Our Latest Produce Market Report: December 3, 2021

By | Chef's Feed, Produce, Produce Market Report, Products, What Chefs Want

Produce Market Report for December 3, 2021

Mushrooms: Extreme market for all mushrooms, esp. cremini and oyster. Expect shortages through the end of the year.

  • Apples: Up $2
  • Asparagus: Steady
  • Avocados: Steady
  • Bananas: Up $3
  • Broccoli: Up $8
  • Cauliflower: Steady
  • Celery: Steady
  • Corn: Remains tight and higher price
  • Cucumbers: Steady
  • Grapes: Up $5
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: Coming down significantly
  • Limes: Up $1
  • Melons: Coming down some
  • Onions: Steady
  • Peppers: Red peppers remain stronger
  • Potatoes: Larger sizes up $2
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Remain active. Short supplies, marginal quality
  • Tomatoes: Stabilizing

Holiday desserts

By | Desserts, Holiday

Take the worry out of holiday desserts by stocking up on these delicious, premium desserts. From cakes and cheesecakes, to cookies and macarons, there’s sure to be a dessert to fit your menu.

Triple Mousse Cake

Three kinds of chocolate mousse are layered together for a sinfully rich and one of a kind treat. Moist chocolate cake base topped with dark chocolate, white chocolate, and milk chocolate mousse.

Item 16666 – 2/16 slice case

Turtle Cheesecake

Luscious chocolate marble cheesecake topped with caramel, pecans, and semi-sweet chocolate sitting on a cookie crust.

Item 16674 – 2/16 slice case

Mini Peanut Butter Mousse Dessert

Two great tastes that taste even better in a mousse. Graham is the foundation for the tiny tour of rich chocolate and peanut butter mousse layers, decorated with a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Item 34735 – 15 ct. per case

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Smooth, textured cheesecake enhanced with real pumpkin and delicately spiced. Each slice is dolloped with cinnamon buttercream icing. Get this limited, seasonal treat while supplies last.

Item 16695 – 2/16 slice case

Chocolate Mini Cheesecake Assortment

A rich, decadent assortment of smooth, bite-size cheesecakes with mild buttery graham cracker crust. Dulce de Leche, Mocha Cappuccino, and Decadent Turtle.

Item 90603 – 177 ct. case

Citrus Mini Cheesecake Assortment

A cool tropical assortment of bite-size delectable cheesecakes with sweet graham cracker crust and colorful fruit puree swirl. Lemon Blueberry, Key Lime, and Strawberry Margarita.

Item 90604 – 177 ct. case

Bourbon Butter Cake

Three layers of buttery cake layered with bourbon ganache, studded with chocolate and pecans and frosted with a bourbon icing.

Item 16661 – 2/16 slice case

Ghyslain Flourless Chocolate Cake

A decadent chocolate flourless cake. Roughly 3″ in diameter and 1 1/2″ tall. Gluten-free. Plate as is or add your own sauce, fresh fruit, a dusting of confectioner’s sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

Item 95779 – 24 ct. case

Ghyslain Mini Flourless Chocolate Cake

The bite size version of Ghyslain’s Flourless Chocolate Cake. Plate as is or add your own sauce, fresh fruit, a dusting of confectioner’s sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

Item 95778 – 24 ct. case

Ghyslain Vanilla Cheesecake

Undecorated vanilla cheesecake by Ghyslain. Make it your own with fruit, chocolate shavings, or whatever suits you. 3″ in diameter.

Item 95777 – 24 ct. case

Ghyslain French Macarons

Carefully hand-crafted macarons provide a welcome splash of color before they melt in your mouth. Each flavored macaron is filled with a delectable ganache. Flavors include chocolate coffee, fleur de sel bourbon, orange praline, passionfruit coconut, pistachio strawberry, and raspberry chocolate. Gluten-free.

Item 95796 – 150 ct.

Ghyslain Macaron Vive Color

Carefully hand-crafted macarons provide a welcome splash of color before they melt in your mouth. Each flavored macaron is filled with a delectable ganache. Flavors include black currant, blueberry lemon, cherry chocolate, lemon poppy seed, strawberry banana, and yuzu.

Item 95776 – 150 ct.

Kern’s Kitchen Derby Pie

My Old Kentucky Homemade. Handcrafted for over 60 years, Kern’s Derby-Pie chocolate nut pie is a true taste of Kentucky. Leaudra and Walter Kern along with their son George created the first Derby-Pie dessert in 1954 at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky, and to this day they make each pie, one at time, according to that legendary secret
recipe. Premium chocolate and choice walnuts are folded into a
decadent filling, then baked in Grandma Leaudra’s delicate crust.

Item 16632 – 6/9″ pies

Kern’s Kitchen Derby Pie Sheets

Kern’s Derby-Pie chocolate nut pie in an 8″ x 12″ sheet perfect for banquets. Cut into 1″x1″ squares for bite size or any larger size as a dessert.

Item 02921 – 4/3# case

Christie Cookies – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Made in Nashville, TN, Christie’s Cookies has been crafting cookies using only real butter and gourmet ingredients for over 30 years. These chocolate chip cookies are portioned and ready to bake. 100% real butter provides a rich, moist taste that has a 3-5 day bake life when baked properly.

Item 02690 – 150 – 2.5 oz.

Christie Cookies – Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough

All the gourmet semi-sweet chocolate chunks Christie’s Cookies could fit in a cookie made perfect with a hint of brown sugar and pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla. A staff favorite!

Item 02691 – 252 – 1.45 oz.

Christie Cookies – Sugar/Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

Classic, sweet and chewy butter cookie that comes with the cinnamon on the side. You can bake these off as sugar cookies or as snickerdoodles. Have fun with it! It’s the little black dress of the bakery, perfect for every occasion.

Item 02855 – 162 – 1.45 oz.

Great apps for holiday caterings!

By | Holiday, Hors d'oeuvre

Short on staff for your holiday parties? Let our selection of Kabobs premium appetizers help!

Located in South Atlanta, Georgia, Kabobs is revered as the industry leader in hand-crafted gourmet hor d’oeurves. Using only the freshest premium ingredients available, Kabobs team of culinary professionals have created an expansive menu offering.

Kabob – Mini Quiche

Four delicious varieties – Three cheese, Florentine, Classic French, and Mushroom. Item 90609 – 200 ct.

Kabob – Bacon Wrapped Scallop

A mouth-watering combination of plump white sea scallops (30-40ct), wrapped in a strip of lean bacon. Served on a toothpick skewer. Item 90611 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

A large (31/35ct) tail-off shrimp wrapped in lean bacon held together with a toothpick skewer. Item 90610 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Beef Empanada

A mouth-watering mixture of shredded beef, cheddar chees, jalapenos, and exotic spices wrapped in corn masa pastry. Item 90613 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Beef Satay

A succulent strip of beef on a 6″ skewer. Perfect plain or served with your favorite sauce. Item 90637 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Chicken Potsticker

A blend of ground chicken, fresh scallions, and roasted garlic, accented with the citrusy-sweet exotic flavors of lemongrass, wrapped in a wonton wrapper. Perfect for frying or steaming. Item 90665 – 150 ct.

Kabob – Chicken Satay

Chicken tenderloin meat on a 6″ skewer. Delicious plain or with your favorite sauce. Item 90607 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Coconut Chicken

A 3/4 oz. strip of chicken breast dipped in a coconut batter and rolled in a mixture of shredded coconut and bread crumbs. Item 90621 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Coconut Shrimp

A large butterflied shrimp dipped in a mild coconut batter and rolled in a mixture of coconut and bread crumbs. Item 90619 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Corn & Jalapeno Jack Cakes

Hand formed corn cakes, capturing generations of artisan mastery; mixed with jalapenos, Monterey Jack cheese, and fresh green onions. Excellent plain or as a stepping block to a personal culinary masterpiece. Item 90639 – 128 ct

Kabob – Crab Cakes

A blend of crabmeat, risotto, peppers, and spices hand formed and lightly breaded. Item 90620 – 200 ct.

Kabob – Franks in Blanket

Miniature beef frankfurters wrapped in a blanket of puff pastry. Item 90662 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Pimento Mac & Cheese Bites

A blend of sharp and white cheddar cheese, accented with pimentos, garlic, and a hint of hot sauce, dusted in panko bread crumbs. Requires deep frying. Item 90638 – 200 ct.

Kabob – Pork Potstickers

A blend of pork, scallion, napa cabbage, and roasted garlic wrapped in a wonton wrapper. Item 90608 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Spanakopita

A flaky triangle of phyllo pastry filled with spinach, zesty feta cheese, and tantalizing spices. Item 90616 – 200 ct.

Kabob – Thai Chicken Satay

Chicken tenderloin marinated in a delicious blend of fresh peanut and Thai spices on a 6″ skewer. Item 90628 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Vegetable Empanada

Onion, eggplant, peppers, sundried tomatoes, black beans, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese in a jalapeno and cheddar cheese flavored dough. Item 90614 – 100 ct.

Kabob – Vegetable Spring Roll

A colorful mixture of Chinese Vegetables tossed with soy sauce, sesame oil, and a touch of fresh ginger wrapped in a spring wrapper. Item 90625 – 200 ct.

The Butchery and Bluefin Seafoods features for the week of 11/29.

By | Beef, Berkshire Pork, Chef's Feed, Meats, Oysters, Pork, Poultry, Products, Seafood, The Butchery, What Chefs Want

Featured Items of the week:

Redfish Fillet

Skin-on / Frozen

Item 24658 25 lb. frozen case

Item 26662 – 2 lb. frozen fillet


Choice Angus

Tenderloins

Item 24844 – 11/6 lb. case

$16.95 per lb.


Mushroom Market Information

By | Produce Market Report

All mushroom vendors for What Chefs Want have experienced severe cuts in supply. We will see increased short orders and unpredictability in this commodity.


For domestic mushrooms:

Expect that supply will be available some days but not others. We will be subbing different sizes and different sized slices. Even with subs, there are times when mushrooms still will be short.

For exotic mushrooms: 

These may appear as out of stock more often than before.  Supply is affected because of shortages of necessary materials coming in from Asia.

If you buy crimini mushrooms and are willing to take white mushrooms as a substitute, please let us know.
These shorts and allocations come from lack of labor and lack of critical supply for Pennsylvania mushroom growers.

This situation may become worse and is not expected to subside until January or February 2022.

Thanksgiving Hours

By | Holiday

What Chefs Want will be closed Thanksgiving Day. No deliveries or will calls. Our offices will be closed.

We will resume deliveries on Friday, November 26. If your restaurant is restricted for deliveries on Fridays, please order ahead to get you through until your next delivery day.

Will calls on Wednesday, November 25 will need to be placed by 11:00 AM local time and picked up by noon local time. All will call offices will close at noon local time on Wednesday, November 25.

Our Butchery, Seafood Processing, and Prep Kitchen will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will resume Friday, November 26.

Please order what you need ahead of time to get you through Friday lunch service as we cannot guarantee early deliveries on Friday, November 26.

For Colorado customers, orders placed for Friday delivery will need to be placed by Wednesday at 5:00 PM MST. All orders placed between 5:00 PM MST Wednesday and 5:00 PM MST Friday will be delivered on Saturday or your next available delivery day.

Our WOW Center will close at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 24. All voicemails, texts, and emails will be monitored over the holiday and orders will be entered for Friday delivery.

What Chefs Want would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you be able to spend time with your friends and family on this holiday.

Our Latest Produce Market Report: November 19, 2021

By | Chef's Feed, Produce, Produce Market Report, Products, What Chefs Want

Produce Market Report for November 19, 2021

Mushrooms: Extreme market for all mushrooms, esp. cremini and oyster. Expect shortages through the end of the year.

  • Apples: Steady
  • Asparagus: Steady
  • Avocados: Steady
  • Bananas: Up $3
  • Broccoli: Up $8
  • Cauliflower: Steady
  • Celery: Up $10
  • Corn: Remains tight and higher price
  • Cucumbers: Steady
  • Grapes: Steady
  • Lemons: Steady
  • Lettuce: All lettuce products are way up in price!
  • Limes: Up $3
  • Melons: Cantaloupes up $4, honeydews steady
  • Onions: Steady
  • Peppers: Red peppers remain stronger
  • Potatoes: Stabilizing
  • Shallots: Very high
  • Squash: Steady
  • Strawberries: Remain active. Short supplies, marginal quality
  • Tomatoes: Remain higher

Butchery Special of the Week

By | Beef

House Ground 80/20 Ground Beef

Fresh ground beef, ground in house in our USDA inspected butchery.

6/5 lb case

Item 00299

Special price this week – $3.50/lb