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Our Story

Kael Foods is a dairy wholesale distributor that has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1930. Our company is committed to providing quality in all aspects of our business. We carry top of the line products, supplied by market leaders such as Berkeley Farms, Odwalla & California Fresh Eggs. We proudly support many local vendors, which allow us to ensure our commitment to serving nothing but the freshest products. We are confident that the breadth of our product list will suit any business with dairy needs.

Our quality products are coupled with superior customer service. Having been in the dairy industry for over 80 years, we fully understand the fluctuating needs of our customers and we daily do our best to adapt to their needs. Our flexibility allows us to accommodate our customers in their most critical times. Our customers show their appreciation for our efforts by sustaining the longevity of our relationships, some of which tally 30 years and counting.

This commitment to quality was at the heart of the original business plan that was crafted by founder Joseph Kael in 1930. Mr. Kael began as a one man show. He daily made his rounds in San Francisco, from door to door, delivering a dozen local farm fresh eggs at a time.  As a result of a growing demand for his services, Mr. Kael expanded his business into a multi-truck, multi-person and multi-route production.  

Forty-one successful years later, Mr. Kael employed current owner Ousama “Sam” Halteh. In addition to delivering eggs, Sam was also tasked with gaining customers. In 1980, after nine years of mentorship, Mr. Kael entrusted Sam to continue his legacy. Soon after acquiring the business, Sam partnered up with his nephew, Issa Shami, and more recently with his son, Mario Halteh, keeping it a family affair. Being the progressive and competitive men that they are, they expanded the product list within the first five years to include milk, butter and cheese. In addition, they added more routes to include customers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. To this day, the customer base is ever growing and products are continuously added in order to meet the needs of Kael Foods’ valuable customers.

Kael Foods was founded on a passion for supplying quality products and excellent service, and that same passion remains the key to its’ success today.

Our Mission

To us, there’s no greater satisfaction than to be able to supply every one of our customers' dairy needs, at a competitive price, and in a timely manner.  We strive to be a reliable partner in all of our business relationships.