Our Story... Soft Stuff
A journey from humble soft serve ice cream,
that transformed over 30 years, into a Mid-Atlantic
specialty food distributor.

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The Soft Stuff Story . . . So Far

What began as a humble soft serve ice cream distributor, transformed over 30 years into the premier specialty food distributor for the Mid-Atlantic region, and now continues to evolve into new products and new ways of serving both professionals and  consumers  in our community.

Soft Stuff is a food distributor proudly serving restaurants, hotels, conference centers, universities, retailers and now  consumers  through the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. market areas. Known for our uniquely curated collection of specialty foods, soups, desserts, pastries and baked goods, we have expanded our collection to include top quality produce, natural foods and beverage items.

Our reputation for high-quality deliveries has been recognized with a 99.2% Quality Assurance Rating from Avendra – the most respected name in the hospitality industry. Soft Stuff’s unparalleled service extends beyond on-time, in-full, no-damage deliveries, but also to offering the flexibility needed in today’s business environment from low drop minimums to the ability to purchase in eaches on select items.

The Soft Stuff mission is to provide the highest-quality product, packaged for freshness and convenience, delivered on time with a 100% customer-satisfaction guarantee. 

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Woman-Owned Family Operated Business

The founding of Soft Stuff was fueled by entrepreneur Lois Gamerman along with Bob Gamerman, whose vision for the company was based on opportunity and diversity in staffing and leadership. Those values are evident as we continue to embrace our equal opportunity practices.

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Doing What We Know Best

We have never hoped to be everything to everyone, we’re simply not a broad-line distributor. Rather, Soft Stuff is a very category-specific distributor, offering products for the industry niches who expect high-quality catering selections.

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Delivered With Confidence

Centrally located in Jessup, Maryland, we are ideally positioned to fan out to the Mid-Atlantic with our skilled drivers, in climate controlled vehicles - knowing how important that safe and prompt delivery of your product is for your event.

Soft Stuff-Supporting Community 

T he Gamerman's, along with their employees, are proud of their community involvement, especially during these trying times. Since the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns, the FeedingU Kosher and Soft Stuff teams have delivered more than 125,000 meals and more than 90 tons of rescued produce (that would otherwise be destroyed) to the members of our community that are most in need.


Get To Know Us More

Check out this short video showing our business and the great people we serve.