Welcome to Michael's Finer Meats and Seafoods

Providing Top Chefs with The Most Flavorful Meat and Seafood Since 1962

Michael's Finer Meats & Seafoods was built on excellence. Michael’s has a long-standing tradition of service, quality, and consistency with all they offer; ensuring chefs only receive flavorful meat and seafood products that positively impact both menu and palate.

Taking a look back

Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods began in 1962 by 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 1961 bought The Union Meat Company that ultimately became Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods. From the beginning, Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods serviced many of the top Columbus restaurants and steakhouses, including such 1960’s landmarks as Tommy Henrich’s, Benny Klein’s, Marzetti’s, the Jai-Alai, The Clarmont, and Maramor. Today, Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods is led by John Bloch, Michael’s son. John has served as president since 2008. Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods still serves the area’s finest restaurants and foodservice customers, and has expanded across Ohio and into more than a dozen other states. In 2012, The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc., acquired the Michael’s Finer Meats and Seafoods business, now known as Michael’s Finer Meats, LLC, as part of its Midwest and center-of-the-plate expansion. Today, Michael’s Finer Meats meat and seafood products are distributed throughout North America.