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. 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. 


Now, we are offering some of these same locally curated assortments of the world's finest products direct from us to right to your door on our famous fleet of delivery trucks. By tapping in to our network of culinary experts and world class service and support teams we are able to offer the highest quality products and service without the added cost and uncertainty of carrier shipping.

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Greater NYC (NY, NJ, CT)

Columbus, OH

 Florida

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Inspired Dishes Using The Chefs' Warehouse Products


Our signature dish is the Braised lamb shank with fresh pita, pickled red onions and “royal rice”. We get almost all of the product from CW, starting with the lamb shanks themselves which we marinate in a combination of fage yogurt, lemon peel, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, onion/garlic powder, roasted garlic, oregano, cinnamon, fennel seed and nutmeg. The shank is garnished with pomegranate seeds, crispy shallots, oregano leaves and served along with our “royal rice” made from jasmine rice, garlic, ginger, shallot confit, hydrated apricots, parsley and pomegranate seeds. 



Whether it's wagyu beef, caviar, or heavy cream, I know I can always lean on CW.  One of our most popular specials is the Scallops Casino. We source bay scallops on the half shell from the Chef’s Warehouse along with their finest European butter and pancetta from Italy to make a comforting yet upscale take on the classic baked clams. 

Looking for National Shipping for an area not listed above? Allen Brothers and Michael's Finer Meats will ship to you.


A Tasty History 

Who We Are



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.









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