Welcome to Bolton & Hay
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

Established in 1920, Bolton & Hay, Inc. is a locally owned and family operated foodservice equipment business based in Des Moines, Iowa. Bolton & Hay's mission is to provide quality foodservice equipment and supply products at discounted prices to our valued customers. Bolton & Hay is your leading source of commercial kitchen equipment and supplies to the foodservice industry.

We have the largest inventory of new and used restaurant equipment, supplies, and parts all displayed in our premiere open to the public showrooms. We also offer services such as rental equipment, same day delivery, appraisals, project design / layout / budgeting / management, and installation.

Open M-F 9am-5pm Sat 9am-12pm Central Time - Click here for a map

We stock thousands of items that can be shipped the same day of your order to your location at low discount prices. We can special order tens of thousands of other items from hundreds of our suppliers at factory direct special wholesale prices.

Our customers include; bars, bistros, cafés, caterers, coffee shops, chains, chefs, churches, colleges, concession stands, convenience stores, country clubs, delis, diners, ethnic, fraternities, grilles, grocery stores, healthcare, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes, restaurants, schools, sororities, supermarkets, travel centers and universities in Iowa, the Midwest, and throughout the country.

We design all types of kitchens, including; American, Asian, barbeque, Chinese, European, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Mexican, pizza, seafood, sports bars, steakhouses, sushi, taverns, Thai, Vietnamese, and more

Our product lines include: apparel, bakery, bar, cooking, dispensing, disposables, dishwashers, dishwashing systems, exhaust hoods, exhaust systems, furniture, heating, holding, glassware, janitorial, measuring, preparation, receiving, refrigeration, sanitation, serving, storing, and tabletop.

Our quality merchandise includes; barware, barstools, blenders, booths, broilers, chairs, china, clothing, coffee makers, conveyors, combi ovens, convection ovens, custom fabrication, dishwashers, dishtables, dispensers, hoods, fans, fixtures, flatware, food storage, freezers, fryers, glass, grills, griddles, ice machines, janitorial, kettles, knives, measurers, mixers, ovens, pizza, pots/pans, ranges, refrigerators, sandwich units, scales, serving, shelving, silverware, sinks, smallwares, smokers, steamers, tables/bases, utensils, and walk-in coolers.

We provide the finest products from Advance Tabco, Amana, Anchor Hocking, Beverage Air, John Boos, Buffalo, Cambro, Captive Aire, Carlisle, Churchill, Continental Refrigeration, Dexter Russell, Glastender, Gold Medal, Hamilton Beach, Hatco, Hobart, Globe, Libbey, Manitowoc, Metro, Norlake, Oneida, Pitco, Rational, Southbend, Star, Syracuse, True, Turbochef, Vulcan, Vollrath, Waring, Waymar, World Tableware and many more.

Whether you are a large scale institution, contract food service provider, five star full service fine dining restaurant, or a fast food casual quick serve diner, call us, visit our large showroom, or view our website.


Food Service Contractor

From project layout, project management, budgeting, design, consulting, procurement of equipment, installation and start-up, we can take your project from concept to completion. 
We invite you to contact us to discuss your next food service project. 

Sales and Delivery

Our sales staff is available to visit your location to determine exactly what you need. Call today to request a visit. If you need your purchase delivered, ask your sales representative to assist you with scheduling.

Cooking Classes

Cooking classes at Bolton & Hay are a fun way to spend an evening. Contact our sales staff for more information. 515-265-2554

Need Space?

Our kitchen is available to rent for informative seminars, team building, and corporate events. Contact our sales staff for more information. 515-265-2554


Rental equipment is available. Please contact us for more information.

Knife Sharpening

Got dull knives? Let us sharpen them while you browse our showroom. Only $2 per blade.

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