Our journey from
yesterday to today
In 1951 our founder, Gerald A. Scott, affectionately known as “Scotty,” answered an ad in the newspaper for a route driver position and was hired by Canteen Corporation at their Los Angeles headquarters. His route consisted of vending machines with 5-cent candy bars, 1-cent sticks of gum and 1-cent handfuls of peanuts. After regular promotions through the years he became General Manager of the entire northern California Bay Area in 1965. In 1972 an opportunity to purchase a Canteen Franchise became available in Ventura County. With the help and support of his wife Dorothy, Canteen of Coastal California was born. With 13 accounts and a warehouse in half of a 2 car garage the Scott family business began. Now with four generations working in the business, today we proudly serve customers in 4 counties, with facilities in Grover Beach, Bakersfield and our corporate office in Oxnard, California. Still family run and owned, we take pride in having a strong customer service culture and believe that the customer always comes first. Our core values center around family, integrity, hard work and giving back to the community. We genuinely care about our customers and strive to constantly improve and change to be the best. We welcome you to our family.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle