Our Story

At Waugh Foods, we believe each customer deserves to be treated like a respected member of the family with emphasis on tradition and excellent service. 
Our customers always receive the personal touch of doing business with a local, independent distributor.


The Central Illinois foodservice industry has trusted Waugh Foods to meet their food and non-food needs for over sixty years.  We understand the demands our customers must meet on a daily basis and will do all that we can to ensure their success.  The vision of Waugh Foods is focused around teaming with customers to provide services and ideas of which they would not otherwise have time to take advantage.


Our story began in 1948 when, with the dream that frozen food was the way of the future, Joseph A. Waugh, Sr. founded Waugh Frozen Food Company.  As business grew, so did the company and it’s facilities.  By the time the second generation began joining in the late 1970’s, the company had twelve employees and three trucks running out of one warehouse. 


Today, Waugh Foods is a full-service, family-owned foodservice distributor based out of East Peoria, Illinois, and serving all of Central Illinois throughout a 150 mile radius.