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About Our Company

Chicago Meat Authority is proud to be “your authority on quality meats.”

CMA was founded on January 22, 1990 in the historic Stockyards on Chicago’s south side. The company was founded with the goal of partnering with, and responding to, customers’ needs. CMA’s small but efficient corporate and plant teams are constantly striving to improve our processes, adapt to industry changes and service our customers in a timely manner.

Our team consists of more than 250 dedicated employees. Our capabilities are far-reaching and flexible, with customers spanning nationwide along the following segments:

Broadline Distributors
National & Regional Chains
Home Delivery
Boning & Industrial
Meat Ingredients (Deli Meats, Jerky, Sausage, etc.)

Over the last 28 years, we have continued to grow and develop our business and our brand.

Today, Chicago Meat Authority is one of the premier independent producers of beef, pork and poultry products. Founder Jordan Dorfman continues to lead the company with his results-oriented, customer-focused business philosophy.
We offer a variety of different product cuts, grades and specifications to meet your business needs. To connect with a CMA sales representative, please Contact Us.  We’d love to “meat” you!


To be the preferred supplier of our customers, the preferred customer of our strategic suppliers, and a model employer in our industry.


To be the preferred supplier of our customers, the preferred customer of our strategic suppliers, and a model employer in our industry.

To accomplish our mission, we will:

  • Promote a culture that is passionate about performance, respect, service and safety.
  • Provide a congenial and productive working environment, recruit, hire, train and motivate our employees to optimize their role in servicing all stakeholders, while maximizing employee growth, performance and accountability.
  • Supply, cut or process a product that meets our customer’s exact specifications in a timely manner and at a fair price.
  • Negotiate mutually beneficial relationships with our strategic suppliers, become a major source of purchases, and pay our bills promptly.
  • Meet and, when feasible, exceed all relevant safety, health and environmental regulations.
  • Ensure the financial well-being and profitable growth of Chicago Meat Authority and appropriately reward those who make outstanding contributions to the company’s long-term prosperity.

CMA continues to be one of the food service industry’s fastest growing companies. With that in mind, we see excellent growth opportunities for talented, career-minded individuals. If you’re ready to make a move, let’s be in touch.

Career opportunities


Corporate Headquarters
1120 W. 47th Place
Chicago, IL 60609

Phone (800) 383-3811
Local (773) 254-3811
Fax (773) 254-5851

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