Back in 1960 Joe Lombardo Sr. was working at a meat market in downtown Rochester NY.
Although he enjoyed working for the the owners of the market, that was not the path he wanted to pursue. He wanted to own his own butcher shop. His desire to do just that became stronger as time went on. Then one day a great oppurtunity was presented to him. He had worked in his younger years with two men that were processing turkey. The two men were about to retire and asked Joe if he would like to buy them out. He immediately jumped at the oppurtunity! That was the begining of Hillcrest Turkey Products Inc. which is now know as Hillcrest Food Service.
In the late 60's Joe had another oppurtunity and he took advantage of that as well!
There was a turkey and chicken processing facility in Mendon NY that was closing and the space was ideal for Hillcrest Turkey Products. We still work out of that facility to this day.
In the late 1970's when the chicken wing craze was being born in Upstate NY, that is when Hillcrest Turkey Products transformed into Hillcrest Food Service. You can't serve chicken wings without bleu cheese and hot sauce! From that time forward our product line began to grow and has ever since then. We now have over 1,500 items. If we don't have something you need, we most likley can get it for you.
We specialize in pizza supplies and deli items but we are not limited to those sectors. We have many items for pubs and restaurants.