Our History

 

Alta Foodcraft today is a culmination of a lot of hard work, by a lot of great people, serving a lot of great customers.  Come take a journey with us and explore some of the milestones that have taken us to where we are as Southern California's leading supplier of break room and amenity services.

1979

 

The Company is founded when Bob Steuber, a Long Beach native, trades in his suit and tie for a truck and 100 coffee clients.

1983-1986

 

The California economy grows like wildfire.  Plantation Coffee expands to meet the demand.

1993

 

Plantation Coffee is awarded "Operator of
the Year" for outstanding customer service and professionalism in the vending and Coffee Service industries."

1996

Starbucks comes of age, introducing gourmet coffee to America.

 

Corporate America soon realizes that serving premium-grade coffee is a great employee benefit.  The trend of serving specialty coffee at work is born.

1997

 

Plantation Coffee changes its name to Alta Office Services to reflect its expanded product offering, including:

 

     * 5 gallon water AND,

     * First Aid/First  
        Responder Kits

1998

 

Single Cup coffee is introduced... ...Alta becomes the exclusive partner of Keurig offering Orange County's Diedrich Coffee in K-Cups.  The freshness, choice, & convenience of Keurig alters the course of coffee at work by bringing the coffee shop into the office.

2001-2004

 

Alta expands its offering by forming partnerships with leading roasters and single serve providers including: Peets, MARS Drinks (Flavia), Starbucks and more.

2000

 

Alta becomes the exclusive partner of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and begins providing their products to over one thousand new clients in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

2010

 

Alta and Foodcraft combine forces to become the leading provider of premium refreshments, snacks and coffee in Southern California

2011

 

AltaFoodcraft  awarded "Operator of the Year" by Pentair for its advancements
of workplace water filtration.

2013

 

AltaFoodcraft evolves coffee offering by launching strategic partnerships with 3rd Wave coffee roasters Intelligentsia and LA's own Groundworks Coffee Roasters