Restaurant food supply, cash and carry, whole sale distributors – whatever you call it – your restaurant relies on bulk supply of core ingredients. After all, you really don’t have the time or sanity to be fighting amongst the Costco aisles with everyone else. Right?
The following companies all operate in the state of Utah. Each of the businesses will help take the fuss, effort and time out of stocking your restaurant pantry – and delivery right to your restaurant. Some of the following businesses will help you with scheduled food deliveries, some work as on demand suppliers – when you need an ingredient in a pinch. Speaking of which…
Unless otherwise stated we have no relationship with the businesses listed in this section . The information is presented as reference only. The businesses are not endorsed or specifically recommended by Gastronomic SLC unless stated.
Chef Market is an on-demand wholesale delivery service for restaurants, bars, caterers, cafeterias, golf courses and other food businesses in Salt Lake County. Restaurants can sign-up in minutes, order the products they need, and in just a few hours Chef Market will deliver them right to their kitchen.
As a former partner at the Pago Restaurant Group, Wendy Evans, founder of Chef Market, saw first-hand how challenging it was for chefs to fill last-minute needs and how much time owners and restaurant staff were spending driving around and shopping for those extra items to get through service. That challenge is even greater now with staffing shortages across the foodservice industry and Chef Market hopes to be an extra resource for restaurants when they need it.
Restaurants are stretched thin, and Chef Market wants to make it easy for chefs to fill last minute needs. Chef Market is built exclusively for foodservice, including favorites lists for easy repeat purchases, low minimum orders, tax-exempt options, multiple wholesale stores and suppliers in one place, credit card payments, no contracts or commitments, and flat delivery fee of $3.99.
Chef Market delivers across the Salt Lake Valley, from downtown SLC to Draper/Herriman. Restaurants can visit www.thechefmarket.com and start ordering in minutes.
D&M Distributing delivers the highest quality proteins, frozen foods, canned & dry foods, paper products, and cleaning products to over 500 retail and food service customers along the Wasatch Front. We pride ourselves on providing same day service throughout most of Northern Utah. We’ve built our reputation on going the extra mile for our customers – providing the best service in the industry.
Since 1939, our family has delivered quality and integrity—in our business, our products, and our relationships. Founded by Nicholas Mouskondis 80 years ago, Nicholas and Company is third-generation family owned and operated. With both our family and our business rooted in the community, we’re the local choice for foodservice. (info via website)
Shamrock’s founding family, the McClellands, have owned the company since 1922. And even though we’re a nationally ranked foodservice distributor, we still believe in treating our associates as family, and customers and suppliers as friends. We’ve spent the last 90+ years mastering consistent processes and quality products. And if they’re not right, we’re committed to fixing issues fast.
Sysco Intermountain has deep roots in the intermountain area. Our history here goes back more than 40 years, making us uniquely qualified to meet and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. Sterling-Keeley’s, located in Pocatello, Idaho, services Southeastern and Western Idaho and parts of Montana. Purchased by Sysco Foods in 1973, the company and its employees relocated to Salt Lake City. In 1981, the name was changed to Sysco Intermountain moving into our current location in 2000. We are proud to be a longtime member of our community servicing Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Nevada. (info via website)
As a restaurant supplier for Ogden and over 300,000 operations across the country, US Foods® helps chefs and operators make it with innovative food, Exclusive Brands and game-changing ideas. We proudly provide the business tools, services and industry expertise that makes us one of the most trusted food distributors in Ogden, UT. (info via website)
In March 2017, Harvest Food Distributors merged with Sherwood Food Distributors, a family-run business based in Detroit, to form an unprecedented national partnership. With coverage from coast-to-coast, Harvest-Sherwood can now better serve protein and perishable food producers, and independent retail and foodservice customers. (info via website)
Factors to consider when choosing a new wholesale supplier
There are several factors you should consider when evaluating potential wholesale distributors and suppliers for your restaurant:
It’s important to choose suppliers that offer high-quality products that meet your standards and the expectations of your customers. You’ll want to carefully review the products and ingredients used by the supplier to ensure they meet your requirements.
You’ll want to find a supplier that offers competitive pricing, but also be aware that the lowest price may not always be the best value. Consider the overall cost of the product, including shipping and handling fees, as well as the long-term value of a reliable supplier.
Delivery and logistics
You’ll need to consider how the supplier will get the products to your restaurant, and whether their delivery schedule will meet your needs. You may also want to consider the supplier’s return policy and procedures for handling damaged or defective products.
Good customer service is essential for a smooth, successful business relationship. Look for suppliers that are responsive and willing to help with any questions or issues that may arise.
Research the supplier’s reputation in the industry and among their customers. Ask for references or speak to other restaurant owners who have worked with the supplier to get a sense of their reliability and the quality of their products and services.
Consider whether the supplier is able to accommodate any special requests or needs you may have, such as custom orders or bulk discounts. A supplier that is able to be flexible and meet your unique needs can be a valuable partner for your business.
Utah restaurant Industry resources
Looking for a specific Utah restaurant services or product? From fridges and freezers to payroll and POS – this short curated list is here to help. Go back to our restaurant resources homepage.
Utah restaurant suppliers by product type
- Specialty – fish suppliers
- Specialty – meat suppliers
- Specialty – produce suppliers
- Specialty – alcohol delivery and supplies
- Specialty – wine brokers
- Specialty – Utah farms and producers for restaurants
- Specialty – Utah ranchers and meat for restaurants
Add your business to this list?
Simply drop us an email with your information to email@example.com and we can add you to the list. Free listings should be no longer than 100 words long.
Our sponsors and this page
This page may contain information about one of our sponsors. We only work with the very best businesses in the state, and routinely turn down offers to work with businesses we don't enjoy. If we can't hand on heart recommend them - they can't be a sponsor.
At this time we have the following sponosrs: Avenues Proper, BGR Sugar House, BTG, Caffe Molise, Craft by Proper, The Dough Miner, Downtown Alliance, Feldman’s Deli, Flanker, Garage On Beck, Hearth And Hill, Hill’s Kitchen, Kao Thai, Kin Sen Asian Noodle Bar, Kyoto, Laziz Kitchen, Log Haven, Oasis Cafe, Pirate O's Gourmet Market, Proper Brewing, Proper Burger, Scion Cider Bar, SLC Eatery, Squatter’s Downtown Salt Lake City, Stoneground Italian Kitchen, Urban Hill, Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House, Whiskey Street, White Horse.
I encourage you to Google any of our sponsors and see the stellar reviews on multiple sites that they enjoy. For a list of all our current and past relationships see our partnership history page.