The name that speaks for itself; a place for chefs created by a chef-like mentality. I have been a loyal customer for 18 years back when it was only mousse and cookies. Now I purchase appetizers, tart shells, desserts, fruit purees, pomodorino tomatoes, olives, truffles, cake mixes, etc. I get excited every time I go to their office, wondering what they are going to show me today or even better when they come to my place and show new items designated for my business. I will sometimes go to pick up one or two items and leave with samples for future menus. I’m like a kid in a candy store, amazed at the variety; new spice blends, vegan muffins, new bon-bons from a local vendor, tasting new chocolates, new gelatos, or even having a cup of coffee. It’s quite refreshing to see the owner just as excited as I am and seeing his team just as excited to sell the latest and greatest ingredients that no one else has.
Amongst the new and cool items, it is great that they support local independents and are ALL active in the local Chefs’ organization. What better way to build a brand than to get the needs and concerns directly from your local Chefs.
I am a firm believer in “it’s ok to be good at a lot of things, but it’s even better to be GREAT at one; CHEF SOURCE name speaks for itself.” Chef Source has cornered the market on stocking all those hard to get – no one stocks – I wish they made – 2 week lead time-limited supply – fun chef items.
The customer service is second to none. I am able to get deliveries that work for my business or even stop by the warehouse for a convenient will call. The icing on the cake is when the owner knows your name and knows what your business model is. The sales team is very knowledgeable and knows my business, even the delivery guys… where would you like this chef? Sometimes it’s the little things… but a wise chef once said “success is a lot of small things done well.”
Great family-owned local business and proud to support!
Executive Chef | The Inn at St. John’s