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
At Canteen of Coastal California, we know the importance of giving back to the communities we serve.
Ventura Sheriff K9 Foundation
The K9 unit in Ventura County is just one of the many organizations we are proud to support. Funded entirely by private donations, this exceptional team of dogs and law enforcement handlers work tirelessly to serve and protect our Southern California communities. Searching for missing people, getting into tight places, and sniffing out narcotics are just some of the ways these canines contribute to our safety.
Creating a positive future with kidSTREAM
We are thrilled to be a supporter of kidSTREAM, a children’s museum in the works. Its mission is to provide an engaging environment that inspires and empowers kids. By exploring and playing in the kidSTREAM museum, children will develop positive life skills such as critical thinking, innovation, and the benefits of being a life long learner. In 2021, kidSTREAM plans to break ground.
Latest break room solutions for modern workplaces
We offer the newest must-have service solutions to exceed the needs of your businesses.
With owners and staff located in the Southern California area, partnering with Canteen of Coastal California means supporting local.
Every company is a bit different, therefore we create individualized services and break solutions for each.
Constantly upgrading services and placing new equipment has kept us able to serve our area for over 47 years.
Thanks to a full range of services including vending machines, micro-markets, and office coffee service we are a one-stop resource.