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Everything But the Booze: Elevate Your Restaurant’s Beverage Service with What Chefs Want

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Paper / To-Go, Purees, What Chefs Want

Get ready to shake things up and raise a glass! At What Chefs Want, we know that the devil is in the details when it comes to running a restaurant. From the perfect lighting to the mouthwatering menu, every element contributes to creating magic for your customers. But hey, let’s not forget about the bar service! We’re here to make sure your drinks are as extraordinary as your cuisine. That’s why we take pride in providing a comprehensive range of products that can transform your bar into a destination for exceptional libations. From paper products to skewers, mixers to garnishes, we offer everything you need to elevate your beverage service to new heights. Let’s dive into the categories we provide and explore how What Chefs Want can be your go-to partner for all your bar service needs.

Mixers

Creating delicious and refreshing beverages requires a wide range of mixers, and we have you covered. Our inventory includes Island Oasis drink mixes in a variety of flavors, ginger beer for those spicy favorites, and a selection of bloody mary mixes to appease even the most discerning taste buds. Additionally, we offer an assortment of juices, kombucha, many different flavors of syrups, and purees to unleash your creativity and craft unique and irresistible concoctions.

Speaking of purees, we currently stock Perfect Purees in meyer lemon, pineapple, pomegranate, prickly pear and strawberry and if you are looking for some summer cocktail inspiration, you can check out some of their recipes here.

Garnishes

Don’t underestimate the power of the perfect garnish to enhance the flavors and presentation of your drinks. At What Chefs Want, we understand the importance of fresh and high-quality garnishes. That’s why we offer an array of options, including olives, cherries, and a selection of fresh produce. Edible flowers also add a delightful touch of beauty and elegance to cocktails, turning them into visually stunning and Instagram-worthy creations.

Skewers for Garnishes

Garnishes are the finishing touch that transforms a regular drink into a work of art. Our collection of skewers, made from bamboo and sugar cane, provides an elegant and eco-friendly way to present garnishes like fruits, olives, and more. Elevate your cocktails’ visual appeal and impress your patrons with these stylish and sustainable skewers.

Paper Products

While they aren’t as exciting as garnishes and mixers, no bar is complete without the essential paper products that keep things running smoothly. From high-quality napkins to sturdy straws, we offer a wide selection of paper goods that strike the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics. With different sizes, colors, and materials available, you can find the perfect match for your establishment’s style and branding.

Summer Cocktail Inspiration

Ready to make one of the trendiest drinks of the Summer? This refreshing drink is built around St. Germain, giving it a light and invigorating flavor with hints of elderflower. Perfect for those who want a lighter and slightly sweeter alternative to Aperol, it’s no wonder TikTok creators are calling it the drink of Summer 23’.  

The Hugo Spritz

  • 5-6 mint leaves (item #40052)
  • .5 oz lemon juice  (item #99202)
  • .75 oz St. Germain or elderflower liqueur of choice
  • 3-4 oz prosecco
  • Ice
  • lemon wheel for garnish (item #10505)

Here’s how to make the light and refreshing Hugo Spritz:

  1. Muddle lemon juice and mint leaves in your glass
  2. Add desired amount of ice
  3. Add in St. Germain
  4. Fill up the rest of your glass with prosecco
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and/or mint leaves

Learn More

At What Chefs Want, we believe that a remarkable dining experience encompasses more than just exceptional cuisine. Elevating your bar service is crucial to leaving a lasting impression on your guests. With our wide range of paper products, skewers, mixers, and garnishes, we can be your one-stop-shop for all your bar service needs. From providing functional and stylish paper goods to offering a plethora of mixers and fresh garnishes, we are dedicated to helping you create a bar that stands out from the rest. Let What Chefs Want be your trusted partner in achieving excellence in every aspect of your restaurant, even beyond the kitchen.

To make it easy to shop our bar selections, we’ve created a feature list called Everything But the Booze. Click there to see a curated list of some of our best bar offerings!

Item of the Day:  Cafiza Espresso Cleaner

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Cleaning Supplies, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Item of the Day, What Chefs Want

Cafiza Espresso Cleaner

Concentrated formula eliminates residue in group heads, valves and lines.

Foam and solubility balanced for powerful cleaning and optimal rinsing.

Integral to the daily backflush regimen.

Recommended for use with a wide range of traditional espresso machines. 


Item 99319 – 12/20oz Case    

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Item of the Day:  4-Cup Carrier with Handle

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Item of the Day, Organic, Paper / To-Go, What Chefs Want

4-Cup Drink Carrier with Handle

It’s the season for sharing warm drinks with friends, family, and co-workers!

Convenient and sleek, this 4 cup carrier is perfect for all of your take out beverage needs. Its 4 compartments accommodate a wide range of cup sizes, from 12 to 20 oz. Made from a moisture-resistant paperboard in a kraft color, bad weather is not a problem when your customers take their drinks to go.

Easily customize by adding a sticker!


Item 99542 – 250 Ct Case    

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Item of the Day:  Minor Figures Organic Oat Milk

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Item of the Day, Organic, What Chefs Want

Minor Figures Organic Oat Milk

Fall is the perfect time of year to cozy up in a coffee shop – or deliver a warm drink to a friend. Now is the time to make sure coffee shops are stocked with all their needs – like milk alternatives.

Enjoy the natural sweetness of oats over cereal, in a glass, or baked into your favorite coffee cake. Good source of lactose and soy-free calcium and vitamin D.

Organic, vegan, and kosher. Dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free.


Item 03935 – 32oz Container  

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Item of the Day:  Monin Organic Caramel Syrup

By | Beverages, Chef's Feed, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Item of the Day, Organic, What Chefs Want

Monin Organic Caramel Syrup

The word “caramel” refers to caramelized sugar, traditionally obtained by melting sugar in a sauce pot of water. The rich flavor and color of caramel derives from the process of heating and melting the sugar. Caramel is appreciated as the main flavor in beverages and desserts such as the Creme Brulee, but it is also easily combined with other flavors. Third party certified organic by Quality Assurance International, Monin Organic Caramel Flavored Syrup is made with organically grown pure cane sugar and the finest natural/organic flavors with no additives or preservatives.

Using item 99437, 750 ml bottles of Monin syrups will yield approx.

132 pumps per bottle.


 Item 99465 – 750 ml Bottle   

*Not available in all regions – see website or app for more information.

Market Alert – Mexican Sprite & Topo Chico 

By | Beverages, What Chefs Want

 

Mexico’s industrial hub, Monterrey, is currently suffering from an intense drought. These conditions, and the water shortages, have lead to halt in production for several products. Topo Chico and Mexican Sprite are two products affected by this. The crisis is ongoing – at this time we do not know when we will be able to source more. 

Item of the Day: Espresso Syrup from Monin

By | Beverages, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Desserts, Gourmet, Item of the Day, Products, Tea, What Chefs Want

Monin Espresso Syrup

Featuring real espresso extract derived from 100% dark roasted Arabica coffee beans, our Espresso Syrup is perfect for bringing bold flavor to sumptuous shakes, lattes, and cappuccino-sodas.

Espresso Expressions

Monin Espresso Syrup brings real espresso flavor to cocktails, sodas, smoothies and iced beverages.

Item 97811 – 12/750 ml. case

Item 99440 – 750 ml. each

Item of the Day: Toasted Marshmallow Syrup from Monin

By | Beverages, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Desserts, Gourmet, Item of the Day, Products, Tea, What Chefs Want

Monin Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Bring the flavor of toasted campfire treats to tasty hot and iced drinks. Just add our Toasted Marshmallow Syrup for cocoas, lattes and shakes worth telling stories about.

S’more Flavor Please!

Monin Toasted Marshmallow Syrup is a decadent addition to mochas, shakes, cocoas and unique cocktails.

Item 97861 – 12 count case

Item 99424- 750 ml. each