Chicago’s Trusted Wholesale Meat Distributor Since 1956


Family owned and operated for three generations, Northwest Meat Company is a local wholesale meat distributor with a reputation of being a cut above the rest! A purveyor of the finest quality meats for over 60 years, our values and standards guide our dedication to providing you with exceptional cuts of meat coupled with the unparalleled quality of service.

Stand & Andrew, Northwest Meat Company

Family Values Nurture Generations of Service

It all began in 1956 when Bruno Michelotti and his brother-in-law founded Northwest Meat Company in what is now considered Chicago’s River West neighborhood. Bruno and his wife, Genevieve, were immigrants from Italy’s Tuscan region where they learned ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and an appreciation for excellent quality meat. Both coming from a long line of business owners, they traveled to America as young adults in hopes to find and build their own dreams. Finally, in 1969 Bruno and Genevieve started their own business, which has continued for three generations.

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A Tradition of Excellence Continues​

Bruno and Genevieve, along with their children, Roger, Lori, and Linda continued to grow their company and their reputation for excellence, quality, and consistency. Their mission as a local wholesale meat distributor in Chicago was to provide high-quality products and customer service to Chicago’s emerging and established restaurant industry.  In 1982, Bruno’s son-in-law, Stan Neva, joined the business and in 1997, acquired the company upon Bruno’s passing.  In 2010, Northwest Meat Company became a third-generation family business when Stan and Lori’s son, Andrew, joined the company after receiving a degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
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Family Culture Means Personal Access with
Flexibility and Speedy Response

The family is deeply involved in all aspects of the business providing customers with the leadership and professionalism they require and deserve. This tight family-oriented culture brings flexibility, quick decision-making and speedy response to your specific needs. When you do business with Northwest Meats, you’re always doing business with the top decision makers.

A Growing Chicago Wholesale Meat Distributor  Supporting The Local Economy

Northwest Meat Company’s original building was located on Grand, Milwaukee and Halsted. The company stayed there until 1969 and then moved to the intersection of Morgan and Hubbard Street.

With continued expansion, the local wholesale meat distributor moved in 2015 to its current location, a 15,000 square foot facility in the growing Fulton Market area.  Located on Justine and Arbour Street, this modern manufacturing space with the latest technology in equipment supports business growth and scalability.  It also enables the company to be more consistent and efficient with bigger production areas and greater volume.  The company can continue to grow and modernize while still staying true to their family legacy.

The Neva family are proud to carry on the tradition of a family owned and operated company serving the finest Chicagoland restaurants, hotels, country clubs, bars, food trucks, and more. Whether you serve 100 or 1,000 customers, we are committed to excellence. This includes working with and supporting local Chicago businesses. We believe in strengthening our local economy by partnering with only those sources that have the same desire to provide top quality and humanely sourced products.

From our table to yours, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality goods and services to all of our customers

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— Meet Our Leadership Team —

Stan Neva, Northwest Meat Company

Stan Neva


Lori Neva, Northwest Meat Company

Lori Neva

Managing Partner

Andrew Neva, Northwest Meat Company

Andrew Neva

VP, Operations & Sales