Specialty Blended Seasonings Since 1972

Our family-owned company was founded by Bud Ekren in 1972 and was originally named Bay Butcher Supply. Later the same year, the company was incorporated as California Butcher Supply, Inc.

Signature Retail Seasonings

In 1977, California Butcher Supply acquired Carlson Butcher Supply and Seasonings. Carlson, an established company in San Francisco for 38 years, known for its manufacturing of specialty blended seasonings for food processors and retail butchers. Carl’s Gourmet Seasonings is our signature retail seasonings which can be found in specialty markets across the country.

Evolution of Delis & Bakeries

In the 1980s, with the evolution of delis and bakeries within supermarkets, California Butcher Supply, Inc. began to provide complete deli and bakery design including blueprints and floor plans. Our factory-authorized service technicians provide support for the equipment we offer to our customers. Our expanded focus included a name change to California Butcher Supply, Inc. currently in business as CBS Food Equipment.

The Largest Warehouse

Our forty years of growth and innovation is a result of our loyal customers, dedicated employees. We operate from three locations — Milpitas, San Francisco, and Sacramento. We proudly maintain the largest warehouse for the supermarket industry in Northern California.