Profile: Chefs' Warehouse Inc (CHEF.O)
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc., incorporated on June 17, 2005, is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through food product distribution segment, which is concentrated on the East and West Coasts of the United States. The Company is focused on serving the specific needs of chefs owning and/or operating some of the menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada.
As of December 30, 2016, the Company's product portfolio included over 43,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) from over 1,800 different suppliers. Its product portfolio consists of imported and domestic specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate and pastry products. The Company also offers a line of center-of-the-plate products, including custom cut beef, seafood and hormone-free poultry, as well as food products, such as cooking oils, butter, eggs, milk and flour. As of December 30, 2016, the Company served approximately 28,000 customer locations in its 15 primary geographic markets across the United States and Canada, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Portland, Seattle, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, Sacramento, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. As of December 30, 2016, the Company operated 24 distribution centers.
The Company offers a range of specialty food products, ranging from basic ingredients and staples, such as milk and flour, to custom cut steaks and seafood and pastries, as well as delicacies and specialty ingredients sourced from North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Through its importing division, the Company provides its customers with access to a portfolio of items, including regional olive oils, truffles and charcuterie from Italy, Spain, France and other Mediterranean countries.
Chefs' Warehouse Inc
100 E Ridge Rd
RIDGEFIELD CT 06877-4623