocated to a new, 65,000-square-foot facility. That same year, we entered the seafood market by acquiring Cleveland-based Waterfront Seafoods.

In 2001, we added a 2,200-square-foot seafood-processing line adjacent to our equally state-of-the-art meat-processing plant. Michael’s also has a 2,700-gallon tank system that holds more than a ton of live lobsters.

Over time we have evolved into a full-line, “center-of-the-plate” meat, seafood and specialty foods company. We also offer gift-box and retail sales programs for consumers who want to enjoy restaurant-quality dining at home.

In 2002, founder Michael Bloch received the Lifetime Purveyor Service Award from the Ohio Restaurant Association. He is still directly involved in Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods

At Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods, we believe in supplying excellent, consistent products and services for your restaurant, business or family. We take pride in the superior quality of our meat, seafood, poultry, gift boxes and specialty items.

We provide the same fine products every time, for every customer. Whether you’re a chef in a top restaurant or simply preparing a meal at home, you can always count on consistent, flavorful products from Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods.


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3775 Zane Trace Drive Columbus, OH 43228
telephone: 614.527.4900