Our Story


Founded in 1950 by Nathan Stein, Ideal Meat Company has always been a cornerstone for distribution in the Indiana market. Nathan valued his customers and strived to serve them at any cost.  His legacy continues to this day.


Nathan passed the company on to his son's Jeff and Larry. These two brothers have grown Ideal Meat and are now in a building nearly triple the size of their original location. Expanding their geographical footprint to include Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. Ideal is positioned to expand the "kid glove" service into our neighboring states.


Chris and Joe represent the third generation of Ideal Meat and will continue the legacy that started over 69 years ago. Their vision and experience will take Ideal Meat to a new level. Chris and Joe have already made significant changes in the company. The new "Ideal Food Group" will be focusing on all types of foodservice and retail products.


Ideal Food Group is our new and exciting technology driven company never compromising the rich heritage that was established by Nate, Jeff and Larry.


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Nathan Stein

Retired President 1950-1989

Larry 4

Larry Stein

Retired CFO 1980-2017


Jeffrey Stein - Semi-Retired

President 1972 - Current

Meet the Management Team

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Isaac Hughes
Director of Retail  Isaac@idealmeat.com

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John Skolak
Director of Food Service  john@idealfoodgroup.com

Meet the Sales Team

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Shane 2


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Meet the Business Development Team

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Meet our Business Manager

Jill Barton 5


Next Steps...

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