One week to Cinco de Mayo!

By | Holiday

Cinco de Mayo is next Thursday. Prepare to add Latin flare to your specials with these great ingredients.

Tomatillo Husk On

Item 50903 – Bushel

Beef – Ground 80/20 House Brand

Item 00300 – 2/5 lb. case – Fresh

Chicken – Breast Random Bnl/Sk

Item 00911 – 40 lb. case – Fresh

Chicken – Fajita Cooked Breast Strips

Item 00906 – 10 lb. case – Frozen

Mahi Mahi – 1-3 oz. Taco Cut

Item 48364 – 10 lb. case – Frozen

Shrimp – 41/50 P&D T/off

Perfect for tacos!

Item 48763 – 5/2 lb. case – Frozen

Cheese – Queso Cotija

Item 15482 – 6/2.2 lb. case

Bean – Black Dry

Item 90309 – 25 lb. case

Bean – Pinto Dry

Item 90339 – 25 lb. case

Juice – Fresh Lime Natalie’s

Perfect for margaritas!

Item 99203 – 6/32 oz. case

Water – Topo Chico Mineral

Item 02580 – 24/11.5 oz.

Tortilla – White Corn 6″

Item 90481 – 600 ct. case

Tortilla – Flour Mija 8″

Item 06127 – 12/12 ct. case

Dried Chili – Chipotle

Item 92003 – .5 lb. bag

Spice – Chili Powder Ancho

Item 92009 – 20 oz. jar

Mother’s Day is May 8

By | Holiday

Mother’s Day is early this year. Be prepared for your guests celebrating Moms and be sure to order early! If you live in Kentucky remember that Derby Day and Mother’s Day are in the same weekend. Here’s just a few products that can help you craft your Mother’s Day menus.

Beef Tenderloin Choice 5 & up

Item 00089 – 65 lb case

Salmon – Verlasso Fillet

Item 20189 – 3-4 lb. fillet

Flowers – Orchid Purple Edible

Item 40404 – 50 ct. box

Lobster – Tails 8/10 oz.

Item 48424 – 10 lb. case

Ham – River Bear City Ham

Item 23053 – 10 lb. case

Cheese – Capriole Tea Rose

Item 91921 – 6 oz. wheel

Cheese – Kenny’s KY Rose

Item 91926 – 8 lb. wheel

Croissant – Large Baked Ghyslain

Item 90468 – 12/3 oz. case

Roll – Banquet Roll Mini

Item 90430 – 195/1 oz.

Tart Shell – 1.9″ Sweet Straight

Item 90291 – 144 ct. case

Mousse – Dark Chocolate Mousse Mix

Item 92182 – 800 Gram Bag

Cake – Turtle Cheesecake

Item 16674 – 2/16 slice case

Ready for St. Patrick’s Day?

By | Holiday

St. Patrick’s Day is a little over a week away. Are you ready for the party? Here’s a few must-have items for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations (minus the green beer).

Bea’s Raw Corned Beef Brisket

Item 00592 – 3/10-14 lb.

With a fantastic, distinctive, and delicious flavor, Bea’s Corned Beef Brisket has lower sodium than other product with cook-in-bag convenience, no MSG, and is soy and gluten free.

Lamb Stew Meat

Item 62625 – 10 lb. case – Frozen

Lamb chuck boned and hand cut into 1″ to 1.5″ average cubes. May include shank meat. Vacuum sealed in a 5 lb. pack. 2 packs per case.

Cod Fillet Icelandic Long Line

Item 48027 – by the lb. – Fresh

These lean and juicy cuts are boneless, skinless and easy to prepare. Great grilled, broiled, baked, or fried. Line caught in chilly Icelandic waters.

Weisenberger Mill Fish Batter Mix

Item 96662 – 5 lb. bag

Item 96661 – 6/5 lb. case

Product of Kentucky, this Weisenberger Mill is located in Scott County, KY. This fish batter mix can be used wet or dry and can be used in the oven or the deep fryer.

Haddock Fillets – 6-8 oz. Wild

Item 48383 – 10 lb. case – Frozen

This North Atlantic haddock is wild caught and is often smoked, but is great fried as well.

Monin Irish Cream Syrup

Item 99408 – 750 ml

Monin Irish Cream syrup is perfect for delicious Irish-inspired beverages without the alcohol. Made with select ingredients and pure cane sugar, Monin Irish Cream Flavored syrup is a highly concentrated, authentic flavoring offering exceptional versatility for creating specialty beverages.

Green Cabbage

Item 20296 – 50 lb.

Item 20201 – by the lb.

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Item 60207 – A size – 50 lb.

Item 60202 – B size – 50 lb.

Item 60200 – Bakers – 50 lb.


Item 20450 – Large – 50 lb.

Item 20451 – 5 lb.

Mardi Gras is one week away!

By | Chef's Feed, Holiday, What Chefs Want

Are you ready for Mardi Gras? We have some great, products that are perfect for your specials.

*Not all products available in all regions. Check our website and app for full availability.

Crawfish – Meat Farmed Frozen

Farmed cooked crawfish tail meat ready for your recipes.

Item 48561 – 1 lb each

Item 48345 – 24/ 1 lb case

Crawfish – Whole Cooked Frozen

Farmed cooked whole crawfish. Wild-caught in freshwater.

Item 48344 – 10 lb case

Sausage – Andouille Smoked Pork Frozen

Comeaux’s Cajun Pork Andouille is USDA pork, coarsely ground, seasoned, marinated, and stuffed in a large sausage casing and hickory smoked to perfection.

Item 95163 – 1 lb

Ham – Cajun Tasso Comeaux

Comeaux’s Tasso is sliced pork, specially seasoned, marinated, cured, and hickory smoked. Use to transfer seasoning and smoke flavor to many dishes.

Item 96572 – 1 lb

Bun – French Pistolet

Leidenheimer’s French Pistolet is the perfect bread for Po Boys. Pick up a case and let your creativity shine.

Item 14785 – 60 ct case

Rice – Popcorn

Cajun Country Popcorn Rice highlights the rice varieties grown in Louisiana that have fragrant qualities. It’s unique taste and aroma add a warm essence and lively character to any dish.

Item 98338 – 20 lb bag

Hot Sauce – Crystal

Made from freshly ground cayenne peppers, Louisiana’s Pure Crystal Hot Sauce adds a not-too-hot, not-too-cool kick of tangy flavor to anything from gumbo and crawfish, to tacos and burgers.

Item 96147 – 1 gallon each

Holiday Delivery Schedule

By | Holiday

Here’s this year’s holiday delivery schedule

Friday, December 24th – Open. Offices and Will Call closes at noon. Please place all Will Call orders by 11am. Meat and Seafood processing will be closed.

Saturday, December 25th – CLOSED

Sunday, December 26th – CLOSED – Chattanooga and Knoxville delivering produce only

Friday, December 31st – Normal Delivery Schedule. Fresh cut Meat and Seafood cut off – 10:00 AM EST. Will call closes at noon. Please place all Will Call orders by 11am.

Saturday, January 1st – CLOSED

Please place your orders as you normally do. Our WOW Center will have limited staff entering orders on the days we are closed.

What Chefs Want sincerely wishes all of you a Happy Holiday season.

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.

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.

Get ready for Thanksgiving!

By | Holiday

We stock thousands of items that you can access daily for your Thanksgiving parties. Here are a few suggestions.


Item 10981 – 36 ct case

Fresh Cranberries

Item 10414 – 18 lb case

Item 10415 – 12 oz bag

Brussels Sprouts

Whole or halved

Whole Beef Ribeye

Exports and Lipons available in multiple grades

Whole Beef Tenderloin

Available by the each or case. Multiple grades available

Shucked Oysters

Oyster Dressing!

Item 48221 – Extra Select Gallon

Item 48218 – Select Gallon

Lobster Tails

Multiple sizes available

Tart Shells

Multiple sizes available

Foil Pans

Full size, Half size, and Lids

Catering Trays

Multiple sizes available

Click on Restaurantware on the web or app to see hundreds more catering and to-go items that will help with your holiday planning. Click here for an online lookbook for ideas!

Item of the Day: Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough from Christie’s Cookies

By | Chef's Feed, Holiday, Hors d'oeuvre, Item of the Day, Local and Specialty, Products, Retail Ready, Snack Foods, Southern Foods, What Chefs Want

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough from Christie’s Cookies

For 30 years, Christie’s Cookies has been crafting cookies using only real butter and gourmet ingredients. No artificial substitutes, zero preservatives, all goodness.
All the gourmet semi-sweet chocolate chunks we could fit in a cookie, made perfect with a hint of brown sugar and pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla. 

Serve freshly baked gourmet cookies without the hassle of making them from scratch. 100% real butter provides a rich, moist taste that has 3-5 day bake life when baked properly. Already pre-portioned – just take out the freezer, place on the sheet pan, and bake.        

Learn more here

Item 02691 – 162/1.45 oz. case