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About Us

Who We Are

Established in 1986, Dean’s Dairy & Specialty Foods distributes premium all-natural & organic products to grocers, cafes, and eateries in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and Vancouver Island. To this day, Dean personally selects each brand we represent to ensure our clients can expect top quality, consistency, and freshness. Building on our roots in-home delivery, our team brings personal service with a smile to reliable wholesale distribution. We are in business to support the success of your business. Let’s grow together.

Our Commitment

We see ourselves as partners in success. When we help your business grow, we grow in turn. We are committed to bringing you the best quality products, reliable wholesale delivery, and personal service with a smile. We guarantee our product quality and freshness. If you’re not happy, we will make it right.

Our Story

As a boy growing up in England, Dean remembers looking forward to friendly visits from the milkman. “The milkman was like family,” he recalls, often delivering to multiple generations within the community, as families grew up. Delivery was convenient, of course, but it was the friendly interaction, personal relationship, and familiar face that left a lasting impression.

When Dean moved to Canada, home delivery wasn’t common. He missed it! So, Dean’s Milkman Dairy Service was born in 1986. Starting with just one truck and growing to as many as 10, he built relationships with over 2000 customers. As his market grew and shopping practices changed, Dean’s Milkman Dairy Service added additional products and started serving the wholesale market.

Over the years, we have continued to expand our product lines and we now exclusively serve the wholesale market as Dean’s Dairy & Specialty Foods. We handpick only the best all-natural and organic products from the best suppliers in British Columbia and we deliver to Grocers and Cafés throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. What hasn’t changed is our personal service, family values, commitment to quality, and our desire to put a smile on your face. Experience the difference!

Our Values

In our professional relationships with each other, our suppliers and our clients, we value:

  • Openness
  • Loyalty & Dedication
  • Enthusiasm & Positivity

Why Dean’s?

  • We’ve been serving Greater Vancouver to the Valley since 1986, and in 2021 started serving Vancouver Island.
  • From just a few bottles to case lots, we are big enough to deliver and small enough to care.
  • We handpick our products from the best suppliers, representing only local, natural, quality dairy and specialty foods.
  • We deliver 6 days a week with each client receiving scheduled delivery days
  • Our refrigerated trucks are meticulously maintained to ensure the freshest delivery
  • From the office to our delivery crew, our dedicated team personally handles your orders. There’s always a live person to talk to and you won’t get lost in a ‘department shuffle’. Once a customer, always a friend.
  • Our products are guaranteed fresh. If you’re not happy with the quality of a product, we will make it right.