WELCOME TO THE CHEFS' WAREHOUSE
Home Of The World's Best Ingredients
The Chefs' Warehouse is a family operated specialty food distributor that has been purveying high-quality artisan ingredients for chefs for over 30 years. Our culinary experts are dedicated to supporting the chef's every need. Our world-class team is committed to unparalleled service and support. With locations in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada, The Chefs' Warehouse is focused on serving the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers and gourmet stores in North America.
The Chefs' Warehouse - Our Story
Our mission is to provide the world’s greatest ingredients to North America’s best chefs.
In 1956 following the Korean War, two Cypriot cousins, once immigrants, now Veterans, returned to New York City and joined forces. The Veterans' Butter and Egg Company was soon founded in a small warehouse on Greenwich Street. Peter Pappas, an original partner found immediate success with the company that provided butter, eggs, and cheese too many of New York City's restaurants.
Peter had two sons, Christopher and John, who grew up in the business, helping after school and during summer vacations. After college, Chris was recruited to play basketball in Europe professionally. This experience enabled Chris to discover many of Europe's culinary splendors. Inspired by his experience, Chris sensed a real business opportunity in providing unique foods and superior ingredients to chefs back at home. Upon his return to the United States, he recruited his brother John, & together they transformed Veterans’ Butter and Egg Company into Dairyland USA, with hopes of becoming a major distributor.
Throughout the following 35 years, Chris & John led the company through major expansion & development to become The Chefs’ Warehouse: Premier purveyor of specialty ingredients to over 34,000 high end independently owned restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and gourmet food stores in key culinary markets across North America.
"We’ve been working with the Chefs’ Warehouse for 10 years. It’s a true relationship that has grown not just into another vendor. They’re now family!"
Chef Danny Ganem
LT Steak & Seafood, Miami FL
"I enjoy working with CW because the reps are great. They only sell good products. Hundreds of olive oils - only the best. The vinegars are great. If there’s hard to find spices, they find them for us."
Chef JoJo Ruiz
Serea, San Diego CA
"I’ve had an ongoing relationship with Chefs’ Warehouse for over a decade. We utilize so many of their products in the kitchen daily, ranging from great meats to spices, as well as olive oils and other specialty items."
Chef Marcelle Afram
Bluejacket, Washington DC
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